Sheridan Prize for Art

JOHN SHERIDAN

"…your work — first rate." — Donald B. Kuspit, art historian/critic

"Nifty. Your work will find its place." — Ivan C. Karp, OK Harris Gallery

"Poignant and pervasive…the stuff American dreams are made of." "If I were to write a book on the history of painting in Northern California, I would definitely include the work of John Sheridan." — Harry Roche, art critic

“I felt lucky to be able to spend some time with you and your work; your Gramscian 'pessimism of the mind; optimism of the will' approach to life is an inspiration to me.” — Joseph Wanzala, KPFA Board Member

"One of the unspoken heroes of modern art… I think that we will hear more of John Sheridan's work in the future and look forward to hearing his successes, however that success is measured." — Shannon Martin, IndieInc.

"John, thank you for all your good work in using art as a people's weapon for peace and justice." — Michael Parenti, political author

AWARDS

Oakland First Fridays, Artist of the Week Award. April 2021. Oakland,
CA
Richard and Carol Brown Award, 2003, Northern National Art
Competition. Keith Jacobshagen – Juror. Rhinelander, WI. Honorable Mention.
Berkeley Art Center, Members exhibition, 2003. Berkeley, CA.
ARTS ON FIRE, 2001, Sanchez Art Center. Phil Linhares – Juror.
Pacifica, CA.
James and Carolyn Beck Award, 2001, Northern National
Art Competition. Ed Paschke – Juror. Rhinelander, WI.
Warren and Beth Olds Award, 1999, Northern National Art Competition. Chris Brown – Juror. Rhinelander, WI.
Juror's Award for Painting, 1996, Berkeley Art Center Association 12th Annual National Competition. Geno Rodriquez, Director of the Alternative Museum – Juror. Honored Artist's Award, 1991, Pro Arts, Annual Competition Exhibition. Bill Berkson and Rupert Garcia – Jurors.

EXHIBITIONS – Actual and Virtual

2021
LAGUNA ART GALLERY, ICONS 2021 GALLERY 114, These Truths Exhibition, Portland, OR. VERUM ULTIMUM GALLERY, A Generous Kingdom V (virtual), Portland, OR.

2020
CROCKER KINGSLEY, National Art Exhibition, Roseville, CA. O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Panic Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA.

2019
JINGLETOWN ARTS, Exhibition of new Collage, 3001 Chapman Street, Oakland, CA.

2017
JINGLETOWN ARTS, "ALL MIXED UP". Exhibition of paintings and collage, Jingletown Arts, 3001 Chapman Street, Oakland, CA.
STUDIO 23 GALLERY, Group exhibition of digital prints on canvas, Studio 23 Gallery, 2309 Encinal, Alameda, CA.

2016
THE PINBALL MUSEUM. Group Exhibition of paintings and collage on paper and canvas, 1510 Webster Street, Alameda, CA.

2015
THE ACME MUSIC GALLERY. Exhibition of paintings and collage on canvas, 4444 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA. 2014
THE FLOAT GALLERY, "AUTO EROTICA". Exhibition of paintings and collage on canvas, 1091 Calcot Place, Oakland, CA.

2011
THE PINBALL MUSEUM, "IN AMERICA IN THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND". Exhibition of paintings and collage on paper and canvas, 1510 Webster Street, Alameda, CA. CLUB ONE, INC. Group Exhibition, Oakland, CA.

2010
DRAGON ROUGE. Exhibition of paintings and collage on paper and canvas, 2337 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, CA.

2009
EXPRESSIONS GALLERY. "PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE". Group exhibition of paintings and collage on paper and canvas, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
RHYTHMIX GALLERY. "READ THIS DIGIT!" Group exhibition of digital prints curated by John Sheridan, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, CA.

