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Sharon Pomales Tousey is a realist contemporary artist, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since moving to the United States in 2012 her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across North America, Europe and Asia.  Her work can be found in private and public collections across the United States and Puerto Rico. Sharon lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California where her studio is also located.


Her paintings are represented by Lovetts Fine Art Gallery in Tulsa, OK and Sugarlift Gallery in NYC, and is a guest artist at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. 




1999    BA (Psychology) Sacred Heart University – San Juan, PR

            Cum Laude


2024    The Butler Museum of Art - special exhibition of award-winning pastels from the Pastel Society of America 2023 exhibition

2022    Braveheart - Lovetts Gallery

2021    1st Yiqing Lian Pastel Exhibition and 7th Zhuhai Shutong Invitational - China

2020    Bones Exhibition - Lovetts Gallery

2020    Small Works Exhibition - Lovetts Fine Art Gallery

2019    American Women Artists at RS Hanna Gallery for Masters, Signature, and Heritage Members.

2018    CAN Contemporary International Art Triennial - Cleveland, OH

2018    The Nature of - Lovetts Fine Art Gallery - Tulsa, OK

2017    Annual Winter Show, Abend Gallery-Denver, CO

2017    October The Good, the Bad, and the WTF,  Lovetts Gallery - Tulsa, OK

2017    June    Mirror/Mirror, Lovetts Gallery - Tulsa, OK

2017    Feb    From Woman X, The Gallery at Lakeland - Kirtland, OH

2016    Annual Winter show, Abend Gallery-Denver, CO

2016    Chevere, Sirona Fine Arts-Miami, FL

2016    The Cauldron, Lovetts Gallery-Tulsa, OK

2016    Urban Life, Abend Gallery-Denver,CO

2016    Fahrenheit, Lovetts Gallery - Tulsa, OK

2016    Contemporary Figuration, Abend Gallery- Denver, CO

2015    The Birds, Lovetts Gallery-Tulsa, OK

2015    Lollipop Guild Show, Lovetts Gallery-Tulsa, OK

2015    Cityscapes, River Gallery- Rocky River, OH



2024     California Art Club On Location in Malibu, Frederick R Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu CA

2023     American Women Artists Online Juried Show    

2023     International Guild of Realism Fall Online Exhibition

2023     Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels USA:99 Voices in Pastel, Haggin Museum, Stockton CA

2023     Triton Museum of Art Salon 2023-Santa Clara, CA

2023     California Art Club 112th Gold Medal Exhibition at the Bowers Museum of Art-Santa Ana, CA

2023     Pastel Society of America 51st Enduring Brilliance

2023     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 'Best of America' Small Works at Mary Williams Fine Art-Boulder, CO

2023     Pence Gallery, CA - Figurative Expose

2022     Pastel Society of Southern California fall/winter

2022     Era Contemporary Gallery - The New Pre-Raphaelites:Illumination

2022     Pastel Society of Southern California - Make your Mark

2020     Zanesville Museum of Art Annual - Zanesville, Ohio

2020     American Artists Professional League 92nd Grand National Exhibition-online for the first time

2020     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 'Best of America' at Cutter & Cutter Fine Art- St. Augustine, FL

2020     Allied Artists of America 107th Annual Exhibition - Online

2020     Pastel Society of America 48th Annual 'Enduring Brilliance' Exhibition - Online

2020     American Women Artists 'Making their Mark' at Booth Museum of Western Art - Georgia - Online2020     American Women Artists 2019     American Women Artists 'Looking West' at the Steamboat Museum of Art - Steamboat, CO

2019     International Guild of Realism 1st Winter Salon - Online

2019     Salmagundi Club Figuratively Speaking Exhibition - NY, NY

2019     The Yards Projects Residents Select - Downtown Cleveland, OH

2018     Butler Museum of American Art Midyear Exhibition - Youngstown, OH

2018     American Women Artists Illuminate The Haggin Museum - Stockton, CA

2018     Zanesville Art Museum 73rd Annual Exhibition - Zanesville, OH

2018     Pastel Society of Spain (ASPAS) IV International Biennial Exhibition - Oviedo, Spain

2017     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 'Best of America', Castle Gallery - Ft. Wayne, IN

