1987                M.F.A. Queens College,  CUNY, Flushing, New York

1986                Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,  Skowhegan, Maine

1984                The New York Studio School,  New York, New York

1981                M.A.,  New York University, New York, New York

1977                B.F.A. University of Hartford,  West Hartford, Connecticut


1989 Woodcut Printmaking Apprenticeship, Sydney, Australia

1988 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


The Artery Collection

INOVA Art collection, Inova Schar Cancer Institute


2019 Notes Of Color, Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Curated by Mollie Berger Salah

2019 2019 Alchemical Vessels exhibition, Joan Hisaoka Arts Gallery, Smith Center, Washington, DC

2019 Moving Walls Exhibition, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington DC

2018                 Selections From The Artery Collection, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC 

2018                 In A Fertile World, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD

                         Curated by Spencer Dormitzer

2017                 One House Project

                         Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC

2016                  Green Mind

                          Chroma Projects Art Lab

                          Charlottesville, Virginia

2016                  Storytelling/Global Narratives

                         Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

                         Margaret and Joseph Fisher Art Gallery, NOVA, Alexandria, VA 

2012                  DCAC Signals: Art from A New Washington School

                          DCAC Gallery, Washington DC

2012                 Something and Nothing- Filling The Void

                         McLean Project For The Arts, McLean, Virginia

                         Curated by Jim Mahoney,

2010                 Catalyst: 35 Years of Washington Project For The Arts

                         Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC

2009                Small Worlds  Sharon Fishel, Nancy Sausser

                         Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA

2007                Washington Women, Osuna Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2003                NYSS Alumni Exhibit, New York Studio School, NYC

2001                 Summer Solstice, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD 

2001                Adjunct! Watkins Gallery, The American University, Washington, DC

2001                Thought As Place, Signal 66, Washington, DC

                         Curated by Kurt Goodwin

2000                Time As Place,The Catholic University, Washington DC

                         Curated by Kurt Goodwin

1999                Our Good Earth,  Hemphill Fine Arts,  Washington, DC

                        The Heraldry Show,  McLean Project for the Arts,  McLean, VA

                        Curated by JW Mahoney                 

                       1998 Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition,  Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA                                    

                        Strictly PaintingII,  Emerson Gallery, McLean Project For The Arts,                      

                        McLean, VA Curated by W.C.Richardson and Annie Gawlack

                        WPA Auction,  Corcoran Gallery Of Art, Washington DC 

                        ArtScape98,  Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

                        Curated by Symmes Gardner.          

1997                Intrinsic Nature,  Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC                                          

                        Arlington Arts Center Auction,ArlingtonVA

1996                Nature Matters  Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

                        Curated by Percy North

                        WPA  Auction  Corcoran  Gallery of Art, Washington DC                 

                        Sublime Landscape  George Mason University, Annandale, VA

                        Bansei Ikkei  Anton Gallery, Washington, DC       

1995                Human / Nature   The Pennsylvania School of Art   

                        Lancaster, Pennsylvania

                        Strictly Painting   Emerson Gallery,  McLean Project for the Arts

                        McLean, VA.   Curated by Ashley Kistler

                        Faculty Exhibition   Watkins Gallery,  American University

                        Washington, DC

                        Three Visions    20th Anniversary Art Auction,  Washington Project for the

                        Washington, DC                        

                        Intrinsic Nature   Anton Gallery,  Washington, DC

                        Frostberg State University, Frostberg, Maryland

                        Survey: 1995    Catholic University of America,  Washington, DC

                        Curated by John Figura

1994                Angels in August   Anton Gallery,  Washington, D.C.

1994                Gallery Artists   Anton Gallery, Washington, D.C.

                        A New Nature    Emerson Gallery,  McLean Project for the Arts 

                        McLean, Virginia  Curated by J.W. Mahoney

1993                Faculty Exhibition    Watkins Gallery,  American University, Washington, D.C.

                        Nature Morte: A Current View   The New York Studio School

                        New York,  New York

1992                Trans Modern   St. John’s College, St. Cloud,  Minnesota                                       

                        Curated by J.W. Mahoney

                        Faculty Exhibition   Montgomery College,  Rockville, Maryland 

1992                Gallery Artists   Anton Gallery,  Washington, D.C.

1991                Evocative Abstraction   Anton Gallery,  Washington, D.C. 

                       Enclosure    The Annex, Washington, D.C.          

                      Museum as Muse    Greater Reston Art Center,  Reston, Virginia

                       16th Annual Auction   Washington Project for the Arts,  Washington, D.C.              

