Sky Power, born 1951 in Lubbock, Texas, has lived and worked in Provincetown, MA since 1976. While attending the Cornish School of Allied Arts in Seattle, WA in 1971, Power mentored with Dale Owen, who was then Dean. During 2010 through 2013, the artist studied with painters Paul Resika, Selina Trieff, and Robert Henry, all of whom were Hans Hofmann students in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Since 2004, Power has been an exhibiting artist at Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and for the past four decades has exhibited at various galleries and museums including George Billis Gallery in New York, NY, the U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman, New Britain Museum of American Art, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Wichita Art Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cahoon Museum, and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. The artist’s work is included in the permanent collections of the U.S. Embassy, Valletta, Malta, and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Power’s vision returns abstraction to its earliest roots, that of a bridge between the material and spiritual worlds. Her work is color-infused and evocative, emphasizing the horizon to depict the intimate landscape with the infinite sky and vast sea. Andre van der Wende wrote in Cape Arts Review in 2009, “Within fields of strong clean color and forceful gestures of oil paint – drips and splatters rain freely – Power’s work is spirited and energetic, deep and soulful, a winning combination of rapture and reserve.”


ONE – PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016

Sky Power, In the Realm of Hope, Berta Walker Gallery, Wellfleet, MA (with Donald Beal)

2015

Sky Power, Mystical Landscapes, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Brenda Horowitz and Murray Zimiles)

2014

Sky Power, Mysteries in Color, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Paul Resika and Murray Zimiles)

2013

Sky Power, Landscape Spirit, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Romolo Del Deo and Provincetown Masters)

2011

Sky Power, Color Realms, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Varujan Boghosian and Ed Giobbi)

2009

Sky Power, The Beckoning Sea, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Herman Maril and Gilbert Franklin)

Sky Power, L.I.F.E. in the Abstract, Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA

2007

Sky Power, Large Abstract Paintings, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Selina Trieff, Robert Henry, and Elspeth Halvorsen)

2004

Sky Power, Portals of Entry, 6 Degrees Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2003

Sky Power, Self and Other, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Stephen Coyle and Katharina Chapin)

2002

Sky Power, The Bardo of Dream, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Katharina Chapin and Pauline Lim)

2001

Sky Power, Ikage Series, 1999 – 2001, Foundry Gallery, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Sky Power, Texture II, Infinity Gallery, Boston, MA (with Gay Smith and Phillip Spinks)

Sky Power, Talking Leaves, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Stephen Coyle and Pauline Lim)

2000

Sky Power, Ikage Series, 1999 – 2000, Boathouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Judith Trepp and Joan Lee Stassi)

1999

Sky Power, Texture, Infinity Gallery, Boston, MA (with Gay Smith and Phillip Spinks)

Sky Power, Ikage Series, Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Stephanie Cramer)

1998

Sky Power, Paintings, Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Bill von der Heydt)

1997

Sky Power, Mixed Media, Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1984

Sky Power, New Work, Eye of Horus Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1974

Sky Power, The Human Figure, Blacksmith House, Cambridge MA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

New York City Invitational Group Show, George Billis Gallery, NYC

Women Choose Women, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Welcoming Spring, Berta Walker Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

Thar She Blows, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Juried Exhibition, Juror: Emily M. Mazzola, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2015

Recent Gifts to the Collection: Part III, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Light and Colors of Fall; and Provincelands, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2014

Going Fishing: A Tribute to our Industry: 25th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2013

Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (Book), Tao Water Gallery, W. Barnstable, MA

Fall Fling: Figures, Faces, Fun, Fantasy, Mixed Media, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2012

Invitational Group, Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT

Mother Earth, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2011 – 2012

The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America’s Oldest Continuous Art Colony, 1899 – 2011, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Curator: Alexander J. Noelle.  Traveled to: Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS; Cape Cod Museum of Art, Hyannis, MA

