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meet our guest jurors
for the September 2023 show


Rebecca O’Leary


Rebecca O'Leary is a Philadelphia based art consultant with 20 years experience in the field of art and art business.


After a decade of working in the arts in Los Angeles, Rebecca established the Rebecca O'Leary Art Advisory in Philadelphia to help serve corporate and hospitality clients, private collectors and everyone in-between. The Advisory specializes in contemporary art consulting, and public art. 


Rebecca bridges the gap between all parties: real estate developers, architects, interior designers, general contractors, art galleries and artists - with the ability to provide a full range of art solutions for any budget. 

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 Christopher Staples

Christopher has exhibited extensively in New York's Hudson Valley and Florida, as well as Berlin, Germany.


Her work is in numerous private collections and as a former gallery owner, she has curated many exhibits. She holds a BFA, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Hartford Art School.


Inspired by the diversity of plant life in South Florida, Christopher creates dimensional work that explores the lines and shapes of seed pods and leaf forms. The resulting interplay of light and cast shadows project repetitive motifs that push the boundaries between two and three dimensions. 

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.

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