Bonnie Ora Sherk

SELECTED PROJECTS

2002 – Present
Project Director & Chief Designer
Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk
with Junipero Serra Child Development Center,
Junipero Serra Elementary School, SF Recreation & Park Department, SFPUC, Neighbors, Cortland Merchants Assoc. & others
San Francisco, California

Development of Conceptual Master Plan for environmental and educational transformation to engage the community and its resources into a unique Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park in diverse parts of this low income, multicultural community. Will be linked electronically with multiple Branch Living Libraries. Ongoing hands-on, standards-based Living Library Garden/Ecology/Arts Programs PreK-5th grade with local schools.

2001-Present
Project Director & Chief Designer
Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park
with PS/IS 217, Roosevelt Island Seniors Association, Roosevelt Island Artists Association, Roosevelt Island Disabled Association, Roosevelt Island Residents Association, RIOC, others
Roosevelt Island, New York City
Organizing the community and development of Conceptual Master Plan for environmental and educational transformation to aid in community and economic development of the area. Engaging the community and its resources – ecological, built, and multicultural – to develop a unique Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park in diverse parts of this low income, multicultural community. Will be linked with multiple Branch Living Libraries. Ongoing hands-on, standards-based Living Library Garden/Ecology/Arts Programs K-8th grade with PS/IS 217, Coler-Goldwater Hospita and other community members.

1998 – Present
Project Director & Chief Designer
OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
with James Denman Middle School, Balboa High School, San Miguel Child Development Center, SF Department of the Environment, SF Recreation & Park Department, SF PUC, Neighbors, Other Agencies & Community Groups
San Francisco, California
Environmental & educational transformation of three typical “factory model” public schools which sit on a contiguous piece of land of nine acres in what used to be a fertile river valley and is now a mostly concrete, asphalt environment surrounded by chain-linked fences. Transformation of site through creation of indoor / outdoor Learning Zones based on ecological, built, and cultural resources of area – past, present, and future. Includes work with currently culverted, flooding river and rehabilitating riparian habitat and creation of multicultural gardens. Student, teacher, parent, and community involvement in all aspects of creation, use, maintenance, management, and communication through interdisciplinary project-based learning linked to the curricula of the schools. Includes arts and communications technologies integrated into landscape. Ongoing hands-on, standards-based Living Library Garden/Ecology/Arts Programs PreK- High School with local schools and community. Also, Environmental Skills Training Program for Adults.

May 1992 – 2001 – Founder & President
2001 – Present – Founder & Executive Director
Life Frames®, Inc.
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Established a non-profit 501 C3 Corporation to develop content-rich site and culturally sensitive indoor/outdoor culture-ecology-technology Think Parks®, Living Libraries®, and Life Frames® in different communities around the world with integrated programs, curricula, and products, to be linked electronically. Each integrates local resources: human, ecological, historic, technological, and aesthetic and creates a social weaving of all sectors of community to be involved in the creation, use, maintenance, management, and communications of all elements

March 1981 – Present
Founder & Executive Director/Chief Designer
A LIVING LIBRARY®
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Responsible for over-all concept, integrated environmental and program design for creation of A LIVING LIBRARY, an indoor/outdoor culture-ecology-technology park, lifelong learning magnet, and linked with international network of such parks, each integrated with programs, curricula, and products that bring the local cultural & ecological diversity of the area to life through plants and other living forms, the built and ecological environment(s), all the arts, state-of-the-art communications technologies, and diverse educational, ecological, and entertaining activities. Formed Board Advisors, non-profit corporation called Life Frames®, Inc., led negotiations with government, corporate, and community leaders in New York City, San Francisco, and other cities in the country and abroad. Developed innovative uses for new communications technologies for an international interactive network and unique educational strategies for a multigenerational and multicultural public. Developed new maintenance techniques for urban public open spaces that utilize existing resources promoting community stewardship, education, job creation, and economic development.

July l985 – May l986
Producer/Director/Designer
A GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE
New York, New York & Houston, Texas
Developed traveling interactive installation as mini-demonstration for A LIVING LIBRARY. Involved corporations, teachers & students (K-College), professional artists, horticulturists, video/computer technologists in environmental exhibition. Produced interactive videodisk and electronic “Tree of Knowledge”.

