The deadline for our September show is March 7th, 2022

meet our guest jurors
for the September 2022 show

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Paul Downie

 

Paul Downie is an artist, musician, educator and arts administrator. He is currently the Executive Director of the Community Arts Center in

Wallingford, PA. 

 

Mr Downie has worked extensively as a muralist, painting over 30 murals in Philadelphia and Chester since 2005. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Delaware County Community College and Tyler School of Art. 

 

Mr Downie holds an MEd from Tyler School of Art. Currently. He grew up in rural Central Pennsylvania, but has been a part of the Philadelphia arts and cultural scene for more than two decades.

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 Anki King
 

Anki King is currently the Associate Director of the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at The Art Students League of NY. After completing her arts education in Oslo, Norway, King moved to New York City in 1994.

 

She is an active artist and curator who works frequently both in Europe and in the United States. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Appleton Museum of Art, in Ocala, FL.

 

She was recently featured in the book Kunstnerliv, a collection of 19 Norwegian contemporary artists. She is also featured in the documentary Artists in NYC, available at Amazon.

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Constance McBride

 

Constance McBride delves into gender-based issues with ceramic sculpture, installations and mixed media. Her work is exhibited internationally in the USA, Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

 

Notable domestic exhibitions include a solo at Tubbs Gallery, Rehoboth Beach DE, and a Contemporary Forum Grant Recipient's exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum.

 

Group shows include an artist in residence exhibition at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center in Chautauqua NY, CraftForms at Wayne Art Center in PA, The Clay Studio National, and Beyond the Brickyard at Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. 

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.