New website for El Aleph Press and new page for
Radley Art Show
4th annual art show, benefiting
Safe Harbor of Chester County
Friday 3/8 6pm-10pm
Saturday 3/9 10am-3pm
with 50 local artists
1100 Country Club Road, West Chester, PAhttp://www.safeharborofgwc.org/html/arti
Poetry and Technology
curated by Heather Christle
Esther Raushenbush Library
Sarah Lawrence College
work included in association with Or Else They Are Trees
oh no! [10/17/12]
my web presence has been less than inconsistent this past year...
here's to a new start! and also,
*10/20-21 Philadelphia Open Studio Tours http://philaopenstudios.org/post/neighbo
from noon - 6pm each day, STUDIO 116, at
915 Spring Garden, Phila PA
I will be there all Saturday, and for the first two hours Sunday -- though
at least one studiomate should be there throughout, so stop in!
*Unionville Art Gala 2012
11/9 6pm - 9pm, and 11/10 10am - 3pm
750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Sq PA
*Safe Harbor Art Show
Radley Run Country Club, West Chester PA
*40th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show
Chester Springs, PA
>>details to follow!
WISH YOU WERE THERE
will be running again!
after the Green Line show, WYWT was picked up by the
University City Arts League
and will be on view in a new and expanded form
this November, 11/4-11/27
Opening reception: 11/11, 6pm-8pm
and congratulations to curator Kaitlin Kylie Pomerantz!
Art Gala 2011 (36th Annual)
will be Saturday 11/12
Unionville High School
Kennett Sq. PA
support the school and see the work of Chadds Ford (area) artists
7th Annual Festival of Gardens
Barclay Friends' Festival of Gardens Tour
Sept. 10, 2011 10am-3pm
West Chester, PA
I'm participating for the 2nd year in this tour which pairs artists with gardens in the town of West Chester, to benefit the Horticulture Therapy program at Barclay Friends.
For tickets and information: http://bf.kendal.org/features/BarclayFri
Wish You Were There
Philadelphia artists thinking about the natural world...
Rebecca Miller, Samantha Dylan Mitchell, Matthew Colaizzo, Sarah Finestone,
Michael Branca, Paul Richardson, Andrew Defrance, Kaitlin Kylie Pomerantz
GREEN LINE CAFE
3649 Lancaster Ave.
Wish You Were There presents the work of eight Philadelphia-based artists grappling with ideas about the natural world. Featured works draw from a range of references-- from traditional landscape and still-life painting, to pop culture postcards and technicolor photographs, to scientific illustration and visual taxonomies, to more idiosyncratic, obsessive and personal visions. This grouping of work reveals the complexity of the urban dweller's relationship to real or imagined ideas of a geographical, ecological "other". Beyond mere escapist fantasy, Wish You Were There highlights the variety of ways that we experience, interpret, project ourselves onto and lose ourselves in "nature" or an amorphous, and often greener "beyond".
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th, 6-8pm
Refreshing beet kvass by Powelton Village's own Food and Ferments!
Edible tidbits from Philadelphia's only sustainable grocery delivery service, Harvest Local Foods!
[announcement stolen from curator Kaitlin Kylie Pomerantz]
Art Show Punk Show II
Hong Kong Garden
F June 3rd 7pm
music + art
HK; Old Scratch; Cool Moms; UANDI; Prime Homeless Time; and Scotty Leitch
(work hanging 6/3-7/22)
Bookplace, Oxford, PA
I'm participating in the rather unusual "chrysalis show":
Second Chance at Stardom...Painting Over Existing Art
2373 Baltimore Pike
F 1pm - 4pm
Sa 10am - 5pm
Su 12pm - 5pm
and by appointment
Curator T. Mark Cole collected artwork from thrift stores, and more, which he then assigned to new artists, with a challenge to make the forgotten pieces decent.
Mound: Spring Garden 2 is temporarily residing at Adorn boutique's new location in Fishtown!
