September Dinner Meeting

Attention PSC Members!

Our September dinner meeting has been scheduled for Friday September 15th, 2017. We would love to hear what you’ve been up to this summer. To reserve your seat, RSVP to Michelle in the PSC office by 12 Noon September 13th.


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


Chris Kotsakis is a professional artist who created  Artistacon, a weekend long exposition that brings older, more established visual artists working in different fields together with younger artists who are just beginning their careers.

The first Artistacon was held last year in Burlington NJ, and was highly successful.

Artistacon is different from other cons in that is oriented towards  established professional visual artists and those beginning their careers, not just fans of art. The Philadelphia Sketch Club was represented at the last Artistacon. Chris will speak about Artistacon 2018, along with a companion symposium “Graphically Speaking”, which will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose PA on October  26th 2017. Five different workshops will be held during the day, and lunch is included. Students and educators get a special discount! To learn more about this event, see the flyer and visit


  • Roast Beef
  • Rosemary Potatoes
  • Penne pasta with marina sauce
  • Green beans
  • Garden salad with lite Italian salad dressing
  • Rolls/bread with butter
  • Assorted Cheesecake


  • Members – $16
  • Guests – $18

2017 PSC Emerging Artist Show

Please join us for our new Emerging Artists Show in our historic main gallery.

Sept 1 to 25, 2017.

Reception: Sunday Sept 10, 2017 2-4 PM at PSC.

Bio of the Artists: Emerging Artist List

2017 Emerging Artist List:

Steve Basel
Katie Batten 
Sophie Brenneman
Sean Hildreth
Claire Kincade
Drew Kohler
Hillary Kursh
David Love
SaraNoa Mark
Casey Matthews
Heather McMordie
Bettina Nelson
Nicole Parker i
Diego H. Rodriguez Carrion
Liza Samuel
Samuel Thuman
Emily White
Mat Tomezsko

Show Chair: Bhavisha Patel

DIEGO RODRIGUEZ Mi última Flor. Oil on Linen 16”x18” 

EMILY WHITE, Just Married (Three Foxes), 2016. Acrylic on birch panel 48″ x 22 

The Philadelphia Sketch Club’s 157th Anniversary Gala

Plan to join us for our 157th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 21st. The Gala will be held at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, 235 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, from 6 to 10 PM. You will have a fun time and get to mix with many prominent members of the artistic community. At the Gala, we will honor three of America’s top artists, Alan Fetterman, Al Gury and Signe Wilkinson, with the presentation of the Philadelphia Sketch Club Medal. Below is a notice of the event that will appear in the September issue of ICON Magazine.

Purchase Gala Tickets Here Purchase Gala Tickets Here 

You can order tickets.  Click here: To Purchase Gala Tickets or by calling 215-545-9298.  Please order tickets promptly as we must provide a headcount to our caterer plus our capacity may be exceeded by the demand for tickets. 

Live Auction Items



PSC Members: Call for Portfolio Headline Art

PSC portfolio 12 2015

As editor of the Portfolio, every month as I put together the Portfolio, I look forward to getting the headline illustration from Rich Harrington and I know others do as well.  We consider the headline image an important element of the Portfolio.   It sets the stage for each exciting edition.  For the last few years, Rich has been routinely providing an illustration for the Portfolio and he will continue to do so.   But now, we want to showcase other PSC member’s work as well.

Starting with the January 2016 edition of the Portfolio, we will feature the work of PSC members.   We invite our members to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to display the dynamic vitality of their talent in this challenging format.
Ken Weiner, Editor

PSC Portfolio 11.2015Submissions are now being accepted for the September 2017 edition.

Here are the specifications:

  • The image can be of any subject appropriate for the general public.
  • Specific monthly topics are desirable but all subjects will be considered.
  • Only high quality JPEG files with a dimension of 1200×660 at a resolution of 300 ppi will be accepted.
  • Work not used for the front page illustration may be used throughout the Portfolio.
  • Work not used immediately may be used in future editions.
  • All work is subject to review and approval by the PSC Board.

How to submit:

  • Send your submission to
  • The deadline for ALL submissions is 1 week before the end of the month prior to publication.
  • Pope VIsit

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!

CALL FOR ENTRY – 2017 Absolutely Abstract

This is an open juried online exhibition open to all participants nationwide in all media

  • July 24 to Aug 12, 2017 at PSC Main Gallery
  • Prospectus: 2017Abs_Abst v5
  • View List of ACCEPTED Works:  2017_AA_Accepted
  • Change to Delivery dates:  new dates are July 21, 22 1-5 PM at PSC
  • Assistance with on-line submission: July 2,  1-5 pm at PSC. Bring your works to PSC and we can photograph and enter it.
  • Exhibition Chair: Steve Iwanczuk (

Ruslan Khais 2016 First Place Winner