Sharon J. Burton, prominent Art Curator in the Washington, D.C. metro area will be hosting an art collecting workshop, More Than a Pretty Picture: How to Love & Live with Art on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Josephine Butler House, 2437 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
The workshop’s mission is to provide women with a fresh perspective, and deeper understanding, of purchasing art beyond its visual appeal. The cost of the workshop is $25.00 and includes a one-on-one session with Sharon J. Burton. Tickets can be purchased at: http://fineart101forwomen.eventbrite.com.
More Than a Pretty Picture: How to Love & Live with Art preludes a series of workshops targeting the beginner art collector. The workshop details the benefits of fine art collecting from being a fun and inexpensive hobby, to income potential, to establishing heirlooms. “Art collecting is one of those activities that is underexplored by women because we have been programmed through pop culture to focus on collecting fashions. However, what most people do not understand is that original art appreciates, but shoes do not,” says Burton.
Affectionately relating to her clients as “artinistas” because of their savvy lifestyles and love for the finer things in life, Burton explains in her workshops that artinistas study artists like fashionistas study designers.
About Sharon J. Burton
Sharon J. Burton is a visual artist and independent curator. She is the Founder and Creative Director of The Artinista Art Advisory, which provides art consultancy services for professional women. She was also the Founder and Creative Director of Authentic Contemporary Art, which integrated social justice themed exhibitions as a way to promote visual art and to connect collectors to emerging and undiscovered visual artists.
Today, Burton has established herself as a highly sought-after art expert. As the first art curator for the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery within the Center for Green Urbanism in Washington, DC, and the curatorial advisor to Space 7:10 at Kefa Café (an organic art space exhibiting an evolving mix of local, outsider, visionary, and world cultural artwork), Burton has a deep passion for cultural art expression. She has also served as an art curator and/or consultant to a number of organizations, including the former Ramee Art Gallery, Creative Artisans Art Consultancy, Overdue Recognition Art Gallery, The Millennium Art Salon, and the Liberated Muse Productions.
In 2011, Burton was selected as a member of the Community Advisory Committee of 30 Americans, a touring exhibition of 31 contemporary African American artists from The Rubell Family Collection, exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2011-2012). In addition to holding several degrees, Burton holds a certificate in Art History and will complete a professional certification in Art Business at New York University in 2012.