• Firmly behind the times and here to say:
    check out my instagram! www.instagram.com/rebeccasimonmiller/

  • -----------------------------------------------------------------2016

  • Open Studio Night

    at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    Friday, 2/19 5-9pm
    Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
    This event also marks the rough 6 year anniversary of this website!

  • more work at Reflections

    I have 4 new pieces at this extended group show at
    Rodger LaPelle Gallery
    122 N. 3rd St.
    Phila. PA
    through February 2016

  • Radley Run Art Invitational

    benefiting Safe Harbor of Chester County and the Chester County Art Association
    a show of 50 artists, including a silent auction
    This year will be 3/18 6-10pm, and 3/19 10am-3pm
    1100 Country Club Rd
    West Chester, PA

  • ---------------------------------------------------------------2015

  • Annual Small Works Show

    FrameWorks Studio & Gallery
    2103 Walnut Street
    Phila. PA

    I have 5 paintings in this group show
    Opening: 12/12 5-8pm
    Show open: 12/12- 2/28

  • Reflections

    Rodger LaPelle Gallery
    122 N. 3rd St.
    Phila. PA

    I have a piece in this large group show
    Opening Reception: 11/6 5-9pm

  • a new name!

    due to the constant explanations required of 'rebeccamaking.com'
    our URL is now: rebeccasimonmiller.com

  • Barclay Friends' Art of the Garden

    This exhibit showcases work from the past decade of town garden tours, which is an annual tradition benefiting the horticulture therapy program at Barclay Friends.
    Typically, artists are assigned a garden in which to work during the course of the tour. This exhibit is the first chance to look at work created on and inspired by the tour, outside of the garden space.
    Church Street Gallery
    12 South Church Street
    West Chester, PA
    Reception: 9/2 5-9pm

  • change of place

    Now pleased to announce that I have returned to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as an
    Alumni Studio Fellow
    This is following the untimely closure of the 915 Spring Garden studio building, where I had been located the past more than five years.
    I will miss its extremely convenient location, high ceilings, enormous windows, and long history (hi hallway-mates Janell and Peter !). I will not miss its pests and terrible insulation.
    My new PAFA studio is exactly one floor above my previous one, from 2008-2010, and so looks identical in every way, which is somewhat strange. But it's neat to be around so many students making work again (and to see Scott Noel painting regularly in the foyer of my floor).

  • Mural Arts Program Summer Internship

    Getting some extra, outside of my teaching duties, mural-making experience this summer, as a part of the Independence Foundation Summer Internship Program!
    It's a great schedule because I get to spend the morning as part of the artist crew, and then Assistant Teach on the same mural (81 panels! and designed by the too cool Kim Beck) in the afternoon when the students arrive.
    As the person in charge of the class blog, I can direct you to some
    in progress shots
    views from Kim Beck's classroom visit
    our finished mural!

  • Watercolor Workshop at the Baldwin School

    I was asked, following my portrait painting demo during the "PAFA at Baldwin" exhibit, to lead a watercolor workshop at the Upper School Arts Day for the students at this prestigious Bryn Mawr school. We worked on still lifes and some experimental techniques. Watercolor seems both the ubiquitous and the forgotten paint medium.

  • Radley Run Art Invitational

    I'm excited to be a part of the sixth annual incarnation of this event!
    This showcase of 50 selected local artists benefits Safe Harbor of Chester County, and the Chester County Art Association (home of my first childhood nude figure drawing classes)
    at the Radley Run Country Club

  • --------------------------------------------------------------------2014

  • Portraits from Life: Pafa at Baldwin

    Santiago Galeas
    Ben Gordon
    Patrice Poor
    Robert Stack
    David Wilson
    Nov 9 - Dec 18
    The Residence Art Gallery
    at The Baldwin School
    Reception: Sunday, Dec 7 1-5 pm
    (with painting demos by the group 1-3pm)
    701 Montgomery Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    This show is the product of a weekly portrait club, hosted by two of my Pafa classmates, Patrice Poor and David Wilson that's been going on since May 2013!

  • Earth & Sky

    Carspecken Scott Gallery
    1707 N. Lincoln St.
    Wilmington, DE
    Jonathan Schoff
    Ryan Syrell
    John Gibbons
    Isobel Sollenberger
    Reception: 6/6 5:30-7:30 pm
    through July 31st

  • Really Awesome Art Show

    Art Education Annual Exhibition
    City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
    *this one's not my work, but it IS the work of two classes I assistant teach*
    Crane Arts Building
    1400 N. American St.

