Saturday, April 30, 2011

Featured Member Artist: Veronica Gledhill













Veronica Gledhill was born in Philadelphia. From Chestnut Hill to Greysferry, the childhood city neighborhoods of her youth were rich in various cultures and economic diversity. She spent many weekends in “the country” on her architect-grandfather’s farm in Bucks County, PA. Gledhill’s art reflects that range of experience as her choice of painting subjects can be the still beauty of a person, place, object, abstract expression, or, a sometimes stark allegorical image. Veronica’s teachers have been the Philadelphia area museums, libraries and art galleries as well as private lessons, adult classes and the long closed Lewis Institute of Art in Lansdowne, PA.
Her work has been viewed in juried exhibits and other art exhibits:
  • “Women & Water” – March 2011 – WCA, International House Philadelphia
  • White Horse Village Gallery – Newtown Square - February 2011
  • 2010 Women’s Day Celebration – International House, Philadelphia
  • “Stitch by Stitch” - WCA & Rubia Project: Collaboration with American and Afghan Women artists – see www.marycrowley.com/rubia
  • Penn State Library 40th Anniversary Exhibit – Brandywine Delaware County Campus
  • “The Dress Project” – Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) Highwire Gallery - Philadelphia
  • “Making History - Here and Now” - WCA - Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia
  • WCA – “Women’s Artist Conference” – Washington, DC
  • “Well Fed Artists Gallery” Member – Third Street, Old Philadelphia
  • The Tim Mark Endowment at Penn State - Brandywine Delaware County
  • The Creese Gallery at Drexel University
  • Delaware County Community College - Media
Veronica’s work is published in local poetry chap books and has been featured in the international publication, “The Global Village”.
Gledhill teaches “Painting with Pastel” - Adult Night Classes for the Rose Tree Media School District and produces a line of hand-painted note cards locally sold in the following fine art galleries:
  • “Tyme Gallery” on Eagle Road in Havertown
  • “SOTA: Spirit of the Artist” at 1022 Pine Street, Philadelphia
  • “Seven Stones” Gallery on State Street in Media
  • “BeaDazzle Artisan Boutique” in Wallingford, at the Community Art Center
Veronica is a registered artist with Media Arts Council and a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art in Philadelphia, www.mediaartscouncil.org
Gledhill co-produced and directed two Philadelphia Fringe Festival events at
“The Ethical Society” in Philadelphia and was the Art Director, writer and performer
in a collaborative creative project, the short film titled, “This Way Out”. www.artsyvideo.com/thiswayout
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