Photography by Deschamps Francois

Exhibitions and Gallery Hop Guide

Please join us at the University of the Arts for an evening of exhibitions. Receptions will be held in four academic buildings on UArts’ campus as part of the Society for Photographic Education’s 55th Annual Conference.

With eight formal exhibitions and several pop-up and work-in-progress displays, the University of the Arts looks forward to hosting you as we kick off First Friday in Philadelphia – March 2nd, 2018, 6:30–8:30pm.

Campus Map & Directions SPE Website

Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad St
1st and Ground Floors (Directions)


Uncertain Times

Hamilton and Arronson Galleries, January 25 - March 4
Juried by UArts alumna Deborah Willis BFA ‘75, this international exhibition explores the uncertainty of our times, race, gender and politics.

Juror Remarks by Deborah Willis, March 2, 7pm

Selected artists include: Michael P. Amato, Fran Antmann, Justin Barton, Akea Brown, Kelvin Burzon, Richard Cavagnolo, Laurent Chevalier, Michael Darough, Sylvia de Swaan, Francois Deschamps, Antone Dolezal, William Douglas III, Rebecca Finley, Lisa Foote, Melissa Gámez-Herrera, Lindsay Godin, Audrey Gottlieb, Pato Hebert, Christine Holtz, Lili Holzer-Glier, Rion Huffman, Michel Huneault, Karli Kasprzak, Angela Kelly, John Kimmich-Javier, Morgan Rachel Levy, Mark Ludak, Alice Mann, Stephen Marc, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Aisha Manzoor, Anh-Thuy Nguyen and Craig Baron, Eleanor Oakes, Julie Pawlowski, Brad Pease, B. Proud, Alice Proujansky, Robert Reinhardt, David Rentería, Rani Marie Robison, Zed Saeed, Jashim Salam, Griselda San Martin, Nicole Schwartz, Stephanie Seguino, Sandy Sorlien, Linda Troeller, Ani Tung, Sara-Anne Waggoner, Ralph Wilson


19th-Century Nature Studies — from the Collection of Don Camera BFA ‘77
Portraits of Photographers — from the Collection of Don Camera BFA ‘77

President's Gallery and Conference Room, February 19 - April 3



SPE’s 6th Annual Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition

Solmssen Court, February 5 - March 4
This exhibition, juried by Anthony Goicolea, will showcase artwork reflecting the diversity of SPE’s LGBTQ, Multicultural and Women’s Caucus members.

Selected artists include: Jaime Aelavanthara, Alyson Belcher, Michael Borowski, Clara DeWeese, Rebecca Drolen, Apolo Gomez, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Abbey Hepner, Garin Horner, Glenna Jennings, Tomiko Jones, Sarah Kaufman, Alec Kaus, Emma Kisiel, Melissa Kreider, Isabella La Rocca, Kim Llerena, Sandra Matthews, Crystal McBrayer, Deborah Orloff, Danielle "deo" Owensby, Carlos Rene Pacheco, Hailee Potter, Sarah Smith, Lorenzo Triburgo, Liena Vayzman, Emily Wiethorn, Laine Wyatt



Deborah Willis ‘75

Hamilton Hall Public Art Platforms (Outside), February - March
Two mural size prints of Deborah Willis’ will grace the exterior of Hamilton Hall.



Camera Subject Relationship

Sculpture Gallery, Lower Level Hamilton Hall, February 20 – March 5
An exhibition of work by sculpture students that explores the relationship between making and photography,


Gershman Hall, 401 South Broad St.


Justin Kimball - Elegy

Open Lens Gallery, January 19 - March 24, Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In addition to this exhibition, there will be a book signing for Elegy, published by Radius Books with essay by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa–hosted by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center



Terri Warpinski - Surface Tension

Gershman Gallery, January 26 - March 24, Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

“Borders, walls, fences, boundaries, divides, separations, barriers in their most primitive stage are a decision—a human determination. they first reside in the place of the mind and enter the landscape in that way—as concept.”
— Terri Warpinski


Anderson Hall, 333 South Broad St
1st and 6th floors


Making Contact: Handmade Photographs

Printmaking Gallery, 6th floor, February 27 - March 28



Hans Gindlesberger: Blank______Photographs

Painting Gallery, 8th floor, February 21-March 23, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.



Bill Beckley

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, March 1 - April 20, Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Terra Hall, 211 South Broad St
14th and 15th floors


George Krause ‘58 An Introspective: Works from 1957-2017

Sol Mednick Gallery, February 9 - March 9, Gallery 1401, extended through April 20Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: by appointment
Preview Reception: February 28, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Lecture: George Krause ‘58 An Introspective: Works from 1957-2017

Updated: February 28, 10 - 11:15 a.m., 1504 - 15th floor Terra Hall 



Photography Students Senior Thesis - Works in Progress

15th floor hallway, ongoing


NE Corner of Spruce and South Broad St


Photo Fence

February - March

Alumni, Student, Faculty of the Photography program at UArts


All Gallery Locations

Society for Photographic Education - Gallery Receptions

March 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.



Signal Boost

Curated by Jordan Rockford '00 & Rafael Soldi
In partnership with Strange Fire Collective

March 2-25, Sat-Sun 2-6 pm, or by appointment
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 6-10pm | Remarks 8:00pm

319 N. 11th St 2L
Philadelphia, PA 19107

In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to be both conducive of change, and catastrophic to our democracy. Strange Fire Collective has used its platform and reach to signal-boost relevant work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators who reflect our time. For Signal Boost, curators Jordan Rockford '00 and Rafael Soldi have selected three photographers to amplify from the Strange Fire roster, whose work speaks to the Society for Photographic Education's 2018 National Conference theme, Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood. Artists Lorenzo Triburgo, Zora J Murff, and Juan Giraldo explore questions migration, identity, borders, and how we occupy space as fellow citizens in this country.



A Collaborative LGBTQA+ Photography Show Between Prism & Gallery One Collective

Cody Cardilla, olive froman, Austin Groeneveld, JAMi, joseph mx. mcandrew, Quinn Presgraves, Rylan Ramirez, Abigail Rose

Kimmel Center
Lower Level, 300 South Broad Street
9am-8pm daily