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Elaine Lisle

Post Baccalaureate Study in Painting 
Penna Academy of Fine Arts, 1978-80
Bachelors in Fine Arts, Academic Distinction, Benjamin Franklin Scholar 
University of Pennsylvania   1972-76

Gallery Representation:
Gallery 222 Malvern, PA
Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Affiliation:
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Gallery 222, April, 2024

  • Gross McCleaf Gallery September 2021
    Gross McCleaf Gallery April 2019

  • Cosmopolitan club  December 2017

  • Gross McCleaf Gallery September   2016

  • Burrison Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, May 2016
    Gross McCleaf Gallery ”Recent Paintings”  May 2014

  • Streets & Vistas, Waverly Heights Auditorium, Gladwyne, PA, January 2013

  • Artists’ House Gallery , Philadelphia PA January 2012

  • Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA October, 2010

  • Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA November 2008

  • Gallery Bellaria, Bryn Mawr, PA September 2006

  • Speer Gallery, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA 1/2006

  • The Educational Testing Service , Conant Hall,

  • Corporate Headquarters Princeton, NJ September, 2004

  • Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA April, 2004

  • Commerce Square One, Philadelphia, PA, 2003

  • Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA May, 2001

  • The Educational Testing Service , Conant Hall, Corp Hdqtrs Princeton, NJ, 11/23- 12/29, 1999

  • Wren Fellini Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA 5/13/98-6/12/98

  • 1521 Gallery, Philadelphia PA 9/97-10/97

  • Burrison Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, 3/96

Museum Exhibitions:

  • Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.  Plein Air Competition Exhibit, July 2018 and 2019

  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art “Tradition and Innovation: Recent Paintings by Alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts”,
    April - June 2018

  • Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.  Plein Air Competition Exhibit, July 2014

  • “Art of the State”, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA June-September, 2010

  • Woodmere Art Museum, Annual Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia 7/19-9/6/03

  • Museum of American Art, PAFA Fellowship Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 9/18/97-11/30/97

  • Woodmere Art Museum 56th Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA 3/96

  • Delaware Center For the Contemporary Arts; “Definitions of Community & Place”, Delaware 1/95-7/95

Selected Group&Juried Exhibitions:

  • Wayne Art Center Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition April 2023 

  • Cape Ann Plein Air, Gloucester, MA  October 2022
    Maine Event Gallery 222 February 2020

  • Brandywine Plein Air Oct 13-20 2019

  • Bucks County Plein Air Oct 1-Oct 7 2019

  • Farm to Table Plein Air Brandywine Conservancy, October, 2019

Main Line Art Center  Faculty Exhibition  April 26- June 3, 2019

  • Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Oct 28-Nov 4, 2018

  • Farm to Table Plein Air Brandywine Conservancy, September 2018

  • Main Line Art Center  “Art in Action”  April 28- June 2, 2018
    Chadds Ford Historical Society, Juried Plein air Exhibit  February 2018

  • Station Gallery 3-person exhibit  February 2018

  • Bringing Beauty Back  Cecil Byrne Gallery Charleston, SC
    AWA National Juried Exhibition  Boner Galleries Tuscon, AZ  November 2015

  • Landscapes, Gross McCleaf Gallery, July 2015

  • Paint Annapolis, juried plein air competition June 2015

  • Lighthouse Plein Air, Juried plein air competition, Tequesta, FL March 2015

  • Small Works Exhibit, Phila. Sketch Club April 2015

  • Art of the Flower, Phila Sketch Club March 2015

  • Professional Artists Juried Exhibition, Main Line Art Center January 2015

  • Group Exhibition, Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, September 2014

  • Faculty Exhibition, Main Line Art Center September, 2003-2014

  • Summer Exhibition  Patricia Carega Gallery, New Hampshire June 2014

  • the Athenaeum of Philadelphia juried Exhibition June-august, 2014

  • Gross McCleaf Gallery”In our own backyard” Group Exhibition  Philadelphia Pa January 2014

  • Behold the Blossom, Wayne Art Center, February 2014

  • “Surface” Community Arts Center, February 2014

  • Newman & Saunders Gallery, “Familiar Faces, Faraway Places” Group Exhibition, December 2013

  • Gross McCleaf Gallery” Beauty” Group Exhibition  Philadelphia Pa August 2013

  • Artists House Gallery, Retirement exhibit Philadelphia, PA , July 2013
    Chestnut Hill Gallery, Group exhibition, May 2000-2010

  • Artists House Gallery 2007-2012

  • Vineyards & Villages, Ludington Library

  • C3: Create, Connect, Collect, Juried Exhibit at Main Line Art Center, October, 2011

  • Feast For the Eyes” Wayne Art Center, October 2010

  • Camphill Invitational Plein Air Exhibit, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, November, 2010

  • Artists House Gallery, Summer exhibit Philadelphia, PA , August 2010

  • Chester Springs Studio Gallery,” Landscape into Abstraction”, June 2010

  • Beaver Farm Invitational Plein Air Exhibit, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, November, 2009

  • Sherry French Gallery, The Four Seasons, New York, January, 2009

  • Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, “Small Sizes Group Show 12/2008

  • Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, “Mainely Maine” Landscape paintings

   from Maine and beyond. 9/2008

  • Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA “Living with Art 4/2007

  • Brandywine Realty Trust Building, Art on the Avenue, 3 person exhibit 9-12/07

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art “Artworks Gallery” 2001-2007

  • Objects and Images Fine Art, Bronxville, NY Group Holiday exhibition 12/2006

  • Living with Art, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA October, 2005

  • Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Group exhibition 1998-2004

  • Manna, ”A Show of Hands” Benefit Auction May 2005

  • McNeill Gallery, Group Exhibition, Radlett, England 2/2004

  • Art Institute & Gallery 13th l National Juried Exhibition, Salisbury MD 8/27-9/27 2004

  • “The Best of New York” Objects & Images Fine Art Inc. Bronxville, NY 9/19-10/5, 2003

  • 15 Exposures, National juried exhibition of PAFA alumni at USArtists, Juror’s Honorable Mention

  • Featured Artist, Commerce Square One, Philadelphia, September-December 2003

  • Wayne Art Center, CraftForms, Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art, 12/6-1/20/2003

  • Fresh Art at F.A.N. Group Exhibition at F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA August, 2002

  • Journey’s Taken, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA July 2002, AWARD

  • Critic’s Choice, selected by Gerrit Henry, Art Critic, Main Line Art Center March 22-April 16, 2002

  • Wayne Art Center National Open Juried Exhibition 5/18-6/15, 2001

  • Station Gallery, Group Exhibition, Greenville, Delaware 1997-2001

  • Manayunk Community Arts Center, Awards Finalist Show Philadelphia, PA 5/16/00

  • William Penn Charter Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia PA April 28-May 5

  • Eventful Art, A Millennium Exhibit, The Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA 12/8/99-1/4/00

  • Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Group Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA 3/97-5/97

  • Impressions XVI, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, 9/17-10/24//97

  • Impressions XV, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, 9/17-10/30/96 3rd Place

  • Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Group Exhibition, 8/96

  • Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Group Exhibition, 12/95

  • ArtForms Gallery, Manayunk, “Small Works-Big Ideas” Lisa Panzera juror, 9/95

  • Contemporary Realism ‘95, Benefit Show for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Sopciety 6/95

Awards (selected)

  • 2nd Place Plein Air Manayunk, June 2023

  • Best Landscape, Phila Sketch Club Small works exhibit 2020

  • Artwork Archive Prize, Palette to Palate 2019

  • Third Place, Brandywine Plein air 2019

  • Honorable Mention, Bucks County Plein Air 2019

  • Guerilla Painters Prize Palette to Palate Brandywine Conservancy plein air 2018

  • Honorable Mention, Brandywine Plein air October 2017

  • First Place, Philadelphia Sketch Club Art of the Flower, March 2017

  • Honorable Mention, Brandywine Plein air October 2016

  • First Place, Celebration of Light and Color, Jenkins Arboretum, March 2016

  • First Place, Nocturne, Annapolis Plein Air, June 2015

  • Honorable Mention, Art of the Flower, Phila Sketch Club, March 2015

  • Honorable Mention, Plein Air Easton X, Quick Draw event Junly 2014

  • Best Water Landscape Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition March 2014

  • Second place Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition March 2013

  • PBJ  “Book of Lists” 2013 featured artist
    Finalist, Artists Magazine Oil Painting Competition, 2009

  • Paint America Top 100 Selection, 2008

  • Selected for inclusion in “Best of Pennsylvania” Kennedy Publications, Inc. 2005

  • Mary Schweitzer Lalli Award in Oils, Journey’s Taken Exhibit, Main Line Art center, 7/02

  • Selected by critic Gerrit Henry to for critic-in-residence program, Main Line Art Center, 2001-2002

  • Oil painting award, National Juried competition, Wayne Art Center, juror- Sam Hunter, 5/01

  • 2nd Place, Impressions XVIII MainLine Chamber of Commerce, American College, 9/99

  • First Place, Concours des Peintres Gaillacois, Gaillac France, 7/20/97

  • Finalist, CRABBIE Awards Cover Competition for National Art Magazine 7/97

  • 3rd Place, Impressions XV, American College, Bryn Mawr, PA 9/96

  • Art Shop Award for Oil Painting, Main Line Art Center, 11/91

Print (selected)

  • Feature Article in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine March 2019

  • Featured Artist American Art Collector September 2016

  • International Artist Magazine, Inside the Studio feature, Feb/Mar 2014
    American Art Collector, featured artist in Cityscape issue, February 2013
Philadelphia Business Journal, one of 5 artists selected for “Book of Lists” 2013
    Southwest Art Magazine, Featured artist in column by Courtney Carpenter, September 2011
    Washington Square Association Invitation, May 2010 & May 2011
    Philadelphia Inquirer, “Pennsylvania’s Art of the State” has poignance,Victoria Donahoe, July 9, 2010
    Philadelphia Originals, Joseph Glantz – one of featured artists, Schiffer Publishing, 2009
    Paris Welcome, cover July 2006
    Dartmouth College PowWow Invitation, Cover May 2006
    Splendor of Washington Greeting Cards, May 2006
    Environmental Protection Agency, Booklet cover, April 2006
    County Times, p. 142 May 2006
    The Daily Times, Maryland, Page E1 9/12/04
    Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend Section, March 28,2004
    Chestnut Hill Local, April 5, 2004 Review
    Montgomery County Town & Country Living Magazine, Artist Profile, December 2003
    The Manchester Journal, Manchester, VT July 25, 2003

Juror of Selection
      Delaware Valley Art League January, 2020
      Magee Rehab Juried Exhibition 2003

         Oil Painters of America, associate member
         The Philadelphia Sketch Club
         Mid-Atlantic Plein air painters Assoc.




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Drucker & Scaccetti
Clearfield, Gaber, Kofsky &Penney PC
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Genatics, Inc.
Giordano, Inc.
Heart Institute of Southern New Jersey
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Lankenau Hospital
Lubert Adler Inc.
Merck & Co. Inc.
Murray, Devine, & Co.
PECO Energy
Penn Cardiology
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Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc.
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