In the Gallery September 4 - October 23

Bonnie Joseph, Guna Mundheim, Robin Tedesco


Meet the Artists Reception

Thursday, September 12, 5-7pm, FREE

The Gallery Committee is excited to announce the next art exhibition at the Clubhouse. Join us for a very special exhibit of work by these brilliant local artists. Please plan to visit the exhibition during Club hours and join us at the Artists’ Opening Reception to experience the extraordinary creativity of these artists. Light refreshments will be served. 

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

Club members and their guests can 
Artists and their guests can REGISTER HERE.

Guests can email Reservations to make arrangements to view the exhibit during Club hours.


Bonnie & Jennifer Joseph: Creating talismanic adornment

La Primativa is a mother/daughter jewelry design team. We create gorgeous and unique talismanic adornment from ancient, ethnographic, and semi-precious stones. 
Bonnie Joseph holds a master’s degree in art history from Temple University and held adjunct faculty positions at both Temple University and Moore College of Art and Design. She also was a guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Her necklaces have been exhibited and sold in galleries and boutiques in New York, Philadelphia, and Santa Fe. Her work was also featured in the craft gallery of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jennifer Joseph is a contemporary artist and designer. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Tokyo. Additionally, Jennifer runs a small decorative sculpture business with her husband and has a social practice as an intuitive advisor. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design.  She has spent most of her career in Santa Fe and Los Angeles, and her studio currently based in rural Pennsylvania.

Guna S. Mundheim: Observing natural objects in space

My imagery usually starts with an observation of a material reality–the shape and color of natural objects of nature in space–plants, trees, or landscape. These natural elements have a presence and create relationships. We experience the place or object and simultaneously perceive alternative possibilities of being, and other time frames. Material reality becomes inhabited by internal worlds and memory.  The objects, move, float, multiply.

University of Pennsylvania, BA chemistry (and senior project in Fine Arts)
Study at PAFA and graduate work at U. of P. with Neil Welliver.
Taught watercolor and drawing at the U. of P. (1979 - 1986), while also serving as Assistant Dean for Academic Advising in SAS, U. of P.
Represented by GrossMcCleaf Gallery 1991- 2021. NY, Phoenix Gallery (now on-line only).
Numerous prizes and awards, including first prize of the Phila Watercolor Society.
Work included in many private and public collections including the Wharton School and the Latvian National Museum of Art.

Robin Tedesco: Layering and transforming hidden light

When painting, I work like an archeologist – excavating, scratching, uncovering, restoring. Forms and figuration appear and disappear as layers reveal and transform the hidden light.

My love of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting blossomed when living in Rome and I was privileged to be surrounded by these revolutionary works. Their influence aligned with the way my paintings evolve.  The oil and wood panels offer continual inspiration as they did for those artists in the 15th Century. Printmaking and drawing through oil-transfer, collaged materials, old photos, bits of discarded works on paper and rubbings materialize and are hidden and waiting to be discovered.

Wherever I am, my acute visual sensibility is ready to absorb the current image; the color of a bird, the decay in ancient architecture, the subtlety of a shadow.

I am an artist and educator working in Philadelphia, with degrees in Fine Arts from Moore College of Art (BFA), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and University of Delaware (MFA). My abstract oil paintings on wood panels utilize many layers of color and reflect my experience living in Italy, New York, and Philadelphia.

My work has been exhibited and is in public and private collections internationally. I have taught all levels of drawing and painting for over 20 years.