2017     International Guild of Realism's 12th Annual at Winfield Gallery - Carmel, CA

2017     Under a Vast Sky, American Women Artists at Tucson Desert Art Museum - Tucson, AZ

2017     Semi-finalist Figurativas 2017 at MEAM Museum - Barcelona, Spain

2017     8th Annual May Show at Lakeland - Kirtland, OH

2017     Caribbean-American Advancement Foundation, Inc : Visions of the Caribbean - College Park, GA

2017     American Women Artists Spring Online Exhibition

2017     BayArts Annual Show - Bay Village, OH

2016     Eighth Annual Figurative, Drawing, and Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery-Selinsgrove, PA

2016     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 26th Annual 'Best of America' Exhibition, Addison Art Gallery-Cape Cod, MA

2016     International Association of Pastel Societies 28th Exhibition, Salmagundi Club- NY, NY

2016     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Internatioanal Exhibition-online

2016     Freak Out, Zhou B Art Center- Chicago, IL

2015     Pastel Society of America 43rd Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance, National Arts Club, NYC

2015     PSWC 29th Annual Pastels USA International Exhibition, The Haggin Museum - Stockton, CA

2015     79th Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Museum of American Art - Youngstown, OH

2015     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2015 Spring Exhibition - Online

2015    Cleveland Creates, Contemporary Northeast Ohio Artists - Cleveland, OH

2014     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2014 Fall Exhibition - Online

2014    Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club - NY, NY

2014    The American Artists Professional League '86th Grand National Exhibit', Salmagundi Club- NY, NY

2014     Orange County Creatives American Dream:Lost or Found, Orange County Creatives Gallery-Laguna Beach, CA

2014     Valley Art Center 43rd Annual Juried Show, Valley Art Center - Chagrin Falls, OH

2014     Bayarts 52nd Annual National Juried Show, Sullivan Family Gallery - Bay Village, OH

2014     Pastel Society of the Southwest 33rd National Juried Show, Tower Gallery- Grapevine, TX22

2014     National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 24th Annual 'Best of America' Exhibition, Dunnegan Gallery-Bolivar, MO 2

2014     Appalachian Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition, The Bascom-Highlands, NC

2014     Pastel Society of America 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition 'Enduring Brilliance', National Arts Club- NY, NY

2014     The Art and Artists Of- "Characters that Define Us" juried show, Carnegie Gallery-Columbus, OH

2014    National Association of Women Artists Small Works Juried show, NAWA Gallery- NY, NY

2014    National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society’s 2014 Spring Juried Exhibition - online

2014    Ohio Art League Spring juried exhibition, Carnegie Gallery – Columbus, OH

2014    24th IAPS Juried Exhibition, Vose Galleries – Boston, MA

2014    Great Lakes Pastel Society National Juried Exhibit, Dennos Museum– Traverse City, MI

2014    27th Annual Women’s Works Juried Show, Old Court House Arts Center– Woodstock, IL

