Sharon Fishel is a visual artist who is the Director of the ArtReach Program, an in-gallery and outreach art educational program at the McLean Project for the Arts; a non-profit visual arts center that exhibits the work of emerging and established regional artists. She has also taught for many years for both The Corcoran School of Art (2000-2004) as well as an Adjunct Professor at The American University from (1992-2003).
She received a Virginia Commission Artist in Residency Grant through her work at MPA.In 2012, the ArtReach Program was awarded the first Art Education Program Award from the Arts Council of Fairfax County. In 2014, the ArtReach Program received the Fairfax County Public School Blue Ribbon Community Partner Award and in 2016 MPA ArtReach Program was awarded the ArtStars Award from the Dominion Foundation.
Previously, she worked as the Principal Instructor for the Art Reach Program at The Whitney Museum of American Art (1978-1983). She holds an M.F.A. from Queens College, CUNY, an M.A. from New York University and a B.F.A. from The Hartford Art School at The University of Hartford.
Sharon Fishel has exhibited her work extensively in Washington DC., Maryland, Virginia and in New York City. Her work is included in the Artery Collection as well as various private collections in the Mid-Atlantic region.