Sharon McNeil

Sharon McNeil

Sharon McNeil

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

"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."


SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Artistic Development

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

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

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

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DRAW 201 Life Drawing II
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application