Residencies

Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY:
This national park’s 2009 Artist-in-Residence; October 2009

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Marais, MI:
Joint residency with book artist Lucia Harrison (Evergreen State College) as this national park’s 2006 Artists-in-Residence;  August 28-September 13, 2006

Representation

Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers (Birmingham, AL)

CollectionsUniversity & Corporate

Baylor University: by way of
Denison University: Blue Ridge Bounty and Flowing Essence
DLA Piper, Raleigh, NC: The Ups & Downs of Mountain Life
Emory University: The Incompleat Editor Polishes Passages from Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN and The Mammoth Legacy of Stephen Bishop
Indiana University: Crazy Quiltsand The Mammoth Legacy of Stephen Bishop
Lafayette College: The Incompleat Editor Polishes Passages from Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN and The Mammoth Legacy of Stephen Bishop
National Museum of Women in the Arts: Blue Ridge Bounty
Ohio State University:
Crazy Quilts
Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL:  
The Look Book
Savannah College of Art & Design-Savannah, GA, campus:
Great Good/Bad Fortune
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture:
The Mammoth Legacy of Stephen Bishop
University of Denver:
Helpful Hints for the High-Strung
University of Kentucky:
The Mammoth Legacy of Stephen Bishop
University of South Carolina:
The Incompleat Editor Polishes Passages from Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN
University of Vermont:
Flowing Essence
Vanderbilt University:
Blue Ridge Bounty, Change/Discovery, Crazy Quilts, The Daily Welcome, Dreams, Eight-Word Autumn Scene, En's Day, Flowing Essence, Freehand, Groundwork for Healing, Hidden Horizons: Ground for Growth, How Bat Entered English, The Incompleat Editor Polishes Passages from Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN , The Mammoth Legacy of Stephen Bishop, Mnemonics, Moon Musings, Presence, The Pursuit, Remnants Gathered, Something Done by Quiet Being, Symmetries, and What Is the Sound of Two Invisible Hands Clapping?
Yale University:
The Incompleat Editor Polishes Passages from Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN

 

Publications–Works Included

Dirt? Scientists, Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment, exhibition catalog for the associated event at the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, August 6-December 4, 2015; image of my artist's book containing an original poem appears in the "Soil Dwellers" section

"On the Whole," poem about artists' and scientists' intersecting perspectives, in Sci-Art in America's 2nd-anniversary special issue, August 2015 

Bind-O-Rama 2014--an online exhibition of 28 books selected by Book_Arts-L Listserv founder Perter Verheyen to celebrate the listserv's 20th anniversary and the growth of book arts

TECA-Testimonianze Editoria Cultura Arte, "Arte e Libro" section (international journal published in Italy)
(Sept. 2013); discussion of selected American book artists' works and creative processes 

National Park Service, National Park Arts--an online juried exhibition of works by various National Parks' artists- in-residence (website active as of Sept. 10, 2013)

500 Handmade Books, volume 2
(Asheville, NC: Lark Books, September 2013; Julie Chen, juror); two photos of artist’s book Depth Perception: Mapmaking Legacies at Mammoth Cave

1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art
(Beverly, MA: Quarry Books, May 2012; Peter and Donna Thomas, jurors); photo of artist's book Beyond Compare, part of 5-book set created for Mammoth Cave National Park

500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form
(Asheville, NC: Lark Books, August 2008; Steve Miller, juror); two photos of artist’s book Primary Melody 

News of the Visual Arts-Seattle Edition
(May-June 2008); two photos of artist’s book The Ups & Downs of Mountain Life, included in “The Book as Art: Beyond Words” exhibition, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, May 14-July 13, 2008

Exhibitions

Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA:
Groundwork for Healing, an artist's book incorporating an original poem by the same title, in the international exhibition "Dirt? Scientists, Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment," August 6-December 4, 2015; served as one of the poetry jurors and, by invitation, created the poem and book for exhibition inclusion

Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO:
by way of, an artist's book created for the "Ideation Experience" exhibition, based on Julie Chen and Barbara Tetenbaum's Artists' Book Ideation Card Decks and curated by Alicia Bailey, June 19-August 1, 2015

Caldwell County Arts Council, Lenoir, NC:
Numerous artist's books in the four-artist exhibition "Different Perspectives, Four Forms," April 4-25, 2014

Amelia Gorgas Library, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL:
Symmetries, an artist's book selected for Southeast Chapter--Guild of Book Workers juried exhibition, December 4, 2013-January 31, 2014

