Studio Incamminati Artists and alumni in the community

The work of Studio Incamminati artists goes well beyond the studio walls with community outreach that takes many forms.

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE FINE ART SHOW
Studio Incamminati again was a strong presence at the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show. Fourth-year student Damian Smith won the Student Excellence Award -  the third Studio Incamminati student to take the award in the last four years. Students Caitlin Cochran, Alexander Shanks, and Sharon McHugh also were juried into the show, America’s oldest outdoor art exhibition. Participants from the school’s partnership with Project HOME were juried in for the second year in a row—a special honor usually reserved solely for art students or professional artists.

LOST DREAMS ON CANVAS
Alumna Ruth Miller painted, donated and presented a portrait of "Denzel," a young victim of gun violence. Ruth's work is part of the "Lost Dreams on Canvas" organization which seeks to preserve the victims' memories. The portrait was given to Denzel's mom.

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 20TH ANNUAL ART OF THE PORTRAIT CONFERENCE
Crowds at the 20th annual Portrait Society of America’s “Art of the Portrait” conference in Reston, VA, got the chance to meet with Director of Education Programming Andrew Yannelli and President Jay Pennie at Studio Incamminati’s homey booth. The school’s new Dean, Dan Thompson, received an Award of Excellence in the society’s International Portrait Competition for his drawing “Heff.” The society also awarded scholarships to several school artists, enabling them to attend the event free of charge. Attending were Fellows Lynn Snyder and Wendy Wagner and students Scott Woyak, Hallie Zeller, Yuko Hays and Caitlin Cochran.

PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Studio Incamminati artists Linda Dennin, Damian Smith and Sharon Henderson performed painting demonstrations at the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra gala. Their work was part of the eighth consecutive year the gala has hosted an exhibition and sale of Studio Incamminati artists. Proceeds go to the artists and to both organizations.

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART TRIP
During a school trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Randi Cromer, school administrative service manager, who holds an MA in art history, offered insights to the students.

DOANE ACADEMY SPRING ART SHOW
The Doane Academy Spring Student Art Exhibition featured works by students taught in the partnership between Studio Incamminati and Doane Academy, Burlington, NJ. Robin Frey and Jarred Fisher, both Studio Incamminati alumni and professional artists, mentor students in the techniques of contemporary realist art.

PAINTING DEMOS AT BLICK ART MATERIALS
Studio Incamminati continued its program of live-model painting demonstrations at Blick Art Materials, Center City Philadelphia. School artists paint and answer customers’ questions. Participants were: school Fellows Chris Nixon, Barbara Zanelli, Lynn Snyder, Wendy Wagner, Michela Mansuino; alumna Barbara Zanelli and Instructor Peter Kelsey.

SHARON HENDERSON FINE ART GALLERY
The recent Studio Incamminati graduate's gallery showcases contemporary realist art. "I believe the true gift of being an artist lies in the ability to see possibility and beauty everywhere," she says.
Sharon Henderson Studio & Gallery
324 East King Street
Malvern, PA