Current Exhibition: 


with Star Wheel Printers 

September 7th-28th
Opening Reception Wednesday September 7th 6-8pm

Artist Talk September 14th 6-8pm

For the September exhibition at the Da Vinci Art Alliance the Star Wheel Printers investigate anomalies, imperfections and distortions in their work. The artists depart from conventional printmaking through a synthesis of traditional processes, photographic processes and new media art technologies. Investigating the term Aberration; a photo term meaning defect of focus, such as blurring in an image but also means a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected. This exhibition is in partnership with Main Line Art Center’s 2nd annual Panorama celebrating the photographic image and digital media and their expansive roles.

Gallery hours: Wed 6-8p, Sat & Sun 1-5p  


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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 7-9PM free and open to public

Leslie Kaufman, founder & president of Philadelphia Sculptors, presents Pushing the Pedestal


For our popular monthly Third Thursday Salon in September Leslie Kaufman,, president of Philadelphia Sculptors will present Pushing the Pedestal. Artists hate following rules and being put in boxes. For over 15 years Philadelphia Sculptors has pushed the boundaries, finding art and venues that defy easy categorizations. This presentation will illustrate how the fusion of edgy art with alternative spaces has resulted in the creation of many dynamic group exhibitions that explore the wide range of contemporary practice in the world of sculpture. It will discuss past and current exhibitions and identify the challenges and advantages of working with a diverse group of artists in pursuit of a shared goal.

Bio: Leslie Kaufman is the founder and president of Philadelphia Sculptors (PS) and is also a sculptor, writer, and educator. She originated and directed the Burlington County College Sculpture Garden and served as the Art Director for the public art project “Destination Frankford.” She has organized over 70 PS exhibitions, including “Global Warming at the Icebox” (2008), a show of environmentally themed sculptures and installations, and “Catagenesis,” a 2012 exhibition of site specific installations at a former textile dyeing factory. She has written for Sculpture and Inside Magazine and was an adjunct professor of art at Burlington County College and The College of New Jersey. She received her BA from Colgate University and her MFA from Vermont College.


Elaine M. Erne's Mr. Bunny Gets Screwed, Photo Plate Lithography

Elaine M. Erne's Mr. Bunny Gets Screwed, Photo Plate Lithography

Friday September 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm Please join us - Aberration is hosting a public closing reception with food, drink and meet the artist


DVAA is excited to host MILLENNIA conceived and directed by Brad Ogden as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival: We are selfish, unfeeling, unemployed narcissists; approval-seeking skeptics; tech addicts; parasites. We value brunch; identity capital; self-curation. We are slouching toward adulthood at a slow, highly individual pace because: We Are Special (every last one of us). Make room in the basement. #TheMillennialsAreComing

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The DVAA Staff and Board invite you to get creative this October by making your own mask to celebrate our home for the arts! Members, neighborhood friends, patrons and supporters from all over Philadelphia are invited to bring a mask for an evening of mischievous fun, food, drinks and prizes!

$25 in advance / $30 at the door
Designe Level Suporter - $50 (includes parking) 
Patron Level Supporter - $100 (includes parking) 
Vitruvian Society Supporter - $250 (includes parking) 
Under 12 - $10 / Under 3 - Free

*Catered snacks, beer and wine
*Special DVAA flavored ice cream made just for this event by Little Baby's Ice Cream
*Mask contest judged and prizes awarded by R Eric Thomas (writer for, host of The Moth, Stand-up Dramedian)
*Beautiful handmade GLASS PUMPKINS available to view and purchase, made and sold to help support Tyler School of Art Glass Students
*Announcement of DVAA 2017 Exhibitions
*Plus more to be announced! 


Come to our mask making workshop on October 19th from 6pm - 8pm ($5)


704 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 • (215) 829-0466 • •• Gallery hours - Wednesday, 6-8p, Saturday and Sunday, 1-5p