Sharon B. Parker, Artist and Instructor
Sharon B. Parker has been working professionally as an artist and art teacher since 1988, and is a longtime resident of Virginia. Sharon’s work has been shown regionally, and is in private and public collections. Her education at William and Mary in Fine Art and Education, along with workshops by such artists as Arne Westermann, Lori Putnam, Mary Todd Beam, Jan Ledbetter, Gloria Coker, and Ken Wright, has provided a valuable foundation for her art career. Her art teaching career at Williamsburg Christian Academy brought her much joy and she treasures the many students who touched her life there.
Four years ago, she was able to help start a new gallery, New Town Art Gallery, and devote more of her time to creating artwork, mainly in watercolor. Sharon also teaches adult and youth art classes exclusively for This Century Art Gallery/Williamsburg Art Center, where she has taught for 12 years, and where she also exhibits. And on Wednesday mornings, she is part of the Williamsburg Studio Painters, a talented local group of artists who get together to paint and exhibit.
Sharon's latest gallery representation is at Gallery 15 in Irvington, Virginia, a beautiful gallery on the Northern Neck. Her main gallery representation is at New Town Art Gallery in Williamsburg, where she is a founding owner/member along with 11 exceptional local artists. Seasonal receptions, special events, and a beautiful, rentable space add to the uniqueness of New Town Art Gallery.
Every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Art Education Center of This Century Art Gallery, Sharon facilitates an Open Studio where local artists have the opportunity to do life-drawing and painting. A new venture is Art Parties, where groups can come create a painting in a few hours while enjoying refreshments and comraderie!
Recent Shows and Exhibits
6/10/13 to 7/19/13 Merit Award
Members Show, This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg, VA
5/1/13 to 6/1/13 International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
4/2013 Group Exhibit at TCAG's Weekend Gallery, Williamsburg, VA
3/2013 Williamsburg Studio Painters Group Exhibit at the JCC Government Building
9/2012, 9/2011 and 9/2010 This Century Art Gallery’s 5 x 7 Fundraising Event
Williamsburg Winery Plein Air Exhibit, Williamsburg, VA - September 2012
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, New Town Art Gallery Group Exhibit, Williamsburg. VA -
August 29 through January 2013
Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce This Century Art Gallery Instructors Exhibit, Williamsburg, VA -
March 5 through June 5, 2012
11/4/11 – 12/10/11 Wednesday Mornings: Williamsburg Studio Painters Group Show at Prince George Art & Frame, Williamsburg, VA
11/11/11 – 12/11/11 New Town Art Gallery Group Show at Aromas, Williamsburg, VA
9/2011 – 11/2011 Williamsburg Symphonia Musical Chairs Fundraiser
New Town Art Gallery, Williamsburg, VA - Ongoing since 6/2010
This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg, VA - Ongoing since 1994
2005-2013 Seaside Art Gallery’s Annual International Miniature Show, Nags Head, NC
The 2010 Williamsburg Flower Show, Prince George Art & Frame, Williamsburg, VA
2005 The Art of Music, Painted Violins, Williamsburg, VA