May l974 – November l980
Founding Executive Director/President
CROSSROADS COMMUNITY (THE FARM)
San Francisco, California
Creator of integrated concept and environmental plan for new city Farm Park and environmental education and culture center. Directed implementation. Developed non-profit corporation and formed Board of Directors and Advisors. Coordinated participation of city, state, and federal agencies, and private corporations and foundations in community development projects. Managed paid staff and volunteers. Oversaw operation of programs including capital improvements and open space acquisition. Designed, wrote, and presented winning visual proposals; developed and administered budgets and grants; negotiated contracts. Initiated and led successful campaign for city to acquire and develop multi-million dollar park. Developed mechanisms for projects to produce revenue. Designed and implemented innovative and ongoing public educational programs and exhibitions for all ages in environmental education, agriculture, and all the arts. Created programs that promoted ecological sensitivity and multi-ethnic and international diversity for an intergenerational and multi-economic public including teens, young children, senior citizens, and at-risk students. Involved participation of individuals and classes from over 75 schools (K-College) with programs linking nature and the arts with math, language arts, civics, history, science; worked with teachers in curriculum development; Generated extensive media coverage for events and projects.

EDUCATION
M.A. San Francisco State University, Environmental Sculpture
Certificate, Landscape Architecture, University of California, S. F.
Teaching Credentials: New York, New Jersey, California (K-12)
B.A. Rutgers University, Douglass College-Art (Honors)
Certificate – Oomoto School of Traditional Japanese Arts- Kameoka, Japan

AWARDS, HONORS, & SELECTED GRANTS
2006 Appointed by SF Board of Supervisors to SF Urban Forestry Council
2005 San Francisco Foundation for South Bernal Heights Living Library
2003 California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection for OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2003 The Ford Foundation for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park (San Francisco) and Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park (NYC) Programs
2002-08 Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families for OMI / Excelsior & South Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Programs
2002-04 Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Beautification for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2002 SF Art Commission for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2002 SF Mayor’s Office of Community Development to develop Conceptual Master Plan for South Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park
2001 SF Mayor’s Office of Community Development to develop Conceptual Master Plan for OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
2000 Named a Laureate of the Smithsonian Institution for A Living Library
2000 A Living Library becomes part of the permanent research collection of Smithsonian’s Museum of American History and featured on the Smithsonian Computerworld Website
2000 A Living Library & Life Frames, Inc. nominated for Smithsonian Computerworld Award in the category of “Environment, Energy, & Agriculture” by Steve Jobs of Apple Computers, Inc.
2000 San Francisco Beautiful Grant – OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
1999 Named “Outstanding Healing Artist of the Arts & Healing Network for the Year 2001” by Marion Rockefeller Weber, Founder & Director, Arts & Healing Network
1999 Miranda Lux Foundation – OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park
1999; 00; 01 Potrero Nuevo Fund of the Tides Foundaton – OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park Program
1996-97 San Francisco Foundation Grant – Civic Center Living Library Project
1996-97 Columbia Foundation Grant for Civic Center Living Library Project
1996 “Biennial Honor Award, ASLA, l995 (Northern California Chapter) – “Building & Community” – for Guadalupe Gardens Master Plan, San Jose. Member Design Team with Tito Patri
1993 Member design team, St. Vincent’s/Silveira Ranch, New Sustainable Living `Learning Community As A Life Frame, San Rafael, California, 3rd place, National Competition
l987 Redesign of Todos Santos Plaza- Concord, Ca. National Competition, Runner-Up Winner. Collaboration with Mark Bunnell, ASLA
l980; 1975 NEA Individual Artist’s Fellowships
l975-79 CAC Grants
1977 San Francisco Tomorrow Environment Award
1976-79 NEA Grants: Expansion Arts, Architecture & Environmental Arts, City Spirit, Visual Arts
1974-80 Numerous Foundation Grants for THE FARM
1975-79 California Arts Council Project Grants
1973 San Francisco Art Commission Merit Award
1970 MADEMOISELLE MAGAZINE Woman of the Year Award
1970 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award

SELECTED CONSULTANCIES
2006-present

Consultant to diverse stakeholders in community of Chinatown, San Francisco including Commodore Stockton Child Development Center, Gordon Lau Elementary School, Chinatown Beacon, parents, neighbors, and other local resources to create a unique Chinatown Living Library & Think Park at both school sites based on local ecological, built, multicultural resources linked to Branch Living Libraries as they emerge.

2002-present
Consultant to diverse stakeholders in community of Bernal Heights, San Francisco including Junipero Serra Child Development Center, Junipero Serra Elementary School, public housing project, other neighbors and incorporating local resources to create unique Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk based on local ecological, built, multicultural resources linked to Branch Living Libraries as they emerge.

2001-present
Consultant to multiple stakeholders in Roosevelt Island, New York City to create a unique Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park based on the local ecological, built, and multicultural resources to be linked to Branch Living Libraries in diverse locales.

