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.

Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. – Susan Sontag
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photo : Howard Brunner

Howard Brunner
Christopher Hondru
Elieen Veight

A photography teacher, a recent graduate, and a current student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia explore sources of inspiration and create images of the city informed by the rich resources of the City of Philadelphia's Department of Records' historic photographic archives.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia
1622 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19130

Gallery Hours
Mon. - Th. 9 AM - 7 PM,  Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 4 PM

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Father Guido Sarducci use to be a regular on Saturday Night Live. If you’ve never seen him explain what a sweet gig it is being an artist, here’s your chance, Need we say more?
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Interested in a residency in the wilderness of Alaska? Have dreams of an outdoor adventure hiking the backcountry with a Park Ranger? Well the National Park Service has a residency opportunity for you. Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is accepting proposals for 2011.

You have to be fit for this one and supply your own gear. Wow.

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Artist-in-Residence Program
Tracie Pendergrast, AIR Coordinator
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
4175 Geist Rd.
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3420

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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site seeks proposals for its 2011 tour season. The historic site will fund a maximum $7,500.00 per project. This funding includes approval to exhibit during the next exhibition cycle. All projects that are approved will be installed for one full tour season (March through November), unless the artist proposal states otherwise. Proposals due: [...]
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The Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to announce its first Photography Portfolio Competition. The application deadline for the competition is May 15, 2010. All applications must be submitted online. The competition is open to everyone over the age of eighteen, regardless of nationality.

Jurors will include noted photographer Tina Barney; Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Aperture Magazine; and Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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The 2009 National Medal of Arts was awarded to Frank Stella, for his accomplishments as one of the world’s most innovative painters and sculptors.  His sophisticated visual experiments — often transcending boundaries between painting, printmaking, and sculpture — are modern masterpieces. more about Frank Stella >
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With regard to the issue of content, the metaphorical resonance of the sexual signifier verges on codifying the remarkable handling of light.
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Today we had an disturbingly obnoxious encounter with people 'behind' a fake artblog. They seem to think their grade school humor is funny.

Fake names, paranoia, threats, delusions of grandeur. Seems like everything they throw at you is a reflection of them.

Here's the e-mail exchange.

1. The initial approach

From the form at came an inquiry -- signed with a false name -- asking that the 'publisher' of the website be identified.

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Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in that gap between the two.)
-- Robert Rauschenberg, 1959

from the New York Times

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The Philadelphia Art Hotel is pleased to announce an open call for 2010 Resident Artist Applications!
PAH is an urban artist residency where local, national, and international artists receive free temporary living and studio space. We offer residencies lasting between 2 and 6 weeks during our residency season. (April 15th – October 15th 2010)
All of the application materials and information you'll need are contained in the downloadable PDFs below, including pictures of our live / work studio spaces, kitchenette & lounge.

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Mixed media artist Mark Bradford was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

Don't miss his Philagraphika contribution at:

PAFA : Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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