My Work in Two Exhibitions Celebrating Women in March

I am excited to announce that my artwork has been selected into two exciting juried exhibitions for the month of March.  Check out the details below:

Goddess Soul: Soul Poetry 2010 Collage/Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, "8.5 x "5.5 (unframed) by Sharon J. Burton

Women Interpreting the Female Form – Juried Exhibition
Presented by Workhouse Arts Center
March 2 – 27, 2011

Workhouse Arts Center
A Project of the Lorton Arts Foundation
Gallery Building, 2nd Floor
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079

Opening Award Reception: Sunday, March 6, 2011, 2-4 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, and in special recognition of the 1917 history of the Occoquan Workhouse and the suffragist’s movement, the Workhouse Arts Center presents Women Interpreting the Female Form Juried Exhibition from March 2-27. Raphael Fitzgerald, curatorial assistant and exhibition coordinator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, juried the art submitted by women.

Soul Poetry (see image above) from the Goddess Soul series is one of the two pieces that was juried into this show.

Freedom Has Wings I 2009, Collage, Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas Board, 31" x 25" by Sharon J. Burton


Memories I 2009 Mixed Media, Collage, Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18" (Unframed) by Sharon J. Burton


“Our HISTORY is our Strength
Women’s History Month Exhibition
USB National Corporate Headquarters
March 7-April 8, 2011

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 4:30 – 7:30 pm

USB Cultural Art Gallery
677 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

This exhibition, curated by Picture That, LLC   showcases a body of work that tells the story of the strength of women, and illustrates where they have played a crucial role in six important movements throughout U.S. history including the following: 1.  Labor Movement, 2.  Women’s Suffrage Movement, 3.  Civil Rights Movement, 4.  Women’s Rights Movement, 5.  Environmental Movement and 6.  GEN X, Y, Z Movement.  I am one of 20 artists selected from a national juried submission to be a part of this exhibition.  Memories I and Freedom Has Wings I (see above) were selected for this exhibition.

Artists participating  include the following:  

Connie Freid  (Yonkers, NY) 
Elise Black  ( Westport, CT) 
Elizabeth Colomba  (NYC, NY) 
Elvira Clayton  (Harlem, NY) 
Garin Baker  (New Windsor, NY) 
Harriet Bart (Minneapolis, MN) 
Helene S. Napolitano  (Stamford, CT) 
Hugh Hirtle  (Norwalk, CT)
Jacalyn Burke “JAK”  (NYC, NY)
John Pinderhughes  (NYC, NY) 
Johnnie Maherry (Ridgeland, MS )
Kevin Cole (Fairburn, GA) 
Sharon J. Burton (Metro Washington, DC)
Leonkadia Cermakova  (Brooklyn, NY)
Milt Masur (Westbury, NY)
Phyllis Stephens  (Fayetteville, GA)
Raul Mercado (Rockland County, NY)
Livia Nieves  (Bronx, NY)
Simone Spruce-Torres (Bristol, RI)
Vincent Rodriguez  (New Milford, CT)