Bobbie Adams

Mixed Media

 

Printmaking


Contact Information

6557 Cedar Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
e-mail: Bobbie Adams
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

I am most interested in examining and pondering, and portraying aspects of the physical world. I have come to love the subjects of my childhood that I ignored back then – anatomy, physics, mathematics – and am intrigued with the challenge of portraying an essence or idea, of fundamental natural phenomena. My abstractions are intended to capture moments, movement, or place, and to create connections amongst seemingly disparate or unrelated elements.

The media of printmaking and papermaking in particular attract me because of the many technical variables that affect the finished work. I use many different plates, and interweave many layers of transparent ink, assembling and embellishing, as well as overprinting. Every color is a separate plate and separate printing. The process and content are both meditative and labor-intensive. I have found this a satisfying way to develop the illusive and ghostly images I am most often seeking in this transient and turbulent world.

I like to provide hints of subject matter in my titles, but leave specific narrative to the imagination of you the viewer.

Education

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
BA, Studio Arts, cum laude
Elizabeth Anderson Award for Achievement in Studio Arts

Workshops
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Women’s Studio Workshop
Lisa Macke Printmaking Studio
Penland School of Crafts
The Clay Studio
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Peters Valley
Tyler School of Fine Arts

Professional Affiliations

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philagrafika
Women’s Studio Workshop
Guild of Papermakers
Main Line Center for the Arts
Perkins Center for the Arts
NOVA (NJ Organization of Visual Artists)
American Print Alliance

Awards and Honors

2003
Newark Museum Purchase Award

2002
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Printmaking Scholarship

Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission Purchase Award

2001
Women’s Studio Workshop Fellowship Award

Collections

Newark Museum
The Fine Print Collection of the Newark Public Library
Camden County NJ Cultural and Heritage Commission
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Print Department
Women’s Studio Workshop
Print Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia
J. Eldridge of Eldridge McCarthy Gallery

Represented in various private collections

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2006
Unearthed/Unearthly: Works on Paper, Ritz Theater Company Gallery, Oaklyn, NJ

2005
Travelers, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Print Department, Philadelphia, PA

Metaphor, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Hide and Seek, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Print Department, Philadelphia, PA

Featured Artist, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Philadelphia Chapter, online exhibition

2001
Works on Paper, Camden County Library, Voorhees, NJ

2000
Writings On The Wall, Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Haddon Township, NJ

Paintings and Prints, Jack’s Firehouse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Life Forms, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Group

2006
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Earthtones Gallery

Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juried Exhibition

The Pressed Image, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Print Show, Philagrafika at William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

All Academy Juried Show, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, Main Line Center for the Arts, Havertown, PA

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
Invitational

Ellarslie Open, City of Trenton Museum, Trenton, NJ
Award

Southern Exposure Regional, Home Fine Arts Gallery, Mount Holly, NJ
Juried Exhibition

The Big Block Portfolio Show, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Tri-State Artists Equity Juried Show All-Media, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Juried Exhibition

Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Invitational

Annual Juried Show, Hopkins House Gallery, Haddon Township, NJ
Award

NOVA, Hopkins House Gallery, Haddon Township, NJ
Invitational

Prints & Drawings Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juried Exhibition

Papermakers Exhibition, Moravian University, Bethlehem, PA

Print Portfolio from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Free Library,
Philadelphia, PA

All Academy Juried Show, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Juried Exhibition
Award

Continuing Education Juried Show, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Award

Guild of Papermakers Show, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ

Members Show, Main Line Center for the Arts, Havertown, PA

Annual, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Ellarslie Open, City of Trenton Museum, Trenton, NJ

Tri-State Artists Equity, Devault, PA
Juried Exhibition

Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juried Exhibition
Purchase Award

Works of Handmade Paper, Wallingford Center for the Arts, Wallingford, PA

Under Pressure, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
National Exhibition

Community of Artists, Hand Impressions Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

All Media Show, Philadelphia Plastics Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Continuing Education Juried Show, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

International Juried Show, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

Public Projects

2004
Mural for South Jersey Legal Aid, Perkins Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ
Participating artist

2003
“Who We Are” Artist Book Project, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Contributing artist

2001
Handmade Paper Site Installation, Schuykill Environmental Education Center, Philadelphia, PA
Contributing artist

Other

2005
“The Big Block Print Portfolio”, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA

Printmakers Free Library of Philadelphia Memorial Portfolio,
Penn Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Patrons Portfolio, Penn Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

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