2018

Read Please

Gallery 241, Wynnewood, PA

A solo exhibition of drawings by Jerard Harris

CCW Winter Open House

Wynnewood, PA

Annual Holiday Open House Sale! Featuring artwork from all of our artists including ceramics, textiles, paintings, drawings, woodworks, sculpture, and more!

Landscapes // Seascapes // Escapes

Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont PA

Jenny Cox / Levin Henry / Cory Jenkins / Timothy O'Donovan / Tim Quinn / Karen Toff / Carl Trunk

This group exhibit is an exploration of open spaces by the artists of Center for Creative Works. Through representation and abstraction, these artists engage in a variety of ways with the idea of place, pulling from a range of thematic inspiration, from both personal and found material.

Art Ability 2018

Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab 

This juried exhibition included work by CCW artists Beth Barsky, Vinetta Miller, Timothy O'Donvoan, and Tim Quinn. Juried by Roberta Fallon, Angela McQuillan, and Lee Stoetzel

Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is a year-round program which serves as a showcase and marketplace for talented artists. The program educates the community about the remarkable abilities of people with disabilities and inspires artists to reach beyond their limitations and explore their own creativity.

Participating artists express their creativity through painting, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, jewelry and fine crafts.

The exhibit is on display from November through January in the corridors of the hospital. The season kicks off with the opening night Preview party held at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. Proceeds of the Art Ability opening receptions help support Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital patient and community programs.

Learn more and meet this year's featured artist, Maureen Collins, at mainlinehealth.org/artability.

David Schmuckler at Philly EyeWorks

Philly EyeWorks, Center City

David Schmuckler will have a group of drawings and sculptures on view at Philly EyeWorks through October 31st!

Come check out their window display and the new cleaning cloth design by David! 

Cordially Invited

Make Studio, Baltimore MD

For Free Fall 2018, Make Studio is pleased to present Cordially Invited, a first-of-its-kind in Baltimore invitational exhibition and set of programming featuring artworks created in more than a dozen innovative U.S. and international studios that serve artists with disabilities.

Cordially Invited celebrates the exciting and thought-provoking art produced in progressive art studios as a way to better appreciate our neuro-diverse world. There will be a central exhibition in Make Studio’s Showroom Gallery as well as a satellite of smaller “pop-up” art displays in partnering venues. Exhibiting artists come from diverse local and more distant studios. Confirmed participating U.S. studios are:

Arundel Lodge, Inc.'s Open Eye Gallery (Anne Arundel County, MD)
Art Enables (Washington, DC)
Center For Creative Works (Wynnewood, PA)
Creative Citizen Studios (Pittsburgh, PA)
Creativity Explored (San Francisco, CA)
Friendship Heart Gallery (Lancaster, PA)
Gateway Arts (Brookline, MA)
Pure Vision Arts (New York, NY)
Starlight Studio and Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY)
Studio In-Sight of Cornerstone Montgomery (Rockville, MD)
Visionaries and Voices (Cincinnati, OH)

Cordially Invited opens to the public on Friday, October 5th and runs until Monday, October 29th. It can be viewed during Make Studio's open hours (check here) and by appointment.

Additional programming will include an accompanying online gallery, and the following events:

Opening reception on Friday, October 5th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, featuring artist talks, music, and refreshments. No RSVP necessary.

A special installment of PPT Nite on Thursday, October 11th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. No RSVP necessary.

Mixed media workshop on Saturday, October 27th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Led by Make Studio artists, staff, and guests, this interactive workshop will respond to pieces in the exhibition and is suited for all ages and ability levels. RSVPs are requested; please RSVP via Eventbrite and contact info@make-studio.org with any questions.

Expert educational panel discussion on Saturday, October 27th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Centered on representation in the art world, the discussion will include Maxine Taylor (MAXgallery), George Ciscle (Founder, MICA Curatorial Practice), Joy Davis (Waller Gallery), and Cordially Invited artists. No RSVP necessary.

