Sheri Farabaugh

070_greenbelt.jpg Sheri Farabaugh

Medium: Oils

 Like many of us, I’ve traveled several paths in my life. I’ve been a brewing chemist, a CPA, a cocktail waitress, and ever so briefly, I sold sod. Nothing I’ve done has captured my full attention like painting has. At times, painting is a real struggle, as many worthwhile things are. But every once in a while, magic happens and the painting seems to paint itself.  I’ve not found that kind of wonder and satisfaction in anything else, and that is why I feel so blessed to be an artist. From waterscapes, to still lifes, to figurative, I find my inspiration in a wide range of subjects. Though I am a realist, I work to find the bold abstract design in every subject. Light and nature’s complicated patterns are my muses, and for me beauty is in the details.

Sheri Farabaugh's paintings have received many awards and recognition, and have been juried into numerous local and national exhibitions.  She has studied with Mark Daily, Kevin Wechback, Kim English, Doug Dawson, and Michelle Torrez among others.

2017: Most recently Sheri was awarded the Fellowship distinction with the American Society of Marine Artists

in addition to being featured in an 8 page demonstration in the Oct/Nov 2017 issue of International Artist Magazine. 

In 2017, Sheri attained Signature status with the Oil Painters of America and with the American Women Artists.

 Sheri was featured in the March/April 2016 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur. One of her paintings was chosen
as the cover photo. 
Sheri has also been featured in the International Artist Magazine "Seascapes, Lakes and Rivers" article, the American Society of Marine Artists Quarterly and she received an Award of Excellence from Southwest Art Magazine in 2014. 

Selected Exhibits and Awards

November 2014       Colorado Plein Air exhibit. Honorable Mention

October 2014           Featured artist. American Society of Marine Artists Quarterly

October 2014           Southwest Art Magazine. Artistic Excellence Award

June 2014                Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, Bennington, VT, Honorable Mention Realism

May 2014                  Elected to Signature membership in the American Society of Marine Artists

April 2014                 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

January 2014           Scottsdale Artists School, Best and Brightest, Scottsdale, AZ    Honorable Mention

December, 2013       Boldbrush Online Competition, 3rd Place 

September 2013       OPA Western Regional, Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS 

September 2013       International Guild of Realism, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ

July 2013                 Artists Magazine Finalist

June 2013                OPA Salon, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petosky, MI

April 2013                International Salon, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

April 2013                Governor's Invitational Exhibit, Loveland Museum, Loveland Colorado

September 2012       Best of Show, Louisville Art Association National Exhibit

June 2012                Oil Painters of America Nation Exhibit, Evergreen Colorado

April 2012                Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

                                 International Salon, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

September 2011       Best of Show, Louisville Art Association National Exhibit

April 2011                Juror's Honorable Mention and Top 50

                                 International Salon/Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

                                 Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

October 2010           Best in Show, Lone Tree Art Exhibit, Lone Tree, CO

                                 Oil Painters of America Regional Exhibit, Trailside Gallery, Jackson, WY

                                 American Impressionist Society 11th Annual National Exhibit, Nashville TN

                                 Artist's Choice Award, Artists of Colorado Exhibit,

                                           Colorado Artist's Guild, Denver,  CO

April - May 2010    Oil Painters of America National Exhibit
                           Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona

January 2010         Paint America Top 100
                           Juror's Award Winner for "Running the Rapids"
                           Paint America Top 50 Mini

                           1st Place Oils
                           Glendale Fine Arts Show, Glendale AZ

                           Award of Excellence
                           Arizona Artist's Guild Winter Exhibit

October 2009         Best in Show, Lone Tree Art Exhibit
                            Purchased by the City of Lone Tree, CO
                           Accepted into the Artists of Colorado
                           14th Annual Juried Exhibit

September 2009      Best in Show   Louisville National Fine Art Show
                            Louisville, CO

July-Aug  2009        Featured Artist at Aar River Gallery
                            Westminster, CO

February 2009         Best in Show
                            Wickenburg Fine Art Exhibit, Wickenburg AZ

January 2009          2nd Place Oils
                            Glendale Fine Arts Show, Glendale AZ

October 2008          1st Place Artists of Colorado Exhibit
                             Standing Sun Gallery, Denver, CO

June 2008               Commissioned artist for Mile Hi Mile race sponsored
                             by the Greenway Foundation, Denver, CO

April 2008                Artist of Promise Award
                              Maricopa County Chancellor, AZ

January 2008            Best in Show, Glendale Fine Arts Exhibit
                              Glendale, AZ

November 2008        Published in the Traveler Magazine
                              GCC's Annual Art and Literature Publication

April  2007               Exhibit and Cultural Exchange
                              China Art Institute, Shanghai China


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