Bio

Sally Richards is a Philadelphia-based painter, printmaker and multi-media artist.

 

Following a successful corporate career, she completed the Certificate Program at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in December 2019. She has an active studio practice in Philadelphia.

Her paintings are abstracted, imaginary landscapes that recreate the playful wonder and energy of simpler times for today’s world. They are colorful and alive like the outdoor-centered days of youth.

Every painting holds the power to connect people with their own experience of freedom and uninhibited self-expression. They have a restful but energetic countenance and the ability to transform space and spirit in a moment through play.

 

Her work has been exhibited in many juried shows and is represented in collections internationally. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, Frans, and four-legged companions Buddy, Sam, Eva and Martin, the orange cat.

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Education

 

2013- 2020

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Certificate Program in Painting and Printmaking

 

1982

Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, MA

MBA

 

1969

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

BA Mathematics and Art, Teaching Certification- State of PA

 

Business Experience

 

1998-2017

Gap International, Springfield, PA

Vice President, Member of the Executive Team

 

1982-1998

AT&T/Lucent Technologies, Basking Ridge, NJ

Consumer Products, Microelectronics and Business Systems Divisions

 

      1985-1998

      Vice President/General Manager

      Marketing Vice President, Strategy Vice President

      Strategic Business Unit General Manager

 

      1982-1985

      Branch Sales Manager, Providence, RI

      Industry Marketing Manager, Boston, MA

 

1981-1982

Careers and the MBA Magazine, Boston, MA

Co-Founder and Publisher

 

1969-1980

Colombo, Inc (now General Mills), Boston, MA

The Gillette Company (now P&G)

Digital Equipment Corp (now HP)

RCA Computer Division (now Unisys)      

 

Selected Professional Affiliations

 

Present

Member, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity, Philadelphia, PA

Member, Anne d’Harnoncourt Society, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Member, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Member, DVAA, Philadelphia, PA

Member, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC

 

1984- Present

Trustee Emeritus, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

 

1997

Founder, Women Business Executives Mentoring Program, Summit School District,
Summit, NJ

 

1997-2014

CEO and President of the Board and Member, Board of Trustees, Cancer Hope Network, Chester, NJ

 

1996-1998

Member, Board of Trustees, Independent College Fund of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

 

1992

Member, Advisory Board, Rochester Institute of Technology- School for the Deaf,
Rochester, NY

 

Fine Arts Experience and Internships

 

2020-Present

Print Shop Assistant, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Intern, The Brodsky Print Center at PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

2017

Teaching Assistant-Painting, PAFA, High School Program, Philadelphia, PA
 

Fine Arts Awards

 

2015-2019

Academic Merit Scholarship, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

 

2018, 2019

James N. L. Sentz Handmade Book Award, Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

 

2016

The Plastic Club Award, Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

 

Exhibitions and Competitions

 

Juried Exhibitions

2021

Variations, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA

Home, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA 

The Art of Possibilities, Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN

Summerhouse, HOT.BED Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Emerging, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artist's Equity, Philadelphia, PA

2nd Anniversary Show, Teresa Haag Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

25 Days of Minis Virtual Exhibition and Sale, Teresa Haag Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

 

2020

Res-o-nance, The Fellowship of PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate, The Art Trust, Meridian Bank, West Chester, PA

Art Ability 2020, Main Line Health System, Bryn Mawr, PA 

Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Intimate Explorations, Clark Hill, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

PAFA Emerging Artists, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Art Ability 2019 Traveling Exhibition (through 3/2021), Main Line Health System, Bryn Mawr, PA

Wake in the Woods/Kate Samworth, PAFA, Anne Bryan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Dance of Shapes, FMC Corporate Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2019

Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA (Award recipient), Philadelphia, PA

The Capacity of Color, PAFA, Anne Bryan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Variations of the Artist Book, Philadelphia Center for the Book, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Art Ability, Main Line Health Systems, Bryn Mawr, PA

Reflections, PAFA, Anne Bryan Gallery,  Philadelphia, PA

Shaping the Conversation, PAFA, Anne Bryan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018

Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA (Award recipient), Philadelphia, PA

What’s Next, FMC Corporate Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2017

Merged Visible, PAFA

Agriculture, FMC Corporate Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Portfolio West, PAFA Museum Store, Chestnut Hill, PA

Northeast Regional Collegiate Print Exhibition, The NJ Print Center, Branchburg, NJ

PAFA Fellowship Exhibition, PAFA Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

2016

Wars and Rumors of War, PAFA Museum, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Student Art Show, PAFA, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

Metamorphosis, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Portfolio Gallery Selections, PAFA Museum Store, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA (Award recipient), Philadelphia, PA

Happiness, Liberty, Life- American Art and Politics, PAFA Museum, Gallery 128,
Philadelphia, PA

Origins, Barbara Cranford Gallery, Chestnut Hill Academy , Chestnut Hill, PA

Numerous student juried shows, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

 

2014-2015

5 B’s, Audubon Society and The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Animalia, International Print Exhibition, Sydney, NSW, AU

Prints on 6 and numerous student juried shows, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Continuing Education Annual Juried Show, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

Open Exhibitions

 

2018

Artist, Reader, Writer: Member Exhibition, DVAA, Philadelphia, PA

 

2017

New Member Show, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

 

2015

Dialogos Interpretaciones, traveling print exhibition, University of NC, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Competitions

 

2016-2019

Finalist. Bacchanal Annual Wine Gala and Auction, PAFA,  Philadelphia, PA

Private Collections

                          

Australia (Brisbane), California, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Nebraska, Netherlands (Amsterdam), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia