SHARON HUBBARD GALLERY

Welcome to sharonhubbardarts.com, the on-line gallery for Canadian artist Sharon Hubbard.

With an artistic purpose Sharon is inspired by the many artistic and photographic opportunities nature provides.

SHARON HUBBARD

Sharon Hubbard, living in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. Surrounded by nature finds daily artistic and photographic opportunities. As she travels intent on her artistic purpose throughout the Pacific Northwest she can be found up to her knees in bogs or snow banks. How do you describe an artist so extraordinary that she belongs to the world? While Vancouver Island is presently her base camp her love of nature is an ongoing adventure wherever the road leads her. Lately Sharon has spent time exploring the Rockies where wild orchids and lilies grow in the mountain meadows.

She is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists where her paintings have won awards Also Sharon is an honours graduate of Fine Arts and Printmaking from the University College of the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada. Her paintings have acquired homes around the world. Sharon does teach occasionally, usually on a one to one basis. It is always a delight to see a student become confident and capable of more than they believed possible.

Sharon has been carving for four years now, with 29 First Place, Best of Division and Best of Show awards. This rapid advancement allows her to enter the World Carving Shows in the near future.

Cottonwood bark carving has been added in the past year. Working in three dimensional has been an extraordinary experience with 9 first place awards celebrating this talent. Each piece is signed, numbered and photographed for a book proposed in the next few years. The soapstone carvings of our local fossils show the diversity of nature with everyone being an award winner. Come and see the artist at work at this years coming mid-island markets or contact Sharon at sharonsart@shaw.ca. also www.sharonhubbardarts.com.

ART AVAILABLE AT:

Kizmit Gift Gallery, Fort Langley, BC

 

 

Exhibitions

  • Springtime Show, Nanaimo Arts Council, First Three dimensional “Fossils #2” Soapstone Carving (April 2008)
  • Brant Wildlife Carving Show, 1st for “Singing Houses” Cottonwood Bark Carving (April 2008)
  • Winter show, Nanaimo Arts Council, First Three dimensional “Fossils” Soapstone Carving, (Jan 2007)
  • Milner Gardens Art Show, Qualicum Beach BC (Jul 2005)
  • Guest Artist, BC Ferries Corporation, Port Hardy to Prince Rupert BC. Five trips in the summers of 2003 and 2004.
  • "Spring" Federation of Canadian Artists, Arrowsmith Chapter, Parksville BC (Apr 2004)
  • Brant Wildlife Festival, Qualicum Beach BC. (2000-2003)
  • “Small In Nature”, Wild Flowers, Oceanside Community Arts Council. Parksville, BC (Jul/Aug 2003)
  • Vancouver Island Paleontological Museum Society Paleo Art Show, Nanaimo BC (May 2003)
  • “Bright and Beautiful” Tulip Show, Oceanside Community Arts Council, Parksville BC (Mar/May 2003)
  • Watercolours, Pen and Ink Drawings, The Filberg Art Gallery, Comox BC (Jun 2002)
  • Sensational Silks and Watercolours, The Filberg Art Gallery, Comox BC (Aug 2001)
  • Scintillating Silk Art Exhibit, Rollin Arts Centre, Port Alberni BC (Jun 2001)
  • Paleontological Art Show, Thompson- Nicola Paleo Society. Kamloops, BC (May 2001)
  • Mixed Media – One Woman Show, The Filberg Gallery, Comox BC (Oct/Nov 2000)
  • The Millennium Art Show, Parksville, BC (June 2000)
  • 100 Years – St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Abbotsford, BC (May 2000)
  • “The Rising of Powerful Females”, Zhee Clay Arts Studio, Vancouver BC (Aug/Sep 1998)
  • “Fall Colours” – Canadian Federation of Artists (October 1997)
  • Alumni Show – University College of the Fraser Valley (May 1997)

Awards

  • 2012 Pacific Brant Carving Show, Sidney BC
    First in Cottonwood Bark Carving, The Magic Kingdom,  First in Pyrography, First in Cocktail Water with Miniature Giant Pacific Octopus. All in Advanced Level
  • Appearance on Shaw TV demonstrating Carving Pumpkins, Oct. 2012.  Nanaimo News article, Carving a New Path, Nov. 2012
  • Brant Carving Show, Victoria BC, April 2012
    Decorative Shorebirds Advanced Level,  Ruddy Turnstone 1st & Black Leg Stilt  2nd; Pyrography Advanced Level, Shaman Totem pole 1st and Eagle Tree 2nd
    Birds of Prey, Saw-whet Owl, 2nd
    Cottonwood Bark, Wizard’s Castle 1st.

  • Brant Carving Show, April 2010.  Decorative Shore Birds
    1st and Best of Division. Sanderling  Shore Bird
  • Mid Island Carving Show, November 2010. 
    1st and Best of Division. Fancy Cut Goose Egg, honey comb pattern.
  • Mid Island Carving Show, November 2010. 
    1st and Best of Division, Decorative Shore Bird. Sanderling Shore Bird.

Education - Mentors

  • Mircho Jacawbo, MFA
  • Nita Leland, Dayton Ohio, US
  • Donna Baspaly, SFCA
  • Caroline Buchanan, Orcas Island WA, US
  • Janice Robertson. SFCA

 

Gwawinapterus beardi

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In 2005 Sharon Hubbard discovered a new Pterosaur on Vancovuer Island. She donated it to the Royal BC Museum n Victoria, BC in 2011.

The Pterosaur jaw, with 56 teeth, is a valued addition to the Royal BC Museum collection.

The Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences has given Sharon credit as the discoverer. (April 2011).