About


Based in NYC, Two Coats of Paint is produced by artist Sharon L. Butler. Butler's paintings, which veer toward under-worked abstraction and large-scale drawings on unstretched canvas, can be seen online at www.sharonlbutler.com.

Questions, comments, and other inquiries may be sent to twocoatsofpaint@gmail.com

Please send books, exhibition catalogs and announcements to:

Sharon Butler / Two Coats of Paint
Department of Visual Art
University of Connecticut
830 Bolton Road–Unit 1099
Storrs, CT 06269-1099

Two Coats of Paint is a 2013 Creative Capital/ Warhol Foundation Arts Writing Program Grant Recipient.

The Backstory:
In 2007, I created Two Coats of Paint to share reviews, commentary, news, and background information about painting and related subjects.  Two Coats has been sponsored by many organizations, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, the Pulitzer Foundation, the New York Studio School, and The Brooklyn Museum.  Many respected institutions have included Two Coats on their lists of top art blogs, including the Courtauld Institute of Art, the University of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The New York Times, New York Observer, NPR, PBS New Hour, The New Criterion,  WNYC and other news organizations have all linked to posts on Two Coats of Paint. In 2010, Two Coats won a Mindshare Award for Art Blog Excellence. For links to articles I've published in other publications, other projects and presentations click here.

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Two Coats of Paint Internship Opportunities:
To apply for a 2014-15 internship, send a short (three paragraphs) note describing your interests, writing experience, art experience, and a link to your website and other online accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Vimeo, etc.). Note that internships are educational experiences and as such are unpaid. Academic credit may be available at your college or university.
Address: twocoatsofpaint (at) gmail (dot) com.
In subject area, please put INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
Deadline: Applications will be considered as they are received until positions are filled.

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Artist's book projects available online
(All sales support the blog.)

Grattan 117, a photographic sourcebook for paintings created in 2012-13. Available here.

Sketchbook 1 (2007) and Sketchbook 2 (2008-10), a two-volume set created on the occasion of an exhibition at TowerBrook Art Project. Available here.

The Tower Paintings: Keeping Our Distance, an artist's book that includes paintings, drawings, and an essay about local observation towers is available here.

Habitat, an artist's book that recounts my experience working in a 4' x 5' studio shack in the summer of 2008 is available here.





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