The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery
The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery at Allens Lane Art Center mounts exhibits by area artists each season from September through June. The gallery exhibits a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, woodworking, book arts, jewelry, crafts, ceramics and more. Each exhibition is accompanied with a reception for the artists that helps to support the exhibition program.
In 2007, the gallery at Allens Lane Art Center was named after the late Carolyn Fiedler-Alber by her loving husband, Howard Alber. Mrs. Alber was a graduate of the Tyler School of Art and had taught in both the Philadelphia and New Jersey public school systems. She was chair of Volunteers at the Quadrangle and a member of Friends of Artists Equity. She also devoted much of her time helping shut-ins and handicapped persons and was involved in several AIDS organizations.
In 2012, Howard Alber passed away at the age of 101. Understanding just how important Howard was to the center, the name of the gallery was changed to honor them both. Howard was an accomplished artist and when he passed, the center put on a memorial retrospective of his works.
Both Carolyn and Howard both had an affinity for Allens Lane Art Center and were very supportive of the Center's mission of making the arts as accessible as possible to the community. Their passion for art and life spoke volumes about the type of people they were.
Over the last decade, the gallery program at Allens Lane Art Center has sought to focus it's energy on providing high-quality exhibitions of artists from the Philadelphia area. The following is a partial list of those artists who we've had the pleasure to work with over the last decade:
David Graham, Leo Sewell, Hee Sook Kim, Glynnis Reed, Brienne Rosner, Craig Stover, Amber Art & Design, Michelle Marcuse, Martina Johnson-Allen, Sandi Pierantozzi, Neil Patterson, Michael Rossman, Artists Cultural Exchange (ACX), Marcia Jones, Martha Knox, Corneila Keitzman, Robert Fluhr, Simone Spicer, Dan Oliva, Lisa Haun, Mary Agnes Williams, Henrietta and Reinhold Edelschein, Gerald Cyrus, Tish Ingersoll,Thom Goertel, Bryan Karl Lathrop, Don R. Miller, Charles J. Adams, Melissa Maddonni Haimes, Caitlin T. McCormack, Mi-Kyoung Lee, Eva Preston, Heather Ujiie, Works from the Cindy Ettinger Printmaking Studio, Andrea Wohl and Colin Keefe, Jonathan Eckel, Richard Metz, John Dowell, Ron Rumford, Matthew Colaizzo, Sarah Kaufmann, Robert Hansen, Julie Zahn, Ruth Wolf, Lara Cantu-Hertzler, Carol Taylor-Kearney, Sarah Langsam, Carla Fisher, Cari Freno, Gina Michaels, Nancy Agati, Cynthia Back, Lun Godley, Amie Potsic, Leslie Pontz, Glen Allens, Brandon Cooper, Rebecca Kolodziejczak, Marc Andre Robinson, Keunho Peter Park, Ron Tarver, Janice Strawder, Debra Felix, Jessica Liddell, Laura Lyn Stern, Lisa Muller, Katia McGuirk, John McDanials, Nannette Clark, Jonathan Greenberg, Colin Pezzano, Don Fortenberry, Priscilla Bohlen, David Aipperspach, Jud Sharp, James Maurelle, Linda Garfield, Jenna Hannum, Dot Vile, Kassem Amoundi, Greg Brelloch, Hanna Vogel, Kelly Dzioba, Shawn Theodore, and Vita Litvak.
*List Incomplete. Records for exhibitions prior to 2008 are incomplete. Artists who have shown their work at Allens Lane Art Center in group or solo shows who would like to be added to this list can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The galleries at Allens Lane Art Center will go dark for the 2020-21 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a replacement for our in-person gallery exhibitions, the Center has created a new streaming program called ArtShow where invited artists from Philadelphia are are invited to an interview about themselves and their work with the center's Executive Director, Craig Stover. The interviews will be fun, informative and engaging as they will be followed up with a Q&A from our virtual audience members.