Victor Stabin: From High School & Beyond – An Almost 50 Year Retrospective


Victor Stabin: From High School & Beyond-An Almost 50 Year Retrospective exhibit will feature work from the artist’s acclaimed career, from illustrations that appeared in Time Magazine & Rolling Stone to a KISS album cover and postage stamp designs commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service.  

BETHLEHEM, PA —- The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) will host a free Opening Reception for its upcoming exhibit entitled,  Victor Stabin: From High School & Beyond -An Almost 50 Year Retrospective. on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 6-8pm in the school’s Corpora Gallery, located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem.  The reception is open to the public and is part of the Southside’s First Friday celebration.

The exhibit will be on display until October 25, 2018.

The exhibit will feature over fifty pieces from Stabin’s illustrious career and after the opening reception event, it can be viewed by private appointment through the school’s Director of Visual Art, Lorie Reinhard, or during another First Friday reception on October 5, 2018, from 6-8 PM.

“My goal is to give students a timeline of my 48 years of work as a professional artist by showing a chronological timeline of how work begets work – from my high school days and through today,” says Stabin.

Born in Manhattan, raised in Brooklyn and Queens, Stabin started his artistic career at New York’s High School of Art & Design. He attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and the School of Visual Arts in NYC where he lived and worked as an illustrator.

As an illustrator, Stabin did an album cover for KISS. He designed nine commemorative stamps for the US Postal Service, featuring the images of composer Henry Mancini with the Pink Panther and eight American Scientists and many editorial pieces for clients such as Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek and The New York Times. After 25 successful years, he left the commercial art world and New York City and moved to Jim Thorpe, PA,  where he made his imagination the client and created personal work.

His influences are the Italian Renaissance, 19th-century Japanese watercolor prints, 20th-century Advertising Art, Salvador Dali, M.C.Escher,  Environmental issues and 268 West Broadway.  His go-to muses are his wife, two daughters and the dictionary.

Stabin disarms his imagery with tongue in cheek humor. As an illustrator, he was trained to communicate to a broad audience. In that vein, his current work strives to engage, confound, enlighten and lead viewers to interpret what they see through the blend of his and their life’s realities.

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ Corpora Art Gallery hosts professional and student exhibits throughout the school year and participates in  South Bethlehem’s First Friday celebrations with receptions for these exhibits.

To set up a private viewing appointment for the exhibit, please contact Lorie Reinhard at 610-868-2971 Ext. 3155.



Charter Arts is an audition-based, tuition-free, public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.  Students major in one of eight artistic areas:  dance, theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, literary arts, figure skating, production design or visual art.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive PA School Performance Profile (SPP) Academic Score, AP and Keystone exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate are a testament to the outstanding education Charter Arts provides.

Some of the school’s recent accolades include:  (1) Charter Arts has earned the distinction as a Title I High Achievement School placing it in the top 5% of all Title I high schools in Pennsylvania. (2)  On the Keystone Exams, the Class of 2017 and the Class of 2018 earned the highest combined proficiency score of all public and charter schools in the Lehigh Valley.  (3) The Class of 2018, made up of 150 graduates, earned $2.4 million in scholarship aid for post-secondary education.  (4) Charter Arts ranks #14 on Niche’s 2019 Best High Schools for the Arts in America list. (5) Charter Arts earned a Silver Award for its impressive ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools for the Arts in America list.

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its sixteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts is located at 321 E. Third Street in Bethlehem.  For more information, visit or call 610-868-2971.


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015