Speaker(s): Rhonda Long-Sharp

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.

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.


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...

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