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

 

Awards and recognition: (selected)

  • 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

     

Employment & Experience (selected most relevant and recent)

  • 1998-Present, Owner /Operator, Skydance Studio, Boulder City, NV

  • 2010-2013 Trip Leader, Photography/Eco Tour trips to Amazon, Macchu Picchu, Antarctic, Galapagos. Division of Continuing Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2012-13, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, NV; Special Project -photography

  • 2011, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, NV; Special Project -photography, fine art

  • 2011, Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, Las Vegas, NV;

  • Wilderness Multimedia Presentation Outreach Program

  • 2011, Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, Interagency Building Art, Las Vegas, NV;

  • Permanent Exhibit

  • 2011, Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, Las Vegas, NV; Mobile Exhibit - Large Format Photographic Mural

  • 2008, Prince Albert II Arctic Exploration, London to Svalbard; Photographer, Artist, and lecturer

  • 2008, Clark County Parks and Recreation, Clark County Wetlands Park, NV; Children’s illustrated nature journal

  • 2007, The Southern Nevada Mathematics Council and the Nevada State Science Teacher’s Association Regional Conference, Las Vegas, NV; Presenter

  • 2006-2007, Quark Expeditions, Artist-in-Residence and photographer, Antarcticao 2007, Kapitan Khlebnikov Emperor Penguin, (Snow Hill Island)o 2006, Kapitan Khlebnikov Emperor Penguin, (Snow Hill Island).o 2007, Professor Molchanov (Malvinas, S Georgia and Peninsula)o 2007, Professor Molchanov (Antarctic Peninsula)

  • 2006, National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV; Children’s illustrated natural history field guide

  • 2006, US Forest Service, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, NV; Interpretive wayside and Visitor Center exhibits - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2005, Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV; Red Spring Interpretive Boardwalk - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2005, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV; Instructor - Nature Journaling Workshop

  • 2005, Clark County Wetlands Park, NV; Presenter - Jason Project Workshop

  • 2005, Public Lands Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Exhibit, design, and fabrication White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation display

  • 2005, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, NV; Illustrated “Spring Mountains Sensitive Species Guide”

  • 2004, Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV; Red Rock Loop Interpretive Waysides - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2004, Clark County Parks and Recreation, Clark County Wetlands Park, NV; Children’s illustrated Nature Journal.

  • 2005, National Association for Interpretation, Region II Workshop, Las Vegas, NV; Instructor - nature journaling

  • 2005, Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV; Red Springs Interpretive Boardwalk - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2004, U.S. Forest Service, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, NV; Interpretive wayside and visitor center exhibits - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2004, Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV; Red Rock Loop Interpretive Waysides-Phase II, - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2003, National Association for Interpretation, Virginia Beach, VI; Instructor - Nature journaling workshop

  • 2000 - 2003, Canyonlands Field Institute, Moab, UT; River guide and instructor - art, photography, and natural history

  • 2003 - Present, “Isle Royale: One Artists Journey.” Illustrated natural history book: Isle Royal Natural History Association, Isle Royale National Park, MI

  • 2003, “Meet the Mojave Desert” interpretive poster and flash cards

  • 2002, Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV; Red Rock Loop Interpretive Waysides-Phase I - Design, layout, and illustration 2002, U.S. Forest Service, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, NV; Interpretive trail brochures - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2002, U.S. Forest Service, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, NV; Interpretive wayside and Visitor Center exhibits - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2002, Nevada State Parks, NV; Illustrated park brochures

  • 2002, U.S. Forest Service, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, NV; Interpretive trail brochures - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2002, U.S. Forest Service, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, NV; Interpretive wayside and Visitor Center exhibits - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2001, Clark County Wetlands Park, NV, Children’s illustrated natural history field guide

  • 2001, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Las Vegas, NV; Branding Design

  • 2001, Clark County Parks and Recreation, Clark County Wetlands Park, NV; Children’s illustrated natural history field guide journal - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2001, National Association for Interpretation National Conference, Tucson, AZ; Instructor and presenter

  • 2001, US Forest Service, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, NV; Wayside Exhibits - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2000, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Desert Game Range, NV; Comprehensive interpretive brochure - Design, layout, and illustration

  • 2000, Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV; Wayside Master Plan

  • 2000, City of Henderson-Bird Viewing Preserve, NV; interpretive mural

  • 1998-2000 Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV; Hiking guide and instructor

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

     

 

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

 

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