2016 Shows

Studio B, 39 E. Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, PA, will celebrate its eighth-year anniversary with its ninth annual “December Members and Friends exhibit entitled “Shine” opening Friday, December 2, 2016, 5-8pm, in conjunction with the 14th annual Boyertown Holiday Open House Tour.  The show continues through January 15, 2017. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Please visit studiobbb.org for more information.

Studio B is featuring two artists in this exhibit. Fine artist Amy Forsyth was awarded Best in Show during Studio B’s 2015 December Members and Friends exhibit “Watch Us Sparkle.” Forsyth, a furniture designer/maker, was trained as an architect and teaches 3D design and furniture design at Lehigh University. Forsyth is also an accomplished musician and plays and fiddle and sings locally.

Recent projects involve investigating the relationship between furniture and music whether as a series of organizing principles or in the designing and building furniture for making music.

Jodie Scharadin, winner of Pottstown’s Art Fusion’s member show, will also be featured during Studio B’s exhibit “Shine” as part of its collaboration with Studio B’s sister gallery during Studio B’s 2016 annual farm-related exhibit “Cultivate.”

Prizes will be awarded on Friday night, including the coveted “Best In Show.”

Studio B is proud to announce the opening of ‘Til Death Do Us Art 2016, its second exhibit featuring “art partners for life,” with an opening reception on Friday, October 21, 2016, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Susan Biebuyck, gallery director for Studio B, met with enthusiasm and interest from artists following the gallery’s 2015 unique exhibit ‘Til Death Do Us Art that featured fine art created by 8 couples who lived together as husbands and wives or in committed relationships in the hills of Oley.

Studio B Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Out of the Woods,” an exhibit featuring artwork created by two of the gallery’s favorite artists: Sandra and Bob Wood. The opening reception is scheduled for September 16, 2016, from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

This well-known husband and wife team claim that the only thing they have in common is that they have nothing in common.

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, announces “ Transitory Collective,” a show of woodcut and linoleum prints by 11 local artists known for their work in other disciplines. The exhibit from their first print exchange opens Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Participating artists include Susan Biebuyck, Miles DeCoster, Liz Edwards, Suzanne Fellows who spearheaded and organized the exhibit, Amy Forsyth, Sarah Gersbach, Sharon McGinley, Suzanne Molyneux, Abby Ryder, Lauralynn White, and Kristen T. Woodward.

Printed collaboratively, the only criteria for this exhibit is the orientation of the matching frames. Each hand-made print in this exhibit is from an edition of twenty-five. Each artist chose his/her own theme. Unframed, signed prints will be available.

Art Attack #2– The exhibit invites everyone to submit any artwork for exhibition and for sale. “Whether you are an artist or an art lover or collector, any artwork that you own can be submitted to sell in this all-inclusive exhibit,” offered Susan Biebuyck, Gallery Director.

“Last year’s Art Attack was fun as folks got acquainted with the idea. We were encouraged to repeat the show this summer. I can’t wait to see what folks bring from their collections this year,” continued Biebuyck. “Since there are no particular theme or size restrictions, we expect to fill the studio with a variety of styles, media, and subject. It should be a wonderful celebration of diversity!”

An End of Summer reception is scheduled for this unique exhibit for August 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

On Friday, May 20, 2016, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Studio B will help kick off Boyertown’s 150th anniversary weekend by welcoming the community to a special exhibit and sale of the award-winning, unique pottery of native-born potter Ken Standhardt.

Standhardt, who now resides in Oregon, has generously offered a collection of his unique fine art pottery to Studio B to exhibit and sell with all proceeds to benefit the studio, according to Linda Rohrbach-Austerberry, the fine art potter who first inspired him.

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of the studio’s 8th annual juried show featuring art celebrating the environment. This annual “eco-Art” exhibition attracts artists from Berks, Montgomery, Lehigh, Lancaster, and Philadelphia counties.

The exhibit opens April 15, 2016, with a reception from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The exhibit closes June 12, 2016.

“This year we are highlighting the idea of thinking globally, buying locally. The idea is to support your local artist with local business,” noted Susan Biebuyck, Studio B’s gallery director.

“Thinking and buying locally is a grass roots concept designed to breathe life into locally sustainable business. Why pay “big oil” to truck in what you already grow here?” Biebuyck asked.

“In return the locally supported business builds a sense of pride in that its neighbors are its customers and statistically produce a higher quality product. So think about the globe, reduce your carbon footprint and buy local. This concept applies to art as well; help us encourage people to support LOCAL ART BY LOCAL ARTISTS!

Boyertown businesses were invited to sponsor prizes for the show with an opportunity to showcase their “products” in the studio’s window. Participating businesses include The Book Nook; Dice’s Cakes; Jay’s Barber Shop; Oley Feed Mill; The Peppermint Stick Candy Store; Patricia Petitti, Professional Tax and Accounting Services; Reppert’s Candy, and Sweet Beginnings.

Juror for the exhibit is Candice Kintzer Perry, Curator of Collections at Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA.  Prizes will be awarded on Friday night, including the coveted “Best In Show.” The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Please visit studiobbb.org for more information.

