November 3-29: "Deep Six"
The six participating artist are, John A.Benigno, Melvin A. Chappell, Mikel Elam, Susan Richards, Rex Sexton and, Sheldon Strober. Each artist will present their own individual theme for their body of work.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 12-4 pm
There will also be two gallery presentations on two Sundays. The first of these will be Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Author and artist, Rex Sexton will read from one of his novels. Award winning artist, Susan Richards and fellow Dumpster Diver and guest, Sally Willowbee will talk on the subject of found object art .
The following Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 pm to 5 pm. John A. Benigno, an award winning photographer, will give a class on “How to Photograph Art Work”.
All gallery talks are free. There is a space limit on the photography class. RSVP is needed.
For more information and to RSVP call or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-843-5018.
Gallery Hours in November: Wednesdays 5-8 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 12-5 PM.
November 9: The Da Vinci Art Alliance Annual Fundraiser
Da Vinci Art Alliance's annual fundraiser is set for Saturday, November 9, in the Sanctuary of Fleisher Art Memorial. This year's event will feature a full dinner buffet, wine, beer, and soft drinks, a silent auction, and entertainment by the Philmore Ensemble and the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, featuring David Stanger and Kristen Norine, directed by Tina Brock.
Reminder that you can park for free in the Fleisher lot, next door to Da Vinci, for this event. Doors open at 6 pm. If you arrive early, Da Vinci will be open till 6, so you can stop in and see the show.
If you plan to bid on silent auction items, please remember that Da Vinci is not equipped to accept credit cards; cash or check only.
Price is $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Da Vinci appreciates your support; we look forward to seeing you on November 9!
The fundraiser this year will include these highlights:
Entertainment: Classical music by the Philmore Ensemble, and Theater of the Absurd by the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, featuring David Stanger
Silent Auction: Including fashion items, art books, gift certificates for theaters, sporting events, and more!
Food: Hors d'oeuvres, full dinner buffet with fine wine, beer, & soft drinks
Come enjoy the evening at the beautiful Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary for the Da Vinci Art Alliance's 2013 Fundraiser.
October 2-30: "Unspoken Stories"
5th Exhibition of the Philadelphia Arts Connection
Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2013 12-6 pm
Philadelphia Arts Connection, led by a sculptor named Kyungja O. Kim, was established in 2010 by a group of Korean émigré artists residing in the greater Philadelphia-New York region. It is a Korean-American artists’ cooperative that meets monthly to provide mutual support and to encourage its members’ artistic growths. In addition, through semiannual group shows, the group strives to promote its members’ visibility to the larger art audiences in the New York-Philadelphia corridor. This is the group’s second show hosted by Da Vinci Alliance.
Among the participants in this show are Kyungja O. Kim, Sueim Koo, Mee Jeong Kim, Soo Arm Ahn, Yeonmi Ahn, Alice Chung, Yeoun Lee, Cara Stickler, Jamie Moon,
Piety H. Choi, Sung H. Ham, Soonnam Kim Singer, along with a new member, Samuel Park. They work in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and sculpture. The exhibition, “Unspoken Stories,” draws from the unique voices, memories, and reflections of the PAC members whose works embrace both Korean and Western art traditions and incorporate their life experiences and exposures to contemporary arts in America.
For further information on the PAC and its show, visit www.philaartsconnection.org
Gallery Hours in October: Wednesdays 5-7 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 12-5 PM.
September 4-29: Nature, Abstracted
Center City Artists Collaborative
Sunday, September 8, 2013 1-4 pm
(the gallery will be open 12-5 that day).
During the month of September at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, the Center City Artists Collaborative will be displaying their art in the group exhibition titled, Nature Abstracted. The exhibition features diverse interpretations upon Nature in abstract styles and will highlight the work of Jean Blumberg, Kitty Caparella, Karen Davies, Susan Leshnoff, Dale Levy, Bill Middleton
Gallery Hours in September: Wednesdays 7-9 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 12-5 PM.
