The Gallery: INDIANAPOLIS
Long-Sharp Gallery (LSG) is located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. LSG specializes in works on paper, multiples and drawings by modern masters including: Picasso, Miró, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Indiana, and Lichtenstein. In addition, LSG is dedicated to a contemporary program that incorporates paintings, photography and sculpture, as well as conceptual and multimedia art by a growing roster of regional, national and international artists, such as David Spiller, Russell Young, Tarik Currimbhoy, Sabina Klein and Amy Kirchner, among others. LSG has placed works in important museums, corporations, public and private collections, and is honored to work with clients worldwide. Look for information about projects taking place in the space on the Indianapolis Exhibits page.
Long-Sharp Gallery features a rigorous program which includes international contemporary artists in solo and thematic exhibitions. The gallery also enjoys increased participation in top level art fairs in the US and Europe, which affords the gallery's worldwide clients even greater access to the gallery’s growing inventory of important and innovative works. These art fairs include Masterpiece London, EXPO Chicago and Art Miami.
Long-Sharp Gallery is a certified Woman's Business Enterprise (WBE) and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Long-Sharp Gallery NYC Project SpaCE
Long-Sharp Gallery opened a project space in Midtown Manhattan in spring 2016 in "The Gallery Building" at 24 West 57th Street in New York City. The gallery is pleased to have a space alongside numerous prestigious galleries, many of which gallery owner Rhonda Long-Sharp has patronized as a collector. The project space features exhibits by represented and visiting artists occasionally curated by guest curators. Look for information about projects taking place in the space on the New York Exhibits page.
"Art Stays Here" at the Conrad
Long-Sharp Gallery is part of the art program at Conrad Indianapolis now known as "Art Stays Here"-- an innovative and award-winning art program developed by Conrad Indianapolis and gallery owner, Rhonda Long-Sharp. The dual highlights of the program are the five rotating exhibits (approximately 8,000 square feet of public space is used for this purpose) and the "Art Ambassadors." Approximately two dozen art ambassadors (one of the "best kept secrets in Indianapolis" per Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, January 2013) receive regular training on the artwork and artists exhibiting in the hotel. Peter Greenberg of CBS dubbed Conrad Indianapolis as one of the top four hotels for art, and Modern Painters Magazine has dubbed a stay at Conrad Indianapolis akin to "a night at the museum" (Modern Painters Magazine, December 2012).
Rhonda Long-Sharp, Owner, ensuring best practices
After a successful 20+ year legal career defending prisoners on death row, art enthusiast and collector, Rhonda Long-Sharp decided to formally pursue her passion for the arts in 2005. As both a collector and gallerist, Long-Sharp specialized in post-war and contemporary multiples and works on paper. Having fallen prey to some of the pitfalls in the world of secondary market fine art as a collector, Long-Sharp set out to champion ethical and transparent practices in a business which she views as collector-centric. Long-Sharp Gallery warrants each work sold with extensive warranties as to condition and authenticity. To that end, Long-Sharp Gallery subscribes to the "Bests Practices" promoted by respected art organizations and advisory boards including the ADAA and Art Basel.