79th Annual Painting Show

April 3, 2022 to April 29, 2022

Welcome to the 79th Annual Juried Painting Show.  We are honored to exhibit the work of so many Philadelphia area artists.  

Juror: Jill Rupinski, 

Juror Bio: Jill A. Rupinski is a Professor in Painting and Drawing and Interim Chairperson of the Fine Arts Department at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Jill attended PAFA, majored in painting, and received a four-year Certificate in 1977. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1981. In 2014 Jill was selected to participate in the Senior Artists Initiative Oral History Project. Her video of that project is online. Among her awards she is a 1997 recipient of the Percy Owens Memorial Award for a Distinguished Pennsylvania Artist, from the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a 1976 William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship from PAFA. Her work is in the collections of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Arcadia, Colgate, Villanova Universities, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania. For the past decade Jill has participated as an instructor demonstrating her innovative techniques of Pastel painting in the Maurice River School at the Barn Studio, Millville, NJ. In 2013 and 2014 she has taught in overseas venues of Seillans, France, and the Isle of Arran, Scotland through No Boundaries Art Workshops. She is a member of the French Creek Art Colony, in Pennsylvania, which is a group of plein-air painters. Her work is represented by Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio in Philadelphia, PA.

Congratulations to our award winners! (See slideshow below)

Juror’s Award – Jane Rovins, Mom’s Kitchen

Cheltenham Center for the Arts Award – Barbara Cowan, Nouveau Fantasy

Merle Spandorfer Memorial Award – Nick D’Angelo, Double Bass

Jerry C. Smith Memorial Award – Elissa Sunshine, A Quiet Place

Mili Dunn Weiss Memorial Award – Shannon Cronin, Dream

Roberta and Irving Portner Memorial Award – Stephen Kennedy, Still Life with Green Apples

Cheltenham Printmakers’ Guild Award

in Memory of Hitoshi Nakazato – Eric Leichter, Dalmation Head

Honorable Mentions:

Nancy Granda, Under Streetlights

Colleen Hammond, Study in Blue & Orange I

Charles Keenan, One is More Than a Friend


***Artists - Please note revised art pick up times:

Sunday, May 1st, 1-3pm

Monday, May 2nd, 12-4pm


Please call 215-379-4660 or email info@cheltenhamarts.org with any questions.

Jane Rovins, Mom's Kitchen

Exhibit Details

Gallery Hours:
12 - 5pm Monday - Friday

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 2-4PM

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