Exhibitions solo or group shown in or curated by individual members of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers


Exhibition poster for Capturing the Surreal

Capturing the Surreal
Charmaine Caire, Kelli S. Williams, and Eva Wu
June 7 to July 20, 2024
Opening reception
June 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
InLiquid Gallery
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 6 pm

Capturing the Surreal highlights the work of three artists, Charmaine Caire, Kelli S. Williams, and Eva Wu, inventing bright and new realities. Through photography, artificial reality, and animation, the artists evoke dream-like fantasies that intertwine their lived experiences with their interaction between the physical and the virtual world.

Invitation to Double Vision an exhibit of the work of Dumpster Diver Eve Hoyt and  Alissa Eberle.  The show opens on April 19, 2024 and runs through May 31st.
Alissa Eberle & Eve Hoyt in Double Vision

Double Vision
Alissa Eberle & Eve Hoyt
April 19 to May 31,2024
Opening Reception Friday, April 19 from 6-8pm
DC Gallery & Studio
508 N. High St.
Millville, New Jersey 08332

Fridays 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am - 4pm
Sundays 10am - 4pm
or by appointment. Please email danielle@dcgallerystudio.com to book your appointment!
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Neon artists Alissa Eberle & Eve Hoyt will also be doing neon demonstration in the glass studio at Wheaton Arts. The demonstration will take place during Wheaton Arts Eco Fair on Saturday, May 4 from 10am-4pm.

As always, both events are free & open to the public. We hope you join us!

Sally Willowbee’s mobile series, Cosmic Bordello
Sally Willowbee’s mobile series, Cosmic Bordello

Cosmic Bordello
Sally Willowbee
April 6 to 20, 2024
Opening Reception, Saturday April 6, from 2 – 6 p.m.
Gallery Hours, Saturday & Sunday 2 - 5 or by appointment
Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust
340 Pine Avenue
Deptford, NJ 08096
856- 889 4160

Biophilia In Excelsis at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Simone Spicer has work in Biophilia In Excelsis at
the Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Biophilia: In Excelsis
March 27- May 3, 2024
Opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27th
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
406 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
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Harry Anderson 2023 light sculpture titled Optic Swirl
Harry Anderson
Optic Swirl, 2023, Found Objects, Hand blown glass, light, 13¾” X 4½” dia

February 1 to March 15, 2024
Harry Anderson
Gravers Lane Gallery
8405 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Opening reception is on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 5:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.
Second reception on Friday, March 1st 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Harry will talk about his work at 6:30.
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Art work by Randall Cleaver, Butterfly, 2016, mixed media, 19 ½”h x 8 ½w x 12”d
Randall Cleaver
Butterfly, 2016, mixed media, 19 ½”h x 8 ½w x 12”d

Jan 16 - Feb 29, 2024
Randall Cleaver
Found: The Sculpture of Randall Cleaver

One College Avenue
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
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Opening reception with artist Randall Cleaver on Tuesday, January 30, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Gallery talk at 5 P.M.


May 19 - July 16, 2023


An exhibition at Philadelphia Magic Gardens

1020 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215 733-0390

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 19th, 2023

Tour and Talk with Isaiah and Julia Zagar with Executive Director Emily Smith:
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
More information at www.phillymagicgardens.org

May 5 - June 26, 2023
Taji I Ra’oof Nahl aka TR7

Marginal Utility
May 5th - June 26th
319 N. 11th St. 2nd Fl. Philadelphia
Gallery hours - Saturday & Sunday 12- 5:00 P.M.
and by appointment

Field Trip Performances listening:

Anouncement for May 14, 2023 event
Awbury Arboretum’s Apiary
Washington Ln. & Ardleigh St.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Sunday May 14th, 11am - 12 pm

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Sunday May 28th, 4 - 7 pm

Announcement for a June 2, 2023 event
House of Schlesinger
3419 Hamilton St.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Friday June 2nd, 6 - 7pm

“And your Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in men’s habitations”
Sacred Quran -Sura Nahl 16, ayat 68

Taji I Ra’oof Nahl aka TR7
in association with the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild & Marginal Utility

mounts a multi site responsive installation & art happening on the grounds of Awbury Arboretum, Rotunda, Marginal Utility & House of Schlesinger. TR7 is developing new conceptual works, sculptures, videos & audio utilizing materials from the bees & beekeepers in conversation to polymath Benjamin Banneker’s treatise on the honeybees.

As TR7’s creative research into the 18th century polymath Benjamin Banneker increases so does a wealth of resource materials. Banneker wrote & published his treatise on honeybees in his almanac circa 1790 This brings us to the TR7’s new solo exhibition Cross Pollination at Marginal Utility which present these developments & others through sculptures, activations, lens & time based media.

