2016 Members Exhibition Reception

All exhibitors and patrons of the arts are invited to the opening reception on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 from 2 to 4pm at the PSC’s historic clubhouse. We encourage our visitors to bring their friends and favorite snacks.

Featuring: Painting • Drawing • Photography • And More

You can view the online gallery for this show here.

Come see what our members are up to!


Annual Dinner Meeting and Board of Directors Elections

Members’ Dinner Meeting – Friday May 13th, 2016


Calling all PSC Members… It’s time to cast your votePSC Vote image

See the ballot: 2016 Ballot

Dinner Open to the Public
Friday May 13, 2016

Dinner Menu

  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Penne Marinara
  • Caesar Salad
  • Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Fruit Salad
  • Coffee, Tea and Dessert

RSVP ASAP to Michelle in the PSC office!


·     5:30- Social Period Begins

·     6:15- Election (members only)

·     7:15- Dinner


·     Members – $16

·     Guests – $18


2016 Annual PSC Member Art Show

Please join us in our annual member art show. All members are welcome to participate.

  • 2016 Annual PSC Member Art Show : May 13 – June 4, 2016
  • VIEW Online Gallery: Go to On-Line Gallery
  • Reception: Sunday May 22, 2016, 2 – 4 PM at PSC
  • See Prospectus: Member Show 2016 Prospectus
  • Only one work per member any media/subject including sculpture. No Entry fee.
  • Delivery : Hand delivery on Friday and Sat. May 6 and May 7, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 at PSC. You may also make other delivery arrangements with our Gallery Manager. Call the office.
  • Pickup: Sunday June 5, and Wed. June 8, 2016, 1-5  PM at PSC
  • Chair: Rich Harrington

small oils medal cropped

Members’ Dinner Meeting

Members’ Dinner Meeting

Dinner and Presentation Open to the Public

Friday April 8th, 2016

Pizzeria Chappelli is our new caterer, on 209 South
13th Street. Desserts are from Cake and the
Beanstalk on 1112 Locust Street.

The Schedule for the evening will be as follows:
5:30 – Social Period Begins
6:15 – Speaker: Dennis Wise
7:15 – Dinner

Our menu for the evening will be:

  • Roast Beef in Gravy
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Sautéed String Beans
  • Garden Salad
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Coffee, Tea & Desserts


About Dennis Wise:

A lifelong fascination with the man-made environment led me to study Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. There, I chose to focus on exhibit design, rather than products. This led eventually to a 30-year career in the marketing and merchandising branch of the home-building industry.

During this time, I had always illustrated not only my own designs and projects, but increasingly, for others in the field. This has evolved into the main focus of what I do today. The design background plays a supportive role in helping me relate to the varied needs of a clientele of architects, builders, designers and marketers, as well as a commitment to the community to provide illustrations for grant applications and other capital projects.

This will not be an exposition of cutting-edge rendering technology. Rather it will be about the learning curve of someone quite happy with traditional materials, who was impelled by market forces to adapt to the computer; about how he learned to love it – but with some caveats.


Please RSVP to Michelle in the PSC office by email at, or by calling 215-545-9298.

The cost is $16 for Members and $18 for their guests. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. You have the option of paying in advance, or when you arrive – but remember to let us know first!


Thanks to Chuck Tarr for donating 6 vintage Randall milk glass vases, and organizing dinner! Chuck would appreciate a volunteer or two to help with clean-up after dinner.

We hope to see you soon at the PSC!

Exhibition Opening: 153rd Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings

April 8 – 30
BestinShow_ KURTZMAN_Winter QuadriptychThe Philadelphia Sketch Club’s upcoming 153rd Annual Small Oils Exhibition represents an opportunity for today’s artists to connect with many of the great artists of the past. The 153rd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings presented by the Philadelphia Sketch Club represents one of the longest running and most prestigious juried exhibitions in the country.

The Cash awards and the R. Tait McKenzie Small Oils Medal will be presented at the reception on April 17th at 3:00 PM. Dr. McKenzie was an artist who created Olympic medals but he was also a physician who developed many of the modern theories of physical therapy. He designed a medal specifically for this exhibition. In addition to the best three in show awards, there will also be special awards for the best landscape, still life, portrait and abstract. Traditionally, the exhibition also features a work by each of the three jurors. This year’s Jurors are Alex Kanevsky, Alice Oh and Bill Scott

View the online gallery HERE.

Image: 2015 Best in Show MARIA KURTZMAN, “Winter Quadriptych”, Oil on canvas

Call For Entry – 2016 153rd Small Oil Open Juried Show

This is an Annual Philadelphia Sketch Club’s open juried show: 153rd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings’- April 8 – 30, 2016. This is one of the longest running and most prestigious juried exhibitions in the area. This is an open juried exhibition open to all artists. It will be on view in our historic main gallery in center city, Philadelphia. Cash prizes and a PSC medals will be awarded.

  • April 8-30, 2016
  • View the Online Gallery HERE.
  • See Accepted Artist List : online_accepted_list
  • Entry Deadline: Sunday.  March 20, 2016 at Midnight
  •  Get the Prospectus Here
  • Jurors:
  • Alex Kanevsky
  • Alice Oh
  • Bill Scott
  • Reception: Sunday April 17, 2016, 2 – 4 PM at PSC
  • Cash prizes and PSC medals will be awarded to include the R. Tait McKenzie medal. Awards include First Award, Second Award, Third Award, Honorable Mentions and Best Abstract, Best Portrait, Best Landscape and Best Still Life.

BestinShow_ KURTZMAN_Winter Quadriptych

2015 SOS FIRST PLACE AWARD, Maria Kurtzman, “”Winter Quadriptych”, Oil on Board