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

meet our guest jurors
for the June 2022 show

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Kathleen Spicer

Ms Spicer attended Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York.


After more than 30 years living in New York, she returned to the Philadelphia area and continues to actively create artwork. She has received several art awards and eight public art commissions, one of which was just completed at New Market West in Philadelphia.


Her work can be found in collections nationally and internationally. She has exhibited in galleries and museums for more than 40 years, and is a member of ARTsisters, Artists Equity, MCGOPA, and InLiquid.


Jay Pastore

Mr Pastore has over ten years of experience in arts administration and exhibitions in both the commercial and nonprofit art sectors.


His wide experience spans ownership of Gallery 50 in Rehoboth Beach, DE, serving as the Artistic Director of the Rehoboth Art League, to his current leadership of the Visitor Experience Department at the Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota, FL.

Mr Pastore has been a juror for numerous exhibitions throughout the MidAtlantic region, including the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery Artists Selection, Sussex County Coastal Camera Club, Ocean City Art League, Newark Arts Alliance, and the Berkeley Arts Council, Berkeley Springs, WV.


Helena van Emmerik-Finn

Ms Emmerik-Finn studied at The Philadelphia College of Art. She has participated in workshops with portrait artist Daniel Greene and still life and landscape artist, June Maxwell.


A pastel artist for forty-five years, she has been an active participant in pastel’s revival as a serious medium. Her favorite subjects are animals and plein-air landscapes of Bucks County.  

Her work has been featured on the 2005 Bucks Beautiful Garden Poster for the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, the 2008 Historic Yellow Springs Poster, and the 2011 Wilmington Flower Market poster. She lives in Buckingham, PA. with her husband, Bob.

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.