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After many years my work has come full circle and I have returned to the theme of swimmers and water.

Mixed with these are images of home and structure or assemblages, made of found objects I have collected over time.

 

The swimmers allow me to represent the female figure with a certain androgyny. The water they are submerged in, swim through, emerge out of is like the constantly changing moments in any given day; the effort to swim up and out of and to breathe. The structures are about entropy and the history that they hold, worn and beaten but still standing. And the assemblages take this idea one step further, incorporating actually pieces of this history.

 

In creating my work, I am constantly reminded that I cannot successfully manifest until I fully let go, of ideas, of expectations, of judgments. At times I find it incredibly difficult to do this but in the moments when I do get there it impels me to push forward and make concrete, on board with paint, ink, paper, pen, color and objects, these cumulative moments. My pieces are about water and breath, structure and entropy, about home and transitions, about the moment just before and the one right after and the one in between.

BIO

I am a working Artist, making time between time and whenever possible, to create.  I have lived in the Bay area for over 20 years. Prior to that time I lived in Santa fe and before that various and sundry places east of the Rockies.

 

I hold a BA in Intellectual History/Feminist Studies from Kirkland College and a BFA in Printmaking and Painting from the Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.  I have shown extensively in various venues including galleries, museums, group collaborations and solo exhibits and is part of several private collections in the US and abroad. I am currently represented by  SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA and Mary Praytor Gallery, Greenville, SC.

 

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 2021: Shows currently (or soon to be) available for viewing

Selected works at SHOH Gallery @ 4th St Berkeley, CA June 1 thru June 30,2021

Berkeley Art Center Members Juried Exhibit, June 12 through July 18, 2021 Berkeley, CA info at:https://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/on-view

BLUE, Juried Group exhibition, Ohanlon Center for the Arts, May 17 through July 2, 2021, Onlinehttps://www.ohanloncenter.org/2021/05/blue-online-ohanlon/

conVERGEnce, MarinMOCA Summer National Juried Exhibition, May 29 through July 18, 2021, Novato, CA

info at: https://marinmoca.org/exhibitions/event/133/

IMAGINARY TRAVELS, Juried Group Exhibition, Artist Alliance Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/imaginary-travel

SHOH Gallery on 4th St, Group Exhibition through March 29, 2021, Berkeley, CA 

TERRAIN, Juried Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/terrain

SMALL WORKS, Juried Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/small-works

Natural Worlds, Juried Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/natural-worlds

MULTIPLICITY CHALLENGE, JuriedGroup exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/multiplicity-challenge

FLORA & FAUNA, Juried Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/flora-fauna-challenge

TINY ASSEMBLAGES, Juried Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/tiny-assemblages-a-challenge-exhibition

 

2021

Berkeley Art Center Members Juried Exhibit, June 12 through July 18, 2021 Berkeley, CA info at:https://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/on-view

BLUE, Juried Group exhibition, Ohanlon Center for the Arts, May 17 through July 2, 2021, Onlinehttps://www.ohanloncenter.org/2021/05/blue-online-ohanlon/

conVERGEnce, MarinMOCA Summer National Juried Exhibition, May 29 through July 18, 2021, Novato, CA

info at: https://marinmoca.org/exhibitions/event/133/

IMAGINARY TRAVELS, Juried Group exhibition, Artist Alliance Online https://artistalliance.space/exhibitions/imaginary-travel

SHOH Gallery on 4th St, Curated Group Exhibition through March 29, 2021, Berkeley, CA 

 

2020

SMALL WORKS, Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online

Natural Worlds, Juried exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online

MULTIPLICITY CHALLENGE, Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online

FLORA & FAUNA,Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online

TINY ASSEMBLAGES, Group exhibition, Artist Alliance, Online

"Sheltering in Place," Online exhition, Mary Praytor Gallery, Greenville, SC

"Who Are You?", Juried exhibition, Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA

"The Art of Quarantine" Invitational Group Exhibit, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2019    

Sarah Shriver Annual Studio Show, Invitational Show, San Rafael, CA

“Captured Moments” 2 Person Invitational Exhibit, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

“Under the Influences” Invitational Exhibit. La Sala de Galisteo, Galisteo NM

2018    

Sarah Shriver Annual Studio Show, Invitational Show, San Rafael, CA

“Featured Artist-Member/November 2018,” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
 www.berkeleyartcenter.org/featured-artists-index - /dobee-snowber-featured-artist/

Vibrant Visions, Juried Exhibition, SF Womens Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Best Seats in the House” Invitational Exhibit. La Sala de Galisteo, Galisteo NM

“Facing the Wall Invitational Exhibit”, Overpass Projects/Art League of Rhode Island, Vets Gallery, Providence, RI

“The Space Between”4 Person Invitational Exhibit, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2017

Here, Part I 2017 Artists Annual Exhibition, Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Bay Area Printmaker’s Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Culutural Center, Marin, CA

Old Enough to Know Better Juried Exhibit, Philadelphia Women's Caucus, Crane Gallery 105, Philadelphia, PA

2016

Sarah Shriver Annual Studio Show, Invitational Show, San Rafael, CA

Chairs Juried Exhibit, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2015

Sarah Shriver Annual Studio Show, Invitational Show, San Rafael, CA

2014    

Chairs Invitational Group Show, Orangeland Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sarah Shriver Annual Studio Show, Invitational Show, San Rafael, C

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