Kevin Bennett

Evening Song

Kevin has been a nature photographer since boyhood, over four decades now. He has lived in the Philadelphia area his entire life and in Manayunk for the last 29 years. In his early twenties, Kevin was encouraged by Bill Donaldson, former President of the Philadelphia Zoo, to photograph a variety of zoo projects. Kevin has photographically documented environmental concerns for the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Shenandoah National Park, many Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy sites and Wissahickon Park. He received honors in the John Heinz NWR photo competitions in both 2006 and 2007 and the Schuylkill River Heritage Association in 2009.

Within the past 10 years, Kevin decided to concentrate his photography in Pennsylvania, mostly within the greater Philadelphia metro region. In 2005, Kevin added a new dimension to his nature photography by working mostly from a kayak, which evolved from the decision to focus his work on the diversity, wonder, and fragility of Pennsylvania’s natural world. In early morning light, he eases himself down into the kayak, waist deep in water, connecting to fluidity of water and sky. Kevin feels as if he has entered another world where he captures vignettes to inspire stewardship for our future generations. It is soulful wonderment and other worldliness that Kevin shares with viewers as he captures the interplay of water, shadow, reflection, wings, eyes and geometric structure. Nature is nature: sometimes serene, sometimes visceral, and always compelling our respect and responsible stewardship.

Evening Song, 3-shot HDR photograph printed on Hahnemuhle Bamboo fine-art paper, $170

Ellen Benson

Are you There?

Three Wise WomenI am a member of Philadelphia’s Dumpster Divers, a group of artists which focuses on re-claiming cast-off pieces of the world around us to make art, as well as to make use of things headed for the trash stream. To me and to many “divers,” art materials are everywhere!

My work is usually figurative, and for more than 6 years I have been moving towards my goal of creating 1000 figures that I call “divas”; for many of them I make an armature for their “bodies” from those ubiquitous plastic grocery and newspaper delivery bags. Three hundred of these figures were exhibited from October 2012 through May 2013 at the Philadelphia International airport.

Pray for HealingI love using materials accumulated or inspired by my annual winter pilgrimage to Oaxaca, Mexico. My work reflects the colors of the houses, the food, the street murals, the indigenous clothing, the contemporary art and of course the fiestas. Every day there is a celebration honoring a church’s patron saint, or the baby Jesus, or the Virgen of Guadaloupe and there are whole shops and market stalls dedicated to religious articles.

You can see more of my work at and in the book, FOUND OBJECT ART 2, by Schiffer Press.

Are You There?, handmade paper, dominoes, beads, clay, Milagros and found objects, 9.5” x 11.5” x 2”, $140

Three Wise Women, Mexican carving, 12” x 14”, print, paint, $80

Pray for Healing, handmade paper, beads, vintage letter and diary pages, paint, mirrors and found objects, 12” x 14”, $220

Nathalie Borozny


Nathalie Borozny attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Design, Architecture and Art at the University of Cincinnati. She has spent most of her professional life as a teacher and program director with three and four year old children and their families where she tried to make it possible for them to make art. In addition, she has and continues to study the art of paper and handmade books with Sandy Bernat in Martha’s Vineyard. In Philadelphia she is a student and admirer of Winnie Radalon and also continues to learn from the women with whom she makes paper. Nathalie’s work has been shown in exhibits by the Guild of Papermakers, Mt. Airy Art Garage and the Philadelphia Sketch Club.

Nathalie lives in the Germantown section of Philadelphia with her retired husband, Jim, near Rittenhouse Town where paper was first made in the United States and where she walks along the Wissahickon Creek amassing another amazing collection of twigs, stones, bark. She occasionally makes forays into Ridley Creek State Park, and every autumn she photographs Martha’s Vineyard. Her photographs are printed on her handmade paper; cotton/abaca, gampi and kozu.

Vineyard Leeks, photography, $150

Jeanne Z. Bustard

Enchanted Garden by J. Bustard, 215-242-4529

In these paintings, I experiment with a variety of tools for applying paint to canvas in order to create texture and motion. I thoroughly enjoy the process of painting, the tactile quality of the paint itself, and the physical sensation of applying paint to canvas. I am fascinated by the constant surprises that occur as I paint the world through the filter of my internal vision, and by the responses of viewers who look through a lens of their own.

Enchanted Garden, acrylic on canvas, 8” x 8”, $75

George I. Bustard, Jr.

Surf's Up by G. Bustard, 215-242-4529

There is, you see, this loop:
I look. I feel. I reflect. I remember.
So when the time comes to face another empty canvas,
And look with fresh eyes,
I dip into those remembered meanings.
Then, through muscle and medium, ground and detail,
Shadow and substance,
Mountains and mist emerge,
Sea and sky and evening shadow.
Or simply form and color, standing alone. Standing together.

Do I paint what I see with my outer eye? Sometimes.
Do I paint what I see with my inner eye? Always.
So… an invitation: You look. You feel. You reflect. You remember.
Do you see what I see? Do you feel what I feel?
You do?
May the loop continue.

Surf’s Up, acrylic on canvas, $200

Jackie Clifton

3 Plates by Jackie Clifton


I’ve been making wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery since 1996 and currently own and work from a studio in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to my Etsy store, I sell my work through galleries, gift shops and shows.

For many years I lived in the southwest and much of my work reflects the colors, culture and dramatic landscape of that area. I also love the beautiful changing seasons in Southeastern Pennsylvania and am working to incorporate that beauty into my newer pieces.

I produce functional and decorative pieces intended for use in daily life. Home and garden decor as well as functional dishware, bird houses and feeders, garden markers, indoor or outdoor wall pieces are among my most popular work.


Ceramic Plates, set of three, $75

Kenneth Crimaldi

Red Leaf by Ken Crimaldi

Many of my images are of signs or remnants of signs or other objects on surfaces, and also other types of abstract and/or minimalist scenes. Another photographer once told me I was “obsessed” with this subject matter – he meant it in the best possible way (I like to think). Images of this type are intended to be abstract, not necessarily in the sense that one can’t tell what was photographed, but in the sense that they were not made to depict what was in front of the lens, but instead to present patterns, textures and compositions for their own sake. One might consider them “semi-abstract” or some other term, but I don’t believe categorization is really helpful.

This interest in patterns, textures, etc. carries over somewhat when I’m photographing nature as well. A lot of what I do with natural subjects is macro work emphasizing their more abstract qualities over literal depiction. The images often end up being about pattern, texture, color, composition or some combination of these.

Red Leaf, print, $75

Robert Finch

Figure Drawing by Robert Finch

Wissahickon by Robert Finch Through the medium I find a way to express my feelings about the things I love. I strive to give form, color and order to these emotions. Occasionally, I turn to the landscape or objects, but for the most part, I am preoccupied with the human figure and its setting. It is the figure that I am most comfortable with and ultimately leads to my best work.

Figure Drawing, mixed media, $600
Wissahickon, hand colored iithograph, $400

James A. Hay


I enjoy photography because it forces a different way of looking at the world. Nature photography requires that I be more tuned-in to the moment…watchful for opportunities of subject, color, and light to reveal themselves. Then it becomes a matter of being patient enough, lucky enough, quick enough, and skilled enough in using the tools (camera, lens, computer, etc.) to try to capture and frame images in a way that conveys something of what I’ve seen…perhaps just a documenting of paths that crossed or perhaps distilling some small wonder or simple beauty of the natural

Purple Bells, pigment inks on archival paper, $52

Jen Hemenway


Sun Smiles, mixed media, $60