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Sharon Worley Original Paintings, Houston Texas Artist, Kingwood Texas Artist, Online Gallery of Paintings, 281-358-0856.

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About the Art

Based on a series of seascapes, Sharon Worley’s recent series of paintings stimulate creative thought about the crises caused by the depletion of the ozone layer and chemical pollutants.

The series continues with Global Currents and Genesis inspired by the after effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; the titles suggest geologic acts of creation and the tradition of scientific voyages of Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle, and Odysseus and Jason and the Argonauts mythical voyages. Science, myth and art combine to increase public awareness through education. As a global society, we must question whether our environmental decisions made from the perspective of a child’s game will terminate in future flirtations with catastrophe.


About the Artist

Sharon Worley took studio art classes at the Columbus School of Art and Design and Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. in Aesthetics-Humanities from the University of Texas (2007). She teaches art history, humanities and English at Houston area colleges. She received her MA in Art History from Tufts University (1991), and is the former curator of the Cape Ann Historical Museum in Gloucester MA (1993-2000). Her artwork is in the collection of the Houston Public Library and Galveston County Civic Museum. Recent exhibitions include 100 Certified Artists (2015) at the Museum of the Americas in Miami, Florida. She is a member of the Lake Houston Area Artists, Spectra Galerie and the Galveston Art League. She teaches at area colleges in Houston, and participates in faculty exhibitions.


Contact Information

Sharon Worley, Ph.D.
PO Box 5504
Kingwood, TX 77325
281-360-7196
Email: sworleyartist@aol.com


Purchase Information

Please direct any purchase orders and/or inquires to:
sworleyartist@aol.com
Will accept commissions for artwork.


Donations & Auctions
Houston, Texas



 Siegfried's Voyage, 48 x 72 Acrylic.
Siegfried's Voyage
48 x 72 Acrylic
#069
Donated to:
Galveston County Civic Museum


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 The Pacific, 36 x 48 x 2 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, Sharon Worley Paintings.
The Pacific
36 x 48 x 2 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
#059
Donated to:
Houston Public Library Downtown McKinney Branch
for new Julia Ides building
November 2011


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 The Painted Lady, Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, Sharon Worley Paintings.
The Painted Lady
48 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
#053

Donated to:
A World for Children (AWFC)
Gala Auction, Austin, TX
October 2010


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 The Game, Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, Sharon Worley Paintings.
The Game: Where is Your Share?
30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas
#039

Donated to:
St. Jude's Research Hospital for Children
"The Star of Texas Shines for St. Jude's"
Gala Auction, Houston, TX
October 2010


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 REconstruction: 48 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas, Sharon Worley Paintings.
REconstruction
48 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
#027

Donated to:
St. Jude's Research Hospital for Children
"The Star of Texas Shines for St. Jude's"
Gala Auction, Houston, TX
October 2010


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 Lief's Newfoundland, 30 x 40 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, Sharon Worley Paintings.
 Lief's Newfoundland
30 x 40 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
#065
DONATED to
"The Texas Star Shines for St Jude Gala"
Auction to benefit St Jude Children's Research Hospital
October 5, 2009 at Omni Houston Hotel

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 Utopian Collective II, 30 x 40 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, Sharon Worley Paintings.

 Utopian Collective II
30 x 40 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
#066
DONATED to
"The Texas Star Shines for St Jude Gala"
Auction to benefit St Jude Children's Research Hospital
October 5, 2009 at Omni Houston Hotel

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Donated to auction.

 Robert's Mayflower / Santa Maria
30 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas
(removeable felt pads)
#020
AUCTION:
To be Auctioned at
Starbuck's 5th Annual Silent Auction Benefiting
AIDS Foundation Houston
Friday March 6, 2009 5-9pm

Starbuck's @ Montrose & Hawthorne, Houston

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Donated to auction.

  Ophelia on Lake Geneva
30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas
#041
Donated to:
Gala Auction to Benefit St. Jude's Research Hospital
Saturday, October 18, 2008 @ 6:00pm
The Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar
Downtown Houston

713-599-1441
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Donated to auction.

Arc of the Covenant II: AKA Infrastructure
36 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas
#034
Donated to:
Gala Auction to Benefit St. Jude's Research Hospital
Saturday, October 18, 2008 @ 6:00pm
The Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar
Downtown Houston

713-599-1441
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The Son Thus Rises, 24 x 18, Acrylic on Canvas.

The Son Thus Rises
24 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas
#021
Donated to:
Bedichek-Orman Faculty Development Fund Auction
October 19, 2007, 6-8:30 pm
Houston Community College
Southwest West Loop Campus
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Vincent and Vincent: Critical Care, 24 x 18, Acrylic on Canvas.

