“Sharon Lyn Stackpole’s Namaste, a mixed media collage and painting on canvas, emits a beautiful, intimate and sensuous vibe.”
Cabal of the Hidden, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, October 7-November 19, 2016
ArtMares, an event of HallowEast, Contemporary Galleries, Charleston, WV, October 24-28, 2016
Day of the Dead Art Show, Arts Monongahela, Morgantown, WV, October 7, 2016
Guest Artist, Gallery Eleven, 1025 Quarrier Street, Charleston WV, July 2016
Paratissima Skopje (Macedonia) June 10-12, 2016.
“Talismans and Other Acts of Magic,” Sharon Lyn Stackpole and Jennifer Ellifritz, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, May 6-28, 2016
Print Exchange: Just A Second, Sketchbook Project, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July 17-19, 2015
“Explorations: Surrealism and Realism,” Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, Wheeling, Greg Siegwart and Sharon Lyn Stackpole, June 2015
Tokyo International Art Fair, Quest Hall, Harajuku, May 22-23, 2015
Art All Night, Pittsburgh, PA, April 25-26, 2015
“Symmetries,” Monongalia Arts Center, March 6-28, 2015
Doctors Without Borders Charity Gala Ball, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Global Art Agency, January 30, 2015
Mail Art Exhibition, “I Dream Of..” Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, December 2014
Print Exchange 2014, “Just A Second”, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, December 2014
Barcelona International Art Fair, Casa Batllò, Antoni Gaudi Modernist Museum, Barcelona, December 12-13, 2014
ArtMares, Contemporary Galleries, October 20-24, 2014, Charleston, WV
Morgantown Arts Walk, September 26, 2014, Glow Beauty Lounge, 224 Pleasant Street, Morgantown WV
Art is What? Monongalia Arts Center, July 18-August 2, 2014
“Return and Other Works“, The Purple Moon, 906 Quarrier Street, Charleston WV, June 26, 2014
Pittsburgh Artists Against Fracking, Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, April 4-May 31, 2014
“Les Femmes Folles WV” Monongalia Arts Center, March 7-April 5,2014 Featuring art by Julia Cahill, Betsy Cox, Sally Deskins, Claudia Giannini, Bonnie Gloris (image above by Gloris), Breanne Holden, Charlotte Ka, Jane Ogren, Sharon Lyn Stackpole and Jennifer Yerdon Lejeune.
“Imaginaries” Patty’s Art Spot, Star City, WV, January 2014
SCOPE Miami, See.Me, December 2013
“Bare Form”, Monongalia Arts Center, November 2013
“SHADY: Our Neighbors the Trees“, Arts Monongahela, Oct. 4-28′ 2013
“Creatives Rising“, See.Me, viewing of work on skyscraper in NYC among other prime locations in September 2013.
Print Exchange 2013, “The Drive Home”, Art House Co-Op, Robert Blackburn Printshop, 323 West 39th St., New York,NY, Sept. 5-29,2013; and July 26-28, 2013 at the Graphic Arts Workshop in San Francisco, CA.
“The Story of the Creative“, See|Exhibition Space, 26-19 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY July 25-Sept.10, 2013
Featured in the Paper app on iPad
Global Art League International Exhibition, Montreal, July 20-August 17, 2013
“Earth Day Invitational Exhibit“, Apartment Earth Gallery, 223 1/2 Hale St., Charleston, WV April 18, 2013
“Starseeds“, with Jacob McGill, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV, March 1-30, 2013
Twitter Art Exhibit, with Exhale Unlimited Gallery (EU) 953 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 2013
“Uncharted Territories,” Shaw Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2012
Appalachian Gallery, 270 Walnut Street, Morgantown, WV, September 2012-present
Assemblages and Intricates by Sharon Lyn Stackpole Opening
West Virgina artist Sharon Lyn Stackpole will be opening a show of new work at The Purple Moon this month which feature the artist’s colorful and quirky assemblages and paintings.
