Virginia Sharkey

Virginia Sharkey

Website: http://virginiasharkey.com

   P.O. Box 20, Mendocino, CA, 95460


Featured Exhibit at the Mendocino Art Center through October 29:

Sublime to the Canine

I’m an abstract painter because I love what is elemental and essential. I’m interested in creating a realm of mystery, surprise, serenity, and beauty. I use color, either oil or acrylic paint, for its feeling tone, each hue having a distinct emotional component, and line for its rhythmic possibilities and the awareness of gravity to indicate a possible intention, as in a “going toward.” I want to create a sense that there is in a work a “presence” that has its own life in a pictorial space that seems, however flat, empty and monochromatic, “full.”

— Virginia Sharkey

Also see my work at Partners Gallery, located at 335 N. Franklin Street in Fort Bragg, open Wednesday through Monday 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm. 707 962-0233 PartnersGallery.com

Virginia Sharkey

Box 20, Mendocino, California 95460 Telephone (707) 937-3021 virginiasharkey.com ~ vs@pacific.net

Born:            Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Education:   Vassar College, B.A. cum laude

Aspen School of Contemporary Art

Exhibitions:

If you are in Fort Bragg, CA you can see my work at Partners Gallery, 235 N. Franklin St, open every day except Tuesdays and the first Wednesday of each month. The website is http://partnersgallery.com

Exhibitions:

2016     Chautauqua 59th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Chautauqua, NY, juried by       Stephen Harvey and Jennifer Samet, Directors, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Bellringer Prize

Archaeology, Partners Gallery, Ft. Bragg, CA
The Yosemite Series, Solo Show, Partners Gallery, Ft. Bragg, CA

2015       Crossing the Line, Partners Gallery, Ft. Bragg, CA
Size, Partners Gallery, Ft. Bragg, CA
2013       ACCI Gallery, Hallowed and Haunted, Berkeley, CA
56th Annual Chautauqua Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Chautauqua, New York Juried by  Janne Siren, Director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2011        Confrontational Art, Gualala Art Center, Gualala, CA
2010        Imagining California, Curated by Philip Linhares, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum,   Kevin Milligan Gallery, Danville, CA
Mendocino Art Center Open Studio Tour Exhibition, September
Yosemite Renaissance XXV, Yosemite Museum Gallery, Yosemite National Park and  subsequent Traveling California Exhibition.
2009         Naturally Inspired, July 22-August 16, Flockworks, Mendocino,CA

2007        Tsunami of Recollections, Art @3G, Ft. Bragg, CA

America’s Landscape,Art @3G, Ft. Bragg, CA
Yosemite Renaissance XXII, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park and subsequent,Traveling California Exhibition ,
Animal Art, Mendocino Art Center, Nichols Gallery, Mendocino CA
Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA
2006        Waterfall Paintings, Solo Show, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

2005         Members’Juried Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Wet Paint, Juried Exhibition, Gualala Art Center, Gualala, CA
Friends Show Northcoast Artists Gallery, Ft. Bragg, CA
Yosemite Renaissance XX, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park and subsequent California Traveling Exhibition
2001          Gamel Fraser Gallery,( 3 person show) Mendocino, CA

2000         Members’ Juried Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center

1999           Members Juried Art Exhibition. Mendocino Art Center

Fifth Annual Warehouse Artists’ Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Yosemite Renaissance XIV Art Exhibit, Yosemite Museum, and subsequent California Traveling Exhibition, Yosemite, CA, 1998

Galerie Elecktra, Sausalito, CA
Bartlett Fine Arts, Pleasanton, CA
North Coast Printmakers: An Invitational Exhibition, Northcoast Artists Gallery, Ft.           Bragg, CA

Sly Dog Gallery, Portland, OR
Members Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

1998           Gallery Glendeven, Solo Show, Little River, CA

Scharffenberger Winery, Solo Show Philo, CA

1997            National Juried Exhibition Curated by Marisol,” Gallery 84, New York, NY
Prints and Paintings, Art Hansen and Virginia Sharkey, Gallery Glendeven, Little River, CA

Fourth Annual Artists’ Warehouse Sale, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

                      Spring Loaded, Gallery Glendeven, Little River, CA
ART a visual reality, Left Coast Art, Cyberworld Cafe, San Francisco, CA.                                                                               Members’ Show Mendocino Art Center

1996             Artists’ Registry Exhibition, The Dog Museum, St. Louis, MO

1995-6         The World’s Women On-Line,Video/Internet Gallery, Commons Gallery, Arizona State University, Computing Tempe, AZ

