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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, & AWARDS:

2017

  • The Bemis Faculty Exhibition,The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Featured Artist, May, Attic Gallery, Camas, Washington.
  • Colorado Originals Artist, Museum Shop at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado.
  • Featured Artist, La Veta On Main Gallery, La Veta, Colorado.
  • Summer Featured Artist, Rico’s Café and Wine Bar, Poor Richard’s, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Featured Artist with Nard Claar, 45 Degree Gallery, Old Colorado City, Colorado.
  • Presenter, “Encaustic,” Colorado Springs Art Guild Members Meeting.
  • Solo Exhibition: “Iterations: Abstracts in Wax,” Deco Lounge, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2016

  •  “LIVING ALASKA: A DECADE OF COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY ART FOR ALASKA MUSEUMS” , Anchorage Museum of Art Invitational Exhibition, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Bemis School of Art Instructors and Students Two-Dimensional Paintings Exhibition, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • “An Examined Life – Self Portraits,” Juried Exhibition, Cottonwood Center For the Arts, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  •  Pikes Peak Art Council Members Juried Exhibition, Cottonwood Center For the Arts,  Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs.
  • “PERCEPTIONS OF NATURE,” Group Invitational, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer, Colorado.
  • Solo Exhibition, Stephan Fine Arts Gallery, Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Aventa Credit Union Commission,  “SPIRIT OF THE ARTS AWARD 2016,” Pikes Peak Art Council, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • “GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE,”  Juried Group Exhibition, CSFAC and Bemis School of Art Instructors, Commonwheel Artists Co-op, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
  •  “Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim.”  Volume 7 No. 1 and No. 2,  Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Artist ResidencyOlive Stack Gallery, Listowel, Ireland.
  • Summer Featured Artist, Rico’s Café and Wine Bar, Poor Richard’s, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • FEATURED ARTIST with Nard Claar, 45 Degree Gallery, November, Old Colorado City, Colorado.
  •  “Water & Stone: Reflections on an Irish Art Residency.”Article, International Encaustic Artists’ E-zine, Summer 2016, page 20. 
  • Two-Person Exhibition with Nard Claar, March, Olive Stack Gallery, Listowel, Ireland.
  • MacNificent, Gala fundraiser, Manitou Springs, Colorado.

2015

  • 11th Annual Roll Bike Art Exhibition, Manitou Arts Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
  • Pikes Peak Studio Tour, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • the Modbo SMALL WORKS SHOW 7.  Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • January Guest Artist, Gallery 113Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • “WITHOUT KNOWING” Two person exhibition with Janet Hickok, Stephan Fine Arts Gallery, Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Aventa Credit Union Commission,  “SPIRIT OF THE ARTS AWARD 2015,” Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • “GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE,”  Juried Group Exhibition, CSFAC and Bemis School of Art Instructors, Commonwheel Artists Co-op, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
  •  “Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim.” Vol. 6 No. 1 and Vol. 6 No. 2,  Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Whitefish Review,” Issue #17, Summer 2015, Montana.
  • “ROAD TRIPS.”  Two person show with Nard Claar, Soirée Event Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • FEATURED ARTIST with Nard Claar, 45 Degree Gallery, Old Colorado City, Colorado.
  • First Annual Best of Members’ Gallery Exhibit, Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado.

2014

  • Solo Exhibition, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) Award,  City Administration Building, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 10th Annual Roll Bike Art Exhibition, Manitou Arts Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
  • Publication: Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim
  • April Featured Artist, Colorado Expressions Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • “Scenes That Make You Go Ahhh!”  Gold Mesa Community Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Two-person Exhibition with Nard Claar, Rock Springs Community Fine Arts Center, Rock Springs,Wyoming.
  • September Featured Artist, Dream Catchers Fine Art Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • “Emergents,” Two-person exhibition with Nard Claar, Manitou Art Center, Hagnauer Gallery, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
  • Pikes Peak Studio Tour, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Solo Exhibition, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, East Library (Nov.) and Penrose Library (Dec.).
  • Aventa Credit Union Commission,  “SPIRIT OF THE ARTS AWARD 2014,” Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2013

