Eduardo Verdecia was awarded the Juror's Prize by Luella Tripp in 3rd Street Gallery's Winter Collection Exhibition this past January, 2018. Verdecia is a Cuban artist who lives and works in the United States. He was born in Holguin, Cuba in 1978, where he received his BFA from the Academy of the Fine Arts “El Alba”, in 1998 and had his first major exhibition which focussed on "discontent with late 20th century Cuba´s immediate reality through anecdotes arising out of the relationship between society and individuals."
Exhibition Dates: April 4-29
First Friday: April 6, 5-9
Reception: Sunday April 8, 12-4
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5PM
Conny Parsons presents a series of large oil paintings that are visually or physically split. Parsons references objects in and aspects of nature such as stones, earth, wind, air and water. Like or dissimilar natural objects are shifted or joined into a whole that is greater than the components. Like objects are repeated, reversed or misplaced. Dissimilar images are joined in a cohesive way through color, shapes, movement, transparency, and repetition. This series is about the continual change in the primitive, natural world. The artist allowed imagery to happen as she painted and playfully terms the resulting series as “Organized Chaos”. Parsons has a BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin and also studied Fine Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has taught art, worked in graphic design, illustration, and mural painting. She also works in mixed media, watercolor and mono print. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States.
February 1, 2018 – February 25, 2018
First Friday, February 2, 5 - 9 pm
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sun. 12 - 5 pm
Landscape Variations, a selection of landscapes in a variety of media by gallery members: Carol Albrecht, Jasmine Alleger, Agathe Bouton, Howard Brunner, Jean Burdick, Pia De Girolamo, Carol Deutsch, Nicole Patrice Dul, Nancy E. F. Halbert, Tom Herbert, Katherine Kurtz, Citlally Miranda, Jacqueline Unanue
Dec 8, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017
First Friday: December 1, 5-9pm
Artist’s Reception: December 3, 1-4pm
Howard Brunner is a Philadelphia-based photographer and an Associate Member of 3rd St.Gallery since 2015. Though he is best known for his documentary-style photographs of the urban environment, it is the metaphysical encounter with that environment that drives him to make photographs. Everyday Matters features a small sample selection from what is a much larger body of work entitled Urban Eyes. This and other bodies of his work are available at his website:www.hbphotoart.com.
Howard’s work is represented in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the James A. Michener Museum of Art in Doylestown, PA, and the Allentown Museum of Art in Allentown, PA. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally for 36 years. He holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Delaware (1984) and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Philadelphia College of Art (1971). He was a Professor of Photography at the Art Institute of Photography for 31 years (retired) and remains a faculty member of the Temple University Architecture Program, offering a course entitled Photography and Visual Literacy.
Artist Reception: First Friday - November 3, 5-9PM
Agathe Bouton is a French artist, originally from Paris. She moved to Philadelphia 3 years ago, and is now based in Wynnewood PA. She works mainly in various forms of printmaking, but also in painting and collage.
She studied in one of the finest and most famous applied art schools of Paris, ESAA Duperre, and has shown her art in many exhibitions in France and around Europe, as well as Australia, Japan, India, Burma, West Africa, Turkey and the USA. She has won a number of awards for her work
Some of Agathe’s work is displayed at the Gallery Martine Namy-Caulier in Paris, and she also has work in the permanent collection of the National Library of Paris.
Since leaving Paris 13 years ago Agathe has lived and exhibited her work in London, Rangoon (Burma), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Dakar (Senegal), and Istanbul (Turkey), before now settling in the US. Her work is inspired and fed by all her experiences and the cultures she has interacted with during her travels.
Her work breaks the boundaries of the traditional medium of engraving and etching. Her modern approach to this ancient technique means her work tends to be more colorful and pictorial, and less graphic than traditional engraving.
Agathe is a Professional Artist Member at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA, InLiquid Creative Member, Artist Member at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and Full Member of the 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia.
