Exhibitions

Our Mission

CCW's art program involves not only personal artistic growth in the studio but professional development as well. We encourage our artists to exhibit and sell through gallery exhibitions, working with them to consider a broader audience in the community for their work.

Our artists have been featured in a number of Philadelphia-area galleries and museums, including Fleisher/Ollman, VOX Populi, Bluestone Fine Arts Gallery, FJORD, Pageant:Soloveev, and the Woodmere Museum. 

For more information on exhibitions, or to view our archives, contact Exhibitions Coordinator Samantha Mitchell.

2020

Outsider Art Fair in New York 2020

January 16, 2020

This internationally-renowned exhibition is a major showcase for self-taught, visionary, folk, and outsider art, and it is an honor to be asked to participate. The CCW booth will feature new works on paper by Doug Tan, sculpture by Cindy Gosselin, and drawings by Tim Quinn, with additional works on paper by Clyde Henry, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Jenny Cox, David Schumckler, Jenny Garrity, Eric Stewart, and Olubunmi Ojo.

Thursday, January 16: 

Early Access (by invitations): 2 - 6 PM

Vernissage: 6 - 9 PM

 

Friday, January 17: 11 AM - 8 PM

Saturday, January 18: 11 AM - 8 PM

Sunday, January 19: 11 AM - 6 PM

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

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2019

The Neighborhood

December 10, 2019

The one night only community art show and sale!

 

Featuring artists: 

Jerard Harris, Sebby Yankelevich, Cory Jenkins, Jacob Berger, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Cassie Flanagan, Eric Stewart, Ron Thompson, Owen Ahearn-Browning, Vinetta Miller, Wendy Moreno, Olin Johnson, Peter Tsokas, Ben Riley, Cory Jenkins, Rachel Goldberg, Ben Indik, Natasha Plaza, Kelly Boyle, Daniel Celano, Mark Opielski, Olubunmi Ojo, Clyde Henry, Faith Rowbottom, Karlee Salamone, and Joyce Moseley.

 

Tuesday, December 10th, from 6 to 8pm. 

 

@ Harriton High School entrance hall

600 N Ithan Ave, Rosemont, PA

Center For Creative Works Winter Open House

November 23, 2019

Meet the artists from CCW and buy some one-of-a-kind artwork!

*DRAWINGS * PAINTINGS * PRINTS * TEXTILES * T-SHIRTS * TOTE BAGS * SCULPTURE * WOOD WORKS * CERAMICS * BOOKS * AND MORE!

Saturday November 23rd 12pm - 5pm

241 East Lancaster Ave.

Wynnewood, PA 19096

Natasha Plaza and Wendy Moreno at Ronald McDonald House

January 01, 2020

CCW artists Natasha Plaza and Wendy Moreno were selected for inclusion in the collection of the new Ronald McDonald House in West Philadelphia. Permanent installation.

Artist Reception on December 4th at 3pm

Ronald McDonald House, 3925 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Eric Stewart

December 18, 2019

Solo exhibition of portraits by Eric Stewart

Green Line Cafe, 518 S 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bright Lights, Big Chickens

November 03, 2019

A group exhibition from the artists of CCW featuring:

Lucia Castrogiovanni, Jacob Corsi, Brooke Heckler, Clyde Henry, Vinetta Miller, Joyce Moseley, Olubunmi Ojo, Natasha Plaza, Jenna Powers, Benjamin Riley, Julian Roach, Faith Rowbottom, Eric Stewart, Peter Tsokas, Ron Thompson, Karen Toff, and Jennifer Walton!

October 24th through January 23rd 2020

 

Reception, Sunday November 3rd 

10:30am - 11:30am Meeting for Worship

11:30am Light Fare

12pm Forum with Center for Creative Works

Open Tues. & Fri. 9am - 1pm

and Sundays after meeting

contact Charles Walsh

610-649-3445

 

Haverford Friends Meeting House

855 Buck Lane

Haverford, PA 19041

Scary Spooky Show

October 31, 2019

An artist exhibition and Halloween party featuring artwork by David Matthew Schmuckler in our studio and gallery! 