A performance on the grounds of Awbury Arboretum & House of Schlesinger will bookmark the more ambitious art happening at Rotunda which will allow TR7’s
findings to materialize into a more expansive improvisational multi media staged production, on Sunday May 28th 4-7pm

April 12 - May 7, 2023
Carol Cole solo show at Cerulean Arts

Cerulean is located at 1355 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia.
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm
Opening reception Saturday April 15 2-5pm.
There will be virtual tour and talk Wednesday April 26 at 6pm Zoom registration is at ceruleanarts.com/pages/events

A few of Carol's pieces included in the exhibition.

Carol Cole's wall work titled Spinner  Handmade paper, paint, found objects 24” x 24”
Spinner 2022
Handmade paper, paint, found objects
24” x 24”
Pyramid by Carol Cole Handmade paper, paint, found objects 16” x 18”
Pyramid 2023
Handmade paper, paint, found objects
16” x 18”
Game Board by Carol cole Handmade paper, paint, found objects
Game Board 2022
Handmade paper, paint, found objects
34” x 34”

Eve Hoyt's work is included in
"Luminous: The Art of Neon"
February 9 - March 26, 2023

The Plaxall Gallery, Culture Lab LIC, 5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101
Curated by Kenny Greenberg
Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm


Harry Anderson's work included in
Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde
January 20, 2020–April 5, 2020

Curated by Sid Sachs, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at University of the Arts
Jennie Hirsch, Assistant Curator and Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at MICA

Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde highlighted Philadelphia’s significant contributions to visual, literary, and musical culture between 1956 and 1976. An interdisciplinary exploration that was centered at University of the Arts, Invisible City featured key works by the period’s major architects, photographers, sculptors, designers, painters and conceptual artists.

Visit Exhibition page.


Carol Cole at Cerulean Arts
February 13 - March 10, 2019 

A link to a video of artist Carol Coles 2019 exhibit at Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia PA


Linda Lou Horn, Cast of Curiosities
July 1 – August 30, 2016

Philadelphia Magic Gardens
1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Artist Reception:
Friday, July 15, 6 – 9 pm

Gallery Hours
Wed – Mon: 11 am – 6 pm (closed Tue)

Finding the balance between the polarities, the serious undertones, and a playful spirit.

Influenced by decades of experience as a nurse and psychotherapist, self-taught artist Linda Lou Horn highlights the potential of the old, the broken, and the damaged. Horn pairs expressive faces with her found object sculptures to explore universal themes of pain, fear, joy and humor. When positioned together, Horn’s cast reveals a complex and curious connection with each other and the viewer.


Photograph of Queen Elizabeth and former Philadelpha Mayor Frank Rizzo taken by photojournalist and Dumster Diver Neil Benson during the Queens 1976 visit to Philadelphia celebrate the Bicentennial of the United States of America.

Made In Philadelphia: Movers + Shakers
A Profile of Philadelphia · The Work of Photojournalist Neil Benson, 1970-1980

August 6, 2015 through November 15, 2016
Made In Philadelphia Gallery
Philadelphia History Museum at
The Atwater Kent

Visit the exhibit page.


Art Inspirations
Curator, Eva Preston
Opening June 27, 2014

Art Inspirations features independent, National and International Artists. This unique Gallery brings different styles and levels of art together under one roof, located in the Bargain Book Warehouse on City line Ave in Bala Cynwyd. Please join us for a great event filled with Books, Art, and Entertainment!!! You can see videos of the Artist on the Bargain Book Warehouse Facebook Page.

Bargain Book Warehouse Statement: “This is the first time that Bargain Book Warehouse has done an Art show of this nature. The District Manager Stina Forsell and Angela Walls are very excited about the talented array of artists that the Art Curator, Eva Preston, is showcasing in the store.”

Bargain Book Warehouse – Bala Cynwyd
59 E City Line Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Opening Reception: June 27, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Live performances by Aziza Zenzile Kinteh , Taji Nahl and some Special Surprises!

Gallery Hours of Operation
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
Sun: 10 am – 6 pm

Fiber Next Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum

Posted on January 26, 2014 by Common Consensus

Co-curated by Gina Bosworth and Carol Cole

Featuring Dumpster Divers Carol Cole and Ellen Sall

Fiber Next
Feb 15 – April 13, 2014 [extended]

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
Tues – Sun, 10 am to 5 pm

Opening Reception: Sun Feb 16, 12 – 4 pm
Artists Talks: Sun March 16, 2 – 4 pm

Barbara Assejew, Gina Bosworth, Carol Cole, Hollie Heller, Mi-Kyoung Lee,
Won Kyoung Lee, Betsy Miraglia, Leslie Pontz, Ellen Sall, David Slovic,
Shelley Spector, Carol Wisker

Who Do You Love? at Open City Healing Arts Center

Posted on February 1, 2014 by Common Consensus

Featuring Dumpster Diver Dan Enright.

