"The Line & The Curve" Sculpture and Paintings by Sharon Wandel, Opening May 27, 4-7pm

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“The Line & The Curve”

Sculpture and Paintings by

Sharon Wandel

May 27 – June 25

Reception for the Artist

May 27, 4-7pm

Known primarily for her sculptures of sleek bronze birds, Sharon Wandel is also a painter of some renown. In this Inaugural Show and Season Opener at the newly located Lauren Clark Fine Art, both media of the artist will be on view.

The artist is a longtime Sculptors Guild member who joins poetry and nature with the metaphorical and realistic in her bold but delicate bronze sculptures which embodies the universal symbolism of freedom-the bird.

Having shown extensively in the Berkshires since the early 1990’s, Sharon Wandel has been represented by Lauren Clark since 2011. She has participated in over 100 shows and garnered upwards of 25 awards for her sculptural work, from New York to Japan and everywhere in between.

Born in Bemidji, Minnesota, Sharon Wandel earned an MA from Columbia University, a BA from Gustavus Adolphus College. She studied art at the Art Students League and at SUNY Purchase. She lives and works in New York.

Elected to the National Academy of Design, she has always enjoyed creative adventure that inspires her work; for example, a unique opportunity to show in Japan, study the language, study the culture, and interpret the experience in her art and expression.

My sculpture is created in wax, cast in bronze, and highly finished with a wide variety of patinas. The work employs abstract figuration based on life forms and archetypal images and often incorporates bits of still life and landscape. The current series deal with the multiplicity of metaphors related to the Bird throughout history. Many pieces may be placed in or outdoors. Many pieces are unique.

National Sculpture Society- Awards: Meisner 1994, Hexter 1993, Spring 1991, Meiselman 1990
National Academy of Design-Awards: Merit 1994, Cleo
Hartwig 1990, Ellin P. Speyer 2007; Elected NA 1994
Audubon Artists-Chaim Gross Foundation Award 1993
Allied Artists, NYC – Awards: Gapen Oehler 1995, Philip Isenberg 1998
North American Sculpture Exhibition, CO – 2nd Place 1991
Pen and Brush, NYC – Meisner Award 1990, Solo Show Award 1993
Silvermine Guild of Artists, CT – Solo Show Award 1993, Featured Artist 1997
Three Rivers Arts Festival (Carnegie Institute) – Purchase Award 1990
Hakone Open Air Museum -“3rd and 4th Rodin Grand Prize
Exhibitions Excellent Maquettes,” Japan 1992, 1990
Matrix Gallery-“Women Artists ’90”, Sacramento, CA First Prize Sculpture
Rahr/West Museum/Appleton Gallery/Charles Allis Art
Museum-Wisconsin Traveling Exhibit, WWIA- Cash Prize 1991
National Arts Club, NYC – Howard C. Adams Award 1989
Ariel Gallery International Competition, NYC -Group Show Award 1989
Salmagundi Club, NYC -Awards: McReynolds 1989, Barret Coleco 1988
Sundance Gallery National Competition, Bridgehampton, NY – First Place
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT -Full Fellowship 2000

Westinghouse Corporate Collection, Pittsburgh, PA 1990
Art Students League Permanent Collection, NYC 1989
National Academy of Design, NYC 1994
Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT 1998
Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Toyamura, Japan 1999
Pfizer Corporate Collection, Armonk NY 2000

Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT ’93, ’97, ‘2001
Pen and Brush, NYC 1994
Chappaqua Library, NY 1994
Clark Whitney Gallery, Lenox, MA 1994
James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, NY 1994, 1996
Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA ’98, NYC ’99, ’02
Riverpark Atrium, Norwalk, CT 1999
Gallery Marya, Osaka, Japan 1999
Laura Barton Gallery, Westport, CT 2000
The Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, ME 2000
Gallery Irohane, Sakai City, Osaka Japan 2001

Two 8’ bronze figures-male & female-for Ihilani Resort, Kapolei, Hawaii 1993
Anniversary piece-two 5″ figures-male & female-Silvermine Galleries 1993; other 1999
LEASE ANZ Bank Executive Offices, Americas Tower, NYC ’95-’96
Price Waterhouse, Chairman, Americas Tower, NYC 1996

