Sharon McNeil

  • B.A., art and theatre, Lewis and Clark College, 1987
  • M.F.A., drawing and painting, California State University Long Beach, 2001

"I realized I loved teaching when my fascination with how people learn caught up with my passion for drawing and painting. For me, it is not just about teaching students the visual arts, but offering them an experience where they discover 'how' to learn."

Sharon McNeil | Foundation studies professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Presidential Fellowship for Professional Development, Savannah College of Art and Design; First Prize, Women's Festival, Second City Council, Long Beach, California; Marilyn Werby Memorial Scholarship, California State University Long Beach

Previous Positions

Adjunct faculty, Chapman University, Golden West College, Cypress College, Mt. San Antonio College, California State University Long Beach, Pasadena City College, and Cerritos College; scenic artist at the Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, and Tacoma Actor's Guild

Publications and presentations

Selected exhibitions

  • "Dancing with the Dead," Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
  • "Delight and Plight," PCA Project Gallery, Pomona, California
  • "On Site at the Gate," Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California
  • "Juried All Media Exhibition," Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • "All Media 111 Invitational Art Exhibition," Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
  • "35th Annual Open International," San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California
  • "Persistent Harvest," Lake Tahoe Community College, California
  • "National Open," Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California
  • "Women's Festival," Second City Council, Long Beach, California