Sharon Egan

Sharon Egan

    Contact Information

    patsharonegan@gmail.com

    Phone: (215) 694-5607

    http://www.sharoneganart.com

    Gallery

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    3rd Street Gallery
    610 S. 3rd St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147


    Paintings

    Artist's Biography

    Sharon Egan completed her BFA at Penn State University. She continues her education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and in private workshops and classes. Ms. Egan taught watercolor as a continuing education instructor at BucksCounty Community College and as a workshop instructor at The Grounds for Sculpture. Ms. Egan lives and works in Philadelphia.

    Artist's Statement

    “Ourself, behind ourself concealed/ should startle most.” -Emily Dickinson

    Ms. Dickinson's insight rang true well before people hid behind their laptop screens.

    How well do we really know our fellow citizens?  How many of our friends, relatives and neighbors believe in conspiracy theories?  Aliens, lizard people, microchips in vaccines, Bigfoot, crop circles, space lasers, even interdimensional travel via Ong's Hat in the New Jersey Pine Barrens - just to name a few?

    Using sunglasses as a visual metaphor for a screen, I portray each person as an enigma, a riddle. 

    The title of each painting in this series, my projection onto that person, a stranger to me, is an example of our willingness to make assumptions about a person based on their appearance, without truly knowing who they really are.

    Selected Exhibitions

    2019
    Art on Asbury, Ocean City, NJ

    Small Oils Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Small Oils Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2017
    Small Oils Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    Small Oils Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Artsbridge Juried Show, Stockton, NJ

    2014
    Phillips Mill Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA

    Artsbridge Juried Show, Stockton, NJ

    2013
    6" x 6" Show, Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art

    2012
    Delaware Riverkeeper Show, Bristol, PA

    Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Online Show

    2011
    New Hope Art League Juried Show, New Hope, PA

    Phillips Mill Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA

    Artsbridge Juried Show, Stockton, NJ

    Artsbridge Members Show, Stockton, NJ

    2010
    Artsbridge Members Show, Stockton, NJ

    New Hope Art League Juried Show, New Hope, PA

    Awards and Honors

    2019
    Art on Asbury, Ocean City, NJ
    First Place Award, "Off the Beaten Path"

    2012
    Delaware Riverkeeper Show, Bristol, PA
    Best Image of the Delaware River

    2011
    Phillips Mill Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA
    Award in Loving Memory of Linda Slaughter, for Watercolor with a Bucks County Theme

    Artsbridge Juried Show, Stockton, NJ
    Princeton Bank Award for Watercolor

    Artsbridge Members Show, Stockton, NJ
    Second Place

    2010
    Artsbridge Members Show, Stockton, NJ
    Shared People's Choice Award

    Memberships

    InLiquid
    Oil Painters of America