Free Headshots on Fridays at the Free Library, Sarah Abraham’s blog Vin de Vie, James E. Britt, Jr. to ICA Philadelphia as Director of Public Engagement, Plus Open Call from Art Ability

New leadership at ICA in Public Engagement- Welcome James E. Britt! Plus, get a free professional headshot at the Free Library, check out Sarah Abraham's blog, and apply to Art Ability - lots of Prizes awarded.


Via Betty LeacraftFREE Headshot alert from the friendly folks at the Free Library

Headshots @ the BRIC (Business Resource Information Center)
Fridays, July 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Business Resource & Innovation Center
Parkway Central Library, 2nd Floor

Get a free headshot at the BRIC! Use your professional photo to make your LinkedIn profile standout among all the selfies. Enhance your professional portfolio! Photos will be sent to you via email within seven to ten business days. The backdrop is light grey.

No registration is required. Access is on a first come first served basis.

Handy tips for how to dress.


Kukuli Velardi, DETAIL "Saint Anna and the Virgin Mary as a Child," from the series Corpus, 2013-2016. On view at Woodmere Art Museum in the 77th Annual Juried Show
Kukuli Velardi, DETAIL “Saint Anna and the Virgin Mary as a Child,” from the series Corpus, 2013-2016. On view at Woodmere Art Museum in the 77th Annual Juried Show

While up at Woodmere Art Museum recently visiting the outstanding 77th Annual Juried Show (review forthcoming by Michael Lieberman!), we met and had a wonderful chat with Sarah Abraham, who blogs about art and culture at Vin de Vie Wine of Life. Sarah writes in a fresh and unencumbered way and takes great pictures. Here is her blog post about the Woodmere show,
That For Which There is No Battle: Woodmere’s 77th Annual Juried Exhibition. Be sure to check out Sarah’s blog. (She’s also got two great posts about the Catholic Church/Haute Couture exhibition at the Met Museum – Part 1, Part 2 at the Cloisters).

The Woodmere 77th Annual exhibit closes Sept. 3, with a closing reception on Sunday, September 2, 2 – 4 PM.

Leadership Change – James E. Britt, Jr. joins ICA as Director of Public Engagement

Britt, previously at the School of the Art Institute, Chicato, replaces Maori Karmael Holmes, previous ICA Director of Public Engagement and founder of BlackStar Film Festival, who left to lead filmmaker Ava Duvernay’s non-profit project, Array Alliance. Welcome, James!

Today, Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) announced the appointment of James E. Britt Jr. as the museum’s new Director of Public Engagement. Britt comes to Philadelphia from Chicago, where he oversaw the development and implementation of partnerships and engagement opportunities with students and local organizations as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and as Associate Director of Community Service at the University of Chicago respectively. Britt will join the ICA in August 2018.



Open Call for artist entries, Art Ability exhibition – DEADLINE Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Via Gaby Heit, Art Ability Curator…

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability program is now accepting artist entries for the 2018–19 Exhibition and Sale. This marks the 23rd year of the international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts by artists with disabilities.

Established in 1996, Art Ability is one of the country’s largest international juried exhibitions and sales of art and fine crafts created by artists with cognitive, physical, hearing and visual disabilities. Art Ability provides a unique venue for artists with disabilities to display and sell their work and inspires the patients of Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital to explore their own creativity.

Last year we awarded over $7,000.00 in donated prize money in the categories of Fine Crafts and Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture and 3 Dimensional Work, Works on Canvas or Board, Works on Paper and an additional thematic category.

Apply to be part of Art Ability today!

For additional information or questions, contact the Art Ability office at 484.596.5607 or