Featured Artist

C. Pazia Mannella

Philadelphia, PA

http://cpaziamannella.com/

Contemporary and historical textile patterns, embroidery and garment designs are the inspiration for my sculptures. Intense rainbow and neon colors vibrate in her work. The symbolic imagery of flowers, laurels, and wreaths represent cultural ideals of power, wealth and will. Common contemporary materials, zippers, coffee filters, children’s barrettes, construction-marking tape, ribbon and mirrored paillattes, are used to mimic the splendor of historical textiles and architectural embellishment. We live in a material world however, we have lost the necessity and desire to create because of the availability of disposable goods that are industrially made. I reflect upon contemporary industrialization and global outsourcing of material processes impacting the environment. I am researching the influence of textile and chemical dye polluting and the disposable nature of contemporary fashion and home furnishing industries.

C. Pazia Mannella created an outdoor installation for Open Spaces, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA. Her work is exhibited in Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI and The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI. She participated in Art in the Open 2014, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA. She created Swell, an outdoor installation at The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences sculpture garden, Loveladies, NJ. Mannella’s work has been exhibited at NAPOLEON Gallery, Saint Joseph’s University, Urban Outfitters Headquarters, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, OH, and Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA. Her work has been featured in the Canadian Weekly Fibre Artist Interview: World of Threads.

C. Pazia  Mannella

Art in the Open 2016 Jurors

Annette Monnier, University City Arts League

Orlando Pelliccia, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

Douglas Schaller, Locks Gallery

Lori Waselchuk, Independent Photographer/Curator

2012 Art in the Open Artists and Jurors

Please click on the below link for a list of the 2012 Art in the Open participating artists and jurors. Illustration: AiO 2012 artist Harry Bower. Photo: Karen Jenkins

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2011 Art in the Open Artists & Jurors

Please click on the below link for a list of the 2011 Art in the Open participating artists. Illustration: AiO 2011 artist Brian Dennis. Photo: Brad Jamula

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2010 Art in the Open Artists & Jurors

Please click on the below link for a list of the 2010 Art in the Open participating artists and jurors. Illustration AiO 2010 artist Denise Karabinus Telang. Photo: Mia Rotondo

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2016 Participating Artists

Art Sphere, Inc. (Kristin Groenveld)
Aaron Asis 
BYO Print (Katie VanVliet, Lisa Imperiale, ect.)
Jane Carver
Marie Yoho Dorsey 
Paul Downie
Oki Fukunaga 
Mary Olin Geiger 
Matt Greco and Chris Esposito (Damfino) 
Miguel Horn
Elizabeth Hoy 
Chanelle Hurst and Amelia Carter
Cayla Lockwood
C. Pazia Mannella
Heather McMordie
Angela McQuillan and Sarah Zimmer
Deborah Miller
Alexandra Orgera
Sarah Peoples
Leah Reynolds
Imani Roach
Marian Stasiorowski
Mat Tomezsko
Erika Tsuchiya- Bergere
Katie VanVliet & Samuel Cusumano
Lauren Vargas
Jay Walker
Waxwood (Christopher Wood & Trudy Watt)
Jaither West

Photo: Art by Aaron Asis

2016 Participating Artists

AiO Artists

Aaron  Asis

Aaron Asis

Brooklyn, NY

http://www.aaronasis.com/

Aaron Asis is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer interested in promoting ...

Jane Carver

Jane Carver

Brooklyn, NY

http://www.impossiblesong.com

"If you don't know the song, you don't know ...

Paul Downie

Paul Downie

Wynnewood, PA

http://www.eyeineye.com

Downie’s studio work is visionary in nature, with a focus ...

Oki Fukunaga

Oki Fukunaga

Lawrenceville, NJ

http://www.okifukunaga-art.com

"Hanger Crystal" series are made of wire hangers, as the title ...

Chris Esposito and Matt  Greco

Chris Esposito and Matt Greco

Damfino; Astoria, NY

http://www.mfgreco.com

http://www.chrisesposito.net

Damfino is an artistic collaboration that values ...

