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.
Formerly the RSFAA Board Chairman, Teresa is intimately familiar with the promotional needs of the show. Working closely with board members and her own marketing team, Teresa develops the show's compelling features into an irresistible message aimed at all who love the arts. Her background in marketing and years of experience successfully managing both public and private projects make Teresa the clear choice to steer the show's multi-layered marketing efforts.
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.
Katie loves connecting people with the arts. Through her work as the founding director for the Gallery at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville PA, Katie curated multi media group shows, managed installations, and hosted lively monthly receptions for artists and collectors. An avid traveler and hiker Katie’s perspective is shaped by experiences in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, and the United Arab Emirates. The Curated Art Walks Katie leads during the shows have become an important part of what RSFAS offers to educate and engage visitors.
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."