Education 

2017 MFA, Drawing and Painting, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

1995 MA, Art Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1992 graduate studies, Art Education, Towson State University, Towson, MD

1991 graduate studies, Art studio, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1990 BA, Fine Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

Awards 1994-1995       Art history teacher assistant fellowship, Ohio State University, OH

 

Artist in Residency  2015-2018       Artist working with The Hope Center, Wilmington, NC

Internship awarded 2017              Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

Solo Exhibitions:

           

2017          Faces of Courage, Cameron Art Museum, discussion and show

2015-2017  Solo artist working with Hope Center, Wilmington, NC to create an art show based on homelessness and displaced

1995-1997  Studio Z in Dublin, OH, Individual show

Group Exhibitions:

2019     Castle Corner Antiques, “People Choice Award, Cape Fear Artists”, Wilmington, NC

2019           Cape Fear Community College, “Faculty Art Show”, Wilmington, NC

2018           Expo216, “Death and Dying”, “Worries and Courage”, Wilmington, NC   

2017-2018          Foxes Boxes, “Faces of Courage, and Friends Art”, Wilmington, NC

2017-2018          Cameron Art Museum: “State of the Art, Art of the State”, Wilmington, NC

2017                    5th Ave. United Methodist Church, “Old Story, New Story”, Wilmington, NC

2017                   Wilmington Art Association, ILM, Cameron Art Instructors Show

2017                   Wabi Sabi Warehouse, “Full Frontal”, Wilmington, NC

2014                   Cameron Art Museum: “State of The Art, Art of the State”, Wilmington, NC

2012                   CFCI Art show and Auction at Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

2011                   Landfall Art show, Wilmington, NC

2010 .                 Arboretum Art show, Wilmington, NC

2004                   Bethel Arts Junction Gallery, Bethel, NC

 

Artists Groups and Workshops involved in:

     

2018-2017 Wilmington Arts Association, Wilmington, NC

2017               Foxes Boxes, “What’s Your Story Wednesday”, artists in need participated with Wozniak-Spencer

2016               Cameron Art Museum-workshop with artist Tatyana Kuilda-Painting Portraits, Wilmington, NC

2010               One of featured artists for “plein air” painting at Arboretum Art Show, Wilmington, NC

2004-2007     Workshops with Adel Moros, Bethel Arts Junction lead artist, Bethel, CT

1998-2000     Silvermine Artist’s Guild workshops, New Cannan, CT

1997               Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH

 

Professional Experience

           

2018-Present        Cape Fear Community College, Professor, Arts Department, Wilmington, NC

2017-Present        Outschool, online instructor, curriculum design and live online art teaching, Outschool.com, San Francisco, CA

2017-Present        Cameron Art Museum, curriculum design, Instructor, guest artist, teaching adults-youth,  Wilmington, NC

2017                      Cameron Art Museum Intern, facilitate figure classes and teaching artist, Wilmington, NC

2015-2009             Myrtle Grove Middle art instructor, students awarded both locally and nationally, Wilmington, NC

2008-2009             West Pender Middle art instructor, created first full-time program,  Pender, NC

2008-1995             Spencer Arts, owner, private art instruction, consulting, commissions, working with international families from Honda Corp. 

                               Columbus, Ohio, and Greenwich, Connecticut

1998-2000             Greenwich Catholic art instructor, created Arts Day, winner of “The Art and Long Island Sound”, assembly awards, Greenwich, CT

1995-1997             Art Instructor for Studio Z Fine Arts gallery, Adults-High School, Dublin, Ohio

1994-1995             Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University, direct instruction and curriculum design for art and music appreciation/history,

                                Columbus, Ohio

 

Bibliography

 

Connor DelPrete, “Homeless and Poverty Stricken Express Creativity on Canvas”, WECTV Dec 15, 2017

http://www.wect.com/story/37080524/homeless-and-poverty-stricken-prove-creativity-on-the-canvas

 

Alex Guarino, “Faces of Courage” showcases artwork made by less fortunate, WECTV DEC 22, 2017

http://www.wect.com/story/37130810/faces-of-courage-showcases-artwork-made-by-the-less-fortunate

 

Ben Steelman, “Faces of Courage”, Star News, August 7, 2017 print

Ben Steelman, http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170805/artist-finds-dignity-in-portraits-of-street-people

 

Emily Truss, Dignity, Beauty, Hope, Encore Magazine, August 15, 2017, Vol. 35/Pub.6

Emily Truss, http://www.encorepub.com/dignity-beauty-hope-sharon-wozniak-spencer-shares-faces-of-courage-at-cameron-art-museum/

 

Connor DelPrete, “Portraits of Poverty”, WECTV, July 26, 2017

http://www.wect.com/story/35976729/portraits-of-poverty-woman-paints-the-homeless-and-poverty-stricken

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