Kristin Groenveld

Kristin Groenveld

Philadelphia, PA

Founded in 1998, Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, established to teach art ...

Miguel Horn

Miguel Horn

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.miguelantoniohorn.com

I want to create an emotional connection with my audience through ...

Elizabeth Hoy

Elizabeth Hoy

Brooklyn, NY

http://www.elizabethhoy.com

Calling attention to changes and variations in perception, I create works ...

Chanelle Hurst and Amelia Carter

Chanelle Hurst and Amelia Carter

Philadelphia, PA

http://chanelcheristudio.squarespace.com/

Chanelle Hurst’s paintings and installations deal with the concept of ...

Cayla Lockwood

Cayla Lockwood

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.caylalockwood.com

We are alone in the world

I have half a bag ...

C. Pazia  Mannella

C. Pazia Mannella

Philadelphia, PA

http://cpaziamannella.com/

Contemporary and historical textile patterns, embroidery and garment designs are the inspiration ...

Heather McMordie

Heather McMordie

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.heathermcmordie.com

Geology is my source of imagery and my guide to process ...

Angela McQuillan and Sarah Zimmer

Angela McQuillan and Sarah Zimmer

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.angela-mcquillan.com

Angela McQuillan and Sarah Zimmer both create artwork that is a ...

Deborah Miller

Deborah Miller

Norristown, PA

http://debmillerfineart.tumblr.com/

I create abstract paintings that are inspired by my travels and ...

Mary Olin Geiger

Mary Olin Geiger

Harrisburg, PA

http://www.mogeiger.com

I have always been inspired by the experience aspect of creating ...

Alexandra Orgera

Alexandra Orgera

Philadelphia, PA

I am interested in creating "memories of the present," using the dream-like qualities of pinhole ...

Sarah Peoples

Sarah Peoples

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.sarahpeoples.com

Satire and irony are the most useful lenses through which to ...

Leah Reynolds

Leah Reynolds

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.leah-reynolds.com

I primarily make work that is meant to be experienced in ...

Imani Roach

Imani Roach

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.iamtheunderstudy.tumblr.com

Imani Roach is an emerging artist and a scholar of ...

Marian Stasiorowski

Philadelphia, PA

http://marianstasiorowski.com/

I am a lens-based media artist. In 2014, I graduated from the ...

Mat  Tomezsko

Mat Tomezsko

Philadelphia, PA

http://tomezsko.blogspot.com/

My work is influenced by the social environment of the contemporary ...

Erika  Tsuchiya-Bergere

Erika Tsuchiya-Bergere

Collingswood, NJ

http://erikatbergere.com/

My art explores the relationship between ‘old’ and ‘new’ technologies. I believe ...

BYO Print (Katie VanVliet, Lisa Imperiale, etc.)

BYO Print (Katie VanVliet, Lisa Imperiale, etc.)

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.byoprint.com

BYO Print is first and foremost a facility; our primary mission ...

Katie VanVliet & Samuel Cusumano

Katie VanVliet & Samuel Cusumano

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.katevanvliet.com

http://www.electricityforprogress.com

Katie VanVliet: Memory is an evolving thing ...

Lauren  Vargas

Lauren Vargas

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.lauren-vargas.com

My work is personal, drawing from experiences and images of friends ...

Jay Walker

Jay Walker

Media, PA

http://www.jaywalkerstudio.com

My work deals with tandem obsessions: materials and mystery. As a ...

Jaither West

Jaither West

Philadelphia, PA

http://jaitherwest.tumblr.com/

My art work is a way of focusing my mind and ...

Waxwood (Christopher Wood & Trudy Watt)

Waxwood (Christopher Wood & Trudy Watt)

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.trudywatt.com

http://www.christophertwood.com

Waxwood is an investigative art and design ...

Marie Yoho Dorsey

Marie Yoho Dorsey

Tierra Verde, FL

http://www.yohodorsey.com

My work, in a broad sense, explores personal memories through the ...