|Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art was founded in 2007 on the Girard Avenue Arts Corridor in Philadelphia. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting innovative contemporary fine art in all media. Artwork from local, national and international emerging artists is shown in bimonthly exhibitions that coincide with Philadelphia’s Second Thursdays.
Founders and co-owners Sarah Eberle and Ben Will have over 20 years combined experience in the arts and worked together on several curatorial projects prior to establishing RTCA. Eberle has worked at galleries on both coasts including Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA; Kala Art Institute, Oakland, CA; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA and as a director for Falling Cow Gallery also located in Philadelphia. Will has worked in London, Philadelphia, and NYC as an independent curator after receiving his MFA from Middlesex University.
Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art and the gallery's artists have been covered in The Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, NBC-10, the artblog and The Philadelphia Metro, The Philadelphia Weekly, The Philadelphia Citypaper, Mid-Atlantic Art News, and Big Red and Shiny, among others. Their gallery artists have won various prestigious grants and residencies including: Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Awards, Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, the Woodmere Art Museum's Violet Oakley Memorial Prize, and the H.V. Hawley Award for Excellence from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.