Art & Music Festival – February 22-24, 2019

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Art & Music Festival – February 22-24, 2019

St. Francis 2019 Art and Music Festival
February 22-24, 2019

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 22
6 – 9 pm: Art Preview Reception (ticket required)
Meet the artists and enjoy wine and catered small plates. Awards will be presented in two categories, painting and photography. Artwork will include that of students from Episcopal Academy, Great Valley High School and Bayard Rustin High School. This is your first opportunity to view and purchase the art work.
Cost: $20.00 for adults, or $30.00 for both evening events

Saturday, February 23
10 am: Pastel demonstration by Tara Will, juror for the Art Show

10 am to 3 pm: Art Gallery open to public

5 pm: Musical Revue and Reception (ticket required)
Featuring Janna Collins, members of the St. Francis Choir and other local talent performing Broadway, barbershop, and popular tunes, accompanied by our own Joe Perry. A reception hosted by Philadelphia Catering Company will follow the Revue from 6 - 8 pm. Childcare will be provided
Cost: $20.00 for adults, or $30.00 for both evening events

Sunday, February 24
Final exhibition and sale of art
11 am to 2 pm: Gallery open to the public

Tickets are available for purchase after the 8 and 10 am Sunday services starting in February, can be purchased online by clicking here, or will be available at the door on the day of the event. Tickets are $20.00 for either evening or $30.00 for both evenings.

Juror of Selection
Tara Will, Juror - Tara Will studied Art and Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary’s University, earning a B.A. in 2006. She is currently a pastelist, working both in her home studio and en plein air. Her plein air work has sent her around the world, exhibiting in China, the UK and Canada. She paints in nationally juried plein air events across the country including California, Cape Ann, MD, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Tara likes working quickly and deliberately, using bold color and strong markmaking. She recently received master circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies and exhibited at the National Arts Club in New York City with the Pastel Society of America. Tara has won numerous awards throughout her career, and currently resides in Maryland with her husband and four children. See more of Tara's work at
Darlington Arts Center
Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the 2019 Art & Music Festival will go to the Darlington Arts Center. The Darlington Arts Center, located in Delaware County, strives to serve the cultural needs of a diverse community by providing a school and outreach programs for the visual and performing arts. The Center is a valuable resource for promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the arts for people of all ages as expressed in music, art, dance, and drama.
For more information about this wonderful organization, please click here.
Featured Vocalist
Janna Collins is currently a senior Music Education major at West Chester University. She is originally from Lebanon, New Jersey (Hunterdon County), but is currently student teaching for her last semester of college in the West Chester School District. Back home, Janna works with Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville, NJ. Some of her credits include "Beauty & the Beast", "Snow White", "Oklahoma!", "Cinderella", "Footloose" and "Hair."

Many thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support of the Art & Music Festival and the Darlington Arts Center

Gold Sponsor - $500.00

  • Bruton Chisnell Advisors

  • Irene Darocha & Michael Picariello

  • Silver Sponsor - $250.00

  • DiSerafino Quinn & Company

  • Donohue Funeral Homes

  • Peggy Ewing

  • Joe Perry

  • Sugartown Strawberries

  • Joseph Walls, Inc.
  • Bronze Sponsor - $125.00

  • Arthur Hall Insurance

  • Englund's Apparel

  • Great Valley Pool Services

  • Haller Enterprises

  • Leaf Floor Covering

  • Mauger & Co., Inc.

  • Mauger Givnish Funeral Homes

  • National Bank of Malvern

  • Precision Kettlebells

  • Whirlaway Travel

  • Susan & Tim Callahan

  • Nancy & Earl Needhammer

  • Karen & Rich Richards

  • Susan & Wes Thomas

  • Shirley & Everett Warren
  • Award Sponsors

  • Gallery 222 Excellence Award for Painting

  • West Goshen Automotive & Fleet Services Honorable Mention Award for Painting

  • Devon Veterinary Hospital Excellence Award for Photography

  • The Photography Center Honorable Mention Award for Photography

  • Artists: Entries are now closed. See you at the Festival!