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Kathleen SheardKathleen Sheard   SAA, AFC, AAB, MPAA Kathleen Sheard
Glass and Graphite Wildlife Artist
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Kathleen Sheard is a nationally recognized wildlife artist who creates realistic wildlife paintings and sculpture in glass. Her work is found in corporations, private residences, glass and wildlife galleries throughout the United States. Kathleen is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation, Artists Along the Bitterroot and Montana Professional Artists Association. Kathleen was recognized by Artists for Conservation in October 2015 as the recipient of the AFC Monthly Conservation Artist Award. She volunteers for Sea Turtle Patrols, and other wildlife organizations. A percent of sales of her artwork are donated to support wildlife conservation. Kathleen teaches workshops so that others can learn more about sustaining wildlife and the wonderful mysteries of glass. Kathleen lives in the wilderness of southwest Montana in the midst of wildlife to increase her knowledge of what is the heart and soul of her work.

Artist Statement
I have had a fascination with the properties of glass and a love of all wildlife and other animals for as long as I can remember. I have brought these two passions together in my wildlife glass art. For the love of turtles, specifically sea turtles, I am, and will continue to dedicate my glass sea turtle sculpture to environmental education to help save these threatened and endangered species.

My process of multiple layers of compatible glass called frit, which is fired multiple times to create realistic wildlife portraiture, is a time consuming procedure. I can only achieve the detail and the photo realism by learning new ways to work the glass every time I start a new art piece. I do commissions, but I am particularly interested in my own work in threatened and endangered species and kiln cast sculpture. My creative process is continually evolving, and to say I build my work upside down and backwards means I am solving a unique puzzle almost daily.

Support for Conservation:
A percentage of sales will be donated alternatively to the following organizations:

* Steve Kroschel Wildlife Park in Haines Alaska
* Ocean Conservancy
* Sea Turtle Conservancy
* Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol, Florida

Special Achievements:
  • 2017 - Environmental Statement Award
    Award presented for conservation sea turtle kiln cast glass sculpture - "You're Killing Me - Oceanic Assassins : Propellers and Plastic. Artist For Conservation Festival 2017
  • 2015 - PADI Open Water Certified Diver
    I became a scuba diver to do on site research for my current commission and just as important to me it gives me an additional venue to help work with sea turtles.
  • 2015 - AFC Monthly Conservation Artist Award - October

  • Exhibitions
    Artists For Conservation Festival, Vancouver, BC. 2017
    Bonita Springs Fine Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL 2015
    Montana Professional Artists Association Annual Show, 2013-12
    One Woman Show, Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton, MT., 2011
    Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour, Bitterroot Valley, Montana, 2009-2012
    Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado, 2007
    Cheetah Conservation Fund Auction/Fund Raiser, Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon 2007-2000
    Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, South Carolina 2004,1998
    Annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibition 2004,2003,2001,2000
    Safari Club International 2003-1998
    Audubon Society of Portland Annual Wild Arts Festival 2003-1995 Featured Artist - 1998
    “Friends of the National Zoo Wildlife Art Festival”, Washington D.C. 1999-1998
    Pacific Rim Art Exposition, Seattle, Washington 1999 – 1997

  • contemporary WILDLIFE ART  (2015)
    More about contemporary WILDLIFE ART
    I was selected to participate in this book that showcases contemporary wildlife art. My artwork is seen on pages 93 to 97. - 
    Author: Cindy Ann Coldiron
    Published by: Schiffer Publishing LTD
  • Women Working in Glass (2003)
    Author: Lucartha Kohler
    Published by: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Featured 100 Top Innovative Glass Works - 2000 (2001)
    Author: Corning Museum of Glass
    Published by: New Glass Review
Organization Membership:
  • 2009 - Artists for Conservation

  • 2008 - Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol
    Volunteers patrolling beach at Alligator Point, Florida during nesting and hatching season for sea turtles.
  • 1997 - Society of Animal Artists

  • Teaching Experience
    Artist Studio, Hamilton, Montana
    The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
    C3 Studios, Duluth, Georgia
    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    Oregon Glass Guild, Portland, Oregon
    Artist Studio, Haines, Alaska
    Eugene Glass School, Eugene, Oregon

  • Education
    2009 Sculpture Workshop with Arthur Norby, nationally known bronze artist,
    Stevensville, Montana
    2005 Hot Sculpture Workshop with Karen Willenbrink Johnsen, Eugene Glass
    School, Eugene, Oregon
    2005-03 Living and working outside Haines, Alaska – in depth study of wildlife and
    the wilderness
    1997 Artist African Safari Workshop, John Banovich and Kobus Moller, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia
    1976 BS Graphic Design/Minor - Biology, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado



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Hamilton, Montana
USA 59840
Tel: (406) 375-9028
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Email: wildlifeglass@yahoo.com
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