1998-present
Consultant to James Denman Middle School, San Miguel Child Development Center, Balboa High School to develop an ecological, multicultural, and technological OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park Master Plan to transform the indoor/outdoor facilities and link the three schools with Balboa Park, City College, and other community resources to the schools as Centers of Community. Work to include development of Community Research Mentoring Teams, real-world project-based curricula, teacher training, Natural Resources Training for community, and assessments of program

1995-97
Life Frames, Inc. – Preliminary conceptual design with integrated programs and curricula to rearticulate historic San Francisco Civic Center into sustainable 21st century lifelong learning magnet for whole community that celebrates the past, present, and future. Involved and received support from all sectors of community including public and private schools K-College, foundations, international & multicultural groups, and environmental organizations, Sister Cities.

1994-95
Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton, Ca., Member Educational Design Team to create new high school as farm with student & teacher participation & all aspects of built & natural environments integrated into interdisciplinary curriculum

1993
Eastside Union High School District, San Jose, Cal., Design Team Facilitator for conceptual redesign of existing high school as A Living Library

1993
Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Conceptual Redesign of indoor/outdoor integrated systems facilities

1992-93
Member design team with Tito Patri & Associates to develop Master Plan for Guadalupe Gardens, l50 acres, San Jose, Ca. Involved all sectors of community including schools K- College

1991
NASA, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio Conceptual plans to develop A Living Library in conjunction with Lewis Research Center Education Department

1991
Monkey Jungle, Miami, Florida; conceptual development plans for Life Frame

1989
City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, conceptual development plans to create A Living Library for the city of Harrisburg

1987-89
National Park Service, Washington, D.C., Harper’s Ferry, West Va. Plans for NPS Interarts Program; NPS Living History Columbus Quincentennial Program; Presented idea of a national park as A Living Library

1981
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Schematic Plans for renovation of NY & NJ Entrance/Exit Areas to Holland Tunnel

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, San Francisco Urban Forestry Council
Board Member, Youth Arts New York
Laureate, Smithsonian Institution
Advisory Board Member, National Learning Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Advisory Board Member, Solutions: Town Hall, San Francisco, California
Member, San Francisco Green Schoolyards Alliance
Member, SPUR/AIA Civic Center Task Force, San Francisco, California

SPECIAL SKILLS
Systemic Ecological Design – Environmental, Landscape, & Urban Design; Planning, Development, & Implementation integrated with Ecological & Interdisciplinary Community Programs / Interdisciplinary, standards-based curricula, PreK-12 / products

Community Participation, Facilitation, Visioning, Organizing; working with youth and children; multicultural communities

Systemic Strategic Planning/Creative Problem-Solving / Integrated Ecological Systems

New Applications for Communications Technologies and displays
Security Innovations

Creative Research, Documentation, and Evaluation

Public Speaking / Networking / Mobilizing

Marketing / Fundraising / Public Relations / Advertising

Teaching / Curriculum Design / Teacher Training

Writing / Grant Writing

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teacher Staff Development & Student Training
James Denman M.S., San Miguel Child Development Center, Junipero Serra Child Development Center, Junipero Serra Elementary School, Gordon Lau Elementary School, Commordore Stockton Child Development Center, S.F., CA. PS/IS 217, Roosevelt Island, N.Y.

Instructor
San Francisco Institute of Architecture, S.F., Ca.

Graduate Mentor / Instructor
Arts & Consciousness Graduate Program, JFK University, Berkeley, California

Sculptor-In-Residence
Tyler School of Art, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, Pa.
Dartington College Totnes, England
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Antioch College West, San Francisco, California

Credentialed Teacher in elementary & secondary schools for all populations including at-risk, special education, and physically handicapped students in New York, New York City, New Jersey, California

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
French; some Spanish, Japanese

