About InLiquid Art + Design

Mission Statement

InLiquid mobilizes and makes accessible the visual arts culture of the greater Philadelphia region in order to unite communities, establish wider audiences for artists and designers, facilitate the relationship between artists and collectors, and nurture the public’s appreciation of all forms of visual art.

Vision Statement

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists through exhibitions in the InLiquid Gallery and satellite exhibition spaces, all while serving as a free, online, public hub that showcases Philadelphia’s vast visual arts culture.

We actively promote artists’ work online by constructing public, searchable high quality pages that include contact information, artwork, resumes/bios, statements, relevant links and exhibit history. Through our numerous ongoing exhibition programs distributed throughout the city in galleries and alternative spaces, meaningful partnerships with cultural organizations and corporate clients, unique community-engaged events, and the nurturing of relationships with art collectors, we introduce and connect the quality, diversity and magnitude of our region’s visual art culture to broader audiences, thus directly impacting Philadelphia’s cultural community and economy.

A Brief History

InLiquid was founded in 1999 by local artist Rachel Zimmerman under the observation that the Philadelphia region boasted a huge number of talented visual artists, yet only a small fraction were seen by the public, and the artists themselves were not actively engaged in dialogue and cooperation. Begun informally as a nonprofit online exhibition venue, meeting place, and information resource for artists, the organization quickly expanded its role with an increased number of members, expanded site content, and a regular series of public programs and “real world” exhibitions. Unlike commercial art sites, InLiquid has never existed as an agent for art sales, rather it serves as a free educational resource and conduit for interaction between artists, curators, patrons, and the public.

Today, InLiquid is a virtual hub for the visual arts in Philadelphia: online, we are the most comprehensive source for regional visual arts information & activities; in the community, we present dynamic, enriching exhibitions and programs in a variety of flexible public venues.

InLiquid received its 501(c)(3) certification in 2002.

A Vision of Equity: A Work in Progress

Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are more than goals to be reached; they are a continual process and practice. As creative people, we strive to embody this progress, driving towards a more just future by building equity in the present.

The essential nature of art exists in the communion between the artist and the audience. Together, through art, we assess, value, and reassess our culture and teach one another about the multiplicity of our experiences and perspectives of what it is to be human. InLiquid recognizes that to be thoughtful and creative, artists and audiences must first feel valued and included. Artists who reflect the diversity of our city create exhibitions that inspire audiences and move us towards a culture of understanding.

InLiquid is actively creating paths for the inclusion of BIPOC and LGBTQ artists of all ages and abilities through its Wind Artist Fellowships and through a new Art Advisory Committee comprised of 19 diverse art professionals. Together, we are building a more comprehensive range of inclusivity in our membership and programming. InLiquid is also building a new website to serve Spanish speaking and visually impaired audiences, and is creating initiatives to serve the Latinx and Muslim communities in its Philadelphia neighborhood.

As Audre Lorde wrote, “Revolution is not a one-time event. It is becoming always vigilant for the smallest opportunity to make a genuine change in established, outgrown responses.” Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are goals that we must strive for actively and persistently.

Crane Arts
Studio #314 (office), Gallery 108
1400 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 235-3405

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
(by appointment only)

InLiquid Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 6 pm

Board of Directors

Ralph Citino
Shareholder, Jacob Cohen & Company, CPA’s

Matthew Shaw
Vice President, Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, eOriginal

Samantha Levy Green
Secretary, Law Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court

Anthony Gallia
Board Member, Partner, Trial Attorney, Duane Morris

Jeffrey Holder
Board Member, Jeffrey E. Holder Photography

John Boyko
Board Member, Partner, studio z design

TJ Walsh
Board Member, TJ Walsh Counseling, LLC

Nicole Paloux
Board Member, Owner, Red Balloon Public Relations

Aidan Vega
Board Member, Director of Membership, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Staff

Rachel Zimmerman
Executive Director Email Rachel

Sara Zimmerman
Associate Director Email Sara

Juliette Cook
Development Director Email Juliette

Clare Finin
Program Director at InLiquid & Program Coordinator at Park Towne Place Email Clare

Lily Horner
Membership Coordinator Email Lily

Brenna Schiman
Exhibitions Assistant Email Brenna

Deborah Kostianovsky
Contributing Writer Email Deborah

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