Members, teachers, and friends, please extend a warm welcome to new acting director, Wendy Kershner.
Wendy Kershner has agreed to serve as the Acting Executive Director for the Chester County Art Association, and we are delighted to have her take the reins of the operation of the Art Association and to help us shape our future.
Wendy is the Principal of Axia Marketing in West Reading, Pennsylvania, where she finds creative solutions for clients to increase their effectiveness and efficiency. Her consulting portfolio includes: refinement of brands as well as development of business and marketing strategies, review of communications and consolidating messages, and identification of opportunities.
Wendy is a marketing and communications expert with diverse fields of experience and an artistic sensibility. Her experience includes serving as the Interim Executive Director at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading and service as the Marketing Director for the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra in Lancaster. She has also directed strategic development as a Senior Manager for the Direct Investor Group of The Vanguard Group in Philadelphia.
Her business side is balanced by her artistic side as she still works and shows as a printmaker.
“My artwork is a metaphor for my life philosophy that it’s all about the journey. I chose a passion as my college major, fine arts, and in my freshman year I fell in love with an art form I wasn’t familiar with—intaglio printmaking. I became thrilled by the “happy accidents” or mistakes that would occur and lead me in new and unexpected directions. My comfort with the new and the unknown, and letting it guide me and inform my next steps, is something I bring to everything I do.”
Wendy is excited to continue and promote the rich history and heritage of the Chester County Art Association. Wendy brings an objective view to how we function and where we might be able to improve the services, classes, and programs we offer. Wendy leads our CCAA Staff, now comprised of: Maria Tesone as our Education Coordinator, Angela Deal Meanix as our Communications Coordinator, Karen Delaney as our Exhibition and Art Event Coordinator, Kim Zapfel as our Grant Writer, Priscilla Dahl as our Ceramics Technician, and Rebecca Norman as our recently arrived Intern Assistant.
Chester County Art Association
Visual Arts • Classes • Outreach •Exhibitions
100 North Bradford Avenue
West Chester, PA 19382
We - Love -Art. We know that you love art, too, which is why you've landed on our website. With that in mind, we hope to be a place where you, our customers, feel comfortable exploring all of your art interests - creating, collecting, discussing and any other pursuits you bring to us.
We provide artist opportunities and classes to students of all ages. Chester County Art Center is chester county's local art place. The Association was started in 1931 (read more about our history here). The Center was built in 1953. On the main level, we have two galleries (Allinson Gallery and Huston Gallery - collectively called Bradford Avenue Galleries) where we exhibit local and regional artwork 9 months of the year (September-May). The larger, Allison, gallery typically showcases group exhibits comprised of artists of all levels who can enter both juried and non-juried shows (visit our call for artists page here). The smaller, Huston, gallery typically showcases solo and dual exhibitions. View our gallery hours HERE. The galleries close for the summer as we embark on our summer art program and bring a true art experience to the youth in our community. Hours during our summer months are 9-4PM (view summer art programs HERE).
Downstairs, you will find art in progress. Five studio spaces are filled throughout the week with art classes taught by independently contracted artists. In addition, we have a new and thriving ceramics open studio and various activities ranging from yoga to Irish dance to paint along fundraisers (all organized through outside organizations and individuals who rent our space. You can view rental information and rates here.)
We look forward to seeing you at our Creative Space for Everyone.
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