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.

starring lauren weedman and john krynick

We follow John Krynick on twitter. Not exactly sure how it happened but that is one of the joys of twitter. Must have been something he said. That lead us to his blog and then this video. An amusing art moment or two. We love fiber arts.

But more seriously here is a profile from FiberArts.
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The PooL Art Fair is different from all other art fairs in the US. Although there is a tradition in France of independent art fairs, starting from the famous Courbet’s Salon des Independents, PooL is the premiere fair in the US dedicated to artists that do not have representation in galleries.

Deadline extended through February 5th.

For more information about participating use the link.

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Lana Santorelli Gallery has an open submission policy, accepting work year round.  They encourage artists to submit work based on upcoming exhibition themes though you may also submit work to the gallery as a general submission.

They are currently curating "Lust" exhibition, which will run from May 8th to June 19th, 2010.  Any work that relates to this theme will be considered for exhibition, regardless of medium.

The deadline for submissions to "Lust" is Sunday, February 28th, 2010.

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Artists looking to make money should look elsewhere, but artists interested in creating, modifying, redefining, manipulating, or re-structuring any form of currency or related objects or systems of commerce, are invited to submit work to the upcoming Currency juried group exhibition.

Open to emerging and professional artists living or working in the Philadelphia area, including graduate students. Artists will be selected by independent arts professionals. Not open to undergraduates.

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Silvermine Guild Arts Center

61st Annual
Art of the Northeast
April 30 – June 11, 2010

The Silvermine Galleries are recognized as one of New England’s most respected showcases for established and emerging artists. Frequently changing exhibitions include one-person shows by Guild Artists, national and regional juried competitions, and curated shows including prominent artists such as Christo and Jeanne Claude,Faith Ringgold, Robert Gober, Kiki Smith, and Jasper Johns.

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Another new art event in actually outside Philadelphia.

Philadelphia: Art in the Open (AIO) is Philadelphia’s first Arts festival that puts a contemporary twist on the plein air tradition of artists making art outside and on site. This coming spring, from June 9 – 12, 2010, professional artists will be challenged to create work in a range of styles and media, in public view–‘outside, on site’ along the tidal banks of the Schuylkill River, from the historic Water Works south to Bartram’s Garden.

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Have you heard about Philagrafika 2010: Philadelphia's international festival celebrating print in contemporary art. 1.29.10 - 4.11.10 ? Now you have. Don't miss the shows planned and unplanned that will be happening around this inaugural event.

Philagrafika 2010 is the first presentation of what will become a recurring event in Philadelphia, celebrating the role of print in contemporary artistic practice.

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You still have time to see the show. One of the most compelling painters. Dump all you know from your brain and see the work in a new light. This is a nifty little trailer that the Whitney put together for the exhibition.

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monumenta 2010 grand palais

paris 13 january - 21 february 2010

monumenta is one of the major international events in which an artist takes possession of an architectural space to develop his/her vision. The entire architecture of the building becomes a part of that artwork and creates dialogues between architecture, space and installation. Each year a leading international contemporary artist is invited by the french ministry of culture and communication to create an exceptional new work.

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You still have time to see it. One of  the most compelling painters. Dump all you know from your brain and see the work in a new light.
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postcard image, Stella Untalan :  rhythmic seasons
January 8 February 28, 2010

Stella Untalan’s minimalist drawings create unexpected landscapes. Each drawing is a combination of pastel, graphite, and charcoal with rhythmic marks of subtle hue, often escaping their self-imposed grid.

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