Halloween Show

Gallery 241, Wynnewood PA

Halloween! Curated by Jinie Park and Mike Evans

Halloween-themed exhibition at CCW's Gallery 241, featuring work by Matthew Correale, Cindy Gosselin, Kelly Brown, Natasha Plaza, Clyde Henry, Aaron Friggle, Norman Dixon, David Schmuckler, Mary T. Bevlock, Sarah Lane, and Karen Toff

Norristown State Hospital Art Exhibition

Norristown, PA

Norristown State Hospital Art Exhibition

1001 Sterigere Street, Norristown, PA 19401

A juried group exhibition of artwork by artists with developmental disabilities or mental disorders. Featured work by Rachel Goldberg, Thomas McDermott, Brooke Heckler, Christine Trainovich, Olubunmi Ojo, Helene Milestone, Jason McGonigle, Jennifer Walton, Lilian Moseley, Sarah Lane, and Mark Opielski. Rachel Goldberg won a prize for her painting of a bicycle

Lillian's Show

Common Space, Ardmore PA

Lillian's Show: Artwork by Lillian Moseley

Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA

Opening reception Friday, October 19th, 12-3pm.

Art Market at Tyler

Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA

Tabling at the 7th Annual Art Market at Tyler!

Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services IDS Art Show

Philadelphia, PA

Friday, August 24th, 2018

First Floor Historical Lobby

701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Exhibitors from CCW included Wendy Moreno, Tim Quinn, and Mary T. Bevlock

COME TO LIFE

Gallery 241, Wynnewood PA 

A group exhibition of sculpture and the drawings that inspired them, curated by Hanna Lee.

Ben Riley, Vinetta Miller, Norman Dixon, Jason McGonigle, Jacob Berger, Clyde Henry, Ken McNelis, Christine Vega, Sebby Yankelevich, Paige Donovan, Marybeth Frampton, Joyce Moseley, Lydia Thompson, Doug Tan, and Karlee Salamone

Gallery 241, 241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA

First Friday at the Curtis

The Curtis, Philadelphia PA 

An exhibition in Philadelphia's historic Curtis Building featuring Jenny Cox and Doug Tan. Facilitated by Keystone Property Management.

The Curtis, 601 Walnut, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Art Book Fair

Philadelphia, PA 

Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event, which showcases a wide range of exhibitors, from large and small photography and art book publishers to individual artists and institutions, local, national and international.

Entrance to the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is free, open to the public and fully accessible.

This year, new books/prints by Olubunmi Ojo, Mary T. Bevlock, Judy Barnett, David Schmuckler, Eric Stewart, and Ken McNelis were featured at CCW's table.

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SUMMER OPEN HOUSE

Center for Creative Works, Wynnewood PA

11am - 5pm @ CCW, 241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Our annual Summer Open House featuring a variety of artworks and products for sale, including:

painting // drawing // sculpture // shirts // cards // bags // textiles // ceramics // plants // music // books // prints // scarves // mosaics // and more!!!

meet CCW artists, enjoy musical performances, and free ice cream!

We're In It: Remaking the World

Haverford College, Bryn Mawr PA

An exhibition to celebrate the culmination of a semester-long collaborative project between Haverford College students, ten Center for Creative Works artists, and artist/CCW exhibitions coordinator Samantha Mitchell.

 

Featuring Work by Owen Ahearn-Browning, Beth Barksy, Mary T Bevlock, Kelly Brown, Jenny Cox, Paige Donovan, Vinetta Miller, Joyce Moseley, Timothy O’Donovan, and Tamisha Williams, and curated by a team of Haverford College and Bryn Mawr students.

May, 2018

Visual Culture and Media Center, Haverford College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Like Logs: Jenny Cox

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia PA

April 12 through June 2, 2018

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

Jenny Cox’s marker drawings featured in her Fleisher/Ollman exhibition Like Logs consist of conglomerations of brightly-colored lozenges, each containing words and various hatch marks—refugee text balloons from comics as if they were somehow stolen from their original sources, completely transformed by the artist, and stacked one on top of the other like logs. “Like logs” is also the title of a drawing in the exhibition and an accurate description of Cox’s accretive methodology in general. Jenny Cox began working at Lower Merion Vocational Training Center (LMVTC) in 1981 as a piece worker and paper shredder. When LMVTC became Center for Creative Works in 2011, the Wynnewood, PA studio and exhibition space dedicated to artists with developmental disabilities, she was hesitant to make art at first. She was eventually inspired to paint after observing her peers. Early paintings featured lines and dots as design elements, color studies realized through blending. Eventually, Cox discovered markers and pens, and her work took off: marks developing into letters, letters into words, and cells of color demarcating the space of her architecturally-minded compositions.

