Resume

2017 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement award.

Seven paintings included in movie, American Pastoral, based on the novel of the same name by Philip Roth. 

Interviewed by Calvin Schwartz, NJ Discover, “A Night in the Art Gallery”  2/16

INVITATIONALS

Stanek Gallery, Southern NJ Artists, Phila., PA 10/16-12/16
Park Ave. Club 15th Anniver., Prior Art Winners Exhibit, Florham Park, NJ  9/16-1/17
Wrote back cover endorsement for Leaves of Absence: An Illustrated Guide to Common Garden Affections, Sally Deskins and Laura Madeline Wiseman,published 11/15 by Red Dashboard Books
International Society of Acrylic Painters(ISAP) Online/Signature Members, 10/14 “Artists in Their Studios” featured artist on artsyshark.com
Online blog: Les Femmes Folles: Celebrating Women In Art by Sally Deskins                        femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/87788661037/sheila-grabarsky-artist
Noyes Museum Signature Artists, Oceanville, NJ (Annually)
Noyes Museum Gift Shop, Hammonton, NJ
“Artists for a Shore Cause” auction, for Hurricane Sandy victims M.T.Burton Gallery,     Surf City,NJ
ISAP Invitational/Signature Members, Online 2012, 2013
ISAP Special Invitational –  Signature Members –  Paso Robles,CA 9-10/11
Abstract Art’s Passionate Freedom, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC 9-10/11 Selected Artist-of-the-Month Statewide, JerseyArts.com
Tuckerton Seaport Invitational, Tuckerton, NJ, 2007, 2006
Background Art for Panel Discussion –
Collaborative Video  (Rutgers University/Johnson & Johnson):“IMPACT OF  DISASTER ON CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOLS, a program for school nurses”, 2002

AWARDS AND HONORS
Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement award
Best  in Show Overall – Trenton Mus. Soc., Ellarslie Open 33,              Trenton NJ, May, 2016
Color: Bold/Subtle Int’l Juried, 2016, Special recognition
Fourth Place Award, Intl Society of Acrylic Painters Intl. 7th Online Juried Open, 2016
Special Merit Award Light, Space & Time Online Gallery,  “Abstract Arts”, 3/16
Special Recognition Award Artquenchgallery.com 2014 Juried International , “Matters of the Heart”, 2/14
Special Recognition Award Upstreamgallery.com “6th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Int’l Juried, 2012
Honorable Mention Award Tuckerton Seaport Art Show, Tuckerton, NJ, 2009
Daler-Rowney Award Int’l. Society of Acrylic Painters, 2008
2nd Place Acry/Oils Ocean County Artists’ Guild State-Wide Juried, Island Heights, NJ 2005
Award of Excellence Manhattan Arts Int’l.-HerStory 2004, New York, NY/online
Merion Award for Acrylic Use, 3rd Street Gallery National Juried, Phila, PA 2002
Townsend Award, Art Alliance State-wide Juried Red Bank, NJ
Best Art ($100.)Tulane U. Professional Ann. Literary Review Nat’l Juried Vol. XII / Issue I New Orleans, LA 2000
Best in Show – Northern California Arts, Inc. International Juried Show “Bold Expressions”1999
Judge’s Choice Award Ocean County Artists Guild 11th State Juried, Island Heights, NJ1998
Certificate of Excellence – Montserrat Gallery NY-Soho International Art competition New York City, NY 1992
Best in Show  – Hudson Artists, Inc. 36th Regional Exhibition Bayonne, NJ 1989
First Prize Hudson Artists, Inc. 36th Regional Exhibition           Bayonne, NJ 1988
Honorable Mention Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ 1988
Honorable Mention – Bergen Museum, 3rd Open Juried Paramus, NJ 1985

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Idiosyncrazies, Pt. Pleasant, NJ August, 2014
Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ April 19-Sept. 13, 2010
Jerseyarts.com Artist of the Month (online), September, 2008
Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Heights, NJ October, 2007
Atlantic City Arts CenteIr, “Synapses”, Atlantic City, NJ July, 2007
Johnson & Johnson World Hqtrs. New Brunswick, NJ, 2002
Artspirit Intl. Gallery, Marlborough, MA 1997
Monmouth University800 Gallery,”Solus”,
W. Long Branch, NJ 1994
Oakeside-Bloomfield Cultural Ctr. Bloomfield, NJ 1989

