Concise Résumé

 

Collections

 

Public

  • Boise State University Art Gallery, Boise Idaho

  • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, Washington DC

  • Fidelity Insurance Company, Philadelphia PA

  • Morani Art Gallery, Drexel / Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia

  • Oak Ridge Museum of Art, Oak Ridge Tennessee

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Philadelphia National Bank

  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA

  • University of Illinois, Chicago

 

Private: Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Kuwait, Japan, Scotland, throughout the US.

 

Honors

 

  • Special Merit Category: TRANS. LightSpaceTime Figure Exhibition, 2019

  • Special Merit Category: Praha VIII. LightSpaceTime CityScape Art Exhibition, 2019

  • Creative Achievement Award, International Visual Literacy Association, 2018

  • Honorable Mention, Paintings: CANO. LightSpaceTime Botanicals Art Exhibition, 2018

  • Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Professionals, 2007–2011

  • Diploma of Excellence: Summer Sleep, Artoteque.Com Online Global Art Annual, 2006

  • Competent Toastmaster, 2001, Toastmasters International

  • In a Pinch Award, Community Design Collaborative of AIA Philadelphia, 2000

  • Creative Achievement Award, International Visual Literacy Association, 1997

  • Venture Fund Grant, University of the Arts, 1996

  • President’s Award for distinctive contribution to Kling, 1995

  • Director’s Award, “In Person...,” Wallingford Community Arts Center, 1990

  • PA Council on the Arts Technical Assistance Grant, 1989

  • Eloquence Award, George Mason University, 1987

  • Violet Oakley and Hazell Prizes, Woodmere Art Museum, 1986

  • Nominee, Pennsylvania Governor’s Award, 1983

  • Rexnord Corporation Grant for a multimedia exhibit, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1980

  • Storelli Award in Painting, 1972

 

Exhibits

 

Individual

  • Aljoya Thornton Place, Seattle, May 30 – September 15, 2019

  • Gallery 110, Seattle WA, January 2019

  • iMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, 2017     30 minute video of a gallery talk

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, annually, 2001–2016

  • Earth Bread + Brewery Gallery, 2013        See review under Gallery / Recent Exhibits

  • Greene Street Artists Spring Tours, 1993–2013

  • Angler Movement Arts, 2012

  • InFusion Café & Gallery, 2011

  • Sedgwick Theatre Gallery, 2011 

  • Goat Hollow, 1998 

  • Kling Gallery, 1995, 1993, 1972 

  • West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 1992 

  • Rittenhouse Galleries, 1990 

  • Uddoh Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY, 1990 

  • Transition Gallery, Pocatello, Idaho, 1990  

    • More

 

Northwest Artists’ Collective  (Philadelphia & vicinity)

  • Frame House Galley, 2013

  • Earth, Bread + Brewery: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009

  • Allens Lane Art Center, 2010

  • Mt. Airy Contemporary Artists Space, 2010 

  • Highwire Gallery, 2009

  • Morris Arboretum, 2008

  • Mount Airy USA, 2008 

  • Sedgwick Gallery, 2007 

  • Avenue Arts & Framing, 2007

  • Chestnut Hill Gallery, 2007

  • St. Asaph’s Community Hall, Bala Cynwyd PA, 2007, 2006 

  • Community Audio, Chestnut Hill / Philadelphia, 2007, 2006

 

Tabula Rasa, a multicultural exhibiting collaborative, 1993–2003

  • Water: Identity Through Place: University of Wisconsin Union Gallery, 2003

  • Identity Through Things: Abington Art Center, 2000

  • Obscure Cities: Eastern State Penitentiary, 1997 

  • Obscure Cities: University of Pennsylvania Meyerson Gallery, 1997 

  • Prague, Secret Fire: University of Pittsburgh Frick Gallery, 1995 

  • Prague, Secret Fire: University of Toronto Sala Gallery, 1994 

  • Portraits: Moser Gallery, Philadelphia, 1993

 

Juried / Invited Group 

  • Seven exhibits in Seattle, Mercer Island, Renton WA, 2018

  • Cheltenham Art Center, 67th Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, 2010

  • Sporting Club at the Bellevue, 2009

  • Art in City Hall: Likeable Art, 2008 

  • Art is Happening, Plastics Club, 2008 

  • Cheltenham Art Center, 66th Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, 2008 

  • Casa Freia Gallery, NY, NY, 2007 

  • Freeman’s Gallery & Auction House, 2007

  • Carbon 14 Gallery, Philadelphia, 2007

  • Cheltenham Art Center, 64th Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, 2006

  • Artoteque.com Online Global Art Annual, Diploma of Excellence, 2006 

  • Cheltenham Art Center, 10x10, 2005 

  • Art at City Hall, Philadelphia, Masks, 2005

  • Out of the Box, Moore College of Art & Design, 2003

    • List available of all exhibits 1960–present

Publications (selected)

 

Subject:

Exhibition coverage, reviews, and interviews, 1973– present

Catalogs: 1976–present

Brickyard Artists, 2008

Chrysalis, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Visual Artists 2006

Katchen, C. (1986) Painting Faces and Figures. New York, Watson-Guptill

 

Author:

Making Art Safely, (1993) with artist Merle Spandorfer and Jack Snyder, M.D. 
New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold; (1998) John Wiley & Sons

 

Introduction to Visual Literacy, a Guide to the Visual Arts and Communication

(1987) Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall; (1996) Pearson

 

More than 300 published articles, chapters, criticism, reviews, lectures, abstracts.

 

Teaching Experience (selected)

University of the Arts, 1976–1985, studio; 1993–1998, graduate seminars 

Temple University, 1977–1982, visual literacy 

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1972–1976, studio; 1978–1980, museum collections  

 

Visual Literacy Consulting: 1987–2010

 

Education

Independent Study: Ongoing
University of the Arts, MA, Art Education
Yale University, School of Art & Architecture, BFA painting
Antioch College, Liberal arts, philosophy