Call For Entry – PCS 2015 Large Format Open Juried Art Show

This is our 3rd Annual Philadelphia Sketch Club’s Large Format Art Open Juried Show exhibiting large 2D works in all media for sizes between 40-65 inches on any one side.

  • Oct 9- 24 2015
  • Enter here:
  • See the Prospectus 2015 Large Format Show Prospectus v1
  • Online Submissions deadline: Sunday Sept 20, 2015 at midnight
  • We have 3 prominent jurors selected
  • Jurors:
    • Larry Chestnut – an east coast artist specializing in a manner of painting called premier coup – paintings that are inspired by the scene directly in front of the artist and completed in one sitting without later revisions.
    • Bruce Garitty – does traditional, large canvas painting. He is teaches at Rutgers U in Camden and was a curator of Hopkins House Gallery. He had mounted many group shows.
    • Maria Kurtzman – Award winning artist. Maria’s professional career started as a practicing physician in internal medicine, which evolved into a full time career as an artist. She has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy as well as with well known regional and national artists. Maria has won multiple awards for her artwork, which is in collections throughout the United States.
  • Exhibition Chair: Faad Ghoraishi (
  • Exhibition Co-Chair: Katy C. Lin (


2014 LFA First Place Winner: Ruslan Khais


Absolutely Abstract Recption:

August 26 – September 19

Don’t miss it!

Aaron Kalinay PSC Abstract Promotion

Aaron Kalinay, 2014 First Place Winner

Attend the Reception
Sunday August 30th, 2015;  2-4 PM.

  • See more than 100 exciting Paintings by some of Philadelphia’s most active artists;
  • All work is available for purchase;
  • Awards will be presented at 3:00 PM;
  • Refreshments;

For a sneak preview, go to the on-line gallery:

See List of Winners: 2015_AA_winners

Gallery hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1 PM to 5 PM

September Dinner Meeting

We will be resuming our monthly Members’ Dinner Meetings in September. Our next meeting will be held on Friday September 11, 2015. The Schedule for the evening will be as follows:bob7

5:30-Social Period Begins
6:15- Speaker (Bob Bohne)
7:15- Dinner

The Menu for the evening will be:

  • Caesar Salad
  • Yankee Style Pot Roast
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Buttered String Beans
  • Cheese Ravioli in Rosa Sauce
  • Assorted Cakes

Robert Bohne resides in Brookhaven Pa. Born in Chester Pa, he studied at PAFA and the Fleischer Art Memorial. Robert primarily works in graphite and oils, but occasionally works in watercolor, pastel and charcoal. He equally enjoys working from the figure, still life and landscape. Several years ago Robert organized the Plein Air group “Landscape Painting Philadelphia”, an Internet meet-up group focusing on painting the landscape directly from nature. In addition to that, he runs the Thursday costume workshop at the Sketch Club and volunteers for the non-profit Sunshine Arts Organization. This year Robert won first place in the first annual Audubon Pa.Plein Air festival and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Assoc. award in the Wayne Plein Air national competition. At the dinner meeting, Bohne will present a discussion about Plein Air Painting.

Please RSVP to or by calling 215-545-9298

Cost is $16 for Members and $18 for their guests

Hope to see you there!

PHOTOgraphy 2015 Awards

The Photography 2015 Reception was a great success.  Both the Upstairs Gallery and the Joint PSC Member Exhibit in the Stewart Gallery featuring Steve Flom and Rosa Paik were crowded to capacity.  To see images from the photography exhibition, go to: PHOTOgrapy 2015 Gallery.


linda hollinger 1st place

1st Place Award Winner Linda Hollinger – “Parakeet Itapacrica Brazil”

  • Linda Hollinger’s Girl with Parakeet Itapacrica Brazil was awarded the 1st Prize.
  • 2nd Prize: Billy’s Package Store, Hartford CT by Joe Gaylor
  • 3rd Prize: The Burlap Bag by Molly Carpenter


Awards ready for presentation.

Awards ready for presentation.

Honorable Mention:

  • At the Whitney – David Basedow
  • Philadelphia-1 –  Mashiul Chowdhury
  • SEPTA Building Basement/Sidewalk – Gary Grissom
  • Incomplete – Susan Kott

Stewart Room Member Show

Please join us in the Stewart Room at the historic Philadelphia Sketch Club for an art show by two of our members.

  • Steve Flom Sculptures
  • Rosa Paik Abstract Paintings
  • Dates: July 1- 31, 2015
  • Reception: Sunday July 26, 2015 2-4 PM at PSC.

Steve Flom:


Rosa Paik :