6th Annual Passyunk Square Art Auction

Art lovers, mark your calendars! On Friday, April 28th, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., the Passyunk Square Civic Association will host the 6th Annual Passyunk Square Art Auction!

The auction, which will be held at St. Maron’s Hall at 1013 Ellsworth St., will feature art in a variety of mediums by over 30 Philadelphia artists,Art Auction Invite 2017--poster size including art by students from Andrew Jackson, Kirkbride, and Vare-Washington elementary schools. Complimentary snacks and drinks from local establishments will be includ
ed for all attendees to add to the festivities. In addition to the auction where you will be able to place bids on the art, there will be items for sale from the artists and a raffle!

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $10 online (+ $1.50 processing fee) or at the door the day of the event for $15, and proceeds will benefit the Passyunk Square Civic Association.

Sponsored by Pat’s King of Steaks

Buy your tickets here.

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Please email us at artauction@passyunk.org.

Artists donating work to this year’s auction*:

Alex Kuhn
Alexa I Stefanou
Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich
Allison Saft
Andre Pace
Andrew C. Thomas
Anthony Torcasio
Armond Scavo
Beth Medoway
Bob Moysan
Carly Goodman
Cassie Jones
Catherine Smith
Cee Heard
Celeste Morello
Bursera Grave
Christine Cardelli
Chuck Bonfig
Daniel Wilder
David DiDonato
David Guinn
Denise Botcheos
Erica Harney
Floyd Kelley, Jr.
Gunnar Montana
Isaiah Zagar
Jason Schunkewitz
Jessica Eirich
John Cruice
John Schmiechen
Julia Johnson
Kelsey Skaroff
Kid Hazo
Kori Moore(Qori Moorehaul)
Liz Dailey
Lori R. Evensen
Marilyn MacGregor
Nero
Reese Amorosi
Sandee Mandel
Theresa Rose
Tracy Buchholz
*based on artist responses to date

 

Please come out to the May General Meeting on May 2nd, 2017 at 6:30pm to cast your ballot for the 2017 PSCA Board Elections.  The candidates are campaigning hard, and it is almost the hour to decide their PSCA fates, so get out to vote!!!

 

The Candidates on the 2017 Ballots are as follows:

Sarah Anton (up for re-election)

Jeff Brown (up for re-election)

Jared Klein (up for re-election)

Kristi Buccholz

Monica Montiel

Suzanne Tavani

 

Brief Bios of each candidate:

Sarah Anton – Since joining the board in 2012, Sarah has been a crucial member of the community on the Beautification front, running the Passyunk Garden since it came to fruition and sprouted from a Rachel Ray episode.  Sarah has been the Beautification chair for the past several years.  She has also had a hand in several Art projections in the neighborhood, most notably the Electric Street project on Percy Street (located between Passyunk Ave, 9th street, Wharton and Reed Steets).  Sarah has also oversees the Finance committee and has been the PSCA Treasurer, basically since she started with the Board.

Jeff Brown – Since retiring in 2012, Jeff was elected to the Capitolo Community Garden Governance Council and also the Capitolo Playground Advisory Council, which he remains in those two positions to this day.  He also volunteered as a Neighborhood Ambassador in PSCA’s NAP program in 2014 and participated in flashlight patrols. Jeff was elected to the Board in 2015 and initially was chair of the Outreach Committee, which he later chaired the Trash and Recycling Committee. Since May 2016, he has served as the Secretary of PSCA.

Jared Klein – Jared became involved in the community in 2013, where he joined the zoning committee as a member in the fall, and was later elected zoning chair in December of that same year.  He was elected to the PSCA Board of Directors in 2014, and since June of 2016, he has been President of PSCA.

Kristi Buccholz – Kristi is on the steering committee for Gold Star park (since Aug 2015) and has helped with fundraising and park events throughout that time.  She was a committee member for the 2016 PSCA Art Auction and 2016 House Tour.  In 2017, she took the lead and is Chair for the 2017 Art Auction, which will be a terrific event!  Get your tickets now – on sale at http://passyunksquare.ticketleap.compassyunk-square-art-auction-2017/dates/Apr-28-2017_at_0700PM

Monica Montiel – Monica is a first time candidate for the Board of Directors.  She has a strong passion towards keeping our neighborhood streets clean.  Though she has only been a homeowner in this neighborhood for a short time, she has been a resident in and around for several years, and has developed a great deal of pride for the Passyunk Square Civic Association community.  She wants to do whatever she can to clean the streets and educate people on the value of recycling.

