Coming Up Next

Meet and Mingle with Artists
March 23, 2023 5:00-7:00 PM

The Gallery Committee is excited to announce the next art exhibition at the Clubhouse on display from March 14 through May 11, 2023 featuring three extraordinary artists. Please plan to visit the exhibition during Club hours and at the Artists’ Opening Reception and experience the extraordinary creativity of these artists. 

The Artists’ Opening Reception will be held on March 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Members and artists are encouraged to invite friends and guests. 

Mark your calendars for these exciting and stimulating exhibits!

Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend.


Meet the Artists 
March 23, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Club members and their guests: 

Artists and their guests:  


Memorial Hall Tree
Rob Finn

Dining Room

Raised in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Rob moved to California for 22 years and has recently returned East to Philadelphia where he is focusing on watercolor explorations of trees. He was awarded a Maker/Creator Fellowship from Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library for the 2020 - 2021 term to study the grounds of the estate and produce dozens of Tree Portraits.
Finn attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and earned a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.  He is represented by Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine where he has been exhibiting annually since 2018.

Collecting the work of several years, this group of portraits is presented as a journey through many of our favorite parks and sites in the Delaware River Valley. Beginning along the Wissahickon Creek we travel South through Fairmount Park, make a big jump to Delaware, and visit several of the historic du Pont properties.
The understanding of specific trees as unique characters challenges the traditional conception of them as taxonomic specimens. As we acknowledge their distinct form and vitality, we are confronted by the limits of our own understanding and empathy.
A Tree Portrait de-objectifies trees through a synthesis of naturalistic watercolor techniques framed in a practice rooted in environmentalism, regionalism and the importance of diversity and individualism
Red Boulder Necklace
Elizabeth Swartz


Attention to the visual world is a sustaining principle in my life. My work is in many ways, a response to what I see, what resonates.

I take inspiration from nature, sometimes mimicking its colors and shapes, sometimes exaggerating the palettes and textures found in plants, trees, or rocks. In this way, my work is very personal. My training as a graphic designer and printmaker, informs my approach to creating jewelry. The process is always one of discovery.

I make my own tools, including custom texture molds taken from found objects: a detail from old hardware, an antique inscription, the roughness of bark, porosity of a shell. The antiques I grew up with and the forms I find in the world around me are a constant source of delight. Polymer clay is a highly versatile material and a perfect medium for visual exploration, allowing me to sculpt, paint and etch.

Urban Landscape 1
Ellen Carver


 Ellen Carver is an award-winning artist: most recently 3rd place Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2022.

In early 2000, Carver founded Crafts for Living, a non-profit organization focusing on local craft artists, and ran it successfully until 2007. That experience compelled her to return to the studio where she immersed herself in handmade paper, textiles and found objects. She has been in many juried exhibitions and is in the permanent collection of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and private collections.

Her professional career included: Director of Communications, National Constitution Center, Director of Public Relations, Four Seasons Hotel and The Rittenhouse Hotel, both AAA Five Diamond Hotels

Carver and her late husband Neil collected American folk art. Her love for the colors, pattern and graphics of quilts greatly influenced her artwork.

In 1998 she took up the sport of rowing. Her scenes of the Schuylkill echo the images of the river environment. Her rowing series won several awards.

Carver served on the boards of many arts and cultural organizations. She is President/Co-director of the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, Philadelphia’s largest regatta.