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.
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.
Studio #314 (office), Gallery 108
1400 North American Street
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
(by appointment only)
InLiquid Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 6 pm
Board of Directors
Board Chair, Shareholder, Jacob Cohen & Company, CPA’s
Vice-Chair, Assistant General Counsel, Wolters Kluwer
Secretary, TJ Walsh Counseling, LLC
Board Member, Partner, Trial Attorney, Duane Morris
Board Member, Jeffrey E. Holder Photography
Board Member, Sr. Clinical Research Associate at Sun Pharmaceuticals
Board Member, Director of Membership, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Executive Director Email Rachel
Associate Director Email Sara
Development Director Email Juliette
Program Director at InLiquid & Program Coordinator at Park Towne Place Email Clare
Megan Pollin Hernandez
Exhibitions and Gallery Coordinator Email Megan
Content Coordinator Email Danielle
Membership Coordinator/Development Associate Email Michael
InLiquid’s Art Advisory Committee
Access the full list of Art Advisory Committee members, along with their bios, here.