(Philadelphia, Pa) – December 3, 2015 – It was a packed house for the grand opening celebration of the new Stanek Gallery and their debut exhibition, “Inspirations”. As onlookers in traffic crawled slowly through North Third Street hoping to get a glimpse inside, the new museum style gallery hosted a steady flow of non-stop crowds with world-renowned art, light fare provided by Wedge and Fig and wine.  The crowd was a fusion of artists, collectors and popular media veterans, as exhibiting artists Katherine Stanek, Deborah Fine, Stuart Mark Feldman, Bruce Samuelson, Gary Weisman and Moe Brooker rubbed shoulders with Philadelphia media veterans such as, Stephan Salisbury of the Philadelphia Inquirer and former news anchorman Marc Howard of Channel 6 Action News.


The opening received plenty of buzz in local press with mentions in Philadelphia Magazine, Philly Voice, Old City District’s newsletter and popular social blog Philly Chit Chat.


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The Birth of Stanek Gallery by John Thornton


Stanek Gallery was founded by artists, Katherine Stanek ( and Deborah Fine (, who collaborated to open a new venue in Philadelphia that provides local art enthusiasts with a refreshing gallery experience uniquely presented from the curator’s point of view. Unlike anything on the Philadelphia art scene, Stanek and Fine are inviting select curators to choose what goes on display in their gallery. Serving the niche of an ever-changing point of view by circulating the curators and the work, visitors to Stanek Gallery are presented with endless options and constant excitement.  


“Inspirations” marks the first exhibition at Stanek Gallery, running from November 20, 2015 through January 20, 2016. The next exhibition will kick off in January 2016 with an entirely new collection of artists. Curated by prominent artist, Hilarie V. Hawley, Curator of The Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship collection and Pennsylvania Trust Investment Management collection, the next exhibition promises to be as diverse and exciting as the first.  


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About Stanek Gallery

Stanek Gallery was founded by artists Katherine Stanek and Deborah Fine in November 2015. Adding to the brilliant and vibrant arts community in the historic area of Old City Philadelphia, the gallery is 1700 square feet of newly renovated space that features a working artist’s studio, a collector’s lounge emulating one's own living room that showcases works of the artists and a warm and inviting atmosphere that promises to show art in the best possible light.  Stanek Gallery is located at 242 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19106 and open Thursday – Saturday 12:00PM – 5:00PM or by appointment.