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artist , Graphic design executive , art publisher

Sharon Louise Sands, American graphics designer, artist. Recipient 7 design awards, Society Public Designers, 1977, 1978, Maggie award, Los Angeles, 1977, 5 Design awards, Ad Club Monterey Peninsula, 1983, 1985, 1987, Design awards, Print Magazine New York, 1986, Desi awards, New York, 1986, 1988, Oil Painting awards, Monterey Jazz Festival, 1999. Member of Sierra Club.


Sands, Sharon Louise was born on July 4, 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Daughter of Clifford Harding Sands and Ruby May (Ray) MacDonald.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Central Washington University, 1968. Postgrad, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968.


Art director East West Network, Inc., Los Angeles, 1973-1978, Daisy Public, Los Angeles, 1978. Production director Los Angeles magazine, 1979-1980. Owner, creative director Carmel Graphic Design, Carmel Valley, California, 1981-1985.

Creative director, vice president The Video School House, Monterey, 1985-1988. Graphic designer ConAgra, Omaha, 1988. Owner, creative director Esprit de Fleurs, Ltd., Carmel, California, 1988-1999.

Owner Sweden by the Sea, 1999—2001. Owner, director Sands Art Studios, Penn Valley, since 1999. Lecturer Public Expo, Los Angeles, 1979.

Panelist Women in Management, Los Angeles, 1979. Designer corporation Idaho Carmel Valley Community College, 1981, 90. Redesign of local newspaper, Carmel, California, 82.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Ananda Retreat Center, Nevada City, California, 2004, Nevada City Winery, 2004, Lake Wildwood, 2006-2011. Contributor articles to professional magazines.


Designer corporation Idaho for Carmel Valley College of C., 1981, 90. Member NAFE, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Greenpeace.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: publishing art, oil painting, cactus growing, interior decorating.


Married Jonathan Michael Langford, February 14, 1988.

Clifford Harding Sands MacDonald

Ruby May (Ray) MacDonald

Jonathan Michael Langford