October 31st at 1pm

Curated by Cliff Ward

Up through November 12th

 

Gallery 21

241 East Lancaster Ave.

Wynnewood,PA 19096

Cordially Invited II

October 04, 2019

Make Studio is excited to bring back what is now an annual event for them -- Cordially Invited -- their invitational exhibition and showcase of artists working at progressive art centers around the U.S. and the globe! ​

Make Studio is again undertaking a month-long celebration of the art and artists of progressive art studios. This will include a central exhibition in their gallery, a satellite of smaller "pop-up" art displays in partnering venues all around Baltimore, and a digital exhibition.

CCW artists Aysia Martin, Karen Toff, Natasha Plaza, Benjamin Riley, Nancy Barnes, and Vinetta Miller have been selected to exhibit! 

 

On View October 4th through November 1st.

OPENING RECEPTION AND EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION

10/4 5-8PM 

@make Studio

Schwing Art Center

3326 Keswick Rd

Front, Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Superheroes and Friends: Mary T. Bevlock

November 05, 2019

A solo exhibition of portraits of superheroes and more by Mary T. Bevlock

Live portrait drawing and print sale with the artist on Sunday, Novermber 17th from 11am to 3pm

Green Line Cafe, 4239 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Paint Colors: Cory Jenkins

October 30, 2019

Solo exhibition of paintings by Cory Jenkins

Green Line Cafe, Ludlow St and 40th, Philadelphia, PA 19104

wordshapes

September 07, 2019

wordshapes is an exhibition of works on paper characterized by a combined use of image and text. Celebrating the slippage between pictorial and written expression, this show features the diverse drawing, painting, and mark-making practices of artists from the Center for Creative Works.

Curated by Mariel Capanna

Artists:

Owen Ahearn-Browning, Judy Barnett, Norman Dixon, Steven Frisoli, Jerard Harris, Levin Henry, Olin Johnson, Joyce Moseley, Julian Roach, Kristina Salamone, Beth Barsky, Julie Ostertag, and Brandon Spicer-Crawley 

 

Opening Reception

Sunday, September 15th 2pm to 4pm

 

On view Saturday, September 7th through October 26th

 

Woodmere Art Museum

Helen Millard Gallery

9201 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Worthy: Artists with Intellectual Disabilities @ Rago Auction House

October 15, 2019

On Tuesday, October 15, Rago invites you to attend a panel discussion with artists, mentor artists and staff from the Center for Creative Works, a progressive art studio for people with developmental disabilities (part of the national not-for-profit Resources for Human Development). The panelists will discuss the role that Creative Works plays in their lives and in the Philadelphia community, and the artists will share their design processes. You will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one from 5-6pm with the panelists and other Creative Works artists whose work has been chosen for inclusion in the "Outsider & Fine Art. Curious Objects." auction on October 20.

Artists Karen Toff and Paige Donovan will be presenting along with Exhibitions Coordinator Samantha Mitchell and Director Lori Bartol.

The auction house opens at noon. Wine and cheese reception begins at 5pm. The presentation begins at 6pm.

Rago Auctions

333 North Main Street

Lambertville, NJ 08530

Outsider & Fine Art. Curious Objects @ Rago Auction House

October 12, 2019

Artists Jenny Garrity, Jenny Cox, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Jacob Berger, Joey Piergiovanni, and Tim Quinn will have work for sale in this upcoming auction! 

A curious slice of the 200+ lot sale: Outsider art by Morton Bartlett, James Castle, Thornton Dial, Minnie Evans, Clementine Hunter, Mary T. Smith, Edgar Tolson, Purvis Young. Fine art by Bo Bartlett, Ruth Bernhard, Peter Dean, Phillip Evergood, James Havard, William Ropp. Victor Salmones, Chris Van Allsburg. Articulated mannequins. Taxidermy by Edward Hart. Pulp illustrations. Signage. Vernacular Photography. Sideshow/Carnival art. Scientific/botanical models. Devotional figures. Assemblages.

Exhibition begins October 12th

Exhibition Hours
October 12–15, 17, noon–5:00 pm
October 16, noon–7:00 pm
Doors open at 9:00 am October 18/19/20

Rago Auction House

333 N Main Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530

Brandon Spicer-Crawley mural in Harrisburg

September 08, 2019

Brandon Spicer-Crawley was commissioned by Sprocket Mural Works to complete a mural at the Stokes Millworks in Harrisburg.

Join Brandon for the unveiling of his 15 x 30 foot mural on Sunday, September 8th!

