Sharon Rusch Shaver, a resident of middle Tennessee, has been painting professionally since the 1970’s and continues to receive top awards and recognition in her field. In 2008 she was awarded an "Artist in Residence" at Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, MI. Columbia State University in TN has purchased one of the artist’s paintings for the creation of a permanent collection of Tennessee Artists in 2008. "Southern Living Magazine" did a feature article on the artist in 2005. Awards include the Tennessee Allstate Purchase Award, Best in Show at the Central South Awards Show, Nashville, TN, and the Juror’s Award for Excellence in Painting at the 2000 Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition. The artist completed over 30 paintings for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham and a 100 square foot mural for the U.S. Postal Service downtown office at the Frist Center in Nashville, TN. Sharon Rusch Shaver was commissioned to do a painting for the White House in Washington, D.C., in 1999. It is a part of their permanent collection. Sharon teaches intensive workshops in oil painting several times a year. She also works with various grant programs through organizations in her home state to teach the basics of oil painting to beginning students. Major corporations such as Brown-Forman in Louisville, KY, and Wal-Mart in Bentonville, AR, as well as private collections throughout the country, include the artist’s work. Publications include The World Who’s Who of Women; Marquis Who's Who in America; and the Dictionary of International Biography, London, England.
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