May 18 – June 22, 2019
Perkins Center for the Arts
30 Irvin Avenue, Collingswood
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18 | 5 – 8pm
May 18 – June 22, 2019
Perkins Center for the Arts
30 Irvin Avenue, Collingswood
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18 | 5 – 8pm
Saturday May 11, 2019
Official Event Opening: 6:15-10 pm $100
Exclusive VIP Early Admission: 5-6:30 pm $25 additional
Perkins’ Handcrafted 2019 will be the premiere arts experience in the region.
•Shuttle transport to secret, 20+ acre estate in Moorestown never before opened to public
•Docent tours of gardens, grounds and buildings, some dating back to the 1800s
•Artisanal local cuisine from Harvest Seasonal Grill, Saving Thyme, Sweet Lucy’s, paired with exclusive wine tastings of small batch imports selected for the occasion
•Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake creating delicious desserts through demonstration
•Craft beer sampling provided by Devil’s Creek Brewery, Eight & Sand Beer Co., Flying Fish Brewing Co., Lower Forge Brewery, and spirits sampling by Hewn Spirits
•Artistic demonstrations, including glass blowing, ceramics
•Live music and Bachata dance instruction with Maestro Flaco
•Auction of 1st annual Plein Air exhibition – outdoor art created in Camden & Burlington Counties
•Silent Auction with items from the Kimmel Center, the Ritz Theater, Broadway Theater, plus local restaurants, Pilates and Yoga studios
•Illustrations by renowned artist Denise Fike
All funds raised through the event support the arts and education programs and services at Perkins Center for the Arts, a 501(c)3 organization.
If you are interested in participating in Handcrafted 2019 as a sponsor, in-kind donor, volunteer, or to learn more about the event, please contact Kelly Gannon, Manager of Marketing & Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-235-6488 ext. 316.
2019 Participating Artisan Food & Beverage Companies:
Chef Bennett of Classic Cakes | Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar | Saving Thyme Catering | Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse | Hewn Spirits | Devils Creek Brewery | Flying Fish Brewing Co. | Lower Forge Brewery | Eight & Sand Beer Co. | Origin Almond
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
Holman Automotive Group | Horizon Foundation for New Jersey | PNC Arts Alive | Miller Subaru | Bayada Home Health Care | Garrison Architects | Kitchen & Associates | Tickner Wealth Advisors of Janny Montgomery Scott | Republic Bank | CareKinesis
This annual exhibition in Moorestown features work by staff, faculty and members of Perkins Center for the Arts. It is a diverse exhibition that includes art in a variety of mediums; including ceramic, photography, watercolor, pastel, gouache, oil, acrylic, crayon, pen, pencil, fiber and digital art.
Delivery of Work: April 15 – 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 | 1 – 3pm
Exhibition Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 2pm | Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 4pm
Perkins Center for the Arts announces our 1st Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition at our annual Handcrafted 2019 fundraiser, on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
The 2019 competition begins for participating artists one week prior to the event on May 4 – May 9, 2019. The finished works of art must be turned in by 11:00 a.m. that morning to the event site. Handcrafted will begin at 5:00 p.m. and award winners will be announced at the evening reception. Artists will receive a ticket to the event.
Featuring Three Outstanding Artists in Photography
Aubrey J. Kauffman
Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 6-9 PM
Perkins Center for the Arts
30 Irvin Avenue | Collingswoood, NJ
About the Artists:
John Clarke’s interest in photography developed while he was an architectural student at Cooper Union in the late 1960s. The Cooper students were generally, very talented, poor, living in rundown lofts on the lower east side and struggling to find their way into the design world. The first year architectural students took all their classes with the art students, so they got a great introduction to freehand drawing, two and three dimensional design. At the suggestion of one of his design professors, John bought a used Nikon and began to shoot black and white film around New York City. Slowly photography began to be part of John’s architectural presentations.
After receiving a master’s degree from Columbia University, John was offered a position as an assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture teaching first year year design. The subject of his photography shifted from urban landscapes to rural landscapes and traditional building structure. John’s photo medium changed from black and white film to color slides. The slides left no room for post processing. The crop and exposure you got at the time of taking the photo was the end of the story. You had to get the image right in the camera.
