Sharon K. Schafer

 

Contact Information:

Skydance Studio

Henderson, NV   89012

 

Studio: 702  239.3673

Email: 

          SkydanceStudio@earthlink.net

 

Website:

www.SkydanceStudio.com

 

 

 

 

 

Educational background:

  • 1976-1978, Graduate Study, Natural Resource Management-Wildlife Management, Humboldt State University, CA

  • 1976, B.S., Wildlife Management, Humboldt State University, CA

 

Accomplishments: (most relevant)

  • 2013-Present; Instructor Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson AZ

  • 2021; Awarded 2022 Solo Show, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2021; Awarded 2022 Solo Show, Clark County Wetlands Park, Henderson, NV 

  • 2020; “Desert National Wildlife Refuge,” Group show sponsored by Senator Rosen (Nevada), Senate Rotunda, Washington DC

  • 2020; Awarded 2023 Solo Show, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

  • 2018; Solo Show “Becoming Animal: Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild,” Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 

  • 2017; Artist in Residence, Want Expeditions, India

  • 2017; Artist in Residence, Want Expeditions, Namibia 

  • 2016; Artist in Residence, Want Expeditions, Galapagos

  • 2016; Solo Show, “Becoming Animal: Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild,” National Conservation Training Center, Department of Interior, Shepherdstown, WV 

  • 2016; Keynote Speaker at American Conservation Film Festival, National Conservation Training Center, Department of Interior, Shepherdstown, WV 

  • 2016; Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Purchase Award, The Art of Conservation International Exhibit, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2016; Group show, National Park Conservation Association, Senate Rotunda, Washington DC

  • 2015; Solo Show, “Becoming Animal, Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild,” Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV 

  • 2016; Nevada Arts Council Jackpot Grant, Two Deserts, One Sky Project, Rajasthan, India

  • 2017; Artist in Residence, Shri Jasnath Asan, Pachla Siddha, Rajasthan, India

  • 2017; Artist in Residence, Shri Jasnath Asan, Pachla Siddha, Rajasthan, India

  • 2017; “Two Deserts, One Sky” Project, Collaborative Art-Based Environmental Education Project, Rajasthan, India

  • 2017; Artist in Residence, Shri Jasnath Asan, Pinchala Siddha, Rajasthan, India

  • 2017; Artist for Conservation, Flag Expedition competitive grant, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2015; Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Artist Roster Artist in Schools + Communities Roster, NV

  • 2014; The Art of Conservation International Exhibit, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2013; The Art of Conservation International Exhibit, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2013; Art and the Animal, Bennington Center, Bennington, VT

  • 2013; President’s Award, Art and the Animal, Bennington Center, Bennington, VT

  • 2013; WildArt Mongolia, Mongolia/American Art Expedition, Southwest Gobi Desert, Mongolia

  • 2012; Permanent Display, USFWS, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2012; Artist for Conservation, 14th Flag Expedition competitive grant, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2012; The Art of Conservation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2012; Nevada Arts Council, Professional Development Grant, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2012; Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII, Bennington, VT

  • 2012; Art and the Animal, Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ

  • 2012; Association for Partners of Public Lands National Conference, National Conference, Keynote Speaker, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2011; Art and the Animal, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI,

  • 2011; Art and the Animal National Tour, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2011; Art and the Animal National Tour, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO

  • 2011; Art and the Animal National Tour, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI

  • 2011; Signature Member - Society of Animal Artists

  • 2011; The Art of Conservation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2011; Art of the Animal Kingdom XVII, Bennington, VT

  • 2010; Art and the Animal, National Tour, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

  • 2010; Art and the Animal, National Tour, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2010; Best of Nature, International juried photography exhibit, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

  • 2010; Paint America, Finalist - Top 100, BC, Canada

  • 2010; Solo Exhibit, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, KS

  • 2009; Small Works/ Big Impressions, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2009; The Art of Conservation, Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ

  • 2009; Selected member of the International Guild of Realism

  • 2009; Featured Speaker, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, KS

  • 2009; Art and the Animal, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Opening Rolling Hills, Salina, KS

  • 2009; Art and the Animal, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO

  • 2009; Art and the Animal, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD

  • 2009; Solo Show, “The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada,” Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV

  • 2009; Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV, Bennington, VT

  • 2009; Featured Speaker, Wings and Wildlife Festival, Laughlin, NV

  • 2009; Solo Show, “The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada,” Lost City Museum, Overton, NV

  • 2009; Guest speaker, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2009; Keynote Speaker, International Master Gardeners Conference, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2008; Featured Artist, Boulder City Fine Art Festival, Boulder City, NV

  • 2008; Solo Show, “The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada,” Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

  • 2007; Artist-in-Residence, Prince Albert II, London to Svalbard

  • 2008; Signature Member - Artists for Conservation

  • 2008; Associate Member - Society of Animal Artists

  • 2008; Featured Speaker, Frances Humphrey Lecture Series, Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