340 Verbeke Street, Harrisbsurg, PA

Summer Dream, A fantasy inspired show

October 04, 2019

An exhibition in our in-house gallery featuring artists Natasha Plaza, Eric Stewart, Cassie Flanagan, Tim Deaton, and Jennifer Walton.

On view September 6th through October 4th

241 East Lancaster Ave. 

Wynnewood, PA 19096

Main Line Wine Gala

September 26, 2019

Artists Olin Johnson, Tim Quinn, Doug Tan, Kelly Brown, Eric Stewart, Vinetta Miller, Natasha Plaza, Marybeth Frampton, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Julian Roach, Pat McAvoy, Timothy O'Donovan, Cassie Flanagan, Joey Piergiovanni, and Brooke Heckler will have work in this years auction. 

 

Thursday September 26th 

Doors @ 6pm 

(VIP Reception starts @ 5:30pm)

The Philadelphia Country Club

1601 Spring Mill Road Gladwyne, PA

Linear Generator: Tim Quinn and Levin Henry

September 22, 2019

Jed Williams Gallery is excited to present a benefit exhibition for the Center For Creative Works featuring two outstanding abstract artists. Both artists represent a very intriguing and pure approach to abstract art pulling from neo-expressionist artists and field painters like Warren Rohrer. Their artwork is multilayered, with squiggles, different forms of lines and well thought out hints of color - detached yet with a driving and passionate side. There is a mystery about which brings you closer to it—the linear quality evoked by the title is a center/connecting them between the two artists’ work.

 

 

MAIN RECEPTION: 4pm to 6pm, Sunday, Sept. 22nd

RUN DATES: September 9th through September 22nd

 

Jed Williams Gallery 

615 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia PA 19147-2111
HOURS: 4-6pm Fridays and 11am-1pm Saturdays and Sundays

YO MELBOURNE WE’RE FROM PHILLY! @ ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA

September 21, 2019

Yo Melbourne, We’re from Philly! brings together artists from Arts Project Australia with artists from supported studios across Philadelphia, United States in a celebration of cross-cultural dialogue and exciting juxtaposition.

Curated by Alex Baker, Director of Fleisher/Ollman in Philadelphia and former Senior Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, Yo Melbourne, We’re from Philly! is energised by Baker’s experiences working with Arts Project Australia during his time in Melbourne, as well as working with artists in his hometown, Philadelphia, who work in disability studio programs.

While the exhibition eschews any overarching thesis or subject, themes can be teased from this bounty of expression, including forays into infrastructure and the built environment, portraiture, observation and nature, landscape, perspectival oscillation, abstraction, text, ceramic whimsies and fantastical things.

 

MELBOURNE ARTISTS
Michael Camakaris, Samraing Chea, James MacSporran, Jenny Ngo, Chris O’Brien, Georgia Szmerling, and Amani Tia

PHILADELPHIA ARTISTS
Queen Nancy Bell, Dwayne Boone, Jenny Cox, Paige Donovan, Knicoma Frederick, Eliseo Gonzalez, Geraldo Gonzalez, Alonzo Humphrey, Natasha Plaza, and Woodley White

The Philadelphia-based artists herald from several disability and behavioural health studio centers, including: IDEATE (Dwayne Boone and Alonzo Humphrey); Center for Creative Works (Jenny Cox, Paige Donovan, and Natasha Plaza); Artworks/Community Integrated Services (Woodley White); Creative Vision Factory (Knicoma Frederick, Eliseo Gonzalez, and Geraldo Gonzalez), and Queen Nancy Bell, who now works independently, but was formerly associated with Oasis, a now defunct art center.

Opening: Saturday 21 September, 3-5pm
Dates: 21 September – 19 October
Curator: Alex Baker, Director of Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia

 

Arts Project Australia

24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Image | James MacSporran, 2 Pixels, 2019, gouache, ink, paint pen, 38.5 x 56 cm.

Tan Lines

August 08, 2019

Presented by SUMMERTIME Gallery 

 

TAN LINES will feature works by Joseph Algieri, Everette Ball, Mary T. Bevlock, Mike Goodlett, Camille Holvoet, Lucy Nagle, Byron Smith and Alice Wong in a summer themed group exhibition at Institute 193 (1B).

CCW artist Mary T. Bevlock will be giving a talk about her work during the opening reception!

