Sam - Head Shot - Dec 2012

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Shari Lynn Acevedo was born in Vernal, Utah. She is a descendent of Mormon pioneers who came to the United States from Christiana (Oslo) Norway. She has lived in numerous cities in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain. She is a wife and mother of four. Her artwork has been displayed in several cities in the United States and Canada. She has toured many of the great museums of the world and has been greatly influenced by the great masters. This is most evident in her sculpture work. Shari won an Art Scholarship to Brigham Young University (BYU) in Rexburg, Idaho. While a student there she had the opportunity to work under great artists; including Del Parsons, Robert T. Barrett, and Brent Gehring.

Shari is a professional artist who can use your ideas combined with her own to create artwork for display or product development. She can take conceptual ideas from imagination and transform them to drawings, clay maquettes, and ultimately to final production. A talented sculptor, she is also skilled in oils, aqua-media, and pastel.

Shari has taught art classes to young children, teens, and adults in various mediums. She particularly enjoys watching students discover the joy of creation. Her belief is that young minds stimulated with creativity, imagination, and visual adeptness develop into academically astute students.

Awards

1st Place – Professional Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2010
Honorable Mention – Prof. Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2010
1st Place – Professional Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2009
2nd Place – Professional Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2009
Best of Show Award – Sculpture Walk; Sioux Falls, SD – 2007
People’s Choice Award – Adonis Bronze Art Show; Alpine, UT – 2007
Best of Show Award – Sculpture Walk; Sioux Falls, SD – 2006
Exhibitor Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship – Norsk Hostfest; Minot, ND – 2004
Honorable Mention – Freedom Festival Fine Art Exhibit; Provo, UT – 2002
1st Place – Professional Sculpture Division – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999
2nd Place – Professional Sculpture Division –Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999
Theme Award for Show – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999
Honorable Mention, Professional Sculpture Division – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999
People’s Choice, Professional Sculpture Division – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999
Buckskinner Award Best of Show Sculpture – Rough Rider Art Show; Williston, ND – 1997
Award of Excellence – 5th Manhattan Arts International Cover Art Comp.; NYC, NY – 1996

Art Show Participation

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL EXHIBIT – Springville, Utah – 2010
NORSK HOSTFEST – Minot, North Dakota – 2005
NORSK HOSTFEST – Minot, North Dakota – 2004
ARTS IN THE PARK – Midsummer Nights; Minot, ND – 2004
SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE CENTER – ‘HCA’ Dedication Ceremony; Minot, ND – 2004
FREEDOM FESTIVAL – Fine Art Exhibit; Provo, UT – 2002
SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART – Religious & Spiritual Art of Utah; Springville, UT – 2000
SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW – Salt Lake City, UT – 2000
HANDS ON ART – The Crane House; Riverton, UT – 1999
HARVEST BALL – City Hall; West Jordan, UT – 1999
ARTFEST 1999 – Bountiful, UT – 1999
THE 1999 HANDCART DAYS ART COMPETITION – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999
GALLIVAN CENTER – 1999 Art & Garden Show; Salt Lake City, UT – 1999
ROUGH RIDER ART SHOW – Williston, ND – 1997
REPARTEE GALLERY GROUP – Joseph Smith Memorial Building – Salt Lake City, UT – 1996
AUDUBON ARTISTS – 54th Annual Exhibition; “Historic” Federal Hall, New York, NY – 1996
MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL – 5th Annual Cover Art Comp.; New York, NY – 1996
1996 ARTFEST XXI – All Seasons Arena Complex; Minot, North Dakota – 1996
Publications / Television Broadcasts / Radio Interviews / Presentations
NORTH DAKOTA LIVING MAGAZINE – “Miracles Bring Hans Christian Andersen to Minot”
April, 2005 Edition
KXMC (CBS Affiliate) – “Someone You Should Know;” Minot, North Dakota – June, 2004
KMPR (88.9 FM) – North Dakota Public Radio interview – June, 2004
DESERET VILLAGE STORE ZCMI – This Is The Place Monument; Salt Lake City, UT – 2002
LDS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – BYU; presenter (theme; D & C 68:6)– 2001
DAUGHTERS OF UTAH PIONEERS – Salt Lake City, UT – presenter – 2001
SALT LAKE MAGAZINE – Salt Lake City, UT – November/December, 1999
LDS Young Women’s Broadcast – 1999 (President Nadal’s address featured a photograph of the bronze sculpture: “Mary E. Rollins Rescues the Book of Commandments”)
BEEHIVE NEWS – Las Vegas, Nevada – October, 1999
DAVIS COUNTY CLIPPER – Bountiful, UT – July, 1999
NORWAY TIMES – International Publication – January, 1997
KXMC (CBS Affiliate) – “Someone You Should Know;” Minot, ND – 1996
MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL – New York City, NY – April, 1996
MINOT DAILY NEWS – Minot, ND – April, 1996
THE JOURNAL – Crosby, ND – April, 1996
THE JOURNAL – Divide County, ND – June, 1996
THE JOURNAL – Crosby, ND – February, 1996
THE JOURNAL – Divide County, ND – May, 1997
THE BURKE COUNTY TRIBUNE – Bowbells, ND – April, 199