Fast forward some years, John moved to New Jersey and founded Clarke Caton Hintz, a high recognized, award winning architectural and planning firm based in Trenton. During the time John was practicing architecture, the world changed from analog to digital. When he started, architects drew everything by hand. Now, virtually everything an architect designs is drawn with the aid of a computer. The same dramatic change has occurred in photography. Architects and designers went from having vast color slide collections to using digital cameras, Lightroom and Photoshop to illustrate their design intentions.
While in architectural practice, John specialized in the design of large scale, mixed use communities. This interest in urban design gave him a reason to travel extensively both in the U.S and abroad. Photography became critical to his urban design work and documenting his travels became a source of great enjoyment.
Since retirement from architectural practice, John has devoted his artistic talents to fine art photography. His background as an architect is evident in the composition and structure of his photos. A life time of looking intensely at his surrounding is evident in the quality of his images.
Annarita Gentile – As a photographer, I aim to reflect the world around me as I experience it. That is saying a lot, to try to show in an image a personal experience. Some of this aim is accomplished through composition and editing are a result of an individual process and a lot of luck.
We carry emotional narratives deep within our internal world. The narrative holds the meaning to what we see. The mind reacts to an image in .33 seconds. Once we registered what we see, our own meaning is applied to the image.
My work as an artist coincides with my psychoanalytic career. I approach all of my endeavors with a desire to understand my own motivations and how my perspective is formed by my feelings. My emotional perspective and hopefully, expressed production is evident in both my artistic pursuits and professional hours.
For me, the creative process on a shoot occurs in a seamless process from the drive that comes from inspiration to the act of composition. Studio work is an attempt to continue the messaging by selecting certain images and editing which involves a variety of choices.
The message in this portfolio is one of glorious celebration through shapes and colors. For me, this work symbolizes a part of the story of the natural journey from hibernation, and germination, to the blossoming period shown here. What is expressed through the colors, shapes textures and the infinite possibilities of these flowers is a triumph and celebratory victory. And as brilliant as it is, there is some darkness and the sense that change is not far away. This is about the immediacy of the moment. The photos in this collection are flowers in Botanical Gardens in Pennsylvania and Maine, as well as various wooded locations.
Aubrey J. Kauffman is a photographer living and working in New Jersey. He received his BA in Media Arts from New Jersey City University and his MFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has taught photography at Mason Gross, Middlesex County College, Mercer County Community College and Community College of Philadelphia.
He was Guest Curator for “Landscapes: Social Political Traditional” at Rider University, in Lawrenceville, NJ, and was Co-Curator for “On Photography: Culture, History and the Narrative” with LaToya Ruby Frazier at the Mason Gross Galleries in New Brunswick.
His photography has been included in group exhibitions including: The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover DE, The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA; The 38th Annual Wind Challenge Exhibition Series at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia , PA and Expo 35 at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, New York.
He has exhibited in solo shows at The New Jeresey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Enfoco at 7th and 2ND Street Gallery, New York, NY; Southern Light Gallery in Amarillo, Texas; the Marguerite & James Gallery Hutchins Gallery at the Gruss Center of Visual Arts in Lawrenceville, NJ and the Rider University Art Gallery in Lawrenceville, NJ.
He was awarded the Brovero Photography Prize by Mason Gross. His work was named “Best in Collection” by Alpha Art Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ. He was awarded 3rd Place in the Urban Landscapes exhibit at the New York Center for Photographic Arts.
His work is represented in the permanent collections of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, NJ, Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ.
At present he is a Contributing Producer for “State of the Arts” broadcast on PBS and a Contributing Journalist for US1 in Princeton, NJ.
As part of Perkins’ current exhibition, Photography38, photographer Sharon Harris will give a lecture describing the process of pinhole photography and how she uses it to create one-of kind, atmospheric photos. In addition to the lecture, Sharon will show her collection of handmade tin cameras.
