• March 24 through May 6, 2017

    Vornado/Charles E. Smith | 1800 S. Bell Street, Crystal City, VA

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 2017
    Meet the Artist Night 1: Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Meet the Artist Night 2: Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Closing Night Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Artomatic is an artist-run, unjuried, multimedia arts temporary event that draws together visual and performing artists and brings their work to the community. Artomatic returns for its signature art event drawing hundreds of artists and performers throughout the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area for a six week, free exhibition that routinely attracts thousands of visitors. For more information visit: http://www.artomatic.org/

    I will be exhibiting work from The Legacy series and The Paper Dolls series at this
    art event, Room 3108 (3rd Floor).

  • Target Gallery 7th Annual March150 Art Sale & Exhibition

    March 11 - March 26
    Art Party: Friday, March 24 • 7 – 10 pm

    Target Gallery
    Torpedo Factory
    105 N. Union St.
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns. Proceeds benefit Target Gallery’s special exhibitions and programs.

    This all-media exhibition features more than 170 square panels created by more than 100 regional artists. The only requirement to be included in the show is that artists use the gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panel. All work in the show is priced at $150.

    March150 is a low-pressure environment for artists and patrons alike. This encourages new art collectors to buy their first original work, introduces more veteran collectors to new local artists, and allows artists to test the waters with a new technique or subject.

    Art Party

    During the March150 Art Party on Friday, March 24, all of the work is available for $100. Join us for a lively evening featuring live performances by darlingdance, music, a photo booth, artist awards, and more.

    Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. For an extra $15, you can enjoy the freshest local fare from EatsPlace, too.

    Purchase tickets at the gift shop, online, or at the door.

  • Ah, Love….what do you think about it and how does it show up in your life? Not only with a significant other, but with your family, friends, and other loved ones?

    WellBeing, Inc., has invited me to present this free creative workshop for women to develop daily affirmations to help re-affirm thoughts and beliefs about love….self-love and love of others in your life. I believe that what you think about yourself can potentially re-wire connections in your brain leading to more fulfilling life changes. I am looking forward to sharing some things I am learning to help change negative thoughts into positive ones, and call in the love we all deserve.

    About WellBeing, Inc.

    Wellbeing Inc. is a non-profit organization, based in the Greater Baltimore, Maryland area, focused on educating, empowering and enlightening women through spiritual formation and mental health awareness. Wellbeing Inc. hosts outreach activities such as days of enrichment, forums, and retreats to promote positive mental well-being and spirituality. Learn more about WellBeing at http://wellbeinginc.org

  • 2016 Summer Open All-media Show

    August 12 - September 11, 2016
    Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    MCAC is located in Smallwood State Park, Marbury, Maryland
    35 in miles south of Washington, DC on Route 224 in Charles County. Park fee is waived for MCAC visitors.

    (301) 743-5159

  • Current show featuring new work from the "Wifey" series, now on view at the Mattawoman Creek Art Center|http://www.mattawomanart.org/| in Marbury, Maryland through July 3, 2016.

  • Annual Postcard Collage Show
    National Collage Art Society

    Quinlan Visual Arts Center
    514 Green Street, Northeast
    Gainesville, Georgia 30501

    Exhibit Dates: April 14, 2016 to June 4, 2016

    Levitate has been submitted for this show.

  • Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC (2016)
    Benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program

    Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM
    Show runs March 31st - April 21st, 2016

    Trygve Lie Gallery
    317 E 52nd St., New York, NY 10022

    Curated by Isha Setia

    Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program, in which young women in foster care learn to create and market a unique line of goods. The entire exhibition is carried out by an unpaid, volunteer corps of organizers and artists; there is no entry fee, and artists of all career levels are encouraged to participate, making it possible for emerging talent to appear alongside seasoned professionals.

    Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC is the sixth installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around the globe. "Ode to Your Shiny New Object(s)" has been submitted to this exhibition.

    Foster Pride website: http://fosterpride.org/

  • 2016 Alchemical Vessels Benefit
    Joan Hisaoka Art Gallery
    The Smith Farm Center for Healing & the Arts
    1632 U Street, NW
    Washington, DC

    I am happy to announce that I have been selected as one of the featured artists for the 2016 Alchemical Vessel Benefit for The Smith Center for Healing & the Arts, which serves both individuals with cancer and the Washington, DC community by using the arts as tools for healing.

    The 4th Annual Alchemical Vessels exhibition and Benefit is underway, with 125 of the District areas greatest artists creating original artwork, transforming a simple cigar box into a vessel filled with alchemy and healing!

    RECOVERY is the piece that has been submitted for this exhibition. Learn the story behind this artwork here.

    MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 10am, Vessel Benefit tickets go LIVE!

    -By making an online Benefit-Vessel contribution, individuals will gain access to the exclusive Benefit event and will take home one of the fine art vessels based on the order in which they made their contribution. There is no limit to number of vessel-benefit you can purchase, but remember the earlier you purchase, the earlier you can select which vessel you would like to add to your collection.

