|An Associate Professor and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Barclay Sheaks is a painter whose work is owned by numerous museums, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Butler Institute of American Art. |
He has participated extensively in juried exhibitions sponsored by institutions including the National Academy of Design, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Smithsonian, and has hosted his own public television series, Acrylic Painting with Barclay Sheaks.
He is the author of many books, including The Acrylics Book (1996), Drawing Figures and Faces (1987), and Stretching the Eye's Distance: Reflections on the Chesapeake Bay (1981), a volume of poetry.
A collection of Sheaks's painting are on permanent display in the Sheaks Gallery in the Godwin Administration Building of Virginia Wesleyan College.
From an artist supplied vita:
Graduate Richmond Professional Institute, BFA in painting and sculpture. Winter studio in Newport News, VA, Summer studio in Poquoson, Va.
Holdings : Medical College of Virginia; University of Delaware; Valentine Museum.
Exhibits : Virginia Museum; Norfolk Museum; National Academy of Design; Parthenon Museum; Louisiana State Art Commission.
Awards, Commissions and Juried Shows :
1965-1966 : Butler Midyear Show
1966: University of Delaware purchase
1966: Best Representational Oil Painting at Virginia Beach Boardwalk Show
1966; Mariner's Museum award for best marine painting at Peninsula Artists' Show
1966: 99th American Water Color Society at National Academy of Design, part of traveling show.
1965: Smtihsonian National Traveling Show; National Drawing Biennial at Norfolk Museum
1965 Juror's special mention in watercolor at Dixie Annual
1965: Five drawings and watercolors selected by Louisiana Art Commission
1964: Commission to paint portrait of super carrier "America" by Navy Department
1965: Commissioned to paint super carrier "Enterprise" in action
1964: Purchase prizes in oil and drawing at First Ft. Eustic Annual Exhibit and Competition
1964 and 1965 : First Place Peninsula Arts Association Annual Exhibit
1965: First place landscape-seascape at National Professional Artists Invitational at Cherry Hill Mall, NJ
1965: Second place at Atlantic City Boardwalk Show
1965: Best in show and purchase prize at Salon Des Refuses at Thalhimers in Richmond
1965: Boniwell Invitational 100 American Artists in Milwaukee, WI
1965: Best in Show at Southern Show in Norfolk
1965: Allied Artists of American Annual Exhibit at National Academy of Design
1966 and 1967: National Society of Painters in Casein Annual at National Arts Club
1966: Central South Exhibit at the Parthenon in Nashville
1966: Contemporary Virginia North Carolina Artists
1966: Purchase by Norfolk Public Schools.
1966: Prize winner National Professional Artists Invitational in Moorestown, NJ
1966: one man show at Thalimer's Focus on Art in Richmond
1967: best in show for painting Watcher of the Bay at National Professional Artists Show; painting published in book Prize Winning Art
1967: Painting accepted in Virginia Artists Show at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; purchase prize