SELECTED SEMINARS, PANELS, SYMPOSIA, & LECTURES
2006 Evolution of Life Frames, California College of Art, San Francisco, Ca.
2006 A Living Library, SPUR, Noon Lecture, San Francisco, Ca.
2006 Ecological Design: The Unstoppable Wave 3, Keynote Speaker, San Francisco, Ca.
2005 San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco, California
2005 A Living Library, SPUR, Noon Lecture, San Francisco, Ca.
2004 Ecological Design: The Unstoppable Wave 2, Keynote Speaker, Oakland, Ca.
2002 Ecological Design: The Unstoppable Wave, Keynote Speaker, Berkeley, Ca.
2001 Connect: Kids Who Think & Do; Project Based Learning Conference; San Francisco, Ca.
2000 US Department of Education; “Improving America’s Schools Conferences; Partnership for Family Involvement In Education; Sacramento, California; Washington, DC
1999; 2000; 2001; 2002
San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco, California
John F. Kennedy University, Graduate Program, Arts & Consciousness, Berkely, Calif.
San Francisco State University, Multimedia Studies, San Francisco, California
1997 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Francisco, “Urban Infrastructure“, San Francisco, California
AIA, Regional Urban Design Committee, “Common Places: Building Community”, San Francisco, California
1996 AIA San Francisco, Urban Design Committee, “Civic Center Living Library” American Forum For Global Education, “Global Realities and the Local Community: The Challenge for Educators – Educating for Sustainability”; Monterey, California
Bonnie Sherk Interviewed by Michael Krasny, on “Forum”, KQED radio, S. F.
1994 National Alliance for Environmental Education, “Environmental Education 2000”, National Symposium, Vienna, Va.
“The Healing Dimensions of People-Plant Relationships”, International Research Symposium, University of California, Davis
1993 American Horticulture Society National Symposium, “Children, Plants, And Gardens: Educational Opportunities”, Chevy Chase, Md.
Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
1992 San Jose State University, San Jose, California
“People Plant Relationships: Setting Research Priorities”, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, People-Plant Council, East Rutherford, New Jersey
MedArt International World Congress, New York, New York
1991 American Forum for Global Education, H.S. Art & Design, N Y
Media & Open Space, Municipal Art Society, New York, N Y
1990 Virtual Reality Seminars, Copenhagen, Odense, & Arhus, Denmark
Interactive Entertainment Conference, New York, New York
Schoolyards Conference, CUNY Grad. Center, N.Y.C. Bd. of Education
International Interactive Communications Society, New York, .
Women of Spirit, New York, New York
1989 Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
1988 International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, Boston, Massachusetts
1987 Public Art In America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Meanings of the Garden Conference, University of California, Davis
San Francisco State University, Art Department, San Francisco, Cal.
University of Texas, Art Department, Arlington, Texas
University of California, Davis, Art Department, Davis, California
University of Iowa, Art Department, Iowa City, Iowa
Mills College, Oakland, California
1986 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
1985 New York University, Interactive Telecommunications, NY
1984 New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Landscape Architecture, Newark, N.J.
1983 CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Environmental Psychology, New York, NY
Montclair State College, Art Department, Montclair, New Jersey
1982 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Quebec Musee de l’Art, Quebec, Canada
Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal, Canada
College Art Association, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Hilton Hotel, New York, N. Y.
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, N.J.
New York University, Gallitan Division, New York, New York
1980 Byam Shaw College, London, England
Cardiff College of Art, Cardiff, Wales
Newport College of Art, Gwent, Wales
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

