Barbara Shark

Born: Baltimore, MD 1946
Education: 1969 BFA cum laude, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
1970 Graduate studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Selected exhibitions:

1980 "Front Range in Washington", Washington Women's Art
Center, Washington, DC
"Using Paper", Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
"To the Point", Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT,
and The Beaumont Art Gallery, Loretto Heights
College, Denver, CO. Catalog with reproduction.
1981 "Arts '81", Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, CO
Juror's award.
Travelling Exhibition, Front Range Women in the
Visual Arts; ARC Gallery, Chicago, Plains Art
Museum, Moorhead, MN, Colorado Gallery of the
Arts, Denver. Catalog with reproduction.
1982 Three person exhibition, Boulder Center for the
Visual Arts, CO
"Colorado: State of the Arts; Prints from Shark's
Lithography", Denver Art Museum and The University
of Colorado Art Gallery, Colorado Springs.
1983 "Front Range: Women in the Visual Arts". Travelling exhibition; Montana Association of Art Galleries and Museums.
"A Decade of Women's Art", Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, CO
"Invitational Drawing Exhibition", Grant Street Art Center, Denver, CO
"Front Range: Current Work" University Memorial
Center Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder
1984 "Colorado Women Who Create", Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO. Catalog
with reproduction.
1986 Barbara Shark, (solo show), Grant Street Art Center,
Denver, CO
"Celebration of Denver Artists" 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO
1987 "The Colorado Drawing Show", Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1988 "Communication 88", 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO
1993 "Printed from Wood-Contemporary American Woodblock Prints" Joanne
Chappell Gallery, San Francisco
"Aqua Arts" Boulder Public Library Gallery, Boulder, CO
"Boulder Flow" CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder
1995 "Face to Face, Subtext: Intimacy", Barbara Shark and Margaretta Gilboy, Boulder Public Library Exhibits Space, Boulder, CO
"From the Lanai"; Hawaiian Landscapes. Solo show. Studio 7 Gallery, Holualoa, Hawaii
1996 "Art of Women", Republic Plaza exhibition space, Denver, CO
"Working Proof" Twenty Years of Prints from Shark's Inc. CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado at Boulder. Catalog with reproduction.
1997 "Face to Face", The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, Minnesota
"In Site", (solo show), Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 “Persona”, Republic Plaza exhibition space, Denver, CO
“Farther West”, (solo show), Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
“What’s Hot at Shark’s”, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
1999 "Real to Surreal", Museum of Contemporary Art-Denver
"In Formation", (solo show), Spark Gallery, Denver
“Western Visions Revisited” , Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
2000 "New Paintings", (solo show), Spark Gallery, Denver
"Elbows and Tea Leaves; Front Range Women in the Visual Arts", Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado
"Call and Response", Singer Gallery, Mizel Art Center, Denver, CO
2001 “Fig-u-ra-tion”, Carson -Masuoka Gallery, Denver, CO
Gallery artists, Carson- Masuoka Gallery, Denver, CO
“Being There” New Work, (solo show), Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
2002 “Shark’s Ink, 1976-2001”, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
“Dinner with Friends”: Recent Drawings, (solo show), Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
2003 “Consider the Meal” New Paintings and Drawings, (solo show) Carson-Masuoka Gallery, Denver ,CO
“Spark”, Curtis Art Center, Littleton, CO
“Looking Back”, New Drawings, (solo show) Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
2004 “The Conjurer: New Paintings , (solo show) Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
2005 “Go Figure”, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver
2006 “Out of the Wood: Woodcuts from Shark’s Ink”, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
“Stills: New Paintings”, (solo show), Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
“Extended Remix”, Museum of Contemporary Art-Denver, Denver, CO. Catalog
“Art on the Tables”, 15th Street Studio, Boulder, CO
“Gallery/Gallery”, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
2007 “Colorado Masters”, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
2009 "The Art of Women," Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
Summer Exhibition/Gallery Artists, VanStraaten Gallery, Denver, CO
2010  "Art of Women" Denver International Airport Gallery, CO
 "Moments In Between", (solo show), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art,
  CO.  Catalog with essays by Petra Sertic, Curator and Robert Kushner.

Public and Corporate Collections:
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN
The Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, MN
Kaiser Permanente, Denver and Boulder, CO
MWH Global, Broomfield, CO
University Hospital, Denver, CO
Awards:
Denver Art Museum AFKey Award, 1990: Barbara and Bud Shark.
Boulder Daily Camera Pacesetter Award - Arts and Entertainment, 1995
Boulder Arts Commission Grant, 1995
Volunteer Positions:
Emergency Family Assistance Association, Board of Directors, 1985 -- 1989
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Board of Directors, 1994 -- 2000
President of the Board, 1996-1998
AHAB/Neodata Endowment Panel, 1997 -- 2002
Curatorial:
“Art and Provocation", Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997, with Director/Curator Cydney Payton
"Real to Surreal" Artist's panel, MOCA-Denver, December 1999
"Creating Community; Artists and the Making of Meaning", Women of the West
Museum, Boulder, CO 2000
Visiting artist lecture/slide presentation, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI 2006
"Moments In Between"  Artist's talk, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO 2010




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