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Their Names Are Not Anonymous Anymore: Our 40th Anniversary Show

  • Off the Wall Gallery @ Dirty Frank's 347 South 13th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

We invite you to a very special Opening Reception this SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 4-7 PM. Together we will celebrate 40 years of revolutionary art at OFF THE WALL, and we will look ahead to upheavals and disruptions still to come -- emanating from brushes and palette knives, imprinted on presses, fired in kilns, captured by lens, splashed in watercolors, stitched in fabric, rubbed in charcoal, then emblazoned on our Wall and ensconced in our 3D case.

When OFF THE WALL opened for business in 1978, we meant business. From our very first, unequivocally feminist show, Her Name Is Not Anonymous Anymore, we have been a stronghold of experimentation, discovery and advocacy for artists and art lovers alike.

In this mold, our jury chose the 36 women and girls of THEIR NAMES ARE NOT ANONYMOUS ANYMORE for their creativity and clear voices, their single-mindedness of purpose and unique vision. In their art you recognize our mission.

Less has changed in 40 years than we'd like to think, but happily we have an ever-growing community of change-makers. It is they whom we lift up this Sunday -- and vice versa. 

Those who have attended our Opening Receptions know we are all about throwing a party. We'll have an assortment of light hors d'oeuvres and a lively jukebox. One of our artists, Heather Raquel Phillips, will be pouring your favorite drinks, and you can meet an anticipated 27 more of her colleagues.

Plus, a fortunate quartet of our 40th Anniversary artists will go home with $600 in CASH PRIZES, including the coveted MARY-ROWE MEMORIAL JURY PRIZE.

We very much hope you can join our celebration and perhaps find new inspiration for the change you, too, can bring about.

See you Sunday!

Alyse C. Bernstein
Meryl Bonderow
Jessica Roca Diez
Megan D. Elliott
Judy Engle
Jacquelyn Ferretti
Alice Gonglewski
Missouri Rain
Brooke Jana
Jesse r Lentz
& Jessica Barnes
Carla Liguori
Karen Mae Lowry
Elizabeth H. MacDonald
Kim Martin
Caitlin T. McCormack
Natalie Hope McDonald
Alice Meyer-Wallace
Molly Mullahy
Erin Obrochta
Megan B. Olsen
Heather Raquel Phillips
Jamie Platt
Wendy Ploger
Allison Scalera
Veronika Schmude
Bonnie J. Schorske
Mina Smith
Susan Stromquist
Carol Tashjian
Ellen Tiberino
Jocelynn Tice
Marlise M. Tkaczuk
Emi Travalia
Lindsey Wavrek
Wild Type

Earlier Event: November 18
Origin Story