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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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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