Sharon Louden: Barriers to Entry


Sharon Louden: Barriers to Entry

Old Masonic Hall
June 3 – September 3, 2023


Gathering at Breck Create: Needs, Wants, Gives

Workshop with Sharon Louden
Saturday, June 3, 5pm • Old Masonic Hall + Zoom

FREE WITH Registration

Opening Reception

Saturday, June 3, 6:30pm • Old Masonic Hall 



Youth Workshop with Sharon Louden
Saturday, Aug 19 + Sunday, Aug 20, 1:30pm-4pm

South Branch Library, 103 S Harris St, Breckenridge


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Barriers to Entry is a new exhibition at Breck Create by New York-based artist, Sharon Louden. This site-specific, abstract installation uses different types of media to shape colorful and reflective forms that symbolize spaces made difficult to enter, especially to women and other underrepresented individuals in mountain communities.

In her public talk, Sharon will detail life as an artist, including how she developed her visual vocabulary and her efforts (and successes) as an advocate for artists in many capacities, including her Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books and conversation book tours.

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Photo credit: Grace Roselli

Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. She is a visionary leader with decades of experience as an educator in academia, community builder & catalyst connecting underrepresented artists with established institutions, and collaborator by convening initiatives with siloed stakeholders across the non-profit and business sectors.

Sharon graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

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