Vincent and Vincent: Critical Care
24 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas
#021
Donated to:
Bedichek-Orman Faculty Development Fund Auction
October 19, 2007, 6-8:30 pm
Houston Community College
Southwest West Loop Campus
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Monika am Strand, 30 x 40, Acrylic on Canvas.

Monika am Strand
40 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
#021
Donated to Artist Conspiracy auction at the
Museum of Natural Science
May 11, 2007; 7-11pm
to benefit Africa; sponsored by Yes Prep Public Schools


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In The News
Houston Chronicle, June 5, 2014
Scholar, professor, makes time for canvas

Membership
Member WILVA: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, Houston

Professional Profile
See my professional profile featured in:
100 Contemporary International Artists
Barcelona: Bace Books, 2008


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SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITIONS:
Paintings 24" x 36" & larger $4000 each, under 24" x 36" $2000 each, plus shipping.
Giclées also available $300-600

Avoid shipping costs by arranging pick up of paintings in Houston. NO PERSONAL checks please. Pay by debit or credit card with PayPal, or cash in person.

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Currently Exhibiting at:2016 CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

Spectra Galerie
Memorial City Mall, next to Dillards
I-10 W and Beltway 8

Lake Houston Area Artists
Spring SHow 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway
Kingwood, TX

Galveston Art League
2117A Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX
Phone: 409-621-1008
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-6 pm

Prints & GicleesPRINTS and GICLEES:

Prints and Giclees of my paintings can be purchased at (or by request):
Fineartamerica.com »
Saatchiart.com »

Buy My Designs Printed on T-Shirts, Scarves and Tops »

New Publications:PUBLICATIONS:

Sharon Worley. Love Letters and the Romantic Novel during the Napoleonic Wars, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016
http:www.cambridgescholars.com

International Contemporary Artists vol. IX,
ICA publishing, 2014.
Curator: Eve Lemonidou. http://www.incoartists.com/
Louise Stolberg’s Florentine Salon and Germaine De Staël’s Coppet Circle: The Politics of Patronage, Neoclassicism and the Code of Freedom in Napoleonic Italy Edwin Mellen Press (2015) http://mellenpress.com

Sharon Worley
A Feminist Analysis of Gender and Primogeniture in Neoclassical Tragedy: The Literary Politics behind the French Revolution
Edwin Mellen Press 2012
www.mellenpress.com



Currently Exhibiting at:PAST EXHIBITIONS 2013-2015:

Museum of the Americas
Doral,FL
"100 Certified Artists, Feb 2015"

Green House Gallery
All of my works on sale for $250 or less.
716 W. Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 535-6462
Website

Lake Houston Area Artists
Fall Show 2013

Saturday November 16, 2013 from 8am-4pm.
All of my works on sale for $250 or less.
Kingwood Country Club off Kingwood Dr. at 59N
1700 Lake Kingwood Trail Kingwood, TX 77339
(281) 358-2171

Solo Show Fall 2013
Saturday Dec 7, 2013 from 12-6pm
My paintings will be on sale for $250 or less
Heights Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
off I-10 and Shepherd
617 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008
(832) 538-0145

past exhibitions in 2012.PAST EXHIBITIONS 2012:

Artists Alive and Well Exhibition
www.ArtistsAliveandWell.com
July 23-August 17, 2012
Opening and Closing Receptions 4-6pm July 23 and Aug 17, 2012
Phoenix Tower 9th Floor space bridge
3200 SW Freeway at Rt 59 and Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77027

Heights Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
617 19th St., and Shepherd in The Heights Houston


.PAST EXHIBITIONS 2011:

Watson Huff Galleries
40 North Main Street, Kingwood TX
12 Days of Christmas
Opening December 8, 2011


One Person Show
"Design in Nature"

Heights Contemporary Arts Gallery Houston
617 19th Street, Houston, TX
Opening September 30, 2011

 Design in Nature, Business Card, 36 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas, Sharon Worley Paintings.
Click for larger view

Perimeter Gallery

2365 N Rice Blvd. E,
Houston near Rice University stadium at Shepherd


Ruggle's Grill
903 Westheimer, Houston, TX


Galveston Art League
2117A Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 409-621-1008
Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Sunday (12 noon – 6 p.m.)
Galveston ARTWALK
Saturday August 27, 2011
www.galvestonartleague.com

Art Exhibit & Fundraiser
Benefitting the Galveston Island Humane Society
Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony
Sunday, August 28, 2011
1:00pm-3:00pm
Exhibit runs August 1-28, 2011
(Closed Mon & Tues)
Eiband’s Gallery
2201 Post Office
Galveston, TX 77550


Currently Exhibiting at:PAST EXHIBITIONS 2009/2010:

