Monday, October 23, 2017

Horse Power Chosen In CAA Member Juried Expo

Sharon Long's new painting "Horse Power" was chosen to hang in the new location for the Foster Gallery in the Grand Boulevard Town Center as part of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) juried member show.

Works from 32 artists were chosen from  hundreds of entries in the CAA Members Juried Exhibition at the Foster Gallery. A reception was held in September in honor of the selected artists at the Gallery.  

Located in the former Coldwater Creek location, the Foster Gallery is at 560 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL and will show Sharon's piece until December 3rd, 2018.

Congratulations Sharon Long for this wonderful accomplishment. her original watercolor painting titled "Horse Power" can be purchased from the show and part of the proceeds will fund community arts in Walton County. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sharon Long Watercolors Now Showing at the Foster Art Gallery in Sandestin Market Shop in Destin, FL

We are thrilled to announce that Sharon Long has been chosen as a featured artist in the all new Foster Gallery for their 2016 Fall Rotation.

Sharon is among fifteen other local professional artists being represented at the Foster Gallery located in the Market Shops at Sandestin. The Foster Gallery is an all new premiere art gallery in Destin. It is an artist co-operative led by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County that features local artists on a seasonally rotating basis.

Sharon’s paintings will hang in the gallery for the fall term and her originals are on show until the November 20th.  She would like to invite you to stop by the gallery and see her latest works. All of her original watercolors on exhibit are for sale and a portion of the sale will go to fund the gallery and community art projects.

 “I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful group that is promoting artists in Walton County and encouraging locals and tourists to invest in local art.” Long commented, “It is a great honor to have my watercolors on display in this beautiful new gallery”.

Several hundred local residents and supporters turned out for the Opening Night Reception of the Fall Rotation held earlier this month. “It was a wonderful evening for the arts and a chance for the locals to meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine.”  

The Foster Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from noon until 8pm.

One of the newest paintings chosen for the exhibit is called “Tight Rope Walker” and features a Pelican with great skills at getting his catch! 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

2016 - 2017 schedule

Hello to all!  This is a list of my current schedule. I hope to see you and catch up with all that is new with you. 


MONDAY - Morning 9:00 - noon at SURF HUT on scenic 98 Destin FL

TUESDAY - Morning Class 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Wyndham by Resort Quest in the Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach

TUESDAY Afternoon Class 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mainsail Resort (near Winn Dixie and Silver Sands Outlet Mall)

WEDNESDAY - Mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Surf Hut Restaurant.(Across from Embassy Suites on Scenic Gulf Drive) Space limited so be sure to call to reserve a spot. Stay and join us for lunch afterwards. (ends in March will announce alternate location...Spring Breakers!)

THURSDAY - 9:00 am - 12 noon Camping at the Gulf  on Hwy 98 East end of Silver Sands Outlet Mall

FRIDAY - Private Lessons at my home (subject to availability and requires extra class fee.)

Come paint with me during my summer tour or here in Destin at my condo other times not listed above. Call 850-240-3220 to reserve a spot or email me Hope to see you soon. Sharon

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sharon Long and Gretchen Pulley top left photo

Sharon Long was recently featured in the May Issue of VIP Destin Magazine for her work with the local Destin Women's Club and their fundraiser "Hats for Hope." Sharon's art was chosen for their advertising and overall theme. Her original watercolor "Straw Market" appeared in all their ads and posters advertising the event. Sharon Long and fellow artist Gretchen Pulley had their photo taken by the VIP Magazine while in attendance. Sharon was a guest of honor for her contribution to the local fundraiser held at the Sandestin Resort Linkside ballroom in Destin, FL. Participants wore hats in keeping with the theme of the event that raised money for a local shelter house. Sharon was thrilled to have her work chosen and was proud to be a part of the event.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hey! I have been so impressed with the exposure we are getting from our newest art gallery location in Destin, FL. Retail Therapy is our new home for our art work. Leslie Hathorn and I have sold several works and lots of prints and cards! What a fun adventure for us! I am excited to announce we have added a new card rack and some of my prints from my collection....including originals not previously available. Come by and see what we have to offer!

My watercolor paintings and gallery wraps are being displayed and sold at a new shop in the Destin, Santa Rosa Beach area on Hwy 98 called Retail Therapy. It is located in a quaint shopping mall next the restaurant Louis Louis on the left when coming from Destin.

It is a wonderful shop filled with local art from all mediums. I have originals, my latest prints for sale as well as cards, books and new canvas gallery wraps! It is a work in stop by and see my latest watercolors.

Leslie Hathorn, an associate has her work on display as well and her works feature beach themed pieces on wood, acrylics, tin punch art, vintage works, and creations on wood....and of course watercolors! Leslie is constantly adding new pieces..each week! She has sold every piece she began the booth with in the last 6 months so stop by often! You never know what she will be creating next.
Sharon and Leslie are available for comissioned pieces at any time! Have an idea? Contact us!

Come by and see what's new at Retail Therapy!

Check it on Facebook  Retail Therapy, SRB,Fl  or

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sharon's Painting Chosen for Destin, FL Fundraiser

I was honored this week to have have my watercolor painting "Straw Market" to be selected as the logo for the Destin Women's Club Fundraiser called "Hats for Hope". It is appearing in their newspaper ads for the fundraiser and on their flyers announcing the event. "Hats for Hope" is a fashion show and luncheon that will raise money for the local shelter house. I am proud to be a part of such a great event and thrilled to see my painting in the ads! Prints of "Straw Market" are availbale for purchase. Contact me about getting your copy today!

"Straw Market" Watercolor 15x22 Original and Prints for sale

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

winter schedule

In addition to my winter schedule, there will be more dates and locations added soon.