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8, 6-8pm

 

August 8 - 31, 2019

Institute 193 (1B)
292 E 3rd St., New York, NY 10009

SUMMER EDITIONS

August 09, 2019

New prints by Mary Beth Frampton, Clyde Henry, and Kristina Salamone, printed in collaboration with Mark Rice and the Pressure Club. An Allies in Art project.

Opening Reception Thursday, June 20th, 4pm -8 pm

 

Closing Reception: Friday, Aug 9th, 6pm – 9 pm, including a pop-up merchandise shop from Center for Creative Works

 

Pressure Club

711 W. Thompson, Philadelphia, PA

summer sampler

July 22, 2019

An Exhibition @ Ludington Library with new ceramics, sculpture, and embroidery!

Featuring artists Clyde Henry, Mary T. Bevlock, Marybeth Frampton, Brooke Heckler, Paige Donovan, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Natasha Plaza, Joyce Moseley, Helene Milestone, Julian Roach, Jennifer Walton, Timothy O'Donovan, and Kristina Salamone

 

July 22th through August 23rd

5 S Bryn Mawr Ave.

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Terra not so Firma

July 06, 2019

CCW artist Cindy Gosselin has a sculpture in Fjord's 6th Annual Juried Open Call Exhibition!

 

Curated by FJORD gallery members

 

Opening Reception July 11th, 6 to 9pm

Up through August 1st

Fjord Gallery

1400 N. American St., STE 105

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Cerulean Arts' 7th Annual Juried Exhibition

June 22, 2019

includes artwork by CCW artist Karen Toff

Cerulean Arts' 7th Annual Juried Exhibition  
Jane Irish, Juror 

Kate Brockman · Bill Brookover · Paul Campbell · Shannon DeAngelis · Brian Dennis
Corinne Dieterle · Steve Donegan · Charles Emlen · Mindy Flexer · Daina Higgins
Betty Kim · Susan Leshnoff · Janice Merendino · Ilene Rubin · Sudyut Sinha
Edward Snyder · Karen Steen · Karen Toff · Elie Porter Trubert · Hong-Bich Vernon
Louise Vinueza · Keith Vogrin · Robert Zurer

June 19 - July 27, 2019  
Reception: Saturday, June 22, 2-5pm 

ALBUM RELEASE: Tyree Jennings

June 28, 2019

Album release for Tyree "J Fresh" Jenning's new album, Just Have Faith

The Rotunda, 8pm

4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA

DISABILITY PRIDE WEEK CONCERT AT CITY HALL

June 15, 2019

Performance at City Hall featuring Daniel Celano, Tyree Jennings, Aysia Martin, Owen Ahearn-Browning, and Olubunmi Ojo

Concert begins at 1pm

Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia PA

Summer Open House

June 08, 2019

Get ready for another amazing summertime sale at Center for Creative Works...

Meet our artists, tour our studio, buy some beautiful works of art!

Saturday, June 8th 11am - 5pm
241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

✿ PAINTINGS ✿ CERAMICS ✿ WOODWORKS ✿ PRINTS ✿ DRAWINGS ✿ NEEDLEPOINT ✿ BAGS ✿ T SHIRTS ✿ PILLOWS ✿ PINS ✿ SCULPTURE ✿ TEXTILES ✿ and more....

These Are All Really Cool Songs: Pop! Pop! Pop! Records

May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19 2pm - 3:30pm

Linwood Park, 199 E Athens Ave, Wynnewood, PA

Pop Pop Pop Records will be hosting a concert to showcase the array of musical talent at the Center For Creative Works and to release our newest album, SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS!

Come enjoy the beautiful Linwood Park and get ready for a concert where you never know what you're going to hear next!

Bring a lawn chair for optimal seating!

Rain location: Center For Creative Works, 241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Colorsculptures: Jacob Berger and Jason McGonigle

May 17, 2019

Two-man exhibition of drawings by Jacob Berger and Jason McGonigle.

Closing reception: Friday, May 17, 1pm - 2:30pm

ArtLab/BioArt: Haverford College x Center for Creative Works

May 07, 2019

ArtLab/BioArt: Haverford College x Center for Creative Works

opens Tuesday, May 7, 4:30 - 6pm

Haverford College, Visual Culture and Media Center, 2nd Floor, 470 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA

ArtLab/BioArt is an experiment in the mutual exchange of expertise and friendship between diverse populations, and an investigation into the connections between art and science. This exhibit is a product of a reciprocal collaboration between artists from CCW and students in the Haverford College course "Critical Disability Studies: Theory and Practice."

