25th Anniversary Il Chiostro Virtual Exhibit

DATES: 04/15/2020 - 12/31/2020
LOCATION: None
PRICE: $0.00
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Painting/Mixed Media – Jessica Cofrin received her BA in Art History from Cornell University before moving to London to pursue fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She worked at Gagosian Gallery in London, then at the Guggenheim Museum and Matthew Barney’s Studio in NYC. She completed her MFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in Boston, Provincetown, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and London. She currently lives and works in Berkshire County, MA.


Photography – Sarah Stolfa, is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Artistic Director of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is an artist-focused institution that supports the studyproduction, and exhibition of contemporary photographic practices for a broadly diverse audience.  PPAC in response to COVID0-19 is excited to present our online classes and workshops!  We have familiar and new offerings from our extraordinary instructors and staff.  Link:  http://register.philaphotoarts.org/type/browse-online

As always all income from classes and workshops directly supports our mission and our free exhibitions and programs, which have also moved to the online format.  https://www.philaphotoarts.org/exhibitions/current-upcoming/

Painting/Mixed Media – Jessica Cofrin received her BA in Art History from Cornell University before moving to London to pursue fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She worked at Gagosian Gallery in London, then at the Guggenheim Museum and Matthew Barney’s Studio in NYC. She completed her MFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in Boston, Provincetown, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and London. She currently lives and works in Berkshire County, MA.


Photography – Sarah Stolfa, is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Artistic Director of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is an artist-focused institution that supports the studyproduction, and exhibition of contemporary photographic practices for a broadly diverse audience.  PPAC in response to COVID0-19 is excited to present our online classes and workshops!  We have familiar and new offerings from our extraordinary instructors and staff.  Link:  http://register.philaphotoarts.org/type/browse-online

As always all income from classes and workshops directly supports our mission and our free exhibitions and programs, which have also moved to the online format.  https://www.philaphotoarts.org/exhibitions/current-upcoming/

Every year we organize an exhibit with the original artwork of our alumni.  This year it is a virtual exhibit.

This was a juried exhibit for painting, photography and mixed media.  There were about 320 submissions from which our jurors selected these 80 images for the show.

Click the image below to start the show:

Il Chiostro 25th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit

Navigation note: there are 2 ways to view this exhibit, automatic slide show where the slides will progress on their own or manual where you control the movement from one slide to the other.  This link will start in the automatic mode.  To switch between between views:

  • in the automatic mode, move your cursor to the bottom center of the screen, which will bring up a little gray panel with controls to go forward, back, stop, or enlarge to full screen.  In that control box there is also an X.  That X will switch you to the manual mode
  • From the manual mode you can click through an array of individual slides using the arrow keys on your keypad.  To run the automatic slide show again, click on the arrow in the upper right corner of your screen.

Exhibiting artists:

Andy Holtzman, Carol Dew, Cheri Ginsburg, Chrisine Jenkins, Christine Debrosky, Cindy Bartosek, E.K. Waller, Edward Meanley, Eleanor Imperato, Gabrielle Pascoe, Hana Aviv, Jan Guarino, Janice Gaedtke, Jeffrey Spiro, Jerome Ganis, Jessica Mickey, Joanne Scotto-Lavino , Joyce Gabiou, Karin Halperin, Kathryn P. Hill, Kathy Rennell Forbes, Kevin Caron, Laine Francis, Leslie Anderson, Linda Mironti, Lorna Spiro, Ludmila Harrison, Lynn Goldstein, Lynn Martin, Lynn Sords, Marcella Smith, Marjorie Lutz, Marni Maree, Mary Pettis, Mary Weil, Mary Jo Tan, Nan Hass Feldman, Pamela  Wetzel, Pat Fiorello, Patricia Smythe, Patricia  Woolley, Patti Cliffton, Robin Sacknoff, Sally Campbell, Sarah Strong, Shawn Dahlstrom, Susan Porges, Thomas Head, Toby Turkel, Tracy Tekverk

Purchasing artwork:  many of the pieces in the show are for sale.  Please contact the artist directly through their email address or website to make sale and delivery arrangements.  Il Chiostro does not take any commission for work sold.  The transaction is entirely between the artist and the buyer.


