March 2nd First Friday Opening “Joyous” is a dynamic body of work from one of Pennsylvania’s most recognized artists, Alan Fetterman. The show will exhibit Fetterman’s work of paintings, sculpture, and a touch of swift poetry all with an accent on the celebration of joyful colors and brightness for the soul, and the celebration of CityFolk Gallery as it enters its 9th year located at the heart of gallery row in downtown historical Lancaster on March 1st.

With over 40 one-man shows Fetterman’s work is quickly recognized and highly collected throughout the tri-state region. He is an award-winning American artist with his own bright, dynamic and fervent style. In great part, he continues the Pennsylvania impressionist and plein air traditions, but in full contemporized fashion. As a painter, sculptor, and poet, he’s traveled extensively throughout the Americas and abroad, living and learning cultural values and old-world aesthetics. As a Kay scholar with a degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, Alan transfers knowledge into art. His work has been featured and showcased in over 150 venues and art galleries including places as diverse as Carmel, California, Curitiba, Brazil, and Vero Beach, Florida. He’s a long-standing, participant and board member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and a past member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club. His work and life have been profiled in dozens of magazines, columns, and books, including features in “A Bucks County State of a Mind” and “The Embraceable You.” A monograph “ Illuminate “ by art Historian Cathie Viksjo can be found in bookstores and the James A. Michener Art Museum. He is a 2017 recipient of the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s Medal of Honor

With his fresh, energetic signature-style brushwork and his dynamic tones of color, Alan’s art delivers a powerful sense of both well-being and genuine goodness, seemingly unending.

 Dates: March 2nd to March 31st  



 Curriculum Vitae   2018

 Solo Exhibitions

Aldie Mansion Gallery–Wind in the Willows 2017

The State Street Grace Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 2016

The Rich Timmons Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 2014

Gristmill Studio, New Britain Pa. 2006, 

2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The Aldie Mansion, Doylestown, Pa. 2014

The Silverman Gallery, Holicong, Pa. 2011, 2012, 2013

Veranda Fine Arts Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 2008, 2009, 2010

Tagliareni & Anderson Gallery, Phila. Pa. 2005, 2006, 2008

Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Cosmopolitan Club, Phila. Pa. 2007 

Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, Pa. 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

The Carriage House Gallery, Solebury, Pa. 2005

The Frame Carriage Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ 2003

Ciudade Galleria, Curitiba, Brazil 1996

The Hang-up Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 1995,1996

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Artful Deposit, Bordentown, NJ 2015,2016,2017

J.M.Stringer Galleries, Bernardsville, N.J. 2014,2015,2016,2017

J.M.Stringer Galleries, (Two person show) Vero Beach, Florida, 2015,2016,2017 

The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pa., The Core Four (4 person exhibit), Impressionism, the New School 2012

Prallsville Mill DRGP Art Show, Stockton, NJ 2012

New Hope Art League, Juried Exhibition, 2010

Carmel Plein aire, Carmel, Cal. 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Small Oil Show, Philadelphia, Pa. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Alan Fetterman Fine Arts / Gristmill Studio 


Selected Group Exhibitions – continued 

Woodmere Museum, Chestnut Hill, Pa. 2000, 2003, 2009, 2010

U.S. Artist P.A.F.A. Armory Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pa. 1998

Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, Pa. Group Exhibition 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Bucks County Artist Studio Tour, CBCC 2001

Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, Pa., Group  2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Artsbridge Juried Exhibition, N.J. 2003, 2007, 2009 

Newman Galleries, Phila. Pa. 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Newman Galleries, PSC Members Exhibition 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

The Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, Pa. 2002, 2003, 2004

Salmagundi Club, N.Y. New York, Impressionism 2000

Cedar Maze, Point Pleasant, Pa. 2001, 2002

Phillips Mill, New Hope, Pa. 1995, 2000, 2001, 2008

Fox Chase, Prallsville Mill, NJ 2000, 2001, 2002

Louisa Melrose Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibition, Frenchtown, N.J. 2003

Coryell Gallery, N.J.  Juried Exhibition 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010

Mixed Media, Doylestown, Pa., Juried Drawing Exhibition 2005, 2006

Gallery Bellaria, BrynMawr, Pa. 2006, 2007

Philadelphia Sketch Club, “Absolute Abstraction”‚ Philadelphia, Pa. 2006

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Works On Paper, Philadelphia, Pa. 2006

Plastic Club of Philadelphia, Small Works Exhibit, Philadelphia, Pa. 2007

Tagliareni & Anderson Gallery, Group Show Phila. Pa. 2006, 2007

Howard Gallery, Group Show, New Hope, Pa. 2007

Philadelphia Sketch Club Exhibit, Philadelphia, Pa. 2001

Nova, Galaxy, Featured Artist 2004

25th Year Celebration Lambertville Station, Juried Show 2007

The Hang Up Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 1994 1995, 1996

des Champs Gallery, Exhibition, Lambertville, N.J. 2007,2008, 2009

Selected Sculpture Exhibitions 

Gristmill Studio show, 2015

The Rich Timmons Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 2014

Artsbridge, Lambertville, NJ, Juried Exhibition 2008

Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, Pa., Holiday Exhibition 2000

Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 2005, 2006, 2007

Bucks County Selma Burke Sculpture Show 2001, 2006

Plastic Club of Philadelphia, Small Works Exhibit, Philadelphia, Pa. 2007

Howard Gallery, New Hope, Pa., State of Mind 2007

Photography Exhibitions

Phillips Mill, Photography Exhibition, Pa. 2003, 2005

Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, Pa. 2004, 2005, 2006


New Hope Art League, New Hope Pa 2015

Afinitas, Doylestown C.C., Doylestown, Pa. 2007

Artsbridge Poetry Readings, Lambertville, NJ 2006, 2007, 2008

Friday at the Freight House, Doylestown, Pa. 2005

B.C.C.C. Poetry Compilation, Newtown, Pa. 2005

Karla’s Poetry-Slam, New Hope, Pa. 1993, 1994

Published Prose

The Patriot Newspaper, Doylestown, Pa. (monthly commentary), “The  Ink Well” 2007, 2008

Nouveau Magazine, New Hope, Pa. (monthly article)‚ “Panorama” 

2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Radius Magazine, Regional publication Bucks & Henderson Counties, Bimonthly 2015,2016,2017,2018 

Article and Magazine Interviews

Intelligencer Daily Newspaper, Doylestown, Pa. 2003, 2015, 2016,2017

The Bucks County Herald, Bridgett Wingert  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016,2017  

The Patriot newspaper, Doylestown, Pa. Gina Stevens October 4, 2007

Art Matters, Philadelphia, Pa. Allison Chalmers March 2006

New Hope Gazette, Pa. Doris Brandis 2001

New Art International Fall 2001 Arts and Antiques magazine,  2000

Nouveau magazine, New Hope, Pa. Bruce Blackburn September 1999

Bucks County Town and Country magazine, Pa. Cathie Viksjo Fall 1998

Bucks Magazine, New Hope Pa. Editor Fall 2007

Lecture presentations

Delaware Valley College, New Britain Pa. Visiting seminar 1999, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015,2016

Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, presentation 2007

Bucks County Courthouse Nova, Galaxy presentation 2004

Philadelphia Sketch Club presentation 2001

Doylestown Art League, visiting artist presentation 1998

Radio Interview, Creative Speaking, WRTI-FM 90.1 with Susan Lewis November 2008

15th Annual Galaxy Art Show, Distinguished Artists Panel discussion “Thinking and Feeling in the Arts” 2008

Book Publication

Wind in the Willows of Bucks County  

A Bucks County State of Mind, in his words by Bruce Blackburn lll published by Inside Review April 2007

Artsbridge/River poets 2007

Anthology, The Eclectic Muse November 6, 2007

Featured artist and poet, Winter 2008 River Poets Quarterly Journal Muse

Published by Lilly Press Muse

1848 Finch Dr

Bensalem PA 19020

Editor/Publisher: Judith Lawrence

Embraceable You, New Hope Pennsylvania A Lasting Impression,  

Edited by Geri Delevich and Marilyn Cichowski, Up River Productions, Inc.

iUniverse, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington , IN 47403

ISBN: 978-1-4401-7782-8


Cathy Viksjo , Trenton Times,2014

Victoria Donahoe, Philadelphia Inquirer October 14, 2007

Victoria Donahoe, Philadelphia Inquirer April 23, 2006

Cathie Viksjo, Jubilation exhibit 2006

Victoria Donahoe, Philadelphia Inquirer April 2005

Cathie Viksjo, Trenton Times 2002


Philadelphia Sketch Club Medal of Honor, 2017

C.B. Chamber of Commerce Life time achievement Award 2017

Rotary way award in the Arts, 2017

Bucks County Community College President’s Award, 2016

Phillips Mill, 79th Annual, Best Oil Pennsylvania Impressionism 2008

Coreyell Gallery 27th Juried Show, Honorable Mention 2007

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Absolutely Abstract, Jurors Award 2006

Louisa Melrose Gallery 5th Annual Juried Show, Best of show Oil 2003

FCC Art Exhibition, Second Place in Show 2002

Membership & Organizations 

Bucks County Plein Air Festival, Founding Member- 2016

Salmagundi Club, N.Y., New York 1999-2004

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Phila, Pa. Board Membe`r1997-present

Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 501(c)3, Founding Board Member- 2006, 2007

 Museum Exhibitions

James A. Michener Art Museum

138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa., 18901

Pfundt Gallery 2010

Woodmere Art Museum

9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa., 19118

Rotunda Gallery 2000, 2003, 2009, 2010

Exhibition Judge

Bucks County Plein Air Festival, 2016,2017,2018 

Prallsville Mill DRGP Art Show, Stockton, NJ 2012

Philadelphia Sketch Club 145th Annual Small Oils Show 2008

Tinicum Barn, Annual Exhibition 2008

Nova, Galaxy, Annual Exhibition 2005

BARC, Annual Juried Exhibition 2003

Doylestown Art League Annual Exhibition 2001

Garden Exhibit, Havertown, Pa. 2011


University of Pennsylvania, B.A.  Pa. Philosophy, Kay Scholar, 2008

Bucks County Community College, A.A. Pa. American Studies, 1998


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