                      The Painterly Image   Anton Gallery,  Washington, D.C

                        Organic Abstraction,  Salve Regina University, RI

                         Curated by Sarah Tanguy

1990                Recollection   Anton Gallery, Washington DC                      

                       James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show   The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

1989               Invitational Exhibition   Sylvester Gallery,  Sydney, Australia

1988                Invitational Exhibition   Bowery Gallery,  NYC                      

                        In The Air     Pleides Gallery, NYC

                        Curated by Stephen Westfall         

1986                Caumsette Painters   Bank Street College Gallery,  NYC

1984                The New York Studio School,  NYC

1981                The Small Works Show   80 Washington Square East Galleries 

                        NYC Curated by Patterson Sims

Solo Exhibitions

2014                Visual Arts Center, TCC at Olde Town, Portsmouth,VA

2013                Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

2009                The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

2005                District Fine Arts, Washington, DC 

2004                The McLean Project For The Arts, McLean, VA

2002                District Fine Arts, Washington, DC 

2001                The Schoolhouse, Croton Falls, NY

2000                The McLean Project For the Arts, Mclean, VA

1999                District Fine Arts, Washington, DC

1996                Anton Gallery,  Washington, DC

1993                Shepherd College,  Shepherdstown, WV

1991                Anton Gallery,  Washington, DC

1986                Queens College, CUNY, Flushing NY

1980               Grey Art Gallery, New York University,  NYC                        


2018 Mark Jenkins,  In the Galleries: 21 artists explore and expand notions of recovery, Washington Post (Photograph),

October 2018

2018 Mark Jenkins, In the Galleries: “Elixir” exhibition at Healing Arts Gallery includes diagnoses of current events

Washington Post, October 2018 (Photograph)

2018                Exhibition Catalogue, Selections From The Artery Collection, September - December, 2018

2018 Brentwood Arts Exchange, September through June Brochure (Cover Photograph)

2013 Lenore Miller, Statement in brochure, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC 

2008                J.W, Mahoney, To a Different Drummer: Report from Washington, DC, Art in America, May 2008

2004                Jessica Dawson, Two Natures, The Washington Post, May 13, 2004 

2004                Janice Goodman, Around Town, PBS

2001                Micheal O’Sullivan, The Collectors, The Washington Post Magazine, October 14

1999                Ferdinand Protzman  It All Adds Up  The Washington Post, (Photograph), April                                                     

1997                Linda Johnson  Intrinsic  Nature Articulate, November-December

1997                Percy North   Sharon Fishel –Paintings  Washington Review, December - January

1996               Corcoran Museum of Art Newsletter Night and Day,  (Photograph) December

1996                J.W. Mahoney  Sharon Fishel: Paintings  Exhibition Catalog  Anton Gallery 

1995                Ashley Kistler   Strictly Painting  McLean Project for the Arts Exhibition catalog

                        Mary McCoy    Power Plants   The Washington Post,   April

1994                J.W. Mahoney  A New Nature  Emerson Gallery,McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia. Exhibition Catalog.

1992                Lee Fleming   Where the Art Is, Washingtonian Magazine,  May

1991                Alice Thorson   Transcend-dance    The City Paper,   September  

1991                Valerie Steiker   Bolduan / Fishel at  Anton  The New Art Examiner,   May

                       Howard Risatti   Washington, D.C.,   Artforum,  April

                        Alice Thorson   Ruth Bolduan and Sharon Fishel  The City Paper,   January

                        Lenore Miller   Sharon Fishel at Anton  The Washington Review  March - April


1995-present   ArtReach Director, ArtReach Program,  The McLean Project for the Arts,  McLean, Virginia                    

2000- 2004      Instructor of Painting , Corcoran College of Art, Washington, D.C.

1992-2003       Adjunct Associate Professor Painting and Drawing   American University, Washington D.C.   

Juror, Glassman Award

1995                Instructor of Painting,  The Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua,  New York

1991-1993       Instructor of Drawing, Montgomery College,  Rockville, Maryland

1990-1993       Instructor of Art Appreciation   Montgomery College,  Rockville, Maryland

1990                Guest Lecturer   Arlington Arts Center,  Arlington, Virginia

1989-1990       Lecturer and Museum Assistant  The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

1978-1983       Principle Instructor,  Education Department,  Whitney Museum of American Art,  Art-Reach Program   

Developed an educational outreach program for New York City public and private school students.


2014                ArtReach School Tours Connect Art and Science McLean Connection, April 16-22

2012 Juror’s Award, Something and Nothing - Filling the Void, McLean Project For The Arts

1992                Credit Where Credit is Due, Editorial, Washington Post,  July 18

1990                Allusions: Selected Abstract Paintings  The Washington Review, February/March

1979                A Gallery Guide for Young People to Tradition and Modernism in American Art -

Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art

                       Andy Warhol: Portraits of the 70’s,  A Gallery Guide for Young People, Whitney Museum of American Art

                       I Love Mystery:  The Sculpture of H.C. Westermann, Whitney Museum of American Art