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.

Call for Entries  : the grass is greener
Call for Entries Deadlin
May 9, 2016

Deadline May 9, download form to attach to artwork below.

May 11 - 27, 2016

1241 Carpenter Street
Philadelphia PA 19147

Saturday, May 14, 4 - 7 pm

It's spring and it's getting greener every minute. We've heard people say "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" — really? Is that what this show is all about? Maybe, maybe not. One thing is certain it's going to be interesting how folks interpret our show title and how many pieces are green.

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New Prints 2016/Summer | Deadline: April 18, 2016

In keeping with our mission to promote the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print, IPCNY presents a selection of new prints during the year.  New Prints 2016/Summer will be the 54th New Prints Exhibition. The artist juror will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Hitomi Iwasaki, Director of Exhibitions/Curator, Queens Museum (Queens, NY). Of the applicants, 10 to 25 artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. One to three of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery.

DEADLINE: Monday, April 11 

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For John, gum bichromate print by Laurie Beck Peterson, Congregation Kol Ami
March 29 May 2, 2016

Visible Obscured, a solo exhibition of gum bichromate prints by Laurie Beck Peterson, explores the symbiotic relationship between process and subject matter.

Opening Reception Sunday, April 3, 1-3 pm

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays 4 - 8 pm
Sundays 10 am - noon

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In 2013, two-dozen Philadelphia schools were shuttered by city authorities in an effort to close a budget deficit. In response to these closings, Temple Contemporary has commissioned artist Pepón Osorio to create a new installation specifically addressing the loss of the Fairhill Elementary School in North Philadelphia, not far from Temple University.

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Decorative Papers by PD Packard
April 16 April 17, 2016

PD Packard with be teaching a TWO DAY Workshop on Printing Decorative Papers + Box Art

Saturday and Sunday, April 16 & 17, 2016 from 10 am - 4 pm


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Walking into the Kellner Gallery at Abington Art Center is a silent color explosion. Our favorites were the yellow paintings which were promises of the warmth and energy of Spring. 

Each of the paintings consists of brush dabs of thick pigment that obscure energetic underpaintings. Just a peek shows through the calm repititive quieting.

February 5 - March 29, 2016

Opening reception
February 5, 2016  6-8 pm

Coffee Break: February 13, 10 am

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Brian David Dennis, installation

The gallery is occupied by a large curved wall, bulging into the space. The structure spans wall to wall, floor to ceiling. Built of hand cut cardboard, the surface recalls layers of sediment. Through the corrugation a dawn tinted light dapples the observer. Behind the wall, light glares through a barely distinguishable forest of vertical lines. Moving in front of the wall, your ability to focus on any one trunk is frustrated by the limited view.

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Woodmere Art Museum invites artists to submit work that considers the theme “the condition of place.” Submissions may define “condition” broadly;  “place” refers to the city of Philadelphia.

Deadkine March 20, 2016

June 4 – August 28, 2016

In addition to selections made from submissions, the juror Odili Donald Odita, will select objects from the Museum’s collection. Odita’s own work will also be on view.

The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum.

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Footprint graphic

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s Footprint International 2016, is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration.

The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure.

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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2017 season of site-specific artist installations.

Eastern State Penitentiary seeks installations that will explore institution’s history, and evoke a broad range of emotions. They seek installations that will make connections between the complex history of this building and today’s criminal justice system and corrections policies. 

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ArtPlace America is now accepting project proposals for The National Creative Placemaking Fund. This national fund seeks to support projects “in which arts and culture play an intentional an integrated role in place-based community planning and development that is human-centric, comprehensive, and locally informed.” 

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