Includes work from CCW artists Karen Toff, Aysia Martin, Kymberly Krapinksi, Jenna Powers, Joey Piergiovanni, and Tim Deaton.

Flowers, curated by Jinie Park and Michael Evans

May 03, 2019

Flowers at Common Space

25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19002

A group exhibition curated by Jinie Park and Michael Evans

Featuring work by CCW artists Natasha Plaza, Lydia Thompson, Karlee Salamone, and Olin Johnson

On view through June 15

BRANDON SPICER-CRAWLEY AT LITTLE BERLIN

March 09, 2019

BRANDON SPICER-CRAWLEY

MARCH 9 - APRIL 1

Opening Reception: March 9th, 6-10 pm

Center for Creative Works is excited to present new work by Brandon Spicer-Crawley at Little Berlin. This collection of paintings, drawings, and paper sculpture is an eclectic offering of Spicer-Crawley’s current exploration of line in painting and sculptural forms.

A versatile and improvisational artist, Spicer-Crawley (b. 1980) works with a range of material including found paper, white-out, masking tape, acrylic paint, and paint marker, as well as ceramic and wood. His style is both loose and carefully crafted, with recurring motifs of letters, police officers, waves, houses, windows, and faces. These motifs can be boldly rendered or made to appear and disappear throughout a dense layering of mark. His paper “house” sculptures are built from a combination of crafted and found material, their exposed, deconstructed forms full of unexpected characters and secret pockets. In his paintings, Spicer-Crawley creates dynamic compositions of abstract and figurative forms, developing electric beds of line that emanate outwards from the surface – whether that be a blank page or a found reproduction of an artwork – building vibrating, dynamic spaces that experiment with depth in composition.

Spicer-Crawley has been making artwork at the studio Center for Creative Works since its beginning in 2010. His work has been exhibited at the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, the University City Arts League, Pageant: Soloveev and the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. He lives with his family in Jeffersonville, PA.

Hear Me?

March 01, 2019

Philadelphia City Hall

reception March 1st, 2019

Included work by CCW artist Kelly Brown

"Do you hear me?” is a question is asked by many visual artists through their work, but it has a special relevance for artists who identify as Deaf.

Using the word Deaf with a capital “D” is an important signifier for people with hearing loss who communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) or other kinds of sign language. It denotes pride in their identity and indicates that they are actively engaged in the Deaf community. Yet the very language that binds the people of this community can often isolate them from those who do not understand it due to the prevalence of audism in our culture. Audism is a form of prejudice towards people with hearing loss that presupposes the superiority of spoken language over sign language. The visual language of art, much like the visual language of ASL, can be a powerful form of communication for Deaf people that re-emphasizes that one does not need to speak with their mouth in order to communicate.

This exhibition seeks to foster communication between the Deaf community and the hearing community through artwork that explores the legacy of audism, the history of Deaf culture, and the future of Deaf pride. Featured artists are: Kelly Brown, Patti Durr, Amy Cohen Efron, Arielle Mabsoute, Ellen Mansfield, Pamela Macias, Kelly Marshall, Laurie Rose Monahan, Nancy Rourke, Jose Saldana, and Sheri Youens-En.

“Hear Me?” is curated by Arielle Mabsoute, Deaf artist and advocate, and Linda Price.


 

Outsider Art Fair NYC

January 17, 2019

​New York
January 17-20, 2019

Metropolitan Pavillion 
125 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Hours:
Thursday, January 17, 2019
VIP Early Access Preview: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Vernissage: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday, January 18, 2019: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019: 11:00 - 6:00 PM

Center for Creative Works is pleased to participate for a second year in the Outsider Art Fair in New York City. CCW's booth will feature work from Paige Donovan, Jenny Cox, Cindy Gosselin, Jenny Garrity, and Tim Quinn.

Founded in New York in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair is the original art fair concentrating specifically on self-taught art and presenting works by acknowledged masters and such living artists as George Widener, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Shinichi Sawada, Christine Sefolosha and Luboš Plný. Soon recognized for its maverick spirit, OAF played a vital role in nurturing a passionate collecting community and broader recognition for outsider art in the contemporary art arena.

