meet cheryl

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Cheryl Elmo is an artist painting with watercolor since 1970. She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor Societies and has shown her artwork nationally and internationally.


Cheryl’s watercolors give the medium a new visual quality focusing on human connection. Cheryl’s unique handling of the medium has evolved over the years, creating an unusual style reminiscent of the impressionists and influenced by modern day masters. Each painting has a story. Cheryl is influenced by people, their emotional interactions, and their everyday life stories.

currently showing

Zenith Gallery, Washington DC

Visual Expansion Gallery, West Chester, Pa (New)

Cityfolk Gallery, Lancaster Pa

Aiken Center of the Arts and Haus Studio Gallery, Aiken, SC

Chestnut Hill Gallery, Phila Pa

Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading Pa



  • June-July: "Favorite Things", Studio B, Boyertown, Pa

  • May: Cityfolk Gallery, Launch "The Fates" series

  • April-May: Yellow Springs Exhibit, Yellow Springs, PA

  • February - April : Zenith Gallery, Herstory Exhibit, Washington D.C.

  • January-February: Inaugural Show, Zenith Gallery, Washington D.C.

  • January- April: Philly Freedom Exhibit Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • January: Goggleworks Cohen Gallery , Reading, PA


  • January - June: ​"Mindful Solitude" and "Street Story"; Penn Medicine, Cherry Hill, NJ

  • February: 11th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition; Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, CA 

  • April: Yellow Springs, Yellow Springs, PA

  • May - July: 71st Artist Equity Association, Philadelphia, PA

  • September - October: International Water Color Society

  • October - November: One Artist, One Author Exhibition; Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC

  • October - December: Philly's Freedom Exhibit; National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • November- December: Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading Pa


  • January: ​15 paintings, Bethlehem House Gallery; Bethlehem, PA

  • January: ​2 paintings, Glow Exhibit, Studio B; Boyertown, PA

  • January: Sisters on the Red Sofa”, Philadelphia Watercolor Society Juried Member Exhibit; Pottstown, PA Honorable Mention award and notable mention in Jurors statement

  • January - March: The Space Between Us;" Bethlehem House Mixed Media Exhibit; Bethlehem, PA

  • April: Yellow Springs Annual Art Show (Juried;) Yellow Springs, PA

  • May: ​10 Paintings, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Group Artist Exhibition; Chestnut Hill, PA

  • May - June: "Its Not All Black and White," One Tribe, One Planet: Award, West Lawn, PA 

  • June - December: "Mindful Solitude" and "Street Story"; Penn Medicine, Cherry Hill, NJ

  • August: "Portrait of a Conversation," 2019 Open Painting; Salmagundi Club; New York City, NY, 

  • September, December: American Art Collector Magazine

  • November: Berks Art Alliance Annual Exhibition; Reading, PA

  • December: Goggleworks Annual Art Exhibition; Reading, PA


  • February: ​"Abbey Road", Fastlane Art Competition, Reading, PA; Professional Entry: First Prize Jack Coggins Memorial Award

  • June: "Crowded," WS Mid-Atlantic Regional Juried Show, Award Winner; Baltimore Watercolor Society; Baltimore, MD

  • October:​ 5 paintings and Demonstration, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour; Cheryl Elmo sponsored by Artist & Craftsman; Philadelphia, PA

  • October: "Crowded,"118th International Exhibition, Philadelphia Watercolor Society; Philadelphia, PA

  • October - November: 3 paintings, Annual Juried Member Show, Goggleworks Center for the Arts; Reading, PA 

  • November - December: 15 paintings, Bethlehem House Gallery; Bethlehem, PA

  • December: 2 paintings, Glow Exhibit, Studio B; Boyertown, PA

  • ​"Shopping At AC Moore", Berks Art Alliance; Reading, PA


  • March: Members Juried Show; Hill School, Pottstown, PA

  • June: Sanibel Shelling," Lancaster Art Alliance Juried Show; Lancaster, PA

  • June: Abbey Road," Baltimore Watercolor Society, Baltimore, MD; WS Mid-Atlantic Regional Juried Show, Award Winner

  • September: Haute Chocolat," Berks Art Alliance Juried Show; Wyomissing, PA

  • December: Salon Show," Cityfolk Gallery; Lancaster, PA

  • 4 paintings, Juried Member Show 2017; Goggleworks, Reading, PA


  • January: "Everyday Moments," One Woman Art Show; Louis Long Gallery, Reading, PA

  • January: "Pink Glasses," Cultivate Juried Show, Studio B

  • January - February: "Genevieve's Kitchen," Yocum Institute, Berks Art Alliance; Wyomissing, PA 

  • February: "Lady in Green Jacket," U B U, Studio B Juried Show, Honorable Mention

  • February: "Fourteen,"  Philadelphia Watercolor Society Members Juried Show; Philadelphia, PA

  • July - August: "Orange Hat (Plaid Skirt)," Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 37th International Juried Show

  • August: Guest Artist, Art Plus Gallery; West Reading, PA

  • September - October: "Halloween Candy," BAA Juried Show 2016, Goggleworks; Reading, PA 

  • September - October: Cityfolk Gallery; Lancaster, PA

  • October: Awarded Baltimore Watercolor Society Signature Membership

  • November: "Early Dinner," Perkiomen Valley Arts Center Juried Exhibition; Schwenksville, PA

  • "Brass," Art of Jazz!; Reading, PA


  • March - April: Woman in a Green Jacket," Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Online Membership Show

  • March - April: “Jules on the Couch," Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Online Membership Show 

  • May - June: “Conversations in Prague," Telling Stories Show; Goggleworks, Reading, PA; Honorable Mention

  • September - November: "Fourteen," International Juried Exhibition; Carlisle, PA

  • October: "At the Casbah,"Reading Film Fest; Louis Long Gallery, Reading, PA

  • December: "Everyday Moments," One Woman Art Show; Louis Long Gallery, Reading, PA

  • New Year’s Eve," Berks Art Fest; Honorable Mention


  • 1995: Strawberries," Pennsylvania Watercolor Society

  • 1996: A Symphony in Color," Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia, PA