meet the organization
For a seamless three day event, the RSFAS depends on the strength of its partnership with the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Steve has nurtured this alliance during his 23 years of work on the board, evidenced by the community support the show continues to enjoy. A combined 15 years of experience as Marketing Director and Board Chairman prior to becoming Executive Director `has helped Steve gain an intimate knowledge of the show’s framework and a deep appreciation for its idiosyncrasies. Never one to direct solely from behind the scenes, Steve also makes himself available throughout the RSFAS to welcome visitors and address questions or concerns. As you walk the perimeter of the park enjoying the artwork, make sure to stop and say hello to Steve. He can be found during the show, well… everywhere. A frequent exhibitor of his own work, travel is a key source of inspiration for his highly detailed nature and wildlife paintings. A signature member of the international Society of Animal Artists, he is the recipient of their Award of Excellence.
Kris develops relationships with art colleges and universities across the Delaware Valley and beyond. She oversees the planning and detailed orchestration of the student section of our show ensuring a smooth event for all involved. Kris has a talent for interacting with students at all points along the way, providing the structure and information needed for success. The student exhibit in the center of the park is a historic and integral portion of our shows.
A Connecticut native, Maeve moved to Philadelphia to attend La Salle University where she studied Communication and Art History. As a lover of all things art, she found a natural fit in a city famous for its wealth of culture and decided to make Philadelphia her home after graduation. Through her work running the annual Historic Yellow Springs Art Show in nearby Chester County, Maeve found an outlet for her belief in connecting people with the arts. The rich experience acquired during her four years at Yellow Springs pointed the way to becoming the Studio Manager at the popular Teresa Haag Studio & Gallery in Phoenixville. Maeve is thrilled to join our historic show!
The Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association is a non-profit organization.
Its board of directors is comprised solely of artists
who also participate in the show.
Autonomous and independent, the RSFAA receives
no public or private funding to conduct the event.
"Art is our life. Let it be a part of yours."