Stanek Gallery Collaborates with Famed Artists’ House Gallery’s Lorraine Riesenbach on Second Annual Summer Invitational Exhibition


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (PHILADELPHIA, PA) April 10, 2018 – Stanek Gallery is pleased to announce its second annual Summer Invitational exhibition entitled “Passion and Desire.” Curated in collaboration with artist and curator Lorraine Riesenbach of Artists’ House Gallery, Stanek Gallery presents the works of thirteen talented artists from Philadelphia and beyond. This exhibition brings to the fore the creativity and vibrancy of the art scene in Philadelphia’s historic Old City District. In the wake of many gallery closings, Stanek Gallery, alongside Lorraine Riesenbach, are a testament to the continued strength of the fine arts in Philadelphia, reminding us of the great talent of many local artists. This exhibition features a selection of 45 provocative images that explore a rich variety of subjects ranging from figure to landscape, celebrating the genuine passion and desire of the artist. “Passion and Desire” kicks off with an opening reception during Old City Philadelphia’s First Friday July 6th from 6:00PM - 9:00PM. The exhibition runs through August 11th, 2018.


The works of Brett Eberhardt, Carolyn Pyfrom, David Graeme Baker, Elena Peteva, Frances Wolf, Julie Bell, Kate Brockman, Lorraine Riesenbach, Michael Bartmann, Noah Buchanan, Peter Van Dyke, Rita Klinger, and Stefanie Lieberman present a vivid visual display of the subjects that inspire them. “We’re so excited to showcase the talents of these notable photographers in our beautiful space,” said Katherine Stanek, Owner of Stanek Gallery. “We invite everyone to enjoy the art during the opening reception and throughout the month of May. We’ll also host a free event with guest speaker Stephen Perloff while the exhibition is on view and is not to be missed.”



“Passion and Desire ”

Opens First Friday July 6, 6PM -9PM

Continues through August 11, 2018



Stanek Gallery

242 N. 3rd St,

Philadelphia, PA 19106


About Stanek Gallery

Stanek Gallery, located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Old City, was founded by distinguished artists Katherine Stanek and Deborah Fine. Their vision was to reinvent the gallery experience and become a pre-eminent force in Philadelphia's art landscape. With a signature museum style exhibition program and collaborations with professional curators, Stanek Gallery displays a unique collection of artwork of exceptional craftsmanship in a wide range of styles and subject matter. For more information, visit

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