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Friday, March 18, 2011

Masterminds Finalist Laurel Shear Has Artwork Displayed in SFMOMA's Artists Gallery

Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM

"Just Waking" - LAUREL SHEAR
  • Laurel Shear
  • "Just Waking"
Laurel Shear, one of 10 artists who was a finalist for an SF Weekly Masterminds Grant in February, has started a working relationship with the SFMOMA's Artists Gallery as the result of her exposure.

Shear's painting, "Just Waking," is now on display in the Artists Gallery, said gallery director Maria Medua. The same painting was among those shown at the Feb. 16 Artopia event, where the Masterminds winners were announced and where Shear and Medua met.

Laurel Shear and her fans at Artopia.
  • Laurel Shear and her fans at Artopia.
Shear was not among the three artists who received grants, but she said being chosen as a finalist and having her work displayed at the event was tremendously valuable regardless of whether she won.

Medua said her gallery has exhibits of local artists' work and also keeps an inventory that it rents to private businesses and other clients. She said a number of Shear's paintings will be included in that inventory.

"That's how she'll be working with us in the future," Medua said, "but I really think she'll be in a show at some point."

She said Shear will also have the chance to sell work in May at the Artists Gallery's annual Warehouse Sale.

"I couldn't have asked for anything more," Shear said.

"Just Waking," a Shear self-portrait, was among her works on display at Artopia on Feb. 16.
  • "Just Waking," a Shear self-portrait, was among her works on display at Artopia on Feb. 16.
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