FAME 2019

Fellowship Annual Members Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 5 to 29, 2019

  JAMES OLIVER’S HOT-BED GALLERY, 723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia


The FAME 2019 Exhibition Catalog is now available for download HERE!

FAME 2019—A John Thornton Film!

The FPAFA is please to announce our FAME 2019 AWARDS!

JUROR, JAMES OLIVER, Director of James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia

The Fellowship Award of Excellence: Tom Mallon 

The Berthe M. Goldberg Award: Colleen Hammond 

The Lucy Glick Award: Michael Bartman 

The Leona Karp Braverman Award for Sculpture: Carol Taylor-Kearney 

The Caroline Gibbons Granger Award: Inga Kimberly Brown 

H V Hawley Award: Katherine Fraser 

The Fellowship President’s Award of Excellence: Gail Ferretti

Mary Butler Purchase Awards:

Holly Brigham, Elisabeth Nickles, Fred Danziger

Honorable Mentions:

Mustafa Lamaj, Paula Cahill, Phyllis Gorson, John T. Meehan

FAME 2019 ARTISTS—The Fellowship extends its appreciation to our Juror James Oliver, Director James Oliver Gallery (J.O.G.), Philadelphia:

Acton, Baker, Bartman, Brantley, Brown, Cahill, Camarda, Cook, Coyle, Drdak, Ferretti, Flom, Formicola, Fraser, Gorsen, Goschke, Hammond, Hanson, Hawley, Horsting, Keyser, Lamaj, Lawlor, Litwa, Lukens, Mallon, Marconi, Martino, Maye Luga, Meehan, Michaud, Miller, O’Brien, O’Donnell, Ostroff, Petropoulos, Posey, Rane, Schlachter, Smyth, Soslau, Sosson, Steen, Stoddard, Stone, Tanaka, Taylor-Kearney, Victor, Wolf, Yazani, Zauberman

For a video of the Gallery Talk by Miriam Seidel CLICK HERE by alumni Marie Pelton.


FAME 2017

The Fellowship Annual Members Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: TUESDAY August 1 through SUNDAY September 10

  PAFA Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

118 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The August 6th FAME 2017 Reception at PAFA's Historic Landmark Building's Alumni Gallery was filled to overflowing capacity! Congratulations again to all the artists! A reminder to collectors and visitors of our website, all works exhibited in FAME 2017 are available for purchase, and a listing can be downloaded here!

The Fellowship of PAFA takes great pleasure in announcing recipients of the FAME 2017 AWARDS; Juror: Kirsten Jensen, Chief Curator The James A. Michener Art Museum


 Jurying an exhibition is rewarding and challenging. Shows usually take months, even years, to pull together, but in the space of a few hours, hundreds of images are reviewed, and decisions are made. The juror brings their knowledge and experience, but the economy of time also necessitates some consideration of a gut reaction. As a juror I approach the work first through the prism of technique--skill, craftsmanship, composition, and medium. Is the piece well executed? Does it do something new with the medium? Does the piece catch my eye and make me explore it further? Is it pleasing to look at? Is it challenging? Is it presented well?

The works submitted for the show suggest that the Fellowship is a diverse and talented arts community. I want those who submitted work to know that eliminating pieces from the pool is hard. I wish to congratulate those artists whose work was admitted, and to further encourage those whose work was not. Lastly, I want to thank you—the Artist—for the opportunity to become acquainted with your work, and for the privilege of jurying this year's exhibition.

Kirsten M. Jensen, PhD, Gerry & Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator, Michener Art Museum 


The Fellowship Award of Excellence, Robert Ecker; The Berthe M. Goldberg Award, Dale Levy; The Lucy Glick Award, Ryan Almodovar; The M. A. Post Award,  Kassem Amoudi; The Leona Karp Braverman Award, Elizabeth Heller; The Caroline Gibbons Granger Award, Judy McGregor Caldwell; H. V. Hawley Award for Excellence (purchase), John Jonik; The FPAFA President’s Award for Excellence, Katherine Stanek.  Honorable Mentions are awarded to Nicole Michaud, Lauren Litwa, Donna Backues and Marlene D’Orazio Adler. The 2017 Mary Butler Trust Purchase Awardees (Selected by FPAFA VP and Curator of Collections Hilarie V Hawley) are David Wilson Campbell and Jeffrey Dion.

“Good-Fellows: Juried Exhibition and PAFA Fellowship Awards Exhibition”

 PAFA’s Gallery 128 presents “Good-Fellows: Juried Exhibition and PAFA Fellowship Awards Exhibition;”  Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 26, 2017.  PAFA faculty Dan Miller was Exhibition Juror and Anthony and Lorraine Seraphin, Directors/Founders of Seraphin Gallery, were the Awards Jurors.

Recipients of the 2017 Mabel Wilson Woodrow Awards were:

Quin Stone, Madison Koczo, and Liza Samuel

All works reproduced on this page are © Copyright, 2017, by the artists and may not be reproduced without permission from artists via The Fellowship at: (fellowshippafa@gmail.com).