1/2017 Negentropy Exhibition
1/2017 Solo Exhibition: According to the Sky
12/2016 INFOCUS Photobooks Exhibition
The second triennial INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks opens on December 2, 2016 in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum and will run through April 9, 2017. The Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with curator Becky Senf will take place on Wednesday, December 7th @ 7pm.
11/2016 Photography Book Exhibition
11/2016 transphysics: istwa, landscapes, paisajes Exhibition
11/2016 4th Annual Artists’ Books Exhibition
10/2016 Berlin Foto Biennale Exhibition
Berlin Foto Biennale Exhibition of Fine Art & Documentary Photography is part of European Month of Photography Berlin and runs from October 6-30th in Palazzo Italia.
8/2016 The Seven Seas Exhibition
7/2016 Meld Exhibition
7/2016 RLV Artist Residency
5/2016 Transitional Landscapes Exhibition
5/2016 Denbo Fellowship
Artist-In-Residence/Denbo Fellow at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD.
4/2016 Photo of the Day
2/2016 Light Leaked Interview
Interview on Light Leaked, an online photography journal that creates dialogue about photographic creation, both conceptually and in business, through features and interviews.
2/2016 Sanctuary Featured on Muybridge's Horse
2/2016 According to the Sky on Lenscratch
According to the Sky is a featured project on Lenscratch during Art+ Science week.
2/2016 Solo Exhibition: According to the Sky
12/2015 Magdalena Exhibition
12/2015 Spectrum/Miami Basel
Work featured in the Miami Photo booth S1002 @ Spectrum Miami during Art Basel from December 2nd-6th.
11/2015 Picture Black Friday Revisted
Work featured on the Humble Arts Foundation blog post, Revisiting "Picture Black Friday": Photographers Who Stopped Shopping To Capture Its Insanity.
11/2015 Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition
The opening for the 2015 Faculty Art Exhibition at Florida Atlantic University will be held on Thursday, November 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Schmidt Center Gallery. The exhibition will be up through January 23, 2016. A limited edition collaborative zine with Izel Vargas will be given away at the opening.
10/2015 New Collaborative Project
10/2015 Beyond Cameras Exhibition
7/2015 Artist Residency
6/2015 Professional Photographers of the Year Award
One of three photographers (Sharon Lee Hart, Fabrizio IntontI, Yusuke Susuki) selected by juror Chema Madoz as the international professional photographers of the year via the Pollux Award. The award winning images will be exhibited in the 4th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography during the Spring of 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
5/2015 International Photography Competition and Exhibition
5/2015 2015 Crusade Engagement Grant Finalist
The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the best idea for building an audience for fine art photography.
3/2015 New Faculty Exhibition
3/2015 Photograph featued on YourDailyPhotograph.com
2/2015 Sanctuary on Feature Shoot
Article about Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals on Feature Shoot.
2/2015 Upcoming Exhibition Opening
1/2015 New Mixed Media Work
Four new mixed media works have been added to the Mixed Media Series: Reveal project folder.
1/2015 Florida Contemporary Exhibition
12/2014 Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition and Award
9/2014 Critical Mass Finalist
9/2014: Exhibition “How to Disappear”
Winona State University will host the art exhibition “How to Disappear” from Sept. 15th to Oct. 3rd in the Watkins and Weber galleries. A curator’s talk with faculty host Roger Boulay is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24th, in the Watkins gallery, and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.
8/2014 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition
An exhibition of the gold medal award winners from the 2014 San Francisco International Photography Competition juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography. The opening reception takes place on August 9th from 6-9 pm at Studio 17 Gallery.
8/2014 Boca Museum of Art Exhibition
63rd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition runs from August 10 - October 18, 2014 at the Boca Museum of Art. Exhibition opening reception takes place on August 9th from 5-8pm.
8/2014 29th Tallahassee International
The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition organized by Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Reception takes place on August 29th from 5-8pm.
6/2014 San Francisco International Photography Awards
The 2014 San Francisco International Photography Competition award winners, chosen by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography are now online. An exhibition of the gold award winners will take place in August.
4/2014 Sanctury on Slate
Sanctuary is featured on the Slate photography blog, 'Behold'. The article is titled, "Touching, Beautiful Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" and is written by Jordan G. Teicher.
4/2014 Of Memory, Bone and Myth
4/2014 Juried Photography 2014
Mills Pond House Gallery presents Juried Photography 2014. Juror Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson's theme was Medium and how various mediums of photography are used to enhance an artist's statement or intention in their work. Exhibition runs April 5th-May 4th.
