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Sharon Paster

Sausalito, CA

I am fascinated by the energy that surrounds us. I layer oil colors, play with space, and contrast the solid with the ephemeral, the fixed with the fluid, to explore the forces of nature continuously at work. The surface of my paintings are often calm, but the tension is ever- present. Everything pulsates with life, on the verge of movement and change. I have been exhibiting my work in Northern California since 2002, participating in numerous group and solo shows—including the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Recent publications include Art of Northern California and the Serena & Lily Catalog. I share a studio at the ICB in Sausalito with noted Bay Area artist Katy Kuhn, and serve on the ICB Art Association’s Board of Directors. My work is represented by Simon Breitbard Fine Arts in San Francisco and Mill Valley, The Studio Shop in Burlingame, CA and Jules Place in Boston.

Sharon Paster
Artist Bio
ph. 415.602.3043

1955, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
BA Brandeis University, Phi Beta Kappa, Fine Arts Concentration (1976) College of Marin (Painting and Sculpture, 2012)

Sausalito Art Commission Juried Show, “Scissors Paper Rock,” Best in Rock award (2005) Sonoma Salute to the Arts Visual Art Competition, 2nd Place (2005)
Sonoma Salute to the Arts Visual Art Competition, Honorable Mention (2007)

Selected Exhibitions:
201 California Lobby, SF, solo show curated by William Torphy Fine Arts (July-Aug 2017) The Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame CA, 2-person show (Mar 2017)
Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville CA, “Color Play” (Mar 2017)
The Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA, group show (Nov 2016)
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Las Cruces, NM (Sept 2016)
Google SF Headquarters, 4th Floor Lobby (Nov 2015)
Bay Area Women Artists, O’Hanlon Center, Mill Valley (Aug 2015, 2016, 2017)
Art for AIDS, juried SF benefit auction (Oct 2015, 2016, 2017)
Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, solo show (July 2015)
Ruby LivingDesign, Mill Valley (Apr 2014)
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Fair (May 2013 & May 2011)
Sausalito Women’s Club Centennial Invitational (2013)
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, Winter Show (Dec 2012-2016)
Marin Masters, Mill Valley, CA, Outdoor Art Club Invitational (Feb 2012)
Marin Decorator Showcase, Belvedere, CA (Feb 2012)
The Depot, Mill Valley, CA, one-person show (Nov 2011)
Noci Gelateria and Gallery, Mill Valley, CA , solo show (Oct 2011)
San Anselmo Town Hall, San Anselmo, CA (Oct 2010)
College of Marin Emeritus Center, solo show (July 2010)
Editions Limited Gallery, Emeryville, CA (July 2010)
Falkirk Annual Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA (May 2010) and Falkirk 100 Invitational (2010-2012)
Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, Figurative Group Show (Oct 2009)
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, “Conversations: A Group Show” (Dec 2008)
Marin Community Foundation, “Past Present Personal” Group Show (Oct 2008)
Art League of Northern California, Annual National Juried Exhibition (Aug 2008 and 2006) Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, “Wet Paint” (Aug 2009 and June 2008)
Hershon Hartley Design, San Anselmo, CA, 2-person Show (Oct 2009 and Apr 2008) College of Marin Fine Art Gallery, “Spatial Relations” 3-person Show (Oct 2007)
Editions Limited Gallery, Emeryville, CA (July 2007)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Juried Biennial (2009, 2007 and 2005)
Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Juried Show (Jan 2007)
Marin Arts Council Members’ Exhibit, Marin County Civic Center (2006)
142 Throckmorton Theatre Gallery, one-person show, Mill Valley, CA (2006)
Artisans Gallery “Primarily Red” Juried Show, Mill Valley, CA (2005)

College of Marin “Faces of the Fallen” Participating Artist (2004)
Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley Community Center, 2-person Show (Aug 2002) Marin Open Studios (2001-Present), Sausalito ICB Winter Open Studios (2014-Present)
American Artwork, Alcove Books, releasing Oct 2017
Serena and Lily Catalog, May 2011-Present
American Art Collector, Alcove Books, 2004-2016 Juried Competition of New Work Macmillan Publishing, Macroeconomics Textbook cover (2015)
Artweek, Volume 38, Issue 7, Sept 2007
Art of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2003-2017
Juror, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (2017)
Board of Directors, ICB Art Association (2015-Present)
Represented by Simon Breitbard Fine Arts (San Francisco Bay Area), The Studio Shop Gallery (Burlingame, CA), Jules Place (Boston, MA) and Art in Giving (, for pediatric cancer research)

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