Sharon A. Scialli      
(813) 765-9983
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                       January 4-5    Downtown Dunedin Art Festival

                                                                    January 11-12      Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival 

January 25-26      St. Armand's Circle Festival

                                                                    February 15-16     Coconut Point Fine Art Festival
                                                                    March 7-8              Sarasota Fine Art Spring Festival
                                                                    March 28-29         Hyde Park Art Festival (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
                                                                    April 4-5                Downtown Sarasota Art& Craft Festival (Cancelled due to Covid-19)     
                                                                    April 18-19            St.Petersburg Spring Art Festival (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
                                                                    May 15-16             Sarasota Spring Art Festival (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
                                                                    June 13-14            St. Armands Circle Craft Festival (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
                                                                    June 27-28            Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival (Cancelled due to Covid-19)


               2019 COMPLETED SHOW SCHEDULE
Jan 5-6                                                          Downtown Dunedin Art Festival             Dunedin, FL
Jan 13-14                                                          Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival             Sarasota, FL
Jan 26-27                                                          St. Armand's Circle Winter Art Festival             Sarasota, FL
Feb 16-17                                                          Coconut Point Winter Art Fair             Estero, FL
Feb 23-24                                                          St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival             St. Petersburg, FL
Mar 9-10                                                          Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival             Sarasota, FL
Mar 16-17                                                          Lakewood Ranch Winter Fine Art Festival             Lakewood Ranch, FL
Mar 23-24                                                          University Towne Center Art Fair             Lakewood Ranch, FL
Mar 30-31                                                          Hyde Park Village Spring Art Festival             Tampa, FL
Apr 6-7                                                          Chevy Chase National Art Festival             Chevy Chase, MD
Jun 8-9                                                          Nashville National Art Festival at Cool Springs             Franklin, TN
Sep 21-22                                                          Alexandria King Street Art Festival             Alexandria, VA
Oct 12-13                                                          Hyde Park Village Art Fair             Tampa, FL
Nov 9-10                                                          St. Armand's Circle Art Festival             Sarasota, FL
Dec 28-29

                                                         Ccoconut Point New Year's Art Festival 

            Ft.MyersEstero, FL


Biography and Statement


I design, create, market, and sell unique woven and sculptured fine art jewelry.  My process incorporates techniques from sculpture, drawing, painting, and weaving.  I sculpt polymer forms, weave beaded passages with needle and thread, and include semi-precious stone, pearl, metal, and other materials.  I assemble the forms, passages, and additional elements into necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants. My primary markets are on the East Coast and include: New York, New England, Virginia and Maryland (Washington D.C.), the Carolinas, and Florida.  I  also exhibit in Michigan.  My art has been shown in galleries and boutiques in Beverly Hills, Eureka Springs,  St. Petersburg, and in the Long Beach Island Foundation Gallery in Loveladies, NJ.


My process divides into three stages:

First, I sculpt polymer forms. I do this with my hands and a few basic tools. The polymer material is poly vinyl choride, pigment, and binder.  I knead the polymer, mix my colors, and hand create my patterns by establishing them in a polymer cylinder called a "cane".  I slice a small portion of the cane and script and sculpt that portion.  The polymer is fired at low temperatures.

Second, I weave passages that incorporate small glass beads, metal, semi-precious stone, cultured pearl, and other elements.  I use a special braided stainless steel thread, covered by nylon, so it is very strong, flexible, and impervious to cosmetics and skin secretions.  The weaving is based on variations of the peyote and herringbone stitches, as well as my own free form designs.

Third, I assemble the various elements I have created into many artistic forms, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants.  My findings are sterling silver.  The materials are durable, the jewelry is comfortable, and the workmanship is designed to wear well over the years.

Training and Life Experience

I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a teacher, a business owner, and always beneath the surface of all I do, "an artist".  I have a B.A. degree from Michigan State University and an M.S. degree from Cal State Fullerton, but neither degree is in "art". My art expresses my life.  It reveals who I am and what I live.

Inspiration and Viewpoint

I am inspired by the elegance of the natural world, especially its forms, colors, movement and light.  Common threads are my subject. Change is the constant.

Sharon Scialli