    Find the link to the benefit webpage here

    Further Events:


    -Benefit event contribution ($150, includes selection of a vessel) or purchase a benefit event-only ticket ($50).

    - We Invite friends, family and colleagues to this special culminating event of Alchemical Vessels.

    We hope you will join our efforts in realizing this community-building art exhibition and benefit to support our important work with cancer patients, their caregivers and veterans.

  • Reimagining Rosa Parks Exhibit
    April 28-July 3, 2014

    Prince George’s Community College
    Largo, Maryland

    Rosa Parks’ refusal to yield her seat created a clear and defining moment toward the pursuit of racial equality in the United States, and nearly 60 years later that act of civil disobedience carries a universal legacy. Reimagining Rosa Parks, examines and reimagines Rosa Parks' identity and Civil Rights legacy as applied to contemporary Civil Rights issues.

    The exhibition was inspired, in part, by the Book Bridge Project and its selection of Jeanne Theoharis’ The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, which describes a different Rosa Parks—one who was keenly aware of how to engage in civil disobedience to provoke change.

    Artists included: Nava Atlas, Aileen Bassis, Sharon Burton, Laurence Chandler, Drew Costley, Carl Ferrero, Charles Mason III, Becky Nasadowski, Beverly Paul, Anthony Tremblay, David Willison, and Malandela Zulu.

    Rosa Parks 7053 was exhibited at this show.

  • Metamorphosis: Mixed Media & Collage Art by Sharon J. Burton

    August 6—September 7, 2013
    Space 7:10 at Kefa Café
    963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Art, Coffee & Conversation/Closing Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013
    6-8 pm

    “You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.” -Rumi

    A mixed media presentation of artwork expressing one woman’s journey of growth, change and reinvention, personally and professionally.

    The 39th Street Gallery
    Gateway Arts Center
    3901 Rhode Island Ave.
    Brentwood, MD 20722 (second floor, 39th Street entrance)

    Group Show Featuring Sharon Burton, Cheryl Edwards and Heekyu Hong

    March 9- April 20, 2013

    Artist Reception March 9 from 5:30-8:00PM

    39th Street Gallery presents an exhibition of works by local artists Sharon Burton, Cheryl Edwards , and Heekyu Hong. The exhibit is in conjunction with the Real and Remembrance Exhibit in the 39th Street Gallery.

    I will be exhibiting works from the Metamorphosis Series.

    Regular Gallery Hours:
    Thursday and Friday from 7:00 -9:00 PM
    Saturdays from 12:00- 3:00PM and by Appointment

  • SELECT 2013
    Washington Project for the Arts
    Art Auction Exhibition

    February 16 - March 15, 2013;

    64 New York Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC

    Opening Reception:
    February 16, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    SELECT Art Auction Gala Date:
    March 16, 2013, 6:00 - Midnight

  • Benefit V. Thirteen: Inliquid's Silent Auction Benefit Party

    Friday, February 15, 2013

    The Crane Arts Building
    1400 N. American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 1912

    5 – 6:30 pm: VIP Preview Party
    6:30 – 9:30 pm: Silent Auction Benefit

  • "Giving Voice" An All Media Group Exhibition
    The Gallery at Convergence
    1801 N. Quaker Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22302

    May 24 - June 29, 2012

    Opening Reception: Friday, June 1st from 6-8pm

  • InLiquid's Annual Benefit

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    The Ice Box Project Space
    Crane Arts Building
    1400 N. American Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    Two of Sharon's orignial works have been juried as a part of InLiquid’s Annual Benefit. The event is both a fabulous social happening and a showcase for the works of the Philadelphia region’s premier visual artists. The annual benefit continues to grow in popularity and attracts a diverse crowd of collectors, art lovers, artists, and professionals.

    For this year’s silent auction InLiquid welcomes an exclusive group of jurors from the Philadelphia art world, who selected the artwork to exhibit at the event. Jurors are:

    • Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    • Annabelle Rodríguez-Lawton, Founding Director of ~
    The curARTorial LAB
    • Buy Shaver, artist

    Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets.

    Event Listings:

    Thursday, February 9, 6 – 9 pm, Second Thursday & Young Professionals Preview Party

    Friday, February 10, 4 – 6 pm, VIP Preview Party and Meet & Greet with Jurors

    Friday, February 10, 6 – 10 pm, InLiquid v.12 Silent Auction Benefit followed by an After Party (TBA)

    Tuesday, February 14, 6 – 9 pm, Anti-Valentine’s Day Pick-up Party

    The art may be off the walls but the party isn’t over! This is the night to pick up work and take a chance on the left over pieces. Food and beverage tastings will be featured.

    About InLiquid

    InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online public hub for arts information in the Philadelphia area

  • Family Poetry Open Mic Night

    Sharon Burton is the Featured Visual Artist for Annie’s Art Gallery's Friendly Poetry Open Mic Night. Free and Open to the Public.