  • Radley Run Art Invitational

    5th annual show
    benefiting Safe Harbor of Chester County
    Radley Run Country Club
    West Chester, PA
    March 7 and 8

  • --------------------------------------------------------------------------2013

  • JAM Gallery Holiday Exhibition

    321 E. King St.
    Malvern, PA
    Receptions first Fridays and second Saturdays

  • Me and Earth

    Pile of Bricks
    2537 Frankford Ave
    Phila. PA
    Reception: 11/15 6-10pm
    through 11/29

    "works in this exhibition depict a relationship; to the land we stand on, the water which surrounds + the sky above .
    work by jen brown, ross brubeck, lindsay carone, linda cope, suzanne delaney, laura finestone, sarah finestone, jessica gatlin, jesse gorham engaard, melodie greenblatt, jay haon, mike landers, zya levy, hannah miller, rebecca miller, samantha mitchell, kaitlin pomerantz, gideon rettich, dewey saunders, amalia wilson."

  • From Paradise to Pavement

    FrameWorks Gallery
    2103 Walnut St, Phila.
    Reception: 9/13 6-9pm

  • Became an Assistant Teaching Artist!

    in the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Art Ed Dept.
    This has also involved assisting on some mural projects
    Check out all that this ambitious program does:muralarts.org/

  • 40th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show

    11am-5pm daily (till 8pm Fridays)
    Chester Springs, PA
    Historic Yellow Springs

  • New website for El Aleph Press and new page for

    my book with Michael Bagwell

  • Radley Art Show

    4th annual art show, benefiting
    Safe Harbor of Chester County
    Friday 3/8 6pm-10pm
    Saturday 3/9 10am-3pm
    with 50 local artists
    1100 Country Club Road, West Chester, PA
    safe harbor

  • Poetry and Technology

    curated by Heather Christle
    Esther Raushenbush Library
    Sarah Lawrence College
    work included in association with Or Else They Are Trees

  • Or Else They Are Trees

    Michael Bagwell and I have expanded our collection of paired drawings and poems from the Spring 2011 issue of West Chester's Literati magazine into a chapbook of our own!
    We've printed the first run through lulu.com, but the project has inspired Mike to get a press going, so you can see both our book, and the details of his printing press project here www.elalephpress.ecrater.com
    you can also like us on fb if you get really into it!

  • ----------------------------------------------------------------------------2012

  • oh no! [10/17/12]

    my web presence has been less than inconsistent this past year...
    here's to a new start! and also,
    *10/20-21 Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
    from noon - 6pm each day, STUDIO 116, at
    915 Spring Garden, Phila PA
    I will be there all Saturday, and for the first two hours Sunday -- though
    at least one studiomate should be there throughout, so stop in!

    *Unionville Art Gala 2012
    11/9 6pm - 9pm, and 11/10 10am - 3pm
    750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Sq PA

    *Safe Harbor Art Show
    3/8-9, 2013
    Radley Run Country Club, West Chester PA

    *40th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show
    4/27-5/12, 2013
    Chester Springs, PA

    >>details to follow!

  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------2011


    will be running again!
    after the Green Line show, WYWT was picked up by the
    University City Arts League
    and will be on view in a new and expanded form
    this November, 11/4-11/27
    Opening reception: 11/11, 6pm-8pm
    information: www.ucartsleague.org/exhibits/
    and congratulations to curator Kaitlin Kylie Pomerantz!

  • Art Gala 2011 (36th Annual)

    will be Saturday 11/12
    Unionville High School
    750 Unionville Road
    Kennett Sq. PA
    support the school and see the work of Chadds Ford (area) artists

  • 7th Annual Festival of Gardens

    Barclay Friends' Festival of Gardens Tour
    Sept. 10, 2011 10am-3pm
    West Chester, PA
    I'm participating for the 2nd year in this tour which pairs artists with gardens in the town of West Chester, to benefit the Horticulture Therapy program at Barclay Friends.
    For tickets and information: bf.kendal.org/event/2015/06/02/secret-g…

  • Wish You Were There

    Philadelphia artists thinking about the natural world...
    WORK BY:
    Rebecca Miller, Samantha Dylan Mitchell, Matthew Colaizzo, Sarah Finestone,
    Michael Branca, Paul Richardson, Andrew Defrance, Kaitlin Kylie Pomerantz
    3649 Lancaster Ave.
    Wish You Were There presents the work of eight Philadelphia-based artists grappling with ideas about the natural world. Featured works draw from a range of references-- from traditional landscape and still-life painting, to pop culture postcards and technicolor photographs, to scientific illustration and visual taxonomies, to more idiosyncratic, obsessive and personal visions. This grouping of work reveals the complexity of the urban dweller's relationship to real or imagined ideas of a geographical, ecological "other". Beyond mere escapist fantasy, Wish You Were There highlights the variety of ways that we experience, interpret, project ourselves onto and lose ourselves in "nature" or an amorphous, and often greener "beyond".
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th, 6-8pm
    Light drinks/BYO!
    Refreshing beet kvass by Powelton Village's own Food and Ferments!
    Edible tidbits from Philadelphia's only sustainable grocery delivery service, Harvest Local Foods!
    [announcement stolen from curator Kaitlin Kylie Pomerantz]

