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Are you a full-time ART student currently enrolled at the college level in Pennsylvania, or surrounding states? If so, you are eligible to apply for our June or September shows. More info HERE


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 2023 show winners from our talented pool of student artists. They looked for artists who demonstrate a unique voice, professionalism, and a cohesive style.

The June 2024 Student Application is closed

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Feb, 2022 

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Meet Our September 2023 
Student Jurors 


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.

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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
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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
Joshua Darfler 

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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.

Thank You
Jerry's Artarama for
donating September's awards!
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