GALLERIES:  Shown at Waxlander in Santa Fe and at Knox Gallery, Denver/Beaver Creek, CO  prior to galleries closing.    

SHOWS/EXHIBITS 

2023 Loveland Benson Sculpture Garden-  It was great joy to be notified by the Loveland High Plains Arts Council that Amazing Grace (my 4' great blue heron) was selected and had received final approval by the Loveland Visual Arts Commission to be one of four new bronze sculptures for permanent placement in the City of Loveland's Public Art Collection.   


​In August of 2023 it was installed and dedicated at a public event in the North Lake Park section of Benson Sculpture Garden.  One of the best days of my life!

​2015 - 2024 Sculpture in the Park - Loveland, CO

​Shari Vines studio

2014 Ward Diorama/Toy Soldier CollectionOpen House, Loveland CO, Ward Building.  My WWII veteran added to Frank Ward's permanent display. 

Knox Gallery Director, Mark Kihle, with Snoked, my 5' snowboarding penguin.

2013 - 2014 Loveland Sculpture Invitational - Loveland, CO

THE ARTIST: I am a self-taught sculptor, born in Eveleth, Minnesota and raised in Richland, Washington.  The family's handmade fishing cabin near the boundary waters of Northern Minnesota forged an early connection for me with the spirit of animals and sacredness of nature.


In 1973 I moved to Loveland Colorado and married the love of my life, David.  I made a career in the Corporate world of hi-tech until I retired as VP of HR for one of the business groups in 2006.  In retirement I was encouraged by a local sculptor, Donna Pelton, to give sculpting a try.  


Sculpting has provided an opportunity for my head to get in full rhythm with my heart and a joyful way to connect with and touch others.  My husband and I call Loveland home.   

 

2014 Fire Exhibit in the Loveland, CO Museum A memorial dedication sculpture to past Loveland firefighters was commissioned and donated by the Bill Sullivan Memorial Fund and Loveland Fire Exhibit, Inc. 

SERVICES:

  • Sales of bronze sculptures.
  • Busts and/or memorial sculptures of your companion animals.
  • One of a kind or limited edition commissions.


If you are thinking about a commission but not really sure how to move forward, I would welcome a conversation to explore that with you.  Together we can create a unique sculpture that captures a forever memory.  

Next show:  40th annual Sculpture in the Park show in Loveland, CO (August 9-11, 2024).  Benson Sculpture Garden, 29th & Aspen Drive)  - It will be my 10th anniversary of participating in the show.   



2020-2021, Local Dairy Queen hosted extended outdoor exhibition of my 5" snowboarding penguin.  It was on display to the south side of Hwy. 34 next to the children's playground at DQ in Loveland, CO until selling to a local homeowner.  ​​

July 2022 Pathways Hospice Inpatient Care Center

  • Grand Opening and Sculpture Dedication
  • Fort Collins, CO 


My sculpture, Harmony of Hearts, was commissioned for placement in front of the Pathways Inpatient Care Center.  It was a true honor to have the final bronze unveiled at the grand opening event. 


I interviewed several hospice staff prior to sculpting the piece.  Their stories of why they do the work were my inspiration and drove the design.   For example, the Director of the Grief and Loss Program shared with me that when a hospice client or their family member will let you in to meet their spoken or unspoken need, that space between them becomes sacred because it is where both the hard and the beautiful happens.  There are times when the sun's rays shining through the two bronze figures of the sculpture will project a roughly shaped heart onto the ground as a symbol of this sacred space.  My greatest hope as the artist is that the sculpture truly honors the profound work of this dedicated hospice team.