SELECTED ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, AND BOOK EXCERPTS ABOUT BONNIE SHERK AND HER PROJECTS
2006 California Shade, California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection, “Life Frames, Inc. Uses Urban Forestry Grant to Plant 200 Trees”, Fall, 2006, ill.
2006 San Francisco Examiner; “Today’s Newsmakers”, pg 5, July 18, 2006
2005 Peter Selz, “Art of Engagement“, University of California Press, pgs 15, 228-229;259; ill.
2005 Zahid Sardar, “Living Truths”, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, May 22, 2005, Cover & pgs. 4-6, ill.
2004 Mary F. Albert, “Living the life”, San Francisco Examiner, August 5, 2004, pg. 8, ill.
2004 Ethan Fletcher, “Roots of the Problem“, San Francisco Examiner, May 25, 2004, pg.5, ill.
2004 Dr, Noel J. Brown, “Letter To The Editor”, Main Street Wire, Roosevelt Island, NYC, April 3,2004, pg.6.
2004 Lutz, Dick, “Living Library Releases Plans For Cultural Park at Southpoint”, Main Street Wire, Roosevelt Island, NYC, March 20, 2004, Cover & pg. 10- Color Centerfold, pgs. 8-9, ill.
2003 Espinosa, Henni Jay P., “A Living Library, The Community’s Garden of Hope“, Manila Bulletin, Kababayan Edition, Cover Story, August 14-20.2003 cover& pp. 8,9; ill.
2003 Shai, Jack, “A Living Library“, Singtao Daily News, May 8, 2003; page F;, ill.
2002 Fuller, Diana Burgess, Salvioni, Daniela, ed. “Art / Women / California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections” University of California Press, Berkeley, California,
pp. 7, 8, 20-21, 107, 109, 168, 229-231, 232 ; ill.
2002 Brookman, Donna, “Terms of Engagement – Radical Communalism in Bay Area Art”, SCULPTURE Magazine, July/August, 2002, pp. 47, 48, ill.
2002 Rich, Deborah, “OMI/Excelsior Library and Think Park, a new way to frame life”; San Francisco Chronicle, May 8, 2002, pg. G6
2001 Thomas, Laura, “Lessons learned from getting their hands dirty”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2001, pg. 6, ill., Home Section
2001 Thomas, Laura, “Adult mentor helps kids bring life to urban school grounds”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2001, pg. 6, ill., Home Section
2000 Cohn, Terri, “Re-envisioning Our Urban Ecology-Bonnie Sherk’s rural enclaves-Celebrating 30 Years”, Artweek, December, 2000, Volume 31, Issue 12, pp; 12, 27, ill.
2000 U.S. Department of Education, Community Update, No. 77, May, 2000, “PFIE Partner Nominated For A Smithsonian Award” p. 4, ill.
2000 ED MATTERS In Region 1X – U.S. Department of Education, Region 1X, Spring, 2000, “A Living Library Makes Learning Bloom For San Francisco Students” , pp.4-5, ill.
2000 Mansfield, Sonia, “Gardens to Link Three School Campuses“, San Francisco Independent, April 3, 2000, pp 1,5, ill.
1998 Kastner, Jeffery, ed., Brian Wallis, Survey, Land And Environmental Art, Phaidon Press Limited, London, England, pp. 156, 268, 293; ill.
1998 Stiles, Kristine – article, Paul Schimell – organizer of exhibit, Out of Actions – Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979, “Uncorrupted Joy: International Art Actions”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / Thames and Hudson, London, pp. 319-321; ill.
1996 Cohn, Terri, “Bonnie Sherk: Projects and Plans” at Canessa Gallery, Artweek, September, 1996, Volume 27, Number 9, pg. 21; ill. review of exhibition
1995 Nash, Steven, ed, Constance Llewellyn, Facing Eden: 100 Years of Art in the Bay Area, Catalog – Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and University of California Press, Berkely, L.A., London, pp. 122-124; ill.
1994 Lacy, Suzanne, ed., Mapping The Terrain: New Genres in Public Art, Bay Press, Seattle, Washington, pp. 275-276; ill.
Broude, Norma & Garrard, Mary D., ed., The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the l970’s, History and Impact, Harry N.Abrams, New York, pp.; ill.
1992 Matilsky, Barbara C., Fragile Ecologies, Contemporary Artists’ Interpretations and Solutions, Rizzoli, New York. pgs. 54-55, ill.
Powell, Mary Clare, Creativity and Liberation: A Study of Women and Artists, doctoral dissertation, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, pgs. 65-68, 79-80, l43-l45, 227, ill.
1989 Pittas, Michael John, ed. “Contemporary California Competitions”, Urban Design International, Vol. l0, l989, pg. 3.l0, ill.”
1988 Roth, Moira, ed., Connecting Conversations, Interviews with Bay Area Women Artists, Eucalyptus Press, Mills College, Oakland, California, pp. l68-l75, ill.
1986 Cheatham, Annie & Powell, Mary Clare, This Way Day Break Comes — Women’s Values And The Future, New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pp. ll2, l36, l64, l66, l7l-l73, ill.
1985 Albright, Thomas, Art In The San Francisco Bay Area l945-l980 University of California Press, Berkeley, California, pp. , ill.
1984 Lippard, Lucy, Get The Message , E.P. Dutton, New York, pp. 42, 43, l26, l46, l47, l56, 318, 320, ill.
