TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image

TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image will be holding its annual fundraiser event, InVISION, on May 4th, 2023

This year, there will be multiple ways to join us as we celebrate Philly’s best artists, designers, and creators!  We will be celebrating the intersection of fashion and photography contemporary image making and design.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate with us, all proceeds from InVISION will go towards TILT’s programming and events, exhibitions, educational programs, and artist residencies. By joining us at our celebration, you are supporting our free youth education programs and the many artists and creators in our community.

Join us for dinner and drinks!

Starting at 5PM at the Clay Studio’s rooftop – directly across the street from TILT! Featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a live auction of contemporary art work, it will be a night of good food, good friends, and celebration. Take in a view of the Philadelphia skyline while we toast to our community of photographers, designers, creators, and contemporary image makers!

InVISION provides necessary support for TILT’s core programs, such as our youth education programming, artist residences, and exhibition related programming on socially-engaged and social justice-related topics.

*all dinner tickets come with free admission to SHIFT

Skip dinner and come straight to the afterparty!

The celebration will ramp up at SHIFT at 8PM in TILT’s gallery! Tickets give you access to a live runway show featuring designs from some of Philly’s top talent, live performances, cocktails, dancing, and more auction and raffle items!

TILT is proud to be partnering with Prajje Oscar and Philly Create for SHIFT.

Meet TILT’s 2023 Honorees!

John E. Dowell

 John E. Dowell, Jr. is an artist and master-printer with a career spanning more than four decades.  John’s fine art prints, paintings and photographs have been featured in more than 50 one-person exhibitions and represented in the permanent collections of 70 museum and public collections.  John is a Philadelphia native and Professor Emeritus of Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.  John was trained as a master printer at the Tamarind Lithographic Workshop in the 1960’s.  In the 1980’s John used his works on paper as scores for music concerts.  Most recently, John has been working on a large body of photographs illuminating histories of  the Black American experience. 

Karen Jacobson

Karen Jacobson has called Philadelphia home since 1973 and started her career as a teacher of the deaf at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. After three years, her career morphed into motherhood. Simultaneously she  joined the Pennsylvania Hospital’s Hospice Program Board, supporting the Program’s mission to secure peace and safety for life’s end stage.. Eventually Karen changed careers to psychotherapy. It was during those professional years that Karen found inspiration in photography and pursued the hobby. With the call of photography strong, Karen joined the Philadelphia Photo Art Center’s Philly Photo Day Event.  Once she became hooked by photography’s power, Karen sought more opportunities to engage with the community thus joining the Board of Trustees Karen was a critical figure in TILT’s growth by helping the organization raise funds needed to meet the mission of elevating and educating the growth of photography in the Philadelphia region.

Thank You To Our InVISION 2023 Sponsors: