3rd Street Gallery Annex exhibition, RED, to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the American Heart Association™, this February 3rd – 26th, 2017!
3rd Street Gallery Annex is pleased to present RED, an invitational exhibition and sale of original artworks organized in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA) to generate awareness and support for the work of the American Heart Association and celebrate Philadelphia’s vibrant visual arts.
Participating artists include the members of 3rd Street Gallery and their invitees. All work will be 12″ x 12″, priced at $500 and under, and will feature the color red, which each artist will interpret in their own unique way. The theme highlights February as American Heart Month, as well as the AHA’s Go Red For Women campaign and Friday February 3rd, National Wear Red Day ™, which raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of works will benefit the American Heart Association.
3rd Street Gallery Annex, Located at: 45 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, (215) 625-0993 Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00pm
First Friday, February 3rd, 5:00 – 9:00pm
First Friday Opening Event, 5:00 – 7:00pm. American Heart Association staff will be in attendance and available to answer questions about the AHA’s mission and about heart health. Participants are invited to wear red for the occasion.
Closing Reception, Sunday February 26th, 1:00 – 3:00pm. Refreshments will be served. Brief lectures on heart health will be featured, topics TBA.
3rd Street Gallery, an artist-run fine arts gallery, opened its first space in 1978 on the corner of 3 rd and Bainbridge in South Philadelphia. It has shown numerous artists since its inception and currently hosts fifty member-artists. These multigenerational, award-winning artists hold advanced degrees in the arts and sciences, work in diverse traditional and contemporary media, and have their works included in collections at museums, as well as in corporate and private collections.
The American Heart Association™ (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. The AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives.
Thank you to Pia De Girolamo, 3rd Street Gallery for the content of this post.
All Together NOW! An Annual Members ExhibitionCelebrating
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours 2016
October 5-30, 2016
The 3rd Street Galleryis pleased to present All Together Now! An Annual Members Exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, mixed media, ceramic and fiber art. This exhibit coincides with the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: POST 2016, a program of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country. As a Community Partner with POST 2016, 3rd Street Gallery supports POST’s mission to foster community engagement with the visual arts in Philadelphia.
Copse, Jim Stewart
In addition, as a Creative Partner of the Main Line Art Center’s “Panorama 2016: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century”, a project celebrating the photographic image and digital media, the 3rd Street GalleryAnnex presents Remix: Integrating Art and Technology, an exhibit highlighting the work of those members who use photographic and/or digital art technologies or who blend traditional processes with photographic/digital media.
Toast, Constance Culpepper
Gallery Hours: noon-5, Wednesday-Sunday.
First Friday, October 7, from noon to 9 pm
An Artist’sReception will take place on Sunday, October 9, 1-3 pm.
POST 2016 weekend activities will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, 12-6 PMand will include art technique demonstrations, Artist Talks and a Drawing for a basket of art supplies.
Figure in Blue and Orange, Nancy Halbert
About 3rd Street Gallery: The Gallery has been in existence since 1978, opening in its first space on the corner of 3rd and Bainbridge in South Philadelphia. As one of the oldest artist-run fine art galleries in the City it has been home to thousands of Philadelphia artists. The members are a diverse group of artists of all ages and backgrounds. They are multigenerational, have advanced degrees in the arts as well as the sciences, work in diverse media from the traditional to the digital, range from the classically trained to the self-taught and include arts educators, award-winners, and artists whose work is collected by museums as well as by corporate and private collectors.
Side, Keith Sharp
About the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: Each October, the Tours span 20 unique Philadelphia neighborhoods, feature over 300 participants, engage audiences topping 30,000, and introduce Philadelphia’s professional artists to locals and tourists alike. As an annual Fall festival of visual art, the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours includes self guided tours of artist studios and related creative workspaces, gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, and guided tours.
Tempest, Tom Herbert
About Main Line Art Center: Main Line Art Center, located in Haverford PA offers visual art classes and contemporary and innovative exhibitions. Committed to increasing the visibility and accessibility of art, the Art Center also presents exhibitions and events in the community, including Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, an annual celebration of the photographic image and digital media which last year featured 60+ events over the course of two months presented by the Art Center and its 35+ Creative Partners.
Q & A WITH THE ARTIST – Friday, July 15, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The 3rd Street Gallery is pleased to announce, Sweet Tooth, the solo show of photographer Neil Marcello whose works continue to explore complex industrial solutions that ultimately become the problems that bear examining.
In Sweet Tooth Neil’s photographs of architectural dioramas, that he designed and hand built, suggest the role industry plays in the production of candy and the use of artificial dyes in the United States. His interest in the candy industry began as a boy consuming readily available sweets such as Nestles, Butterfinger, which just recently eliminated artificial dyes in its manufacturing process for this particular brand of candy.
He was surprised to learn that the Mars candy manufacturing company used (and continues to use) natural dyes in their production of candies in Europe, and the United Kingdom, but not in the United States.
He says, “I offer them up as kitsch motifs, similar to the shapes, colors and forms used by candy manufacturers to stimulate and entice the viewer…”.
While viewing these fantasy images, Neil encourages the viewer to reflect on how far we may be willing to go in order to satisfy our cravings. Together with the launch of his latest exhibition, Neil has collaborated with Philadelphia street photographer, Ronald Dean Corbin, on the release of Corbin’s new self-published photographic book, entitled “Photographs My Way” (2016), available on Amazon.
3rd Street Gallery, an artist-run fine arts gallery, opened its first space in 1978 on the corner of 3rd and Bainbridge in South Philadelphia. It has shown numerous artists since its inception and currently hosts fifty member-artists. These multigenerational, award-winning artists hold advanced degrees in the arts and sciences, work in diverse traditional and contemporary media, and have their works included in collections at museums, as well as in corporate and private collections.
“I want to capture the periods when we break down and lose control; when we become what we fear and even what we hate. In these moments when we become completely vulnerable, we close in on ourselves and wish those outside do not see. My intention is to evoke empathy with what I believe is a common struggle.” – Eli Smith
“I am a Philadelphia based artist, mostly working in oil paint, as well as gouache and charcoal. Much of my art is monolithic and epic in form and style, adhering to bold imagery. I want the viewer to be unable to ignore my work, I want it to grab them and not let them go until they have noticed it, even if they cannot fully appreciate it. My desire as a painter stems from my inadequacy as a social colleague.” – Eli Smithartist statement excerpt
Since its inception in 1978, 3rd Street Gallery has been an artist-run cooperative in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. The gallery brings together past and new generations of independent artists, who actively create new work for the gallery’s exhibitions. Splitting their time between their studios and the gallery, our member artists volunteer their efforts on the day-to-day business and logistical operations of the gallery that enables our cooperative to adapt to the ever-changing world of art.
March 30th thru May 1st, 2016, First Friday, April 1st, 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Artist Reception, Sunday April 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Gallery Hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
2015 – 2016 Traveling Exhibit | USA | CHILE | SPAIN – Sala de Arte, Embassy of Chile, Washington DC / Sala Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile / Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain / 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA
“My Ancient Land, is related to my recent series of abstract paintings inspired by the music of Chilean classical composers: René Amengual: “Symphonic Prelude”; Eulogio Dávalos, “Cueca for Pablo Neruda” and “Siempre”; Juan Orrego-Salas: “Sextet for B flat clarinet”; Enrique Soro: “Danza Fantástica”; Sylvia Soublette, “Roman Mass”, and Jorge Urrutia: “Suggestions of Chile Op.1”.
Immersed in this music as I painted, I felt it flow through me physically and found myself expressing both the movement of the music and my own emotions in free and spontaneous brush strokes that are musical as well as gestural. The colors I have used suggest -in an abstract way-, my memories of the geography, the forest, the desert, the ocean, and the Chilean sky.
The resultant paintings serve as coded maps, leading the viewer to the Illo Tempore where, over time, our roots spread wider and wider until we are part of a universal root system without cultural, territorial, or continental distinctions. This origin intrigues me, and it spontaneously appears in my work.” – Jacqueline Unanue
The series expresses Ms. Unanue’s visual inspiration of a selection of compositions of an outstanding group of Chilean composers, who represent the “classical musical voice” of Chile in dynamic, vibrant and expressive works of art that have been created using different techniques and mediums but that convey the deep love of the artists’s native land and her understanding of the magic of these compositions.
In the artwork of Jacqueline Unanue strongly emerges a variety of primary lines, as signs of writing, which can be identified as very early graphic symbols: a Greek gamma, one soad or Arabic kaf, or a Chinese idiogramic sign. The strokes are primitive, as a plunge into the primary substrate of the language, as if these vibrant strokes were to bring close the ancestral language through another path. It seems that through these pictorial landscapes Jacqueline tries to connect with an experience of the word beyond its cultural divisions: primordial strokes. As chromatic dots and dashes with which many people of Aboriginal cultures decorate their bodies to connect with the “sacred time” of their ancestors, the root of their myths. These paintings hide from the superficial eye–just used to look for tones and chromatic harmonies–that telluric strength of a creative time, the signs that emerge to become name, magical, incantation. The primordial creative vortex.
When Kandinsky comes to abstraction in the visual arts in 1910, he does it from music because music has always been, by nature, the abstract language. In her works, Jacqueline Unanue establishes a bond from her paintings–her interpretation of the music of great composers is from the motions provoked by a world of sensations; with strokes of great freedom to capture the feeling of extension to the body with this one motion, and not to allow the fusion of these two abstract worlds to be hindered by reason, even for an instant. We could say that Unanue’s works reflect the informal attitude of the action paintings of the 40s and 50s–like Pollock and also about her forms more closely attributed to the Armenian artist Gorky. This attitude is visible in the magnificently collection of her traveling exhibit starting in Washington DC.
Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean born visual artist of Spanish ancestry residing in Philadelphia PA since year 2000. She studied design at the Universidad de Chile de Valparaíso. At that time she became interested in the rock art done in her native country. She traveled extensively through Chile’s Atacama Desert, doing on-site rock art research in the mountains and cliff areas that contain art that was carved or painted thousands of years ago. She also traveled to Spain to study the pre-historic paintings of the Altamira caves in the Basque Country, which being the home of her paternal ancestors connected her to her roots.
In 1989, she won the Critic’s Award in Visual Arts from the Valparaíso Art Critics Association in Chile. In addition to numerous individual and group exhibitions in Chile since 1983, she has also been exhibited in Spain, Finland, Ecuador, Argentina, and the United States—in galleries in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. In 2013 and 2015 she exhibited in Barcelona, Spain. On two occasions she has obtained grants sponsored by DIRAC, the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile for her exhibits at Guayasamin Foundation, Quito, Ecuador, and at the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington DC.
In 2015, she received the Latin American Women in Art and Cultural Tribute recognition in New York. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband Ricardo Guajardo who is also an artist and designer. She is represented by the 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia.
– Blog Corporación Cultura Viva, Viña del Mar, Chile: Jacqueline Unanue pinta desde la no conciencia: una abstracta lirica de sentimientos irrefrenables by Daniel Santelices Plaza, Doctor en Historia del Arte Universidad de Navarra, España, May 2015.