About

STATEMENT

My inspiration springs from observing the natural world and my intent is to create works of art that will captivate and enrich.  After many years making studio pottery, I left the tactile realm of ceramics to explore that of textiles.  Using cloth and thread, color and dimension, I share my fascination with the landscape and the milieu of natural forms.  I especially have an affinity for leaves of all kinds.

Like all representational art I believe there is a dual advantage:  one is the highlighting of the subject matter, and, the other is to delight, intrigue and inspire with the techniques, craftsmanship and materials themselves.  My materials include new and used (recycled) textiles of all types and fiber content, my own hand dye-painted fabric, including plain and over-dyed commercial fabric, my photography printed on cotton or silk, all manner of threads, textile paints, markers, and more.  The majority of my work is created by hand using the “electric needle,” a.k.a., the sewing machine.  As I am also actively painting en plein aire with watercolors, I have begun to merge the two mediums by drawing and painting directly on fabric from life, then adding stitching as both a design and construction element. 

It is a pleasure to hone my skills and share my talent.  Creating art to embellish our surroundings satisfies my compelling need to design and construct, to make a tactile commemoration of the visually beguiling world around us.  I hope the viewer enjoys an equally satisfying experience.

 

 

RESUMÉ

Selected Group Shows
FASA Show   The Fountains at La Cholla, Tucson, AZ   October—December 2017
IQA Houston International Quilt Festival  Juried Show: World of Beauty  George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX  November 2017
FASA Show   Coronado National Memorial Visitors Center, Hereford, AZ   March—June 2017
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   February 2017
                  [Award: Second Place Art Quilt Abstract]
Common Threads: Textile Arts in Tucson  The Mayors Gallery/Tucson Pima Arts Council
                  Juried Group Show   The Office of Mayor Rothschild, Downtown Tucson, AZ   March—October 2016
Experimental Show 2016  
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild   Judged Show   SAWG Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ   April 5—May 1, 2016
                   [Award: The Ruth Canada Memorial Award of Excellence]
Art Quilt Elements 2016  
 Juried Show   Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA   March 18—April 30, 2016
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   February 2016
                  [Award: Honorable Mention Art Quilt Pictorial]
FASA Show   Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ   November—December 2015
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   January 2015
                  [Awards: First Place Art Quilt Pictorial and Third Place Art Quilt Pictorial]
The Nature of Fiber   FASA Show  The Porter Hall Gallery, Tucson Botanical Gardens   December 2014
SAQA AZ Journeys   Juried Show  Tucson JCC Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ   November-December, 2014
Santa Cruz River  Tucson Art Quilters Show   Joel E. Valdez Main Branch Library, Tucson, AZ   November 2014
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show  Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ    January 2014
Small Wonders   The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ   November—December 2013
Wordplay   Tucson Art Quilters Show   Joel E. Valdez Main Branch Library, Tucson, AZ   November 2013
Four Corners Quilt Exhibition   Juried Show   Coconino Arts Center, Flagstaff, AZ   June, July 2013
Unbound   FASA Show   The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ   April 2013
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   January 2013
New Works   FASA Show   Tucson JCC Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ   December 2012
Art Quilts XVII: Integrating a Paradox   Juried Show   Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ   November—January 2012/13
Endangered Species   Tucson Art Quilters Show   Joel E. Valdez Main Branch Library, Tucson, AZ   September 2012
FASA Showcase   The Source Salon and Spa, Tucson, AZ   August 2012
FASA Installation   Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tucson, AZ  February—December 2012
                  [Afterwards Into Museum’s Permanent Collection]
Our Arizona & More  Tucson Art Quilters Show   Agua Caliente Ranch House Gallery, Tucson, AZ   February 2012
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   January 2012
                  [Award: First Place Art Quilt Pictorial]
Featured Artist   Hollo Collection Fine Art & Antiques, Tucson, AZ   November 2011—July 2012
Our Arizona & More   Tucson Art Quilters Show   Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ   November—December 2011
Our Arizona  Tucson Art Quilters Show   Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tucson, AZ   October 2011
Our Arizona  Tucson Art Quilters Show   Joel E. Valdez Main Branch Library, Tucson, AZ   September 2011
FASA Premiere Show   Tucson JCC Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ   August–September 2011
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ    January 2011
                  [Award: Judge’s Choice]
Art Quilt Elements 2010   Juried Show   Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA   April—May 2010
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   January 2010
                  [Award: Honorable Mention Art Quilt Pictorial]
Art Quilts XIV: Significant Stitching   Juried Show   Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ   November—January 2009/10
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   January 2009
                   [Award: Second Place President’s Challenge]
Quilt Fiesta   Tucson Quilt Guild Show   Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ   January 2007
                  [Award: First Place President’s Challenge]

Community Events
Tucson Museum of Art  SPRING & HOLIDAY ARTISANS MARKET
  FASA  March & November 2016
Tucson Meet Yourself Festival  Art Quilters of Tucson Installation  October 2012
Open Studio Tour  Tucson Pima Arts Council Sponsored:  November 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Publications
Burda Patchwork (France)  “Portrait D’Artiste: Sharon Nemirov”  Spring 2017
SAQA Journal  Member’s Gallery Page  Spring 2012
Tucson Home Magazine  TPAC Open Studio Tour Announcement  Fall 2010
Art Quilt Elements 2010  Exhibition Catalog
Quilting Arts Magazine  “Review of Art Quilt Elements Show”  March 2010

Memberships
FASA  Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona   [10 Member Group]   www.fasa-art.com
SAQA  Studio Art Quilt Associates
TQG  Tucson Quilter’s Guild
Tucson Art Quilters
IQA
International Quilt Association
SAWG  Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (Juried Member)

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts
  Tufts University in Affiliation with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA  Awarded Spring 1983
Parsons School of Design  Foundation in Art Program College Freshman Year, Summer Study Program HS Junior

Continuing Education: Boston Architectural Center; New England School of Art and Design; Radcliffe College Ceramics Studio (Studio & Staff Member); Watercolor Painting with Helen Gronenkamp, Linda Kemp; Ridgway Gallery Workshops Plein Aire Painting at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM; Tucson Museum of Art Watercolor Plein Aire Painting with J.C. Larsen; Art Quilt Workshops with: S. Benner, J. Sassaman, Y. Porcella, M. Johnson, V. Newman, E. Austin, S. Driver, T. May, S. Else, M. Elkins, R. Gillman, Rosalie Dace and others.