2008
GARAGE GALLERY, Exhibition of new digital prints on canvas at Garage Gallery, 655 Bryant St., San Francisco, CA.
The End of the World of Fools, Exhibition of new large scale digital prints on canvas at George Kaye’s, Oakland, CA.
AD CONVERT. Group exhibition. Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective. Oakland, CA.
Used Cars Among the Ruins, Exhibition of new large scale digital prints on canvas at George Kaye’s, Oakland, CA.
ARTSPAN – Open Studios, Oakland, CA.

2007 "New Volume Prints (for men, especially for new feelings of women at once!)", Exhibition of large scale digital prints on canvas at Lucky Ju Ju Gallery, Alameda, CA.
Exhibition of large scale digital prints on canvas at INFERNO Gallery, Oakland, CA. One man exhibition of collages and prints.
Voila! Cafe, Jingletown/Oakland, CA. 5 Major Paintings, at Spellbinding Tales books, Alameda, CA.

2006 In The Society of Thieves. One man exhibition of collages and prints. Spellbinding Tales books, Alameda, CA.
UTOPIA. Group exhibition. 111 Minna St. Gallery. San Francisco, CA. The Art of Jingletown Junction.
Group exhibition. Oakland Museum. Oakland, CA. Art League of Northern California Competition 2006. Frances McCormack – Juror. Novato, CA. The Goddess Came from Beyond Space. Solo exhibition. George Kaye’s. Oakland, CA. Millions Return to Oz.
One man exhibition of paintings. Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA.

2005 "L’art Americain vent a Paris", exhibition of paintings and original collages. Paris, France.
Northern National Art Competition 2005. Dana Saulnier – Juror. Rhinelander, WI. Contemporary Abstracts. 2005.
Alameda Art Cntr. Kenneth Baker – Juror. Alameda, CA. 17 Artists on the Wall. 2005.
INFERNO GALLERY. Oakland, CA. Artfully Recycled. 2005. IVA, Inc. Michael Schwagman – Juror. Novato, CA.
Recent Paintings and Drawings. Solo exhibition, Variety Preview Screening Room, San Francisco, CA.
"The Elephant Man vs. The Vampire Woman". National Product. One man exhibition of collages on canvas. San Francisco, CA. "Psychedelic Babylon, A. D." One man exhibition of paintings. Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA.
Certain Pieces. Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA.

2004 Honoring the Found. Second City Council, Long Beach, CA. Davy Rothbart – Juror.
Off-Market Gallery. Group exhibition. San Francisco, CA. Liza Starr – curator.
Certain Pieces. Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA.
Inaugural Exhibition at Spellbinding Tales bookstore. Alameda, CA. “TILT!” Exhibition of Collages at Lucky Ju Ju. Alameda, CA.
Emergency Exhibition and Performance for Capobianco Gallery, OmniCircus. San Francisco, CA.
47th Chautauqua National Exhibition, 2004. Chautauqua, NY. Donald Kuspit – Juror.
Marin Society of Artists First National Juried, 2004. Ross, CA. Richard Shaw – Juror.
27th Annual Juried Competition, at Harper College. Palatine, IL. Lynne Warren – Juror.
ARTS ON FIRE, 2004, Sanchez Art Center. Pacifica, CA. Jack Rasmussen – Juror.
ART IS A GAME – solo exhibit of new collage work on canvas, It's Your Move. Oakland, CA.
Up Against the Wall! – solo exhibit of new collage on canvas, George Kaye's. Oakland, CA.
COLLAGES – solo exhibit of new collage on canvas, the Tunnel Top. San Francisco, CA.
47th Annual International Exhibition, San Diego Art Insitute, 2004. San Diego, CA. Peter Gordon – Juror.
Art for the Masses – exhibit of new collage on canvas, Pirate Tattoo. San Francisco, CA.
The Bay Area Show – exhibit of 50 Bay Area artists, The Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI.

EDUCATION
Massachusetts College of Art – BFA – Painting and Video, Boston, MA.
University of Michigan – School of Medicine and College of Art, Ann Arbor, MI.

John Sheridan - Juror