Reception Photos for the 2015 PSC Benefit Show


Thank you all for attending our reception for the 2015 PSC Benefit Show. Congratulation to all the winners and participating artists.

June Dinner Meeting-Postponed (Now June 19th)


Our next members’ dinner meeting, originally scheduled for June 12th, will now be held on Friday June 19th, 2015. This will be the last dinner meeting of the season, until we resume in September. The Schedule for the evening will be as follows:

5:30-Social Period Begins
6:15- Speaker (Kevin Myers)
7:15- Dinner

The menu for the evening will be:
Tossed Salad
Veal Scaloppini
Rotini in Rosa Sauce
Steamed Asparagus
Eggplant Parmigiana
Assorted Cakes

A little about the presentation:
Increase Your Design Confidence
Why good design is essential in everyday life!

Learn design concepts and principles to increase your confidence in designs that you create by following time honored best practices and principles. Discover how guidelines and theories impact layout and color in this lecture that teaches fundamental skills that are practical for all artists and designers.

Kevin Myers is a new board member, illustrator, art director and instructor. He trains professionals new to design how to improve their skills at the American Graphics Institute in Philadelphia, Delaware, Maryland and New York. An adjunct professor for over 10 years, he teaches graphic design, illustration, digital design and design history at Moore College of Art and Design and Holy Family University.

We hope to see you at the meeting! Please RSVP to or call 215-545-9298 and leave a message on the machine.

2015 PSC Annual Benefit Juried Art Show


This year we have selected to benefit:

The Philadelphia Urban Creators: Empowering low income communities through assembling teams with multiple disciplines to create, manage, and maintain urban revitalization projects –

  • June 19 – July 11, 2015
  • Award Winners; 2105 PSC Benefit Juried Art Show Award Winners
  • See ONLINE GALLERY for this show
  • Entry Deadline: Sunday May 31, 2015 at Midnight
  • All profits to be donated to The Philadelphia Urban Creators
  • See Prospectus: Prospectus 2015 Benefit Show v 1
  • Online Assistance Day: Sunday May 31, 2015 from 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Jury Notification: June 3, 2015
  • Delivery of Accepted Works: June 12-13, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PSC or ship to PSC with return postage.
  • Reception: Sunday June 21, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at PSC
  • Jurors:
    • Janet Cooke – Artist, curator and PSC member
    • Wayne Franks – Artist, art teacher and PSC member
    • Ruth Fackenthal – Artist, art teacher and PSC member



  • First Place Award Winner, 2014 PSC Benefit Show
  • Megan Lawlor, “Lizzie in Tutu” , Oil

Call for Entry: PHOTOgraphy Exhibition 2015

Plan to enter the Sketch Club’s Annual Photography Exhibition

Photo 2015 Call for Entry

Deadline for On-line Submissions: July 6, 2015 at midnight

  • Entry Fees:
    Active PSC members: $1 for first piece, $10 additional works.
    Non Members: $20 for the first piece, $10 additional works



Exhibition Dates: July 24 – August 15

Get the 2015 Photo Exhibition Prospectus

Enter on-line here


  • Online Entry Assistance: July 6, 2015; 1-5 PM at PSC.
  • Delivery of Accepted Work: July 17 – 18; 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Notification of acceptance: Emails sent or check July 9 after 1 PM
  • Note Revised Dates: Pickup: August 16 and 19,, 2015; 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Reception: Sunday July 26, 2015 2-4 PM. Award will be handed out at 3:00 PM.

SHOW CO-CHAIRs (to contact:
Amanda Lupke Stevenson
Ken Weiner

2015 PSC Artist Invitational Exhibition

June 3 – 30, 2015
Opening Reception: June 21, 2-4 PM

This will be the first of our two PSC Annual Artist Invitational Exhibitions. This year we will be presenting works by two talented young Philadelphia-based artists. They are both awards winners at our previous shows. This show is being held in the Stewart Room Gallery.

