Lori F Banks

Ingenuity. Curiosity. New Territory.



OJCAC, The Gallery at the Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, May 2023
4 Artists-4 Visions, Small Group Art Exhibit with 30 Painting exhibited. OCJAC gallery is a landmark in the
Philadelphia Art Scene and creative arts community. It is the only gallery dedicated to Jewish artistic expression
and cultural exchange in Philadelphia

Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery, Bryn Mawr PA, September 2019-July 2020
Solo Art Exhibit with 17 Paintings on Exhibit, Bryn Mawr, PA

Pii Gallery, October 2017, Philadelphia
“Without Hesitation-New Works”, two person painting exhibit with 17 paintings.
The Exhibit was also part of: Post 2017-The Center for Emerging Visual Artists' (CEVA) Old City Open Studio and Gallery Tours and the Old City Festival.

Fleisher Exhibition, March 2017
Hydraulic Series: Random Thinking, 30”w x 30” h
Painting selected for a one year exhibit at the Philadelphia Settlement School of Music.

Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA
Solo Exhibit in the Welcome Center, March 2-April 3, 2016

Radley Run Country Club, West Chester PA
Westchester Pa, October 2015 Invitational Exhibit, Tribute To Kassem Amoudi

Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
RMA Specialists, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia

Solo Exhibit-December 2014 –March 2015
16 paintings on Exhibit

Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC, Conshohocken, PA
November 2010- 2014, Solo Exhibit with 17 paintings on exhibit, 5 paintings purchased.

St Asaph’s Invitational Show, Collaborative 22+23, Bala Cynwyd, PA
May, 2015 “Purple Birch” + April, 2017 “ Hoping for Enough Time”, September-October 2023, “GOT Dragons" Francine Shore, Curator

2015/2014 Academy of Notre Dame Annual Art Show, Villanova, PA
Invitational Art Show with 90 artists and over 800 pieces of work exhibited.

Wayne Art Center,Wayne, PA:

Attraction to Abstraction 2023, Wayne Art Center, Dec 2023-Jan 2024 Large works hung in the Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery during WAC’s 28th international exhibition of contemporary fine craft “CraftForms.”
Juror, Marianne Mitchell selected, On Point Series: Invisible Battles

Juried Members Show: August 2023
“Blink Series: You Do You” + “Wild Thing”

Attraction to Abstraction 2022, , Wayne Art Center, Dec 2022-Jan 2023
Large works hung in the Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery during WAC’s 27th international exhibition of contemporary fine craft “CraftForms.”
Juror, Stuart Shils selected, On Point Series: I Got It . Twenty paintings from one hundred and eighty submissions were juried in.

Member’s Juried Exhibit, October 2022- Juror: Michael Gallagher, studied and taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). His work has appeared in numerous successful solo and group exhibitions in the region, and his work is held in a number of public and corporate collections.Blink Series:_”Its Just the Way It Is” juried in from over 180 submitted works.

Wayne Art Center January 2021-Ongoing
Executive Director, Nancy Campbell selected “Save the Planet COP26” for the entry way to the Wayne Art Center’s CraftForms 2021. The painting continues to be on display in the main entrance to the art center.

Attraction to Abstraction 2023, Wayne Art Center, Dec 2023-Jan 2024
Large works hung in the Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery during WAC’s 28th international exhibition of contemporary fine craft “CraftForms.”
Juror, Marianne Mitchell selected, On Point Series: Invisible Battles

Attraction to Abstraction 2021, Wayne Art Center, December– January 2022
Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery, “Not Sure Where to Start” was juried into the show and featured on Social Media
and Mailing cards with 6 other artists. Twenty artists’ work was selected among 180 submissions.
Juror: Val Rossman, is an acclaimed Philadelphia artist and teacher. She has had more than 21 one-person
shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and in Vermont and Florida. Her work is in the collections of individuals
and corporate clients.

Attraction to Abstraction 2019, Dec 2019-Feb 1 2020
Large works hung in the Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery during the Craftforms 2019 National Westward Ho Exhibit.
”I am what I am ” was curated into the exhibit and featured in the Center’s entrance area.

Wayne Art Center-July 2019-Juried Show Day of Brinkmanship + Laughing Lava selected

Wayne Art Center Exhibit - July 2018- Won Best in Show among 300 submissions.
Juried by Giovanni Casadei (PAFA).
“Must Change our Process of Thinking”, displayed in the Art Center's Entrance.

Wayne Art Center Crafts Forms, January 2017
Abstracted work selected and displayed during Craft Forms Exhibit. Hydraulic Series: "Hydraulic Blue Angel” included in the foyer entrance.

Member’s Juried Exhibit, October 2016- Juried by Ted Xaras, Adjunct Faculty at PAFA + over 30 years teaching and Chair of the Fine Arts at Ursinus College.
 “Bocowina Zipline” was selected from over 165 submitted works.