Inter,”Festival D’In(ter)Ventions-2: In Memoriam Georges Maciunas”, Quebec, Canada, Automne, l984, pp. l4, l5, ill.
“Festival D’In(ter)vention-2: In Memoriam Georges Maciunas”, Record Album, Inter/les editions INTERVENTION, 9 Aout l984, side C
1983 Roth, Moira, ed., The Amazing Decade – Women and Performance Art In America l970-l980, Astro Artz, Los Angeles, pp. l34-l35, ill.
Lippard, Lucy, Overlay, Pantheon, l983, New York, pp. 233-234, ill.
Sussler, Betsy, ed., “Art May Be The True Form of Disarmament”, Bomb Magazine, No. 6, pg. 76, ill.
Hell, Ter,”Generics•••”, Catalog, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Galerie Fahnemann, May, l983, pp. l4, l8, 20, 22, (German and English)
198l Lippard, Lucy, “Gardens: Some Metaphors For A Public Art”, Art In America, November, l98l, pp. l45-l48, ill.
Burnham, Linda Frye, “Between The Diaspora And The Crinoline”,
High Performance, Los Angeles, Fall, l98l, pp. 49-71, ill. interview
1980 Foley, Suzanne, Space, Time, Sound – Conceptual Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: The 70’s, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Catalog, 1980, pp. 26, 29, 32, 38, 80-85, l35-l99, ill.
Loeffler, Carl, ed., Performance Anthology: Source Book For A Decade of California Performance Art, Contemporary Art Press, pp. 29, 44, 46, 75, 91, 92, 234, 235, 380, 381, ill.
Drewes, Caroline, “The Farm”, S.F. Examiner, August 6, l980, pg. l, Section E, ill.
Lippard, Lucy, “Issue & Taboo”, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, Catalog, Issue, l980, pg 9
Roth, Moira, “The California Sensibility – A Star Is Born”, Performing Arts Journal/12, Vol. 4, number 3, l980, Cover & pg. 3
Greene, Herb, Building To Last: Architecture As Ongoing Art, Architectural Book Publishing Co., New York, pp. ____ , ill.
1979 Feretti, Hollister, “Along The Tokaido”, Mainichi Daily News, Tokyo, Japan, September l0, l979, pg. 6, ill.
Gilliam, Harold, ” A Battle Of Open Space Out On Potrero”, This World S.F.Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, July 8, l979, pg. 41, ill.
Albright, Thomas, “Rural Architecture Near Army Street”, San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, l979, pg. 57
1978 Roth, Moira, “Toward A History of California Performance: Part l”, Arts Magazine, February, l978, pp. l00, l0l, ill.
Doss, Margot-Patterson, “The Freeway Farm – San Francisco At Your Feet”, Sunday Punch, S.F. Examiner & Chronicle, July 9, l978, pg. 32, ill.
l977 Butler, Katy, “A Farm Flourishes Beside S.F. Freeway”, San Francisco Chronicle, March l8, l977, Second Section, pp., l8, ill.
Materials From The National Endowment for the Arts & The Handicapped Information Service, “Crossroads Community”, Washington, D.C.
Ratcliff, Carter, “Report From San Francisco”, Art In America, May/June, l977, pg.60
Waugh, Dexter, “A Graduation Party – New Milestone For The Farm”, S.F. Examiner, November 7, l977, pg. 9, ill.
1976 Lippard, Lucy, From The Center, E.P. Dutton, l976, p. 47, ill.
Laughingbird, “Building A Farm Under The Freeways”, Environmental Action Bulletin, Rodale Press, January l0, l976, vol. 7, pp. l, 3
Frankenstein, Alfred, “An Exhibition of Hay and Herbs”, S.F.Chronicle, December 9, l976, pg. 62, ill.
1975 Thompson, Jennifer L., “Art Blooms South of Market”, San Francisco Magazine, May, l975, pp. 40, 41, l28, ill.
1974 San Francisco Magazine, “SECA”, April, l974, pg. S-36, ill.
1973 Dunham, Judith L., “The Four”, Artweek, January 28, l973, pp. l, l2, ill.
Belard, A. & Fox, L., “All Night Sculptures”, Artweek, May 26, l973, pg. 3, ill.
1972 Lambie, Alec, “Things Are Not As They Seem: An Interview With Bonnie Sherk”, Artweek, March 25, l972, pg. 3, ill.
McCann, Cecile N., “Sources of Art”, Artweek, March 4, l972, pg. 5, ill.
Newport Harbor Art Museum, “The San Francisco Performance”, ed. Tom Marioni, catalog, March l2 – April l6, l972, Performance called:”Traditional Performances: A Piece Within A PieceWithin A Piece, etc.”, videotape available by George Bolling
Artweek, “San Francisco Performances”, April 8, l972, pg. 4
1971 Mademoiselle Magazine, “Mademoiselle’s Young Women of the Year”, January, 197l, pp. 60, 63, l4l, ill.
1970 Albright, Thomas, “Parks That Hop, Skip, and Moo”, San Francisco Chronicle, pg. l6, June 24, l970, ill.
Albright, Thomas, “Freeway Sprouts A Park”, San Francisco Chronicle, pg. 4, June 26, l970, ill
Hager, Phillip, “Award Winning Idea – Artist Creates Portable Park For Downtown SF Freeways”, Los Angeles Times, June 26, l970, p. 3, ill.
S.F. Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, “Park For A Day”, June 28, l970, Section A, pg. 3, ill.
Tarshis, Jerome, “Portable Parks Project l-lll”, ArtForum V.9, October, l970, pg. 84, ill.
Sunset Magazine, “Community Action – San Francisco’s Experiment..Portable Parks Downtown”, August, l970, pg. 24, ill.
S.F. Examiner, “Snowballs Fly At Art Museum”, October l5, pg ll, ill.
Caen,Herb, “The Foibulous People”, S.F. Chronicle, October l5, pg. 27
Artweek, “SECA Award”, May 2, l970, pg. 3