National Academy of Design, 1995-2007 (1998 Featured),
2004, 2005 (2006 Featured), 2007, 2008
National Sculpture Society, NYC 1996, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1989
Palazzo Mediceo in Seravezza, Italy (NSS) 1994
Knickerbocker Artists, NYC 1992,1990,1989
Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT 1992, 1989
Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY 1990
James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, NY 1992-97
NY Society of Women Artists: Cork Galler at Lincoln Center
1991; Broome Street Gallery, NYC 1995,92,91; Warner
Communications, NYC 1989; Lever House, NYC 1998, 94, 93;
Kohn Pederson Fox Architectural Firm, NYC 1996; Carriage
Barn New Canaan, CT 1998; Noho Gallery 2000
Cavalier Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2000-01
Williamsville Sculpture Garden Invitational, Berkshires, MA 1995,2002
Cavalier Collection, Stamford, CT 1995
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY 1996
Chapel Street Art Gallery, New Haven, CT 1996-97
UConn Invitational, Farmington, CT 1996
Sculptors Guild at Lever House & in Soho, NYC 1998,1997
Stockholm, Sweden 2008
Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, NY 1997
Sculpture Now, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, MA 2001
Sundance Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY 1997, 1998
CW Nelson Landscape & Design, Sandisfield, MA 1998
Dora House (RBS), London, England 1997-1998
Sakai City Museum, Osaka, Japan 1998, 2001-02
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, CT 1998
Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY 1998
Silvermine Galleries, CT 1997-99 (Selections from the
National Academy of Design) 2001, 2006
Cortland Jessup Gallery, NYC 1998; Provincetown ,MA 1999-2002
Harper Collins, NYC 1998
Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, Japan 1999
The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD 2000
The Butler Institute of Contemporary Art,
Youngstown, Ohio 2002
HBO, NYC 1999
Kimberly Greer Gallery, Northport, NY 1999-2001
Eastland Gallery, Portland, ME 2001
Between the Muse Gallery, Rockland, ME 1999
The Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, ME 1999-02
Laura Barton Gallery, Westport, CT 1999-03
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ (SG) 1999
Toyamura International Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan 1999
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA 1999-2003
Westchester Council/Katonah Museum, White Plains, NY 2004
Chesterwood Museum, Lenox, MA 2002 (SG),2001
Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, MA 2002-03
Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME 2001-08
The Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA 2002-08
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2002
Craven Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA 2002-08
Elan Fine Arts, Rockland, ME 2003-05; Rockport, ME 2006-07
Clarke Galleries, Stowe, VT 2003-07; Palm Beach, FL ’04 (In Inventory)
Norman Rockwell Museum (Sculpture Now), Stockbridge, MA 2004
Gallery Yellow, Cross River, NY 2006-07
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT 2006
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT 2007
Karin Sanders Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY 2007
Sculpture Barn, New Fairfield, CT 2007-08
Landing Gallery, Woodbury, NY and Rockland, ME 2008
The Wit Gallery, Lenox, MA 2008
Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes, NY 2008

Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
NY Society of Women Artists, Past President
Sculptors Guild, Past Executive Board, Dr. Admissions
Allied Artists of America, Juror of Selection & Awards
Lamia Ink, NYC, past Advisory Board
National Academy of Design, NA -Curatorial Committees
Special Interest: Foreign Exchange

National Academy Museum Shop,NYC 2002-2008
Elizabeth Day Lawrence, Greenwich, CT 2002-06
Jane Cottingham Jewelry & Antiques, Newtown, CT 2003-04
The Giving Tree Gallery, East Sandwich, MA 2003-04
Takashimaya, NYC 2003
Shaw Jewelry, Northeast Harbor, ME 2004
Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA 2004
Elan Fine Arts, Rockland, ME 2005
Gallery Yellow, Cross River, NY 2006-07

Her work is included in the collections of the Westinghouse Corporation, the Pfizer Corporation, the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design, the Housatonic Museum, and the Toyamura Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Her work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally — Japan, Italy, England, and Sweden. She is the recipient of many awards including the Hartwig and the Speyer Awards from the National Academy; the Meisner, Hexter, Spring and Meiselman Awards from the National Sculpture Society; a Chaim Gross Foundation Award from Audabon Artists; Allied Artist Awards; North American Sculpture Exhibition Prize; and full Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center.

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