artLIFE at heavybubble

Welcome to artlife where we post a curated selection of events, exhibitions, workshops, and doings by heavybubble and artists that use our services. Check out the  artist opportunities and events that catch our eye.


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Perkins Center for the Arts Moorestown Gallery 

Juror: Maiza Hixson, Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, DCCA, from 2010 to the present.

Jurors Awards totaling $500

Museum Purchase Award
The Delaware Art Museum will be the recipient of our purchase award. The maximum payment to the artist for the Purchase Award (funded by Perkins Center) is $600.

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Danielle Bursk Avalon
September 4 September 27, 2014


Danielle Bursk makes art about accumulation and connection, concentrating primarily in drawing/painting and performance/video. She is known for her large-scale abstract ink drawings and her audience-interactive performances.

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It's time again to call in the creative forces of various ghoulish minds out there to submit to the "Art of Darkness" 4th Annual Monsters Ball Halloween Art Exhibit. Open to all artists at least 18 years or older

We're looking for everything from the spooky to the spoofy, scary or hairy, funny or ghastly! Art can be humorous or 'dead' serious, so long as it maintains the Dark/Halloween/Horror theme. Get WEIRD! Get CREATIVE!

This year's theme for the Monsters Ball is Dark Fairytales, but you're not required to stick to that.


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Another little video that gives you a glimpse at installations, exhibitions, and events that we have experienced. Here is am exhibition by Gerard Brown.

These works include a series of coded messages, quotes that Mr Brown has selected. They are from his Signals and Colors series.

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In May, 2014, the Nave Gallery marked its 10 year anniversary at The Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. Their support through the years has allowed the Nave to show and support the work of hundreds of artists, while reinforcing our mutual commitment to our strengthening our community through art activism. Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice, is a celebration of this partnership and an assertion that art is a vehicle through which conversations on social change can be held, compelling people to action.
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Gallery Closed
August 1 August 31, 2014 read more >

Wood working is one of four core focuses of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. This exhibition will showcase wood sculpture in all of its forms.

Work must use wood as a main material to be eligible. All work must be original and ready to hang.

Entry Fee
Current members of Philadelphia Sculpture Gym - FREE!
Non-members - $20            

Selected artists will be contacted with installation details.

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We have been trying to capture some little videos that give you a glimpse at installations, exhibitions, and events that we have experienced. Here is an installation by Melissa Maddonni Haims.

Heaven, a soft sculpture, which took nearly 2 years to knit and crochet, was created in honor of Melissa;s mother who died in January 2008. Offering was completed in 2013, one year after the heartbreaking death of her best friend of 26 years. This soft sculpture is made up of hundreds of crocheted stones to build a memorial celebrating her life.

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Betty Leacraft will visit South Africa, where one of her works will be part of an exhibit of art quilts in tribute to the late President Nelson Mandela.

The exhibit, titled Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela, features works by 90 artists, including 37 from the United States. It will be displayed from July 26-28 at the Emperor's Palace Convention Center in Johannesburg.

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Gerard Brown at Abington Art Center exhibition entrance

We went to see the work of Gerard Brown at Abington Art Center. His is one of several rooms in an joint yet separate set of solo shows. Mr Brown's work fit the gallery space quite well. The scale was very approachable. We enjoy Gerard's secret messages coded in nautical signal flags. We especially like the shaped cut paintings. It feels as though this series of works is really just getting started and there will be more from the extended language. Be sure to check out the Braille series too.

The exhibition runs through July 27, 2014

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a MAZE ing, artist's book by Lesley Mitchell
July 10 October 31, 2014

Lesley Mitchell's artist book, a MAZE ing, is featured in a group exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The miniature book, 2.75 inches square, includes linocuts of mazes printed in black on four colors of mulberry paper, in an edition of 5.

The exhibition features more than 30 works by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, all miniature books which are by definition less than 3 inches in any dimension. It was previously shown at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Artists Reception
Thursday July 10, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

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