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC:
Freehand, Mnemonics, and Depth Perception: Mapmaking Legacies at Mammoth Cave, three artist's books for "Behind the Scenes," workshop instructors' exhibition, March 2013

BookWorks, Asheville, NC:
The Incompleat Editor Polishes Passages from Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN, artist's book selected for the Southeast Chapter--Guild of Book Workers inaugural juried exhibition, January 6-February 23, 2013

Center for Advanced Hindsight, Duke University, Durham, NC:
What Is the Sound of Two Invisible Hands Clapping?, artist's book created for the CAH's "PoorQuality: Inequality" exhibition, based on the research of Dr. Dan Ariely and other behavioral economists; June 1-August 31, 2012

Jones House Cultural & Community Center, Boone, NC:
Solo exhibition, "Books as Curious Creations," October 4-November 4, 2011

McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia:
Depth Perception: Mapmaking Legacies at Mammoth Cave, artist’s book created for the invitational exhibition "The Celebration of the Book," co-sponsored by the gallery and the Southeast Association for Book Arts, curated by Mana Hewitt; May 27-July 31, 2011

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA:
Change/Discovery and Six Letters, Two Words: Clues to Incalculable Losses, two artist’s books selected by juror MalPina Chan for "The Book as Art: Hand2Hand"; November 17, 2010–January 23, 2011

The Bascom, Highlands, NC:
Remnants Gathered, artist’s book selected by juror Carol Sauvion, executive producer of the Craft in America PBS series, for the “American Craft Today" national juried exhibition; October 2–December 18, 2010

Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC:
Three artist’s books in “Coming Home,” a Slow Book Salon exhibition in conjunction with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival; September 2010

The Bascom, Highlands, NC:
One artist’s book in “Small Works Challenge,” a Bascom members’ exhibition; August/September 2010

National Speleological Society Annual Convention, Fine Arts Salon Exhibition, Essex Junction, VT:
Two artist’s books on the exhibition theme of bats; August 2010

Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC:
Three artist’s books and two blank books in “Mountain Mosaic," a Slow Book Salon exhibition in conjunction with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival; September 2009

University of South Carolina, McMaster Gallery:
Dreams, artist’s book selected by juror Bea Nettles for “Intimate Curiosities: 2009 Southeast Association for Book Arts National Juried Exhibition”; May 5-29, 2009; exhibition traveled to Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC, June-July 2009

Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA:
Set of seven artists' books created collaboratively with Lucia Harrison, Evergreen State College faculty member; this set is number 2 in an edition of 3, with the first having been donated to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore after Sharon and Lucia's artist residency; May 2009

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC:
Remnants Gathered, artist’s book, selected by juror Dr. Kimberly Rorschach, Director of Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art; one of 57 entries chosen from approximately 400; exhibition sponsored by Raleigh Fine Arts Society; March 1-May 3, 2009

Old Rock School, Valdese, NC:
Three blank books in holiday arts show hosted by the Rock School Arts Foundation; November 30, 2008-January 9, 2009

BookWorks, Asheville, NC:
Collaborative artists’ book set (completed with Lucia Harrison for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore) and an artist’s book in “BookOpolis” exhibition; September 2008

Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC:
Two artist’s books in “The Beloved Community” exhibition, a Slow Book Salon event in conjunction with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival; September 2008

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA:
Two artist’s books in “The Book as Art: Beyond Words” exhibition, curated by MalPina Chan and including the works of eleven book artists from Washington, North Carolina, and New Zealand; May 14-July 13, 2008

Southeast Association for Book Arts traveling exhibition:
SABA members’ works in exhibition “More Than Words Can Say: A Celebration of Book Arts”; Columbia and Spartanburg, SC, and Oakland, CA; 2005-2006

Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibition:
Works by members of the Northwest and Southeast GBW chapters, “NW x SE Exchange Exhibition”; Atlanta, GA; Tuscaloosa, AL; Pocatello, ID; 2004-2005

Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC:
Two artist's books in Slow Book Salon exhibition “Words in Place,” a Slow Book Salon event in conjunction with the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival; September 2006

Jones House Cultural & Community Center, Boone, NC:
Solo exhibition of handmade books, handmade papers, letterpress-printed broadsides and books, and poetry with paintings; October 2005

BookWorks, Asheville, NC:
Three artist's books in “Bookopolis” exhibition; September 2005

Jones House Cultural & Community Center, Boone, NC:
Ten blank and artist's books in exhibition “Plays on Words”; March 2005

