Announcements

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

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Plan to attend the Reception in the Upstairs 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

 

Call For Entry – 152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings

  • April 17 – May 9, 2015
  • Enter Online HERE
  • Entry Deadline: Sat.  March 28, 2015 at Midnight
  • See Prospectus: 152nd Small Oils Prospectus
  • Online Assistance Day: Sat. March 28, 2015 from 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Jury Notification: March 31, 2015
  • Eligibility:
    This is an open, juried competition for paintings under 20×20 inches, where the principal medium is oil paint, acrylic, casein, tempera or other mediums used to represent oil painting.
  • Delivery of Accepted Works: Friday and Sat. April 10,11, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 at PSC or ship to PSC with return postage.
  • Reception: Sunday April 19, 2015, 2 – 4 PM at PSC
  • Jurors:
    • Dale O. Roberts has worked primarily in the encaustic medium for over 30 years with a significant portion of work carried out in gouache, graphite and a variety of other techniques.  He has paintings in many public and private collections including Rutgers University Museum.
    • Rita Siemienski Smith is an imaginative artist who uses color and line to produce surface patterns and textures that convey nature, abstracted or suggested, in her paintings. Rita received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and also studied at the Philadelphia College of Art.
    • Elizabeth Wilson graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and attended the Corcoran School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009 Rosemont College held a retrospective of her work.
  • Co-Chair: Bill Patterson ( 267-664-2434)
  • Co-Chair: Joe Winter

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Maria Kurtzman, ‘Canatlope’, 2014 SOS Best in Show, Oil


Reception: 2015 Annual Philadelphia School District High School Student Art Exhibition

This is a juried exhibition open to Philadelphia High School Students.

  • Feb. 2- 22, 2015  Cover

Please join us at a reception at the PSC.

  • Sunday February 22, 2015
  • 2:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Refreshments will be served

This is the 4th year the PSC has presented this juried exhibition open to Philadelphia High School Students.

See the work in this exhibition HERE

February Members’ Dinner Meeting

Our Next Members’ Dinner Meeting is Scheduled for Friday, February 13th, 2015. The Schedule for the evening will be:

5:30-Social Period Begins
6:15- Speaker
7:15- Dinner

On the Menu:

  • Beef Tips Burgundy
  • Pasta Primavera Vegetarian Dish
  • Buttered String Beans
  • Tossed Salad
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Assorted Cheese Cakes

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 11 to executivedirector@sketchclub.org or by calling 215-545-9298. We hope to see you there!

Call For Entry – Ended

Art of the Flower – March 6-28, 2015

  • This exhibition is presented In Memory of Donald C. Meyer
  • See List ACCEPTED Works :  AoF_accepted
  • Entry Deadline: Sunday Feb 15, 2015 at Midnight
  • Online Assistance Day: Sunday Feb 15, 2015 from 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Jury Notification: Feb 18, 2015
  • Eligibility: See prospectus for details
  • Prospectus: AOF Prospectus 2015_4
  • Jurors:-
    • Al Gury is the Chair of the Painting Department of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
    • Lauren Sweeney has had a dual career as a scientific illustrator and biologist; in time this evolved into a full-time focus on painting. She holds a Ph.D in biology and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
    • Marylyn Waltzer holds membership in the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, where she is a member of the Board of Directors.
  • Delivery of Accepted Works: Friday Feb. 27 and 28, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 at PSC or ship to PSC with return postage.
  • Reception: Sunday March 8, 2015, 2 – 4 PM at PSC
  • Prizes: Jurors will select works for exhibition and awards. Cash awards and PSC and Donald C. Meyer medals will be awarded at the reception at 3 PM.
  • Exhibition Chair: Richard Harrington rharrington@moore.edu
  • Co-Chair: Marilyn Foehrenbach

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2015 AoF First Place Winner – Carolyn Goodman, “Wishing for a Garden”, Oil

1st Dinner Meeting of 2015

Despite a bitter cold January evening, more then 35 PSC members and friends attended the 1st dinner meeting of the year.

The evening started with beverages and munchies accompanied by good conversation and company

Refreshments, meet and greet.

Refreshments, meet and greet.

Refreshments, meet and greet.

Refreshments, meet and greet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then everyone moved to the Upstairs Gallery for an hour-long interactive discussion on the use of the PSC website, Twitter and Facebook by artists to reach a wider audience.

Discussing social media.

Discussing social media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the discussion, an enjoyable dinner was served in the ratskeller.

PSC President Rich Harrington talks about upcoming events.

PSC President Rich Harrington talks about upcoming events.

Dinner is Served

Dinner is Served

2015 Works on Paper Opening Reception

Thank you all for joining the 2015 Works on Paper opening reception. We had a full house. Congratulation to all the winners and participants.

View 2015 WoP ONLINE GALLERY HERE.

  • First Place – Armor Keller, The Arc, Ink on paper
  • Second Place - Arthur Haywood, Marie, Graphite
  • Third Place - Ed Bronstein, Bridge over the Little Schuylkill, Oil on Paper
  • Best Transparent Watercolor  - Barbara DiLorenzo, Pingree, Watercolor
  • Loos Award  - Holly Storlie, Lemon with Radishes, oil
  • Honorable Mention – Deborah Pey, Lotus Pod, Artist-made paper collage
  • Honorable Mention – James Toogood, Under the Academia, Watercolor on paper
  • Honorable Mention - Robert Hansen, St Croix, Acrylic

January Dinner Meeting

Happy New Year! The first members’ dinner meeting of 2015 will be on Friday, January 9th, beginning with social period at 5:15 pm. The menu for the dinner will be as follows:

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Dinner Meeting

  • Chicken Divan
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Caesar salad
  • Assorted Pastries

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to the Gallery Manager by Wednesday, January 7th. You may call us at 215-545-9298 and leave a message on the machine, or email executivedirector@sketchclub.org to reserve your seat!