So many opportunities! Plus notable exhibitions at Chimaera, Main Line Art Center and CFEVA

Is the Philadelphia art world now awakening after the worst of the pandemic? Or is it that we ourselves are waking up from a 3-year zombie sleep-athon? We don’t know, but we are excited for all the art openings this month! And all the good exhibition opportunities and jobs! Take a look, apply, stretch and get out there! We will see you around the scene.


We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with The Local debuted in the January 2023 issue, now out, in print, and available for FREE at various locations around the city. We are proud of this content sharing with a beautiful, scrappy, and mission-driven print publication run by Carolyn and Steve. Thank you, both! And thank you to Eric Marsh and the support of the N.I.C.E. program for helping support and encourage this great project (See a digital version of the January issue of The Local, with Artblog’s content on P. 8).

Image shows a newspaper article with a title at the top, “Up Close. Shared Content: Artblog” and subtitle “Barnes exhibit sheds light on a master’s methods”, with a large black-and-white image of a sculptural carving of the head and shoulders of a woman whose eyes are closed and who appears to be serene and smiling.
Artblog article by Andrea Kirsh, featured in The Local newspaper, January, 2023 edition.


Chimaera – NEW! And Online

We would like to introduce Chimaera – a new online art gallery focusing on the intersection of art, biology and technology. Chimaera is a community connecting artists and scientists, offering high quality art that inspires audiences to become more informed and engaged with advances in science through art. Stay tuned for upcoming in-person exhibitions and events!

Speaking In Tongues

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd, Haverford, PA 19041
Reception & Curator Talk, Thursday, January 19, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00pm

A colorful photo-montage shows three very different works of art by three different artists in an exhibition. On the left is a patchwork quilt in purple and orange patterned fabric swatches mostly in vertical rows; the middle image is a sketch in white on black paper of a closeup of a Black woman; on the right is a collage of photographic and painted imagery on a fragment of a wood fence, the imagery centered on a seated Black woman, perhaps Harriett Tubman, whose head is surrounded by a golden halo.
Works by Toni Kersey, Patricia Renee Thomas, and Lavett Ballard, featured in “Speaking in Tongues” at Main Line Art Center

Join us to celebrate the exhibition Speaking in Tongues featuring artists Toni Kersey, Patricia Renee Thomas, and Lavett Ballard. These artists negotiate a diverse range of media to exemplify the infinite language, narrative realities and evidence of being, inclusive in the lived experiences and histories of women of the African diaspora. Michael Clemmons, the exhibition’s curator and Curator for the Colored Girls Museum, will speak about the artists and the exhibition theme.

Sacred Spaces: Works by Chelsey Luster

CFEVA Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery, 237 S 18th Street, Suite 3A, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Opening reception January 12, 5-7pm
January 12 – February 17, 2023

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm,
Purchase work by Chelsea

A bright-colored oil and acrylic painting shows a portrait of a somber Black woman with long braids and a face predominantly of dark skin with patches of less-pigmented skin around the eyes, nose, mouth and chin. (Vitiligo perhaps). She wears a shoulder-less fuchsia gown and stares at you questioningly.
Jahne, 2022, by Chelsea Luster, oil and acrylic on paper, 56×48” as featured in “Sacred Spaces: Works by Chelsea Luster, at CFEVA

Sacred Spaces: Works by Chelsey Luster is the culmination of Chelsey’s CFEVA Visual Artist Fellowship. The Visual Artist Fellowship underscores our commitment to fostering artistic excellence and furthers its mission to help visual artists build sustainable careers. In providing funding and mentorship during this critical incubation period, CFEVA helps artists explore new ideas and pathways to influence their work, and to develop the skills and techniques that can move them forward. CFEVA is proud to create more exposure for all the artists we serve.


Fairmount Park Conservancy is hiring

Deadline January 31 or Rolling basis

Join our team! We have exciting hiring opportunities available right now:

  •  Director of Communications (deadline to apply 1/31)
  • Communications Coordinator (submissions reviewed on rolling basis)
  • Conservation Technician (submissions reviewed on rolling basis)

Learn more & apply here

PEW Grant Cycle is open for 2023 Performance and Project Grants

More information here

Guidelines for Letters of Intent to apply for 2023 project grants are now available!


Submissions open January 9 – February 13, 2023

Exhibition runs June 3 – August 27, 2023
Juror, Artist and Educator Doug Bucci

Artists must currently reside within fifty miles of the Museum and may submit up to FIVE artworks for consideration. All work must be exhibition ready. Works by undergraduate students are ineligible for submission.

Submissions must be made online here and formatted as a JPG, GIF, PNG, MP3, MP4, or MOV file.

The online application fee is $20.00 and is non-refundable.


Deadline to apply February 17, 2023

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected by an independent Board of Artistic Advisors based on the merit of their artwork and a demonstrated ability to reach stated goals. Four artists will be selected to receive a full range of career support during the two-year Fellowship period. In addition, selected artists will receive a $1,000 award and up to $3,000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity.

We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas, regardless of their status as emerging, mid-career, or established. Artists within 150 miles of Philadelphia are eligible to apply. Please note each application is reviewed carefully and all applicants are also eligible for exhibitions, sales, teaching, and other opportunities through CFEVA.

More information about the Fellowship here

Apply here