Awards and Accomplishments

 
April 22, 2017  Color Your World in Pastel Workshop funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council at Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland MA
March 11, 2017 Color Your World in Pastel Funded in Part from a Grant by the Massachusetts Cultural Council at Holbrook Library, Holbrook Ma.
July 26th @ 10AM  Color Your World in Pastels!  Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, MA  Contact the Childrens Room at 978-686-4080 x26 to register or for more information.
 
June 9, 2016 @ 4PM - Teen/Adult Color Your World in Pastels! Workshop at Saugus Library- Sponsored by the Saugus Cultural Counsel who is partially funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
 
October, 2015  Alabama Pastel Society National Show-2 paintings, Winter in the White Mountains and Jamie Wyeth House, Monhegan, ME were juried into this National Show "You've Got That Magic Dust"

December 12, 2015   Instructor Massachusetts Cultural Council/Lawrence Cultural Council  Grant Recipient  Color Your World in Pastels!  Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence, MA

December 2, 2015  Instructor Massachusetts Cultural Council/Billerica Cultural Council  Grant Recipient  Color Your World in Pastels!  Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

November 7th, 2015  Instructor at Essex Art Center Color Your World With Oils!  Intensive Workshop

October 17, 2015  Instructor Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA  Pastel Painting Intensive workshop

July 21, 2015 Instructor- Pastel Workshop at Nevins Library, Methuen, MA

June 23, 2015 Instructor - Unleash Your Creativity!  Finding Your Passion and following Your Dreams

 

June 16th-Guest Art Instructor at North Reading High School, North reading, MA.  Senior Project Critiques

April 18, 2015  11am - 1 pm- Hanover Public Library -Instructor- Color Your World with Pastel!  Contact the Hanover Library to sign up.  Massachusetts Cultural Council in conjunction wiht the Hanover Public Library.  Teens and adults Limit 20

April 14-Workshop Instructor from 10am -12pm  Color Your World, Pastel!  Methuen Senior Activity Center, Methuen, MA  Free admission, Public Invited.  Funded by the Massacusetts Cultural Council in conjunction with the Methuen Cultural Council.

March 21, 2015 Workshop instructor:  Color Your World with Oils!  Essex Art Center, Lawrence MA

February 7, 2015 Workshop Instructor: Color Your World with Pastels!  Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

November, 2014 Mass Cultural Council Grant and Methuen Cultural Council for "Color Your World with Pastels" Workshop

November 2014- Methuen Life Magazine - Photo of my painting of Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM CAP
October 2014-1st Place Oils for "Vintage Base Ball"  Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Show, Methuen, MA
October 2014-1st Place Librarians Choice -"Vintage Base Ball" Arts Institute Group show,   Methuen, MA
October 2014-Honoroable Mention oil "Mayor Steve Zanni" Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley, Methuen MA

September-October 2014 -Alabama Pastel Society International Juried show accepted three of my paintings, Winter in the White Mountains, After the Storm, and Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska.

October 25, 2014 - Workshop Instructor: Color Your World with Oils!  Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

October 4, 2014 - Workshop instructor:  Color Your World with Pastels!  Essex Art Center, Lawrence MA

September-October - Part of the Andovers Artist Guild Show -Rolling Ridge Gallery, North Andover, MA

July 23, 2014-Pastel Workshop at Bigelow Free Library, Clinton, MA

June-September 2014- Merrimack Valley Credit Union Show with the Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley, Methuen, MA

March 2014 Workshop Instructor  - Workshop Instructor: Saugus Library Teen Pastel Workshop, Saugus, MA

March-April 2014  My students and I will be showing at the Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, NH

February 2014 Feature article Methuen Life Magazine

February 2014 Solo Show, City hall, Methuen, MA, Invited by Mayor Steve Zanni

September, 2012-was awarded signature status of the Alabama Pastel Society.

 
September 2012 Alabama Pastel Society National Juried show - "Opulence" and "High Tea" have been juried into the 2012 show "You Have the Magic Dust"

June 2012 Pastel Painters of Maine 13th International Juried Exhibition-Diane Townsend/Royal Langnickel Award of Merit for Apples and Sunflower.

 
May 2012 - I am pleased to announce that two of my paintings have been accepted into the Pastel Painters of Maine 13th International Juried Exhibition for "Pastels Only" to be held at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME
June 1 to June 23, 2012

 
August 2011-Canson & Ampersand Award of Merit for "Rose of Sharon"  as  "Autumn" & "Rose of Sharon" were accepted into the Alabama Pastel Society Juried show "You've got that Magic Dust".

