Shirley Hazlett Art Studio 2019
Shirley Hazlett hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and loves art that abstractly captures the feeling of a place, or a memory. She explores this in her artwork: paintings in watercolor acrylic, drawings in ink, and encaustic.
In our Covid-19 era, Shirley has been making art face masks and head bands, functional wearable art of 100% cotton. To date, her masks are collected and worn in New York, Santa Fe, Napa, San Francisco, and Sacramento.
She has shown paintings at the Crocker Art Museum, the California Museum, The Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, ArtSpace in British Columbia, KB Gallery in Oregon, and Root Division in San Francisco. In Sacramento, she has shown at Axis Gallery, Shimo Center for the Arts, ARTHOUSE, and the Temp. Her work is publicly installed at locations in Sacramento and San Francisco.
Shirley has had a lifelong interest in the arts, starting at age 7 when she was the self-appointed family photographer with her prized Brownie Starflash camera. By age 8, she was actively sewing outfits for her Barbie doll on the family Singer sewing machine. She ultimately completed an MFA in Painting, with Honors, at the San Francisco Art Institute and holds dual BA degrees in Art Studio and Art History from Sac State.
Shirley believes in supporting her community. Toward this end, she is involved with the Verge Center for the Arts, the B Street Theatre, the Crocker Art Museum, Capital Stage and the Creative Arts League of Sacramento. Beyond the arts, Shirley supports her community through service activities of the Sacramento Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution, and the Zonta Club of Sacramento. If you'd like to know about any of these organizations and activities, just ask!
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