Suzanne Tavani – Suzanne is a third generation, life-long resident of the neighborhood. She has been involved with the PSCA for the past five years in a variety of different aspects.  Her main contributions have included the Annual PSCA House Tour and, currently, as a member of the Zoning Committee (PSCA Zoning Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Church).  Suzanne is also an active member of St. Maron’s Maronite Catholic Church, which has been a cornerstone of the neighborhood for over 125 years.

 

Monthly Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PSCA holds public zoning meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and typically end before 9:00 p.m.; this month’s zoning meeting has two applications for review.

  • 1200 block of Ellsworth Street
  • 1125 Titan Street

Questions and update can be directed to zoning@passyunk.org

Zoning results are published on a spreadsheet at the bottom of our zoning main page.

Monthly Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PSCA holds public zoning meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and typically end before 9:00 p.m.; this month’s zoning meeting has two applications for review.

    • 1161 S. 11th Street – conversion into two-family home
    • 1229 S. 11th Street – conversion into two-family home
    • 1221 S. Warnock Street – second floor rear addition to single-family home
    • 1332 Alter Street – addition to single-family home

Questions and update can be directed to zoning@passyunk.org

Zoning results are published on a spreadsheet at the bottom of our zoning main page.

The election for the Passyunk Square Board of Directors will be held at the Passyunk Square Civic Association General Membership meeting on May 2, 2017 from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. At the April 4, 2017 General Membership Meeting, the Election Committee will present a slate of nominees who will be on the ballot for the May election. YOU can be on that ballot.

Click on this link for more details and for the online candidate information form that must be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 14th. Questions? Nominating Committee Chair Nick Ventrola will be at our March General Meeting.

Suggest a Nominee for the Board!

Do you know someone who would be a great fit for the Passyunk Square Civic Association Board of Directors? Nominate this neighborhood hero using the form at this link! Submissions are due by 11:59 pm on March 14, 2017.

     

SAVE THE DATE!
PSCA Art Auction

April 28, 2017
at St. Maron’s Hall

More information to follow. For now – please share the Call for Artists below! Artists – submissions are due March 1st. Contact us at PSCAartauction@gmail.com for more info (max size 50″x75″)

PSCA call for artists

Monthly Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PSCA holds public zoning meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and typically end before 9:00 p.m.; this month’s zoning meeting has three applications for review.

  • 1509-11 South Franklin Street (second review of application)
  • 1165 South 12th Street (application for a duplex)
  • 1128-30 South 13th Street (partial demolition and subdivision creating two roof decks, three dwelling units, and a business and professional office)

Below are the results from our November 2016 Zoning Meeting:

  • 1212 S Mildred St- Proposal to use a household living two family dwelling in an existing attached two story dwelling.  Current zoning is RSA-5. The committee voted 5-1 opposition. No nearby neighbors in attendence for a straw poll.
  • 1509-11 S Franklin St- Proposal for lot adjustment to create two new lots resulting in four use refusals and 6 zoning refusals.  Current zoning is RSA-5. The committee voted 5-1 opposition. Straw poll at the meeting 12 of 19 in opposition including a vocal group of nearby neighbors. 
  • 1226 S Sheridan St- Proposal to erect a third floor addition with a roof deck and pilot house above an existing attached building.  The committee voted 6-0 non-opposition. Straw poll at the meeting 1 person out of 40 in opposition.
  • 610-612 Wharton Street. Application is for a change of use in the existing structure from (2) CMX-1 properties to (2) RM-1 triplexes.
    The committee voted 6-0 non-opposition. Straw poll at the meeting 1 person out of 40 in opposition with no nearby neighbors in opposition.
  • 1312-16 E Passyunk Ave, 916 Wharton Street – Proposal to create one lot from four OPA accounts, and for the erection of an attached structure (60ft high); Roof Deck at the third, fourth and fifth floors accessed by a roof access structure for a multi-family household living (12 Dwelling units) from cellar through fifth floors with common residential lobby/amenities with three accessory parking spaces including with one accessible space at first floor and with four bicycle spaces in an accessible route. Developers will be returning to the committee in January with revised plans based on neighbor input.

Additional letter sent from September meeting:

  • 1434 S. 9th Street – Application to use the property for multi-family household dwelling. The committee voted 8-0 in opposition. Near neighbors in attendance voiced some concern, although the overall straw poll vote was split.  The zoning committee suggested numerous changes and issues for the applicant to consider and never heard back from the applicant, except to request our letter to the zoning board.

Our next meeting will be December 13, 7:00 at St. Maron’s Church

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.

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