Charlotte A. Schatz

Painting

Etudes

 

Swords into Plowshares series

 

Urban Landscapes

 


Contact Information

Putnam Building
1627 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
tel: 215-925-2884
e-mail: schatzart@gmail.com
www.charlotteschatz.com
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

Charlotte Schatz was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While at the Tyler School of Art she majored in Sculpture and created a series of multi-media geometric works which were well received by the administration, earned several awards and were exhibited in commercial galleries. In 1973 she began teaching Sculpture and Design at Bucks County Community College and, after thirty years of teaching, she retired as Professor Emerita.

In the 1980’s Schatz returned to the easel. Her love of painting is ongoing. A socially conscious person, her work of the 70’s and 80’s often reflects her ideology. Another vein in her work has been an interest in architecture, including partial structures from the industrial era. This work has been described by Robin Rice as “…resurrected relics of power that have a new life in memory.” Her Urban Ruins Transformed series hearkens back to the colors of the Fauves and the mechanical subject matter of early Precisionists.

In 2004 Schatz won the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Award and in 2000, the Leeway Grant for Established Artists. Her work is represented in museums as well as in public and private collections across the United States, in France, and in Venezuela. She maintains a studio in the Kensington area of Philadelphia and recently completed work on a large commission.

In her newest works Schatz is breaking away from ties to Realism. Looking to artists of 1900-1950 such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Jenkins, and Jasper Johns, she is engaged in a series of free form Non-Objective paintings, making room in her process for the accidental and the spontaneous. These works express a newly found delight in color, movement, and line.

Education
1978 – 1979
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Studies

1969
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

2004
Pollock – Krasner Foundation Grant

Featured Artist, Senior Artist Initiative, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

2000
Leeway Foundation Established Artist Grant

1998
Awarded “Pennsylvania Treasure” by Philadelphia Mayor Rendell

1992
Lorraine and Ben Alexander Award, Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Alice Yang

1991
Award for Excellence, Works on Paper, Abington Art Center, Abington PA
Juror: Hitoshi Nakazato

1989
Prize, Works on Paper, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
Juror: Janet Kardon

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2006
Spring 2006, Artworks, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Commerce Square, Philadelphia PA

2004
Urban Horizons, Toad Hall Gallery, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ

2001
Recent Works, Pennswood Village Gallery, Newtown, PA

2000
Urban Ruins, Jasuta, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Conant Hall Gallery, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

1993
Esther Klein Gallery, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA

1986
The Disasters Of War, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

1977
Sculpture Retrospective, Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ

1976
Stockton College, Atlantic City, NJ

1975
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Old York Road Art Guild, Jenkintown, PA

1970
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Group

2013
Absolutely Abstract, Graphic Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Parting Gifts, James A Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

2011
Painters Don’t Retire, Lgtripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Assemblage: Into The Third Decade, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers Center For The Arts, Camden, NJ

2010
Currency, Art In City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Assemblage, Ryan John Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Painting Annual, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Irreverence, Carano Art Gallery, Sherman Mills, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Woodmere Art Museum Annual, Woodmere Art Museum , Philadelphia, PA

In Her Own Backyard, Regional Center For Women In The Arts, The Art Trust Gallery West Chester, PA

In Her Own Backyard, Regional Center For Women In The Arts, Hudson Contemporary, Middletown, DE

2007
Assemblage, Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, PA

2006 Exhibitors, Philadelphia Museum Of Art Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

Painting Annual, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

2005
Cityscapes, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

The Contemporary Eye, James A. Michener Art Museum, New Hope, PA

Third Biennial, Senior Artists Initiative, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Assemblage, Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA

2003
Assemblage / 2003, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

61st Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

Orbit Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

140th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Reflect/Respond, ArtForms, Philadelphia, PA and Krasdale Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Pictura Lucida, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Gritty City, Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Uncommon Landscapes, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

1998
Pennsylvania Treasures I, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Legacy Preserved, 10 Years of Collecting, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

Tres Emeriti, Hicks Art Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

National Drawing ’98, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

1997
The Many Faces of Faith, Balch Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Head to Toe, ArtForms, Philadelphia PA

1996
Women Revisioning the Sacred, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1995, 1992
Faculty Exhibit, Hicks Art Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

1994
26th Bienniel, Works On or Of Paper, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1993
Art of the State ’93, State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1991
Works on Paper, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
Juror: Hitoshi Nakazato

1989
Works On Paper, Beaver College, Glenside, PA

Delaware Art Museum Annual, Wilmington, DE

New Jersey Center For The Visual Arts Annual, Summit, NJ

Works on Paper, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
Juror: Janet Kardon

1987
Works On Paper, Tyler Alumni Exhibition, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

American (Bad) Dream, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

1985
Against The Grain, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

1984
Artists Call, Marion Locks East, Philadelphia, PA

1983
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

1982 – 1969
Painting and sculpture exhibited in Museums and Galleries

Other

2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002
POST, Philadelphia Open Studios Tour, Philadelphia, PA

2005
North of the Border4, Art in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

2004
North of the Border3, Art in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

The Real World, MTV, Philadelphia, PA

2003
North of the Border2, Art in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Contemporary Urban Ruins, Open Studio, Assouline & Ting, Philadelphia PA

1990
Open Studio, Atelier Rachita, Paris, France

Open Studio, Crees Bldg, Corvallis, OR

Collections

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
University City Science Center, Philadelphia PA
Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA
ADM Group Inc., Philadelphia PA
Quaker Chemical Company, Norristown PA
TAH Industries, Robbinsville NJ, Park City Utah
Pennsylvania State Museum. Harrisburg PA

Numerous Private Collections Throughout The United States, France, Jamaica And Venezuela

Professional Experience
2010 – present
Faculty, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2005 – 2012
Board of Directors, Senior Artists Initiative

1995 – 2010
Alumni Board, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1974 – 1988
Sculpture Committee, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

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