    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Annie's Art Gallery
    5814 Allentown Way,
    Camp Springs, Maryland 20748
    6 pm - 9 pm

  • Passageways Art Studios
    Fall/Holiday Open House

    Sunday, December 4, 2011
    2 pm - 5 pm

    Eastpines Shopping Center
    6001 66th Avenue
    Riverdale Park, Maryland

    Visit the studio, see the new project ideas, gourmet Ethiopian coffee and sweets will be served.

  • Space 7:10 Alumni Artists "Potluck" Exhibition
    August 9 - September 3, 2011

    Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe
    963 Bonifant Street
    Silver Spring, Maryland

    Featuring work by Joanna Axtmann, Tom Block, Sharon Burton, Elsa Gebreyesus, Joyce (Art for the People/Community Vision) Kyi May Kaung, Amy Kincaid, Bobbi Kittner, Alvin Lewis Thomas (Art for the People/Community Vision), Sherry Burton Ways, Robb Williams (Studio In-Sight), Patricia Zannie.

    About Space 7:10 and Kefa Cafe

    Founded in 2004 by artist Tom Block, Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe offers a small gallery, a salon series, an intimate performance space. Amy Kincaid, an artist and consultant to nonprofits on fundraising and management, currently curates the space. Kefa Cafe owners Lene and Abeba Tsegaye have created a friendly atmosphere, strong sense of community, and successful small business. The cafe’s menu includes organic, free trade gourmet coffees, gelato, quiche, soup, sandwiches, and pastries.

  • Passageways Art Studios Open Studio

    Sharon Burton has been juried into Passageways Art Studios as of May 20, 2011!

    Join the Artists of Passageways Art Studio for the
    Spring/Summer 2011 Open Studio

    Sunday, June 26, 2011
    2 pm - 5 pm

    Passageways Artsts Studios
    Eastpines Shopping Center
    6001 - 66th Avenue #201
    Riverdale Park, Maryland

    Come visit see the latest work of member artists including Sharon Burton. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Spring Fusion

    Art by Sharon J.Burton
    Fashion by Critique Boutique
    Interior Design by Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC
    Jazz by Melvin Rogers

    Sunday, May 15, 2011
    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Critque Boutique - National Harbor
    163 Fleet Street (a block from Gaylord Natl. Harbor Hotel)
    National Harbor, Maryland 20745

    Free and Open to the public. An afternoon of art, fashion, and interior design during the 2011 National Harbor Wine and Food Festival Complimentary wine and appetizers will be available. Guest will have an opportunity to win a limited edition art print from the Goddess Soul series by the artist.

  • Art Atlanta
    Hammonds House Museum
    Annual Art Auction
    Bill Lowe Gallery
    1555 Peactree Street, NE, Suite 100
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Saturday, April 30, 2011
    7-11 p.m

    Hammonds House Museum’s annual silent and live-juried art auction will bring together a diverse creative community of artists, galleries, art patrons and sponsors to benefit educational programming for youth of all ages. Memories II was selected as part of the juried art auction.

  • “March Madness” Art Exhibition/Fundraiser at Target Gallery
    Exhibition Dates: March 12-27, 2011

    Target Art Gallery
    Torpedo Factory Art Center
    105 N. Union St.
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    March Madness Art Party
    March 25, 2011 7-11pm

    Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    March Madness is an exhibition of approximately 200 10×10-inch works of art. Torpedo Factory and DCarea artists, as well as local high school students and college students will create the artwork. It will be on display in the Target Gallery from March 17 – March 27. All work will be for sale for $100 with 10% of all sales being donated to the March of Dimes. In addition, several of the artworks will be “loaded” with prizes donated by local businesses. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes, a charity that helps children in need, and to raise money for the Target Gallery’s 2011 outreach programming.

    About March of Dimes

    March of Dimes, a charity that is working to insure every baby is born healthy. In 2009, despite a volatile and challenging economy, the March of Dimes awarded more than $20.3 million for research grants focused on understanding and eventually preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality $2.7 million of the total research budget was invested in Prematurity Research Initiative grants to scientists researching prevention methods. In 2009, millions of people took part in special events to benefit the March of Dimes with family, friends and co-workers. 20,000 companies in 900 communities raised $75 million. Visit them on the web at www.marchofdimes.com.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Goddess Soul: Celebrating the Feminine
    Collage and Mixed Media Art by Sharon J. Burton
    January 25, 2011 – Februrary 25, 2011

    Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe, 963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, MD 20910

    "Art & Coffee" Reception: Friday, February 18, 2011, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    (Snow Date: Friday, February 25, 2011)

    Goddess Soul is a collage series that is about celebrating the feminine – mind, body, creativity and spirit. It is a series that recognizes the “goddess” that exists within all women and insights that we learn as women that are uniquely ours. A portion of all sales from this exhibition will be donated to CARE’s programs focusing on empowering women in poverty.

  • Art selected as the cover for Liberated Muse's New Anthology:
    How I Freed My Soul, Volume 1

    The image of the mixed media piece, "Believe" now graces a cover of a new book! For more information, click here

  • NEWS

    I was recently featured in an article in the East of the River Newspaper, March 2008 edition. Read the article here.