North Carolina Poetry Society meeting, Southern Pines, NC:
Presentation involving handmade books, handmade papers, and letterpress-printed broadsides and books; January 2004

Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA:
Collaborative two-volume altered-books project with Evergreen State College art faculty member and book artist Lucia Harrison; October 2003

Grants

Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina (Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council):
Grant to support participation in Paper & Book Intensive 2011; one of eight recipients; October 2010

Finalist for North Carolina Arts Council Craft Artist Fellowship:
One of 20 finalists from among 109 applicants during the first year in which this fellowship category was offered; June 2008

Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina (Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties, in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council):
Grant to support launching of a book arts website; one of 11 recipients; October 2006

Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, Durham, NC:
Grant to support completion of The Breath of One Heart, an artists’ book on meditation practice; book created by Pam Noble, Betsy Brown, and Sharon Sharp, and handbound by Sharon; edition of 32; 2004

Teaching

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH:
Two-day workshop, "Exploring Every Angle"; September 14-15, 2013

Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC:
Two-day workshop, "The Envelope, Please: Envelope + Book Explorations, sponsored by the Guild of Book Workers--Southeast Chapter; February 16-17, 2013

Paul and Florence Thomas Memorial Art School, Glendale Springs, NC:
Two-day workshop on origami-influenced books; September 2015
Two-day workshop on accordion-style books; August 2011
One-day workshop on pamphlet-stitched books; August 2010
One-day workshop on stab-bound books and haiku writing; September 2009

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC:
Two-day workshop on combining envelope- and book-making techniques; July 23-24, 2012

Avery Middle School, Newland, NC:
Teaching Artist bookmaking residencies with 6th- and 7th-grade students, coordinated by the A+ Schools Program; February and April 2009

Alger County Historical Museum, Munising, MI:
Miniclass in conjunction with Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Artists-in-Residence presentation with Lucia Harrison; September 2006

Burt Township School, Grand Marais, MI:
Bookmaking classes for third- through sixth-graders during Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore joint artists’ residency with Lucia Harrison; September 2006

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC:
Assistant instructor, book arts class taught by Debbie Ogle; August 2005

Juror

Exhibition "Dirt? Scientists, Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment," Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA:
One of three poetry jurors for this 2015 exhibition

Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY:
One of the jurors for this National Park’s 2010 Artist Residency program

Professional Organizations

American Craft Council (associate member)
Art & Science Collaborations (Featured Member, June 2014)
Guild of Book Workers (national and regional)
Miniature Book Society
Movable Book Society
North Carolina Literacy Association
North Carolina Science Teachers' Association
Southeast Association for Book Arts

Training

Paper & Book Intensive, Saugatuck, MI (Ox-Bow School of Art):
At this annual national workshop (held in various locations), in workshops taught by Andrea Dezso, Ann Frellsen, and Susan Skarsgard; May 2011

Paper & Book Intensive, Machias, ME (University of Maine at Machias):
At this annual national workshop (held in various locations), in workshops taught by Emily Martin, David Wolfe, and Melissa Jay Craig; July 2010

Garage Annex School Workshop, Easthampton, MA:
Wire-edge-binding workshop, taught by Daniel Kelm; June 2008

Paper & Book Intensive, Gatlinburg, TN (Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts):
In workshops taught by Hedi Kyle, Matt Liddle, and Cheryl Porter; May 2008

Southeast Association for Book Arts Workshop, Columbia, SC:
Design, writing, and image production for artists’ books, taught by Julie Chen; May 2005

Cheerio Workshop, Roaring River, NC:
Calligraphy and painting techniques for book artists, taught by Laurie Doctor; May 2004

Penland School of Crafts Class, Penland, NC:
Letterpress-printing and bookmaking class, taught by Steve Miller; summer 2002

Penland School of Crafts Concentration, Penland, NC:
Eight-week paper- and bookmaking workshop intensive, taught by Julia Leonard and Ann Marie Kennedy; spring 2003

Paper & Book Intensive, Tooele, UT:
In workshops taught by Barbara Mauriello, Mina Takahashi, and Cathleen Baker; May 2003

Printmaking Workshop, Banner Elk, NC:
Printmaking techniques for visual artists, taught by Noyes Capehart Long; autumn 2000

Painting Workshop, Boone, NC:
Watercolor and gouache painting techniques, taught by Noyes Capehart Long; summer 1997

Commissions

Wedding album and blank journal as wedding gifts; 2006
Journal/photo album as class gift for instructor of Penland Glass Studio; spring 2003