August 3-25: Exotica
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, August 3, 6-9 pm
Image: Dexiang Qian, "Dialogue", oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
Juror and Awards Judge: Ellen Owens
Pat Burns Memorial Award Judge: Kevin Burns
During the month of August, at the Da Vinci Art Alliance will be held the annual juried exhibition on the theme of exotic places, things, and multi-cultural influences. The exhibition displays over 30 artworks in a variety of media and styles. The exhibition features the artwork of 16 artists who were selected by the exhibition juror; Ellen Owens, Executive Director, Philadelphia Magic Gardens, the University of the Arts, and artist.
The opening reception and award ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 3 from 6-9 pm. There will be a special presentation of the Pat Burns Memorial Award.The event is free and open to the public.
Exhibiting Artists: Annette Alessi, Ora Bialik, Roz Bloom, Howard Brunner, Suzanne Comer, Judy Engle, Shaila Gupte, Stephen Kaben, Ona Kalstein, Maria Markovich, Arthur Ostroff, Dexiang Qian, Mina Smith Segal, Ellen Soffer, Ed Snyder, Leslie Sudock, and Ted Warchal.
Gallery hours during the month of August are: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm
July 6-28: “Picturing Prose and Poetry” - Da Vinci Annual Members Exhibition
AN OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES TO ALL CURRENT MEMBERS:
Da Vinci Art Alliance'sAnnual Members Exhibition
a multi-media awards exhibition open to all current Da Vinci members, of visual art influenced by literary passages from prose or poetry
Opening Awards Reception: Sunday, July 7, 1-4 pm
2:30 pm Awards Presentation (Da Vinci Medals and the Doug Kelly Memorial Award for $100)
Gallery Hours: Wed 5-7 pm, Sat-Sun 12-5 pm
Da Vinci Art Alliance's Board of Directors
(Da Vinci Board members and staff are not eligible for awards)
June 1-29: Construction/Destruction an exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture
by Michael and Dean DiPrinzio
Opening Reception, Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Construction/Destruction, an exhibit of paintings and mixed media creations by Springfield residents Michael and Dean DiPrinzio, is on display at the Da Vinci Art Alliance (704 Catherine Street, Philadelphia) June 1-29. Inspired by different interpretations of existing realities, and instilled with a wide range of feelings and emotions, Michael expresses himself through various forms of art. His enigmatic paintings and mixed media creations contain electrifying and bizarre images. He creates found object assemblages and woodworks from natural and man-made materials. Many of his past and present projects have been collaborations with his son, Dean, including current metalworks.
Inspired by nature and his mother, Dean enjoys all forms of artistic expression. His creativity drives him to explore pencil sketch, crayon, pastel, painting, rock sculptures, and mixed media collaborations in any form. Including shows at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Michael and Dean's work has been shown at Saint Asaph's Gallery, Rowan University, Bartram's Gardens, Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation, Lantern Theater, Perkins Art Center, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, Rittenhouse Square, and in private collections, among others. Michael also contributed images to the novel "New U" (2010) by his brother, Daniel. To contact Michael about his work, call 267.738.7902.
June Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Da Vinci Art Alliance is a non-profit artists' organization located in South Philadelphia. The organization was founded in 1931 to serve the needs of professional artists and artisans in the Delaware Valley.
May 8-28: Hear My Color, Solo Show by Linda Dubin Garfield
Linda Dubin Garfield invites you to Hear My Color, a solo show of local printmaker/mixed media artist Linda Dubin Garfield,from May 8 to 26, 2013 . The Artists Reception on May 8 from 6 to 9 PM will also be her annual Pre-Fringe Birthday Party which this year will benefit www.breastcancer.org.
Each year she selects a non-profit to support that coincides withthe theme of the work she makes for the Philly Fringe Festival. This year her theme is My Body My Self. Last year,during a routine mammogram, it was discovered th at Garfield had breast cancer. She underwent surgery and radiation treatment and is now a vocal advocate of annual mammograms that caught her cancer at an early and very treatable stage.
The show at DaVinci Art Alliance will also include work inspired by her extensive travel through Asia, South America and, most recently, Antarctica. She i sincluding an installation entitled Devotion created from visiting many Buddhist countries in Asia and seeing monks, monasteries, stupas and temples in VietNam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
Proceeds from sales at the opening, the show as well as at theFringe Festival in September, now called FringeARTS, will benefit www.breastcancer.org.