3/2014 Sanctuary Exhibiton at South Texas College
3/2014 Sky: A National Juried Exhibition
From ancient mythology to surreal skyscapes, artists and philosophers have long meditated on the theme of sky. This exhibition shows how artists explore the sky- both atmospheric and conceptual- in a diverse reach of media. Sky was juried by DeWitt Cheng, a San Francisco-based writer and critic, and Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition will be up in the Bedford Gallery from March 9 through May 25, 2014.
1/2014 Sanctuary:Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals Exhibition
1/2014 Uncooped Exhibition
The National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS) is proud to exhibit the physical manifestation of its landmark online exhibit Uncooped. The exhibit explores our common perceptions of chickens and contrasts these stereotypes with studies of chickens’ complex behavior, cognition, and emotions, as well as the realities of life for the 40 billion chickens found on farmsteads. The exhibit also illuminates the ongoing legacy of advocates working on behalf of chickens.UnCooped celebrates this underappreciated species through the works of artists including Yvette Watt, Sharon Lee Hart, Shelby Prindaville, Nicolas Lampert, L.A. Watson, Kathryn Eddy, Mary Britton Clouse, Jo-Anne McArthur, Angie Carreiro, and Janell O'Rourke. The exhibition is up until mid-March. Details on visiting can be found here.
1/2014 The HAND magazine
Issue #3 will be released in early January and is available now for pre-order.
The Hand publishes work made by national and international printmakers and photographers whose work emphasizes the hand made.
10/2013 FAU Biennial Faculty Exhibition
Exhibition runs from September 21st - December 7th, 2013 in the Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery located on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University.
4/2013 Sanctuary Talk @ UK Art Museum
I will be giving a talk at the UK Art Museum about my Sanctuary project on Sunday April 7th at 2pm. More info here.
3/2013 EKU Living With Animals Conference
2/2013 Picture Black Friday
The selections made by Brian Ulrich for the Picture Black Friday Project have been announced. "Picture Black Friday is a photojournalism project that aims to revisit and analyze a combination of forces- a worsening economy, financial desperation, excitement, fear, and a distinctly American cultural tradition- that culminate the morning after Thanksgiving." You can check out my image, along with the others selected on the Picture Black Friday website.
2/2013 Photography at the Edge
1/2013 Sharon Lee Hart and Ashley Oates-Alumni Exhibition
Alumni Exhibition: Sharon Lee Hart and Ashley Oates
from 17 January – 7 February 2013
Exhibition reception: Thursday, 17 January, 6-8 pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Allcott Gallery
12/2012 "Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" on Art Photo Index
12/2012 Castell Photography Gallery - Salon 2012
Salon 2012 is an exhibition of works from 10 national photo-based artists at Castell Gallery. The exhibition opens on December 7th from 6-8pm and will be on view through the end of December.
11/2012 Sanctuary Exhibition-Maine College of Art
10/2012 Southern Festival of Books
10/2012 Photography Invitational
Photography Invitational at Bellarmine University in the McGrath Gallery from October 5th-November 4th. The gallery is located on 2001 Newburg Rd. in Louisville, KY. The exhibit features works by Sharon Lee Hart, Rosemary Jesionowski, and Annie Langan.
Opening reception is on Friday October 5th from 6-8pm.
9/2012 METTLE: UK ART FACULTY EXHIBITION
Exhibition runs from September 16 - December 23, 2012 in the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. Opening is on September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm and reception during the Art Hop on September 21st from from 5-8pm. Curated by Lisa Dent, this exhibition shows works by UK studio art faculty.
8/2012 PORTFOLIO: Selections from the Art Advisory
PORTFOLIO: Selections from the Art Advisory Exhibition at Joan Hisaoka Gallery from September 14 - October 27, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, September 14, 7-9pm Located at 632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 | P 202.483.8600
7/2012 KY.7 Biennial exhibition
KY.7 Biennial exhibition (juried by Chuck Swanson) at LAL from July 27-Sept. 9, 2012. Opening on July 27th from 6-9pm.
7/2012 Maine College of Art News
Article: "Alum Publishes Book On Rescued Animals". You can read in out the MECA website here.
7/2012 On KyForward: Artist’s first book focuses on rescued farm animals...
Article about "Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" on KyForward can be read here.
7/2012 Facebook- Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals
Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals now has a Facebook page.
You can visit it here.
