2017 Absolutely Abstract Reception

2017 Absolutely Abstract Preview

Mark your calendar!

The 2017 Absolutely Abstract Reception is this weekend, Sunday, July 30th from 2 to 4 PM. Come see this collection of lovely abstract art – over 60 works by Philadelphia area artists.

Awards presented at 3:00 PM

  • See great work
  • See friends
  • Meet the artists
  • Refreshments

We hope to see you there!

June Dinner Meeting

Dinner Open to the Public

Please RSVP to Michelle in the PSC office by June 7th at 4pm.


  • 5:30 – Social Period Begins 
  • 6:15 – TBD
  • 7:15 – Dinner


The June Member’s Dinner Meeting will feature YOU as the speaker. This meeting is dedicated to the work our members have been producing or are working on. So bring a recently finished work or a work you are in process with to share with your fellow artists – we will have a computer and projector set up as well in the gallery, if you want to share your website or digital artwork. Critiques of work will be on the menu that evening along with pizza and dessert!

2017 Workshop Show Reception

2017 Workshop Show Preview

2017 Workshop Show Preview

Mark your calendar!

The PSC is hosting our Worksop Show Reception on Sunday, May 28th from 2 to 4pm. Come visit to see just what our popular weekly workshops are all about.

The life drawing and printmaking workshops have been a long-standing tradition here at the Sketch Club. They are open year round, monitored by our four dedicated Workshop Monitors. To learn more about attending our workshops, you can go to sketchclub.org/workshops.

PSC Artist’s Afternoon

Head’s up! The PSC is hosting a BBQ this weekend.

Sunday, May 21st @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PSC Garden

May BBQ for PSC Members & their Guests
Join us for an outdoor BBQ in the garden (weather permitting)

– 12 to 2:45 PM still life/plein air
– 3:30 to 5 PM Live Music by the Warehouse Winos
– BBQ $10 per person

We can’t wait to see you there!

Board Elections at Dinner Meeting

To get the ballot proxy, click here: 2017 PSC Ballot-proxy.

Plan to attend this important meeting. Mark your calendar now!
The Philadelphia Sketch Club’s Annual Election of Officers and Directors will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the monthly members’ dinner meeting.

All Sketch Club members in good standing will be able to vote for all officers, as well as non-officer directors. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may appoint someone to act as your proxy and vote on your behalf at the meeting.

Members will receive email updates.

Dinner Meeting Agenda:
– Social Hour: 5:15 PM
– Election: 6:15 PM.
– Dinner: 7:15 PM.


  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Rosemary Potatoes
  • Pasta with marinara
  • Tossed salad
  • Rolls and butter
  • Dessert


  • Members – $16
  • Guests – $18

 For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the office at executivedirector@sketchclub.org, or by calling 215-545-9298.



154th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings Closes

154th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings Reception

Saturday, May 6th is your last day to view our 154th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings. The show’s success will be remembered for years to come.

There are 198 pieces to admire from 135 talented artists. If you are on the hunt for artistic inspiration, or in the market for the next piece to decorate your space, swing by before it’s too late!

Also showing is our Winners Show in the Stewart Gallery downstairs. The 153rd Small Oils first place winner, Tom Kohlmann, is showing his piece in this exhibition, as well as other winners from last year’s shows.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Small Oil Paintings Exhibition, and to the artists who sold their work to happy patrons. Though we are sorry to see this show come down, we are excited for our upcoming exhibition: the PSC Workshop Show!


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

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!