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Alumni eNews is published monthly to share the artistic accomplishments, awards and exhibitions, and personal milestones of PAFA graduates.

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November 2015 Alumni Listings

Nadine Beauharnois, Emily Elliott, Morgan Hobbs, Jillian Schley, Rebecca Sedehi, Shane Allan Smith, Zach Zecha (all MFA '15) and Tiffany Tate (MFA '14) will be exhibiting as members of the AUTOMAT collective at Miami Art Week, December 1-6 with guest artists CJ Stahl (MFA'13) and Mingfei Cui (MFA '15).

Stephanie Beck (MFA '07) is an artist in residence on Sundays at Museum of Arts and Design in New York City through January 30.

Joanne Bosack (MFA '04) has had her painting Be Renewed In The Spirit Of Your Mind accepted into  the 2015 Large Format Show at The Philadelphia Sketch Club.

Kathy Bruce (Cert. '79) has work on view at the Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival in Taiwan through December 31.

Rosemarie Chiarlone (Cert. '71) is participating in the exhibition Inscribing: Meditations on Time and Space, through November 1 at the Bridge Red Project Room in Miami and in a Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition entitled READ ME through November 6 at University of the Arts.

Piety Choi (MFA '07) is exhibiting 10 paintings in the Art at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis through November.

Cortright Devereux (Cert. '12) has work on view at Carspecken-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, Delaware.

Karyn (Dingledine) Smith (Post-Bacc. '15) has a painting in the exhibition Interiors and Still Lifes at the Beverly Street Studio School Gallery, University of Virginia, through November 8.

Billy Dufala (Cert. '03) and Steven Dufala (Cert. '00) have an exhibition entitled Waste Dreams at Fleisher Ollman Gallery through November 11. 

Elizabeth Hamilton's (MFA '11) solo exhibition See You Tomorrow is on view at the Abington Art Center through December 31, she is participating in InLight Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in November, and she was awarded an Art and Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation.

Lee Harper (Cert. '83) has had six of her original children's book watercolor illustrations and 14 preliminary sketches acquired by the Mazza Museum.

Alex Kanevsky has a solo exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

Paul Keysar (Cert. '00) won first place in the fifth round of the TRAC2015 Online Art Competition for his painting In Hope of Spring. He has two portrait paintings in the TRAC2015 Invitational Art Exhibition at The Representational Art Conference in Ventura Beach, California through November 13.

Joshua Koffman's (Cert. '04) recent sculpture Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time was blessed by Pope Francis at Saint Joseph's University.

Alyssa Kreilick has illustrated a new children's book entitled Baker Bear Bakes a Cake.

Gwendolyn Lanier-Gardner's (Post-Bacc. '12) drawing Letting Go is a semifinalist in the Philadelphia Regional Finale for the 2015 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in partnership with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Work on view until November 16.

Aubrey Levinthal and current MFA student Meghan Howland are exhibiting work in FIGURATION: INSIDE/OUTNancy Margolis Gallery, November 5 - December 19.

Lydia Martin's (Cert. '84) oil painting Constable Cookie Tin is on view at Vermont's Bennington Center for the Arts through December.

Erick Miller (Cert./BFA '14) and Tiffany Tate (MFA '14) have each been awarded a winter residency at the Wassaic Project.

Helen Mirkil, Rosalind Bloom, Lesley Mitchell, Lauren Litwa Holden, Wanda Chudzinski, Brigitte Rutenberg, Leslie Eadeh, Pam Taggart and Elaine Nettis, members of Assemblage, a group of women artists founded in 1985, are exhibiting through November 23 in Common Ground: Singular Visions at the Wayne Art Center.

Mario Naves' paintings were included in this year's Alumni Exhibition at the Pratt Institute.

Elizabeth Osborne (Cert. '58) has a solo exhibition at the Michener Art Museum through November 15. 

Steven Saris (Cert. '02) had an exhibition of his paintings in September at the Cafe L'Ange Vin in Chaze-Henry, France.

Bill Schmidt (Cert. '69) is included in the LeRoy Hoffberger School of Painting 50th Anniversary Exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art through November 4, and was was the recipient of the Bethesda (Maryland) Painting Award in June.

Antoinette Seymour (Cert. '67) has paintings on view at The Cosmopolitan Club in Philadelphia through November 5.

Kurt Solmssen (Cert. '82) is showing work in a group show at LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, through November 1.

Brian Spies' (MFA '12) proposal was approved for a sound installation at Eastern State Penitentiary addressing the use of solitary confinement. It will debut in May 2016. 

Karen Steen (MFA '07) has a solo exhibition at the Kansas City Artists Coalition Underground Gallery until November 12. 

Holly Trostle Brigham is showing work in Sacred Sisters: In Praise of Art & Poetry at The William Benton Museum of Art through December 20.

Deborah Wenner Dendler (Cert. '77) has a solo exhibition in Acton, Massachusetts from November 3 to December 30, and exhibits at the Audubon Artists Exhibtion in October; the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition in November; and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in December.

Ruri Yi (Cert. '96) has a solo show, Concurrence, at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Gallery in Baltimore through December 19. 



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