Long-Sharp Gallery hosts solo exhibit of Sam Gilliam prints in Conrad Indianapolis lobby

At least twice a year, Long-Sharp Gallery curates an exhibit of works by an artist of import in the lobby of Conrad Indianapolis - in the last few years, for example, some of those artists included British Pop artist David Spiller and surrealist master Joan Miro. The first lobby exhibit of 2018 will feature the works of 85-year old, MIssipo-born artist Sam Gilliam. Gilliam is recognized as an original color field painter and is credited with redefining and expanding the Abstract Expressionism movement. The exhibit is presented as a result of the gallery's partnership with Gilliam's long-time printer, Tandem Press. The installation of nine of Gilliam's prints will take place mid-April and run through mid-June.

FLORA at the Cornell Museum (Delray Beach, FL)

If you have not already journeyed to Delray Beach to see the Cornell Museum's "FLORA" exhibit, the good news is that it lasts through early September! Curated by the fabulous Melanie Johnson, FLORA transforms the Cornell Museum into a springtime oasis. You can also see works by Andy Warhol, David Spiller, Metis Atash, and Kenneth Webb in this eye-opening exhibition. To read more about it, click the links below. 

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Long-Sharp Gallery in Conrad Magazine

Have you ever walked into Conrad Indianapolis and wondered about the art on the walls? Click here to read about "Art Stays Here", the art program conceived by Rhonda Long-Sharp and Conrad GM Greg Tinsley. Over 8,000 square feet of public space is curated by the gallery, and the hotel has five suites dedicated to the arts, as well! 

Jason Myers’ solo museum show, STATUS: fluid/dynamic, is on exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art through December 10, 2017

Jason Myers is a prolific multi-disciplinary American artist based in Logansport, Indiana. Myers graduated from Kansas City Art Institute where he received his bachelor’s and later earned his MFA from American University in Washington, D.C.


His artwork invites the use of such materials as steel, resin and computer generated prints. They are complex, layered and exquisitely executed. Forgoing the “typical trajectory” perhaps expected from modern-day artists -- a Brooklyn studio, numerous assistants – Myers instead opts for solitary path. The majority of the work he creates takes a year to complete from its conception. Myers’ determination and dedication to his art is captivating leaving lasting impressions on its viewers.


With works exhibited at art fairs across the United States and abroad, Myers’ acclaim has only grown in the past several years. In 2016, the artist's works were placed in the permanent collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.


From the Polk Museum of Art; polkmuseumofart.org

Long-Sharp Gallery returns to Masterpiece London

Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to be exhibiting once again at Masterpiece London. Located on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the fair will take place June 29-July 5. We will exhibit several never-before-seen drawings by Andy Warhol alongside works by Edvard Munch, Jean Cocteau, Robert Indiana, and Mel Bochner. For more information about the fair, be sure to read: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/phillip-hewatt-jaboor-interview-995432

Installation of 99 works by Jason Myers featured as Entrance to Art New York 2017

Jason Myers' "The 99%: United We Stand" is an installation of 99 of Myers' small paintings. The installation will be featured at the entrance of Art New York this year [Pier 94, May 3-7]. Long-Sharp Gallery and Myers will donate 1/3 of the proceeds from the sale of each piece to Direct Relief, a charity providing humanitarian medical aid. Congratulations, Jason!


Thanks to Hamptons Art Hub for the coverage of Jason Myers' installation: http://hamptonsarthub.com/2017/05/06/art-fairs-critics-view-art-miami-brings-strong-fair-to-new-york/


Dale Enochs' "Time Flow" at the Indiana Statehouse

Monumental sculptures by Dale Enochs are once again getting richly deserved recognition.  Primarily working in Indiana Limestone and various metals, Enoch’s work “Time Flow” was selected as the work to signify the 200th birthday of the State of Indiana.  It stands on the grounds of the Indiana Statehouse.  Enochs was also selected by the Indiana State Museum as one of the 200 most important artists in the State’s two hundred year history.  His work, Indiana Totem, was exhibited during the museum’s bicentennial exhibition and has since been acquired by the ISM for its permanent collection.   For a view of other works and the artist’s full bio, please see www.daleenochs.com.  Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to represent Dale.

Long-Sharp Gallery announces representation of two Indiana-based artists

March 28, 2017: It is with great pleasure that Long-Sharp Gallery announces its representation of two enormously talented abstract painters: David Michael Slonim and Amy Kirchner. 

The Gallery will represent David Michael Slonim alongside other important galleries in the United States. Those galleries include: Muriel Guepin Gallery (New York), Newbury Fine Arts (Boston), Altamira Fine Art (Jackson Hole and Scottsdale), Anne Louks Gallery (Chicago). 

Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to announce its exclusive representation of Amy Kirchner.  Kirchner is the first American painter to be represented exclusively by the Gallery. 



Russell Young + Long-Sharp Gallery release the “Obama Legacy Portrait Series”

Indianapolis, Ind. (February 6, 2017) – In 2006 artist Russell Young was inspired to pick up his camera and photograph then underdog presidential candidate Barack Obama.  Over the next few years Young created a series of works based upon those photographs. The works remained in Young’s archives until just weeks ago when he was contacted by gallery owner Rhonda Long-Sharp.  Long-Sharp watched Young create many of the Obama portraits almost 10 years ago.  Together they now launch the renamed “Obama Legacy Portrait Series.”

 “People will debate the importance of Barack Obama’s actions as the 44th President of the US,” said Long-Sharp, “but what is beyond debate is his legacy as the first person of color to be the leader of the free world.” Long-Sharp, who grew up in a multi-racial neighborhood, was inspired recently when she heard it expressed that there are children in the United States who have “never known anything but a Black president.  I can’t get that thought out of my mind.  It makes me very proud to be an American.  It also strengthens my confidence that no matter how difficult times seem, justice and fairness will prevail if we fight for them.” 

In honor of his legacy, Long-Sharp Gallery and Young will donate 25% of the purchase price from the "Obama Legacy Portrait Series" to a charity supported by the Obamas in 2015.  According to their tax returns, the Obamas donated to multiple charities of diverse goals, concepts, and missions.  Each collector acquiring a work from the series will be asked to select a specific charity to which the donation will be made.  That list includes the following five organizations supported by the Obamas:  

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the United States. http://www.redcross.org

Aids United: AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States.  https://www.aidsunited.org

Habitat for Humanity: works in communities across the United States and Canada, building strength, stability and independence in partnership with families. http://www.habitat.org/where-we-build/united-states-america

St. Jude's:  a leading children's hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  https://www.stjude.org

Calvary Women's Services: offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their lives. https://www.calvaryservices.org

Long-Sharp Gallery is the exclusive 2017 representative for the works.  Charitable donations will be made for all works purchased during this period.