Sharon Gerber, "Cherrilicious"
Sharon Gerber, "Blueberry Muffins"
Sharon Gerber, "Moo-ving Along"
Sharon Gerber, "Flowers in the Meadow"
Award winning artist Sharon Gerber began painting six years ago as a hobby, never anticipating that hobby would become a career. Since her first solo show in 2013, Sharon has sold nearly 500 pieces to collectors and museums, including Ettore, Former Mayor Kevin Johnson, Congressman Ami Bera, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh in India, KVIE’s Rob Stewart, KFBK’s Kitty O’Neal and Councilmembers Jay Schenirer, Allen Warren and Steve Hansen, just to name a few. Previously known as the premier event planner in the region with her company, Six Degreez, Sharon now uses that same sense of whimsy she brought to her stage productions to create paintings with a broad appeal. From paintings of flowers and landscapes, to portraits of pets, people and houses, Sharon strives to produce artwork that will bring enjoyment to her collectors for years to come. In 2013, Sharon was commissioned to create 14 paintings for Ettore’s bakery. In April 2014 she was commissioned by Council Member Jay Schenirer to paint a picture of the 1903 Oak Park Sign, which now hangs in the Oak Park Community Center. In May 2014, to commemorate Sacramento Rotary’s Centennial Celebration, Sharon was commissioned to create “Sacramento Skyline.” Then in 2015, Sharon was commissioned by the Cal Athletic Department to paint “Sather Gate” in honor of its 105th anniversary, and her painting of “The Music Man” was named a finalist in the UArt 2015 Open. In 2017 her painting, “Wine Rush” won the Judges Choice Award for “Race for the Arts” and was featured on the ad, invitation and wine label of this prestigious event. Recently, Sharon completed a significant commission for the Mark Hopkins Hotel and now has two portraits of Mark Hopkins and George B Smith (the hotel builder) hanging in the lobby museum of this iconic San Francisco hotel. This past summer, Sharon had her first international art show in Puerto Vallarta. And she is an annual contributing artist to the KVIE Art Auction. Community support remains a high priority for Sharon, who donates a portion of sales proceeds from each of her art shows. Since 2013, she has raised over $30,000 for local nonprofits from her art sales. Sharon is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and lives with her husband, Rob Scherer in Sacramento.