2011

Contemporary Art from the U.S.A. and the Sultanate of Oman, U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman

Abstracting Nature, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2010

100 Years, 100 Views, Centennial Exhibition, Pilgrim Memorial Monument and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Music in Art, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2009

ROYGBIV, Exploring the Color Spectrum, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA

20/20: Our Eye on Provincetown Art; and A Fishing Story, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2008

Abstracted Land and Sea, Paintings and Sculpture, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2007

Inspirations 2007, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2006

Women Hold Up the Sky; and Diptychs/Triptychs/Poliptychs, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2005

Provincetown Artists, Teichman Gallery, Brewster, MA

Multi-taskers: Great Staff, Great Artists, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2004

New! to Berta Walker Gallery, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2003

Grand Opening Exhibition, 6 Degrees Gallery, Provincetown, MA (with Will Sherwood and Ken Fishman)

Detachment, Juried Group Exhibition, Juror: Dr. Doris Chu, Tremont Gallery, International Society, Boston, MA

Trans Genre: Poetry and the Inter-arts: Transcontinental poetry reading, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, Ron Padgett; Performance Entr’ Acte by Roxi Hamilton and Mobius Operandi, with projected images of paintings by Sky Power, Porter College, Santa Cruz, CA

5th Year Anniversary Exhibition, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2002

Blue Skies and Other Stories, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Juried Exhibition, Juror: Candice Crawford, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2001

Gallery Selections, Infinity Gallery, Boston, MA

Fall Salon, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

For the Birds, Juried Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2000

Small Town Invitational, Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1999

Spring Preview, Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Small Works, Boathouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1998

Drawings, Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jay Wayne Luiz, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

1997

Winter Show, Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jim Peters, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

1996

Fall Exhibition, Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1995

Juried Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Roxanne Power. “Viz. Inter-Arts, Event, A Trans-Genre Anthology, Small Press Distribution, pp. 230 – 232 and cover art

2014

Deborah Minsky. “The Art of Seafaring”, The Provincetown Banner, May 22, pp. 25 & 31

2013

Deborah Forman. “Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea,” Schiffer Books, pp. 201 – 203

Deborah Forman, “Contemporary Art and Culture, Focus on Cape Cod, MA ,” Art New England, July/August, pp. 52 – 56

2011

Alexander J. Noelle. “The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America’s Oldest Continuous Art Colony (1899 -2011),” University Press Of New England/Hanover and London, pp. 160 -161

E. Ashley Rooney. “100 Artists of New England,” Schiffer Books, pp.150 – 151

“Art in Embassies Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, Contemporary Art from the U.S.A. and the Sultanate of Oman,” Exhibition catalog, Sky Power, p.14

Andre van der Wende. Essay: Maximum Serendipity from “Abstracting Nature Exhibition” at Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, May 27 – June 19, 2011

Susan Rand Brown. “In New Work, Sky Power Transcends to Pulsating ‘Color Realms’, The Provincetown Banner, July 14, p.29

2010

DavId Kaplan. “Orpheus in the Galleries,” Provincetown Arts, 2010/2011, pp.152 – 153

Donna V. Scaglione. “Sky Power, Provincetown, Bringing Art Inside Out,” Art of the Cape and Islands, 2010 Annual, pp. 54 – 55

Susan Rand Brown. “100 Views Celebrates Pilgrim Monument’s Centennial Via Artists’ Eyes”, The Provincetown Banner, July 15

2009

Susan Rand Brown. “Sky Power, Beyond the Horizon,” Provincetown Arts, 2009/2010, pp. 56 – 58

Andre van der Wende. “Sky Power,” Cape Arts Review, 2009, pp. 14 – 15

Taylor M. Polites. “Gilbert Franklin, Herman Maril, and Sky Power,” Artscope, July/August, pp. 40 – 41

2007

Roxanne Power Hamilton. “Viz. Inter – Arts, Interventions, A Trans – Genre Anthology,” Small Press Distribution, pp. 147 – 154 and cover art

