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meet our guest jurors
for the June 2024 show

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Barbara Bouman Jay


While studying at the University of South Florida in Tampa, California artist Barbara Bouman Jay first encountered the influence of the 60’s abstract artists which influenced her thinking and art. This led to a three-year travel odyssey, working and studying in Iceland, England, Germany and West Africa. She points to her early childhood experiences freely roaming the sands of her Florida beach community, and her post college years in Sub-Saharan West Africa, as being significant influences in her work. 


Barbara taught art and photography before before becoming a full-time artist. Her work has been featured in many group shows, and her exhibition record includes national art fairs and festivals showing both painting and printmaking. Her solo exhibits have taken place in museum, gallery, and college venues. Her work has received numerous awards and is held in private, corporate, and permanent city collections.

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 Rebecca Segall


Rebecca Segall is the owner and director of Gross McCleaf Gallery, an institution in Philadelphia’s Fine Arts community for the last half-century. An accomplished artist herself, Rebecca is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s South Asian Art Committee, and serves as an advisor to the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


Her varied career has included consumer product sales as an on-air specialist for the QVC television shopping network, as well as real estate brokerage, representing developers in the sale of residential properties. 

Rebecca is a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization focused on meeting the therapeutic needs of children who have experienced trauma in the city’s diverse communities.

what is the jury process?

The term “juried” often appears in the description of an outdoor art show, but what does that really mean?  It may mean something a little different for each show producer, but overall it suggests that the show chooses its exhibitors through a process that focuses on the quality of the artwork. 


The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show uses a “blind jury”, which means our jurors do not see the artist’s names while viewing the artwork during the jury process.  From the hundreds of applications we receive, one hundred and forty three artists are carefully selected for their artistic approach, and effective display.


In order to keep our shows fresh, we also invite new guest jurors for each show, who join our board in deciding which artists will be included in our June and September shows. These art professionals are chosen for their expertise in various media, and/or leadership roles in arts organizations.


Come on out to the show and see the results of this process.

Fri & Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5 
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