Sharron Lobaugh

the Artist

Sharron Lobaugh’s most frequently painted subject is the Mendenhall Glacier which is one of Juneau’s most popular tourist attractions. This magnificent glacier is a constant source of inspiration: “The ephemeral beauty of this natural spectacle is both majestic and powerful. I am challenged each time to present the beauty as well as the force of Alaska."  Current works are on exhibit and for sale through the SE Alaska Animal Medical Center (907) 789-7551... at the Juneau Artists Gallery in the Senate Bldg in downtown Juneau...and in her private studio, Gallery Art and Framing on 3340 Fritz Cove Road, Juneau, Alaska (907) 789-7604.

Sharron obtained her bachelors of  Fine Arts from Washington State University in 1959. She has been a practicing artist in oils, prints, and watercolors in Juneau, Alaska since 1964 where she presently resides with her husband Cliff and operates her own studio.

She has been active in the fine arts community of Juneau and in the State of Alaska serving on both the Juneau and State Arts council as well as organizer of several major local and statewide exhibits. In 1967, she coordinated the Alaska Centennial Art Exhibit, a juried exhibit of 110 pieces selected from all over the State that traveled for a year to 22 sites in Alaska and to Seattle.

She taught art at Juneau High School for a number of years and at the University of Alaska SE. in the late 70’s and early 80’s. She as conducted many watercolor workshops in S.E. Alaska, in Northern British Columbia, and Yukon Territory.

Her work is included in major Alaskan collections such as the City and Borough of Juneau; University of Alaska, Juneau and Fairbanks; and Alaska Pacific University; and the Alaska State Museum. Pieces of Mrs. Lobaugh’s work were selected by the Alaska Council on the Arts for the Alaska  Art Bank and for several major exhibits sponsored by the State including the Governor’s Art Exhibit(s) and the Alaska Smithsonian Exhibit. Two pieces of Mrs. Lobaugh’s work can be seen on board vessels of the Alaska Marine Highway system which were obtained as part of the 1% for Art program.

Articles on her work have appeared in the Alaska Arts Journal, Alaska Sportsman Magazine, Alaska Journal (Winter 1979). Alaska Arts Quarterly (1981), and the Calendar of Women Artists of America (1983).

Mrs. Lobaugh’s work has been included in several Alaskan juried exhibits. Awards include Best of Show in exhibits: Artabon, Juneau; the 25 Anniversary Alaskan Arts and Crafts Show, Juneau  and Honorable Mentions: Aquarelle, Anchorage Museum; All Alaska Juried Exhibit; 50 Years of Art in Alaska at APU; and the Centennial Art Exhibit.

Museum exhibits include a one-woman show at the Frye Museum in Seattle and at the Alaska Pacific University, and a three person exhibit at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. Private galleries featuring solo exhibits of Ms. Lobaughs work include: Artique, Anchorage; Yukon Gallery, Whitehorse; Gallery of the North, Haines; Scanlons, Ketchikan; Northwind, Juneau; and the House of Woods, Fairbanks.

 

 

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