Just over twenty years ago, following decades of sketching and doodling, I decided to get serious about developing my art skills by taking classes, first at the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, the 121-year-old community art school in Philadelphia, followed by continuing education courses at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Philadelphia is known for having a... more
This month, we are so excited to welcome photographer Eric Johnson to the blog as our April Mind of the Artist. Thanks so much Eric for sharing your fabulousness with us.
I have been fascinated by the process of photography for as long as I can remember. My parents gave me a Kodak Brownie camera in elementary school; I purchased my first “real” camera, a Canon... more
We are so excited to welcome Hernán Murno to the blog as our March Artist of the Month. Thanks for sharing your art and yourself with us!
“Painting is so damn difficult.....; when you think you’ve got it, you really haven’t” Paul Cezanne Once, at a local art museum, I read this quote from Paul Cezanne who, by then, was... more
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than love. -Vincent Van Gogh.The notion of “art as love” describes perfectly the synergy of CHAW. Nothing animates a community quite like art and vice versa. I like Van Gogh’s musing because it inverts how we typically frame our relationships with art. We talk... more
We welcome Sarah Porter as our February Artist of the Month! Sarah's commitment to experimenting and evolving through education and mastering different art forms and techniques is awe inspiring. Welcome Sarah!
Sarah Porter = Experiment and Evolve
Originally from western Pennsylvania, I have lived in Washington DC (on and off) for almost the last twenty... more
This month, we welcome Sally Canzoneri as our December Artist of the Month. Sally's artistic journey includes embracing new interests and techniques as she moved from photography to book forms to lenticulars and more! Her dedication to hard work and doing more show the true progression of an artist extraordinaire. Thank you Sally for sharing your work and words with us... more
This month, we welcome the words and works of Marilyn Christiano. Her love for photography started as a hobby but quickly grew into a passion that has evolved over 20 years. Marilyn inspires as she "creates photogrpahs that will draw the viewer back again and again" and describes how her own view has expanded as she now takes photos that "lift my spirits." Welcome... more