  • Atrium Exhibitions, BAC (Business of Art Center), Manitou Springs, Colorado. Juror’s Choice Award (Feb. 2013). Director’s Choice Award (August 2013). Juror’s Choice Award (October 2013).
  • TWO VIEWS, New Work by Nard Claar and Sheary Clough Suiter, Mad Greens (Denver Art Museum location), Denver, Colorado.
  • COLORS OF CHANGE, Manitou Springs Arts Council Exhibition, Coutura Design Inspirations,Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  •  UNTETHERED: AN ENCAUSTIC ARTIST ON THE ROAD. Speaker at the International Encaustic Artists Conference 2013, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • THE FACES OF PIKES PEAK, Group Exhibition at Academy Frame and Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Commission Award, Aventa Credit Union, “SPIRIT OF THE ARTS AWARD 2013.” Pikes Peak Arts Council “Awards for Excellence in the Arts 2013,″ Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Encaustic Art Institute, MEMBERS EXHIBITION,  Cerrillos, New Mexico.
  • ARCHITEXTURAL ABSTRACTIONS, Featured Artist, Fare Bella, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  

  • RENDITIONS: New Work in Encaustic by Sheary Clough Suiter and Janet C Hickok. Stephan Fine Arts Gallery, Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska.

2012

  • Atrium Exhibition, BAC (Business of Art Center),Manitou Springs, Colorado.

  • Art Educators Invitational, BAC, Manitou Springs, Colorado.

  • 8th Annual Roll Bike Juried Art Exhibition:
    “Full Circle,” Marmalade at Smokebrush, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Invitational Encaustic Art Exhibition, Attic Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

  • “Meltdown” AKIEA (Alaska Chapter of International Encaustic Artists), Doriola’s, Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Pikes Peak Arts Council MicroGrant Awardee, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2011

  • “CONSEQUENTIAL FUSION: MESSAGES IN WAX,” IEA Juried Exhibition, Art Center Morro Bay, CA

  • “COLORS OF CHANGE” Juried Art Exhibition Manitou Springs Arts Council, Coutura Design Inspirations,Colorado Springs, CO

  • “COLLECT/ART,” International Gallery of Contemporary Art Invitational, Anchorage, AK

  • “ENCAUSTIC MASTERS: INSPIRATIONAL VISUAL VOICES,” International Encaustic Artists Juried Exhibition, Columbia River Gallery, Troutdale, OR

  • “TEXT ME,” Group Invitational, Middle Way, Anchorage, AK

2010

  • Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Permanent Collection Purchase Award: “Deshka Camp.”

  • “ROOM TO BREATHE: Landscapes in Encaustic (2010),” Virtu Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • “BEST FOOT FORWARD,” National Encaustic Conference, Beverly, MA

  • “FUSED,” Alaska Chapter of International Encaustic Artists, Doriola’s, Anchorage, AK

  • 2010 Featured Artist, June Exhibition, Attic Gallery, Portland, OR

  • Featured Artist, Alaska Botanical Garden Gala, Anchorage, AK 

  • Featured Artist, 24th Annual Anchorage Museum Gala, Denai’ina Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage, AK

  • ALEX COMBS ARTIST AWARD, Bunnell Gallery, Homer, AK

  • ALL ALASKA JURIED BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2010, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, AK

  • “COLLECT/ART: 100 X 100,” Group invitational, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

  • “WAX SQUARED,” Alaska Chapter of International Encaustic Artists, Virtu Gallery, Anchorage, AK and Ptarmigan Arts, Homer, AK

  • SOLO Exhibition, Panache Design, Anchorage, AK 

2009

  • “SHADOWS AND FOG,” 3 artist juried invitational, Out North, Anchorage, AK

  • ENCAUSTIC EXHIBITION, Alaska Chapter of International Encaustic Artists, Doriola’s, Anchorage, AK

  • “FOOD,” Group Invitational, curated by Hal Gage, Mixx, Anchorage, AK

  • Mixed Media Group Invitational, Picture Alaska Art Gallery, Homer, AK

  • “PINK” Invitational Show, Virtu Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • INTERNATIONAL ENCAUSTIC ARTISTS 4th Annual Conference, Carmel, CA

  • “NEW EXPLORATIONS IN ENCAUSTIC:” International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

  • Solo Exhibition, “ROOM TO BREATHE: Landscapes in Encaustic,” Virtu Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • 5th Annual Roll Bike Juried Exhibition and Festival, The Warehouse, Colorado Springs, CO

  • “THE ARTS GONE FISHY,” Picture Alaska Art Gallery Invitational, Homer, AK

  • ConocoPhillips Gallery Invitational, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK

  • Featured Artist, March Exhibition. The Attic Gallery, Portland, OR

  • HER-STORY II, Invitational Show Women’s History Month. Ptarmigan Arts, Homer, AK

  • 100 x 100 EXHIBITION, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK.

