LECTURE–The American Gallerist:
Sande Webster on 40 Years with Art and Artists
EXHIBITION—Sande Webster Presents 4 x 10, the Work of Ten American Artists
October 5, Lecture, 3:00 PM, Art Sale and Exhibition, 4:30 PM
Program and Exhibition will both take place in Paley Library Lecture Hall
Join us for a conversation with pioneering gallerist Sande Webster as she discusses her more than forty years of experience with art, artists, and the cultural scene in Philadelphia. Webster has enacted her philosophy of diversity at the Sande Webster Gallery, originally Wallnuts, Inc. She was also amongst the first in Philadelphia to display photography, glass, clay, and textiles in a fine art environment. She has also long been an advocate of African American artists, and says, “[I]ndeed, with the passing of Kenmore Gallery, we were alone among the commercial galleries to exhibit the extraordinary talents of numerous African American artists, who, along with the ‘white’ painters, sculptors and printmakers were making a stir among the cognoscenti in and out of the city. Unfortunately, more than thirty years later not much has changed.” A true trailblazer, Sande joins us for Homecoming Weekend to share her ideas on art.
After the program, join us for an exhibition and sale, Sande Webster Presents 4 x10, the Work of Ten American Artists. Works by noted Philadelphia talents in mediums including painting, sculpture and photography will be for sale and featured during this show. Artists partaking are: Andrea Baldeck, James Brantley, Moe Brooker, Miguel Antonio Horn, Brian Dennis, Arlene Love, John McDaniel, Kathleen Spicer, Ron Tarver, and Mark Wallison.
For more than four decades, Sande Webster has been a torch on the Philadelphia art scene….[S]he has been a force for the commercial exhibition of photography, ceramics and textiles as art, and—perhaps most notably—has provided an uninterrupted outlet for the work of African American artists. —Philadelphia Inquirer