2008    Abreme tu Corazon (Open your Heart), Brio Gallery – San Juan, PR

1992    De Paseo por San Juan (A Walk in San Juan), Hermes Gallery (Solo Show)– San Juan, PR


2019    Just Add Water: Sharon Pomales and Robert Hartshorn

2016    Multiplicity, Gallery 1299 - Cleveland, OH

1992    De Paseo Por San Juan, Hermes Gallery - Condado-San Juan, PR




2024    Two Honorable Mentions in the Portrait and Figure Category, Pastel Journal Magazine Pastel 100 Competition

2023    Plein Air Magazine Award at the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels USA 99 Voices in Pastel

2023    Herman Margulies Award for Excellence at Pastel Society of America 51st Enduring Brilliance Exhibition

2023    Luxlife Magazine Global Excellence Awards: Best Contemporary Artist

2023    Honorable Mention Portrait and Figure Category, Pastel Journal Magazine Pastel 100 Competition

2022    H K Holbein Award at Pastel Society of America 50th Enduring Brilliance Exhibition

2022    Plein Air Magazine 11th Annual Plein Air Salon: Best Pastel

2021    Awarded Master Circle Status at the International Association of Pastel Societies.

2021    Richeson 75 Figure/Portrait Competition Finalist

2021    1st Place PSSC Exhibition   R

2021    Finalist Artistic Excellence Competition by Southwest Art Magazine

2020    Honorable Mention Pastel 100 Competition

2020    Finalist at the 15th Art Renewal Center Salon with La Heladeria

2020    President's Award for Agnus Dei omnes at the AAPL 92nd Grand National Exhibition

2020    Best Painting Award for Aun Llueve en Macondo at the Zanesville Museum of Art Annual

2019    Finalist at the 14th Art Renewal Center Salon with Introspection:Thoughts on our Planet's Future

2018    Winsor & Newton Painting Award for While the world burns at AWA Haggin Museum Exhibition.

2018    Finalist - Artistic Excellence Competition by Southwest Art Magazine

2018    Award of Excellence for While the World Burns at American Women Artists Haggin Museum Exhibition.

2018    Second Place Award for '1540 Broadway, NYC' at BayArts Annual Juried Exhibition

2017    Juror's Award - Visions of the Caribbean, Caribbean-American Advancement Foundation

2015    Outstanding Pastel - Bold Brush Painting Competition

2014    Jurors Choice Award - Orange County Creatives American Dream Lost or Found Juried Exhibition

2014   Narrative Excellence Award - Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 'Best of America' Exhibition

2014    Merit Award - Appalachian Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition



2024    Pastel Journal Magazine-25th Annual Pastel 100 Competition Issue.

2023    Pastel Journal Magazine-24th Annual Pastel 100 Competition Issue.

2022    Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, June - Classic Moment Section.

2022    Peninsula Magazine - Article 'The new kid in town: detail and precision in the paintings of Sharon Pomales Tousey'

2021    Southwest Art Magazine - January -Artistic Excellence Competition Finalist

2020    Pastel Journal Magazine-21st Annual Pastel 100 Competition Issue.

2018    Artists on Art magazine, Sept Issue

2018    Artists on Art Magazine, June Issue

2018    The Guide Artists Magazine, December Issue

2018    Hyperrealism Magazine, June Issue

2018    PanPastel - Paint,Draw,Blend Blog, May

2018    The Pastel Journal Magazine, February Issue, Pages 46-53

2017    Collective Arts Network: CAN Journal - Summer 2017

2016    PoetsArtists Magazine : Chevere, Issue #77

2016    The Huffington Post: Arts & Culture, March 14, 2016

2016    North Light Books 'Strokes of Genius 8: Exploring Texture

2016    PoetsArtists Magazine: The Portrait Issue # 72

2015     PoetsArtists Magazine: Destroying the Figure in the 21st Century Issue #66

2015 Publishing Journal #9: 5 Hispanic Women Artists to Notice

2015     Jujubes issue # 4 - All artwork in the book

2015     Issue #16 July, iARTistas Magazine

2015     PoetsArtists Magazine: Figural Movement (curated by F. Scott Hess), Issue #63

2015     Issue #13 "Self-portraits and Collaborations", iARTistas Magazine

2013    “The Art of Sharon Pomales”, The New York Optimist E-Magazine, June.





Member of:  Portrait Society of America, International Guild of Realism, and Pastel Society of the West Coast. Signature Member of American Women Artists, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and the Pastel Society of America. Master Circle Status with the International Association of Pastel Societies. Artist Member of the California Art Club.




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