Houston Public Library
McKinney Branch
May 2010
"Sharon Worley - Global Currents"


Mo Mong Restaurant and Cafe
Westheimer, Houston, Texas
June 2010

Starbucks
3407 Montrose, Houston, Texas
Dec-Jan 2010


Heights Contemporary Art Gallery
617 West 19th St. Houston, Texas
Co-op member


North Harris College-Lone Star Community College
Faculty exhibition
Dimensions
Dec-Jan 2010

2700 W. Thorne, Houston, Texas

Perimeter Gallery
N. Rice Blvd, Houston, Texas
http://www.perimeterart.com/ »

Currently Exhibiting at: PAST EXHIBITIONS 2009/2008:

University of Houston at Clear Lake
Art Gallery - Bayou Building

(HCCS Faculty Show)
2009: Sept. 8 – Oct 29

Houston Community College SW
Faculty Show

2009: Oct 9 - 29

H-Gallery
617 W. 19th Street, The Heights
2009: October featured artist

International Art Exhibition
"Apollo: Le Mirage"
Salon de Mayo 2009
May 8 - May 30, 2009


Museum of the Americas

2500 NW 79th Avenue, Suite #104
Doral, Florida, 33122
305.599.8089

H-Gallery
Featured January Artist
617 W. 19th Street
Hwy 10 exit Shepherd
713-426-2414


Perimeter Gallery
2365 E Rice Blvd., Houston, TX
713-521-5928
http://www.perimeterart.com/ »


Jan 31 - Feb 20, 2009
Opening 5-9pm Jan. 31
The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston »
3315 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77098
713-528-1492

Woman Show
H-Gallery
617 W. 19th Street
Hwy 10 exit Shepherd
713-426-2414
Opens Oct 4, 2008


Faculty Exhibition
Reception Oct 24 7pm - Nov 3 2008 Houston Community College Southwest
Annex Gallery
13645 Murphy Road


Gala Auction to Benefit
St. Jude's Research Hospital
Sat., October 18, 2008 @ 6:00pm
The Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar
Downtown Houston TX
713-599-1441


WIVLA Print and Photography Show "Unabridged Editions"
through Oct 18, 2008
Museum of Printing History
1324 West Clay, Houston, TX

Tropioca Tea and Coffee Bar
Midtown Milam St.

2808 Milam Ste G, Houston, TX
map »

Perimeter Gallery
2365 E Rice Blvd., Houston, TX
713-521-5928
http://www.perimeterart.com/ »

Homeworkz Design and Remodeling
21811 Katy Freeway, Suite D-106
Katy, TX off Hwy. 10 West toward San Antonio
281-829-5353


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Recent Exhibitions.PAST EXHIBITIONS 2006/2007:

"Women in the Arts"
Museum of the Americas
Miami, Florida
March 14-April 5, 2008

http://www.museumamericas.org/ »

San Jacinto College North

one-person show opens
June 14, 2007
5800 Uvalde, Houston
http://www.sjcd.edu/

WIVLA "Earth Visions"
Museum of Printing History

1324 West Clay
Houston, TX
June 14, 2007 - July 29, 2007
Map »

Tropioca Tea and Coffee Bar
2808 Milam, (Midtown) Houston
map »

Fox's Pizza Den, Houston
Whole Foods Shopping Center
at Bellaire and Weslyan
(exit 59S at Weslyan »)

Primavera Show
March 29 - April 5
Dunbar Galleries, Galleria III, Floor 2
Westheimer & Sage,
use Sage entrance
map »

"Women in the Arts" March 9-31
Museum of the Americas, Miami FL
www.museumamericas.org

Square Moon Gallery
239 W. 19th St., Houston
map »

Gallery 19, Houston
(located in the Heights -
exit Shepherd at I-10 »)

327 W. 19th St., Houston, TX

Oporto Cafe
3833 Richmond Ave, Houston

North Harris College Library
North Harris College Adjunct Show

2700 W. Thorne, Houston, TX

Eastman Gallery, Houston
May 2006

7026 Old Katy Road
Resource Center Suite #255, Houston

Amsterdam Whitney, New York
Ethereal Echoes
Feb 2006


Festival Auction
Reed Elementary, Aldine, TX
October 2005

Earthman Art Center
"Nature vs Nurture: the sublime and surreal"
2208 Post Office Road, Galveston, TX

Faculty Show at Wharton County
Junior College

September - October


Houston Empower Art Competition
June 18-19

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
Chelsea, NY

University of Houston Downtown
July 18 - September 8

Website Links.WEB SITE LINKS:

See my artworks on these sites ...
MesArt.com »
WIVLA Member»
Visual Arts Alliance»
Fresh Arts Houston»
Galveston Art League»

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