May, 2011  "Summer Nights" was  accepted into the  Pastel Painters of Maine's 12th  International Juried Exhibition "Pastels Only"

April/May 2011 People's Choice Award for Lady in Red -Featured Artists Gala, Athens, Georgia

February, 2011- "Lady in Red" Oil on linen was juried into the Grandeur Juried International Exhibit 2011.

October 2010- APS is proud to announce the "President/Officers Choice Award for Outstanding Work of Art"  (for the paintings "Fruit and Flowers"  and "Sunflower & Apples").

September 2010-  2 paintings-"Sunflower & Apples" , and " Fruit and Flowers" are accepted into a National Pastel Society show in Birmingham, Alabama

February 2010-Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union commissions a painting for their "Kids at heart Program, Children's Hospital Boston.

December 2009-January 2010 "Get in Shape for Women" feature my artwork
October-December 2009 Essex Art Center Teacher's Art Show
June 2009 Corporate purchase:  St. Alfio Society New Paint painting purchased for the St. Alfio Society, Lawrence Ma. 
June 2009 all 5 TV shows are now available on DVD.
May 2009, New Glorious Color! DVD's are entered in to the MVLC Library Consortium for circulation
March 2009-We just finished taping episode 5 of Glorious Color! and 1-4 are being televised on MCTV channel 22.  If you cannot get this channel, they are also available on line at my website and soon to be available from madisonartshop.com in New Jersey.
January  2009-    My TV Series "Glorious Color" Episode one-  Paints, Palettes and Brushes"  is airing on MVTV and is out on DVD... 3 other episodes are done and waiting to be aired.
2009-2008 Received "Picturing America Grant"   from the National Endowment for the Humanities in conjunction with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Methuen Cultural Council.
 Nov. Dec. 2008- Merrimack Valley Magazine is featuring one of my paintings " Winter Fun at Winnekenni Castle" in the "Portrait of the Merrimack Valley" section of the Nov./Dec. issue page 104. 
November 2008 - 1st place Oils-Arts Institute Group Regional show for The Musician, The Story Teller, the Man...Guy Davis
November 2008 - The Walter E. (Red) Winn award for "Spiggott Falls in Winter"
November 2008 - The Mayors Award:  from Mayor William M. Manzi, III  for "Spiggot Falls in Winter"
November 2008 -Librarians Choice Award Honorable Mention for "Formal Portrait of Michael D. Morley"
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine April 2008-Who's Who in Oil Painters of America page 100 painting of "Lady in Red"
September 2008 - New TV Series "Glorious Color" on MCTV which should run through the spring.
August 2008-Solo show at Stella's of Middle Street, Newburyport, MA 
June 2008 Methuen Cablevision -DVD created of my 2nd annual students show.
 May 23-June 24 2008 Newburyport Art Association 11th Annual Regional Juried Show 65 Water St. Newburyport, MA Reception Saturday May 24th, 7-9
2008  Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. City of Lawrence
2008  Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. City of Methuen
2008  Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. Town of Billerica
2008 Winter Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association
November 2008 and 2007  Festival of Trees Judge, Methuen Historical Commission, Methuen, MA
October 2007-1st Place Oil-Greater Haverhill Art Association show

October/November 2007- JDCU (Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union) opens a branch office in Methuen and purchases 10 of my local landscapes both pastel and oil to decorate their lobby and offices.
October 2007- Commissioned to create the Methuen Historical Society Pen and Ink Holiday Cards of the Tenney Gates, The Tenney Gate House, The Methuen Memorial Music Hall and The Nevins Memorial Library.  They are available for sale through the Methuen Historical Society.
August 2007 Juried member: Oil Painters of America
September 2007- Television Interview to be aired through the month of September Filming of the paintings and the artist in her studio.
February   2007:    Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. Town of Merrimac
January   2007:    Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. Town of Wilmington
January   2007:    Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. City of Tyngsboro
January   2007:    Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. City of Lawrence
January   2007:    Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. Town of Billerica
December 2006:   Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Award:  COLOR YOUR WORLD! with PASTELS. City of Methuen
November 2006   Guy Davis, International Bluesman, features the oil portrait Sharon painted of him on his fan feedback page.  http://guydavis.com/guydavis/feedback.htm The Musician, the Storyteller, The Man-Guy Davis.
November 2006 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley-1st Place Pastel
November 2006 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley-1st Place Oil -Librarians Choice Award
October-2006 National Show -NH Health Care Exhibit – Colorado
September 2006- Cover of the Highlander Inn Welcome Brochure.  Highlander Inn at the Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH
June 2006 Newburyport Art Association Regional Juried Show
 
