Sharon Fullingim

When Penguins Fly, Indiana Limestone, 18″ x 24″ x 4″

Sharon Fullingim
( b. 1957)
New Mexico


New Mexico artist Sharon Fullingim creates sculptures in bronze and stone, with a focus on North American wildlife. Since 2012 she has served as the Director of ILS (Indiana Limestone Symposium) in Ellettsville, IN, where she teaches adult hand-carving. The artist’s studio, located in rural Luis Lopez, is in close proximity to the world-famous Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, which enables her to study and gather reference material for many of her subjects.

Artist's Statement:

Finding the animal or bird that I want to portray in bronze or stone is part of my creative process. Some species lend themselves to stone, others work better in bronze. Texture and form, movement, and rhythm, is what I strive for in each piece I create. I hope that my sculptures help bring to light the unique place each species I portray inhabits in our world.  


Master-Signature Member of American Women Artists; Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists; Director and Instructor at the Indiana Limestone Symposium


Cobalt Fine Arts
Tubac, AZ

Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”

— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