The piece was installed in time for the re-opening celebration last First Friday, May 6th.
It's always thrilling to see your work in a new context.
Visit my painting at
1314 Frankford Ave.
or go to http://www.sarahlewisjewelry.com/
and pick 'about' < 'adorn boutique', to see a slideshow, including my work
Westtown Art Show
I took part in another two day show -- this one to benefit Westtown School.
Friday April 15, 5-9pm
Saturday April 16, 10am-2pm
West Chester, PA
Literati vol. 2
I'm excited to be included in the Spring 2011 issue of West Chester University's literary magazine -- purchasable and previewable here: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/li
Editor Michael Bagwell and I worked on a series of paired poetry and drawings, to form The Weed Cycle.
I also contributed the cover art.
Rhythm and Noise! New Explorations in Color and Form
at ART (that matters)
55 W. Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY
For this show of ten emerging artists, I'll be joining my former classmates from Alfred!
Opening: Thurs. March 3, 7-9pmwww.artthatmatters.com
Radley Run Art Show
benefitting Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester
March 18, 6pm-10pm
March 19, 10am-3pm
Radley Run Country Club
1100 Country Club Rd
West Chester, PA
This 2nd annual show of local artists supports a different local charity each year. Safe Harbor is "an independent, non-profit organization providing food, shelter, friendship, counseling and recovery opportunities for men and women in Chester County." http://www.safeharborofgwc.org/
Rodger LaPelle Gallery
I have a small painting of PAFA classmate, Lucia, in our Spring Garden studio in the LaPelle Gallery group show: On the Move.
January and February 2011
122 N. Third St.
Wed-Sun 12pm - 6pmhttp://www.rodgerlapellegalleries.com/
Art Gala 2010 and Philadelphia Art Salon on the Main Line
Apologies for not posting until after the fact, but this past weekend (11/12-14) I participated in two large group shows:
* Art Gala 2010 in Unionville, PA -- a show which has grown quite a bit over its approximately 35 years, and now includes almost 100 artists from the community
*Philadelphia Art Salon on the Main Line -- a show of similar size, put together by "artist and innovator" Caryn Kunkle, who hosts a monthly salon for Philly artists
(about which more information can be found here: http://thephiladelphiasalon.wordpress.co
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
This weekend, October 9 and 10, come visit my studio as part of POST (http://www.philaopenstudios.com
A great number of artists' studios east of Broad Street will be open from noon - 6pm for visitors both days, including mine -- which is listed as part of The Sleepwalkers' Collective (http://sleepwalkerscollective.blogspot.c
I can be found at 915 Spring Garden (an enormous studio building with so many other stops on the tour, right there!), studio #116.
>This will also be the final weekend of the Boys Life show at Pterodactyl Creative Project Space -- which came together beautifully...
Portraits at the Oxford Arts Alliance
Three of my portraits from the year between undergrad and PAFA will be in this show, opening Friday (along with work from the chair of the program I just graduated from, Dan Miller, apparently!).
Reception: Sept. 10, 2010, 5-8pm
I think they're also doing a first (2nd) friday and open studio thing
Oxford Arts Alliance
38 S. Third Street
The show appears to run until the end of the month
>> Hey, so that makes three shows I'm in that are opening this weekend:
-Portraits, Oxford Art Alliance
-Drawn Attentions, Hopkins House Gallery (reception 9/26)
-Boys' Life, Pterodactyl Philadelphia
and also one demonstration/event:
-Barclay Friends' Festival of Gardens
and I believe it's the last weekend of the Selections show at PAFA...
September 8 - October 9, 2010
I will be in a curated show of recent drawings at the Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art
Reception: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2-4pm
Hopkins House Gallery
250 South Park Drive
Lee Benedict Jones
West Chester Garden Tour
I will be part of the Barclay Friends' Festival of Gardens on September 11, 2010. This garden tour, which takes place in West Chester, PA, features artists working in private gardens. It benefits the Barclay Friends Horticulture Therapy Program.