Awards – of the images juried into this exhibit, a special committee of people associated with Il Chiostro over the past 25 years voted for their favorite images in each category.  Those people were venue owners, chefs, consultants, previous jurors, tour guides and Italian supporters.  We tallied their votes to determine these awards in each category.  Click here to see video of the awards ceremony:

  • Premio Oro (Gold Medal) – 50% discount towards any Il Chiostro workshop in the next 2 years:

“Burano Afternoon”, watercolor by Pam Wetzel

“Crepuscular Rays”, iPhone photo by EK Waller

  • Premio Argento (Silver Medal) – 25% discount towards any Il Chiostro workshop in the next 2 years:

“Off the Wall”, collage by Joyce Gabiou

“Banksy in Venice”, photograph by Jerry Ganis

  • Honorable mention – an Il Chiostro logo shirt:

“Tuscan Farmhouse”, mixed media by Cheri Ginsburg

“Movie Man”, photo by Sarah Strong


Credits:

  • above all, we want to thank our alumni artists who took the chance to submit their work for this show. Whether your work was selected or not, we recognize that it is a brave step to put your work up for critique by strangers
  • we’d like to thank both of our jurors (right) for creating this show from the submissions.  In order to insure that the selection process is blind, our jurors are always art professionals who are not involved in any way with Il Chiostro
  • a big Grazie! to Lester Lefkowitz, our long-term photography instructor, for constructing this virtual exhibit
  • finally, we owe a great deal of thanks to our instructors who have led the many workshops we have offered since 1995.  Without them we’d have nothing to show for this exhibit.

Every year we organize an exhibit with the original artwork of our alumni.  This year it is a virtual exhibit.

This was a juried exhibit for painting, photography and mixed media.  There were about 320 submissions from which our jurors selected these 80 images for the show.

Click the image below to start the show:

Il Chiostro 25th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit

Navigation note: there are 2 ways to view this exhibit, automatic slide show where the slides will progress on their own or manual where you control the movement from one slide to the other.  This link will start in the automatic mode.  To switch between between views:

  • in the automatic mode, move your cursor to the bottom center of the screen, which will bring up a little gray panel with controls to go forward, back, stop, or enlarge to full screen.  In that control box there is also an X.  That X will switch you to the manual mode
  • From the manual mode you can click through an array of individual slides using the arrow keys on your keypad.  To run the automatic slide show again, click on the arrow in the upper right corner of your screen.

Exhibiting artists:

Andy Holtzman, Carol Dew, Cheri Ginsburg, Chrisine Jenkins, Christine Debrosky, Cindy Bartosek, E.K. Waller, Edward Meanley, Eleanor Imperato, Gabrielle Pascoe, Hana Aviv, Jan Guarino, Janice Gaedtke, Jeffrey Spiro, Jerome Ganis, Jessica Mickey, Joanne Scotto-Lavino , Joyce Gabiou, Karin Halperin, Kathryn P. Hill, Kathy Rennell Forbes, Kevin Caron, Laine Francis, Leslie Anderson, Linda Mironti, Lorna Spiro, Ludmila Harrison, Lynn Goldstein, Lynn Martin, Lynn Sords, Marcella Smith, Marjorie Lutz, Marni Maree, Mary Pettis, Mary Weil, Mary Jo Tan, Nan Hass Feldman, Pamela  Wetzel, Pat Fiorello, Patricia Smythe, Patricia  Woolley, Patti Cliffton, Robin Sacknoff, Sally Campbell, Sarah Strong, Shawn Dahlstrom, Susan Porges, Thomas Head, Toby Turkel, Tracy Tekverk

Purchasing artwork:  many of the pieces in the show are for sale.  Please contact the artist directly through their email address or website to make sale and delivery arrangements.  Il Chiostro does not take any commission for work sold.  The transaction is entirely between the artist and the buyer.


Awards – of the images juried into this exhibit, a special committee of people associated with Il Chiostro over the past 25 years voted for their favorite images in each category.  Those people were venue owners, chefs, consultants, previous jurors, tour guides and Italian supporters.  We tallied their votes to determine these awards in each category.  Click here to see video of the awards ceremony:

  • Premio Oro (Gold Medal) – 50% discount towards any Il Chiostro workshop in the next 2 years:

“Burano Afternoon”, watercolor by Pam Wetzel

“Crepuscular Rays”, iPhone photo by EK Waller

  • Premio Argento (Silver Medal) – 25% discount towards any Il Chiostro workshop in the next 2 years:

“Off the Wall”, collage by Joyce Gabiou

“Banksy in Venice”, photograph by Jerry Ganis

  • Honorable mention – an Il Chiostro logo shirt:

“Tuscan Farmhouse”, mixed media by Cheri Ginsburg

“Movie Man”, photo by Sarah Strong


Credits:

  • above all, we want to thank our alumni artists who took the chance to submit their work for this show. Whether your work was selected or not, we recognize that it is a brave step to put your work up for critique by strangers
  • we’d like to thank both of our jurors (right) for creating this show from the submissions.  In order to insure that the selection process is blind, our jurors are always art professionals who are not involved in any way with Il Chiostro
  • a big Grazie! to Lester Lefkowitz, our long-term photography instructor, for constructing this virtual exhibit
  • finally, we owe a great deal of thanks to our instructors who have led the many workshops we have offered since 1995.  Without them we’d have nothing to show for this exhibit.