Members & Faculty Exhibition

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



Photography 37 Awards Exhibition

Featuring Three Outstanding Artists in Photography

John Clarke

Annarita Gentile

Aubrey J. Kauffman


Opening Reception:

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.

Conversations on Culture – The Art of Pinhole Photography

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:

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.

Photography 38

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.

2019 Juror
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.

Opening Reception
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




Conversations on Culture – The Last Veterans

Join us for a conversation with photographer, Richard Bell as he tells us about his book, The Last Veterans of WWII. Bell will discuss his experience working with this amazing group of people, how he found them, and his inspiration. If you would like to learn more about Richard and his book, please visit: and
Chronicling the many faces of the WWII effort, these contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans remind us that the war comprised a collection of Americans from all walks of life.
Appealing to the families of soldiers, academics, history buffs, and veterans of other wars, this collection is a testament to the spirit of patriotism and diversity of a collective American effort.
A lifelong photojournalist and commercial photographer, Richard Bell started his career at Kent State University with a degree in Journalism. After witnessing the shootings at Kent, Richard switched his major from Biology to Journalism. Jobs at two large metropolitan daily papers followed: The St. Petersburg Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. At the Inquirer Richard moved from Staff Photojournalist to Photo Editor where he was awarded the ‘Newspaper photo editor of the year’ award from ’Pictures of the year’ competition (POY). More
Leaving the newspaper business Richard started his own commercial photography business, ‘The Bing Group’, which produced print advertising for business uses. Concurrently he was a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaching documentary photography. Richard is currently working on fine art and book projects at his studio in Medford, NJ.
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.

Members & Faculty Exhibition


This annual exhibition 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.


Artists Reception: Sunday, May 6th  1-3pm

Delivery of Work: 

Week of April 15th -23rd

Pick up work:

Sunday, June 17th  12- 4pm

Monday, June 18th 10am – 3pm

Members faculty Prospectus 2018

Submission :
1.) Login into your account or create a new account.
2.) “Set up Artist Account” button to the right,
3.) “Click here to enter” button.
4.) Enter all the information about your artwork,
5.) Upload pictures of your work. ( if you want)


Submit Your Work


Questions? Please give us a call at 856-235-6488


Exhibition Hours

Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

Photography 36 Awards Exhibition

Featuring Three Outstanding Artists in Photography

On View March 10- April 7, 2018

Meet the Artists Reception: Second Saturday, March 10, 2018  6 – 9pm


Works by:


Carlos Chan– originally from Manila, Philippines and currently residing in Philadelphia, Pa., “I primarily shoot urban landscapes because I am most at home in cities and because I find them endlessly fascinating. I like making sense of how they work, of what holds them together, of what makes them tick. The sheer organization alone that goes into them is, to me, a source of wonder and beauty”.





Philip “Dutch” Bagley – “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself”, from Berenice Abbott. This quote has encouraged my visual sense of direction…my pre-visualization of the final image as I am viewing and capturing the scene; see it, capture it, develop it and present it”.



Stuart Lehrman,” My work is inspired from the natural and man made phenomena I observe in the world around me. The historical context of my work is that of Abstract Expressionism, Post-painterly Abstraction, Color Field painting and Minimalism.”





Philip Carroll, Curator and Karen Chigounis, Executive Director selected each artist, “For their level of professionalism and mastery of the medium through Photography”, which has been the mainstay of Perkins Center for the Arts Photography Annual Exhibition, now in its 37th year.


This exhibition is presented through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and Discover Jersey Arts.

Photography 37

Our 37th annual photography exhibition exemplifies the best and most innovative work by photographers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Juror Hope Proper –  Renowned Collector, former Curator of Exhibitions & Founder of Perkins Center’s Photography Exhibition



Artist Reception
Saturday, February 3rd 2018, 1–4 pm
Awards Ceremony 2pm

Awards Totaling $1100

Museum Purchase Award
One photo in the exhibition will be selected by Peter Barberie Curator of Photographs,The Philadelphia Museum of Art for their permanent collection. The maximum payment to the artist for the 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 2018.


Participating Artists: 

Amanda Abramson   Tall Man, Brooklyn, NY

Chris Andricola          Life /Debut

Philip Bagley             The Three

Richard Barden          Yesterday

Patricia Bender         Untitled (1)  / Enso

Martin Bernstein       New Philadelphia

Chuck Badia            Rorschach’s Fire Birds nest

Richard Bell             Frank’s War

Howard Brunner      2016-2916/2016-2795

Dave Burwell          Standing Watch

James Cicalese        Punk Christmas

John Clarke           Fishermen

Lynn Dunham       Permutations on Light and Space:

Wendy Brusca      Horsepower

Melvin Chappell    I Have a Dream

John Clarke             Chefchaoven

Sandra Davis          The Conversation: Aphrodite and Apollo

Jeff Feeny                Maevis Portrait

Michael Froio          Trenton Cut-Off, Langhorn, Pennsylvania

Annarita Gentile       Pawn / lukoil

Joseph Gilchrist        Clearing Skies Over Marshall Point Light / Pemaquid Light, Late Afternoon

Lionel Goodman            PARIS DENIZENS

William Jordan               Passing Through City Hall  / Night shift

Kate Geiringer              May I help you?