James Foritano. “Sky Power: Large Abstract Paintings,” Artscope, July/August, p. 16 – 17

2006

Brian Goslow. “Fall in Provincetown,” Artscope, September/October, p. 15

2005

Eileen Kennedy. “Colorful Notes and Jazzy Landscapes: Artists Talk About the Music in Their Work,” Cape Arts Review, 2005, p. 13 – 16

Lynn Stanley. “Provincetown’s Galleries Opens the Doors, and the Season”, Cape Cod Voice, June 2, p. 29

“Painting, Sculpture, Video Show Opens Friday”, The Provincetown Banner, May 26, p. 45

2004

Roger Chauvette. “Power Portals,” Provincetown Magazine, April 8, p. 31

Eileen Kennedy. “Provincetown Passions,” ArtsMedia, Summer 2004, p. 10 – 11

Sue Harrison. “Stepping Into Change”, The Provincetown Banner, April 8, pp. 33 – 34

Gillian Drake. “New to Berta Walker Gallery,” Cape Arts Review, 2004, p. 53

2003

Andre van der Wende. “Art Scene Kept Warm at 6 Degrees,” Cape Cod Times, December 12, p.19

2002

Debbie Minsky. “Power Explores Visual Aspects of Transformation,” The Provincetown Banner, July 11, p. 34

Stuard Derrick. “Portrait of an Artist: Embrace the Paradox,” Provincetown Magazine, July 18, pp. 50 & 54

John Thomas. “Sky Power in the Gap: The Bardo of Dream,” Life in Provincetown, July 11, p. 28

2001

Stephen D’ Agostino. “Staying Power,” Bay Windows, August 9, pp. 33 – 34

“Artists Show Distinct Styles,” The Provincetown Banner, July 26, p. 50

Neda Ulaby. “A Woman Warrior,” The Washington Blade, March 30, p. 34

1999

Charles M. Long. “A Feeling For Dimensionality,” The Beacon Hill / Back Bay Chronicle, December 21, p. 20

1998

Joe Dziemianowicz. ‘Mad About Hue,” The Advocate, July 9, p.19

Lynn Stanley. “Portrait of an Artist: Measuring the Sun,” Provincetown Magazine, July 9, pp.48 – 49

Andre van der Wende. “‘Power Show Adds Spark to Spring Season,” The Provincetown Banner, May 14, p. 22


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
U.S. Embassy, Valletta, Malta


EDUCATION

1969 – 1970

Casper College, Casper, WY, Instructors, Ed Gothberg and Wilhelm Ossa

1971

Cornish School of Allied Arts, Seattle, WA, Instructor, Dale Owen

2010 – 2013

Private studies with Paul Resika, Truro, MA

2011

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown MA, Instructor, Selina Trieff

2012

Private class with Robert Henry, Wellfleet, MA


PROFESSIONAL

2005 – 2014

Managing Director/Director, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2013

Visiting Artist/Speaker, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (Book), Wellfleet Preservation Hall

2010 & 2012

Instructor, Abstraction as Form, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2010

Guest Artist/Tennessee Williams Festival, Orpheus in the Galleries, entry curtain to Orpheus Descending Gallery at Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, based on Williams’ screenplay, The Fugitive Kind, “…a kind of bird that don’t have legs,” with the poisonous snake that killed Eurydice.

2009

Guest Artist/Tennessee Williams Theater Festival mural, 10 x 30′, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s play, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, for a reading at the Paramount Room of the Crown & Anchor, Provincetown, MA, in which F. Scott Fitzgerald (acted by Jeff Zinn) visits his wife, Zelda (played by Broadway legend Betty Buckley).

Visiting Artist/Speaker, Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA

2005

Visiting Artist/Speaker, Chatham Arts Center, Chatham, MA

1997

Visiting Artist/Speaker, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA