Shari Stoddard

Dr. Shari S. Stoddard is recognized as both an educator and an artist. She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Michigan in Oil Painting and Ceramics, a Master of Science degree from Indiana University in Art Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate area in Art Education from Indiana University. She has taught art education at Indiana University, the University of South Carolina, and Ball State University. Dr. Stoddard’s resume contains an extensive list of papers presented at international, national, regional, and local conferences on topics such as including aesthetics and art criticism in elementary school curricula, cooperative learning strategies, and reflective thinking.

In 2000 Dr. Stoddard joined the faculty at Central Washington University as Director of the Visual Art Teaching program, started a student chapter of the National Art Education at CWU in 2003 and began Friday Children’s Art Classes as part of the Visual Art Teaching program in 2006. Dr. Stoddard retired from CWU in 2015.

During the summer of 2005 Dr. Stoddard was chosen as one of twenty-four artists to spent four weeks in the International Artist Residency program in Balatonfured, Hungary directed by Beata Szechy. Her work was exhibited in Balatonfured, Budapest, and Vienna. Dr. Stoddard also participated in a residency program at Mount Bruce in New Zealand in December, 2005. She has had work exhibited throughout the United States. Besides working in oils, Dr. Stoddard works in pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, and oil pastels. She is also known for her coil bowls and vessels, and her wool braided rugs.

Flowers in the Wind
watercolor and pen, 16 by 20 inches

Tan Bowl with Button
yarn and cording, 4.5 by 5 inches

Coiled Basket
yarn and cording, 14 by 9 by 11 inches