Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibit 2017

Reception: October 6th | 6pm – 8:30pm

2017 Winner Philadelphia

The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series is a national search to find the next big name in visual arts, offering underrepresented artists a national platform to showcase their work. Judges from across North America have selected a group of Regional Finalists to be featured in Regional Gallery events. Regional Finalists compete in a juried exhibit at one of fourteen Regional Gallery events. Ultimately, one Regional Winner from each event will advance and showcase their art at SCOPE Miami Beach. The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash stipend and collaborate with Artsy to create a public installation in New York City. The Second Place Winner and People’s Choice Winner will each receive a cash stipend to create a solo exhibit at a gallery in their region. The Painted Bride Art Center is hosting a three week exhibit of the Philadelphia Series Regional finalists, showcasing artwork from some of the best emerging artists in Philadelphia.


Regular First Friday Festivities: 5 – 7PM

Bombay Sapphire Art Talk: 7 – 8PM

Bombay Sapphire Reception: 8:30PM



Andrew Pinkham- Biggums the Greyhound

Ali Williams- Vanishing Point

Ekaterina Popova- Sylvie’s Dream

Heath Ballowe- Calming The Storm

J. Jordan Bruns- An Artists Perception of a Tea Cup from 11.00 to 12.30pm over three days

Jackie Cassidy- Windjammer

Jessica Curtaz- nasturtium

Joe Castro- Collapsing Under Your Own Gravity 

Julie Wills- Trust Apparatus

Lois Harvey- Cloud Atlas

Malissa Wilkins- IMMOORTAL

Marlow Rodale- Rendering Calm

Michael Trinsey- Ocean Swell

Nicole Kuzma- Metamorphosis

Paul Santoleri- flight pattern

Paul Shortt- Loiter Here

Peter Treiber- Ethereal Luminescence 61064

Scott Troxel- Apollo

Ted Waters- The Barber Shop

Terri Saulin- Thin Cities XI

Valerie Pfaff- Rita’s Place- Poppy

Yikui Gu- The Debaucherous