Daily Archives: September 8, 2009

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours – Center City West




The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Studio Tours and Exhibitions  Manager

215-546-7775 x 13, ann@cfeva.org





This October,


Find the Visual Artists

in Center City West!


DoN Brewer


Kevin Broad 

Artwork by Don Brewer and Kevin Broad (L to R)


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours 2009




24 Artists in Center City West


Studio Tours on October 10-11, 2009



Blowout Birthday Party on Friday September 25


Friends of CFEVA Guided Tour on Sunday October 4


Selections from The Studio Opening Reception on Thursday October 8


Citywide Studio Tours during the first two weekends in October

Over 300 participating artists and community partners



Philadelphia, PA – This October, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists™ is pleased to bring you the 10th Annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. Join over 300 professional visual artists, local businesses, arts organizations and galleries to celebrate 10 years of studio art!  Artists and event partners in every neighborhood from Chestnut Hill to South Philly will open their doors free to public in the largest event of its kind in Philadelphia.


This year, the Open Studio Tours is happy to feature the following artists in the Center City West neighborhood:

Madeline Adams

Betsy Alexander

DoN Brewer

Kevin Broad

Mark Bullen

Estelle Carraz-Bernabei                                                                                                                                           Carraz-Bernabei

Elizabeth Core

Deborah Deery

Jerry-Gerard Di Falco

Eric Frantz

Katherine Fraser

Carolyn George / CRG Studios                                                                                                                                George / CRG Studios

Thomas Kohlmann

Melanie Miller

Ted Mosher

Maria Nevelson

Nicole Pellegrini

Paul Rider

Carlo Russo

Jane Steinsnyder

Lauren Sweeney

Aleksandra Vasic-Lalovic

Angela Victor

Ernest Villareal

Burnell Yow!

In addition, we are working with Heavy Bubble, Icon Magazine, PhillySide Arts, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Tsirkus Fotografika, and Utrecht
as Community Partners to provide support and information about the event. Visit philaopenstudios.org for detailed information about participating artists and community partners.


The 10th Anniversary Festivities are just around the corner! For details on the comprehensive schedule of POST-related activities, including artist workshops, receptions, exhibitions, neighborhood parties, and more, visit philaopenstudios.com/Events.aspx. Following is a schedule of this year’s official events:


Blowout Birthday Party
Friday September 25, 5 – 10pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art at 36th and Sansom

Kick off the POST season with a party at  the ICA: Cake, candles, drinks, entertainment by Jasa Li, Tsirkus Fotografika, and projected video installation of and by participating artists. This is one you don’t’ want to miss!

Artist Studios EAST of Broad Street
The weekend of October 3-4, 2009, noon-6pm
All tours are self-guided and free

Visit artists working in South Philly, Bella Vista, Queen Village, South Street, Center City, Old City, Northern Liberties, Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond

Artist Studios West of Broad Street
The weekend of
October 10-11, 2009, noon-6pm
All tours are self-guided and free

Visit artists working in Germantown, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough, West Philly,  North Philly, Fairmount, Center City, and Graduate Hospital

POST Guided Tour
Sunday October 4, 1 – 4 pm
Meet at 1521 Locust Street
Want to visit artist studios, but not sure where to start? Join us for the Friends of CFEVA Guided Tour, and enjoy select artist studios with transportation and refreshments provided. Tickets are $75 each; reservations required. To reserve a space or for more information, contact the Center for Emerging Visual Artists at 215-546-7775 x16 or holly@cfeva.org.

Selections From The Studio
Opening Reception, Thursday October 8, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition runs from Monday September 28 to Friday October 16, 2009
Group exhibition featuring POST artists selected by Julien Robson, PAFA Curator of Contemporary Art. The Gallery at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists is located at 1521 Locust Street, Lower Level, and the Gallery Hours are noon to 4pm M-F.


For a full list of artists; high resolution images; profiles of specific artists;
or more details on events, promotions or sponsorship,
please contact Ann at 215-546-7775 x13 or ann@cfeva.org



Objects & Things @ The Plastic Club

Curator Alan Clawens insisted all entries must be work created outside of the historic art club on Avenue of the Artists, Camac Street, the theme being still life in any media; the Plastic Club artists reached deep into creative reserves to bring work that represents they’re own style yet meet the criterion of the show.  There’s nothing like listening to an artist explain how they’re work meets the rules – it would make a great reality show but in this case everyone seems sincere in bringing their best.

Objects & Things - Marie Davis Samohod

Marie Davis Samohod, Parting of Ways, acrylic.

Objects & Things - Elizabeth H Macdonald

Elizabeth H. MacDonald, Tin Can, relief print.

Objects & Things - Michael Kuncevich

Michael Kuncevich, Facets, monotype.  Kuncevich took first prize in the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s Miniatures Show.  The delicate coloration and high concept of this print is a master class in composition, technique, style and skill.

Objects & Things @ The Plastic Club

Debra Campbell Goodyear, Lemon Aid, photograph, Veronica Schmude, Wheel, digital print and Alden Cole, …And Delicious, mixed media.  Isn’t this a beautiful tableau?  DoN LoVeS that Veronica & Alden are hanging together since they’re both DoN faves.  DoN‘s looking for Ms. Goodyear.

Objects & Things - Mina Smith-Segal

Mina Smith-Segal, Terracotta Head, watercolor.

Objects & Things - Anders Hanson

Anders Hansen, Wild Onions, ink & graphite.

Object and Things @ The Plastic Club

E.S. Holmes, Pipes, acrylic, Thelma Segal, Mexican Paper Flowers, watercolor, Paul Perez, Artist, photograph and Dom Loschiavo, Lunch at Le Magnolie, color print.

Objects & Things - DoN Brewer

DoN Brewer, light being (David Arneson), digital photo.

The Plastic Club is an oasis of creativity, friendship, camaraderie and support; not just a club, it’s a think tank, a hide-out, a studio, a gallery, a place to learn and experiment without fear.  Fear is the mind-killer.