About Us


What is The Common Room?


We are a store and workshop space in Philadelphia, PA featuring work by womxn and nonbinary artists. We're located in the neighborhood of Fishtown under the el at 1509 N. Front Street.

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The Common Room is a store and workshop space for womxn-identified/nonbinary artists to show & sell their work, learn new skillsets, and gather for community events.

Chelsey Everest Eiel

Founder
Chelsey Everest Eiel is a writer and teacher originally from Portland, Maine. Her essay, “Write It Down” appeared in The New York Times bestselling anthology Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It, and her poem “Women’s March” appeared in the anthology Such an Ugly Time. As well as being the owner of The Common Room, she is the founder of The Writing Sangha (link to page), a writing workshop designed for college women to address their experiences with campus sexual assault. She is currently working on her first book and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, dog, and two cats.

Karra Osler

Manager
Karra Osler is a mixed-media artist working in soft-sculpture, video installation, and experimental painting from Howell, New Jersey. She is currently working towards completing her BFA in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the Spring of 2018. She currently lives in Philadelphia.

Amanda Castillo

Manager
Amanda Castillo is a mixed-media artist working in painting and functional handmade wares from New Jersey. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in design and animation. She currently lives in Philadelphia.

Lindsey Wells

Manager
Lindsey Wells is a writer from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Her work has been published in the essay collections Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women and Stone House: A Literary Anthology, the literary magazines 5×5 and Metropolis: Philadelphia, and the Quirk Books blog. In 2016, she won the New York Screenplay Contest Empire Award for her New Girl spec script, “B.C.” She holds a BA from Rutgers University-Camden, and an MFA from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program. She currently resides in New Jersey with her ginger husband and daughter.

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