Call for Entries: 160th Small Oils Exhibition 2024!

Now open for submissions: The 160th Small Oils Exhibition

We are now accepting entries for our 160th Annual Small Oils Exhibition! This is an open juried show for small oil pieces. You can submit up to 10 works. Maximum accepted works per artist is 2. The show will run from September 1stth through September 22nd

Deadline for online submissions: Wednesday, August 14th at midnight

View the Prospectus (containing ALL important show information!) and enter online at the links below:


For online entry assistance, email

Printmaking by the People: Expressing Independence w/ artist Chloe Epstein

We are so excited to be hosting a workshop in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia on Sunday, July 21st from 1-4 PM! Introducing Printmaking by the People: Expressing Independence w/ artist Chloe Epstein
Join us for a hands-on printmaking workshop led by artist Chloe Epstein to express your independence through art!
To help commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Expressing Independence workshop will allow attendees to create two prints related to the document and its core ideas using erasure print techniques, while learning about printmaking and engaging in discussion. It is recommended for high school students and adults, and no prior experience with printmaking or art will be necessary.


Deborah Anne Horsting Memorial Reception & Silent Auction: 7/14

On Sunday, July 14th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Stewart Room gallery, the Sketch Club will host Deborah Anne Horsting’s Memorial reception and silent auction.
We’re honored to display some of Deborah’s vibrant oil paintings, sketchbooks, and drawings. Proceeds of the silent auction will be donated to the Sketch Club in honor of the Horsting family. Bidding closes on Sunday, July 28th.
We hope you can join us to celebrate our artists’ achievements, enjoy some refreshments, and connect with fellow artists and club members. We would love to have you all there to celebrate together. Refreshments to share are encouraged and very much appreciated!

Absolutely Abstract Awards 2024

Below are our 2024 Absolutely Abstract Exhibition award winners. Please join us on Sunday, July 14th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a reception (awards presented at 2:00 PM). Thank you to everyone who submitted and helped make this show a success!

1st Place Nathan Rutkowski New Year’s Day
2nd Place Marleen Nadu Waving flags
3rd Place Herbert Appelson Random Marks
Honorable Mention Alan Lankin Criss-Cross
Honorable Mention John Luca In Tune
Honorable Mention Howard Neifeld Lockjaw
Honorable Mention Michon Proctor Emerald Shadow Bear
Honorable Mention Dorothy Roschen Pillow-2
Honorable Mention Edna Santiago A Normal Day
Honorable Mention Peter Smyth Light Shaft Triptych