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Sharon Siskin is a interdisciplinary visual artist, a community-based artist, and art professor engaged with contemporary social justice and environmental issues, currently teaching at Berkeley City College, Laney College, and is Faculty Advisor in the MFAIA Program at Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington. She is the recipient of awards and grants that include Creative Work Fund Grant, and Berkeley Civic Arts Grant, both in 2019, Visual Arts Fellowship from the California Arts Council, 2003, Potrero Nuevo Prize, Noetic Arts Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission Market Street Art in Transit Commission, 12 California Arts Council Artist in Residence Grants,1988-2003, and she was Artist in Residence at Recology, in San Francisco. Her artwork has been featured in publications that include Notes on the Need for Beauty: An Intimate Look at an Essential Quality (2007), by J.Ruth Gendler; Women Artists in the American West (2003), edited by Susan Ressler, Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multicentered Society (1997), by Lucy Lippard, Connecting Conversations: Interviews with 28 Bay Area Women Artists (1988), edited by Moira Roth and Site to Sight, Mapping Bay Area Visual Culture (1995), edited by Lydia Mathiews. Her teaching is featured in a book entitled Outside the Frame: Teaching Art for Social Change, by Beverly Naidus, (2009).

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