for student artists
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As we strive to provide art students with an exciting and valuable experience, we recruit qualified jurors from the arts community in Philadelphia. Anthony Jacobsen and Michael Kowbuz (scroll down for their info) selected the September show winners from our talented pool of student artists. They looked for artists who demonstrate a unique voice, professionalism, and a cohesive style.
Meet Our September 2023
Anthony Jacobsen is the Gallery Curator and Arts Program Coordinator for Burlington County, overseeing exhibits in three gallery spaces. During his time with the county, he has produced nearly 130 innovative and unique exhibitions, directed six years of Teen Arts festivals, and coordinated numerous art workshops, classes, and events.
Michael Kowbuz is co-proprietor of Cerulean Arts Galley and Studio with his wife Tina Rocha. He holds an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and an MA in Community College Teaching from Northern Michigan University. He held the position of Director of Continuing Education Programs at PAFA for 16 years.
September 2023 Student Award Winners
Left to Right:
Brook McVeigh, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
The Jerry’s Artarama “Be Inspired” Award
Holly Dudley, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
The Jerry’s Artarama “Art is Our Life” Award
Keshawna Logan, University of the Arts
The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show “Award of Excellence”
Scott Woyak, Studio Incamminati
The Jerry’s Artarama “Empowering Artists” Award
September 2023 Award Presenter
We were honored to have Joshua Darfler as our September 2023 Student Awards
Joshua joined the Friends of Rittenhouse Square as their new Executive Director in November 2022.