                      The World’s Women On-Line!, United Nations Fourth World Conference On    Women, Beijng,China (Touring Version). ADA: Women and Information Technology,   Artemisia Gallery, Chicago Ill
1995-6          Oakland Museum Main Lobby, Oakland Museum Women’s Board Collectors GalleryOne

1995           Abrahamson Gallery, Solo Show, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino,CA

Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA

Fort Bragg Center for the Arts Members Show, Ft. Bragg, CA

Art Alive in ’95 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

Gallery Glendeven, Little River, CA
Tangents Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA

Fort Bragg Center for the Arts, Fort Bragg, CA

1994            The Dog Show, Los Gatos Company, Los Gatos, CA

Different Strokes, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

From the Heart of Women, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

1993            What’s Afoot Gallery, Solo Show, Caspar, CA

Prints on Purpose, Village Theatre Gallery, Danville, CA
Fish Schticks, What’s Afoot Gallery, Caspar. CA
From the Heart of Women, What’s Afoot Gallery, Caspar, CA

1992             What’s Afoot Gallery, Solo Show, Caspar, CA

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Mushrooms for Paper, Traveling Exhibit, Mendocino, CA
Gallery Glendeven, Little River, CA
Faculty Art Exhibit, College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA,

What’s Afoot Gallery, Caspar, CA

Tangents Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA

The Artists’ Registry Exhibition, The Dog Museum, St. Louis, MO

1991                 What’s Afoot Gallery, Caspar CA

1990                 Winona Gallery, Solo Show, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

The Magnificent Seven, Calloways, Santa Rosa, CA

Tangents Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA
1988                 Emerging Mendocino, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1987                 Gallery Fair, Mendocino, CA

Fort Bragg Center for the Arts, Fort Bragg, Ca
1986                 New Work from Los Angeles, LAART, New York, NY
1980                 Vorpal Gallery, New York, NY
1979                 Berge und Volken um Meran, Solo Show, Amerika Haus Munchen, Munich, Germany

Tanglewood Gallery, Solo Show,  New York, NY

1978                 Kuperion Gallery, Merano, Italy

Bilder, Briefe, Noten, Autoren Gallerie, Munich, Germany

1977                  Art Workers’ Guild Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA

1976                  Painted Images: Virginia Sharkey, Solo Show, College Center Main Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Art Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Auction 393, New York, NY
Eight from Vassar, Vassar College Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

1975                    Lotus Gallery, New York, NY
1974                    Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY

Bibliography:

Artists Speak Part 2.mov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhWg22ekl-k Auction 393, Auction Sale #5, Contemporary Art, June 12,1978,Art Bidders GalleryCorporation, #61, #62
Flugel, Rolf, Berge und Volken um Meran, Munchner Merkur, Sept. 8/9, 1979. Gilbert, Mervin, Artists Shared their Studios with the Public,Mendocino Beacon, Sept. 5, 1991.
Gilbert, Mervin, The MAC Membership Show :Almost Everything for Almost Everyone,

Arts and Entertainment, February, 1997.
Halle, Howard, 59th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Chautauqua Showcases “Lively,Engaging” Works, The Chautauquan Daily, July 8, 2016.
Lambert,Leeann, Tuesday People ,The Ukiah Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 7, 1998.
Outlook. Cover Artist. February, 1996.
Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series, Yosemite National Park, Poster,Image, Summer 2009 Rice, Miriam C., Mushrooms for Paper, Video, David Marks and Oleg Harenar Productions,1993.
R.M.B. Austellungs Spiegel, Munchen: Virginia Sharkey, Die Welt, Sept. 21, 1979.
Sharkey, Virginia, The Artists’ Registry Exhibition at the Dog Museum, St. Louis, MO 1/8-3/8,1992, p.39.
Sharkey, Virginia, Rose Fellow, 1976, Vassar Quarterly,Winter, 1981, p. 15.

Residencies:

2011    Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

1981     Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
1979     Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, Mass

Awards:

2016    Bellinger Award, Chautauqua Institution
2010    Yosemite Renaissance XXV Exhibition , People’s Choice Award Yosemite Renaissance 2007     XXII Exhibition, Second Place
2005    Yosemite Renaissance XX Exhibition, Second Place
1999     Yosemite Renaissance XIV Exhibition, First Place
1976      W.K. Rose Fellowship in the Fine Arts

 Collections:
Private and Corporate Collections in the U.S., Germany, Italy and Japan