ArtPop Billboard!


My painting is featured on a billboard in Charlotte at Wilkinson and Morris Field! ArtPop is a program sponsored by the ASC and Adams Outdoor. 20 artists were chosen for the project; it is an initiative to raise awareness of local artists to Charlotteans. Very exciting!

Creative Loafing Cover with John Love, Jr.! Thanksgiving 2013


Story here

Concord Murals Complete!

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I am thrilled to have eight murals up in an alleyway off of Union Street in Concord, NC. The murals were commissioned by the City and feature eight important historical moments in Concord’s history. Digitally created and printed on metal, one is 14′ x 8.2′ and the other seven are approximately 8′ x 4.’ Isaac Payne was also commissioned at the same time and has an incredible mural nearby as well! Here is a link to a story in the Independent Tribune about the projects.

CPCC Opening Thursday, October 10th!


Forged Landscapes: Ahmad Sabha & Sharon Dowell
Opening Reception: October 10, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition: October 3 – November 14
Sharon Dowell Artist Lecture: October 24 at noon in Ross Gallery
Ceramic Workshop with Ahmad Sabha: October 29 at noon in the Automotive Technology Building (Central Campus), Room 011
Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus
1201 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte NC 28204
HOURS: 10 am – 2 pm, Monday – Thursday
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.6211 or

WFAE Feature


Thrilled to be interviewed in my studio by WFAE’s Julie Rose for a feature on the ASC’s Community Supported Art Program! WFAE interview

Community Sponsored Art Program

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I am thrilled to be part of the inaugural CSA program, sponsored by the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte. More info here

Collaboration Video!


A collaboration I did with Dirty Art Club and Baran Dance, Pecha Kucha Night at the Mint Museum!

Troika collaboration video

McColl Center for Visual Art Studio Party!


Studio Party: Magical Mystery Tour, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

Saturday April 13th, 2013, 7 pm

An unforgettable moveable feast and the largest contemporary art sale in the region.  Take a trip through time at McColl Center for Visual Art, as contemporary resident artists and alumni pay homage to perhaps the most influential musicians of all time. My work along with several others will be for sale:

Grand Opening Celebration!


Gallery Seventeen in Greenville, SC

Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 6-9pm

-Complete with libations from Dark Corner Distillery & delicious catering by Mod Meals on Mendenhall

Gallery Seventeen 17
West North Street, 1st Floor
Greenville, SC 29601

Solo show at Waterworks Art Center


Sharon Dowell: Against The Tide

In conjunction with solo shows by Isaac Payne, Patricia Raible and Mark Gordon

Opening: Friday February 22, 6-8 pm
Exhibition: Feb 16 – May 11

Waterworks Art Center
123 East Liberty Street
Salisbury, North Carolina, 28144