SELECTED ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND ART
BY BONNIE SHERK

2006 Sherk, Bonnie “A Living Library: A Global Network of Diversity & Commonality”, United Nations Website, UN Chronicle Online, December, 2006
2005 Sherk, Bonnie “A Living Library: A Global Network of Diversity & Commonality
Centerpoint Now, Commemorative Journal for 60th Anniversary of United Nations,
September, 2005, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, United Nations, NY
2002 Sherk, Bonnie, “Creating A Living Library & Celebrating The Human Garden”, New Horizons For Learning, New Horizons Online Journal, Vol. V111 No.1 Winter 2002; www. newhorizons.org
2000 Sherk, Bonnie, “Smithsonian Computerworld Case Study – A Living Library, Think Park, & Life Frame”, on-line collection & Permanent Research Collection, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, DC
2000 Sherk, Bonnie, “Viewpoints”, Friends of the Urban Forest Quarterly Newsletter for Bay Area Tree Enthusiasts, Summer, 2000, pg. 6
1997 Sherk, Bonnie, “A New Opportunity For Multimedia Developers: The Landscape-Based Edutainment Center – A Living Library“, MDG.org Bulletin, Summer, 1997,Volume 5, No.3, Leslie Mattison, ed, pg.8.ill.
1996 Sherk, Bonnie, “Preliminary Suggested Conceptual Site Plan To Revitalize The San Francisco Civic Center“, Camerawork Journal, Fall/Winter 1996, Vol. 23, No.2, Beth Goldberg, ed., pp. 17-19, ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, “Land Between Two Rivers: A Conceptual Assyrian Garden- One of Many International/Multicultural Gardens Proposed to Rivitalize The Civic Center of San Francisco”, Argonaut Press, Warren Hinckle, ed., April, 1996, Vol. 141, No. 4218, pg. 9, ill.
1995 Sherk, Bonnie, ” A Living Library: New Model for Global Electronic Interactivity and Networking in the Garden“, The Luminous Object: video art/video theory – Visible Language 29:2, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., Hans Breder and Hermann Rappaport, ed. pp. 180-185
1994 Sherk, Bonnie, “Creating Interactive Living Libraries of Cultural & Ecological Diversity“, The Healing Dimensions of People-Plant Relations, Mark Francis, Patricia Lindsey, Jay Rice, ed., Center For Design Research, University of California, Davis, pp. l3l-l50; ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, “Creation of A LIVING LIBRARY™: A Planetary Network of Interactive LIFE FRAMES™”, Chapter 33, People Plant Relationships: Setting Research Priorities, Joel Flagler, Raymond Poincelot, ed. Food Products Press, New York, London, Australia, pp. 415-425; ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, “Creation of A LIVING LIBRARY™: A Planetary Network of Interactive LIFE FRAMES™”, Journal of Home & Consumer Horticulture, Volume 1, Number 4, The Haworth Press, Binghamton, New York, pp. 415-425; ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, “A LIVING LIBRARY IS A SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE AND AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR CULTURE-ECOLOGY PARK”, Artweek, Vol.24, Number l8, Sept. 24, l993, pg. 15, ill.
1992 Sherk, Bonnie, “Living Libraries, Life Frames, and The School of the Future: The Evolving Visions of Bonnie Sherk“, IS Journal #12, Volume 6 #2 Winter, l992, pgs. l7-24, International Synergy Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1991 Sherk, Bonnie, “Creation of A LIVING LIBRARY: An International Network of Interactive Life Frames“, LEONARDO, “Art & Telecommunications” Vol. 24, No. 2 , Spring, l99l, Pergamon Journals, N.Y., Oxford, Beijing,
Sherk, Bonnie, “A LIVING LIBRARY — New Uses For Interactive Technologies”, The A & A Monthly On Interactive Entertainment, Issue No, 3-01, January, 1991, Alexander & Associates, Inc., New York, N.Y.
1989 Sherk, Bonnie, “Update On A Living Library“, On The Beam, Vol. X, No.l, Fall, l989, New Horizens For Learning, Seattle, Washington
Sherk, Bonnie, “A Living Library: A New Model For Interactive Learning“, On The Beam, Vol. lX, No. 2, Winter, l989, New Horizens For Learning, Seattle, Washington
1988 Sherk, Bonnie, “Interactive “Life Frames” as Vehicles for Peace“, Places For Peace, Karl Linn, editor, l988 World Congress of International Federation of Landscape Architects, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 54-57
Sherk, Bonnie, “Art isCulture is Nature”, High Performance, Los Angeles, #41-42, pp. 67-68
1987 Sherk, Bonnie, “The Park Or Garden As A Living Library“, Meanings Of The Garden, Center For Design Research, University of California, Davis, pp. 298-308, ill.
1985 Sherk, Bonnie, “A Living Library“, Natura/Cultura, Salerno, Italy, Centro Internazionale MultiMedia, May, l985, pp. 8-9, ill.
1984 Sherk, Bonnie, “Shrine To Power“, Sound/Art, catalog, The Sculpture Center, New York, May, l984, ill.
1983 Sherk, Bonnie, “Artists At Work“, Artist’s Chronicle, High Performance,#22, l983, pp. 71, 88, ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, Sussler, Betsy, ed., “Art May Be The True Form of Disarmament”, Bomb Magazine, No. 6, pg. 76, ill.
1982 Sherk, Bonnie, “Artists At Work“, Radio Broadcast, KPFA-Berkeley, California, Live from San Francisco Art Institute, August, l982, 2 hours, in KPFA archives
