Moments in Time – Exhibition Photographs

A Day in the Life Art Installation by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

Maude Kerns Art Center offered me the opportunity to make my art installation for A Day in the Life a reality this year. With special help from my amazing and talented friend, Katrina Henry, the project came full circle and was installed and exhibited.   Artist Statement / A Day in the Life —————————————————————————-...

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Art Through the Lens Exhibition / Oregon Contemporary Photographer

Evoking Memory Print (a photographic print sitting on top of an unmade bed)

Persistence, 2015 As an Oregon contemporary photographer and fairly new mom, I’ve enjoyed diving deep into a new personal photographic project entitled, “Evoking Memory.” I was excited to hear that one of the photographs from this ongoing photography series was accepted into a juried group exhibition entitled Art Through The Lens. The exhibition will be held at...

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Art is Wild 2015

Harvest Moon - A Monotype by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

I had a blast last week raising money for Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. I donated a work of art to their art auction and was so happy when it received 3 bids! The fundraising total crossed over $5,000! All of the goals for the night were met or exceeded. I can’t express how good...

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You, Me, and The Rest of The World – Exhibition Photographs

You, Me, and The Rest of The World – Exhibition Photographs

This summer I was fortunate to have the opportunity to create the art installation I visualized when I began my “Day in the Life” Art Project back in May of 2011. I’m still processing the whole ordeal and learning more about myself, my art concept, and what I want to say as an artist....

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2014 Around Oregon Annual

Getting Caught is a series of photographs by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton about that moment a street photographer gets caught in the act of clicking the shutter

I’m excited to be one of the selected artists for this year’s Around Oregon Annual at The Art Center in Corvallis. One of the photographs from my series, Getting Caught, was juried into the exhibition by Martha Lee of Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, Oregon. I’m excited to attend the reception and meet some...

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Flicking the troll off my shoulder

An image from a photography project entitled Evoking Memory. It's about motherhood, identity, memory, and everyday life for a stay at home mom who happens to be a photographer.

I’ve been in a bit of a downward spiral about my current art endeavors for a while now. I’m quite certain it has to do with both becoming a mother and moving to a new area. Both seem to have rocked my confidence level into roller coaster overdrive. One minute I’m high as a...

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