Announcements

PHOTOgraphy Submission Deadline – 1 Week

If you haven’t submitted your work for the PHOTOgraphy 2016 Exhibition yet, now’s the time to do it. Only one week left before the July 3rd, midnight deadline!

2016 photo exhibit call for entry

Entry Fees:

  • PSC members: $1 for first piece, $10 additional works.
  • Non-Members: $20 for the first piece, $10 additional works

 

 

Exhibition Dates: July 22 – August 13

PHOTOGraphy Prospectus 2016

Enter on-line here

Jurors

  • Kyle Cassidy
  • Rob Lybeck
  • Online Entry Assistance: July 3, 2016; 1-5 PM at PSC.
  • Delivery of Accepted Work: July 15 – 16; 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Notification of acceptance: Emails sent or check www.sketchclub.org July 6th after 1 PM
  • Pickup: August 14 and 17, 2016; 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Reception: Sunday July 31, 2015 2-4 PM. Award will be handed out at 3:00 PM.

SHOW CHAIR
Ken Weiner
To contact, email:: exhibitions@sketchclub.org

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS GROUP MEETING

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS GROUP MEETING AT
THE PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB
TUESDAY, JUNE 28TH AT 7 PM

Artists and their guests are invited to attend the meeting of the Professional Artists Group at the Philadelphia Sketch Club on Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM. The meeting will begin at 7 PM with some light snacks and drinks and a period of informal discussion. There is no fee and Sketch Club membership is not required. This will be followed by a presentation by Cheryl Soltis. A brief background for her presentation is as follows:
Toltec: Artist of the Soul. The presentation by Cheryl Soltis (www.cherylsoltis.com) will give an overview of her work and dive into its meaning as well as its connection to specific locations in Mexico. Inspired by her own spiritual path and pilgrimages, Cheryl Soltis shares with you her love of paint. He artwork is inspired by her spirituality, approaching subject matter that reflects the light from within, moving her with its great beauty.
The many pilgrimages Cheryl has taken on the Toltec (means artist) path have greatly changed and influenced her life and art. Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a theme she often uses and translates as a source of being grateful for life and remembering the light as well as those who have traveled this world before.
At first glance, her body of work might seem a bit eclectic as Cheryl’s subject matter can appear to follow traditional standards and then change direction on a dime to become more alternative. But, if the viewer looks deeply one common thread is always present – that thread is her love of spirit, the inner beauty and light that one can see and/or feel.
Often the presence of light in Cheryl’s work can create a dream-like or Surrealistic quality to the symbolism of the still life objects or portrait. Spirit is always present.

June 10 Member DInner

The June 10th Membership meeting was a great success.  Over 40 members and friends of the PSC socialized and enjoyed a pizza dinner in the PSC’s recently updated garden after attending a presentation by Linda Carol Gray.

Thanks to all who volunteered to  make the dinner possible. To name only a few, Chuck Tarr for organizing dinner and Jackie Burnett for planing and planting the garden with the help of numerous PSC member volunteer gardeners.

Here are some photos of the event.

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Call for Entry: PHOTOgraphy Exhibition 2016

Plan to enter the Sketch Club’s Annual Photography Exhibition

2016 photo exhibit call for entry

Deadline for On-line Submissions: July 3, 2016 at midnight

  • Entry Fees:
    PSC members: $1 for first piece, $10 additional works.
    Non-Members: $20 for the first piece, $10 additional works

 

 

Exhibition Dates: July 22 – August 13

PHOTOGraphy Prospectus 2016

Enter on-line here

Jurors

  • Kyle Cassidy
  • Rob Lybeck
  • Online Entry Assistance: July 3, 2016; 1-5 PM at PSC.
  • Delivery of Accepted Work: July 15 – 16; 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Notification of acceptance: Emails sent or check www.sketchclub.org July 6th after 1 PM
  • Pickup: August 14 and 17, 2016; 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Reception: Sunday July 31, 2015 2-4 PM. Award will be handed out at 3:00 PM.

SHOW CHAIR
Ken Weiner
To contact, email:: exhibitions@sketchclub.org

June 2016 Dinner Meeting

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The next members’ dinner meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 10th, 2016. The schedule is as follows:

5:30 pm: Social hour

6:15 pm: Speaker, Linda Carol Gray

7:15 pm: Dinner

Menu

The June Dinner will be a dinner under the stars held in our garden and we will be having pizza of several varieties along with dessert. A relaxed evening to enjoy the evening outdoors.

The cost is $16 for members and $18 for their guests. Come celebrate the warm weather with us!

About Our Speaker

Linda Carol Gray left a life-time career in public schools to more seriously study the lettering arts and illustration. She began her business, Linda Carol Arts, a full-service calligraphy design and art studio. Linda studies annually with the world’s best known artists through her participation with the International Association of Master Penmen Engrossers and Teachers, and studies writing by traveling all over the country annually. She also serves on their Executive Board. Linda participates actively with the Philadelphia Calligraphers’ Society and gives basic calligraphy classes locally. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Scribes in New York, the Doylestown Art League, is chairing the Audubon Art of the Barn Tour, is a ministry leader at her church and has been active in the Doylestown business community. Linda Carol Arts is a full time working studio and visitors are welcome daily by appointment.

For the June meeting Linda Carol will present an overview of written communication over the centuries with an emphasis on how writing systems developed in the US after the Civil War; how the Industrial Revolution brought on the era of “the Golden Age of Calligraphy,” how it was used and the importance of written communication in the developing world of business; who the Master Penmen were; and how it all changed with the typewriter and use of the ballpoint pen and the computer. She will also discuss today’s technology and the impact it’s having on our youth today and public education, how we use hand calligraphy today, and who the living masters are and how they use their craft as a fine art form.

RSVP

Please RSVP to Michelle by 12 Noon on Wednesday, June 8th to confirm your attendance. You can call our office at (215) 545 – 9298, or email her at executivedirector@sketchclub.org. Make sure to let us know if you plan on bringing any guests!

We look forward to seeing you.

 

PSC Workshop show and Artist Invitational Show

Please join us in June for two show at PSC.

  • Our Annual PSC Workshop Show Exhibition is back in 2016.
  • Reception: June 26, 2016 at 2 PM at PSC

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AND

  • 5th PSC Invitational Artist Show – Maria Kurtzman – One person show
  • Maria has won several Best in Show awards in several of our PSC juried shows including Best in Show in our 2015 Small Oil Show. Please join us to view her new works in our Stewart Room gallery all month in June, 2016
  • Reception: June 26, 2016 at 2 PM at PSC

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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!

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