Brief Biography/Resume 2022

Kathleen Sheard is an internationally recognized wildlife artist who creates realistic wildlife paintings and sculpture in glass. Kathleen is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation.

In 2015, she was honored by Artists for Conservation as Conservation Artist the month of October. In 2017 she received the Environmental Statement Award in Sculpture, from Artist for Conservation, for her artwork – “You’re Killing me: Oceanic Assassins – Propellers and Plastic. In July, 2017, Kathleen, along with a team of six artists and an engineer, finished her sculpture called “The Cycle of Life : Sea Turtle Glass Sculpture – Environmental Art Education Project. It has over 65 kiln formed and cast glass parts and includes a sea turtle nest, sea turtle hatchlings, a mother sea turtle, an encroaching oil spill, plastic marine debris and a 4wheeler track at the edge of the nest.

A wilderness advocate, and artist with an ocean soul, her kiln formed and kiln cast glass relates to her experiences with wildlife throughout the world. She volunteers for Sea Turtle Patrols and speaks on sea turtle conservation to promote practices that will help save the seven species. A percent of sales of her artwork are donated to support wildlife conservation organizations.


  • Group show, 50 Years of Glass in Cannon Beach, Icefire Glassworks, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 2022
  • Featured Artist, Icefire Glassworks, Earth & Ocean Arts Festival, Cannon Beach, OR., September 2019/2021 •Virtual Exhibit, Artists for Conservation, September 2015/2017/2020
  • Members show, Society of Animal Artists, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ., August 2020
  • Sea Turtle Festival, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton, FL., Feb. 2018
  • South Eastern Regional Sea Turtle Meeting, Exhibitor, Myrtle Beach SC., Feb 2018
  • Holter Museum of Art, Aquarium Gallery, Conservation from River to Ocean, Helena, MT., November 2016 • Sarasota Rotary Art Festival, Sarasota, FL, February 2015
  • Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL. January 2015
  • Live Glass: Glass Lives, Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture. Bozeman, Montana 2/7 to 5/3 2014 •Montana Professional Artists Association Annual Show, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Ravalli County Museum, One Woman Show, Hamilton, Montana 2011
  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, South Carolina 2004,1998
  • Annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibition 2004,2003,2001,2000
  • Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival 2003-1995 Featured Artist – 1998


  • 2014 (in progress) -Tea Cups Crevasse Coral Reef Commission, Vancouver, WA.
  • 2013 Kelp Forest and Sea Otter, Portland, OR.
  • 2011 Winter Cougar, Blanchard, OK.
  • 2011 Raven Clan Wall Piece, Corbett, OR.
  • 2007 Great White Egret Wall Piece, Portland, OR.
  • 2005 Australian Parrot Wall Piece, Rochester, MN.
  • 2000 Zebra, Elephant, and Sable Antelope Series, Private Residence, Portland, OR.


  • Artists for Conservation – Environmental Statement Award for Sculpture, October 2017
  • October 2015 – Artists for Conservation honors Kathleen Sheard as recipient of the AFC Monthly Conservation Artist Award
  • 2001 Sculptor Roundtable, “41rst Annual SAA Exhibition”, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ.
  • 1997 Technical Assistance Grant – Artist African Safari Workshop, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR.


  • “Artist to Artist – Lessons My Art Has Taught Me” Glass Art Magazine, May/June Issue, 2022
  • “Contemporary Wildlife Art”, Cindy Ann Coldiron, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. May 2015
  • “Women Working in Glass”, Lucartha Kohler, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., June 2003
  • “Kathleen Jean Sheard “ the fine art of wildlife in glass”, WILDLIFE ART, May/June, 2002
  • “Featured 100 Top Innovative Glass Works 2000”, Corning Museum of Glass-New Glass Review 22, May 2001


  • Society of Animal Artists
  • Artists For Conservation
  • Icefire Glassworks, Cannon Beach, OR.
  • Fusion Art Glass, Seaside, FL.


  • Artist Studio, Hamilton, Montana
  • Artist Studio Haines, Alaska
  • The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
  • C3 Studios, Duluth, Georgia
  • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Eugene Glass School, Eugene, Oregon


  • 2015 Kiln Cast Glass Workshop, Mark Abildgaard, Uroboros Glass Works, Portland, OR.
  • 2009 Sculpture Workshop with Arthur Norby, nationally known bronze artist, Stevensville, Montana
  • 2005 Hot Glass Sculpture Workshop with Karen Willenbrink Johnsen, Eugene Glass School, Eugene, Oregon
  • 2002 Teaching Forum, Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon
  • 1976 BS Graphic Design/Minor – Biology, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO.


  • 2019 Leatherback Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteer, Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica
  • 2017 Coral Reef Commission continuing research. Diving. Kona, Hawaii.
  • 2016-08 Sea Turtle Volunteer Alligator Point, Florida/corresponding workshops
  • 2015 Hawaiian Wildlife Fund, Sea Turtle Volunteer. Maui. January.
  • PADI Open Water Certification, Kona, Hawaii. January.
  • Golisano Children’s Museum, Presentation, “Let’s Get Wild/Safari”. January.
  • 2014 Introductory PADI Ocean Dives, Kona, Hawaii. Research Coral Reef Commission.
  • 2005-03 Living and working outside Haines, Alaska, in depth study of wildlife and wilderness
  • 1997 Artist African Safari Workshop, John Banovich and Kobus Moller, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia