October 3rd–14th

Opening reception:
Wednesday, October 3rd, 6–8pm

Closing reception:
Sunday, October 14th, 1–6pm

Open gallery hours:
Wednesdays 6–8pm
Saturdays + Sundays 1–5pm

Join us for DVAA's October Members Exhibition, Artist, Reader, Writer!

Perhaps it is romantic to imagine the lone, solitary artist. The fruits of their labors burst forth into creation like a Greek god born out of some comically ridiculous concept of divine biology. More often than not though, this is not the case. Now more than ever, artists are connected and informed. One could argue that this ease of communication and access to information encourages the proliferation of artistic discourse. Here at DVAA we are very interested in nurturing artistic discourse. To do this, conversations must be had! This exhibition will emphasize the relationship between artworks in the form of pairs, one visual and one written.


October 17th–28th

Artist reception:
Sunday, October 21st, 3–5pm

Open gallery hours:
Wednesdays 6–8pm
Saturdays + Sundays 1–5pm

Photography and mixed media sculpture by DVAA member Uta Fellechner.

Celebrating Light and Shadow and Othernessis an exhibition of three series of experimental photographic portraits, as well as a series of sculptures. In much of Fellechner’s work, there is an undercurrent of otherness with metaphors investigating time, mutability, light, darkness, and existentialism. An evolving series of existential self-portraits—which are experimental self-investigations, not selfies—is both balanced and fed by a group of photographs which celebrate political resistance. The third photographic series honors the brave survival—and difficult, unsheltered life—of the artist’s immigrant mother, who lived with late stage dementia. 

This exhibition is supported in part by the Joseph Robert Foundation.


Through October 28th

Open gallery hours:
Wednesdays 6–8pm
Saturdays + Sundays 1–5pm

*The opening reception for this exhibition has moved from Saturday, September 15th to Sunday, September 16th at 1pm

Da Vinci Art Alliance invited all artists working on or with paper to submit to DVAA’s first Works on Paper competition juried by Philadelphia’s own, Moe Brooker. This exhibition features the diverse and tactile nature of work with and on paper.

Moe Brooker is a contemporary American abstract painter. His brilliantly colored abstract works are characterized by a varied array of mark-making and recessive space, with layered, juxtaposed patterns and a lively sense of formal invention. Brooker has exhibited widely, earning honors such as the Governor’s Award for Artist of the Year from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Medal of Achievement from the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Brooker was the first Bob Fox Distinguished Professor at the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. Brooker continues to live and work in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA.

Presented as part of the 2018 Fringe Festival and during Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST).


DVAA @ IHP:Truth + Image

Through December 15th
East Alcove Gallery, International House
3701 Chestnut St.

Open Hours: 9am–5pm

Join us at 6pm immediately prior to the reception Sept 4th for Deep Dive: Ingmar Bergman. More information can be found here.

Over the next few months, International House will be featuring the work of two master storytellers, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and Czech animator Jiri Trnka. As with so many master artists, these two breathe life into the characters they create—and the worlds they inhabit. The artistic visions of Bergman and Trnka ultimately explore the multitude of triumphs and despairs that characterize the human condition. However universal the experiences of human nature can be, truly talented artists are marked by their ability to impart new perspectives onto their audiences.

This open call exhibition, juried by Bryant Girsch, features artwork that absorbs, captivates, transfixes, and ultimately delivers the viewer to newly imagined destinations. Whether surreal or abstract, documentation or lyrical, visual artwork often reveals much about the artist.


DVAA @ Atria:Priscilla Bohlen

Through October 13th

Atria Center City, 150 N 20th Street

"I work in acrylic with matte medium on canvas. Recently, my series are several large canvases hung together end to end. Yet, each canvas can stand alone. The images are recognizable as vegetation or landscape, but are abstracted, reflecting my own reality. I am inspired by nature and plein air paintings to create art that is different from anything I have seen before. Painting is a way to search for mood and drama, to create a positive response. The painting dictates what it needs and the painting tells me when it is finished." ——Priscilla Bohlen