Saturday, 9/11/10, 10am - 3pm
For tickets visit: http://bf.kendal.org/features/BarclayFri
September 11-October 9, 2010
I will be in a curated show with three PAFA alumni (and one other artist) at Pterodactyl Creative Project Space.
Zach Martin and Sarah Jackson Moore summed it up in their proposal:
"This exhibit will explore youth and nature through the guise of Boys
Life Magazine. The Boy Scouts of America, the distributors of this
publication, have long been a leading shaper of the masculine youth in
this country. Specifically, our interest lies behind the conditioning
of adolescent white heterosexual boys and their connection to the
natural world in which they learn."
Boys Life Show
Pterodactyl Creative Project Space
3237 Amber St. Box 3 Fifth Floor North
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Saturday, September 11 8pm-12am
Music by Crills Wilson, Born Pilot, Kill You in the Face
Saturday, October 2 8pm-12amhttp://pterodactylphiladelphia.org/galle
I am in the midst of moving to a new studio space with 7 fellow PAFA grads (spread out over 2 rooms), in the large studio building at 915 Spring Garden.
I'm excited to finally have windows! (but a little anxious about giving up the cocoon-like space I've been working in)
We just registered for POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: http://www.philaopenstudios.com
) as The Sleepwalkers Collective, so come check us out on the tour October 9 and 10, 2010 or contact me to schedule an individual studio visit.
I was chosen for "Selections from the 109th Annual Student Exhibition" - a self-explanatory show - which means I'll have a piece loaned to the PAFA museum through September 12th
for: my MFA Thesis Exhibition
what else: the 109th Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA
where: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 N. Broad St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19102
when: opening reception (free): 5/14/10, 5-8:30pm
exhibition continues (with tickets to PAFA museum): 5/15-6/6 (closed Mondays)
I have a painting in the 6th Annual Juried Art Show: Drawn from Nature
at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.
Go just to check out the park around it! It's especially beautiful right now!
The Audubon Center's also right next to Valley Forge Park.
Reception: 4/16 5-8pm
1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon PA 19403
I was awarded Second Prize at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Honorable Mention at the Plastic Club receptions yesterday, 4/11/10 (see below for exhibition information).
April 9-29, 2010
I will have a portrait in the show for Continuing Ed students at Gallery 128.
(I took Advanced Portrait Painting over the summer)
Reception: Continuing Education Student Exhibition
Friday April 9, 4-6pm
128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia PA
May 15- June 21, 2010
I'll be showing work, along with many of my graduating classmates from PAFA, at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, as part of their juried "PAFA Graduate Program Exhibition."
Reception: Saturday, May 22, 5-7pm.
with gallery talk
120 Long Beach Blvd
Exhibiting (2 shows, 1 block)
* I will have a painting in the "147th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings" at the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
Juror Jon Redmond [http://www.jonredmond.com/paintings08.ht
] is one of my favorite local painters.
Reception: Sunday April 11, 2-4pm
235 S. Camac Street, Phila.
* I will also have two pieces in "Black and White" at The Plastic Club.
Reception: Sunday April 11, 2-5pm
247 S. Camac Street, Phila.
I will have work in the Dragonfly Forest Art Show, which benefits an organization which provides overnight camp experiences to children with serious disorders and illnesses.
Fri 3/05 6pm-10pm and Sat 3/06 10am-3pm
Radley Run Country Club
1100 Country Club Rd, West Chester, PA
Open Studio Night at PAFA has been postponed till Friday, February 19th -- same time, still come!
Open Studio Night
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I am doing my graduate work, is hosting an Open Studio Night, this Friday Feb. 12th, 5:30-8pm. This is a chance to see the studios and artwork of many PAFA students -- 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Rebecca is in the final semester of her MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. (Feb. 2010)