• Sanctuary Featured on Muybridge's Horse

    Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals is featured on Muybridge’s Horse, a blog and archive that shows work by artists exploring the ways in which humans interact with and experience animals and nature.

  • International Photography Competition and Exhibition Award Winner

    A photograph from Sanctuary was awarded first place in the Nature/Science/Animals category in the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts International Photography Competition and Exhibition. The show is on view from June 5th through July 31st 2015 and the opening reception is June 5th from 6:00-8:00pm.

  • Sanctuary on Feature Shoot

    An article about Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals is highlighted on the Feature Shoot website.

  • Sanctuary Featured on Slate Magazine's Photography Blog

    Sanctuary is featured on the Slate photography blog, 'Behold'. The article is titled, "Touching, Beautiful Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" and is written by Jordan G. Teicher.

  • Sanctuary Exhibiton at South Texas College

    A solo exhibition of Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals will be on view in the STC Art Gallery from March 6- April 10th 2014. Information on artist talks and reception can be viewed here.

  • Sanctuary:Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals Exhibition

    A new solo exhibition of "Sanctuary" is up on the Forward Thinking Museum site. FTM is a virtual space for contemporary photography that addresses complex social, technological and environmental issues.

  • Uncooped Exhibition @ The National Museum of Animals & Society

    The National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS) is proud to exhibit the physical manifestation of its landmark online exhibit Uncooped. The exhibit explores our common perceptions of chickens and contrasts these stereotypes with studies of chickens’ complex behavior, cognition, and emotions, as well as the realities of life for the 40 billion chickens found on farmsteads. The exhibit also illuminates the ongoing legacy of advocates working on behalf of chickens.UnCooped celebrates this underappreciated species through the works of artists including Yvette Watt, Sharon Lee Hart, Shelby Prindaville, Nicolas Lampert, L.A. Watson, Kathryn Eddy, Mary Britton Clouse, Jo-Anne McArthur, Angie Carreiro, and Janell O'Rourke. The exhibition is up until mid-March 2014. Details on visiting can be found here.

  • Sanctuary Talk @ UK Art Museum

    I will be giving a talk at the UK Art Museum about my Sanctuary project on Sunday April 7th at 2pm. More info here.

  • EKU Living With Animals Conference

    I will be presenting my Sanctuary project at the Eastern Kentucky University Living With Animals Conference on Saturday March 23rd. The conference runs from March 21st-March 23rd and a complete schedule is available here.

  • Sharon Lee Hart and Ashley Oates- Alumni Exhibition

    Alumni Exhibition: Sharon Lee Hart and Ashley Oates
    from 17 January – 7 February 2013
    Exhibition reception: Thursday, 17 January, 6-8 pm
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Allcott Gallery

  • "Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" on Art Photo Index

    Years in the making, Art Photo Index has just launched and my Sanctuary project is included. API is an innovative, cloud-based visual database containing images from thousands of internationally acclaimed art and documentary photographers and photo-based artists.Read the press release here.

  • Sanctuary Exhibition-Maine College of Art

    Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals on exhibition in the Charles C. Thomas Gallery in the Porteous Building at Maine College of Art from October 19th-December 17th. The exhibit will also be open during the First Friday Art Walk held on November 2nd from 5-8pm.

  • Southern Festival of Books

    I will be speaking about my book, "Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN on October 13th from 3-4pm in the Nashville Public Library, Conference Room II. Details and schedule of events can be viewed here.

  • Photography Invitational

    Photography Invitational at Bellarmine University in the McGrath Gallery from October 5th-November 4th. The gallery is located on 2001 Newburg Rd. in Louisville, KY. The exhibit features works by Sharon Lee Hart, Rosemary Jesionowski, and Annie Langan.
    Opening reception is on Friday October 5th from 6-8pm.

  • PORTFOLIO: Selections from the Art Advisory

    PORTFOLIO: Selections from the Art Advisory Exhibition at Joan Hisaoka Gallery from September 14 - October 27, 2012. Opening reception: Friday, September 14, 7-9pm Located at 632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 | P 202.483.8600

  • Book Review on Our Hen House

  • Walk for Farm Animals in Louisville, KY

    I am participating in the Walk for Farm Animals in Louisville, KY on 10/20/2012 to give hope to millions of abused and neglected farm animals. Please support me by making a donation today (any amount helps). Together we can make the world a more compassionate place for animals!

  • Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

    Special edition of my book, "Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" is now available to purchase through this website here.
    What makes it a special edition you ask? Books purchased through this site only will have 10% donated back to the sanctuaries depicted in the book. They will also be signed and a postcard will be thrown in. The book will be released into bookstores in late September/early August.

  • KY.7 Biennial exhibition

    Two photographs from this series (Sanctuary) were chosen by juror Chuck Swanson to be included in the KY.7 Biennial exhibition at LAL. The exhibition will run from July 27-Sept. 9, 2012.

  • Maine College of Art News

    Article: "Alum Publishes Book On Rescued Animals". You can read in out the MECA website here.

  • On KyForward: Artist’s first book focuses on rescued farm animals...

    Article about the book on KyForward can be read here.

  • Now on facebook-Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

    Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals now has a Facebook page.
    You can visit it here.

  • University of Kentucky News: Sanctuary

    Article on the project/book titled, "UK Artist's First Book Focuses on Rescued Animals, Sanctuaries" can be read here.

  • Paducah Photo 2012

    Drew, Resident of SASHA Farm was selected by juror Ellen Simak (Chief Curator at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga) to be part of the Paducah Photo exhibition. Show opens to public at Yeiser Art Center on June 30th with a reception, remarks, and awards presentation from 5pm - 7pm. The exhibition will run through August 4th.

  • Farm Sanctuary Project Update on the PhotoPhilanthropy Blog

    PhotoPhilanthropy has a nice update about Sanctuary on their blog. You can check it out here.

  • Richmond Vegetarian Festival

    I am thrilled to be participating in the 2012 Richmond Vegetarian Festival that takes place on Saturday June 23, 2012 - Noon to 6:00 pm in Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park. I will be selling copies of my book, "Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" and checking out as much of the festival as I can. The festival features speakers, food, non profits, music and more. It typically attracts between 6,000-7,000 people and promises to be a fun day!

  • PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award

    I am honored to share that this project (Sanctuary: Farm Animal Ambassadors) received second place in the professional category of the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards. To get more info on PhotoPhilanthropy and to view the amazing projects submitted, click here.


    Between Monday, September 26, 2011 at 12 a.m. to Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59 p.m. art will be interspersed among advertising on a billboard in Chicago. The location is in Chicago at East Bound Interstate 90 just after the highway crosses over Oakton Street. More information on the project can be found here. Photographs from my farm animal sanctuary series accompanied by animal rights quotes will be displayed on the billboard during the week of October 11th. If anyone emails me a high quality photograph of my work on the billboard, I will mail you a photograph from this project.


    "Sanctuary" is a solo exhibition of portraits of the amazing animal
    residents of farm animal sanctuaries. The photographs were made by
    Sharon Lee Hart and are currently on display at the
    Nashville International Airport as part of the Flying Solo exhibition series.
    The exhibit will be on view from from Sept. 13, 2011 through March 4, 2012.


    "Sanctuary" is a solo exhibition of portraits of the amazing animal residents of farm
    animal sanctuaries. The exhibition will run from December 4, 2010 - until January 1, 2011. It will take place at Tinney Contemporary, which is located at 237 5th Avenue North in Nashville, TN 37219. I will be giving an artist talk on December 4th at 5pm. The opening and silent auction will take place on December 4th from 6-9pm. 20% of prints sales and 100% of proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the sanctuaries.