Studio B Announces 
“Doodle to Dimension” Exhibit Featuring Local Artists

In a desire to showcase the unique and diverse styles of our area’s local artists, Beth Glick, doodle artist and co-owner with her husband David of Glick’s Greenhouse in Oley Township, invited several of her artist friends to join her in a display of their work at Studio B, Boyertown, PA. Opening on March 18, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., the exhibit is entitled “Doodle to Dimension” and will run through April 10, 2016. 

The exhibit will include artwork from the following artists: Linda Anthony, Susan Biebuyck, April D’Angelo, Heather Lippincott Foust, Beth Glick, Angela Faust Izzo, Robert Koch, Matthew Mazurkiewicz, Ted Niemczyk, Kate Perkins, Jillian Prout, Peter Rampson, Naomi Vogels, and Kathleen Welsh.

Glick explained, “I’ve been doodling since I was 4 years old and have sold my work at our annual poinsettia show and more recently in March 2015, at the first annual Art Under the Town Clock Tower Show and Sale in Boyertown.
“I had enthusiastic response to my work that I decided to have an art show because I have a few friends whose work I really love, and I just wanted a place where we could all show our work together and have a good time,” she continued.
Inspired by Glick’s vision for the exhibit, Studio B’s gallery director Susan Biebuyck then curated ten additional artists into the exhibit, each who demonstrate respect for original line quality. “We are pleased to have among several doodlers, two figural artists, a few painters, a sharpie artist, two sculptors and even an abstractionist covering both two dimensional and three dimensional genre. In respect for the varied results we all agree, everything starts with a doodle” noted Biebuyck.


Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of “To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You,” the studio’s third annual show and book release combining literary and visual art.

The exhibit opens February 19, 2016, with a reception from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and runs until March 13, 2016.

Prizes to visual artists will be awarded on Friday night. A booklet of prose, poetry, and illustrations edited by Jane E. Stahl and designed by Susan Biebuyck featuring the work of local writers and artists will be offered for sale in addition to the fine art exhibited in the gallery.

hBot by Ron Schiding

Studio B is also pleased to host a group exhibition curated by Matt Deterior, a West Lawn artist, and director of Feverdream Gallery as part of its February 2016 line up.

Deterior organized a group exhibition in August 2015, titled “This one is for #hitchBOT,” in which 20 or more paintings by a group of artists were featured in Deterior’s home in response to the destruction of the makeshift robot hitchhiker created by David Harris Smith of McMaster University and Frauke Zeller of Ryerson University in Toronto as a social experiment. The Canadian scientist creators sent it hitch hiking around the world, with great success, only to be destroyed in Philadelphia after just a few short days in the United States. See more at http://www.readingeagle.com/weekend/article/art-review-pop-up-gallery-in-west-lawn-defends-hitchbot#sthash.8YRxSel0.dpuf.

The local, national, and international Feverdream Gallery artists organize opportunities, curated by Deterior, in untraditional, temporary venues like hotel rooms, store front windows, family living rooms, even the outdoors to create and exhibit their work. Each venue space becomes a part of the exhibit itself. The artists display a barrage of random eclectic work, usually with a current pop culture inspiration often employing a satirical and irreverent approach to social commentary.

Exhibiting artists include Anthony Barbaria, Byron Baum, Nicolas Caesar, Hank Deterior, Matt Deterior, Hannah Dobed, David Gerbstadt, HUMANARTISTVENDINGMACHINE, Krissy Klinovski, LEE.

Also Matthew Mazurkiewicz, Mike Hates Meathook, Jaime Morlock, RALSKI, RSIN, Zach Rudey, Craig Schaffer, Rod Schiding, and Jordan Witkofsky.

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of CULTIVATE, the studio’s 8th annual show featuring art inspired by agriculture.

Susan Biebuyck, Studio B’s gallery director, looks for an angle each year to challenge artists to a fresh take on the traditional subjects of agriculture and farming while saluting our agricultural roots, paying tribute to our area’s natural beauty in creative ways.

For CULTIVATE, Biebuyck urges artists to be inspired by the several definitions of the word including the development, refinement, or elevation of relationships, character, mind, or manners.

Prizes will be awarded on Friday night, including the coveted “Best In Show,” which nets the winner a cash prize as well as a featured spot during the agriculturally-themed exhibit in 2017. The show continues through Sunday, February 14, 2016. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. Please visit studiobbb.org for more information.

In the interest of cultivating relationships, Biebuyck has invited Julie Tonnessen of Art Fusion in Pottstown, PA, to jury the exhibit. Tonnessen is the assistant director of ArtFusion 19464, a non-profit community art center in Pottstown, PA. Tonnessen will offer Studio B’s first-place winner with a featured exhibition of his or her works at Art Fusion.

BEST IN $how Awards: Featured show at Art Fusion 19464
“Hatchet Head” Acrylic, Jim Meehan
“Corn” Oil, Hilary Fraley

Honorable Mentions:
“Garden of Eden” Watercolor, Laura Gelsomini
“What’s Up?” Linoleum Cut, Deborah Hamburger
“Olive Orchard” Oil on Canvas, Miles Decoster
“Pennsylvania Patchwork” Textured Acrylic, Pirjo L’ Esperance
“Cucurbita Maxima” Collage, Ellen Finks
“Donegal Farmhouse: Three Irish Robins” Oil, Barrie Maguire