My little slice of Heaven in Philly

I am excited to announce that my new home is nearly finished. Located in North Philadelphia, near Temple University. I hope to be making a lot of new artwork in this space very soon.

Back when this project was still in its beginning stages, a journalist published an article about it in Naked Philly (Philadelphia’s Real Estate News). This may look like a barn…but it’s fast becoming my little slice of heaven in Philly.


Open through August: “Rittenhouse Square – A View Aloft”

Open NOW, Rittenhouse Square – A View Aloft
An exhibition of John Dowell’s photographs of Rittenhouse Square
at the Griesing Law office, Suite 3630, 1717 Arch Street (Three Logan Square), Philadelphia
The exhibition can be viewed Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5pm,
and at other times by appointment. Open through August, 2016.
For more information or to arrange a personal tour of the work,
contact John Dowell at tel: 215-715-2170 or


“Home is Where” Juried Exhibition


[A Juried Exhibition]

Exhibit Dates: July 11 – Sept 10, 2016
Opening Reception: July 17, 4-6pm.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday: 10am-4pm
West Windsor Arts Council: West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Rd., West Windsor, NJ 08550

This spring and summer the multi-disciplinary arts programs of the West Windsor Arts Council will explore the concept of “Home” via visual and literary arts.  West Windsor Art Council, located in the beautiful historic Princeton Junction Firehouse is pleased to offer artists the opportunity to submit work for the “Home Is Where…”, exhibit opening on July 11, 2016.

The focus of the exhibition is to present a visual expression of the artists’ concept of home, which could be anything from a physical space to an abstract emotion.  This juried exhibition hopes to broaden the perception of what one considers home, by featuring artists’ diverse interpretations on the subject.   Works featured in this exhibition will present a thought-provoking, transformational, joyful or perhaps melancholy exploration of a subject that dominates the human psyche, opening ourselves to the diversity of “home”, and possibly leading us to discover something unexpected that we have in common.

JUROR:  Dejáy B. Duckett, Associate Director and Associate Curator of the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia Cityscapes, by John Dowell artist photographer
Another View, Independence Hall
34″ x 27,” Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, 2014

30th Street Station Reflections
34″ x 27,” Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, 2007