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OUT THE DOOR: Art Party & Auction

Philadelphia History Museum, Philadelphia PA

May 24th, 2018 at the Philadelphia History Museum

Our first annual auction & party featured an inclusive exhibition & silent auction of over thirty unique artworks in painting, fresco, ceramics, textile, drawing & sculpture from CCW artists, noteworthy Philadelphia-area artists, & exclusive collaborations. 

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS IN THE SILENT AUCTION

Judy Barnett, Mary T. BevlockKelly BrownMariel CapannaJenny CoxPaige DonovanBilly DufalaTim Eads, Cindy Gosselin, Aubrey LevinthalAdam Lovitz, Pat McEvoy-Hull, Vinetta Miller, Samantha Mitchell

Joyce Moseley, Alyssa PiroKaitlin PomerantzTim QuinnMark RiceMia RosenthalDavid Schmuckler, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Eric Stewart, Ishmael Sutton, Doug Tan, Lucia Thomé, Karen Toff, & Tamisha Williams.

plus an exclusive collaboration with Tharangini Handblock Studio.

Flowers Two: Beth Barsky

Common Space, Ardmore PA

Flowers Two: Beth Barsky

at Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA

A solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Beth Barsky

Space 1026 Zine Fair

Space 1026, Philadelphia PA

Space 1026 is a well-established artist-run studio and gallery in Philadelphia's Chinatown. This event featured a range of local artists, selling books, t-shirts, and printed ephemera. CCW artists Matthew Correale and Mary T. Bevlock were invited to table.

You Go Girl!

Common Space, Ardmore PA

May 18th - June 15th, 2018

at Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA

A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by CCW artist Faith Rowbottom

Karen's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Among Other Museums

Gallery 241, Wynnewood PA

February 16th through April 6th, 2018

Gallery 241, 241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA

A solo exhibition of paintings of museums by CCW artist Karen Toff

Pretty Art Drawings and Pretty Bright Gorgeous Paintings: New Work by Tamisha Williams

Common Space, Ardmore PA

Tamisha Williams solo exhibition of paintings and drawings.

February 13 - March 6

At Common Space Ardmore, 25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA

InvisAbility

Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia PA

February 12th - March 24th, 2018

Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

 

CCW artists featured: Olubunmi Ojo, Kelly Brown, Jenny Cox, Cindy Gosselin, and Timothy O'Donovan.

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy presents invisAbility, an exhibition featuring the work of professional artists with disabilities. The exhibit is in partnership with five programs from the Philadelphia region that provide opportunities to artists with disabilities: Allens Lane Art Center’s Vision Thru Art programArt Ability from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Center for Creative WorksCultural Arts Center of SpArc Services, and Moss Rehab’s All About Art program. The exhibit is featured in City Hall within the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Room 116. 

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Outsider Art Fair 2018

Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

We will be exhibiting at the Outsider Art Fair in New York!

January 18 - 21, 2018

Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

Artists that will be featured are Mary T. Bevlock, Paige Donovan, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Kelly Brown, Cindy Gosselin, Tim Quinn, and Jenny Cox (with Fleisher-Ollman Gallery).

Person, Place, Thing

University City Arts League, Philadelphia PA

Person, Place, Thing. is a a collaboration between artists Mariel Capanna, Tim Eads, and Kaitlin Pomerantz; and artists Judy Barnett, Jacob Berger, Mary T. Bevlock, Matthew Correale, Paige Donovan, Vinetta Miller, Joyce Moseley, Julie Ostertag, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Lydia Thompson and Tamisha Williams, who are artists from the Center for Creative Work.

Person, Place, Thing. features work created during the Allies in Art project, an initiative developed to create opportunities for the artists of CCW to work alongside their peers in the greater Philadelphia arts community. Over the course of eight week intensives, CCW artists traveled to the studio of a local artist to take part in a project revolving around a specific material, technique, or approach, familiarizing them with the studio practice of a professional artist in the process. 

The three artist-lead projects in Person, Place Thing. explore methods and modes of engaging with landscape/place, thinking about how individuals inhabit space, and the specimens and traces they leave behind. The projects incorporate printing, wearable fashion, natural and industrial materials, photographs and shaped frescos.

The Allies in Art project was conceived and led by Samantha Mitchell, and made possible through funding from the Genuardi Foundation.