  • 2008; Featured Speaker, Forum Lecture Series, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2007; Solo Show, “The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada”, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2007; Quark Expeditions, Artist-in-Residence, Antarctica

  • 2007; Focus On Nature IX, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • 2006; Quark Expeditions, Artist-in-Residence, Antarctica

  • 2005; Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Show, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR

  • 2005; Focus On Nature IX, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • 2005; “The Art of Seeing: Nature Revealed Through Illustration,” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

  • 2002; Nevada Council for the Arts, White House Holiday Ornament, Commission

  • 2001; Artist-in-Residence, Isle Royale National Park, MI

  • 1999; Howard Hughes Corporation Grant, Interpretive Mural/Exhibit

  • 1999; Joan Cawley Publishing, Tempe, AZ; Poster

  • 2015, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Artist Roster, Selected to be a teaching artist for the Artist in Schools + Communities Roster, NV

  • 2014, The Art of Conservation International Exhibit, Vancover, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2013, The Art of Conservation International Exhibit, Vancover, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2013, Art and the Animal, Bennington Center, Bennington, VT

  • 2013, President’s Award, Art and the Animal, Bennington Center, Bennington, VT

  • 2013, WildArt Mongolia, Mongolia/American Art Expedition, Southwest Gobi Desert, Mongolia

  • 2012, Artist For Conservation, 14th Flag Expedition competitive grant, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2012. The Art of Conservation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2012, Nevada Arts Council, Professional Development Grant, NV

  • 2012, Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII, Bennington, VT

  • 2012, Art and the Animal, Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ

  • 2012, Association for Partners of Public Lands National Conference, National Conference, Keynote Speaker, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2011, Art and the Animal, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI,

  • 2011, Art and the Animal National Tour, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2011, Art and the Animal National Tour, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO

  • 2011, Art and the Animal National Tour, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI

  • 2011, Signature Member - Society of Animal Artists

  • 2011, The Art of Conservation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2011, Art of the Animal Kingdom XVII, Bennington, VT

  • 2010, Art and the Animal, National Tour, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

  • 2010, Art and the Animal, National Tour, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2010, Best of Nature, International juried photography exhibit, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

  • 2010, Paint America, Finalist - Top 100,

  • 2010, Art of Conservation, Artist for Conservation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • 2010, Solo Exhibit, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, KS

  • 2009, Small Works/ Big Impressions, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2009, The Art of Conservation, Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ

  • 2009, Selected member of the International Guild of Realism

  • 2009, Featured Speaker, Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, KS

  • 2009, Art and the Animal, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Opening Rolling Hills, Salina, KS

  • 2009, Art and the Animal, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO

  • 2009, Art and the Animal, National Tour, Society of Animal Artists, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD

  • 2009, Solo Show, Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV

  • 2009, Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV, Bennington, VT

  • 2009, Featured Speaker, Wings and Wildlife Festival, Laughlin, NV

  • 2009, Solo Show, Lost City Museum, Overton, NV

  • 2009, Guest speaker, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO

  • 2009, Guest Speaker, International Master Gardeners Conference, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2008, Featured Artist, Boulder City Fine Art Festival, Boulder City, NV

  • 2008, Solo Show, Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

  • 2007, Artist-in-Residence, Prince Albert II, London to Svalbard

  • 2008, Signature Member - Artists for Conservation

  • 2008, Associate Member - Society of Animal Artists

  • 2008, Featured Speaker, Frances Humphrey Lecture Series, Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

  • 2008, Featured Speaker, Forum Lecture Series, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2007, Solo Show, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2007, Quark Expeditions, Artist-in-Residence, Antarctica

  • 2007, Focus On Nature IX, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • 2006, Quark Expeditions, Artist-in-Residence, Antarctica

  • 2005, Guild Of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Show, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR

  • 2005, Focus On Nature IX, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • 2005, The Art of Seeing: Nature Revealed Through Illustration, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

  • 2002, Nevada Council for the Arts, White House Holiday Ornament, Commission

  • 2001, Artist-in-Residence, Isle Royale National Park, MI

  • 1999, Howard Hughes Corporation Grant, Interpretive Mural/Exhibit

  • 1999; Joan Cawley Publishing, Tempe, AZ; Poster

     

Employment & Experience (selected most relevant and recent)

  • 1998-Present; SkydanceART, Self Employed free-lance Illustrator, painter, and photographer, Tucson, AZ

  • 2015-Present; Instructor Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum-Art Institute, Photography and Art Instructor

  • 2013-Present; Artist in Residence, International Eco Tour trips 

  • 2010-2013 Trip Leader, Photography/Eco Tours to Amazon, Macchu Picchu, Antarctic, Galapagos, and Grand Canyon. Division of Continuing Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Special Skills:

Private Pilot – Single Engine / Land

Wilderness First Responder-emergency medicine training

 

 

 

Dudleya gouache painting by wildlife artist and photographer S.K.Schafer available at skydancestudio.com
Dudley gouache painting by wildlife artist and photographer S.K.Schafer available at skydancestudio.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

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Dudleya

 

Gouache on Illustreation Board