Sharon Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, Camden NJ. Her work can be found In several public collections including The Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University Camden Campus, The University of Medicine and Dentistry, Camden, NJ and The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Haddon Twp., NJ. She has exhibited and won awards at the Krappy Kamera, Soho Photo, NY, The Curious Camera, Artseye Gallery, AZ, New York Center For Photographic Art, NY, The Darkroom Gallery, VT, and LightBox Photographic Gallery, OR. Publications include the German publication Kwerfeldein, SHOTS magazine issue 138, Photo pace Gallery ’s Myths Legends and Dreams, Plates to Pixel’s Lenzless, and Krappy Kamera X1 and X11. She continues to photograph, lecture and hold workshops throughout the Philadelphia area. If you would like to learn more about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonharrisphotography.com.
The series will be held in the Living Room Gallery at Perkins Center in Moorestown.
This event is FREE and open to the public thanks to PNC Arts Alive, Be Part of Art.
Perkins Center for the Arts’ 38th Annual Photography Exhibition exemplifies the best and most innovative work by photographers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Paul Cava is a photo-based artist who is known for his sensual and emotionally driven collage work. Concentrating on the figure, Cava’s work speaks to the most intrinsic of human concerns. Paul Cava has exhibited paintings, drawings and photo-based works from 1976 to the present in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, and his work has been collected by a broad range of private and public institutions, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Princeton University Museum of Art, and The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
Saturday, February 2, 2019: 1 – 4 pm
Awards Ceremony: 2pm
Juror’s Awards Totaling $1200
Four artists will be selected by the exhibition’s juror for best in show, 2nd place, 3rd place, and honorable mention.
Museum Purchase Award
One photo in the exhibition will be selected by Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their permanent collection. The maximum payment to the artist for the Museum Purchase Award (funded by Perkins Center) is $600.
Perkins Curators Award
Three artists will be invited by Perkins Center’s curators for inclusion in a future exhibition at our Collingswood Gallery in 2020.
Moorestown Gallery Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
List of Photography 38 Winners:
1st Place – Linda Hollinger, Silhouettes
2nd Place – Howard Brunner, 2015-6629
3rd Place – Yeo Kim, Neo-vanitas #13
Honorable Mention – Jason Varney, Painter, Jamie Wyeth
Juror’s Mention – Richard Boutwell, White House Ruin, Canyon de Chelley, Arizona, 2017
Juror’s Mention – Jacqueline Blizzard, Raw Beauty
List of Artists Accepted into Photography 38:
Amanda Abramson, Girls, Ocean City, New Jersey
Dennis Abriola, On a Morning Walk
Jim Amon, Tree, Vine, Wire
Chris Andricola, Who Made the Cake
Chuck Badia, Paging Norman Rockwell
Amy Becker, Ladders | Phone Prints | Newark Library
Richard Bell, Studebaker | Navajo Code Talker
Jacqueline Blizzard, Raw Beauty
Sarah Bloom, A Part of Things
Joel Blum, Dance Malapaso
Richard Boutwell, White House Ruin, Canyon de Chelley, Arizona, 2017
Elena Bouvier, Domestically Wild
Art Brenner, A Room at the Top, Havana Sarah Bloom A Part of Things | Waiting for PiPO, Havana 2018
Howard Brunner, 2015-6629 | 2016-0227
Dave Burwell, Dancing In Light | Prelude | Invitation
Amanda Czerniawski, Frisbee
Robert Damato, Nor’easter #4
Lene Dronen, Blue
Diane Emerson, Enveloped
Joseph Gilchrist, Sunrise, Zabriskie Point | Mono Lake
Barry Good, Near the Tower
Sharon Harris, Local Haunt #2
Linda Hollinger, Girl With Doll | La Abuela | Silhouettes
H. Jennings, Conversation At Newport Jazz Festival | Amiri Baraka At Dodge
Edward Keer, Market
Scott Kern, Elvis in Odell
Yeo Kim, Neo-vanitas #11 | Neo-vanitas #12 | Neo-vanitas #13
Wayne Klaw, Piper PA-20
Susan LaPierre, The Obscuring Mist
Julia Lehman, Octopus Dancer
Leah Macdonald, Twisted Steps
Roger Matsumoto, (8-3) Orion | (10-52) Calla
Erin Nowak, Bath I | Bath II
Maria Papadopoulos, Come Down To the Basement – II | Come Down To the Basement – I
Jay Pastelak, From the Book, Window Light
Elvira Peretsman, Magic Of Reflections
Bennett Povlow, Bethlehem Mondrian #1 & # 2
Jay Roth, Untitled
Leonard Smiley, Cape May Changing Rooms
John Stritzinger, They Come At Sunset
Jason Varney, Painter, Jamie Wyeth
Barbara Warren, Untitled
Julian Weitzenfeld, Catania Statue | View from Taormina
Joan Wheeler, Klotz Throwing Company I
Enjoy a selection of carefully curated, handcrafted and locally produced fine art & craft at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown.