This September, the 3rd Street Gallery is proud to present a multifaceted program that includes a month-long sculptural installation in the Annex Gallery and an evening of poetry and film that will offer visitors a time to reflect upon the inner strength and courage it takes to be migrant and an immigrant.
The presentation includes Left Behind, a month-long exhibition of the work of gallery member, Carol Wisker, a multimedia and installation artist, Complexion Dark, a 6 minute video by gallery member, Francesca Costanzo, a video artist and political activist, coupled with poetry readings by three award-winning poets including Cynthia, Arrieu-King, Emari Di Giorgio, and Jade Fleming, about the challenges of having personally emigrated to the US or about being a descendant of immigrants
The condition of human diaspora has existed from the time we were migrating nomads. Modern day migrations, caused by fear, disease, hunger and war are now rampant throughout our world. Today, none of us are totally secure from becoming part of the diaspora of our time. Question: if you had to flee…what would you leave behind? Children? Parents? Home? Possessions? Culture? Language?
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, August 31- Sunday, October 1
First Friday September 1, 5-9 pm
Film and Poetry Event: Wednesday, September 13, 7pm - 8:30 pm
Film running time is 6 min
Regular Gallery Hours: noon-5, Wednesday-Sunday.
Artist Carol Wisker remembers a time when she was traveling at sea on a small boat and became embroiled in a fifteen-hour storm that could have easily capsized the boat. During those hours the fear she experienced made her aware of her inner strength, which she did not know existed. She has repeatedly drawn upon this strength in a variety of life situations. She can imagine how people faced with fear, for themselves or the lives of those they love, experience a similar all encompassing psychological “fight or flight” response. It is at this point all possessions and security becomes meaningless.
Carol Wisker’s fiber and found object sculptures she calls Accumulators, are based on beach findings that come from the ocean picking up shells, fishing lines, seaweed and shards of life as they roll through the ocean as directed by the tides. They are metaphors for the wave or tide of people and the objects they leave behind. The largest Accumulator is eight-feet long containing a myriad of domestic items including broken door “hinges” and broken keys. A lone fiber and ceramic figure, still standing tall but ravaged by war, surveys her torn-apart body and surrounding landscape.
Carol Wisker is a multimedia and installation artist born in Brooklyn, NY and now residing in Philadelphia. She has BA's in textile arts and psychology from Mansfield University and and MA in education from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Her artistic practice includes teaching in maximum security prisons for fifteen years. Carol has been the curator and juror for many exhibitions Her work is in corporate collections and has been shown in museum exhibitions.
Francesca Constanzo’s film Complexion Dark, examines immigration through the lens of her grandfather who migrated to America from Italy in 1920. Her video piece shows a startling comparison that being a refugee in 2017 is not much different than being one in 1920. The film's ultimate message is that we are all descendants of immigrants. Costanzo's film was accepted into the Woodmere Museum's 76th Annual Juried Exhibition.
Francesca Costanzo is a video artist living and working in Philadelphia. After studying graphic design and advertising at the Philadelphia College of Art(University of the Arts), she remained devoted to her craft for over 30 years. In that time, Costanzo developed and designed successful cutting-edge advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. Now, she devotes her time to producing films that speak to her audience on a more personal level with themes that include the current political climate.
Cynthia Arrieu-King was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and earned her PhD at the University of Cincinnati. A former Kundiman Fellow, Arrieu-King is the author of the poetry chapbook The Small Anything City (2006) and the full-length poetry collections People Are Tiny in Paintings of China (2010) and Manifest (2013). With Sophia Kartsonis, she co-authored the chapbook By Some Miracle a Year Lousy with Meteors (2013). She also co-wrote the collection Unlikely Conditions (1913 Press, 2016) with the late Hillary Gravendyk
Arrieu-King is an assistant professor at Stockton University and has been a featured poet at the Dodge Poetry Festival.
