Sheridan Prize for Art

The 2021 Sheridan Prize for Art Archive

Marc Ellen Hamel
4112 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
Phone: 415-202-4315


2018 Reflections on Nature, Abstract Paintings, Montclair Gallery, Oakland, June-July
2017 City Streets and Rural Paths, Main Street Artists Gallery, Quincy, CA, September
Installation of 10 paintings and monotypes at Hanson Bridgett Law Offices, San Francisco,
June – September
Urban Scenes/Rural Walks, Think Round Fine Arts Gallery, 2140 Bush Street,
San Francisco, May-June
2015 Paintings and Monotypes, Indian Springs Art Gallery, Calistoga, CA, April-May
Serenity: In Harmony, UCSF Women’s Health Center, 12 paintings, 5th floor, Jan-April
2014 Mementos, Hardin Studios, 2140 Bush Street, San Francisco, February
2013 Color in the Abstract, Main Street Artists Gallery, Quincy, CA, July
2012 Abstract Visions, UCSF Faculty Alumni House, San Francisco, CA
2009 Abstract Landscapes, Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Color on the Wall, Nomad Rugs, San Francisco
2008 Blue=Water, Yellow=Light, San Mateo City Hall Gallery, San Mateo, CA
2007 Recollections in Color, Minna Street Gallery, California Institute of Integral Studies,
San Francisco
Sixteen Abstract Paintings, San Francisco Perinatal Clinic, San Francisco
New Monotypes, The Body Gallery, San Francisco


2021 Inspired by the Greats, Lamorinda Arts Alliance, Orinda Public Library, Orinda, CA
December 4 – 31
Creative Revel, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, December 3 – January 8
Urban Distortions, Monotype Collages, Uma Gallery, 3630 Telegraph, Oakland, November 6 – 28
First Anniversary Show at Live Worms Gallery, August 20 – Sept 8
A Midsummer Exhibition, a live group show of work by 10 gallery artists,
Live Worms Gallery., North Beach, San Francisco, July 15 – August 15, collages and paintings.
TEXTural, a group show at Live Worms Gallery, 1345 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, April
Water, A source of Life and Livelihood, Artworks by Nordic 5 Arts Members, the
Vesterheim Museum, Decorah, Iowa, August 2020 – June 2021
2020 Pieced Together, 4 collage artists from Hunters Point Shipyard, Think Round Fine Arts,
San Francisco, Nov – December. An online event.
50/50, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, September 18-October 11, 50 artists selected to make 50 artworks each in 50 days. Juried by Patricia Sweetow of Patricia Sweetow Gallery in SF
Expressions 2020, A National Juried Exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, Juror: Andrea Schwartz. May 14-June 27
SNAP! Pop-up Juried Show at Arc Gallery, San Francisco, January 18
BAC Member's Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, January 11 – 16
42nd Hayward Area Artist' Annual, juried by Diane Zuliani, Hayward, CA, Jan 25 – March 7

