Paintings 2015-2017
paintings 2015-2017
Recent Waterworks (2017)
recent waterworks 2017
Basketball
basketball
Hockey
hockey
The Long Summer
long summer
Paintings 2013-2014
paintings 2013-2014
Collages
collages
The Black & White Ball
ball
Clipped
clipped
A New Year in Paint
paint
Skating on Thin Ice
skating
Golf
golf
Austria
austria
A New Decade in Paint
paint
Dancing Through Life
dancing
Figures
figures
Whiskeytown
whiskeytown
No Naked Nudes
no naked nudes
Convictions
convictions
Body Language
new york
Tribute to Rotonde
brussels
A New Century in Paint
paintings1
Freshly Dug Up: 1970's
early work
In London: Diverse RCA
london
New in Berlin
berlin
In San Francisco: Boxers
Springer-Croke
In New York: Surfers
Surfers
From Cleveland: "Drawn In"
Cleveland
"The Babies V"
Babies 5
From Berlin: "Medusa"
Medusa
 

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

New York Artist Sharon Louden has energized the Annual Conference for the College Art Association over the past few years by presenting some of the most valuable programming for studio artists. From opening up a platform for discussion of gallery relationships and relationships outside the gallery, studio practice and practice outside the studio,  to allowing artists to express what they do WHEN THEY ARE NOT MAKING ART  ( yes, openly addressing the deepest darkest issues ), Louden has handed the mic to artists speaking to other artists.

From a commitment to sharing information, experience, and knowledge, Sharon Louden approached 40 artists who were willing to open a door to their educations and student debt, jobs. art practices, and family lives. With simplicity, emotion, and sometimes even humor, these artists present many paths, not only through New York’s maze, but across a nation of smaller cities and towns. The one common thread is dedication and hard work. Even in the tales of the couple of individuals who confess to a need to goof off ( on schedule).

This is a precious document, an inspirational tome for regular reading and encouragement.

And if one is fortunate, as we were at the Richmond Art Center, and can catch Sharon Louden on book tour — the evening will fortify the most entrenched in this unending battle to keep making art.

Sharon Louden in Conversation with Jan Wurm at the Richmond Art Center

Sharon Louden in Conversation with Jan Wurm at the Richmond Art Center

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