6/2012 5/2012 Extended: Vignettes (work by Sharon Hart, Dan Estabrook, and Stacey Page)
Exhibition at Castell Photography Gallery has been extended through the month of July.
6/2012 University of Kentucky News: Sanctuary
Article on my project/book titled, "UK Artist's First Book Focuses on Rescued Animals, Sanctuaries" can be read here.
6/2012 Paducah Photo 2012
My photograph, Drew, Resident of SASHA Farm was selected by juror Ellen Simak (Chief Curator at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga) to be part of the Paducah Photo exhibition. Show opens to public at Yeiser Art Center on June 30th with a reception, remarks, and awards presentation from 5pm - 7pm. The exhibition will run through August 4th.
6/2012 Farm Sanctuary Proect Update on the PhotoPhilanthropy Blog
PhotoPhilanthropy has a nice update on Sanctuary on their blog. You can check it out here.
5/2012 Book: Sanctuary-Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals
I am pleased to announce that my book, “Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals” is now available. The book will be released in bookstores early this fall, but I have a special signed edition that is available for sale through my Farm Animal Sanctuary Project website. The book is $29.95 and 10% of the proceeds from sales through my website will go directly to the sanctuaries depicted in the book. Please contact me if you would like additional information or have any questions.
5/2012 Vignettes (work by Sharon Hart, Dan Estabrook, and Stacey Page)
Exhibition at Castell Photography Gallery during the month of June. Opening reception is on June 1st from 6-8pm.
2/2012 Picture Black Friday
The selections by the judges for the 2011 Picture Black Friday Project have been announced. "Picture Black Friday is a photojournalism project that aims to revisit and analyze a combination of forces- a worsening economy, financial desperation, excitement, fear, and a distinctly American cultural tradition- that culminate the morning after Thanksgiving." You can check out my image, along with the others selected on the Picture Black Friday website.
1/2012 PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award
I am honored to share that my project, "Sanctuary: Farm Animal Ambassadors" received second place in the professional category of the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards. To get more info on PhotoPhilanthropy and to view the amazing projects submitted, click here.
1/2012 Body | Figure | Nude
LAL @ Loudoun House: Body | Figure | Nude
January 14 – March 11, 2012 (Opening Preview Party: January 13, 2012)
The nude takes new form in Body | Figure | Nude. Works selected for the exhibition deal with the subject of the body, figure or nude or they use the body, figure or nude as a metaphor or allegorical vehicle. Juried by Anna Brzyski (Chellgren Endowed Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at University of Kentucky) and Becky Alley (LAL Exhibitions & Programs Director). More info here.
1/2012 TCCA: UK Faculty Exhibition
TCCA: Tuska Center for Contemporary Art
Opening Reception: January 19, 5-7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: January 19- February 19
The University of Kentucky Art Department Faculty Show will feature work from all of the full-time studio and art education faculty in the department.
12/2011: The F Stops Here
It was a pleasure to jury the upcoming exhibition The ƒ-Stops Here which features photographs by Andee Rudloff, Emily Naff, Kay Ramming, Laura Carpenter, Stacey Irvin, and Wendy Whittemore. The artists’ reception will take place on December 10th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. More information can be found here.
9/2011 Sanctuary Exhibition
"Sanctuary" is a solo exhibition of portraits of the amazing animal residents of farm animal sanctuaries. The exhibition is in the Nashville International Airport (ticketing-south) and is part of the Flying Solo exhibition series. The exhibit will be on view from from Sept. 13, 2011 through March 4, 2012. $100 from each photograph sold will be donated to the sanctuary where that particular animal resides.
9/2011 The Billboard Art Project-Chicago
Between Monday, September 26, 2011 at 12 a.m. to Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59 p.m. art will be interspersed among advertising. The location is in Chicago at East Bound Interstate 90 just after the highway crosses over Oakton Street. More information on the project can be found here.
4/2011 The Masur Museum of Art's Juried Competition
The Masur Museum of Art Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America. The competition was juried by Alison de Lima Greene, who is curator of Contemporary Art & Special Projects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.Opening reception: Saturday May 7, 2011 from 6 – 8 p.m. / Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m. Exhibition dates: May 10 – July 16, 2011
2/2011 Artrage: 100 YEARS OF WOMEN ROCKING THE WORLD
Invitational Exhibition Celebrating International Women’s Day 1911 – 2011
March 5, 2011 through April 23, 2011
Opening Reception – Saturday, March 5 at 7pm
1/2011 "Sanctuary" in the Nashville Scene
To read the article, click here.
