Sharon Brush

Education 

1997-1999Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
       Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, graduated with honors 
1981-1985State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics
Work Experience

2010-2011Gallery Director, Northland Pioneer College, Show Low, AZ
2010-2011Professor, Northland Pioneer College, Show Low, AZ  (ceramics, art history and art appreciation)
2009-2010Adjunct Faculty, Northland Pioneer College, Show Low, AZ  (ceramics)
1999-2000Instructor, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT (ceramics)
1997-1999Instructor of Record, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (ceramics)
1996-1997Adjunct Faculty, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA (ceramics)
1988-1989Instructor, North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, NY (ceramics)

Artist Residency

1999-2000Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena Montana

Solo Exhibitions

2007Art Space 116, Albuquerque, NM 
2006Blue Dome Gallery, Silver City, NM   
2000Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT   
1998Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI   
1991Desurmont-Ellis Gallery, Taos, NM  
1989Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY 
1987The Greenhouse Gallery, Oakhurst, NJ 

Selected Group Exhibitions

​          2016                 Visionmakers 2016, 108 Conteporary, Tulsa, OK
          2015                 Small Scale/ Big Ideas, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
          2015                 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2010Faculty Art Exhibition, Northland Pioneer College, Show Low, AZ
2010Craft Forms 2010, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2009Faculty Art Exhibition, Northland Pioneer College, Show Low, AZ
2007Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2007Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2004SoQ: Contemporary Art in Southern New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2001National Teapot Invitational, Ryan and Mclain, Helena, MT
2001Six Degrees: Connections in Clay, Trish Higgins Fine Art, Wichita, KS
2000Archie Bray and the Colorado Connection, Arapaho Community College, Littleton, CO
2000Resident Artist Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1999MFA Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1998Summer Faculty Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
1998Feats of Clay X, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA
1997Faculty Art Exhibition, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
1994Craftmakers ’94, The Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
1993Feats of Clay VI, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA      *Merit Award
1992Taos Open, Taos Civic Center, Taos, NM      *Best of Show
1991Taos Fall Art Festival, The Design Center of New Mexico, Taos, NM

Selected Juried Art Festivals and Awards

2008Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
2008Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY
2008Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO
2008Saint Louis Art Fair, Saint Louis, MO
2008Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO
2007Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO
2007                   New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque, NM  *Best Of Show 
2007Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
2007Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
2007Saint Louis Art Fair, Saint Louis, MO
2007Scottsdale Art Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
2006Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO  * Invitation Award
2006Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO  *Merit Award
2006New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque, NM  *First Place Ceramics
2006Scottsdale Art Festival, Scottsdale, AZ   *Second Place Ceramics
2006Brookside Art Annual, Kansas City, MO
2005Saint Louis Art Fair, Saint Louis, MO
2005Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
2005New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque, NM   *Best of Show
2005Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
2005Scottsdale Art Festival, Scottsdale, AZ  *Second Place Ceramics
2004Saint Louis Art Fair, Saint Louis, MO
2004Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO 
2004Art on the Square, Belleville, IL  *Merit Award
2004Smokey Hill River Art Festival, Salina, KS  *Community Purchase Award
2004La Quinta Art Festival, La Quinta, CA
2003Southwest Art Festival, Albuquerque, NM  *Award of Excellence
2003Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO
2002Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO
2002Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO  *Merit Award
2001Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA

Workshops and Presentations


         2014                   Southern Arizona Clay Artists Guild, Tucson, AZ Slide presentation and Workshop
2013                   Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO  Slide presentation and Workshop
2009Northeastern Arizona Fine Arts Association, Pinetop, AZ   Slide Presentation
2008Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM   Slide Presentation and Workshop 
2006Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM   Workshop
2006Mimbres Region Arts Council, Silver City, NM   Slide Presentation
2001New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM   Slide Presentation and Workshop
2000Montana State University, Bozeman, MT   Slide Presentation and Workshop
2000Holter Museum of Fine Art, Helena, MT   Slide Presentation

Other Honors

2007Juror, Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO
2006Wingspread Gallery Show Award, Albuquerque, NM
2006Juror, The Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
1999Myre Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
1999Graduate Student Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1996Juror, The Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA

Publications

2007Ceramics Monthly, November 2007, photographs pgs. page 6 and 22
2007American Style, April 2007, photograph pg. 11
2007Westside Journal, January 19, 2007, exhibition review and photographs pg. 3
2007Albuquerque Journal,  February 25, 2007, exhibition review and photographs pg.1 Venue
2004Albuquerque Journal, February 27 2004, photograph pg. 2 Venue
2004New Mexico Magazine, January 2004, photograph pg. 17
2004So Q: Contemporary Art in Southern New Mexico, January 2004, exhibition catalog
2001                   2001: Clay Odyssey, Celebrating 50 Years of the Archie Bray Foundation,  June 2001, exhibition catalog
2001                   Ceramics Monthly, January 2001, photograph and text pg. 69
1994                   Ceramics Monthly, March1994, photograph pg. 91

Collections

                                     Phoenix Sky Harbor Museum, Permanent Collection, Phoenix, AZ
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
Crate and Barrel Corporation, Corporate offices, Northbrook, IL
Priority One Services, Alexandria, VA
Salina Community Art Collection, Salina, KS
Stephen Ambrose Collection (late author/historian) Helena, MT

Curriculum Vitae