Member’s Juried Exhibit, November 2015- Juried by Neil Di Sabato, of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. “B-57 Bingo” was selected from more than 200 works of art submitted. 

”Member’s Juried Show”- Prize Winner. “Elephant in the Room”
Richard Rosenfeld of Rosenfeld Gallery Philadelphia PA Juror
October - November 2014, Ethel Clark Sergeant Smith Gallery

”Attraction to Abstraction” -Varying Degrees Away from Realism Exhibit, Wayne, PA
October - November 2013 Ethel Clark Sergeant Smith Gallery
Invitational exhibit of contemporary abstract work by seven Philadelphia based painters and artists talk.

Wayne Art Center Members Juried Exhibition
December, 2012, ”Cirque” - On the entrance wall to the Wayne Art Center Craftforms Exhibit

Fall Juried Painting Show
October 2011 Juror: Peter Van Dyck, PAFA, Philadelphia, ”Fuse”

Ringpheil Dermatology + Cosmetic Center-Solo Art Exhibit, Haverford, PA
50 paintings exhibited, April-October, 2013

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia P
Absolutely Abstract Exhibit, September 2012
Kassem Amoudi Juror,*2nd place for “Traces of Barolo”, over 300 submissions + 95 pieces in the show

Tri State Artists Equity Members Exhibits

64th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibit, Ellen Priest, Juror-March 2013
At Widener University, Chester PA -“American Made 1”

63rd Anniversary Members Juried Exhibit, Sande Webster, Juror-March 2012
At the West Chester University, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts
*Best In Show for ”Salute”, over 300 submissions + 80 pieces selected for the show.

62nd Anniversary Members Juried Exhibit, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, April 2011
Sold ”Gone Haywire”

Fall Members Juried Show, Philadelphia Inquirer Building, Conshohocken, PA, September 2010
Award Winner for ”Distant Signal”. Best Contemporary Painting in Show. Juror, Maxine Manges, MKM Fine Art

Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Collaborative/27, May 2013
 “He Said” + ”She Said”

Collaborative/34, February 2012
”On Course 1-4”
Click here to see Youtube Video of Exhibit and Lori's interview at 3:09

Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
68th Annual Awards Juried Painting Show, May 2011
Juror: Michael Kowbuz, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, ”Guess”

Main Line Art Center (MLAC), Haverford, PA

2022 Main Line Art Center Member and Teaching Artists Exhibition -“Changing Lanes”, Juried in

Professional Artists Juried Exhibition 2012/2013/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019

2019 Professional Artist Exhibit Juror: Charlotte Lowrey, Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives, Philadelphia Museum of Art. ”Taken - 3 - 2 – 1”

2018 Professioanl Artist Exhibit Juror: Pamela A. Regan, owner of Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, selected “Craters of the Moon"

2017 Professioanl Artist Exhibit Juror: Ross Lance Mitchell, Director of Barnes-de Mazia Education and Outreach Programs for the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Selected: “Ask Know Tell” and “Craters of the Moon”

2016 Professioanl Artist Exhibit Juror: John Shipman, the Executive Director for the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts has recommended Lori F. Banks as a candidate for the Professional Artist Program from 2016-2018 . He also curated the January 2016 MLAC Professional Artists Exhibition and selected “Gotham City".

 2015 Professioanl Artist Exhibit Juror: James Sherman Brantley, internationally recognized artist, selected “Flare” and “Salkantay”.

Fine Art Sale, Juried Show, April 2011
New works by 50 highly accomplished professional artists

MLAC, Member Show December 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020
2018: Juror, Derek Gillman, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, as well as the Former Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, and former President and Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Selected, “Mother Earth”
2017: Juror, Paula Jackson, owner of Beauty Art Gallery in Newtown Square PA, selected, “Captain Ahab” for the MLAC’s Member’s exhibit.
2016 Juror, Nick Coviello, who has exhibited widely in the US and abroad, selected, “Pink Rhino”

3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Community Exhibit, Philadelphia PA, 2011/2012

Collaborative 26 Exhibit, July 2009

Google Works, Center for the Arts, Reading, PA April 2010

Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGopa)
Fall 2010 Juried Show, November 2010
SPP Schuylkill Printing Plant (SPP) Galleries, Conshohocken, PA
Juror, Edna Davis, Owner of Tyme Gallery
“Seamless” + “Torched Horizon”

Highwire Gallery, Art for the Urban Collector, Philadelphia, PA
December 2010

American Heart Association, Red Dress Gala Silent Auction, Bethlehem, PA
2008, 2009, 2010-Donated paintings to the Alpha Phi Red Dress Gala to support woman's heart disease.


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