  • Art Show Punk Show II

    Hong Kong Garden
    N. Philip St. and Cecil B. Moore
    Phila. PA
    F June 3rd 7pm
    music + art
    HK; Old Scratch; Cool Moms; UANDI; Prime Homeless Time; and Scotty Leitch
    (work hanging 6/3-7/22)

  • Bookplace, Oxford, PA

    I'm participating in the rather unusual "chrysalis show":
    Second Chance at Stardom...Painting Over Existing Art
    2373 Baltimore Pike
    Oxford, PA
    F 1pm - 4pm
    Sa 10am - 5pm
    Su 12pm - 5pm
    and by appointment
    Curator T. Mark Cole collected artwork from thrift stores, and more, which he then assigned to new artists, with a challenge to make the forgotten pieces decent.
    contact: 717.915.6418

  • Adorn boutique

    Mound: Spring Garden 2 is temporarily residing at Adorn boutique's new location in Fishtown!
    The piece was installed in time for the re-opening celebration last First Friday, May 6th.
    It's always thrilling to see your work in a new context.
    Visit my painting at
    1314 Frankford Ave.
    Edit: Adorn is now Tribe Jewelry

  • Westtown Art Show

    I took part in another two day show -- this one to benefit Westtown School.
    Friday April 15, 5-9pm
    Saturday April 16, 10am-2pm
    West Chester, PA

  • Literati vol. 2

    I'm excited to be included in the Spring 2011 issue of West Chester University's literary magazine -- purchasable and previewable here: www.lulu.com/product/paperback/literati…
    Editor Michael Bagwell and I worked on a series of paired poetry and drawings, to form The Weed Cycle.
    I also contributed the cover art.

  • Rhythm and Noise! New Explorations in Color and Form

    at ART (that matters)
    55 W. Main Street
    Oyster Bay, NY
    For this show of ten emerging artists, I'll be joining my former classmates from Alfred!
    Opening: Thurs. March 3, 7-9pm

  • Radley Run Art Show

    benefitting Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester
    March 18, 6pm-10pm
    March 19, 10am-3pm
    Radley Run Country Club
    1100 Country Club Rd
    West Chester, PA
    This 2nd annual show of local artists supports a different local charity each year. Safe Harbor is "an independent, non-profit organization providing food, shelter, friendship, counseling and recovery opportunities for men and women in Chester County." www.safeharborofgwc.org/

  • Rodger LaPelle Gallery

    I have a small painting of PAFA classmate, Lucia, in our Spring Garden studio in the LaPelle Gallery group show: On the Move.
    January and February 2011
    122 N. Third St.
    Phila. PA
    Wed-Sun 12pm - 6pm

  • ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------2010

  • Art Gala 2010 and Philadelphia Art Salon on the Main Line

    Apologies for not posting until after the fact, but this past weekend (11/12-14) I participated in two large group shows:
    * Art Gala 2010 in Unionville, PA -- a show which has grown quite a bit over its approximately 35 years, and now includes almost 100 artists from the community
    * Philadelphia Art Salon on the Main Line -- a show of similar size, put together by "artist and innovator" Caryn Kunkle, who hosts a monthly salon for Philly artists

  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

    This weekend, October 9 and 10, come visit my studio as part of POST!
    A great number of artists' studios east of Broad Street will be open from noon - 6pm for visitors both days, including mine -- which is listed as part of The Sleepwalkers' Collective (sleepwalkerscollective.blogspot.com).
    I can be found at 915 Spring Garden (an enormous studio building with so many other stops on the tour, right there!), studio #116.
    >This will also be the final weekend of the Boys Life show at Pterodactyl Creative Project Space -- which came together beautifully...

  • Portraits at the Oxford Arts Alliance

    Three of my portraits from the year between undergrad and PAFA will be in this show, opening Friday (along with work from the chair of the program from which I just graduated, Dan Miller).
    Reception: Sept. 10, 2010, 5-8pm
    I think they're also doing a first (2nd) friday and open studio thing
    Oxford Arts Alliance
    38 S. Third Street
    Oxford, PA
    The show appears to run until the end of the month
    >> Hey, so that makes three shows I'm in that are opening this weekend:
    -Portraits, Oxford Art Alliance
    -Drawn Attentions, Hopkins House Gallery (reception 9/26)
    -Boys' Life, Pterodactyl Philadelphia
    and also one demonstration/event:
    -Barclay Friends' Festival of Gardens
    and I believe it's the last weekend of the Selections show at PAFA...

