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.

Menu

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

RSVP

  • 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

Reception: 154th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings

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

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

Where:
The Philadelphia Sketch Club
235 S. Camac St.
Philadelphia PA 19107
http://sketchclub.org/location/

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!

April Dinner Meeting

Dinner and Presentation Open to the Public

Please RSVP to Michelle in the PSC office by 12 Noon Wednesday April 12th, 2017

Buddy’s Reef by Tracy Landmann

AGENDA

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

MENU

  • Crab Cakes
  • Cole Slaw
  • Rosemary Potatoes
  • Fettuccine with Vegetables and Olive Oil
  • Garden Salad
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Coffee
  • Dessert

DINNER

  • Members – $16
  • Guests – $18

GUEST SPEAKER: Tracy Landmann

Tracey will discuss the use of art as a tool to stimulate cognitive development, focusing on a trio of murals she created for UD GoBabyGo!. The purpose of GoBabyGo!, an international program headquartered at the University of Delaware, is to provide independent transportation opportunities for young, mobility-impaired children, who are otherwise dependent on others for movement from a fixed position.

The program’s goals include: enriching social interaction with the toddler’s peer group, providing possibilities for exploration of previously inaccessible items, and otherwise allowing for greatly enhanced sensory perception. Here, Tracey used her art abilities in order to broaden the cognitive development power of GoBabyGo! by stimulating imagination, providing a sense of control, and encouraging minds to consider alternative scenarios, therefore helping to prepare the children involved for existence in a challenging society. She is of the strong belief that mental and physical development can be used to nourish one another.

2017 Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings: Accepted Works

See the Accepted List: 154th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings

See 196 new paintings by artists from the Philadelphia area and beyond:
See the on-line gallery

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

The 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 and meet other oil painters and friends at the reception.

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

Important dates to note:

  • Exhibition runs from Apr 14 to May 6, 2017
  • Plan to attend the Reception:
    Sunday Apr 23, 2017 2-4 PM