Summer by Quarracino  

  There must be alchemy in what Peter Quarracino
  does with paint.
   - John Chambless, Daily Local News


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Educational Experience:
•Archmere Academy,
•Delaware County Community College,
•Philadelphia College of Art,
•University of the Arts, (Graphic Design)
•Fleisher Art Memorial - Water Color, Pastel
•Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts :
Portrait Painting, Mark Bockrath
Nelson Shanks Portrait Workshop
Sidney Goodman Workshop,
Odd Nerdrum Workshop
•Chester County Art Association :
Bill Ewing , Still Life Workshop
John Redmond Workshop
Mary Beaumont Workshop
•Philadelphia Sketch Club
•Chester County Art Association
•PA ART EXPERIENCE  : www.paaertexperience.com
•The Portrait Institute, NY
•Wallingford Community Art Center
•The Rock Poster Society, San Francisco, CA
•Visual Expansion Gallery -West Chester,PA ,Solo Exhibition
•Sunset Hill Gallery Gallery - West Chester,PA Annual Group Exhibition -2003 to present
•Chester County Art Assoc. - West Chester,PA Solo Exhibition “ Water Colors” 2003
•William Penn Foundation 2002
•Immaculata College Art Show 2002 to present
•Salon des Amis Gallery, Malvern- Group Exhibition 2001,2002,2003,2004
•Daylesford Abbey Annual Art Show 2000 & 2001
•Art of the State , State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA 1998, 2001
•Chester Springs Exhibition
•Chester County Art Association :
-Watercolor Painting Show
-Big and Little Painting Show
- Juried Members Shows -1999 First Prize
-15th Annual Invitational Art Show-1999
-16th Annual Invitational Art Show-2000
-17th Annual Invitational Art Show-2001
•Hewlett Packard, Wilmington DE, 1997
•Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts -Student Show, 1995
•Plastic Club- Philadelphia 1997
•Wallingford Community Art Center -The Human Form, 1995

•Philadelphia Sketch Club
-Watercolor Painting Show, 1997
-Small Oil Painting Show, 1997,1998,2000,2002
-Small Oil Painting Show, 1999 - Honorable Mention
•University of the Arts -Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Student Exhibition, 1993

•Wayne Art Center, National Spring Juried Exhibition, Wayne PA 2000
•Delaware County Community College-Student Show, 1973

Created posters for Plays:
” Take the Baby & Run”, “Pot Luck Cafe” & “Shared Hearts”, “The Confessional”
llustrated cover for “Philadelphia Poets” Journal , Published  April 2005
Illustrated childrens book “Amy Plants a Seed”  Published 2001
•Visual Expansion Gallery - West Chester, PA-
•Sunset Hill Gallery - West Chester, PA-
•Chester County Art Assoc. - Exton, PA-

Special Projects:

•Museum of American Art, “Lost Dreams on Canvas”, 1995 - present (received certificate of appreciation from the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board)

•Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Dinner for George Bush 1995
•Oklahoma City, OK 1995
•Museum of American Art 1996
•WHYY Studios, Philadelphia, PA, “America’s Greatest War Heroes: 6th Annual Tribute to Children in the Crossfire” 1996
•Portland, OR 1997
•City Hall, Phila. PA 1997

The “Lost Dreams on Canvas” program was organized by Museum of American Art to memorialize young people who were victims of violence in their communities. Selected artists voluntarily paint the portraits of the deceased youngsters, which are exhibited in various locations around the United States before being presented to the child’s parents. In Philadelphia, the program has collaborated with anti-drug campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of drugs and violence and their affects on young people.


 Peter Quarracino 2009 ©