Annarita Gentile            Lukoil  and Pawn

Linda Hollinger              Karina’s Kitchen Peru

Aubrey J Kauffman       Wall of White / 3 Benches Shopping Cart

Linda Kimler                  Tango in Padua

Wayne Klaw                  Three Women #1 / Three Women #2

Randy Koslo                  Childhood Memories – Great Aunt  Dee waiting for her date / Thank you’s from Asbury Park

John Lien                       IPM Tulip / IPM Flowers in Yellow & Purple

Joan Lasota                    Angles & Lines #3″

Kelly Lynd                       Foggy Day

Schuyler McClain            It’s a Washout

Jonathan Michalik           Farm living

Jay Pastelak                    Fallen Yarrow

Roger Matsumoto            6 Panel Photogram – Leaf 42

Richard McGovern           New Year’s – Dressed in Color / Graffiti Abstraction / Mothers in Solidarity

Maria Papadopoulos        Michaela’s Animus

Gary Pelkey                      Portrait Series #9  /  Portrait Series #7

Richard Rappleyea           Milkweed

Mary Rigby                        Respite / Almuerza at Otalvalo, Ecuador

Mickie Rosen                    Ghost Farm / Hoagie Guys

Donnas Schaeffer             Chantelle

Neil Persh                         The Walk

Karen Sanabria                 Busy Day on 54th and 5th

Keith Sharp                       Steamed Window

Bea Soteros                      Marketplace in Cuba  /  Musical Performance in Cuba

J. Verni                             Free as a Bird / Americans in Italy / Gypsy begging

Joan Wheeler                   Night Street

Pat Steo                             Shadows and Light

Samuel Vovsi                   Tango Argentino 1


Photography 37 Prospectus

Register Here

*To enter all artists must register

Receiving Artwork
Friday, January 12, 10am –3:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 12pm –4pm

Pick-Up of Unaccepted Work
Friday, January 19, 10am –3pm
Sunday, January 21, 12pm –4pm

Pick-Up of Accepted Work
Sunday, March 25, 1pm – 5pm
Monday, March 26, 10am–3pm


Moorestown, Gallery Hours

Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 2pm

Saturday & Sunday 12pm- 4pm


This exhibition has been sponsored by:

Lunch & Learn: Dealing with Life Through Art

Lunch & Learn: Dealing with Life Through Art

Dealing with Life Through Art:  A Discussion on Art Collection

with Hope Proper, Collector and Curator

Hope will reference photography as it is the medium that served her best when dealing with life’s challenges.


“The social function of literature, of all art, is to help the individual come to 

         terms with himself upon the earth, to help him confront the deepest most 

        complex questions of life.”

Albert Murray, American Heritage, 9/96, p. 72



Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event.
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown
Click to learn more about the Lunch & Learn Series.
Lunch & Learn is another act of Social Artworking brought to you by PNC Arts Alive. 

Photography 35 Awards Exhibition

Website Header_Photo Awards 35 2017MARCH 11 – APRIL 8

Artist Reception

March 11th, 6-9pm


Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood Photography  35  Award Winners Exhibition featuring three outstanding artists in their field of photography from last year’s Photography 35 Exhibition. Philip Carroll, curator and Karen Chigounis, Director selected each artist, “ For their level of professionalism and mastery of the medium through Photography”, which has been the mainstay  of our Photography Exhibitions now in its 36th year.

Howard Brunner says of his work, “My favorite thing to do is to walk through the urban environment and photograph whatever grabs my interest. Over the years, these urban walks have evolved into a spiritual practice— a walking meditation of sorts.” Barbara Warren says, “What are dreams? Some feel that dreams are messages from our subconscious; some feel that they are the brain’s way of sweeping out the detritus of the day. Whatever they are, I think dreams hold a particular fascination for all of us. Dreams are built from concrete elements of our day to day existence, but the elements are combined in ways that are mysterious, ambiguous, but also meaningful.” Joe Hocker, “While I am truly in love with the intimacy of a contact print and the richness and detail that can come with it, they are somewhat counter to the goal of photographs which is to allow the viewer to enter the scene. To that end I’ve made a series of large prints and created situations in which the viewer can experience the space.”

The Collingswood gallery for Perkins Center for the Arts is dedicated to visual excellence. The curators select worthy artists that have achieved a level of professional proficiency in their respective careers.

Hours & Location

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday  10am – 4 pm

30 Irvin Avenue

Collingswood, NJ 08108


This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional  support is provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Holman Automotive group, The Bunbury Company and the Township of Collingswood.