Sharon Markwardt  Color of the West: Original Art
New Works and Events

The paintings below have all been done in the last few months.  Below them you will find shows and events. Links: YPC (Your Private Collection), WAX (Waxlander)
You may use this photo album as a slide show, or click to enlarge individual images.
Upcoming and Recent Events:
Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ. March -May, 2017
Southwest Art plans to feature me in an article on Wildlife and Animal art in the May issue!
Western Spirit Art Show and sale at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum. March 2017
Women Artists of the West Spring Showcase at RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, March-May 2017.  Receptions March 3, April 7, and May 5, 6-8pm. I will paint at the gallery April 7, from 4-6 pm.
Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ. March -May, 2017. My 6th year at this prestigious invitational event.
Southwest Art, March 2017, pg 7
Southwest Art, Feb 2017, pgs 33 and 101
Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Feb/March 2017, pg 37
 Women Artists of the West
National show at RS Hannah Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. Nov 15-Dec 30, 2016.

An Artist's Christmas-
-Gala benefiting Camp Fire First Texas, November 12 at the Ft. Worth Zoo.
The Art of Cutting  National Invitational Show, in conjunction with the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity.  At the Amon Carter building in Ft. Worth, TX Nov 17-Dec 9,  with gala on Nov 27. Sold out!

Friday, June 24, on live TV, 5-7am on Channel 8 in the DFW area.

Featured Artist for Gallery night at Your Private Collection in Granbury, June 25, 2016.

The prestigious national group, Women Artists of the West, conferred Master Signature member status to me!  I am now one of only 11 of this status in the 45 year history of the group. The 2016 National show was in November in Fredericksburg, TX, at the RS Hanna Gallery. I was the Juror for the group's online show, "Hot Summer Nights".

Cowgirl Up! 2016 at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ.  March 18-May 8. Invitational show featuring 58 of the nation's top women in western art.  I was thrilled to be invited back to this prestigious show for a 5th year! I again participated in the main show, the miniatures, and the Quick Draw March 18-20. Look for the article and ad in the March issue of Southwest Art! It was a great show for me, and I've been invited back for 2017
Past shows:

The Art of Cutting invitational show at the National Cutting Horse Futurity in Nov, 2015 and 2016

Women Artists of the West, National Juried show at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, AZ, November, 2015.  I had two pieces juried in, and an ad in the November issue of Southwest Art

Waxlander Group Show : "Conversations in Color" August, 2015. My work hung with 3 other gallery artists (Mike McKee, Childers-West, and Sangita Phadke), in a thrilling display of color and form. There was a full-page ad in Southwest Art.  If you would like a mailer showing some of my pieces from the show, please contact me. 

August 18, I was at Fire Oak Grill in Weatherford, TX, along with author T.K. Lukas, at a book signing for Orphan Moon, for which I did the cover art.

Cowgirl Up! Look for articles featuring my work in the March 2014, 2015, 2016 issues of Southwest Art, Cowgirl Magazine, and Western Art Collector.

I am thrilled that I was selected for inclusion in Southwest Art's feature in Women in Art in the November 2014 issue!

Three of my works were in the show, "A New Look at the West", a national show at the Pearce Museum. I won the Navarro Council of the Arts award for "Thunder in Red" at the 2015 show, and a top award for "Steering West" in 2014 .

Check out my art in these recent publications:



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