Open Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 5 PM or by appointment- Call 610.649.3174 or email email@example.com
May 2- 5: ARTISTS Against Hunger Exhibit
To benefit The Food Trust
The Food Trust works to improve the health of children and adults by making healthy food available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, they developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. www.thefoodtrust.org
Delivery Dates: Sunday, April 28, 10 AM- Noon & Monday, April 29, 10 AM- Noon
Pick up work not selected by juror Moe Brooker, artist, teacher and head of Mayor's Commission of the Arts: Wednesday, May 1, 10 AM- Noon
Exhibit Dates: May 2- 5 2013
Gala Opening Reception*: Thursday, May 2, 6- 8 PM, First Friday, 6-8 PM,
Saturday and Sunday 1-5 PM
ART Sales: Cash & checks to Da Vinci Art Alliance. No credit cards.
Pick up Date: Sunday, May 5, 5-6 PM & Monday, May 6, 10 AM to Noon
The fee for participating in this exhibit is $35 for one or 2 piece(s) All checks from artists should be made out to smART business consulting. There will be a 40% commission retained on all works sold. Cash and checks will be accepted. No credit cards.
We will treat all art with the utmost care. Da Vinci Art Alliance, smART business consulting and Pink Hanger Presents assume no liability for any damages or losses that may occur during this exhibit. We are not responsible for artwork left past May 6.
All entries must be suitably framed and ready for hanging and installation. No work hung by SAW TOOTH hangers will be accepted. All work must be wired. All works on paper and photographs MUST be behind glass. No clip frames. A limited number of pedestals are available; please inquire during drop-off or call ahead to make arrangements. Work should be no larger than 24" in any direction. We reserve the right to decline any questionable work.
All works must have an identification label attached to the front. Entry forms are submitted separately at drop-off. Payment is required at delivery.
*Please bring wine, drinks or food for reception For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2- 30: IT'S ABOUT TIME Art Sisters, group exhibition
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 1pm-5pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-5 pm
By Time Alone 2, monotype with collage by Linda Dubin Garfield
IT'S ABOUT TIME, an exhibit of paintings and works on paper focusing on time and the artist's interpretation of it, opens on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine St in South Philadelphia, with an Artists' Reception from 1 to 5 PM. The exhibit runs until April 27. It is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 PM and by appointment. Call 610.649.3174 to make other arrangements.
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts 2013 runs March 28 through April 27, 2013 and asks "If you had a time machine..." Would you explore events that changed our world? See moments where new ideas were born? Visit places where history was forever altered. Or blaze a trail into the future unknown? For more information, go to pifa.org.
ARTsisters was founded in December 2005, by Linda Dubin Garfield who realized that her long-time friend and fellow artist Leslie DeBrocky* functioned as more than a friend when it came to discussing and helping with her art. She was really an ARTsister, one who understood the process and could really understand the highs and lows involved with the challenges of a professional artist. Together they opened membership to other women and, through word of mouth, now have 24 members and an email list of more than 75 interested women artists. Sharing resources and offering support to each other, the members now have a schedule of shows, both individual and group, for the next few years, including shows in Rosemont, Devon, Philadelphia and Wilmington. Some of the non-profits they collaborate with include: Endow-A-Home, Philadelphia FIGHT, Juvenile Diabetes, The Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community of Philadelphia), The Food Trust, Child Advocates and Laurel House.
"Envisioning Othello" at Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
An awards exhibition of Da Vinci Art Alliance in collaboration with Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre,
2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, featuring art inspired by Shakespeare's Othello and PST's production
Exhibition Dates: April 5-13, 2013
Opening Awards Reception, Curator's Tour, and Panel Discussion: April 6, 4-6:30 pm
Awards Judges: Carmen Khan (Director, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre) and Forrest McClendon (Actor, Othello)
March 2-30 Jack Stagliano, solo exhibition
March 30: Silvia Belviso "Out of sight, out of mind"
With a short recital by the Philmore Ensemble
March 30, 8:00 to 11:00 pm