May-June 2006 Solo Show Boxford Library March 2006 Feature Artist East Colony Fine Art
December 2005 Greater Salem Art Association 1st Place Pastel Portrait
October 2005 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley 1st Place Pastel Portrait
October 2005 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Honorable Mention Oil Portrait
October 2005 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Librarians Choice Honorable Mention Pastel Landscape September 2005 Brookline 300 Regional Juried Show
August 2005 Solo Show at Newburyport Art Association
June 2005 Newburyport Art Association Juried Show
February 2005 Newburyport Art Association Juried Show
December 2004 Greater Salem Art Association 1st Place Pastel
December 2004Greater Salem Art Association 2nd Place Oil Portrait
November 2004-February 2005 Solo Show at Borders at the Loop 
November 2004 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Peoples Choice Award Oil
November 2004 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley 1st Place Landscape
November 2004 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Librarians Choice Pastel Portrait
November 2004 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Honorable Mention Landscape
October 2004 Newburyport Art Association Juried Show
September 2004 Newburyport Art Association Juried Show
May 2004 Newburyport Art Association Regional Juried Show
May 2004 Greater Haverhill Art Association 1st Place Pastel Portrait
February 2004 Greater Derry Art Association 2nd Place Oil Landscape
February 2004 Greater Derry Art Association 1st Place Pastel Portrait
January 2004 Greater Salem Art Association 2nd Place Oil Landscape
January 2004 Greater Salem Art Association Founders Award Oil Portrait
October 2003 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley 2nd Place Oil Landscape
October 2003 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Librarians First Choice Award Oil Landscape
September 2003 Newburyport Art Association Juried Show
August 2003 Crescent Dragon Gallery Show
August 2003 Newburyport Juried Photography Show
July 2003 Newburyport Regional Juried Show
February 2003 Haverhill Art Association 2nd Place Oil Landscape
September 2002 Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Juried Show
September 2001-Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley Juried show Award from Sponsor
June 2001-Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley at the Massachusetts State House Show
January 2001-Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley the Massachusetts State House Show
 It has been wonderful helping students realize their creative talent through teaching
 Teaching Experience:

 2012, 2011, 2010=Teaching Pastels at Essex Art Center in Lawrence.
 Summer 2010 Workshops on Pastel and outside Sketching (3 Programs) teens and adults
Summer 2009 Workshops for the Pleasant Valley School, Methuen, Ma.
Summer 2009- Pastel and Sketching workshops for Nevins Memorial Library
2008-2009 Recipient of the "Picturing America"  Grant  from the National Endowment for the Humanities where I coordinated 7 programs hiring area artists to teach their craft as well as teaching two programs on Pen and Ink and Pastel myself.
June 2009 Pastel Workshop for the Groveland Public Library
May 2009- Pastel Workshop for the Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley
2009-Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer classes at Essex Art Center
2008   Six pastel workshops funded by the Massachusetts Arts Cultural Council... please see calendar for dates and time.
2007   Six pastel workshops throughout Massachusetts-funded by the Massachusetts Arts Cultural Council... please see calendar for dates and time.
April 19, 2007-Pastels for Young People Workshop - A Colorful Experience - 5th grade through 8th grade.  Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, MA  01844
Fall 2006, Winter 2007- Sketching in Graphite for Teens  Nevins Memorial Library-one Tuesday a month- call for dates and times.
June 2006-Present -Plein Air Painting Classes in Oil, Pastel and Charcoal

Summer 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Nevins Memorial Library Teen Summer Program-Outside Sketching in Graphite or Charcoal
June 2005-2012 - Teaching Beginning to Intermediate Pastel, Oil and Charcoal Portraiture, landscape and Still Life at Harp Studios, Haverhill, MA
Fall 2005 & Spring 2006 Newburyport Art Association Beginning to Intermediate Pastel Techniques and Composition

Fall 2005 Beginning Oil classes at Methuen Housing Authority, Methuen, MA
Fall 2005-Present (2011)-Essex Art Center, Lawrence MA, Beginning to Intermediate Pastel Techniques and Composition
Spring, Summer and Fall 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Pastel and Oil Plein Air Painting
 AFFILIATIONS:
Oil Painters of America
Portrait Society of America
Elected to the Board of Directors: Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley 2007
Scholarship Chairperson and Judge:  Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley 2004-2011
Scholarship Committe Chairperson and Judge:  Andovers Artists Guild 2007-2009
Scholarship Committee Judge-Andovers Artists Guild 2005, 2006.
Newburyport Art Association 2004-2008
Greater Haverhill Art Association 2004-2010