I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Later that year, I married Gregory G. Radig on October thirty-first, Nevada Day. Greg and I met at UNLV’s Art Department’s Pottery Studio. I have worked in many artistic capacities and in different mediums: clay, stained glass, costume and interior design, illustrative, graphic and fine art design jobs. I have created and exhibited my work in one woman shows and displayed at various galleries.
I helped the Southern Nevada Home Builders Women’s Council raise funds for vulnerable Southern Nevada women and children. As its President, I introduced a “Home Means Nevada” campaign that received national recognition. I have been recognized as an artist, historic preservationist and a notable woman of Boulder City during this year’s Sesquicentennial festivities, Nevada Woman’s Legacy. I gratefully pay tribute to Nevada by dedicating my watercolor, “Moonlit Nevada”. Painting and drawing Nevada’s surroundings has given me untold blessings in my life.
I have participated in many artistic projects throughout my career. Greg and I opened “Fire and Water Studio of Fine Art”, in Hotel Plaza, Boulder City. I curated and showcased dozens of art exhibits for fellow Nevada artists and achieved premier art preservationist status. I founded the “Days of May” event in Boulder City, fulfilling a need to elevate the artistry of preservation in a fun celebratory manner. I took the lead role to rehabilitate and preserve Hotel Plaza in Boulder City. My understanding of its provenance was an advantage to envision its restoration. I worked with numerous organizations and established design criteria that maintained the space and contributed to the evolution of the original design concept of the Boulder City pioneers. Preservation, at its best, is artistry in motion. My joy is bringing truth to their stories. I hope to continue communicating through my art, nature, guitar and my creative passions here in my birth state, as a third generation Nevadan.
In honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, Sharon paid tribute to the Silver State by dedicating her Watercolor, “Moonlit Nevada”, a painting of a Beavertail Cactus, as part of the 2014 year long festivities. “Painting and creating has been a life filled with observing and enjoying Nevada’s surroundings” Sharon said.