Born in 1969, Sharon is a native West Virginian who studied painting and art history at Fairmont State and West Virginia University. After art school, she worked for some time as a newspaper reporter and columnist in West Virginia, and still maintains a daily blog. She is a strong supporter of arts in education and lobbies for the restoration of art instruction at the primary grade levels in West Virginia.
Stackpole introduces a new style in this show – which she refers to as Intricates – small and very detailed paintings which incorporate her colorful view of life and the world around her.
Assemblages and Intricates opens on Thursday, August 19th, with a reception as part of the monthly Downtown Charleston ArtWalk from 5 to 8p.m. Live music will be provided by Charleston-based Tofujitsu.
Bare Form Exhibition, Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Morgantown WV, November 2009
Speaking with the PopCulteer, Rudy Panucci, in 2009
The Purple Moon will be presenting Filters of color, word & light: Works by Sharon Lyn Stackpole beginning Friday, February 27th in the Over the Moon Gallery. The show will open with a reception with the artist from 6 – 9 pm in the gallery at 906 Quarrier Street in Downtown Charleston.
Sharon Lyn Stackpole studied art at Fairmont State and West Virginia University, but has also read poetry in coffeehouses in San Francisco, and worked as an award-winning reporter for the Wheeling Intelligencer and News-Register. Recently her series, Fictionaries, traveled around the state of West Virginia and also exhibited at the Beehive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fictionaries was all about the blending of word and image.
Ms. Stackpole’s current show is continuation and expansion of that blending. In discussing her work she said:
“As I continue this journey, this immersion into my art, I’ve gone through various obsessions. Obsessions with words, with sculpture, with painted glass, and with glass itself. Obsessions with color have transcended into obsessions with light — what changes it, what transforms it, what alters light, what filters it. I want those filters. I want to hold them in my hands and build.”
The Blue Moose
248 Walnut Street, Morgantown, WV
Nov. 2- Dec. 13, 2008
“Sharon Stackpole is a former journalist, present public official and future madly successful artist. She spends money well: she studied art at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University twenty years ago and then proceeded to do absolutely nothing with it, that is, until now. She still writes, of course. And takes medication for those multiple personalities.”
–For Whom The Bell Tolls Ohio Valley
Fictionaries show at the Beehive
The Beehive on 1327 E. Carson is presenting an exhibit of mixed-media work and paintings by West Virginia artist Sharon Stackpole until August 17th.The exhibit, titled “Fictionaries”, features a collection of mixed-media paintings which juxtapose words and images in a two-dimensional form. An opening reception with the artist and her work will take place Sunday, August 3, from 6 – 9 p.m.
A resident of Middlebourne, West Virginia, Stackpole was educated at Fairmont State University where she studied graphic communications and art education; and at the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University, where she studied painting, art education, and art history. After college, she moved to San Francisco and studied art independently.
Stackpole moved back to West Virginia in 1995 and worked as a columnist for the Tyler Star News in Sistersville, West Virginia and then, later, at the Wheeling News-Register and Intelligencer in Wheeling. She left the newspaper in 1998 to rear her sons full-time, while resuming an early interest in researching pre-Renaissance art and architecture. She also maintains a current blog on the web at http://www.sharonlyn.wordpress.com, titled “s.m.ART: art is good, art is wise.”
Stackpole said her work is “meant to be an exploration of joy and exuberance, emotion personified in the play of light and color on canvas and paper.” Her work gravitates toward both the most joyous and intense of colors. She said a former professor advised her to only favor the colors of the palette that she would herself wear.
Because Stackpole has worked as both a newspaper reporter and an artist, the Fictionaries series is one she says she devised in much the same way peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were invented: by mixing the words with the pictures. “My art is not about creating the world in which you live,” she said. “It’s meant to create the world I can’t live without.”
The Dominion Post, Morgantown, WV, Thursday, June 12, 2008
West Virginia Northern Community College, Francis Fine Arts Center, New Martinsville, WV, October 2006
Mim’s Gallery, Main Street, New Martinsville, 2006-2007
The Hitching Post, Main Street, Middlebourne, 2006-2008
N’Harmony, Capitol Street, Charleston, WV, February-May 2006