Current Exhibition: 

Juror: Susan Isaacs
August 3rd -­ 28th

Opening Reception: August 3rd 6 -­ 8pm

Aaron Kalinay, Alden Cole, Allison Ellinger, Barbara Dirnbach, Bill Myers, Charles Schultz, Daniel Cappello, Dante G. Celia, Dawn Kramlich, Emily Daley, Floyd Kelley, Gary Grissom, Gerard Brown, Hugo Hsu, Jennifer Brinton Robkin, Jill Cucci Smith, John James Pron, Katherine Kurtz, Katherine Weber, Leslie K. Brill, Leslie Sudock, Lilliana S.Didovic, Linda Dubin Garfield, Maria Keane, Marius Metodiev, Mark Krull, Martha Carey, Matthew Kirby, Nancy Herman, Nancy Kress, Nina Klein, Pamela Tudor, Rachael Switalski, Rosalie Wetzel, Rosalind Bloom, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, Susan DIPronio, Susan Richards, Susan Wallack, Tania Sen, Uta Fellechner, Veronica Cianfrano


“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” 
-Edward Hopper

About the Juror
Dr. J. Susan Isaacs is Professor of Art History at University in Maryland where she teaches advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in modern and contemporary art. She is also Curator of the Department of Art Galleries there. In addition, she is the adjunct curator in charge of programming for the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts where she has been since March of 2001, but has organized shows for the institution in the past as well as other contemporary art spaces. Isaacs is responsible for a programming schedule of over thirty exhibitions per year at the DCCA and Towson University. She has published articles for Metalsmith, Surface Design Journal, and FiberArts, among others. Professor Isaacs owned and operated her own commercial gallery in the late 1980s and early 90s in Wilmington, DE through which she published a national arts magazine entitled: Perception. She also co-hosted a radio show, Delaware State of the Arts, for many years. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and until quite recently, a practicing artist herself. Her graduate degrees in art history are from the University of Delaware.

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


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.



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!
COST: $25 (includes food and drink) 

*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