Howard Gallery of Fine Art is Pleased to Announce that Bucks County Artist Susan Ketcham Earns Her Signature Membership Status

Howard Gallery of Fine Art representing artist Susan Ketcham has earned a signature membership with the Pastel Society of America.

New Hope, PA, June 16, 2007 --( Bucks County pastel artist, Susan Ketcham, has been elected as a “Signature Member” with the Pastel Society of America. Sue has been exhibiting with Howard Gallery for the past 3 years. She has been painting for more than 30 years, primarily self-taught, but has studied with Master Pastelist June Maxwell.

Mrs. Ketcham’s work invites you to share her reverence for nature and her personal philosophy of beauty existing in the seemingly simple objects of everyday life. Susan’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries and shows, have won awards, and are in private and corporate collections in this country and abroad. Her work has been published in “Best of Pastel”, Rockport Publishers. This is a compilation of works by 163 artists from all over the world who are masters in the medium of pastel.

Pastel Society of America is an association of professional and emerging artists who work in the pastel medium. Founded in 1972 by Flora Giffuni, PSA is the oldest pastel society in existence in America and has been elected to the “Archives of American Art” in the Smithsonian Institution.

PSA is a professional organization setting a model for standards of excellence well recognized by the art community here and abroad. The society’s name is synonymous with excellence, and a Signature Member is privileged to distinguish their signature with the initials PSA.

Through classes, workshops and demonstrations they attract and encourage new talent in the use of pastels. PSA's annual juried exhibitions at the National Arts Club provide viewers with an opportunity to appreciate pastel as a lasting, permanent art form.

Education: Independent Study
Teachers of Note: Ranulph Bye, June Maxwell

Solo Exhibitions:
Travis Gallery, New Hope, Pa., “Still Life Tapestries: Paintings in
Pastel”, June 2004
Looks, Inc., Cedars, Pa.
Travis Gallery, New Hope, Featured Artist, Sept. 2001, August 2002
The Medical Center at Princeton
“Still Life, Studies in Pastel”, Upstairs Gallery, 1999
The Art of the Still Life”, Upstairs Gallery 1997, 1994

Juried Shows: Philadelphia Sketch Club, Art of the Flower, 2006
Lambertville and the Surrounding Area, Coryell Gallery 2006
Pastel Society of America 33rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition Pastels Only
Art Exhibition, 75th Year, at Phillips’ Mill, 2004
The Purple Rose Gallery of Fine Art
Louisa Melrose 5th Annual Juried Art Show, Award, 2003
Indian Valley Fine Arts Show, 1999, Award, Best in Show,
1998, Award, Best in Show
The Philadelphia Sketch Club
The Bianco Gallery Annual Juried Exhibitions, Award
Yellow Springs Art Shows
The Lehigh Art Alliance “Beginnings”
Immaculata College Art Shows
Doylestown Art League Members Juried Shows
Philadelphia Sketch Club All Pastel Show
Doylestown Art League Open Juried Show, Award
National Arts Club Gallery, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Only 24th
National Arts Club Gallery, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Only 20th
Phillips Mill

Invitationals and Group Shows:
“Standing Still” Howard Gallery of Fine Art, 2007
“Strong and Serene”, The Swan Gallery, 2005
“Through Artists’ Eyes”, Village Artworks, 2005
Nova Galaxy Art Show, 2005, 1998-2004, 1996
“Bucks County Back Roads”, Village Artworks, 2004

Nova Galaxy Art Show, Featured Artist’s Retrospective, 2003
Fox Chase Holiday Art Show, Prallsville Mills, Award 2002
Fall Art Exhibit, Barn Studio Gallery 2000
“ Five Bucks County Artists”, Pearl S. Buck Foundation
Holiday Art Exhibit, Barn Studio Gallery
“The Same But Different”, Two Artist Exhibition, Hand Crafter Gallery
The Hand Crafter Gallery Group Art Show
The Philadelphia Art Show
Upstairs Gallery Membership Shows, 1992-2000
Nova Galaxy Art Show, Featured Artist, 1998

Howard Gallery of Fine Art & Custom Frame Shop is located at 77 W. Bridge Street in New Hope, PA. and has free off street parking making it convenient to shop or browse. Mrs. Ketcham’s work can be seen during the hours of 10am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday & 12 - 5pm Sunday or by appointment.

Many more original paintings and sculpture by more than 30 artists can be seen in their seven room, two story gallery or on their web site For additional information about any of the artwork contact Howard Cooperman (215) 862-5272 or email -

Howard Gallery of Fine Art
Howard Cooperman
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