Announcements

In the Stewart Room Gallery: February 1 – 29

exhibition-card2We are four students majoring in illustration, attending Moore College of Art and Design, getting down to business working on our separate thesis projects. Kit Tyler Kazmier is an avid cat enthusiast and aspiring illustrator from New Jersey. Their first major undertaking, “A Day in the Life of a Witch” is a children’s book that follows the little witch Sophie and her kitty pal Lil’ Dipper through a typical day in their magical lives. Danais A. Morales, from Miami, Florida is an aspiring concept and game designer working on designing a series of beer labels with a mermaid hierarchy, where it explores different types of merpeople. Jacqueline M. Hines is a highly caffeinated, award-winning illustrator currently working on their BFA in Illustration. Upon graduation, they plan to travel, listen to some good tunes and be content with a simple life of making good art. Although currently focused on fantasy illustrations, they hope to one day illustrate a comic, open a sticker business, and publish a novel or two. Isabelle Staub is an aspiring illustrator and designer from Wayne Pennsylvania. During her last year at Moore she been creating music posters to display both her love of storytelling through art with graphic design.

Call For Entry – Art of the Flower 2016 PSC Exhibition

Art of the Flower 2016 PSC Exhibition

Presented In Memory of Donald C. Meyer

  • March 4-26, 2016
  • Enter Online HERE
  • See Prospectus: AOF prospectus 2016.v1
  • Online Entry Deadline: Sunday Feb 14, 2016 at Midnight
  • Reception: Sunday March 13, 2016 2-4 PM at PSC
  • Delivery:  Fri., Sat Feb 26, 27, 2016, 1-5 PM at PSC 

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2015 AOF First Place Award “Dahlia Darling”, watercolor, by Kimberlee Nentwig

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2016 Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper Reception

Thank you all for joining our 2016 Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper Reception. We had a large crowd.

Click on images to enlarge.

 

Stewart Room Auction

This is complete…See the full list in the Exhibition tab.

Interested in having a One Person exhibition this year at PSC in 2016? The auction has began. This auction is only open to PSC members.

This is your opportunity to reserve a gallery space to have a one person or group exhibition at the historic PSC Stewart Room gallery. This is one of the benefits of your PSC memberships. 

Auction Dates:

  •  Begins: Thursday Jan 7, 2016 at 8 PM EST
  •  Ends:    Sunday Jan 17, 2016 at 8 PM EST

You may access and place your bids at our Ebay Store.

http://stores.ebay.com/thephiladelphiasketchclub

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West Side         Eastside

Monthly Dinner Meeting: Friday January 8th, 2016

Members’ Dinner Meeting
Friday January 8, 2016

Presentation Open to the Public

Presentation by Sharon Shaw

MENU
• Garden Salad
• Rolls & Butter
• Chicken Cacciatore
• Pasta and Broccoli
• Roasted Potatoes
• Assorted Cookies
• Coffee

New this year!
Dinner for the first meeting of 2016 is provided by recently opened Pizzeria Chappelli a neighbor of the PSC located nearby on 13th St.  Dessert is from Cake and the Bean Stalk, another local businessAnd, dinner will be served on the Club’s china and flatware to add a new dimension our dining experience.

AGENDA

  • ·       5:30- Social Period Begins
  • ·       6:15- Speaker: Sharon Shaw
  • ·       7:15- Dinner

DINNER

  • ·       Members – $16
  • ·       Guests – $18
RSVP by Wed, January 6th at 12 NOON

Thanks to Chuck Tarr for organizing dinner.  Chuck would appreciate a volunteer or two to help with clean-up after dinner.

 

 

Presentation:

Sharon Shaw, will present a program on Icon Painting.

Sharon creates historical Religious Icon paintings done in the Russian Byzantine style IMG_8234using historical methods and materials. She also creates portraits and landscapes in other mediums such as oil and silverpoint. Sharon has commission Religious Icons, oil portraits, posthumous portraits and landscapes in private and public collections. She has studied at PAFA, Barnstone Studio as well as a number of workshops with nationally known artists and studies Icon painting with the Prosopon School.

IMG_0673Sharon will be discussing her symbolism and process used to create religious Icon paintings using egg tempera.

The Last Picture Show

N&S-posterAfter long consideration Drew Saunders, friend and gallery owner has decided to close Newman and Saunders Gallery after 34 years.

