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.

trial proof of large woodcut
August 3 August 4, 2018
Bill Brookover and Bobbie Adams are collaborating on an a new woodcut print for Big Ink. Big Ink will be at Fleisher Art Memorial Works on Paper building from 1:30 - 5 pm on August 3 - 4, 2018, printing with 16 printmakers from Philadelphia and beyond. Big Ink's mission is to inspire a greater public appreciation for large-scale woodblock printmaking and extend its practice.
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Magical Journey, 2018, Jacqueline Unanue, acrylic on canvas, 20"x 20" (51x 51 cm)
July 25 August 16, 2018

From July 25 to August 17 Jacqueline Unanue is featuring in:

50th Forever In Gallery and Online Exhibition | A 50th Anniversary Members Exhibition of Maryland Federation of Art | Circle Gallery

Image: Magical Journey I | 2018 | acrylic on canvas | 20”x 20” (51x 51 cm)

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Kind of Blue: Postcard Show at ARTSPACE 1241
July 13 July 28, 2018

Kind of Blue is a small works show + sale with 190 post card sized entries by 77 artists, both local and far-flung.

July 13 - 28

Saturday, July 14, 4 - 6 PM

Fridays + Saturdays 1 – 4 PM
call the posted phone number for entry

Work is cash + carry. Please bring cash or checks to purchase work.

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Sarah Bloom: The Impermanence of Being Self portraits
June 6 June 17, 2018

The Impermanence of Being, an exhibition in Gallery 1 of photographic self-portraiture by Sarah R. Bloom.

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Elena Bouvier in Woodmere Annual Juried Show
June 2 September 2, 2018

Elena Bouvier has two pieces: “I Am”  and “In My Power, I Am Magic”

both photography / dye infused aluminum from 2017



Saturday, June 2, noon - 4pm


June 9th, 3–5pm

Gallery Talk by Juror, Syd Carpenter 

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spring 1 by Keith Breitfeller

Keith had an 8 x 10 peice Spring 1 accepted for this project.

Four winners will each receive a 3 month long artist residency at The Barnes Foundation and a $1000 a month stipend for supplies. Artists were invited to create works inspired by the collection, and the public and a group of curators will select which 4 artists will receive a residency.  

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Beautiful Contradiction: The Concrete Sculpture of Christopher Smith
feature article

The sculpture of Christopher Smith is featured in this prestigious journal's spring 2018 issue that has the theme "Art of Cement."


Jodie A. Shull wrote the articles "Beautiful Contradiction: The Concrete Sculpture of Christopher Smith" and "Nature in Concrete," Sculpture Review (spring 2018), 8-14; 16-17 and 15. 

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#letsconnectphilly, laurie beck peterson, sticks and trees, the barnes foundation
May 21 June 4, 2018

Laurie Beck Peterson is participating in Let’s Connect at The Barnes Foundation, and her piece will be exhibited for 2 weeks May 21- June 4, 2018.

Photo is inspired by the painting A Group of Trees by Chaim Soutine.

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The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. The projects must be designed to attract broad public audiences.

Receipt Deadline June 6, 2018 for Projects Beginning December 2018

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May 19

In this workshop we'll start by making a simple accordion (concertina) binding with attached covers. Then we'll make a sewn multi-section binding that uses a modified accordion structure as the basis. If time permits, we'll begin a third binding. You'll quickly see that once you learn the basic concertina fold, there are countless ways to modify it in order to create new book structures.

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Robert McNellis : Light Constructions
Robert McNellis combines light, industrial materials, film, video, and photography to create sculpture that bridges abstraction and representation.
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