Emari DiGiorgio's debut collection The Things a Body Might Become is forthcoming from Five Oaks Press in September/October 2017. She is the recipient of the 2016 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring Jake Adam York and has received residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. She teaches at Stockton University, is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poet, and hosts World Above, a monthly reading series in Atlantic City, NJ. https://www.emaridigiorgio.com/
Jade Fleming has a BA in Literature and a concentration in Creative Writing from Stockton University. She is a first generation American whose family is from Grenada in the West Indies. Jade is a current Fulbright recipient and will be spending a year in Malaysia. She is working on her first chapbook, an exploration of her dueling identities as a first generation American of West Indian descent.
June 1 - July 2, 2017
First Friday: June 2, 5-9 pm
Public Reception: Friday: June 9, 5-8 pm
Star Wheel Printers a collective of professional artists that aims to support, promote and share printmaking with other artists and communities in the Philadelphia region. We acknowledge the area's strong community of printmakers and present a means to share our passion for relief, intaglio, planographic, and serigraphic printing. The collective seeks to engage dedicated emerging and professional artists by forging connections through collaborative projects, exhibitions, discussions, and a continued exchange of ideas. We seek to foster and encourage an appreciation of printmaking by further educating each other and the community about this art form.
Features work by members:
Nicole Patrice Dul
Linda Dubin Garfield
Elaine M Ernie
3rd Street Gallery Annex exhibition, RED, to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the American Heart Association™ this February 3-26, 2017.
3rd Street Gallery Annex is pleased to present RED, an invitational exhibition and sale of original artworks organized in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA) to generate awareness and support for the work of the American Heart Association and celebrate Philadelphia's vibrant visual arts. Participating artists include the members of 3rd Street Gallery and their invitees.
All work will be 12" x 12", priced at $500 and under, and will feature the color red, which each artist will interpret in their own unique way. The theme highlights February as American Heart Month, as well as the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign and Friday February 3rd, National Wear Red Day ™, which raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of works will benefit the American Heart Association.
First Friday, February 3, 5-9pm
First Friday Opening Event, 5-7 pm. Americans Heart Association staff will be in attendance and available to answer questions about the AHA's mission and about heart health. Participants are invited to wear red for the occasion.
Closing Reception, Sunday February 26, 1-3PM Refreshments will be served. Brief lectures on heart health will be featured, topics TBA.
Bobbie Diamond Adams: Remembering China
"The world you see there is unlike anything else; the work you see here is inspired by China's vast majestic and breathtaking landscapes, seemingly unaffected by the interloper humanity. As it turns out, it seems that China was speaking to me long before I actually got to stand on the Great Wall or climb the Guilan mountainside. I strive to present moments in time, to create atmospheric places..... to create artwork whose subject is open to many interpretations..somewhere between what you see and what you feel. At any rate, the images tell the story better than I. I have been working this way for a long time."
Adams works in her studio in Tacony, north of Philadelphia, and as a shop assistant in the Printmaking Department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has a BA in Studio Arts from the University of Rochester and has taken advanced studies at Womens Studio Workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Penland, PAFA, UARTS, the NJ Printmaking Council. Adams has shown DaVinci Art Alliance and Perkins Center for the Arts; Montgomery County Community College; Southern Graphics Conferences in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Knoxville. She has won jurors awards from Perkins Center for the Arts, Ellarslie Museum, Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Third Street Gallery Philadelphia. Professional affiliations include INLIQUID Art and Design Network, Southern Graphics International Print Council, Guild of Papermakers, Women's Studio Workshop, and the Printmaking Council of New Jersey.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - MARCH 27, 2016
FIRST FRIDAY: March 4, 5-9pm
ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, March 6, 1-4pm
3rd Street Gallery's Associate II Members Group Show.
Featuring works by:
Kathleen Babb • Peter Cunicelli • Francesca Costanzo • Constance Culpepper • Rhea Dennis • Lisa DeGirolamo • Jacquelyn Ferretti • Leander Fontaine • Franz Fox • Nancy E. F. Halbert • Andrew Hart • Mary Beth Kazanicka • Katherine Kurtz • Lisa Rowe