2015 PSC Annual Benefit Juried Art Show


Call for Entry – Extended by one week to May 31, 2015

This year we have selected to benefit:

The Philadelphia Urban Creators: Empowering low income communities through assembling teams with multiple disciplines to create, manage, and maintain urban revitalization projects –

  • 2015 PSC Benefit Art Exhibition – June 19 – July 11, 2015
  • Enter Online HERE
  • Entry Deadline: Sunday May 31, 2015 at Midnight
  • All profits to be donated to The Philadelphia Urban Creators
  • See Prospectus: Prospectus 2015 Benefit Show v 1
  • Online Assistance Day: Sunday May 31, 2015 from 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Jury Notification: June 3, 2015
  • Delivery of Accepted Works: June 12-13, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PSC or ship to PSC with return postage.
  • Reception: Sunday June 21, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at PSC
  • Jurors:
    • Janet Cooke – Artist, curator and PSC member
    • Wayne Franks – Artist, art teacher and PSC member
    • Ruth Fackenthal – Artist, art teacher and PSC member



  • First Place Award Winner, 2014 PSC Benefit Show
  • Megan Lawlor, “Lizzie in Tutu” , Oil

Stewart Room Gallery Exhibition

  • Brian Siegel – Photography
  • Sylvia Castellanos– Oil Painting
  • Dates: May 9- 31, 2015
  • Reception: Sunday May 17, 2015 2-4 PM at PSC.


Brian Siegel : Brian is an international travel photographer who has photographed people and places in almost fifty countries on 5 continents.  His hopes to express the spirit of a place through candid photography.  In addition, Brian and his wife, Lisa, enjoy chasing Total Solar Eclipses, which has taken them to some of the earth’s furthest corners, including Siberia, Easter Island, and the Arctic.  In his spare time, Brian practices law and manages investments for a local family office.

Siegel 4 copy

Sylvia Castellanos : Having lived for many years in Latin America gives Sylvia Castellanos’ art an international orientation. By personal preference she is a portraitist who endeavors to bring out the moods and character of each one of her subjects. The people she has painted range from U.S. government officials to Latin American campesinos (and include her son at the moment of catching that pesky hen). A member of the Sketch Club for the past seven years, she lives in Glenside, PA.


2015 PSC Member Show

  • 2015 Annual PSC Member Art Show : May 17 – June 6, 2015
  • This exhibition is open to PSC members only
  • Entry Deadline: Sat. May 16, 2015
  • Reception: Sunday May 17, 2015, 2 – 4 PM at PSC
  • See Prospectus: Member Show 2015 Prospectus_v2
  • Only one work per member any media including sculpture.
  • Delivery : Hand delivery on Friday and Sat. May 15 and May 16, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 at PSC. You may also make other delivery arrangements with our Gallery Manager. Call the office.
  • Pickup: Sunday June 7, and Wed. June 10, 2015, 1-5  PM at PSC
  • Chair: Rich Harrington
  • Co-Chair: Faad Ghoraishi

small oils medal cropped

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.

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