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Intl. Society of Acrylic Painters,2nd Intl. Online Juried Members (10/17) isap-online.com
G Gallery25N, “Flowers, Plants & Gardens at  http://Gallery25N.com (6/17)
Herstory 2017, Manhattan Arts Online Juried (4/17)         
30th September Competition Juried, Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, LA (6/2-9/22/17)
JAM Gallery, Malvern., PA (5/17-7/17)Gallery25N, “Flowers, Plants &    Gardens at  http://Gallery25N.com (6/17)
Studio Montclair Viewpoints 2017, Aljira, Newark, NJ ( 6/17)
Herstory 2017, Manhattan Arts Juried Online (5/17)
30th September Competition Juried, Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, LA (6/2-9/22/17)
Women’s History Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Jersey City, NJ (3/17)
Belmar Arts, 13th Juried, Belmar, NJ (3/17)
“Compulsion”, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA (1/17)
JAM Gallery, Malvern, PA  (5/17-7/17)

 

2016
Noyes Museum Signature Artists (10/16-12/16)
COLOR: Bold/Subtle, Upstream People Online Gallery, Special recognition, 6/16
Intl. Society of Acrylic Painters –  Intl. 7th Online Juried Open, 2016
Trenton Museum Society 33rd Statewide Juried, Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton, NJ (5/16)
Belmar Arts Council 12th Statewide Juried, Belmar, NJ (3/16)
Light, Space & Time Online Gallery, Abstract Arts-Special Merit Award  (3/16)
Monmouth County Arts Council 37th State Juried, Monmouth Museum,
Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ (1/16)
2015
Intl. Society of Acrylic Painters, FL – 10th annual juried,
St. Petersburg, FL (10/6-10/29)
8th Annual ISAP Signature Member Online (11/15)
The Haggus Society, “Edges & Curves”, LA, CA (7/1-9/30/15)
Noyes Museum Signature Artists, Oceanville, NJ (9/15-11/15)
Torche’ Gallerie, Summer Exhibition, Belmar, NJ (6-9/15)
Wheelhouse Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2/7- 3/4/15)
Les Femmes Fatales: TALES, Monongalia Art Center, 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV (5/8-30/15)
Torche’ Gallerie, 2 year Anniv. Exhibition, Belmar, NJ (4-5/15)
6th Annual ISAP International Open Online Show 2015 (4/15)
2014
Woman Made Gallery, Oil & Water, Chicago, IL (11-12/14)
7th Annual ISAP Signature Members Online ShowNoyes Museum Signature Artists , Oceanville, NJ (10/14 – 11/14)
Celebrate the Healing Power of Art 2014, Int’l Juried Online Manhattan Arts International juried member (5/17-7/17/14)
Musical Heritage Foundation, Asbury Park, NJ (3/29-5/30/14)
ALFA Gallery,Eclectic Aesthetics,New Brunswick,NJ  (4/1-4/30/14)
Arts Coun., Belmar,NJ10th Ann. NJ Shore Juried (4/8-4/11/14)
Artquenchgallery.com Juried Intl“Matters of the Heart”, 2/14  
Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ 27th Annual State Juried Exhibition (11/13 – 12/13)
6th Annual ISAP Signature Member Online 2013
“Force of Nature”, Artscenetoday.com 10/13
Upstreampeople.com “special recognition” award:15th Ann.l Contemp. Art Juried Online Intl.
Noyes Museum Signature Artists Exhibition (9/13)
3rd Street Gallery Associate Members Exhibition, OPUS MOVUM, Phila., PA (4/13)
Monmouth County Arts Council 34th State Juried, Monmouth Museum, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ (2/13)
2012
Selected for inclusion: 365 Days tribute to artists – ArtfulVagabond.com
Audubon Artists 70th Annual Juried Exhibition
5th Annual ISAP Signature Members Online Show (11/12)
3rd Street Gallery Phila. POST Exhibition (10/12)
3rd Street Gallery Phila. Community Exhibition (2/12)
Noyes Museum Signature Artists I, Oceanville, NJ
ISAP Signature Members Exhibition, CA 9/12
Upstreamgallery.com “6th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Int’l Juried
2011
Upstreamgallery.com 11th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International
Brainstorm 2011 National Juried Art Show Governors State University, University Park, IL   (5 21/- 6 25/11)
Cape Fear Studios, 3rd Annual National Exhibition, Fayetteville, NC (6 -7/11)
ISAP, 14th Annual International Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA (7/1 – 7/31/11)
Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM, Gateway to Imagination National Juried (5/6-7/9/11)
Caladangallery.com, “Hidden and Exposed”, (4/10 – 5/9/11)
Studio Montclair, “ViewPoints”, aljira, A Ctr. for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (6/1 -6/25/11)
2010
Upstreamgallery.com 12th Annual Abstraction Juried Online International Upstreamgallery.com 6th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Int’l JuriedFredericksburg Ctr./Creative Arts, ‘FORMS IN MOTION” National Juried, Fredericksburg, VA
