PSC Artist’s Afternoon

Marilee at work on a still life painting.

Marilee at work on a still life painting.

Sunday April 30th
–  Food – Potluck (Jackie is preparing Slavic fare)
–  12- 3 PM Still Life / Plein Air painting and drawing
–  3:30 -5 PM   Music

Bring a friend!

Fee = Pay What You Wish

Reception: 154th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings

“Portrait of Morales” Tom Kohlmann First Place Award, 153rd Small Oils Show

Sunday April 23, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM.
Awards presented at 3:00 PM

The Philadelphia Sketch Club
235 S. Camac St.
Philadelphia PA 19107

Our annual juried Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings is one of our oldest and most prestigious shows not only for us at the Sketch Club, but for the Philadelphia region. Join us in celebrating the traditional medium of oil paint by mingling and discussing technique with other oil painters at this fun reception!

We will serve light snacks and will be awarding prizes to the winners of this year’s show. This is an event you will not want to miss!

  • co-Chair: Bill Patterson
  • co-Chair: Joe Winter


154th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings Opens

SOS Reception Reminder for Website

A preview of the 154th Small Oil Paintings Exhibition

Our most prestigious and historic show opens this Friday: the 154th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings. This tradition in began in 1865, just five years after we were founded, and continues to a be strong regional inspiration for artists, collectors, and appreciators.

There is no shortage of artwork to admire. This is the breathtaking work of 135 artists, in a combined total of 198 pieces. Whether you are looking for ideas to inform your own work, or you are in the market for some decorative pieces to hang in your space, the Philadelphia Sketch Club has you covered.

We are also hosting a Winners Show in our Stewart Gallery downstairs for artists who won awards during our 2016 exhibition calendar year. Last year’s Small Oils first place winner, Tom Kohlmann, is showing his piece in this exhibition, along with many other talented artists.

Plan to attend the reception with friends on Sunday, April 23rd, from 2 to 4pm, where we will be awarding Small Oil winners. Best In Show will receive the R Tait McKenzie bronze medal.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to come in for a visit!