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Shelley Picker has drawn and painted all her life. After receiving her training in oils and acrylics at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, she expanded her work to include fabric wall hangings. During this time, she was a studio artist, taught art and showed her work extensively throughout the country in galleries and museums. She served as the President of Artist Equity and was an advocate for the rights of artists regarding safety issues and gallery relationships. She also served on the Board of Collab, (the design section of the Philadelphia Art Museum) and worked as a consultant for the Museum. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and is a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

In the 1980's, Ms. Picker built a business in public relations and marketing. She was an award winning member of the Public Relations Society of America, the National Media Conference and the International Association of Business Communicators. She represented national and international clients and served as the President of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association, where she remains on the Board of Directors.

In the 1990's, Ms. Picker began to focus her energies on watercolors. Over the past decade, she has exhibited her work in galleries and museums, (both juried and group shows) and her work has been acquired by corporate and private collections. She is currently represented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Rosenfeld Gallery. Her paintings can also be seen at Riverbank Arts, Inc. in Stockton, New Jersey.

Exhibitions and Shows –

Solo Shows:

  • The Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, May 2003

Juried Shows:

  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Community Arts Center 2008 (Award)
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Wayne Art Center 2007
  • 105th International Exhibition of Works on Paper (PWCS) 2005
  • 104th International Exhibition of Works on Paper (PWCS) 2004
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, 2004
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Hill School Center for the Arts, 2004 (Award)
  • Philadelphia Tri/State Artist Equity 54th Anniversary Exhibition, 2003
  • Philadelphia Tri/State Artist Equity 53rd Anniversary Exhibition, 2002
  • Wayne Art Center 2002 Fall Juried Exhibition, 2002
  • Main Line Art Center, Journeys Taken, 2002 (Award)
  • Wayne Art Center, 2002 National Spring Opened Juried Exhibition
  • Northeast Watercolor Society 25th Annual International Exhibition, 2001
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, 22nd National Juried Exhibition, 2001
  • Interiors, Main Line Art Center, 2001
  • Wayne Art Center, 2000 Fall Members Juried Art Exhibition
  • Philadelphia / Tri-State Artists Equity, Works on Paper, 2000
  • Woodmere Art Museum – 60th Annual Exhibition, 2000
  • Tri-State Artist Equity 50th Anniversary, Berman Museum, 1999

Group Shows:

  • Yellow Spring Art Center, Invitational 2007
  • Magnus Opus Gallery, Spring Show 2007
  • Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity Invitational Exhibition – 125 Anniversary of the Philadelphia Art Museum, 2001
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, 2000
  • Main Line Art Center, 2000
  • Select Members’ Exhibition, Tri-State Artist Equity, 2000
  • Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts – Gardens and Landscapes, 2000
  • Hardcastle Gallery (Wilmington, DE), 1998
  • Hahn Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), 1998


  • Awards Juror – Garden State Watercolor Society – 2004 Exhibition
  • Exhibition Juror – Philadelphia Sketch Club – Watercolor 2000


  • Signature Member – Philadelphia Watercolor Society
  • Board of Directors – Philadelphia Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member – Baltimore Watercolor Society
  • Corporate Collection – Wyeth
  • Featured Artist – Watercolor Magazine 2004, American Artist Publication

Previous Shows –
Acrylics and Fabric
Wall Hangings

Solo Shows:

  • WildFlowers Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Carroll-Condit Galleries (White Plains, NY)
  • Jewish Community Center of South Jersey
  • Gallery 1233 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Israeli Consulate (Philadelphia, PA)

Juried Shows:

  • Craftsman 1973, Philadelphia Civic Center Museum
  • Cheltenham Art Center
  • Helen Drutt Gallery, Embody Art
  • Main Line Unitarian Church
  • AEA Triennial

Group Shows:

  • Rosemont College Gallery
  • Temple University Chapel Gallery
  • Gross McCleaf Gallery
  • Cheltenham Art Center
  • Caravan 1975 Artist Equity Show
  • Allens Lane Art Center
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Artist in Residence Show
  • University of Pennsylvania Faculty Club
  • Wallnuts Gallery
  • Gallery 500

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