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PERSONAL STATEMENT

In 1996, I decided to follow a dream and enrolled as a student in the certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art (PAFA). For the previous 15 years, I had worked in private school education. First at the Springside School in Chestnut Hill and then at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr.

In 2002, I left PAFA and moved to Maine. There, I traveled, worked in a small gourmet market, and painted from my own studio.Life in Maine expanded in 2004 to include winters in Provence, France, where I moved full- time in 2006. Again, I was fortunate enough to have a studio and continued to draw and paint.

In the autumn of 2014, I returned to Philadelphia, where I now live and work.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My work  focuses on forms and patterns , primarily in nature.  I start with the question of how to convey in two dimensions, through drawing or painting, what has spoken to me in life. Each piece begins with  the excitement of a puzzle to be solved and as an invitation to discovery.

As I work, I try to understand what I see and to represent it as simply and believably as I can.  My image changes constantly as my understanding of the subject grows.   At some point in every piece, however, I shift from intense study of my subject to focus on the abstract requirements of the composition, itself.  I step back and look at the whole.  Then I can simplify, rework, and  find and explore the happy accidents that have occurred  around the edges of my concentration.

My finished work could be called “realistic,” but each piece is a combination of representation, abstraction, and serendipity.

RESUME

STUDIO

1241 Carpenter Studios # 115
1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA

EXHIBITIONS

Open Studio Tours, October, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA 2018
Solo exhibit at ArtSpace Gallery, April,1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibition, Frieda’s For Generations, 320 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 2017
Open Studio Tours, October, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Solo Exhibition, Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr, PA
Solo Exhibition, Fackenthal Pethick Gallery The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Open Studio Tours, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA 2016
Members Exhibit, Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catherine Street. Philadelphia PA

Ground Floor Gallery Opening Members’ Show 2015
1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibition, Mas Tourteron, Gordes, France 2009

Private Studio exhibits, Less Grands Clements, Villars, France 2008-2014

Solo exhibit, Gallerie Esprit de Vin, Sault, France 2006

Private Studio, Hancock, Maine   2004-2006

Mano's Gallery, Hancock, Maine 2004-2005
 
PAFA Annual Student Exhibit Philadelphia, PA 2002

City Hall Gallery – Silent Auction / Need in Deed, Philadelphia, PA 2000


EDUCATION

Certificate Program Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Philadelphia, PA 1996 - 2002
Awards:
The Thouron Prize / Faculty 2002
Historic Yellow Springs Special Notice 2002
Haney Foundation Award 2001

Intensive Drawing Class/ Stanley Whitney (Summer Session) 1979
Tyler School of Art, Cheltenham, PA

Classes in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking 1976-1978
Beaver College (now Arcadia University) Glenside, PA

BA English Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 1960-1964


WORKSHOPS/ OUTSIDE CLASSES/ PRIVATE LESSONS

Painting Workshop/Martine Soulier, Monieux, France 2010

Plein Air Painting Workshops/ Emily Brown/Paul DuSolde 2000
Bridgehampton, NY  

Portrait Painting Class (Semester) Paul DuSolde 1999
Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA   

Plein Air Painting workshop( one week) Marjorie Portnow 1998
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Painting Workshop (one week) Elizabeth Osborne 1997
Manchester-by the-Sea, MA

EMPLOYMENT

Director of Upper School/Assistant Head of School, The Baldwin School Bryn Mawr, PA 1987-1996

Co-Director of Middle School/Teacher of English, Grades 6-12 The Springside School 1980-1987
(now Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) Philadelphia, PA

Charlotte Ferree Humenuk sells privately from her studio in Philadelphia.

Her work is in private collections in California, Chicago, Maine, Massachusetts, New York City, Pennsylvania, and France.

STUDIO

1241 Carpenter Studios # 115
1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA

EXHIBITIONS

Open Studio Tours, October, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA 2018
Solo exhibit at ArtSpace Gallery, April,1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibition, Frieda’s For Generations, 320 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 2017
Open Studio Tours, October, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Solo Exhibition, Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr, PA
Solo Exhibition, Fackenthal Pethick Gallery The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Open Studio Tours, 1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA 2016
Members Exhibit, Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catherine Street. Philadelphia PA

Ground Floor Gallery Opening Members’ Show 2015
1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Solo Exhibition, Mas Tourteron, Gordes, France 2009

Private Studio exhibits, Less Grands Clements, Villars, France 2008-2014

Solo exhibit, Gallerie Esprit de Vin, Sault, France 2006

Private Studio, Hancock, Maine 2004-2006

Mano's Gallery, Hancock, Maine 2004-2005

PAFA Annual Student Exhibit Philadelphia, PA 2002

City Hall Gallery – Silent Auction / Need in Deed, Philadelphia, PA 2000


EDUCATION

Certificate Program Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA 1996 - 2002
Awards:
The Thouron Prize / Faculty 2002
Historic Yellow Springs Special Notice 2002
Haney Foundation Award 2001

Intensive Drawing Class/ Stanley Whitney (Summer Session) 1979
Tyler School of Art, Cheltenham, PA

Classes in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking 1976-1978
Beaver College (now Arcadia University) Glenside, PA

BA English Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 1960-1964


WORKSHOPS/ OUTSIDE CLASSES/ PRIVATE LESSONS

Painting Workshop/Martine Soulier, Monieux, France 2010

Plein Air Painting Workshops/ Emily Brown/Paul DuSolde 2000
Bridgehampton, NY

Portrait Painting Class (Semester) Paul DuSolde 1999
Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Plein Air Painting workshop( one week) Marjorie Portnow 1998
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Painting Workshop (one week) Elizabeth Osborne 1997
Manchester-by the-Sea, MA

EMPLOYMENT

Director of Upper School/Assistant Head of School, The Baldwin School Bryn Mawr, PA 1987-1996

Co-Director of Middle School/Teacher of English, Grades 6-12 The Springside School 1980-1987
(now Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) Philadelphia, PA

Charlotte Ferree Humenuk sells privately from her studio in Philadelphia.

Her work is in private collections in California, Chicago, Maine, Massachusetts, New York City, Pennsylvania, and France.