Sherry Shine

Sherry Shine has always loved to draw. She created her first mural (a huge drawing of her whole family and some friends from the neighborhood) at the age of three. She got in trouble for creating the mural on her bedroom wall then trying to hide it behind some pillows on her bedroom wall. While in high school, an art teacher cultivated her talent and became a strong mentor for Sherry. Sherry went on to attend Morris Brown College in Atlanta GA, on a scholarship to study Business and Hotel Management Many years after graduating from college, Shine again became interested in art and took some general art classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Then one day a friend who was a long arm quilter offered to teach Sherry how to quilt and she was hooked! Shine learned all about traditional quilting, cutting and piecing of fabrics together. Shine attended a lecture on the dyeing of fabrics and how to make the fabric an art quilt, and that helped her to understand what she needed to do. “My creativity and curiosity were ignited and my passion for art quilts was formed” recalls Shine. The art of Sherry Shine has been exhibited across the country in galleries, colleges, and museums including Bank Street College, New York, NY, Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan, The Bedford Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY, Manhattan Community College, New York, NY and The National Constitutional Center, Philadelphia, PA. Shine currently resides inPennsylvania with her family.

A Time To Reflect #21 , Count Your Blessing series)

A Time To Reflect, #21

A Time To Reflect, #19 (Count Your Blessing series)

Medium: hand-painted, appliquéd, fused, stitched, and long-arm quilted fine art quilt.

A Time To Reflect, #20 (Count Your Blessing series)

Medium: hand-painted, appliquéd, fused, stitched, and long-arm quilted fine art quilt.

Delivering An Urgent Message (People in the Field Series)

Medium: hand-painted, appliquéd, fused, stitched, and long-arm quilted fine art quilt.

Dixieland Blues (Traveling While Black Series) by Charles Rice

Medium: Batik patchwork background, hand-painted, appliquéd, fused, stitched, and long-arm quilted fine art quilt.

Singing The Blues # 3

Paint, Appliqué, Fused, Stitched, Long Armed Machine Quilted

$6,600.00

The Hat Lovers #1

Paint, Appliqué, Silk, Fused, Stitched, Long Armed Machine Quilted.

$6,600.00

This Land Is Our Land (People in the Field Series)

Medium: hand-painted,
appliquéd, fused, stitched, and
long-arm quilted fine art quilt
Underground Railroad symbol
used: Crossroads.

Three The Hard Way (Traveling While Black Series)

Medium: Batik patchwork
background, hand-painted,
appliquéd, fused, stitched, and
long-arm quilted fine art quilt
Underground Railroad symbol
used: Britches.

Traveling Young, Gifted, And Black (Traveling while Black Series)

Traveling While Blak/Green Book Series - During the Jim Crow era (1865 through the 1960’s) blacks
traveled through dangerous, deeply segregated states, cities, and communities primarily using word of
mouth and The Green Book. This book let black travelers know where they could and could not stop to
sleep, eat, or even rest while traveling through the segregated south. Images in the Green Book Series
gives presence to the thousands who refused to let fear keep them from friends and family.

Wash Day #4

Paint, Appliqué, Silk, Fused, Stitched, Long Armed Machine Quilted.

$6,600.00

We Didn’t Land On Plymouth Rock (People in the Field Series)

Medium: hand-painted, appliquéd, fused, stitched, and long-arm quilted fine art quilt Underground Railroad symbol used: Wagon Wheel.

Abstract African Collage (SOLD)

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A Time To Reflect #16 by Sherry Shine (SOLD)

A Time To Reflect #16 by Sherry Shine

Abstract African Mask #13 by Sherry Shine (SOLD)

Abstract African Mask #13 by Sherry Shine

$4,200.00

Hidden Messages North Star Urgency (SOLD)

Hidden Messages North Star Urgency by Sherry Shine