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.

152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings


  • April 17 – May 9, 2015
  • View the  Online Gallery
  • Entry Deadline: Sat.  March 28, 2015 at Midnight
  • See Prospectus: 152nd Small Oils Prospectus
  • Online Assistance Day: Sat. March 28, 2015 from 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Jury Notification: March 31, 2015
  • Eligibility:
    This is an open, juried competition for paintings under 20×20 inches, where the principal medium is oil paint, acrylic, casein, tempera or other mediums used to represent oil painting.
  • Delivery of Accepted Works: Friday and Sat. April 10,11, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 at PSC or ship to PSC with return postage.
  • Reception: Sunday April 19, 2015, 2 – 4 PM at PSC
  • Jurors:
    • Dale O. Roberts has worked primarily in the encaustic medium for over 30 years with a significant portion of work carried out in gouache, graphite and a variety of other techniques.  He has paintings in many public and private collections including Rutgers University Museum.
    • Rita Siemienski Smith is an imaginative artist who uses color and line to produce surface patterns and textures that convey nature, abstracted or suggested, in her paintings. Rita received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and also studied at the Philadelphia College of Art.
    • Elizabeth Wilson graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and attended the Corcoran School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009 Rosemont College held a retrospective of her work.
  • Co-Chair: Bill Patterson ( 267-664-2434)
  • Co-Chair: Joe Winter


Maria Kurtzman, ‘Canatlope’, 2014 SOS Best in Show, Oil

Philadelphia Sketch Club Photographer’s Circle Meeting

Formation of the
Philadelphia Sketch Club Photographer’s Circle . . . Meeting #2
PSC Members and Non Members are Welcome

Dreamvent 2

Dreamvent 2

I would like to schedule another exploratory meeting (#2) for all photographers andinterested friends in the Philadelphia Sketch Club for Thursday evening, March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm, for the purpose of forming a PHOTOGRAPHER’S CIRCLE. The circle would function as a user’s group with the mission of exploring new technology but also the aesthetic range of the work of its’ members, traditional and contemporary. This would be an independent organization within the structure of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. We will attempt to discuss all the realities towards the formation of this exciting organization.

You can contact me at or 215-300-9192 (cell). Please RSVP.

Steve Iwanczuk
Photo Circle Monitor and
Member of Philadelphia Sketch Club Board of Director’s

Now Available: March 2015 Portfolio

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March 2015 Portfolio illustrationThe March 2015 portfolio is now available. 

Get the March 2015 Portfolio here…

To submit an item for publication in the Portfolio, send an email to: The submission deadline is one week before the end of the month preceding the publication date.  Please ensure that you provide all necessary dates, times, locations and other important information in publication ready format. Accompanying jpg images are encouraged.  We will publish exactly what you provide.

Late Breaking News – Items Submitted after the deadline for this month’s Portfolio

2015 Art of the Flower Exhibition and Reception

The Sketch Club’s 2015 Art of the Flower Exhibition Opens this Friday March 6th and runs thorough March 28th

Presented In Memory of Donald C. Meyer


Plan to attend the Reception in the Upstairs Gallery

  • See the Online Gallery : 2015 AoF online Gallery
  • Sunday March 8, 2015, 2 – 4 PM
  • PSC Medals and Cash Awards handed out at 3:00 PM
  • Refreshments will be served

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


Stewart Room Exhibition

Please join for a solo exhibition of works by one our members in our downstairs gallery.

Free and open to the public.

New works by Lauren Sweeney

March 7-30, 2015

Reception: March 7, 2015 and a Second Reception on Saturday March 21, 2015 2-4 PM at PSC. Open to all.

AppleSextet-LJSweeney copy

“Apple Sextet”, watercolor

Reception: 2015 Annual Philadelphia School District High School Student Art Exhibition

This is a juried exhibition open to Philadelphia High School Students.

  • Feb. 2- 22, 2015  Cover

Please join us at a reception at the PSC.

  • Sunday February 22, 2015
  • 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Refreshments will be served

This is the 4th year the PSC has presented this juried exhibition open to Philadelphia High School Students.

See the work in this exhibition HERE