74th Annual Juried Painting Show

On view: April 30, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Gallery Hours: 10am-3pm

Our 74th Annual Juried Painting Show will be on view at the Center from Sunday, April 9th to Sunday, May 7th, 2017. An opening reception and awards announcement took place on Sunday, April 9th from 2-4pm at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts.

Juror: Andrea Packard, Director of the List Gallery at Swarthmore College since 1995. 

"It was a pleasure and honor to review the works submitted to the Cheltenham Center for the Arts' 74th Annual Juried Painting Show. I was impressed by the creativity, technical accomplishment, and verve evident in so many entries.


As an artist as well as a curator and juror, I am keenly aware of the subjectivity involved in making selections and want to stress that because of the great quantity of worthy submissions, it was not possible to include all the works that showed exceptional accomplishment or promise.


While making selections, I thought about how artists must identify and convey a clear idea, visual problem or theorem. When they do so convincingly, they prompt us to see the world in new and less conventional ways. I especially appreciated works that combined individuality, craftsmanship, and clarity of purpose. I gave greater emphasis to works that explore a fresh point of view, an unusual approach to image-making, or that express eccentric spirit. Because the range of talent far outstripped the number of prizes awarded, it is clear that the collective outpouring of creative inquiry is well-nourished here at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. I'm grateful to Margaret Griffen for her leadership and the opportunity to be a part of this exhibition."



Juror's Award - Lisa Hohenstein, Three

Cheltenham Center for the Arts Award - Jeanine Leclaire, Doing What She Must

Mili Dunn Weiss Memorial Award - Donald Fisher, Fox at Home

Alma and Albert Finestone Memorial Award - Christopher Windle, House by the Tracks

Jerry C. Smith Memorial Award - Melissa Tevere, Hearts, Pennypack Park

Cheltenham Printmakers' Guild Award in Memory of Hitoshi Nakazato - John Sevcik, Flare of a Past Sun

Roberta and Irving Portner Memorial Award - Kate Harr, Home ll: Alex

Founders' Award - Rashidah Salam, Queen

Honorable Mention - Jane Rovins, I'll Wait in the Lobby


For any additional information about the show, please call our office at 215-379-4660 or email us at info@cheltenhamarts.org.