Who Do You Love?
Feb 8 – April 12, 2014

Open City Healing Arts Center
1315 Walnut St, Suite 920
Philadelphia,PA 19107

Opening Reception: Sat Feb 8, 6 – 8 pm

2014 Winter Exhibition JAM Gallery
February 7 - March 30, 2014

The Exhibition included the work of Susan Moloney and Leo Sewell

Continuum at New Hope Arts Center
February 1 - March 2, 2014

Dumpster Diver Susan Moloney was invited by Master Artist Stacie Speer Scott to participate in New Hope Arts Center’s exhibit “Continuum” this year. Opens Saturday, February 1st 6-8 PM.


Eva Preston/Gallery

Posted on December 15, 2013 by Common Consensus

Installation photograph of the work of artist Eva Preston

Eva Preston~Emperor “Hallie Selessie”

Mixed Media… Hand-colored with color Pencils

Eva Preston~She Wait’s

Posted on December 15, 2013 by Common Consensus

James Dupree,national, Artists,
Exhibit : James Dupree Gallery Philadelphia Pa ~ Past and Present
National Conference And Council of Artists ,50th Anniversary Exhibit …Nov 2009

Eva Preston/Mask~Pillow Queen

Female Mask of The nature of lady’s

Eva Preston/Mask~Women are Birds

Female Mask of Women working together

Eva Preston/Mask~The Sun Goddess

Female Mask of a Sun Goddess

Animal Show at Salon Des Amis Gallery
September 29 – November 1, 2013

Salon Des Amis Gallery
2321 Yellow Springs Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Gala opening Sunday, September 29th from 2 – 6 pm

Featuring artwork from 23 artists, including Dumpster Divers: Betsy Alexander, Alden Cole, Hugo Hsu, Ann Keech, Leslie Matthews and Burnell Yow!


HxWxD Shadow Box and Shelf Show at Paradigm Gallery
October 28 – November 19, 2011

Paradigm Gallery
2020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Opening Reception: October 28th from 6 – 10 pm
Open Saturdays from 12 – 6 pm
2nd Fridays’ Open Hours: October 14th from 6 – 10 pm
Closing/Artist Reception: November 18th from 6 – 10pm

Group show includes Divers: Ann Keech, Ellen Sall and Burnell Yow!

C3: Create. Connect. Collect. Show at the Main Line Art Center
October 2 – 26, 2011

Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road
Haverford, PA 19041

Opening Reception October 11th, 2011

Commissioned Divers Artists: Linda Lou Horn and Leo Sewell
Exhibiting Divers Artists: Harry Anderson, Carol Cole and Smokie Kittner

Discover A Dozen Or More Out of the Blue Show at Projects Gallery
September 30 – November 19, 2011

Posted on September 30, 2011 by Common Consensus

Projects Gallery
3820 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Open hours Wednesday 5 – 9 pm and Saturdays 12 – 6 pm until November 19
Lancaster Avenue 2nd Friday, November 11, 5 – 9 pm
Closing party November 19th, 2011

Featuring Dumpster Divers: Randy Dalton, Diane Keller, Joel Spivak and others.

Erotica Show at Salon Des Amis Gallery
April 30 – June 30, 2011

Salon Des Amis Gallery
2321 Yellow Springs Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Opening Reception: April 30th from 5 – 9 pm

Show runs till June, and includes art from a number of Dumpster Diver artists. No one under the age of eighteen will be permitted in the gallery during the Erotica Show.

Death Show at Salon Des Amis Gallery
February 6 – April 2, 2011

Salon Des Amis Gallery
2321 Yellow Springs Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Dumpster Divers Represented: Betsy Alexander, Alden Cole, Linda Lou Horn, Hugo Hsu, Ann Keech, Leslie Matthews and Burnell Yow!


Lighten Up! Show at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts

November 2010

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
22 North High Street, Millville, NJ 08332

Opening Reception: November 19th, 2010 from 6 – 9 pm

Featuring Dumpster Divers: Harry Anderson, Charmaine Caire, Alden Cole and Sally Willowbee

Garbage Never Looked So Good Recycled Art Show at the Garbage Museum
April – May, 2010

Garbage Museum
1410 Honeyspot Rd, Stratford, CT

The Garbage Museum’s mission is to get people to think before they throw something in the trash because there are so many other things they can do with it, and to encourage them to make less garbage in the first place.

Participating Divers: Ellen Benson, Jamie Campbell, Bruce Gast, Kathryn Pannepacker and Leo Sewell