Community Arts Phoenixville presents art-exhibitions year round in our light-filled, storefront gallery space located in the center of town. Our exhibitions feature established and emerging contemporary artists in a large range of mediums.
CURRENT GALLERY SHOW:
Rust to Rise
Our 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
Rust to Rise takes inspiration from Phoenixville, PA; a town that experienced industrial boom in the early twentieth century as a home to great iron and steel mills, followed by a decline in the late twentieth century as those industries left the area. Now it’s experiencing a revival through the growth of the arts, small business, breweries, and festivals.
Rust to Rise asks artists to explore themes of: regeneration, revival, rebirth, survival, gentrification, entropy, cycles, growth, collapse, and community. Themes familiar to many American small towns today.
Rust to Rise will be juried by local Phoenixville artist and business owner, Teresa Haag. Find out more about Teresa Haag here: www.teresahaag.com.
Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, First Runner Up, Second Runner Up, and Community Choice.
Show Dates: September 14th-October 26th, 2019
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony to be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2-4:30pm.
UPCOMING GALLERY SHOWS:
Love of Literature Art Show
In collaboration with Orion Communities
Celebrate November National Family Literacy Month with an art show inspired by literature & a love of reading! Artists should consider making art inspired by a favorite author, book, essay, or poem.
The art show will be displayed at Community Arts Phoenixville during the Harvest Festival. Oct 31-Nov 4, 2019, with an opening reception on Nov 2.
Open to professional and novice artists, kids & adults alike! Accepting artwork of all mediums. Artwork must not exceed 3’ x 3’ in size. All artwork must be labeled on the back or bottom of the piece with the artist’s name, title of the piece, and age.
Artwork should be dropped off between Oct 21-Oct 26 at the following times & locations:
Orion Communities, 237 Bridge St, Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm, Tues & Thurs: 6-8pm.
Community Arts Phoenixville, 207 Bridge St, Sat: 10am-5pm.
Past Gallery Shows:
Pop & fine artists from Chester County
A Juried Show
Primitive Methodologies of Inscrutable Design
Featuring the work of interdisciplinary artist Charles Emeln
Featuring the work of Neil Dreibelbis
A pop-up art show!
Art of the Card
A show and fundraising project for Community Arts Phoenixville
Daydreams and Reflections
Paintings and Drawings from Calvin Pressley
The Locals: Inaugural Juried Show
Works by Sarah Detweiler
Works on Paper
New Work by Rebecca Tennenbaum
& LeighAnn Bogner Winslow
What Time is this Place
Paintings by Dave Walsh
A Group Embroidery Show
Processes: Work by Terra Rene
Poetry Reading & Gallery Show
Phototropic: Three Perspectives
Featuring the work of Jon Weary, Rebekah Callaghan
& Ben Nelson
Community Arts Phoenixville seeks artists that stretch boundaries in their studio practice and create artwork in dialogue with the contemporary world. We are open to work in all mediums. Interested artists may submit a show proposal.
Show Proposals must include:
• Artist CV
• Images of current work
• Artist statement for a solo show proposal
• Statement of intent for a group show proposal.