After Wide Open Arts took over the fair, the OAF in 2013 enjoyed rave reviews and more than tripled its previous attendance records. Propelled by this success, Wide Open Arts took the fair to Paris for the first time in October 2013, helping to reinvigorate that city’s long tradition in the art brut field. After holding the fair during its first two years at Hôtel Le A, a boutique hotel, in 2015 OAF Paris relocated to Hôtel du Duc, a stately, nineteenth-century hôtel particulier in the Opéra district. In 2018, the fair expaned to its current venue, Atelier Richelieu, located in the 2nd arrondissement.

The Creative Commons

January 12, 2019

The Creative Commons: Progressive Studio Practice from Creative Growth Art Center, LAND Gallery, and the Center for Creative Works

January 12 – April 14, 2019

Opening reception: January 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

“The success of progressive art studios demonstrates the possibility that in a neurologically diverse world there may be profound, valuable, and beautiful connections made among wholly disparate minds.” Tim Ortiz and Andreana Donahue, from Disparate Minds

 

ArtYard is pleased to present The Creative Commons: Progressive Studio Practice fromCreative Growth Art Center, LAND Gallery, and the Center for Creative Works. This exhibition features works from three non-profit studios influenced by the work of Creative Growth founders Florence and Elias Katz, whose radical approach to art making and inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities launched acclaimed careers and occasioned a sea change in conceptions of contemporary art. 

 

Works from the Center for Creative Works in Philadelphia include Mary T. Bevlock’s part geometric, part figurative colored-pencil drawings with poetic titles such as The 4th of July Aqua Fresh Tooth Paste Brush Your Pearly White Teeth Your Breathless Will Be So Clean; inviting maps and landscapes by Timothy O’Donovan; and Ishmael Sutton’s evocative black-and-white master drawings, including his arguable improvement on the Mona Lisa.

 

Center for Creative Works: Owen Ahearn-Browning, Judy Barnett, Mary T. Bevlock, Paige Donovan, Cassie Flanagan, Marybeth Frampton, Jenny Garrity, Ken McNelis, Vinetta Miller, Joyce Moseley, Timothy O’Donovan, Karlee Salamone, Ishmael Sutton, Karen Toff

 

EVENTS: Mary T. Bevlock and Paige Donovan from the Center for Creative Works will teach a drawing workshop and give an artist talk at ArtYard on February 24th, and a woodworking workshop with bicycle-powered tools will follow on March 12th. A communal weaving project will be installed in the ArtYard gallery, giving visitors an opportunity to collaborate on a textile adaptation of an artwork designed by Center for Creative Works artist Judy Barnett.

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2018

Read Please

December 08, 2018

A solo exhibition of drawings by Jerard Harris

 

December 8th, 2018 through February 20th, 2019

Gallery 241, 241 E Lancaster, Wynnewood PA 19096

Opening reception and book launch Saturday, December 8th, 11am - 5pm

Winter Open House

December 08, 2018

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

Landscapes // Seascapes // Escapes

November 08, 2018

Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont PA

11/8/18 - 12/4/18

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

November 03, 2018

Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab 

414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355

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

October 08, 2018

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! 

Philly EyeWorks located in Center City

131 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cordially Invited

October 29, 2018

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

October 01, 2018

Halloween! Curated by Jinie Park and Mike Evans

Gallery 241, 241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

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

October 09, 2018

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

October 19, 2018

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

October 19, 2018

Tabling at the 7th Annual Art Market at Tyler!

12pm to 8pm

2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services IDS Art Show

August 24, 2018

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

Ron Thompson: Excellent. Tremendous. Accomplished

August 17, 2018

A solo exhibition of CCW artist Ron Thompson

August 3 - October 10th, 2018

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

COME TO LIFE

July 20, 2018

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

July 06, 2018

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

June 09, 2018

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.

SUMMER OPEN HOUSE

June 09, 2018

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

May 07, 2018

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

April 12, 2018

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.

OUT THE DOOR: Art Party & Auction

May 24, 2018

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

April 13, 2018

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

April 14, 2018

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!

May 18, 2018

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

February 16, 2018

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

February 13, 2018

Tamisha Williams solo exhibition of paintings and drawings.

