ABOUT THE ARTIST

COLUMBIA

Sam

Shari Acevedo-McBride, “Sam,” was born in Vernal, Utah. She is a descendent of Mormon pioneers who came to the United States from Christiana (Oslo) Norway. She has lived in numerous cities in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Spain. She is a wife and mother of four. Her artwork has been displayed in several cities in the United States and Canada. She has toured many of the great museums of the world and has been greatly influenced by the great masters. This is most evident in her sculpture work. Shari won an Art Scholarship to Brigham Young University-Idaho (then known as Ricks College) in Rexburg, Idaho. While a student there she had the opportunity to work under great artists; including Del Parsons, Robert T. Barrett, and Brent Gehring.

Sam is a professional artist who can use your ideas combined with her own to create artwork for display or product development. She can take conceptual ideas from imagination and transform them to drawings, clay maquettes, and ultimately to final production. A talented sculptor, she is also skilled in oils, aqua-media, and pastel.

She has taught art classes to young children, teens, and adults in various mediums. She particularly enjoys watching students discover the joy of creation. Her belief is that young minds stimulated with creativity, imagination, and visual adeptness, develop into academically astute students.

Sam has been honored to do commission work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the Salt Lake City Temple and the Paris, France Temple.

Awards

1st Place – Professional Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2010

Honorable Mention – Prof. Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2010

1st Place – Professional Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2009

2nd Place – Professional Sculpture Division – American Fork Steel Days Festival – 2009

Best of Show Award – Sculpture Walk; Sioux Falls, SD – 2007

People’s Choice Award – Adonis Bronze Art Show; Alpine, UT – 2007

Best of Show Award – Sculpture Walk; Sioux Falls, SD – 2006

Exhibitor Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship – Norsk Hostfest; Minot, ND – 2004

Honorable Mention – Freedom Festival Fine Art Exhibit; Provo, UT – 2002

1st Place – Professional Sculpture Division – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999

2nd Place – Professional Sculpture Division –Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999

Theme Award for Show – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999

Honorable Mention, Professional Sculpture Division – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999

People's Choice, Professional Sculpture Division – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999

Buckskinner Award Best of Show Sculpture – Rough Rider Art Show; Williston, ND – 1997

Award of Excellence – 5th Manhattan Arts International Cover Art Comp; NYC, NY – 1996

Art Show Participation

ZION’S BANK ART SHOW—Provo, UT—2015

AMERICAN FORK STEEL DAYS FESTIVAL—American Fork, UT—2010

AMERICAN FORK STEEL DAYS FESTIVAL—American Fork, UT—2009

RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL EXHIBIT – Springville, Utah – 2010

NORSK HOSTFEST – Minot, North Dakota – 2005

NORSK HOSTFEST – Minot, North Dakota – 2004

ARTS IN THE PARK – Midsummer Nights; Minot, ND – 2004

SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE CENTER – ‘HCA’ Dedication Ceremony; Minot, ND – 2004

FREEDOM FESTIVAL – Fine Art Exhibit; Provo, UT – 2002

SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART – Religious & Spiritual Art of Utah; Springville, UT – 2000

SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART – Religious & Spiritual Art of Utah; Springville, UT - 2016

SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW – Salt Lake City, UT – 2000

HANDS ON ART – The Crane House; Riverton, UT – 1999

HARVEST BALL – City Hall; West Jordan, UT – 1999

ARTFEST 1999 – Bountiful, UT – 1999

THE 1999 HANDCART DAYS ART COMPETITION – Davis Art Center; Bountiful, UT – 1999

GALLIVAN CENTER – 1999 Art & Garden Show; Salt Lake City, UT – 1999

ROUGH RIDER ART SHOW – Williston, ND – 1997

REPARTEE GALLERY GROUP – Joseph Smith Memorial Building – Salt Lake City, UT – 1996

AUDUBON ARTISTS – 54th Annual Exhibition; "Historic" Federal Hall, New York, NY – 1996

MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL – 5th Annual Cover Art Comp; New York, NY – 1996

1996 ARTFEST XXI – All Seasons Arena Complex; Minot, North Dakota – 1996

Publications / Television Broadcasts / Radio Interviews / Presentations

NORTH DAKOTA LIVING MAGAZINE – “Miracles Bring Hans Christian Andersen to Minot”

April, 2005 Edition

KXMC (CBS Affiliate) – "Someone You Should Know;" Minot, North Dakota – June, 2004

KMPR (88.9 FM) – North Dakota Public Radio interview – June 2004

DESERET VILLAGE STORE ZCMI – This Is The Place Monument; Salt Lake City, UT – 2002

LDS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – BYU; presenter (theme; D & C 68:6)– 2001

DAUGHTERS OF UTAH PIONEERS – Salt Lake City, UT – presenter – 2001

SALT LAKE MAGAZINE – Salt Lake City, UT – November/December, 1999

LDS Young Women's Broadcast – 1999 (President Nadal's address featured a photograph of the bronze sculpture, “Mary Elizabeth Rollins Rescues the Book of Commandments”)

BEEHIVE NEWS – Las Vegas, Nevada – October 1999

DAVIS COUNTY CLIPPER – Bountiful, UT – July 1999

NORWAY TIMES – International Publication – January 1997

KXMC (CBS Affiliate) – "Someone You Should Know;" Minot, ND – 1996

MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL – New York City, NY – April 1996

MINOT DAILY NEWS – Minot, ND – April 1996

THE JOURNAL – Crosby, ND – April 1996

THE JOURNAL – Divide County, ND – June 1996

THE JOURNAL – Crosby, ND – February 1996

THE JOURNAL – Divide County, ND – May, 1997

THE BURKE COUNTY TRIBUNE – Bowbells, ND – April 1996