American Color Print Society
Sharon Cosgrove, Marta Sanchez, & Stephen Tippett
Please join Borrelli's Chestnut Hill Gallery for an opening with work presented by the American Color Print Society and a group exhibition celebrating the work of renowned contemporary artists
Sharon Cosgrove, Marta Sanchez, and Stephen.
While encompassing and representing a national membership, The American Color Print Society is a non-profit organization that remains, historically, based in Philadelphia. Members are printmakers using traditional and experimental techniques, from etchings and woodcuts to digital prints and 3-D prints. The American Color Print Society, the ACPS for short, is fully committed to fostering interest in the color print, and educating students and the public about printmaking techniques.
Born in Washington DC and Quaker educated, the artist Sharon Cosgrove is a Professor of Art based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where she maintains a private studio and teaches undergraduate courses in painting, drawing and printmaking. She holds a BFA, MA, and MFA from the University of New Mexico and a BA from Shepherd College. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited invitational, solo, and juried shows, nationally and internationally and can be found in both public and private collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Serving in an “ambassadorial” role for cross-cultural exchange, Sharon’s work has been selected for the Art in Embassies Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and was displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Chicana painter Marta Sanchez is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions. Her works on paper are mostly linocuts and monotypes, which follow the social and cultural traditions of Mexican and Chicano/a Art. Her paintings are mainly on tin or industrial corrugated metal. The materials, scale, and issues connect to present day concerns. Her work is in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The McNay Art Museum, The Fine Art Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida, and The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Marta earned an MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and a BFA in painting from the University of Texas at Austin.
Stephen Tippett began painting as a hobby during his second year of university. After working as a life model for several art schools, he decided to study art formally and was accepted into the Certificate Program at PAFA. After two semesters, he realized he was allergic to oil paint and solvents and retreated to his home studio, using water-based acrylics. Stephen's work harkens to days gone by, depicting farm, village scenes, and scenes of France where he lived for several years. His work is always an interpretation, done in a naive and primitive style with a graphic design quality to it. Stephen is a retired university professor, musician, and published composer.
American Color Print Society