Monthly Meeting


The event was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Guest Speaker is Stephen Perloff, and his presentation is titled "Guilty or Innocent: From the Juror's Perspective."

While the judging of photographs doesn't take place in a courtroom situation, the juror plays a critical role in determining if your photograph is accepted into an exhibit. Stephen Purloff, art critic, author, editor, juror, and more will share with us how he critiques images and the factors that contribute to his final decision. He will also share some of his work, so be sure to join us for this enlightening presentation

Stephen is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism.

His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museums and private collections, including those of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the George Eastman Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the James A. Michener Art Museum, Lehigh University, Haverford College, and the University of North Dakota.

His book North Dakota was published by wilburerditions in April 2016. An exhibition of this work was held at Santa Bannon Fine Art in Bethlehem, PA, during the InVision Photography Festival in November 2016, and at CameraWork Gallery in Scrtanton, PA, in June 2017.

He has been widely praised for his writing about the photography art market.  His articles have been reproduced in dozens of other journals — like American Photo, The Art Newspaper, Town & Country, Silvershotz, Photo News, Camera, and the website Le Journal de la Photographie — and he has been called on as an expert to comment on the state of the photography market for publications such as The New York Times, The Toronto Globe & Mail, The Wall Street Journal, Photo District News, and the New York Observer. He is a long-time member of the Board of Artistic Advisers of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) in Philadelphia and also served for a number of years as a member of CFEVA’s Board of Directors.

He has curated numerous exhibitions, served as a juror for scores of local, national, and international competitions, has served as a portfolio reviewer at numerous photography festivals like FotoFest, Photo Lucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Panorama, and for several regional and national conferences of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).

You can learn more about Stephen and his many accomplishments at



Chester County Hospital - Rhoads Building (Center for Nursing and Allied Health Building)

Rhoads Education Building is located at 701 East Marshall Street. It is also called the Center for Nursing and Allied Health Building. It is a stand-alone building located at the bottom of the driveway that leads to the rear entrance of the hospital. Parking is available at doctors offices across the street at 440 East Marshall Street.

440 East Marshall Street (parking lot)
West Chester, PA 19380

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