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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

IMPORTANT: “Must register online before dropping off artwork.”

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Questions? Contact: gnartleague@gmail.com

Art is Where Work Meets Love.~ Anonymous

“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.