2019 Season of Abundance, , All Media Show at SF Women Artists Gallery, July 9 – August 3, juried by Saxon Holt, Photography Program Director, SF Botanical Garden
Sanctuary, Group Art Exhibit at Arc Gallery, juried by Bryan Yedinak, San Francisco,
May 18 – June 22
New Currencies, JPG at the Bank, Lafayette, CA, March 23 – April 27, Curated by
Jennifer Perlmutter
Spring Exhibit at Adobe Art Gallery, honoring 75 years of the Hayward Area Recreational
District, March 30 – May 11, Juried by Leah Virsik, Director of Adobe Art Gallery
Nordic Light, Artwork by members of Nordic 5 Arts, Think Round Fine Arts,
2140 Bush Street, San Francisco, March 30 – May 12
2018 Tiny, Studio Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francico, group show of small works
(7" x 7" or smaller), December
The Color Red – Four artworks, Jingletown Art Studios, Oakland, March
Nordic Voyage: A Sense of Place, group show of artwork by the artists of Nordic 5 Arts,
Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA. March.
2017 Runes Revealed: Contemporary Artists Respond to an Ancient Alphabet, Adobe Art
Center, Castro Valley, CA. December 2017 – January 13, 2018
The Depth of Perception Inaugural reception, Barba Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, CA
2016 House and Garden, paintings by Marc Ellen Hamel and Kit Cameron, Gallery Sanchez,
Noe Valley Ministry, San Franicsco
In the Abstract, Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Runes Revealed, Contemporary Artists Respond to an Ancient Alphabet, Scandinavian
Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
2015 Presenting Marc Ellen Hamel and Norma Lewis, two-woman show at Main Street Artists
Gallery, Quincy, CA, September
Runes Revealed, A Mixed-Media Exhibition by Nordic 5 Arts, San Pablo Art Gallery,
2014 Runes Revealed, A Mixed-Media Exhibition by Nordic 5 Arts, The Sanchez Art Center,
Pacifica, CA, July-August
2014 Architecture of the Soul, The Barber Lounge, 854 Folsom St, San Francisco, March-April
2012 All-Member Exhibit, Main Street Artists Gallery, Quincy, CA, September and December
Sin and Redemption, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
2011 Retrospective 4, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, December-January
Three Monotype Printmakers, Pierson 20th Century Design, San Mateo, CA
Voyages of Discovery: Contemporary Work by Nordic 5 Arts, Scandinavian Cultural
Center, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, April – November
One Off, Monotype Prints by 4 Bay Area Artists, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, July
2010 Voyages of Discovery; Artwork by Nordic 5 Arts, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco
Bay Area Women Artists, juried by Donna Seager, O’Hanlon Center for the
Arts, Mill Valley, CA,
THREE: 9 Painters, 3 Paintings Each, Gallery 94124, San Francisco, CA
Angular and Architectural, 901 Market Street Atrium Gallery, San Francisco
2009 Working Artist, Artist Working, Video Installation and Exhibit (an SFAC Commission

1999 Best of Show Award, Gallery Route One Annual Competition, Pt Reyes, CA;
Juror: Philip Linhares of the Oakland Art Museum

2006 Ballard Art Works, Seattle, WA; one-week monotype residency

2017-present Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA)
2012-2019 Member Artist and Publicist, Main Street Artists Gallery, Quincy, CA,
2008-present Member Nordic 5 Arts,
2009 to 2018 Co-Coordinator, Nordic 5 Arts
2008-2012 Board Member, Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) nonprofit organization
2009-2012 President of the Board, STAR as above (
2008-2011 Founding Member, Art 94124, a grassroots organization promoting arts
in the Bayview District of San Francisco

University of Washington, Seattle, English Literature and Studio Art
University of California, Berkeley; BS, English, 1976
MICA Painting Critique with Michael Dee Cookinham, 1981-1994
Monotype Workshop, Aurobora Press, 2004
Monotype/Carborundum Workshop with Nora Pauwels, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA 2005
One-week Monotype Residency, Ballard Art Works, Seattle, WA 2006
Monotype/Encaustic Workshop, SF Center for the Book, 2011
Monotype Workshop with Kathryn Kain, Smith-Andersen Press, Palo Alto, 2014
Etching I, with Kazuko Watanabe, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2018

Marc Ellen Hamel

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User Statement

Painting, printmaking, collage, drawing, all artistic creativity is an exploratory process. My artwork is created out of an intuitive response to the materials, my stream of consciousness, and the inner leaps of my mind. Themes surface from personal preoccupations; it might be nature, the urban environment, a vase shape, an emotion, a memory, or something someone said. Emotion is always part of the work, so I try to get linear planning out of the way and let intuition and my basic love of color be the guide. I reflect the visions and issues that are imprinted on my mind, so I can bring them into the physical world. With my work being abstract, I offer the viewer an open-ended invitation to have their own personal experience with the work.