“Fascia” in Superstition Review

Fascia. Flameworked Glass joints held together with melted bubblewrap. 45x15x6

Fascia. Flameworked Glass joints held together with melted bubblewrap. 45x15x6

Madeline Rile Smith’s piece, Fascia, which is currently on display at the annual juried exhibit “Secrets” at Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA, is also currently featured in Superstition Review, an online literary magazine from Arizona State University.

Secrets runs through June 29 at Goggleworks, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601

Kendall Whitehouse reviews Chromesthesia

Optical Investigations, Photographed by Kendall Whitehouse

Optical Investigations, Photographed by Kendall Whitehouse

A review of Chromesthesia, Madeline Rile Smith’s BFA thesis show and Morgan Gilbreath‘s show “Consecration”, which launched on May 9 at Impact Hub Philadelphia on the Wharton Technology Blog. Read it here:

Art Exhibitions by Madeline Rile Smith and Morgan Gilbreath

And visit Kendall Whitehouse’s Flickr stream for photo essays on Chromesthesia and Consecration.

“Chromesthesia” Opening May 9th!



BFA Thesis Exhibition by
Madeline Rile Smith

Opening Reception:
Friday May 9th, 2014

6-9 pm

Impact Hub
1227 N. 4th Street

Philadelphia, Pa 19122

Exhibition Dates:
May 5th-9th, 2014

Contact: madeline.rile.smith@gmail.com

Madeline Rile Smith is an artist specializing in glass, living and working in Philadelphia. Her work has been featured in New Glass Review Volume 35, Sculpture NOW! with the Washington Sculpture’s group, Craft Forms 2012 and 2013 at the Wayne Art Center, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, and InLiquid’s annual benefit show at the Crane Arts Center. Her work can be also be seen at the Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia. Her work has been featured in The Adroit Journal, Superstition Review, and Cred Magazine.. Madeline teaches flameworking and glassblowing part-time at the Crefeld School in Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy Learning Tree.

Glass Lens

“Petrification” at the Honfleur Gallery, Washington DC

This weekend I traveled south to Washington DC to install my sculpture “Petrification” at the Sculpture NOW 2013 exhibit, sponsored by the Washington Sculpture Group. The exhibit, curated by Florcy Morisset of Philadelphia’s Vivant Art Collection, is at the Honfleur Gallery until April 12.


Florcy Morisset and Madeline Rile Smith at Honfleur Gallery

It’s a wonderful varied exhibit of works by artists from the DC area and beyond (New York, Philadelphia, and southern Virginia.)

It’s the third time I’ve installed “Petrification”. This time I had more space, about seven feet, and I enjoyed enlarging the formation and using more pieces.

Opening reception at the Honfleur Gallery, March 1, 2013. “Petrification”

The First Friday reception at the gallery, in the Anacostia section of Washington DC was packed with artists, art-lovers, and supporters from the neighborhood. I enjoyed talking to the other sculptors about their process.


Many onlookers had no idea that my piece was made of glass and steel wool.


Close up of “Petrification”.

Madeline Rile Smith with "Petrification"

Madeline Rile Smith with “Petrification”

Sculpture NOW 2013 – Washington Sculptors Group

Madeline Rile Smith's installation "Petrification" will be shown in Washington Sculptors Group's Sculpture NOW! Exhibit at Honfleur Gallery

Madeline Rile Smith’s installation “Petrification” will be shown in Washington Sculptors Group’s Sculpture NOW! Exhibit at Honfleur Gallery.

Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is pleased to announce the opening of Sculpture Now 2013 at Honfleur Gallery on March 1, 2013.  Sculpture Now 2013 brings together works by members of the Washington Sculptors Group selected by Philadelphia-based curator Florcy Morisset. There will be an opening reception on Friday March 1, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

The exhibition runs through April 12, 2013. Morisset will give a curator talk Thursday, March 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Honfleur Gallery.

At Honfleur Gallery, Sculpture Now 2013 is a broad exhibit that explores various contemporary ideas ranging from tribal symbols to futuristic concepts. Selected by Philadelphia-based curator Florcy Morisset, the 30 sculptures exhibited are created out of classic mediums such as wood, metals, glass, stone, corrugated cardboard to rare found objects and textiles. While the creative process is unconscious for several of the artists, there is detailed attention to placement within the physical structure and a time period. The exhibition is comprised of works by the following artists: Jan Acton, Chris Bathgate, Tom Bendtsen, Anne Bouie, Eric Celarier, Frederic Crist, Joel D’Orazio, Alonzo Davis, Joshua DeMonte, Ellisa Farrow-Savos, Todd Fry, Janet Goldner, Len Harris, Artemis Herber, Liz Lescault, Ruth Lozner, Beau McCall, Darcy Meeker, Joe Mooney, Lincoln Mudd, Craig Schaffer, Madeline Smith, Marcos Smyth, Paul Steinkoenig, Dave Wertz, Peter Wood, Joyce Zipperer. As a collective, Sculpture Now 2013 is transformative and speaks to the importance of understanding and incorporating historical and idealistic concepts.

Curator Morisset is a business owner, cultural arts connoisseur, and community servant. She is the owner of Vivant Art Collection, a cultural arts gallery in Philadelphia that spotlights indigenous art from around the world. The Washington Sculptors Group is a non-profit corporation founded in 1984. Its mission is to promote an awareness and an understanding of sculpture and to foster the exchange of ideas among sculptors, collectors, and the general public.

This exhibition coincides with Home by Benjamin Rasmussen at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions, temporarily located in the upstairs exhibition space at Honfleur Gallery.

Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in Historic Anacostia at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, WDC 20020. The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is photography and digital exhibition space. Honfleur Gallery opened in 2007 and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions opened in 2009. Both are projects of ARCH Development Corporation. Honfleur Gallery Logo 2012

www.archdevelopment.org | www.honfleurgallery.com

www.vividsolutionsdc.com www.washingtonsculp

Anthropods at Abington Arts Center Show

From the “Anthropod” Series

From the “Anthropod” Series

Three “creatures” from Madeline Rile Smith’sArthropod series will appear in the annual juried show at Abington Arts Center. The show, which runs from December 8 – January 27, will have an opening reception on Saturday, December 8 from 3-5 PM. The reception is free and open to the public. According to the AAC’s website, “Over 60 works by regional artists were selected by this year’s juror Carmina Cianciulli, artist and dean at Tyler School of Art. The Inquirer says the “Annual Juried Show is refreshingly different from most group shows…and quality abounds.” Abington Arts Center is located at 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA, 19046.

CraftForms 2012 at the Wayne Arts Center

Impossible-Goblet-2Craft Forms 2012, the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft opens today at the Wayne Arts Center in Wayne, PA, on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Curated by Cindi Strauss of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the exhibit features over 100 works by an international cast of craft artists. Among them, 23-year-old Madeline Rile Smith is the youngest exhibitor, presenting a trio of sculptural flameworked goblets.

Craft Forms 2012 runs through January 26, 2013.

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed Sunday

413 Maplewood Ave Wayne PA 19083
610-688-3553  •  www.wayneart.org

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