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Sharon Mergener
414-405-6919

sharonmergener@gmail.com | www.semartstudio.com

EXHIBITIONS (solo shows are noted)

2023 | Zaffiro’s Pizza- Milwaukee, WI

   SOLO Show of selected paintings from the Water Worldz series

 

2022 | Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh - Milwaukee, WI

   SOLO Show of selected paintings from the Water Worldz series

 

2022 | Spectrum Salon - Milwaukee, WI

   SOLO Show of selected paintings from the Water Worldz series

 

2022 (June & September) | BVGN – Bay View Gallery Night at the follow:

The Muse Gallery & Guesthouse | A-I-R with various mixed media

Sparrow Collective | various mini paintings & greeting cards

Clover | selective encaustic paintings, cards & stickers  

 

2022 | District 108 Salon & Spa - Hales Corners, WI

   Water Worldz (selected paintings from the series)

 

2018-2023 | Christmas on KK – Milwaukee (Bay View), WI

                        Exhibited at Lulu Café & Bar as part of this local art walk

 

2010-Current (November – December) | Art*Bar – Milwaukee (Riverwest), WI

                         The Mini Art Show – ensemble group exhibition -annual show

 

2021 (June & September) | BVGN – Bay View Gallery Night at the follow:

Lulu Café & Bar | Water Worldz SOLO Show of mixed media

The Muse Gallery & Guesthouse | A-I-R with various mixed media

Sparrow Collective | various mini paintings & greeting cards

Clover | selective encaustic paintings, cards & stickers  

 

2021| Jazz Gallery – Milwaukee (Riverwest), WI

   Rebegin – ensemble group exhibition

 

2017-2019 (October)| South Milwaukee Art Walk at Moran’s – South Milwaukee, WI

  various mini art & cards (annual art walk)

 

 

2019 (June & September) | BVGN – Bay View Gallery Night at the follow:

Component Brewing Company | Water Worldz selected for collaboration show

Sparrow Collective | various mini paintings & greeting cards

 

2019 | Jazz Gallery – Milwaukee (Riverwest), WI

   Parallel Portals – ensemble group exhibition

 

2019 | The Muse Gallery & Guesthouse – Milwaukee (Bay View), WI

   A Celebration of Women – ensemble exhibition of female local artists

 

2017-2019 | Swan Day -Milwaukee, WI

  Urban Ecology Center– ensemble female exhibition

 

2019 | Revel Bar – Milwaukee (Bay View), WI

   Water Worldz – selected pieces for collaboration exhibit

 

2018 | Sabrosa Café & Gallery – Milwaukee (Bay View), WI

  Dream Portals & Memories– SOLO Show

 

2018 | The Pfister Christmas Marketplace – Milwaukee, WI

   The Pfister Hotel – various artists marketplace

 

2018 (September) | BVGN – Bay View Gallery Night at the follow:

            Component Brewing Company | various for collaboration show

Sparrow Collective | various mini paintings & greeting cards

Sam’s Tap | various paintings for collaboration show

 

 2018 | WPCA Member’s Show– Milwaukee, WI

   Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Annual Members Show

 

2018 (June) | BVGN – Bay View Gallery Night at the follow:

            Urban Bar | various for collaboration show

Sparrow Collective | various mini paintings & greeting cards

 

2018 | Tonic, (Bay View) Milwaukee, WI

            Various for collaboration show

 

2018 | Redline Gallery– Milwaukee, WI

            Modern Landscape - ensemble show

 

2016-2018 | Hibernation Liberation– Madison, WI

             Plan B – various mini art & cards for collaboration show

 

 

2017 (July & August) | NEWaukee Night Market– Milwaukee, WI

              various art & cards for monthly art walk in downtown Milwaukee

 

2016-2017 (June & September) | Greendale Gallery Night– Greendale, WI

   various art & cards for bi-annual art walk in downtown Greendale

 

 

2014-2016 (June & September) | BVGN – Bay View Gallery Night at the follow:

             Ink Spot | various for ensemble show

 

2012-2014 (July) | Gallery Night in the Third Ward, Milwaukee, WI

My Dwelling | various for ensemble shows

 

2012 (April) | Gallery Night in the Third Ward, Milwaukee, WI

My Dwelling | LIVE Painting & Collaboration Show

 

2012 (January) | Gallery Night in the Third Ward, Milwaukee, WI

My Dwelling | SOLO Show

 

2000 | Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Educators in Art – ensemble show

 

Artist-in-Residency

2020-current | The Muse Gallery & Guesthouse – Milwaukee (Bay View), WI

   Rotating and selected pieces from all of my series

Awards

Publications

Mudita Magazine, Winter 2021 Issue. Images of various paintings from the Water Worldz series Pages; 65, 70, 79, 95-96

Public Collections & Fundraisers

2022 | District 108 Salon & Spa - Hales Corners, WI

   Water Worldz (selected paintings from the series)

 

2014 | Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation Art Walk, Whitefish Bay WI

   Custom designed birdhouse for art walk auction for fundraiser

  

2011| Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation Art Walk, Whitefish Bay WI

   Custom designed rain barrel for local business walk auction for fundraiser

 

 

 

Professional Experience & Memberships

2021-current | Member of MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network

2019- current | Board Member of Visual Arts Gallery at the Jazz Gallery

2019 | OWL Program at the Jazz Gallery

Featured Artist Speaker

 

2014-2018 | Cardinal Stritch University

Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts Methods in the Classroom

            Created Class Syllabus

            Advised students in MAT program

            Edited Action Research Theses

 

2005-2017 | Whitefish Bay School District

Classroom teacher grades 3-5 all subjects

            Director of Student Council

            Grade Level Chair

            Founder & Director of Art Club

            CPI Grade Level Representative

 

2002-2005 | Milwaukee Public Schools District

Classroom teacher grades 1-3 all subjects

 

1999-2002 | Milwaukee Public Schools District

Paraprofessional grades 1-5 all subjects

 

1999-2002 | Homework Help After School

Art Program Coordinator & Teacher grades 6-8

 

1999-2018 (intermittently) | Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

Art Teacher for art camps and workshops grades 1-8

 

1998-2000 | Milwaukee Art Museum at Summerfest

Art Teacher & Manager of art tent at Summerfest

 

EDUCATION

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

• Master of Arts in Teaching 2009

• Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certification 2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

• Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts 1996

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