81st Anniversary Juried Art Show

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Submission 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Saturday, June 4
Open Gallery  12 to 5 pm
Sunday, June 5
Open Gallery 12 to 5 pm

Reception from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm with an Awards ceremony at 4:30 pm

JUROR: Trudy Kraft

Trudy Kraft, originally from Amarillo, Texas, graduated from Hamilton College and trained at the Arts Students League in New York City. During four years of residence in Kyoto, Japan, she studied Japanese painting, woodblock printing, and other traditional genres. She moved to Philadelphia in 1985. Kraft’s paintings have been featured in the Art in Embassies Program, and she was a finalist for a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.  Work in collections includes Amarillo Art Museum, Tyler Museum of Art, Bryn Mawr College, Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Christopher’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, DuPont Corporation, and AstraZeneca.

She is represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia.

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Student Art Show with Instructor Showcase

Saturday, April 9, 2022, and Sunday, April 10, 2022
Art Gallery is open from 12 to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday
Reception from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm with an awards ceremony at 4 pm
Submission is Thursday, April 7 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Students taking classes at GNAL are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for FREE.

JUROR:  Jennifer Finch
Jennifer Finch is a second-generation artist, with a diversely artistic background. Her mother, Ellen Hall is a painter living in Bucks County, PA, and the founder of the Ivyland Art Group.  Her father, Richard Finch is a renowned wildlife bird carver and sculptor who is now residing in Coryell, TX.  Although she was surrounded by the Fine Arts, she pursued a dancing career in Classical Ballet in Manhattan.  She retired from dancing in 1991 and got her BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, later returning to obtain her MA from New York University in Art Therapy.

Jennifer’s art has been on exhibition at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Ceres and the Times Square Gallery, New York City, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, and Phillips Mill, in Solebury, PA.  She received a grant for her public work titled “Animal Parade” (1999-2008), at Union Square Park in New York City. In addition to the greater metro area, Jennifer has shown at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, in Narrowsburg, NY.  Her work has also been represented in Sullivan County galleries such as Jerico Gallery, The River Gallery, Art of Living, The Red Eft Gallery, and Honey Hill Pottery.  Since her relocation to Bucks County, Jennifer has joined with the other artists and has shown work with the New Hope Arts Center, Phillips Mill, the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, and the Ivyland Art Group.

Although Jennifer’s work covers many figurative subjects, perhaps she is best known for her depictions of the natural world combined with elemental spirits in both her murals and animal portraiture.  Each animal encompasses specific energy, which is believed to offer lessons or implement healing properties.

Reviews of Jennifer’s work can be viewed:  

https://riverreporter.com/issues/03-10-23/LR-rats.htm

https://issuu.com/buckscountymagazine/docs/montco_w17

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Deciduous Tree, 25′ crawl-through, polyester/fiberglass: TREEHOUSE, Zoological Society of Philadelphia, PA, Photo Credit: Matt Wargo for VSBA

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"Black, White and Grey all Over"

On-Site Art Show

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March 12 and March 13, 2022

Submission Date: March 10, 2022 • 3:30 to 6:30 pm

"Black, White, and Grey all over."

Sometimes the most intriguing images are ones that remove the distraction of color and focus our eyes on the ethereal effects of greyscale.
We invite all of our artists to push the boundaries of what is possible with just black and white.

JUROR: Fred Kreitchet

Sculptor Fred Kreitchet was born in Yugoslavia and educated in Germany until 1956 when he immigrated to the United States with his family. After completing high school and his Air Force enlistment, he took a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Hartford and then came to Pennsylvania for his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kreitchet has taught as adjunct art professor at Montgomery County Community College for over 20 years, teaching three-dimensional design, sculpture, mold-making, fabrication, and drawing. His students' projects have been displayed in College Hall and the Art Center, and he regularly conducts art contests where art students jury other art students' projects to increase their understanding of their artistic perspective.

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"COOL IT DOWN" THEME ART SHOW

OnSite Art Show

November 6 and November 7, 2021

Submission Date: November 4, 2021 • 3:30 to 6:30 pm

Just in time for November - Cool colors, cool attitude, cool temps…

Grab your medium of choice and use your imagination to interpret the theme “Cool It Down.”

Most importantly, have fun and stay “cool”!


JUROR: Susannah Hart Thomer

Susannah has a BFA in fashion illustration from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and is a signature member of the following watercolor societies:  PWCS, PWS, BWS and AWS.  She has illustrated children’s books, has won various awards in local and national watercolor exhibitions and was recently featured in an 8-page article in American Artist Magazine.  Ms. Thomer also belongs to several art leagues and groups, and currently volunteers as newsletter editor for the American Watercolor Society (AWS).  She is represented in art galleries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 

That is only one part of her make-up as an artist.

Another part is the continuous appreciation and education of the art world.  Its source comes from personal experimentation, diversity of venues, commission work and most importantly from the community and family of her fellow artists that keep her refreshed, replenished, and energized.

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FALL "Members Only" Art Show

Onsite Art Show

Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12

Submissions: Thursday, September 9 from 1 to 3 pm an 5 to 7 pm

Jurying: Friday, September 10, 2021

Gallery will be open on Saturday, September 11 from 12 to 5 pm and Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm with an Awards ceremony at 3:30 pm.

Juror: Nancy Bee Miller

Nancy Bea Miller relocated to the Philadelphia area from her native New England to attend the University of Pennsylvania. She later went on to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, receiving a 4 year Certificate, and subsequently a Master of Fine Arts.

She teaches art at various Philadelphia area institutions, including Harcum College, Montgomery County Community College and the Main Line Art Center in Haverford PA. She has led workshops at PAFA and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Her paintings, drawings and photographs have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, including the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC; the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA; the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia PA; The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg PA; and the Washington Gallery of Photography in Bethesda, MD among others. She has participated in group invitationals in Australia, England, France and Japan. She is currently represented by galleries in Maine, Pennsylvania and Colorado.

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ART SHOW Sponsored by

Coll’s Custom Framing 

Opening: Saturday, September 25 – 4 week art exhibit

FREE for GNAL Members

Location: 324 Fayette St, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Drop off: Wednesday,  September 22 – from 10 to 4 pm

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"Hip to be Square" Art Show - August 25, 2021

Submission deadline is August 15, 2021

Artwork must be square, no size limit.

Juror: Maura Matthews

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Maura Matthews first learned about color, composition and contrast from her high school art teacher Walt Bartman, whose expressive approach to painting and teaching has had a lasting influence on her.  As a studio art minor at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, Maura began painting in oils with a palette knife and she has been doing so ever since.

An avid traveler, Maura studied at Oxford University and taught English in Japan before moving to “Pigs Alley” in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia in 2000.  Since then she has built a thriving painting business, opening her own studio, the Pigs Alley Gallery, in Flourtown in 2017.  Maura’s vibrant paintings have earned much recognition, including prizes in plein air competitions in Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Whitemarsh Township.  Her work has been exhibited in juried shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Morris Arboretum and Walters Art Museum, among other venues.

A frequent participant in the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festivals, Maura loves to combine creativity and community.  In painting she revisits favorite places, depicting scenes foreign and familiar with a palette knife which lends texture and looseness to her work.  In teaching she aims to help children and adults learn to “see” the world for themselves.