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Artist Spotlight: Graphite to Gigabytes – Artists as Craftsmen
Speaker(s): Rhonda Long-Sharp
Recorded at: Art New York 2015

Artist Spotlight: Graphite to Gigabytes – Artists as Craftsmen

The discussion will look at the craftsmanship and complexity of the works of three internationally known, contemporary artists: the UK’s David Spiller, Santa Fe’s Gino Miles, and Indianapolis’ Jason Myers.

Talk Details

Attendees will learn:

  • Much can be learned from exploring an artist’s process; despite trends in technology, many of today’s artists employ classic methods to create their art (even when combined with cutting edge tools).
  • Some caveats exist when purchasing contemporary art and earlier genres.
  • Even pieces that look “random” are often not — a lot of time and thought goes into the preparation and planning for a piece of art, even if the goal is for that piece to look haphazard.

Speaker Details

Rhonda Long-Sharp

After a successful 20+ year legal career defending men and women on death row in the highest courts of the US, art enthusiast and collector Rhonda Long-Sharp decided to formally pursue her passion for the arts in 2005. Beginning as both an art consultant and modern art broker, Long-Sharp specialized in post-war and contemporary multiples and works on paper. Recognizing the internet’s inherent global accessibility to fine art and cognizant of obstacles that virtual galleries can place in a collector’s path, Long-Sharp invested substantial resources and years of experience as a collector and dealer to provide national and international buyers with security and confidence in the acquisition process. Long-Sharp Gallery warrants each work sold with extensive warranties as to condition and authenticity. Long-Sharp Gallery has placed works in important museums, corporations, and in public and private collections. With modern and contemporary fine art clients on 6 continents, Long-Sharp Gallery is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Along with being a member of various federal bars, Long-Sharp is also a member of the International Fine Art Appraisers and the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association.

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