Bobbie Adams

Bobbie Adams

    Contact Information

    bdadams01@yahoo.com

    Studio & Gallery

    6557 Cedar Avenue Pennsauken, NJ 08109

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Mixed Media

    Printmaking

    Artist's 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.

    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, Da Vinci 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, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

    Under Pressure, Da Vinci 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

    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

    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

    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