1981 Sherk, Bonnie, “Cover Girl“, High Performance, Cover Piece, Fall, l98l
Sherk, Bonnie, “CROSSROADS COMMUNITY (The Farm) IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES”, Heresies, #13/ Feminism & Ecology, l98l, pg. 31, ill.
1980 Sherk, Bonnie, “Sitting Still – l“, Cover, Performing Arts Journal/l2, Vol. 4, number 3, Sherk, Bonnie, “I Dreamt I Lived In A Tryptich”, Issue, catalog, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, ill, no pg. numbers
1979 Sherk, Bonnie, “CROSSROADS COMMUNITY (the farm)“, prospectus, in collection of SFMOMA
Sherk, Bonnie, “Social Work(s), Sometimes”, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Catalog, Nancy Buchanan, ed., pp. 38-40, ill.
1977 Sherk, Bonnie, “The Farm“, DATA 27, Milan, Italy, July/September, l977, pg. 67, ill. (English and Italian)
1976 Sherk, Bonnie, “The Farm“, La Mamelle Magazine: Art Contemporary, no. 5, vol. 2, l976, pg. 32-35, ill.
Sherk, Bonnie, “Excerpt From Aktin Logic — Volume Two, Chapter 42, ‘Life Work'”, La Mamelle Magazine: Art Contemporary, no. 4,v.l, Spring,l976, pg. l2
1975 Sherk, Bonnie, “Aktin Logic, Volume Two, THE FARM, Life Work“, Vision, ed. Tom Marioni, Crown Point Press, N. 1, Sept., l975, pp. 32-33, ill.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2008 PS 1, Long Island City, New York
2007 Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland
2007 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
2007 MOCA, Los Angeles, California
2006 Wattis Gallery, California College of Art, San Francisco, California
2006 SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 Urban Center, Municipal Art Society, New York, New York
2002 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1999 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
National Television Broadcast, Excerpts from Public Lunch (1971), Japan
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California
J.F. Kennedy University Gallery, Berkeley, California
1998 MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
The Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, L.A., Ca.
1996 Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, California
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Exit Art, New York, New York
1994 Artist’s Space, New York, New York
1991 San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York
1987 Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
1986 New Music America, Houston Festival, Houston, Texas
Central Hall Gallery, New York, New York
Snug Harbor Visual Arts Center, Staten Island, New York
1985 Eyes & Ears Foundation, Club Nine, San Francisco, California
The Palladium, New York, New York
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York
Exit Art, New York, New York
1984 Castello Di Arechi, Salerno, Italy
L’Intervention Performance Festival, Quebec, Canada
Sculpture Center, New York, New York
Franklin Furnace, New York, New York
New York Public Library (Tompkins Square), New York
Taller Latin Americano, New York, New York
Danceteria, New York, New York
1983 Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, West Germany
Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
1982 International Sculpture Conference, Oakland, California
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Sky over Bay Area, Election Day, San Francisco, California
Fashion Moda, Bronx, New York
Tyler School of Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, New York
Public Image Gallery, New York, New York
P.S.I, Long Island City, New York
SUNY, Binghamton, New York
1981 HIGH PERFORMANCE Magazine, Cover Piece, International Distribution
Gowanus Memorial Art Yard, Brooklyn, New York
1980 Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
1979 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
1977 The Floating Museum, San Francisco, California
1976 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
THE FARM, San Francisco, California
Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California
1975 The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, California
Hayward State College Art Gallery, Hayward, California
City Hall, San Francisco, California
1974 Superior Court, San Francisco, California
University of California, Davis, California
San Jose State College Art Gallery, San Jose, California
Andy’s Donuts, San Francisco, California
1973 San Francisco Art Commission Festival, San Francisco, California
Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, California
DeSaisset Art Museum, Santa Clara, California
1972 Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
1971 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, California
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
Lion House, San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, California
1970 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco, California
Various sidewalk sites; Construction Site, San Francisco, California
Golden Gate Bridge; Freeway & Street Sites, San Francisco, California
Various Cages, San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, California

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