  • Art of the Day

    I, as part of the Boys Life exhibition, was mentioned on Joseph Lozano's art blog: joesartoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/08/go…
    (also, nice work by Joe: www.josephlozano.net)

  • September 8 - October 9, 2010

    I will be in a curated show of recent drawings at the Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art
    "Drawn Attentions"
    Reception: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2-4pm
    Hopkins House Gallery
    250 South Park Drive
    Collingswood, NJ
    Contributing artists:
    Scott Cooper
    Peg Curtin
    Katrina Funk
    Scott Giblin
    Lee Benedict Jones
    Doron Langberg
    Heidi Leitzke
    Laura Luce
    Rebecca Miller
    Jay Noble
    Lindsay Robbins

  • West Chester Garden Tour

    I will be part of the Barclay Friends' Festival of Gardens on September 11, 2010. This garden tour, which takes place in West Chester, PA, features artists working in private gardens. It benefits the Barclay Friends Horticulture Therapy Program.
    Saturday, 9/11/10, 10am - 3pm

  • September 11-October 9, 2010

    I will be in a curated show with three PAFA alumni (and one other artist) at Pterodactyl Creative Project Space.
    Zach Martin and Sarah Jackson Moore summed it up in their proposal:
    "This exhibit will explore youth and nature through the guise of Boy’s
    Life Magazine. The Boy Scouts of America, the distributors of this
    publication, have long been a leading shaper of the masculine youth in
    this country. Specifically, our interest lies behind the conditioning
    of adolescent white heterosexual boys and their connection to the
    natural world in which they learn."
    Boys Life Show
    Pterodactyl Creative Project Space
    3237 Amber St. Box 3 Fifth Floor North
    Philadelphia, PA 19134
    Saturday, September 11 8pm-12am
    Music by Crills Wilson, Born Pilot, Kill You in the Face
    Saturday, October 2 8pm-12am

  • New Studio!

    I am in the midst of moving to a new studio space with 7 fellow PAFA grads (spread out over 2 rooms), in the large studio building at 915 Spring Garden.
    I'm excited to finally have windows! (but a little anxious about giving up the cocoon-like space I've been working in)
    We just registered for POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) as The Sleepwalkers Collective, so come check us out on the tour October 9 and 10, 2010 or contact me to schedule an individual studio visit.

  • I was chosen for "Selections from the 109th Annual Student Exhibition" - a self-explanatory show - which means I'll have a piece loaned to the PAFA museum through September 12th

  • Invitation

    to: you
    for: my MFA Thesis Exhibition
    what else: the 109th Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA
    where: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    128 N. Broad St.,
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    when: opening reception (free): 5/14/10, 5-8:30pm
    exhibition continues (with tickets to PAFA museum): 5/15-6/6 (closed Mondays)

  • 4/16-4/25, 2010

    I have a painting in the 6th Annual Juried Art Show: Drawn from Nature
    at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.
    Go just to check out the park around it! It's especially beautiful right now!
    The Audubon Center's also right next to Valley Forge Park.
    Reception: 4/16 5-8pm
    1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon PA 19403

  • Awards

    I was awarded Second Prize at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Honorable Mention at the Plastic Club receptions yesterday, 4/11/10 (see below for exhibition information).

  • April 9-29, 2010

    I will have a portrait in the show for Continuing Ed students at Gallery 128.
    (I took Advanced Portrait Painting over the summer)
    Reception: Continuing Education Student Exhibition
    Friday April 9, 4-6pm
    128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia PA

  • May 15- June 21, 2010

    I'll be showing work, along with many of my graduating classmates from PAFA, at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, as part of their juried "PAFA Graduate Program Exhibition."
    Reception: Saturday, May 22, 5-7pm.
    with gallery talk
    120 Long Beach Blvd
    Loveladies, NJ

  • Exhibiting (2 shows, 1 block)

    * I will have a painting in the "147th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings" at the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
    Juror Jon Redmond is one of my favorite local painters.
    Reception: Sunday April 11, 2-4pm
    235 S. Camac Street, Phila.
    * I will also have two pieces in "Black and White" at The Plastic Club.
    Reception: Sunday April 11, 2-5pm
    247 S. Camac Street, Phila.

  • Exhibiting

    I will have work in the Dragonfly Forest Art Show, which benefits an organization which provides overnight camp experiences to children with serious disorders and illnesses.
    Fri 3/05 6pm-10pm and Sat 3/06 10am-3pm
    Radley Run Country Club
    1100 Country Club Rd, West Chester, PA

  • *Postponed*

    Open Studio Night at PAFA has been postponed till Friday, February 19th -- same time, still come!

  • Open Studio Night

    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I am doing my graduate work, is hosting an Open Studio Night, this Friday Feb. 12th, 5:30-8pm. This is a chance to see the studios and artwork of many PAFA students -- 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Rebecca is in the final semester of her MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. (Feb. 2010)