Art Show Opening

I’m interrupting my regularly scheduled gift guide to bring you important news – a fellow Handmade Philly member has her work currently on display at a nearby gallery and you need to check it out!

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to see the new work of Abby Sernoff. Abby’s been a Handmade Philly member for years now and though she may not always be heavily involved in discussions, she’s been working hard creating lovely works of art.

From now until May 29th, you can see Abby’s extraordinary collages at the Pebble Peace Gallery  located at 320 Edison-Furlong Road in Doylestown. Following is the press release of the show in addition so some photographs I snapped at the opening on Saturday. My photos do not do these collages justice – you need to see them in person! Also, Abby mentioned that soon she’ll have prints of these original collages available in her shop. Hope you all find time to take a gorgeous drive up to Doylestown to check out the work of a fellow Handmade Philly member. And a big congrats to Abby!!
Official Press Release:

Abby Sernoff

May 1 – 29, 2011
Opening Reception, Sun., May 1, 2010, 12 – 2pm
Abby Sernoff is a self-taught Mixed Media Collage artist who was raised in Lawrenceville, NJ. She received her B.A. from Macalester College and an MA in Speech Language Pathology from Temple University. Seven years ago, her life completely changed when she became seriously ill with Lyme Disease. Unable to continue working as a Speech Pathologist, Abby chanced upon collage making in 2006 while taking a local class about creativity. Within months, Abby found herself selling her artwork in local stores, accepting commissions, and participating in a juried art exhibit. She has shown her work as part of First Friday in Narberth, PA, and currently maintains a website and sells her art online.

Working primarily with paper, ink, and acrylic paint, Abby’s collages showcase varied texture, pattern, and color. Her collages include papers collected from numerous sources. She prefers to use recycled materials as much as possible; her pieces often contain repurposed calendars, shopping bags, wrapping paper, maps, greeting cards, old book pages, and even “junk mail.”

Abby’s work is inspired by the natural world around us, especially birds. Her artwork is heavily influenced by the mythology and symbolism that birds and other creatures have conveyed over centuries. She strongly believes nature is always communicating with us, and tries to reflect in her artwork the beauty that surrounds us. Since Abby’s journey as an artist has paralleled her journey healing from illness, she also wishes to convey a message of hope and optimism through her art.

Visit Abby’s website:

For Gallery information, to purchase artwork or schedule an exhibit, contact Gretchen Altabef, Gallery Director.


One Response to “Art Show Opening”

  1. Abby

    Great article, thanks Nicole!

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