  • Arthur Haywood – is a fine artist and illustrator. He earned a B.F.A in Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012, before studying classical drawing at a small atelier in Philadelphia. He will be furthering his study of classical drawing and painting by beginning the Grand Central Atelier’s full-time program in the fall, in order to develop the technical skills needed to refine his representation of the nobleness of the human form.
  • James Raymond – is an artist born and raised in Philadelphia. He grew up in some of the rougher neighborhoods within the city and was exposed to all forms of trouble. In his own words: “Art kept me away from these troubles.” He enrolled in Community College of Philadelphia at the age of 25. It was there, in the Art Department, he received instruction from Richard Estell, Jeffery Reed, Mei Ling Hahn and Terry Peterson. “They helped me grow into the artist I am today and still motivate me to become the artist I hope to be. My work is based on my surroundings and personal interest. I grew up surrounded by steel and concrete so my vision of a landscape painting is the urban environment.”


  • Arthur Haywood, “After Ingres”, Graphite, 4×4 inches.

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  • James Raymond, “Route 61″, Oil, 16×20 inches

Stewart Room Gallery Exhibition

  • Brian Siegel – Photography
  • Sylvia Castellanos– Oil Painting
  • Dates: May 9- 31, 2015
  • Reception: Sunday May 17, 2015 2-4 PM at PSC.


Brian Siegel : Brian is an international travel photographer who has photographed people and places in almost fifty countries on 5 continents.  His hopes to express the spirit of a place through candid photography.  In addition, Brian and his wife, Lisa, enjoy chasing Total Solar Eclipses, which has taken them to some of the earth’s furthest corners, including Siberia, Easter Island, and the Arctic.  In his spare time, Brian practices law and manages investments for a local family office.

Siegel 4 copy

Sylvia Castellanos : Having lived for many years in Latin America gives Sylvia Castellanos’ art an international orientation. By personal preference she is a portraitist who endeavors to bring out the moods and character of each one of her subjects. The people she has painted range from U.S. government officials to Latin American campesinos (and include her son at the moment of catching that pesky hen). A member of the Sketch Club for the past seven years, she lives in Glenside, PA.


2015 PSC Member Show

  • 2015 Annual PSC Member Art Show : May 17 – June 6, 2015
  • This exhibition is open to PSC members only
  • Entry Deadline: Sat. May 16, 2015
  • Reception: Sunday May 17, 2015, 2 – 4 PM at PSC
  • See Prospectus: Member Show 2015 Prospectus_v2
  • Only one work per member any media including sculpture.
  • Delivery : Hand delivery on Friday and Sat. May 15 and May 16, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 at PSC. You may also make other delivery arrangements with our Gallery Manager. Call the office.
  • Pickup: Sunday June 7, and Wed. June 10, 2015, 1-5  PM at PSC
  • Chair: Rich Harrington
  • Co-Chair: Faad Ghoraishi

small oils medal cropped

May Dinner Meeting and Annual Elections for Officers and Directors

On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Philadelphia Sketch Club will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Elections for Officers and Directors. The meeting schedule is as follows:

5:15 pm: Social Hour Begins
6:15 pm: Annual Membership Meeting and Elections
7:15 pm: Dinner

On the Menu:

Caesar Salad
Lemon Chicken
Potatoes Au Gratin
Buttered String Beans
Vegetarian Dish
Pierogies with Peppers and Onions
Assorted Cheese Cakes

In place of a speaker, this dinner meeting will serve as the Annual Membership Meeting and Elections for Officers and Directors. Members will be able to vote for all Officers, as well as non-officer Directors.

If you are unable to attend the May 8, 2015 meeting, you may appoint someone to act as your proxy and vote on your behalf at the meeting. Please RSVP to this meeting by Wednesday, May 6th by emailing, or by calling and leaving a message at 215-545-9298.

Members’ Dinner Meeting April 10th, 2015

Our Next members’ dinner meeting will be held on Friday April 10th, 2015. The Schedule for the evening will be as follows:

5:30-Social Period Begins
6:15- Speaker (Eo Trueblood)Ant-Knee
7:15- Dinner

The Menu for the evening will be:

  • Tossed Salad
  • Yankee Style Pot Roast
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Tri Color Pasta in Vodka Sauce
  • Assorted Pastries

Eo Trueblood is the lead medical illustrator for Stream Studios and member of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Trueblood gained his Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. He specializes in creating 2D illustrations for print, web, and digital media. Trueblood’s work lends itself to communicate medical concepts and procedures to those in the medical profession, as well as their patients.

We hope to see you at the meeting! Please RSVP to or call 215-545-9298 and leave a message on the machine.