Sunset, mixed media on board, 40" x 30"

Sheppard has been painting for thirty years. He spent 27 years as an art educator in Iowa and Nebraska, as well as an adjunct professor at Luther College in Decorah. Sheppard has shown work at galleries in San Diego, Santa Fe, Denver, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Luther College and various Nebraska galleries. He has participated in many exhibitions, with work included in the permanent collection of the Addison Museum of American Art, Andover MA, as well as the Texas National Show, juried by nationally known artist Leon Golub.

While in Nebraska, Sheppard partnered with the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska for extended learning, launching the production of a 4-part video for distribution to Nebraska schools. He also hosted workshops of art teachers as part of the State Teachers’ Convention. Sheppard was the first Nebraskan to receive National Board Certification in secondary art, which was awarded in 1999. He was also named the Secondary Art Teacher of the Year in 1999. Sheppard and two of his colleagues were awarded the 2000 Nebraska Teacher Achievement Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. He has won many awards in shows of works by art educators.

text and image from Iowa Artisans Gallery

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