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.

Initiated in 2012, the Pioneer Works residency program was developed to provide free space — and not just in economic terms — where experimental and evocative practitioners across a variety of disciplines can work in close proximity, sharing energies and ideas within an organization known for its open-ended approach to working and making.

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online class
August 6

Marie Elcin has a new fiber arts class available online at Skillshare. Visit to sign up. In this class, Marie will show you how to select and edit images appropriate for embroidered embellishment, how to print them on fabric, how to do 6 simple embroidery stitches, and how to frme your final piece. Please join and share with your friends!

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Catalonia I, Barcelona, by Jacqueline Unanue, acrylic on paper, 2013, 18" x 23.5" (46 x 60 cm)
September 16 October 16, 2016

A solo exhibition curated by Gloria Garafulich-Grabois


Opening Reception | Friday, September 16 from 6:00 to 8:00pm 

Journeys: Catalonia & Euskadi—a seriesinspired in both, the artist’s 2013 as well as her previous visits to Catalonia and her early childhood memories of her father’s family in the Basque Country

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July 15

Bill Brookover will be teaching a one-day introduction to screenprinting in this one day immersive workshop.

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stella untalan drawing for being in the woods
June 6 June 26, 2016

Stella Untalan has created a series of drawings that are driven not by results but by process. Each of these drawings is made using the same ink, the same pen, the same unrelenting process. The results reveal themselves to be reminders of her walks and runs in the woods. The straight trunks making blurred lines that suggest motion, space, and time — a DNA image of being in the woods. 

The installation consists of her drawings, sound by Lesley Tao Mowat, and a corrugated cardboard construction: [bar] by Brian David Dennis. Come experience being in the woods.

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In probably less than 30 minutes you can write a personal story and donate a miniature object that will become a part of Philadelphia’s history. The piece will be on permanent view at The Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F to the 30 million annual passengers. The project is open to anyone and free to participate.

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Exhibition  : the grass is greener
May 14 May 27, 2016

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. Come see how thirty artists interpreted our theme in more than 60 pieces of work no larger than 5.5 x 8.5, unframed.


May 14 - 27, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 4 - 7 pm

Wednesday and Thursday
1 - 4 PM
or by apointment


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spring, welcome, exhibit, Teresa Farina, McWilliams, tulips, flowers, iris, blue yellow, Oriental lilies, geraniums, pink, green, red, trees, landscape, flower pots, gardening, art show, oil, pastel, watercolor
May 7 May 28, 2016

This event is an art exhibit featuring Philadelphia award-winning artist Teresa McWilliams Farina.

A variety of framed original paintings will be exhibited from representational to abstract subjects in sizes ranging from small (5x 7") to large (24 x 36").

The artist's style is impressionistic. There are paintings on canvas (and copper) in textured oils, pastels on textured surfaces, vibrant watercolors and experimental pieces in mixed media.

Subjects Include:

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District’s Studio Grant Program concentrates explicitly on the promotion of contemporary women artists. Since 2010, District has awarded the studio grant to visual artists with the aim to open a room where long-term dialogues between artistic, curatorial, research and educational practices can evolve.

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Pink triangles in a horizontal grid, floating over a layer of black and white striped rectangles. Rotating Triangles (Pink on Black) #2 by Bill Brookover
April 30 June 5, 2016

Two of Bill Brookover's recent Rotating Triangle collages were chosen as part of Main Line Art Center's 2016 Spring Gala Exhibition.

The Rotating Triangle series explores geometry, pattern, chaos and order by layering images printed in various techniques. There is strong contrast in color, value, and pattern between the two layers, following a subtle repeating pattern.

Rotating Triangles (Pink on Black) was awarded Honorable Mention by juror Sharon Ewing, Director of Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia.

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

Thanks for all the submissions!  We have over 60 pieces.

Grab the image above to promote the show.  See you Saturday !!!

May 14 - 27, 2016

1241 Carpenter Street
Philadelphia PA 19147

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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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