Sandi Neiman Lovitz

Contact Information

sandiltc@gmail.com

Phone: 610-547-9983

http://www.sandineimanlovitz.com/

Gallery

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Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

Sandi Neiman Lovitz graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and taught art at the Pittsburgh Public School for a number of years before moving to Philadelphia.

Sandi continued to teach private classes and exhibit her paintings. Her passion for art led into various businesses that all involved the creative process. "Plastic Fantastics" was started with a friend, where they designed and manufactured acrylic functional art pieces. This, combined with her desire to keep doing art to make a living resulted in her decision to learn sign painting as a trade. She did free style hand lettering on windows, tractor trailers, paper and wood for approximately 10 years. Following that she developed a line of hand painted clothing that was sold throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, did murals in personal and commercial areas and also created a line of hand-painted furniture which was represented by several galleries in the area. During this whole time Sandi continued to exhibit her paintings in various shows and and was part of the Merrill Collection, a gallery in West Chester, Pa.

She was of President of the Tri-State Pennsylvania Artists Equity for two years and is now on the board of DaVinci Art Alliance, a non-profit art organization founded in 1931 that builds community through art which is based in South Philadelphia,. She is also involved in ARTsisters, a group of women who are professional visual artists that not only support each other, but also reach out to women and children in the community. Sandi was juried in to the Centennial exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum by John B. Ravenal, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She was also juried in to the Berks Art Alliance at the Reading Art Museum and was awarded an honorable mention by Lisa Tremper Hanover, former CEO of the Michener Museum. She participated in the Square Foot Art Basel Miami and was awarded the Nolan Painting Award at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pa. by celebrated artist, Moe Brooker, was awarded feature artist on Artsy Shark, founded by Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, and was juried into “ Art of the State 2021” at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg and was invited by curator Lauren Nye to show at The Susquehanna Art Museum. Sandi now paints full time in her studio .

Artist's Statement

My love for art started when I was very little girl and my father lifted me up to see the robin’s nest in our tree. The sight of that blue just went through me like a lightening bolt and opened up my passion for color.

I feel like Alice in Wonderland when I paint except I am the one hosting the tea party. Like Alice I enter a world of magic and strange logic. I invite all of the phantasmal shapes, exuberant colors, and glorious marks that I view along my journey and create a world of harmony, fantasy, hope and freedom of expression. I apply acrylic paint to a gallery wrapped canvas or panel with brushes, combs, wedges, water, or my hands. I put on and dig out paint. I dance along the way. I demand spontaneity in gesture and enjoy watching paint move after applying it with the swipe of a brush, the push and pull of a rubber wedge, the spray from a can or the splatter and splash from a vessel. The paint takes on its own energy and partners with my understanding of composition, balance, space, and rhythm.

I invite you, the viewer, to enter my world and experience your personal interpretation of what is happening on the canvas. I hope that looking at my paintings brings a curiosity to ask questions and a smile to your face.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2019
Boston Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
The Great Frame UP, Wayne, PA

2015
Bazemore Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Featured Artist Sandi Neiman Lovitz, Artsy Shark

2012
Case Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA
Invitational

Two-person
2016
Rapture in Space, Boston Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Douglas Witmer & Sandi Lovitz, Pfenninger Gallery, Lancaster, PA

Group
2021
Perennial Visions III, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Berks Art Alliance 42nd Open Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

Unpredictable Nature, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Invitational

Chromaticity, Perkins Center for the Arts, at Collingswood Gallery, Collingswood, NJ
Invitational

54th Annual Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Juried Exhibition

Sunshine: The Light at the End of the Tunnel, Eclipse Center, Lansdale, PA
Juried Exhibition

Derive, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2020
Poised and Forceful, InLiquid at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

CREATING JOY: Art Inspired by Music, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Juried Exhibition

2019
Tri-State/Artists Equity Association, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

Professional Art Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2018
First Friday at the Curtis (presented by Keystone Property Group) Philadelphia, PA

Spaces Worth Feeling, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Art Expo New York, New York, NY

2017
New Directions 2017, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Juror: Rush Erickson, Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Professional Artist Members, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juried Exhibition

2016
Spring Show, Jam Gallery, Malvern, PA

Women’s Art for the Heart, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

ACA, Cincinnati, OH
Juror: Sharon Ewing, Director of Gross McCleaf Gallery

Bauhaus to Bowie, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Sharon Ewing, Director, The Gross McCleaf Gallery

85/564 Members Show, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Thora Jacobson

2015
Eyes Wide Open, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Moe Brooker

Chromatic, Linus Gallery

2014
Thomas Moser Furniture Gallery, Wayne, PA

Franklin Commons Art Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

2013 - 2014
Jam Gallery, Malvern, PA
Juried Exhibition

2013
Artist Equity Select Show, Media, PA
Juror: Moe Brooker

Manhattan Arts International, online exhibition
Juried Exhibition

Members' Select Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Moe Brooker
Nolan Painting Award

2012 – 2013
Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
Invitational

2012
Biennial Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Juror: John B. Ravenal, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Shades of Green, ARTSisters at Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE

Fall Juried Exhibition: Art Spirits, Tri State Artists Equity, Lyceum Hall, Burlington, NJ
Juror: Fran Gallum
First Place

63rd Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, Tri State Artists Equity, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Juror: Sande Webster

2011
Square Foot Art Basel Miami, Projects Gallery at Art Basel, Miami, FL
Juried Exhibition

Abstraction, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

AE Select Show, Tri State Artists Equity, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA
Juror: Frank Hyder

Berks Art Alliance 34th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition, Reading Museum, Reading, PA
Juror: Lisa Tremper Hanover
Honorable Mention

62nd Anniversary Member Juried Exhibition, Tri State Artists Equity, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Thora Jacobson
First Place

Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Dr. Debra Miller
Second Place

Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, PA
Invitational

Paper and Paint, Board of Ethics, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Fine Art Sale, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2010
Tri State Artists Equity, MCCC, Pottstown, PA
Rubenstein Award

Fine Art Sale, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2009
Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, PA
Invitational

Fine Art Sale, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2008
Art Trust, West Chester, PA
Invitational

LIMR Art Gallery Fall Exhibition, Lankenau Medical Research Institute, Wynnewood, PA
Invitational

Living with Art, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2007
Living with Art, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Touching the Void, Atlantic City, NJ
Invitational

Brandywine Realty Trust, Radnor, PA
Invitational

2006
Pfenninger Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Invitational

Betsy Meyer Memorial, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juried Exhibition

2005
Artistic Fusion: Valerie Craig, Kim Davolos, Cyril Donkor, Sandi Lovitz, Kyle Margiotta, Steve Oliver, Republica Bolizariana de Venezuela Consulado General Nuevo Gallery, New York, NY

Betsy Meyer Memorial, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juried Exhibition

Pfenninger Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Invitational

2004
Pfenninger Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Invitational

Betsy Meyer Memorial, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juried Exhibition

Franklin Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Juried Exhibition

2003
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juried Exhibition

1997
Women's Work, Wayne, PA
Juried Exhibition

1995
Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA
Juried Exhibition

1994
America College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Juried Exhibition

1993
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Publications

2017
American Journal of Critical Care, front cover, January 2017 Volume 26, No. 1

Professional Experience

2013
Juror, Art on Avenue of the States, Harrah's, Chester, PA

2012
Juror, Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA

Education

1969
Penn State University, University Park, PA
BS, Art Education