Paula Mandel

Visual Artist
Bio & Resume
Artist Statement
Current & Recent Exhibitions
Community Projects

Community Projects

The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors
Philadelphia, PA (2006-present)
Co-founded and co-direct award-winning mentoring program for Phila. high school students.
Stained Glass Quarterly, Spring 2020: Teaching Creativity One Cut of Glass at a Time
Let’s Get Creative
(January, 2022-present)
Co-organized and co-direct bi-weekly speaker Zoom series for Philadelphia region high school students
Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence
Philadelphia, PA (2022, 2017)
Created and donated portraits
Temple Judea Museum
Elkins Park, PA (2010-present)
Donated multiple sculptures for museum fundraising.
Curated multiple exhibitions (see below)
National Liberty Museum
Philadelphia, PA (2003-2013)
Docent, flameworking lecture/demo at conferences
Donated sculptures yearly for Glass Now Auctions
Friends of the Peace Train
Philadelphia, PA
Hosted fundraisers
Donated all jewelry for each event
AbZOOlutely Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA
Painted and donated Galapagos turtle for community fundraiser
Art For Life
Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Juried image donated for notecards, national fundraiser
A Kid and a Kidney
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Illustrated and co-wrote patient educational guide for kidney transplant

Curator of Exhibitions

Temple Judea Museum

  • Art as Tikkun Olam
  • The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors: As You Teach You Learn
  • Through Different Eyes

Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors exhibitions

  • Woodmere Art Museum (multiple exhibitions)
  • Drexel University
  • Bryn Athyn College
  • Philadelphia City Hall
  • Philadelphia Visitor Centers (multiple exhibitions)

ArtForms Gallery, Manayunk

  • Multiple solo and group exhibitions, 1994 - 2006