While I am sad to see it go I know the time is right. So if you are in the area on January 2, 2016 from 3-6 stop in to say good by to the Gallery, the artist and to Drew.

I will be there showing work from my latest travels and hope to see a good crowd.

Joe Sweeney

WAYNE, PA –  December 15, 2015 – After 34 years in Wayne, Drew Saunders of Newman and Saunders Galleries is bringing together his premiere area artists to celebrate the gallery’s legacy with a “final show” at its Bloomingdale Avenue location

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Harbor Clouds Oil /W.C.Paper 14×17″ framed © Sweeney, Joseph 11/18/2015

The show will include nationally recognized local artists including Valerie Craig, Elaine Lisle, Nancybea Miller, George Rothacker, Joe Sweeney and Mashiul Chowdhury. They will be together for an afternoon event on Saturday, January 2nd from 3:00 to 6:00pm.

“The art community is changing, ” said Drew Saunders, surviving partner of Teddi Newman and himself that set the Main Line on the map in 1981 when they brought American Impressionism, Contemporary French Modernists and important Marine  Art to the Main Line. “We loved the challenges and the risks of what we were doing as we traveled the world in search of relevant art for a new age of collector.”

Morning Stroll Cordes

Morning Stroll Cordes 12 x 9 oil on board Elaine Lisle

We found artists such as Serge Hollerbach, Donald Vogel, DeLoss McGraw, Tom Palmore, John Salminen and numerous French and English painters that are now the treasure trove of the modern collector’s portfolio.

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Industrial Highway-5″ . Oil on paper mounted on board and size : 6×6 in. Mashiul Chowdhury

According to Rich Merriman, CEO of Pennsylvania Trust in Radnor which owns some of the premiere work of American regionalism of the 20th and 21st centuries, “Drew introduced us all on the Main Line to paintings and sculpture never before available in this area. Through the gallery’s exhibitions and amazing “stable of artists”, this area was afforded the rare opportunity to procure some of the finest artwork available anywhere.”

The “Last Picture Show” on January 2 will feature new work by some of the prominent artists of the area, and will be the last time that Newman and Saunders will present an exhibition.

Hudson Thaw

Hudson Thaw 16×20″ oil by Valerie Craig

“All of the artists will be there to tell about their past , their motivation and their future,” said Drew Saunders. “Old friends and new will gather as in the day of the salon shows in Paris to meet and greet, talk about their work and the directions of art in the days to come.

The event is on Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 3-6. The gallery is located at 120 Bloomingdale Avenue in Wayne and can be reached at 610-293-1280.  www.newmansaundersgallery.com

Critique Night Change: December 17th at 7:00 PM

Note Date Change.  

This week only – Thursday Night December 17th at 7:00pm
So sorry for the confusion
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Critique Night is held in the Library of the Sketch Club every third Wednesday beginning easelat 7 PM. Bring work you’ve finished, work in progress, or just sketches for work you’re planning! Photos, digital work, drawings, all mediums are welcome; we can project digital images on a screen for review, so you have the option to show work that may be too big or too heavy to transport to the Club. There is no one individual directing the critique, just your fellow artists and peers

PSC Members: Call for Portfolio Headline Art

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As editor of the Portfolio, every month as I put together the Portfolio, I look forward to getting the headline illustration from Rich Harrington and I know others do as well.  We consider the headline image an important element of the Portfolio.   It sets the stage for each exciting edition.  For the last few years, Rich has been routinely providing an illustration for the Portfolio and he will continue to do so.   But now, we want to showcase other PSC member’s work as well.

Starting with the January 2016 edition of the Portfolio, we will feature the work of PSC members.   We invite our members to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to display the dynamic vitality of their talent in this challenging format.
Ken Weiner, Editor

PSC Portfolio 11.2015Submissions are now being accepted for the January 2016 edition.

Here are the specifications:

  • The image can be of any subject appropriate for the general public.
  • Specific monthly topics are desirable but all subjects will be considered.
  • Only high quality JPEG files with a dimension of 1200×660 at a resolution of 300 ppi will be accepted.
  • Work not used for the front page illustration may be used throughout the Portfolio.
  • Work not used immediately may be used in future editions.
  • All work is subject to review and approval by the PSC Board.

How to submit:

  • Send your submission to portfolio@sketchclub.org.
  • The deadline for ALL submissions is 1 week before the end of the month prior to publication.
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