This show and sale features affordable and original work by local artists and artisans in fine art, jewelry, wearable art, fiber, pottery, decorative arts, and more, just in time for holiday gift giving.
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 2 at 1:00pm.
Mon. – Fri. 10am – 2pm
Sat – Sun 12pm – 4pm
OLIVE OIL & SOAPS
LAURA DELLA FRANCO
Featuring the works of:
GLENN HARREN | KAREN TERRY | TERRI FRASER
Meet The Artists Reception:
Saturday, October 13 | 6 –9PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10AM – 2PM
Saturdays | 10AM – 2PM
Awards Totaling $1100
1st Place $400
2nd Place $350
Third Place $250
Honorable Mention $100
Below is the list of those accepted into this year’s exhibition selected by juror Bill Scott.
White With A Past 5, Acrylic
Sky Snow Rocks Reflection, Acrylic
Channeling Kline, Acrylic
Kirby”s Mill, Oil
Symphonic Stream, Acrylic
Ageing Gracefully, Clay
Purple Haze, Oil on Canvas
A Joyful Stroll
Lot Line, Acrylic
Fresh from the Farm, Colored Pencil
Laura Della Franco
Under the Sea, Pottery
Tree #1, Collograph
Moon on Mountain, Mixed Media
Affinity, Oil on Canvas
Late Wednesday, Acrylic on Canvas
Laura Della Franco
Rock 186: Black Amethyst, Oil on Board
Strawberry Plant on a Stool, Oil on Canvas
High Seas Navigator, Acrylic
My Shining Moment, Acrylic
November Afternoon – Hamilton, Water Color Giclee Print
Allegria, Mixed Media
Ice Fishing, Mixed Media
Outbreak, Mixed Media
Barn Along Towpath, Water Color
Tide Gates, Acrylic
Snow Day, Oil on Board
Journey, Oil on Board
Inner Landscape, Oil on Paper
Transparency & Distortion, Oil on Canvas
A Far Cry, Oil on Canvas
Young Mourning Doves
Selfie – Women’s March, Philadelphia, Watercolor
Flesh, Foil, Flora, Oil on Board
Arabesque II, Acrylic
Thouron, Oil on Board
Self-portrait, Oil on Canvas
Letting Go, Oil on Canvas
Moonlight in the train yard, Oil on Canvas
Golumpki Dinner, Oil on Canvas
Lexi and Laila, Oil on Board
Fall Beauty, Oil on Canvas
To the Bridge, Oil on Canvas
Cyclops, Oil on Canvas
Ir, Oil on Canvas
Colors of Midnight, Acrylic on Wood Panel
Home Alone, Acrylic on Wood Panel
Urbain des Champ, Oil
Painting Myself into a Corner, Acrylic
Woman on beach with palm tree, Mixed Media
Caldera, Mixed Media
Hydrangea Explosion, Mixed Media
Fjadrargljufur Three, Acrylic
Movements of Color at the Beach, Pastel
Running Free, Acrylic
Baixa, Oil on Canvas
A Fox at Night, Acrylic
Gray Scale, Acrylic
Revisited Portrait of a Young Man, Mixed Media
A Room With a View (Not Gone, but Forgotten)
“Philly Special”, Oil on Board
Untitled (aka Backpackers), Collage
Tuscan TerraCotta, Oil
Roller Coaster Seaside Heights, Watercolor
Bird in Hand, Mixed Media