I’m so thankful for all the people and experiences that have inspired, motivated and supported me throughout this artistic journey. You can see one of my works on display at the CAVE Gallery in downtown Vancouver, WA. It’s part of the group exhibit for Clark County Open Studios. This will be my second year participating in the tour, which offers two days, November 11th & 12th in which the public can visit local artist studios. Please feel welcome to visit the opening reception at CAVE on Friday Nov. 3rd, and an Artist Talk on Nov. 18th, in which Deb Spofford and Bea Garth will also be sharing.
Corridor Gallery at the Civic Center, July-Aug. 2017 Carbondale, IL
Rebecca Anstine Gallery at the Clark County Public Building, June 2017, Vancouver, WA
Clark County Open Studios, Nov. 2017
Clark County Open Studios, Nov. 2016
VOCA Art Lab, Feb. 2014
VOCA Gallery, Vancouver, WA
Mythical Beasts, Sept. 2013
Angst Gallery, Vancouver, WA
Ambrotos Kosmos, Aug. 2011
The Space, Vancouver WA
Dada Vancouver, Oct. 2009
Rocket House, Vancouver, WA
Love at the Glove, Feb. 2005
Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
Original mixed media art by Sharon Svec
Dancing With Nature / 50x55 / 2017 A-03 $500
Dancing With Nature / 50x55 / 2014 A-01 $500
Dancing With Nature / 50x55 / 2016 / A-02 $500
Moonlight Meditation / 50x53 / 2014 B-01 $500
Moonlight Meditation / 25x46 / 2017 D-05 $300
Moonlight Meditation / 25x55 / 2017 D-06 $300
Ruth St. Denis / 7.5x55 / 2016 C-01 $200
Midnight Meditation / 25.5x41.5 / 2016 D-03 $150
Denishawn Lawn / 41.5x14 / 2016 E-02 $80
Denishawn Four / 9x16 / 2016 F-03 $50
Third Eye / 23x32 / 2016 I-01 $200
Third Eye / 26x39.5 / 2016 I-03 $200
Eclipse Ruth / 45x41 / 2017 M-02 $333
Old Man / 4.5x12 / 2017 O-01 $30
Here lies a record of some works which are now happily dancing in private homes or public spaces.
Denishawn Four / 9x16 / 2016 F-01 $50
Douglas Gallagher / 14.5x46 / 2016 G-01 $200
Moonlight Meditation / 29x53 / 2016 D-01
Midnight Meditation / 25x50 / 2016 D-02 $300
Moonlight Meditation / 11x25 / 2017 D-07
Denishawn Four / 16x27.5 / 2016 F-02 $80
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Sharon M Svec
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my site. Here, I’ve detailed a bit about my history with this particular art form. If you are interested in learning more about my involvement with graphic design, communication or dance, or wish to request support in these areas, please contact me.
My profession of design and communication is rooted in a deep appreciation for the arts. I’ve dabbled in many, but have always circled back to dance and visual art.
The first tapestries I created were inspired by the dramatic postures of Ruth St. Denis. Oh, how sad that I was not alive then (that I recall, anyway). Ruth, Ted Shawn, and the Denishawn School of Dance came just a hair after Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan impressed audiences with their bold and unorthodox performances. Many more inspirational figures followed.
In an act of meditation on my favorite time in dance history, I hung a sheet on the wall and used an overhead projector to project a favorite image of Ruth on the fabric. The natural air current in the room moved the fabric just slightly. That, and the life-size image were enough to take me to that place with Ruth in the late 1900s.
That was it. The seed was planted, but I didn’t know how to make it grow.
Enter Karen Madsen. Karen is a local artist who I had recently met in the downtown scene. She suggested a type of dye that I might be able to use to print the image. She also encouraged me to show my process, and final work through participation in an upcoming group show. Eager to bring this image to life, and eager to share my passion for the arts, I created my first tapestries.
They were two diptychs: one of Ruth holding a piece of fabric in the wind, and the other, of her in a meditative pose. After I printed the images, I felt they needed just one more element… something to create more dimension and color. I came across some great old machined lace curtains, and found these to be the perfect stencils to create some context. Now, Ruth had a place to be. She was no longer lost, lingering in the Internet. No. Here, in my studio, she had materialized. And, she was dancing.
I am still passionate about these figures of dance, and from the many other subjects of photos that I find inspiring. I hope to continue this new style of art for some time.