  • “WORDS AND PICTURES” Selected works. Bunnell Art Gallery, Homer, AK, Anchorage Daily News, Life and Arts Feature Article, “Forced Serendipity,”

  • Founder & President, Alaska Chapter of International Encaustic Artists (AK IEA), Anchorage, AK

2008

  • 2008 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grant. Funded by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts to support in part a March 2009 exhibition at The Attic Gallery, Portland, OR

  • “WORDS AND PICTURES,” Group Invitational, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • “TAKING TIME,” Featured Artist, Half Moon Creek Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • November 2008 Online Artist of the Month, http://www.artistsnetwork.com/article/sheary-clough-suiter, The Artist’s Magazine

  • “HER STORY,” Invitational Show, Ptarmigan Arts, Homer, AK

  • Solo Exhibition,”STUFF I FOUND ALONG THE WAY,” Found Object Art, Virtu Art Gallery, Anchorage, AK

2007

  • RASMUSON FOUNDATION Individual Artist Project Award Recipient

  • The Artist’s Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition, Finalist

  • Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO Juror: Carla O’Connor

  • Solo Exhibition, “BOYS AND THEIR TOYS,” Picture Alaska, Homer, AK

  • “RE-NEWAL,” Juried Exhibition of International Encaustic Artists, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

  • HERE AND NOW – ENCAUSTICS AND TIME, MM Galleries, San Francisco, CA

  • ENCAUSTICS EXHIBITION INVITATIONAL, The Walking Man Gallery, Whitefish, MT

  • “SALVE,” Invitational EXHIBITION, IGCA/Out North, Anchorage, AK

  • Solo Exhibition,”FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING,” Virtu Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • “Annual Member Artist Exhibition,” International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

2006

  • Featured Artist,”TRUE NATURE,” Half Moon Creek Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • Solo Exhibition,”MELT DOWN,” Carr Gottstein Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK

  • “Annual Member Artist Exhibition,” International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

  • FEATURED ARTIST, May, Gallery 31 Fifty, Anchorage, AK

2005

  • Featured Artist,”3,” Half Moon Creek Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • Solo Exhibition,”PORTRAITS OF FAITH,” Gallery @ Beautiful, Anchorage, AK

  • International Watermedia XIV Juried Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO. Juror: Katherine Chang Liu

  • Alaska Watercolor Society’s Signature Member Show, Artic Rose Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • Northwest Watercolor Society’s Waterworks 2005 Juried Exhibition, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • Solo Exhibition,”PROJECTIONS,” PaintSpot Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • International Society of Acrylic Painters, Annual Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2004

  • Solo Exhibition,”INSIDE WINDOWS,” Half Moon Creek Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • Northwest Watercolor Society’s Waterworks 2004 Juried Exhibition, Bellevue, WA

  • Annual Peninsula Art League Juried Art Exhibition, Gig Harbor, WA. Dick Blick Art Award

  • Alaska Women’s Art Fest, Performing Arts Center, Anchorage, AK

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:
45 Degree Gallery, Old Colorado City, Colorado
The Attic Gallery, Camas, Washington
Stephan Fine Art, Anchorage, Alaska
Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado
Something Else, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
The Museum Shop at Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
International Encaustic Artists, Member, 2006 – Present. Alaska Chapter IEA (Alaska Wax), Founder and Past President, 2009 – 2011
IEA Executive Board Member, Chief Officer of Opportunities, 2011 – 2013
IEA Ombudsperson, 2013 to Present
Encaustic Art Institutue, Member.
Pikes Peak Art Council, Member, 2011 to Present
Manitou Springs Art Council, Member, 2011 to Present
Manitou Art Center, Member, 2011 to Present

ART INSTRUCTOR:

2017 – 2012: Painting With Encaustic Workshops, Bemis School of Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
2012 – 2007: Painting With Encaustic Workshops, Anchorage, Alaska.
2011 Introduction to Encaustic, Machentanz Art Festival, University of Alaska,
Matanuska-Susitna, Wasilla, Alaska.
2010: O.L.E.’s Artist in Their Studios Classes, Anchorage, Alaska
2006: Watermedia Workshop, Studio Central, Anchorage, Alaska

EDUCATION:

1991 – Present: Self Taught Visual Artist
1992 – 94 Graduate Studies, Creative Writing, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
1992 –  BA, Cum Laude, English: Creative Writing, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska