Welcome to the Philadelphia Sketch Club

America’s oldest club for artists. Since 1860 the PSC has served as a meeting place, forum for ideas, and a vital bridge between the creators and supporters of art. Past luminaries have included such American masters as Eakins and Anshutz. Present luminaries could include you.

We welcome all to the Club, and we urge artists to join in our continuing heritage.

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See the Exhibition Schedule of upcoming exhibitions at the Philadelphia Sketch Club

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


PSC Movie and Art Talk – April 2014


Thursday is Movie Night again. This night is a little different – Pizza and Poetry, then Movie: We’re supplying food and drink: White wine, red wine, meat pizza, veggie pizza. $10 each person ($5 if you are not drinking wine).
Please RSVP to faad@ghoraishi.com so we know how much to buy.

Poetry at 5 PM:
5pm is poetry readings by several of our members.
Movie at 6:30 PM:

We’re showing “Russian Ark” (2002)

Ark was recorded in one continuous, uncut shot by iron man cameraman Tilman Büttner (Run Lola Run) as he Steadicamed 4/5 of a mile through thirty-three sets, all built within the Hermitage Museum in Petersburg, with 867 actors, hundreds more extras, three live orchestras, and hordes of techies waiting in the wings. Possible only thanks to a specially-developed portable hard drive recording system, Russian Ark is both an eye-popping technical achievement, a visually dazzling production, and a meditation on and elegy for the sweep of Russian history. Approx. 99 min.

  • See the Trailer HERE
  • The movie is in Russian and we will turn on English subtitles
  • Location: PSC main building on South Camac Street in center city, philadelphia.
  • Open at 5:00 PM on Thursday April 24, 2014 starting at 5 PM.
  • Please RSVP with total count to make sure we order enough food

This is event is open to all PSC members and their guests.

Event Chair

Larry Wood


PSC 2014 Annual Member Benefit Show To Benefit PAWS


This year’s PSC Members show will benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). PAWS is Philadelphia’s largest no-kill animal shelter and finds loving home for thousands of animals each year. This is a non-juried show for Members Only. Pets will be available for adoptions at the Reception at PSC.

PSC 2014 Member Benefit Show - “Domestic & Wild” – May 9 to May 31, 2014

  • Entry Fee: $10 for one entry online – all to be donated to PAWS
  • No entry fee for PSC members who do not want to enter online.
  • Please bring your work to PSC on the delivery date shown below.
  • Works Eligible: One (1) piece utilizing any 2D or 3D medium, (Works featuring wildlife or domestic animals are encouraged, but not required)
  • Enter Online: HERE (optional, only enter online if you want your works to be displayed in the Member Show’s online gallery)
  • See the Prospectus PSC PAWS MS 2014 Prospectus_v2
  • 40% commission on sales – 50% of which is donated to PAWS
  • Delivery: Friday May 2 and Sat May 3, 2014, 1 to 5pm
  • Reception: Sat May 10, 2014 1-5 PM.


PSC Artist Invitation Show – May 4-30, 2014


Please welcome our first PSC 2014 Artist Invitation Show

Katya Held – A Solo exhibition May 4-30, 2014

Reception: Sat. May 10, 2014 from 1-5 PM.


Katya Held, a professional artist for 15 years, received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry, named after Al. Stieglitz, in Russia and is currently an instructor at Studio Incamminati, one of the world’s premier realist art schools.

For more information about the artist, please go to her website:  www.katyagallery.com

PSC Flash Salon II

Please welcome our next Flash Salon Juried Winner

Planta – “Drawing…the ethereal” – April 28-May 2, 2014

Reception: Thursday May 1, 2014 4-6 PM at PSC


Dance of Life 1 – 42in x 80in, Graphite on Paper


Disclosure/Concealment V – 42in x 75in, Acrylic/Oil Pastel and Colored Pencil on Paper,

2014 Athenaeum’s 200th Anniversary Art Exhibition – June 29 – Aug 8, 2014


Here is a new opportunity for you to exhibit your art work in the upcoming juried show open to PSC members:

2014 Athenaeum’s 200th Anniversary Art Exhibition

This is an online entry juried exhibition open to PSC members. Please read the prospectus as there are limitation on allowed subject matters. The show will be at the Athenaeum gallery. Contact show chairs directly for any questions.

  • Entry Deadline: Sunday June 1, 2014 at midnight
  • Notification: June 11, 2014.
  • Delivery: June 20 – 21, 2014, 12:00 – 5:00 PM at the Athenæum
  • Pickup: Aug 11-12, 2014 9AM-6 PM at the Athenaeum
  • Reception : Sunday June 29, 2014, 2 – 5 PM at the Athenaeum


PSC Philadanco Benefit Art Show – June 13-28, 2014


Please join us for our next Open Juried Show to benefit Philadanco, Philadelphia Dance Company. This is an open juried show open to all participants.

  • Enter online HERE
  • Entry Deadline – Sat May 24, 2014 at midnight
  • See Prospectus Philadanco Prospectus 2014 v 7
  • Reception: Sunday June 15, 2014 2-4 PM.
  • Cash prizes and PSC Medals will be awarded at 3:00 PM
  • Any 2D works in any media
  • Delivery date of accepted works: June 6-7, 2014 1-5 PM at PSC.
  • Chair: Pearl Mintzer (pearl@giftwithpurchase.com)


Philly Poetry Day at PSC

We had a great reception for our first POETRY READING AT PSC: PHILLY POETRY DAY – SATURDAY APRIL 12, 2014

Here at the Sketch Club in the Exhibition Gallery surrounded by the works of the Small Oils Exhibition, a poetry reading by four area poets. Thanks to our member, Nancy Mills, for arranging this event.

  • Juditha Dowd
  • Wendy Fulton Steginsky
  • Kelly McQuain
  • Helen Mirkil

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