About Sharon Myers

Sharon Myers At WorkSharon Myers is a fabric, clay and mixed media artist based in southern Vermont. She began her career in the 1960’s earning a Bachelors Degree in Sculpture and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and Aesthetics. Since her early academic days, she has put her artistic talents to work in a variety of media. Loving color she tried quilting and weaving, taking a few courses while living in Boston. The color and texture seemed to satisfy her sculptural needs giving her an opportunity to work on larger pieces. She began sculpture again in 2000 when a friend dared her to return to creating portrait busts.

In 2010, Sharon decided to pursue an MFA at Heartwood College of Art in Kennebunk, Maine. Seeking to shake up her creative perspective, she was happy to experiment in new media as part of this program, producing some of her most original pieces to date as part of “The Underwear Project”.

Sharon has published articles in magazines and journals on the art of quilting. Her work has been exhibited internationally as well as locally to much acclaim.

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RESUME

Education:

Sharon Myers at the beachHeartwood College of Art , Kennebunk, Maine, MFA program  2010- 2015

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.  M.Ed. with honors in Aesthetics  Education 1972

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Graduate School of Fine Arts in Sculpture,   September 1966- August 1967

Connecticut College,  New London, Conn. A.B. 1966  Major in Fine

Arts, ( Sculpture),  Minor in Art History

Related Courses:

Sculpture: Studying with Lawrence Nowlan, Windsor, Vermont, Artist in Residence, St. Gaudens.  January 2002 to the present

Johnson State College Art Institute : painting and quilting 1987

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,  Deer Isle , Maine

Weaving with Warren Seelig,  summer 1977

Fabric Monitor with Jody Klein, summer 1979

Multimedia Graphics, Sas Colby, summer 1982

Direct Dye Workshop, Ed Lambert, summer 1982

Basketry, Jane Sauer, summer 1983

QuiltPapermaking, Helen Fredricks, summer 1983

Silk Dye Workshop, Ellen Becker, summer 1983

Boston YMCA, Boston, Mass. On and Off Loom Weaving with Marty Holmer and Nancy Sharples 1974-1975

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.  Weaving with Alice Marcoux 1976

Boston University, Boston, Mass.,  Arts Administration 1973

Publications

“The Contemporary Quilt” New American Quilts and Fabric Art”

Patti Chase and Mimi Dolber, E.P. Dutton  September 1978

Stitch ‘N Sew Quilts, February 1984  Article “ Sharon Myers, the Evolution of an Artist”

“Breaking with Tradition” The Quilt as Art Form

“The Quilt” New Directions for an American Tradition

Quilts,  Contemporary Americans

Contemporary Quilts in Japan

Exhibition

Sharon Myers With Underwear ProjectThe Underwear Project: American Traders, Brattleboro, Vt. September 29- October 2012

Portrait Sculpture:  C. X. Silver Gallery,  June 2007, Brattleboro, Vt.

Thirty Three Years Later:  Sharon Myers Portraits     June 2004

The Hooker Dunham Theater and Gallery ,  Brattleboro, Vermont

Quilts, Contemporary Vermont,  The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center 1988

Quilts, Contemporians Americains, Angers, Tours, Mulhouse, Paris, France  1984-1985

Contemporary Quilts in Japan, toured 1984-1985

The Quilt, New directions for an American Tradition, Quilt National, toured the U.S. 1983-1984

Breaking with Tradition, The Quilt as Art Form,  toured Canada 1983-84

The Washington Craft Show, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington , D.C. May 1983

Sharon Myers Quilts, Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, Mass. 1981

Contemporary Quilts and Fabric Art, Creiger Seson Gallery, Boston, Mass. 1981

Haystack, The Craft Tradition. Traveled Maine 1983

Wearables, The elements Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, N.Y., N.Y., and Greenwich, Conn. 1980

“Put Ons”, Boston City Hall,  Boston, Mass. 1978

Contemporary Quilts, San Regret, Boston, Mass. 1977

Collections

Raytheon Corporation, Wayland, Mass.

Tufts-New England Medical, Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

Myers Associates, Lebanon, N.H.

Karen Hesse, Brattleboro, Vt.