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Main Line Art Center Unveils New Professional Artist Members

John Begnigno "South Face City Hall"
John Begnigno "South Face City Hall"
Main Line Art Center looks to the New Year as they announce the new list of Professional Artist Members for 2014.  Selected by jurors Sharon Ewing, Director of Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia), and Shawn Murray, Owner of Twenty-Two Gallery (Philadelphia), the artists include painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed media artists from the Greater Philadelphia area.

The Professional Artist Member Program was developed three years ago to help support and promote the artistic careers of a select group of Main Line Art Center Members.  Professional Artist Members are eligible for group or solo shows as part of the Center’s Exhibitions in the Community Series, as well as the Center’s annual Professional Artist Members Exhibition.  Through the 2-year membership term, the artists are promoted through the Art Center’s Facebook page and website as well as given access to professional development training, critique seminars, and discounted rates with partners Inliquid and Heavy Bubble.  The Professional Artist Member program seeks to increase the artists’ exposure to Main Line collectors, curators, and designers while developing a supportive community of professional artists from around the Philadelphia region.

The 2014 Professional Artist Members Exhibition will be presented January 3 to 24 in the Art Center’s award-winning galleries, and will feature the work of a selection of Professional Artist Members.  The Art Center will host a free public reception with wine courtesy of Barefoot Wine

& Bubbly, on Friday, January 10 from 6 to 8 pm where the community can meet the artists and purchase unique works of art. The gallery at Main Line Art Center is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The following artists have been selected for the 2014 Professional Artist Member Program.  New artists in the group as well as the artists selected for the 2014 Professional Artist Members Exhibition are indicated.  List incomplete.

Ellen Abraham ◊
Wendelyn Anderson ◊
Deena S. Ball *
Lori Banks *
Sharon Bartmann ◊
Elaine Bass *
John A. Benigno * ◊
Henry Berkowitz * ◊
June Blumberg ◊
Trina Brand *
Elizabeth Breakell
Ed Bronstein * ◊
Ellen Carver * ◊
Jane Cary * ◊
Maureen Ciaccio
Karen Love Cooler *
Valerie Coursen * ◊
Constance Culpepper * ◊
Eleanor Day * ◊
M. Pia De Girolamo
DISTORT ◊
Marlene B. Dubin *
Laura Ducceschi * ◊
Teresa McWilliams Farina
Nikolai Fox *
Terri Fridkin * ◊
Leslie Friedman * ◊
Linda Dubin Garfield
Barbara Glickman
Georgianna Grentzenberg *
Antonio Grimaldi
Bonnie Gross *
Alyce Grunt * ◊
Ann Guidera-Matey ◊
Nancy E.F. Halbert *
Diane Hark ◊
Dwight Harris
Louise Herring
Dianne Koppisch Hricko *
Melissa Husted-Sherman * ◊
Mary Kane *
Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian ◊
Katherine Kurtz ◊
Diane Lachman *
Jude Lang ◊
Deborah Laverell ◊
Monique Lazard *
Deborah Leavy *
Kathryn Lee *
Adam Levin * ◊
Dale Levy
L.C. Lim *
Elaine Lisle *
Carla Lombardi
Betsy Miraglia
Kay Moon * ◊
Deirdre Murphy * ◊
Roe Murray ◊
Stephanie Nicholson ◊
Bernice Paul *
Doris Peltzman
Susanne Pitak Davis
Jean Plough
Mary Powers-Holt
Laura Pritchard
Dorothy Roschen
Rona Satten
Maria Schneider
Antoinette Seymour
Irma Shapiro ◊
Beth Shapiro Prusky ◊
Margaret Shattuck *
Deb K. Simon * ◊
Andrea G. Snyder * ◊
Dori Spector * ◊
Tad Sperry
Susan Stefanski
Karina Suero ◊
Joseph Sweeney * ◊
Nancy Freeman Tabas *
Leah Sheeley Vare ◊
Nury Vicens
Jay Walker * ◊
Hanni Weinstock
Scott Work ◊
Armen Yepoyan
Dganit Zauberman ◊

* Exhibiting Artist

◊ New to the Program

Main Line Art Center is a welcoming and inclusive creative home where everyone is encouraged to create, experience, and discover the value of art.  Committed to making art more accessible, the Art Center has over 75 years of experience presenting art programs for individuals of all ages and abilities, including a unique series of outreach programs for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, at-risk youth, and low income families.  Throughout the year, Main Line Art Center presents innovative, contemporary art exhibitions in their award-winning gallery, as well as exhibitions that celebrate the community.  Last year over 16,000 people chose Main Line Art Center as their home for creativity. 

Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford, behind the Wilkie Lexus dealership just off of Lancaster Avenue. The Art Center is easily accessible from public transportation and offers abundant free parking. For more information about the Professional Artist Member Program, please visit www.mainlineart.org or call 610.525.0272.

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