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<p>Jennifer Frudakis-Petry with History of Negro Baseball League, 1999. Bronze. 6 x 8 feet. Stockton University Athletic Department, Egg Harbor, NJ. Image courtesy of the artist.</p>

"Look deep into nature and you find the answers to everything."
-Albert Einstein
Jennifer Frudakis-Petry comes from a family of artists, including her father, EvAngelos Frudakis, and her uncle, Zeno Frudakis, who are both acclaimed sculptors. She works as a co-artist and assistant to her uncle. Together they produced 10 feet tall figure sculptures of Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn for Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Air Force Memorial Honor Guard sculpture for Arlington National Cemetery, and an over life-size sculpture of Joe DiMaggio and Child for DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Florida. From 1982-1984, she apprenticed with painter Bo Bartlett, as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Frudakis-Petry aims to create "art that has meaning, lyrical movement and beauty."

Frudakis-Petry moved from Philadephia to Bucks County to continue her career as a professional sculptor. Frudakis-Petry graduated with a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1984, while simultaneously studying Advanced Sculpture at the Frudakis Academy of Fine Arts until 1985. She went on to study ceramics at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and earned her certificate for a woman-owned business course at Montgomery County Community College in 2006. Frudakis-Petry's art has been featured in several group exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, The National Academy of Design, Women Artists of Atlantic County at the Atlantic Community College, the Franklin Institute, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. She has also taught sculpture at Ocean City Arts Center, Ventnor Arts Center, and Atlantic Community College. She currently teaches private classes in advanced sculpture and at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Frudakis-Petry holds a Gold Medal of Honor from the Allied Artists Juried Exhibition, First Prize in Sculpture from Women Artists of Atlantic County, an award from the Audubon Juried Group Show, and the Cheltenham Township Main Street Project Award, among many others.




Jennifer Frudakis-Petry with History of Negro Baseball League, 1999. Bronze. 6 x 8 feet. Stockton University Athletic Department, Egg Harbor, NJ. Image courtesy of the artist.

Education & Community

Education
Montgomery County Community College, Woman-Owned Business Course, Certificate Program, Certified, 2006
University of the Arts, Ceramics, Philadelphia, 1987-1988
Frudakis Academy of Fine Arts, Advanced Sculpture, 1981-1985
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate Program, 1980-1984

Apprenticeships
Co-artist and Assistant to Zenos Frudakis, 2001-2015
Apprentice to Bo Barlett, 1982-1984

Commissions
Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame, Dave Poulin, Ron Hextal, bronze portrait bust and figure sculpture, and Dave Schultz, bronze figure and portrait sculpture, 2009
Horace Bryant bronze life size portrait bust, Carnegie Library, Atlantic City, NJ
Dr. James Kitchen, life-size bronze bust, Lankenau Hospital, Lower Merion, PA
Eagle, life-size, bronze, Triumph Group, Wayne, PA
Raven, life-size bronze, Gerald Kress, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Life-Size Bronze Portrait Bust of Reverend Sean M. Sullivan, founder of Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Loretto, PA

Outdoor Monuments
The Press of Atlantic City 100th Anniversary Monument, 12 feet tall, stainless steel
Committee to Restore Pop Lloyd Stadium, 6 x 8 feet, bronze bas relief, history of Negro Baseball League, Sand Castle Baseball Stadium, Atlantic City
Holy Family College, life-size tiger, 4 x 6 feet, polyester resin
Bas reliefs of Kean University mascot, school seal, and Kean family crest, polyester resin, Kean University, NJ
St. Johns Presbyterian Church, Cross with Dove, 5 feet tall, Devon, PA
Glenside Then and Now
, Public Sculpture, bronze bas relief, Glenside, PA

Colleagues
George Antonisen, Steve Tobin, and Greg Wyatt

Connection to Bucks County
Jennifer Frudakis-Petry recently moved to Bucks County from Philadelphia and finds the area to be conducive to the arts.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Donation of Crescent Moon to the Green Gala silent auction at The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Donation of Nocturne to the Sensations of the Heart Gala for the Main Line Heart Center silent auction at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
Audubon Juried Group Show, Audubon, PA, 2006
Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Greater Norristown Arts League, 2006
Women Artists of Atlantic County
, Atlantic Community College, 1993
Ocean City Art Show, Two Person Show, 1995
Juried Annual, National Academy of Design, NY, 1986
Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition, NY, 1985
Juried Annual, National Sculpture Society, NY, 1985
PA Academy of Fine Arts Annual Student Exhibition, 1984
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, 1984
Juried Exhibition, Fellowship of the PA Academy of the Fine Arts, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1984



Awards & Appointments

Awards
Cheltenham Township Main Street Project Award, for contributing time and talent to develop public art for downtown Glenside, PA
Award, Audubon Juried Group Show, Audubon, PA
Best in Show, Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Greater Norristown Arts League
First Prize, Sculpture, Women Artists of Atlantic County, Atlantic Community College
Helen Foster Barnett Youth Award, Best in Show, National Academy, NY
Gold Medal of Honor, Allied Artists Juried Exhibition, NY

Professional Appointments
Part time educator at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-present
Private classes in advanced sculpture, 1996-present
Atlantic Community College, 1995-1996
Ventnor Arts Center, 1993-1995
Wayne Arts Center, Sculpture, 1987-1988, 1998-1999, 2006-present
Ocean City Arts Center, Sculpture, 1985, 1995-1996

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