12/2010 Review of Sanctuary
An article about my "Sanctuary" exhibition was written by Michelle Jones of
The Tennessean. You can read the article here.
"Sanctuary" is a solo exhibition of portraits of the amazing animal residents of farm
animal sanctuaries. The exhibition will run from December 4, 2010 - until January 1, 2011. It will take place at Tinney Contemporary, which is located at 237 5th Avenue North in Nashville, TN 37219. I will be giving an artist talk on December 4th at 5pm. The opening and silent auction will take place on December 4th from 6-9pm. 20% of prints sales and 100% of proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the sanctuaries.
8/2010 Professional Development Support Grant
Professional Development Support Grant from The Tennessee Arts Commission for my Farm Animal Sanctuary project solo exhibition this coming December.
8/2010 "Deviations" at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film
"Deviations" is an exhibition of work by Derek Coté, Sharon Lee Hart, and Will Tucker in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The closing reception is on Friday September 10th from 6-8pm.
6/2010 Review Santa Fe 100 Portfolio Viewing
On Friday, June 4, 5:30-8:00pm at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza.
Free and open to the public. More info on the CENTER website.
5/2010 Portfolio Volume 4 Book Published
Portfolio Volume 4 Published, juried by Katherine Ware has been published and is available at The Center for Fine Art Photography website.
4/2010 Review Santa Fe
I am looking forward to attending Center's Review Santa Fe juried portfolio event this June.
3/2010 Portfolio Show Case Volume 4
Portfolio Show Case Volume 4 was juried by Katherine Ware and is on view at The Center for Fine Art Photography.
2/2010 Farm Animal Sanctuary Project website
The website devoted to my Farm Animal Sanctuary Project is now live. I will be updating the site on a regular basis.
1/2010 The Center for Fine Art Photography
Portfolio Showcase Volume 4 is on display in the online gallery starting March 1, 2010. The book will be released in May 2010.
Portfolio Showcase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition
12/2009 Winter Walls at Tinney Contemporary
This exhibition will run from December 5, 2009 through January 30, 2010 at Tinney Contemporary in downtown Nashville, TN. In addition to regular hours, the gallery will be open for the December 5th, 2009 Art Crawl from 6-9pm.
10/2009 Crossroads Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
The SPE Crossroads Exhibition is part of the Society of Photographic Education Southeast Regional Conference and Atlanta Celebrates Photography in Atlanta, Georgia.
Exhibit runs from Monday October 12th to Friday October 23
Exhibition Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 17, 6pm - 9pm
6/2009 Estel Gallery Exhibition
The Estel Gallery "Be a Doll" exhibition features female artists who explore through their artwork themes of what it means to be a woman in today's world, how women see themselves, or what women want to be.
The show runs June 4 - July 25, 2009. The opening reception will be June 6, 2009
from 6-9 pm during Nashville's First Saturday Gallery Crawl.
Scholarship and artist residency at Ox-Bow- Summer 2009
2/2009 Stop, Look, Listen at Tinney Contemporary
Stop, Look, Listen: New Works by Sharon Lee Hart, Lyle Carbajal, and Jason Lascu
Exhibition dates: February 7th through March 14th
Opening: Saturday February 7th from 6-9pm
1/ 2009 Website Zoom Feature
Check out the new zoom feature on this website. The zoom will allow you to click the normal size images and see a larger detailed version.
12/2008 "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" at Flanders 311
At Flanders 311 from December 2, 2008-February 1, 2009
An exhibit of works inspired by and examining Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The artist reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, December 5.
5/2008 The Carter Foundation Scholarship
I am excited to announce that I was recently awarded the Carter Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is given through the Maine Media Workshops located in beautiful Rockport, Maine. This award will enable me to attend an advanced digital photography workshop.
2/2008 Review of “FIVE Schools/FIVE Miles”
"The strategy that Sharon Lee Hart (Wake Forest) effectively employs in her two pieces - the show’s most interesting photo-based works - is a digital variation of photomontage. In The Spectators, she combines several different images to create a creepy, goggle-eyed mask with a manually subdued alligator emerging from its wide-open mouth.
Against the ominously dark backdrop of her panoramic Cut-to-Fit, fragments of printed text are superimposed on images of variously attired women posed with symbolically evocative objects, including a rifle, a barbell, a mirror and a fold-out fan".
By Tom Patterson
Winston Salem Journal Columnist