Ellarslie Open XXVIII State-Wide Juried, Trenton Museum
Monmouth County Arts Council 31st State Juried, Monmouth Museum, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ
Upstreamgallery.com 6th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Int’l Juried /special Recognition Award
Daniel North Studio/Gallery, “SPACE” Cut Bank, MT
2009
Abstract Expressions Gallery, Mt. Hiolly, NJ – Two-person exhibition
George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, “Art Connections 5/National”
Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Tinton Falls, NJ
Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton, NJ, “The Bay @ PLÀ”
2008
ArtistsEmerge.org (online), “Expressions”
Monmouth County ArtsCouncil 29th Statewide Jur., Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
Ocean County Artist Guild Annual Statewide Juried, Island Heights, NJ
ISAP, 11th Annual International Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA
Noyes Museum Signature Artists, “Beneath the Surface, Oceanville, NJPark Avenue Arts Club State-Wide Juried “The Blues”, Florham Park, NJ
2007
Ocean County Artists’ Guild State-Wide Juried, Island Heights, NJ
Ocean County Artists Guild, Juried Members, Island Heights, NJ
“Elements of Art “, Frame It Up, Medford, NJ
Noyes Museum Signature Artists II, Oceanville, NJ
Noyes Museum Signature Artists I, Oceanville, NJ
Noyes Museum Biennial Juried, Oceanville, NJ
“East Meets West”, Frame It Up, Medford, NJ
Tuckerton Seaport Invitational – “Seasons, Cycles and Circles” Tuckerton, NJ
2006
Park Avenue Arts Club, State-Wide Juried Florham Park, NJ
Edison Arts Society “There’s a Song in my Art” State-Wide Juried, Raritan Ctr, NJ
Ocean County Artists’ Guild, 20th State Juried Exhibit, Island Heights, NJ
Tuckerton Seaport Invitational – “By the Water’s Edge” Tuckerton, NJ
Artspace 129 – “Winter Salon” Montclair, NJ
2005
Ocean County Artists’ Guild State-Wide Juried, Island Heights, NJ
Noyes Museum South Jersey Artists Oceanville, NJ
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2004
Manhattan Arts Int’l.-HerStory 2004, New York, NY/online
2003
Fredericksburg Ctr./Creative Arts “Kaleidoscope of Color” Fredericksburg, VA
Havre de Grace Arts Commission National Juried, Havre de Grace, MD
2002
3rd Street Gallery National Juried, Philadelphia, PA
Masur Museum of Art 29th Ann. Intl. Juried Competition, Monroe, LA
Art Alliance State-wide Juried Red Bank, NJ
2001
Gallery 212 “Subversive Influences” Ann Arbor, Mi
Period Gallery Contemporary Art III 2001 Intl. Juried Omaha, NE
John Nichols Gallery “The Look of Love” National Juried Santa Paula, CA
2000
Tulane Univ. Professional Annual Literary Review Nat’l Juried – Volume XII / Issue I New Orleans, LA
Lexington Art League Loudon House“ The Nude 2001” Nat’l Juried, Lexington, KY
Northern California Arts, Inc. International Juried Show “Bold Expressions”

For exhibition history from 1985 to 2000 please request full resume

EDUCATION
“An Alternative Art School Year” – online course with Eric Maisel, PhD (creativity coach and author of more than 30 books)
Syracuse University, Crouse College of Art, Syracuse, NY
Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, Newark, NJ
Riker Hill Art Park, Livingston, NJ
Union County Vocational School, Scotch Plains, NJ (graphic design)
Studied with Philip Sherrod/Street Painters Group (1978-1990), Art Students League Instructor, NYC, NY

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS (past and present)

Jersey Arts Registry
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Oceanville, NJ – Signature Artist Manhattan Arts
International Society of Acrylic Painters / Signature Artist Membership International Membership, Renee Philips, NYC
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
International Society of Experimental Artists
Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylics
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Association of Women Artists
National Women’s’ Caucus for Art
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society
National Society of Painters in Casein/Acrylic
Organization of Independent Artists, NYC
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pinelands Art Association, NJ
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
Shrewsbury Artists Guild, Shrewsbury, NJ
Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Hts., NJ
Paintings in Private and corporate collections

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