February 13 - March 6

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

InvisAbility

February 12, 2018

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. 

Outsider Art Fair

January 18, 2018

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

January 12, 2018

University City Arts League

4226 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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.

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2017

It's Tuesday All Day Today

December 16, 2017

It's Tuesday All Day Today

High Tide x Center for Creative Works

December 16th, 2017 - January 13th, 2018

Judy Barnett, Jacob Berger, June Culp, Paige Donovan, Chip Hughes, Vinetta Miller, Julian Roach, Karlee Salamone, Marisa Takal, and Jon Weary

Holiday Open House and Art Sale

December 09, 2017

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale, a Center for Creative Works tradition and one of our biggest sale events of the year!

At Center for Creative Works

241 East Lancaster Ave.

Wynnewood, PA

We'll be offering brand new, one-of-a-kind artworks and products, perfect for holiday gift-giving, including:
*pillows
*ceramics
*jewelry
*textiles
*drawings
*paintings
*wood works
*cards
*plush toys
*posters
*apparel 
*books
*baked goods
and much more!

Meet our talented artists, who will be representing their own work at individual vendor tables in our expansive, loft-style open studio space. We'll also be unveiling our new gallery exhibition, "Enjoy Your Best!" a salon-style group show with tons of new work available for purchase.

This year, we're also featuring some fun activities in the studio to help give visitors a better idea of what CCW is all about, including:
*a fundraiser station for OUT THE DOOR: Take Me to the Outsider Art Fair, where you can donate to our campaign on the spot and immediately receive your limited edition incentive!
*live screen printing demo and print-your-own card/ornament station
*a bicycle operated toast-making station, where you can churn your own butter AND toast your own bread, all through the power of the pedal
*a make-your-own wooden magnet station with our CCW Teacher Corps team, a group of our artists who've been teaching wood shop skills to students at Greenfield Elementary School in Philadelphia, ACLAMO! after school in Norristown, and Haverford College


 

Holiday Art Fair: Center for Creative Works and Friends

December 06, 2017

Join us for the Holiday Art Fair at the Rotunda in West Philly!

Wednesday December 6th from 4pm to 9pm

The Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

We will have artist vendors selling prints, ceramics, comics, textiles and more, performances by our own Pop Pop Pop Records, and a fashion show with textiles by Tim Eads and fabric designs by Center for Creative Works artists!

Artist Vendors include: 

Dog-Pasta, Leks Kamihira, Anna McGlynn, Nick Norman, Ken McNelis, Mary T. Bevlock, Vinetta Miller, Wendy Moreno, E. Rega, Scott Porcelli, Thomas Lampion, Tim Eads, Julia Sallamack and Lydia Thompson.

Performances by:

Bert Harris, Doug Hirlinger, Paul Giess, Dan Celano, Cassie Flanagan, Kymberly Krapinski, Olubunmi Ojo, Timothy O'Donovan, Tricia Holub and Tamisha Williams.

22nd Annual Art Ability Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

November 04, 2017

22nd Annual Art Ability Exhibition at Bryn Mawr

 

November 5, 2017 to January 28, 2018

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

414 Paoli Pike

Malvern, PA 19355

featuring works by:

Beth Barsky

Clyde Henry

Helene Milestone

Jacob Berger

Ron Thompson

Tammy Byerly

Joyce Moseley

Timothy O'Donovan

and Vinetta Miller

The Halloween Art Show, pumpkin carving contest & dance party!

October 28, 2017

A Halloween Art Show with a pumpkin carving contest and a dance party all in one!  

An inclusive show featuring artists from around Philadelphia and the Center for Creative Works including:

Annson Conaway, Laurie Hughes, Sonya Katcher, Julia Policastro, Dana Zinsser, Jerard Harris, Leks Kamihira, Alyssa Piro, David Schmuckler, Livia Charman, Alex Dacorte, and Kyle Schiffbauer

 

Sat Oct 28 @ 6PM-??,

show on view from the 28th- nov 3rd

Kamihira Gallery

2527 Frankford ave. Philadelphia, PA

Come a Little Closer

October 31, 2017

a continual collaborative show

featuring work made by the artists at Center for Creative Works

Curated by Heather Walker

Tuesday, October. 31st, 1pm

Gallery 241

241 E. Lancaster Ave

Wynnewood, PA

Come check out our in house Gallery!

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