Works on Paper

April 11–May 6, 1990
Beaver College Art Gallery

Exhibition Postcard

This isn't a typical Philadelphia show — there isn't any realism, and there's very little landscape or conventional drawing. There is a lot of quasi-naive, "art brut" crudeness, and there are liberal doses of abstraction, wry humor and compositional intricacy.

–Edward J. Sozanski
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Beaver College Art Gallery is pleased to present its annual, juried "Works on Paper" exhibition beginning Wednesday, April 11 through May 6, 1990.

Installation view, "Works on Paper," Beaver College Art Gallery

An opening reception will be held on April 11, 1990 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on the campus at Church and Easton roads. On April 18, 1991 an informal gallery talk with the exhibiting artists will be held at 3:30 PM in the gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.

Installation view

Supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the show includes 34 works by 29 area artists. Roberth Smith, art critic for the New York Times served as juror for this year's exhibition, selecting, according to Paula Marincola, gallery director, " a lively and diverse group of works" from 326 submissions.

Installation view

The artists in this year's exhibition include Betsey Batchelor, Norinne Betjeman, Rachel Bliss, Marjorie Ellenbogen, Marcie Feldman, Esther Rose Fisher, Bilge Friedlaender, Carl Fudge, David Goerk, Neysa Grassi, Sharon Horvath, Lydia Hunn, Harry Kalish, David Kettner, Matthew Lawrence, Michael Macfeat, Deborah Margo, Kate Moran, John J.H. Phillips, Florence Putterman, Thomas W. Roberts, Tony Rosati, Anne Skoogfors, Merle Spandorfer, Marion Spirn, Jude Tallichet, Gregory Tobias, Sarah Van Keuren, and Brian L. Wagner.


Philadelphia Museum of Art Award
Norinne Betjemann

Beaver College Permanent Collection Purchase Award
David Goerk

Director's Prize
Lydia Hunn

Mildred Bougher Award
Michael Macfeat

Friends of Beaver College Art Gallery Emerging Artist Award
Deborah Margo