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.
Part II of our "Athena Shrugged" series features works by incredibly talented artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards. Her solo exhibit was featured this week in the Wall Street International Magazine! http://wsimag.com/art/25832-athena-shrugged
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/
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.
Congratulations to Constance Edwards Scopelitis for her inclusion in D/Railed Magazine's article about Innovative Female Artists during New York's Armory Week. For more information or to read the article, click here.
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.
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.
In her first exhibit with Long-Sharp Gallery, Amy Kirchner’s paintings can still be viewed, but none are for sale. Kirchner’s works are the first in the gallery’s history to have sold out in one evening. Well over a hundred guests attended the official opening celebration of “Forms|Shapes” on Friday February 3, 2017. The event was sponsored by Conrad Indianapolis. By evening’s end, every painting by Kirchner was spoken for. An additional work was sold before the opening celebration. Gallery owner Rhonda Long-Sharp was pleased “but not surprised.” Long-Sharp Gallery is not known to add to its roster of artists often. Amy Kirchner’s future with the gallery does not seem to be in question. Long-Sharp says “an announcement in this regard will be made in April 2017.”
Long-Sharp Gallery will present a stunning show entrance designed by Thalen & Thalen, creators of contemporary silver objects, at the 13th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach from February 15-21, 2017.
With locations in both Indianapolis and New York, Long-Sharp Gallery represents international in solo and thematic exhibitions and participates in Fine Art Shows all over the world. Each and every one of the artists they represent are remarkably unique, and Thalen & Thalen is no exception. Renowned Dutch sculptors Rob and Jaap Thalen are famous for their hand crafted sculptural vessels, raised by hand from sheets of fine silver (999/000). Having exhibited at over a dozen museums, father and son are accustomed to having thousands view their works. At the 2017 Palm Beach Art, Antique, and Jewelry fair, guests will have the unusual opportunity to walk through two of their sculptures.
The Palm Beach Show Group commissioned Thalen & Thalen to design the entrances for their signature show in Palm Beach. Each entrance is designed to reflect the historical importance of vessels.
“We surround ourselves with vessels. The Romans did. The Greeks did. When we visit a museum on ancient culture, we are inspired by the way vessels were cherished. The pure beauty of them; the precision in the way they were made. Vessels housed treasures, be those precious oils, metals, or anything desired to be kept safe,” stated Rob Thalen.
The entrances to the 2017 Palm Beach fair, designed with this inspiration, are over 22 feet deep, 14 feet tall, and 20 feet wide. Each is created out of hand brushed aluminum tubes. According to Thalen & Thalen, “visitors are invited to walk into the vessels that give way to the treasures of the fair.”
The works of Thalen & Thalen as well as other contemporary artists represented by Long-Sharp Gallery will be on view at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show which opens February 15 with an Opening Night Preview Party. The evening will afford a first glimpse of more than 150 international exhibitors representing multidisciplinary collections.
Please contact the gallery for more information or for tickets to the fair.
Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to have been chosen again this year. as one of the "500 Best Galleries Worldwide" by Blouin ArtInfo Modern Painters Magazine. Artists chosen this year include Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, David Spiller, Gino Miles and Thalen & Thalen.
It is our privilege to announce that an etching by Jason Myers went into the permanent collection of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette this past week. The museum has graciously offered to allow the piece, "Don't III", to remain on exhibit on the second floor of Conrad Indianapolis for the remainder of the summer.
About the museum: Since its humble beginning in 1909, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette has grown in both size and influence -- engaging, educating, and inspiring the Indiana community through art. Established by Lafayette citizens as a response to the time’s widespread awakening of art interests throughout the state and country, the Museum continues to demonstrate a profound interest in serving the Indiana community.
The Museum connects Indiana to art through its various exhibits, programs, and classes. “Indiana Now 2016: the Bicentennial”, one of three current exhibits at the Museum, celebrates 200 years of Hoosier history and is “the only juried statewide exhibit of current work by Indiana Artists.” The Museum also spearheaded ArtSmart: Indiana, an educational program through which Hoosier youth learn about the state’s history through art, and about art through the state’s history.
To learn more about the museum, visit http://www.artlafayette.org.
Every month, ArtNet lists the top 300 artists that users search on their database. Modern masters like Picasso, Lichtenstein, and Warhol typically occupy the upper echelon, accompanied by other contemporary artists like Banksy and - this month - British Pop artist David Spiller. Spiller came in at number 7 out of 300; that is, he was the seventh-most searched artist on ArtNet this month. Congratulations, David!
"Sun" by Valentin Popov was one of only two works featured in the New York Times' section about Spring Masters New York. The painting was acquired on opening night. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/06/arts/design/4-non-frieze-art-fairs-to-explore-this-weekend.html?_r=0
See works by Chris Bracey, Jason Myers and Valentin Popov (on loan from Long-Sharp Gallery) at the Cornell Museum in Florida. The exhibit runs through August 28, 2016. http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/lit/
Multi-media artist Jason Myers was interviewed and written about in Bravado Magazine; the interview focuses on his influences and the role technology plays in his art. To read the interview, please see: http://b-r-a-v-a-d-o.com/2016/04/28/interview-with-jason-myers/.
Long-Sharp Gallery debuted its largest booth to date at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Jewelry Show in February of 2016. This glass-encased booth housed sculpture by Gino Miles and Thalen & Thalen, neon by Chris Bracey and paintings by David Spiller and Alex Echo, among other works. For more information, see http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/6036-2016-palm-beach-jewelry-art-and-antique-show-wows-top-collectors-.
Long-Sharp Gallery exhibited at SCOPE Miami in December of 2014; while there, gallery owner Rhonda Long-Sharp was interviewed by the BBC regarding her gallery’s experience in the art world. Links to the interview can be found here (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30495093) for the print interview and here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02dgdgd) for the audio version.