Sharon Gerber began painting 6 years ago and has quickly proven her talent as a watercolor and oil artist. From paintings of flowers and landscapes, to portraits of pets, people and houses, Sharon strives to produce artwork that will bring enjoyment to her collectors for years to come. Previously known as the premier event planner in Sacramento with her company, Six Degreez, Sharon now uses that same sense of whimsy she brought to her stage productions to create paintings with a broad appeal.
Sharon never imagined nor planned on becoming a professional artist. But the world had other plans for her when her skills in realism painting exploded with a fast track of success. Since her first solo show in 2013, she has sold over 600 pieces to collectors, including KFBK
s Kitty O'Neal, former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, former Sacramento Supervisor Sandy Smoley, Congressman Ami Bera, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh in India,, KVIE’s Rob Stewart and Councilmembers Jay Schenirer, Allen Warren and Steve Hansen to name a few.
In 2013, Sharon was commissioned to create 14 paintings for Ettore’s bakery. In April 2014, Council Member Jay Schenirer commissioned her to paint a picture of the 1903 Oak Park Sign, which now hangs in the Oak Park Community Center. In May 2014, to commemorate Sacramento Rotary’s Centennial Celebration, Sharon was commissioned to paint “Sacramento Skyline.” Then in 2015 Sharon was commissioned by the Cal Athletic Department to paint “Sather Gate” in honor of its 105th anniversary. September 2015, her painting of “The Music Man” was named a finalist in the UArt 2015 Open. In 2016, Sharon's painting of "The Acorn Woodpecker" was accepted, and sold, at the prestigious "Art Where Wild Things Art" exhibit. Additionally, "A Tuscan Town" was accepted into the new Fine Art of Public Television Group Show at The KVIE Gallery and was auctioned off during the KVIE Art Auction in September. And this past summer "Wine Rush" won the Judges Choice for "Race for the Arts" and was featured on the ad, invitation and wine label for this premiere event. Sharon recently completed a commission for the Mark Hopkins Hotel and now two of her portraits hang in the lobby museum of this iconic San Francisco hotel. Sharon had her first international art show in Puerto Vallarta in June 2018.
Community involvement remains a high priority for Sharon, who donates a portion of sales proceeds at each of her art shows. Since 2013, she has raised nearly $40,000 for local nonprofits from her art sales. Sharon is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and lives with her husband, Rob in Puerto Vallarta.
May 2013 Kathy Lemke Waste Class Show, Sierra 2, Curtis Park
August 2013 Brown House on H, Sacramento
October 2013 Brown House on H, Sacramento
November 2013 Rancho Murietta Art & Wine Show, Rancho Murietta Golf Club
February 2014 Youth Development Network “Lunch Break for a Cause”, Sacramento
April 2014 Art & Brew Festival, Roseville
May 2014 33rd St Bistro Featured Artist for May, Sacramento
June 2014 Old Sugar Mill, Featured Artist, Second Saturday, Clarksburg
July 2014 LevelUp Lounge Featured Artist for July, Sacramento
September 2014 KVIE Art Auction , Participating Artist
October 2014 Gallery 2110, “Art for Peace”, Solo Show
January 2015 Capitol Public Radio “Transforming Photos into Art”, Solo Show
April 2015 Old Sugar Mill, Featured Artist Second Saturday, Clarksburg
May 2015 Feast on the Street, Francis House event, Sacramento
July 2015 33rd St Bistro, Featured Artist for July, Sacramento
July 2015 Art for the Heart, Featured Artist for My Sister’s House event
September 2015 KVIE Art Auction, Participating Artist
September 2015 Jesuit High School Art Show, Participating Artist
October 2015 UArt 2015 Open Finalist, Art Show, Redwood City
November 2015 Koh Gallery, “One For The Road” Solo Show
March 2015 Fine Art of Public Television Group Show at The KVIE Gallery
March 2016 Old Sugar Mill, Featured Artist Second Saturday, Clarksburg
May 2016 Finnegan's, Featured Artist with Phillip Kampel, Sacramento
October 2016 Brown House on H, "The Small Art Show"
November 2016 33rd St Bistro Featured Artist for November
December 2016 Umpqua Bank Featured Artist, Sacramento
March 2017 Katia's Collections "The Tasty Art Show", Sacramento
May 2017 Old Sugar Mill, Featured Artist Second Saturday
July 2017 Magnus Opus, Sacramento Fine Arts
September 2015 Finalist, UArt 2015 Open
June 2017 Judges Choice, Race for the Arts, art competition