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.

Robert McNellis sculpture
June 3 June 24, 2017

The contemporary new work of Robert McNellis is a bold departure from his lit abstractions of the last year. Expanding from the previous structural solutions, he has turned to using surprising, anonymous images derived from photographs, or photographs derived from anonymous images, and combining these with precise, structures. The elements that make this possible are vague, almost anonymous, figuration and focused light.

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52712B 38" x 38" Oil and Acrylic on Canvas by Keith Brietfeller
May 19 June 29, 2017

con·tex·ture:  1. the act of interweaving or assembling parts to form a connected whole.  2. a structure of interconnected parts. curated by Susanna W. Gold, Ph.D.

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Combined images Tim McFarlane + Miguel Rodriguez
May 5 May 27, 2017

Forms of Resistance, a two-person exhibition featuring works on paper by Tim McFarlane and Washington, D.C.-based artist, Miguel Rodriguez. The show consists of 20 new works on paper by each artist, with all work produced in 2017. 



Friday, May 5 at 6 - 9 PM


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the hermaphrodite, blind embossing, printed decorative papers, watercolor
Presenting PD Packard's Work
April 30 May 31, 2017

PD Packard is a featured artist on The Postdigital Printmaker, a blog dedicated to sharing the work of printmakers who incorporate emerging technologies into their artistic practice.

In addition, PD Packard’s work illustrating her embossing created from laser cut plexi printing plates, and printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments will be on view during The 2017 Book Art Biennial and exhibiting in:

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Flapping Mound wood cut by Rebecca Gilbert
December 16 April 22, 2017

Rebecca Gilbert: wonder brings together new prints by the Philadelphia-based artist. Gilbert’s works come out of her interest in both traditional print processes and her poetic response to the landscape.

December 16, 2016 - April 22, 2017

Gallery Talk
Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Call for Enries Deadline
April 28, 2017

Cerulean Arts is now accepting entries for it's 5th Annual Juried Exhibition to be held June 21 - July 29, 2017.  This year's juror is Rachel McCay, art historian and Assistant Curator at Woodmere Art Museum.  Entry deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017.

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June 2 August 6, 2017

DEADLINE May 10 2017

To apply for the group show scheduled in 2017, you: must be a current Friend (Member) of The Delaware Contemporary and must not have exhibited in a solo show at The Delaware Contemporary in the last three years. Entries are submitted online. The link is at the bottom of this post.

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Spirited Away by Donna Quinn
Main Line Art Center Spring Gala Exhibition
April 30 June 3, 2017

The Main Line Art Center Spring Gala Exhibition is a Fine Art Benefit and Exhibition that will run from April 30th through June 3rd. The Spring Gala Preview Party will be Saturday, April 29th from 6:30 - 10 pm.

There will also be a free Artist Reception/Garden Party on Saturday June 3rd from 1 - 4 pm that will also coincide with our Accessible Art Program reception. 

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Donna Quinn Exit Wound
Art in the Age of Injustice
April 5 April 26, 2017

Philadelphia, PA – The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), Philadelphia Chapter, presents Art in the Age of Injustice, a group exhibition by accomplished women artists at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, **April 5 through April 26, 2017** with an opening reception Wednesday April 5th, 6-8pm

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Rebecca Gilbert workshop
April 8 April 9, 2017
Learn the basics of the historic processes wood engraving and letterpress, and use them to produce your own personalized edition of ex libris bookplates. The first session will be spent studying examples, developing images, transferring them to the block, and carving. The nature of carving into endgrain blocks with engraving tools makes it possible to create very fine lines and incorporate detail into your illustrations. The second session will be spent printing your illustrations along with moveable type on a Vandercook proof press.
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Studio Immersion Project (SIP) is an intensive 3 month studio fellowship designed to immerse artists in the world of printmaking. SIP Fellows will acquire new techniques and build upon existing skills. Artists, from all media, interested in making printmaking a regular part of their creative practice are invited to apply.

DEADLINE : March 13, 2017

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PD Packard one of our tribe has been doing some amazing work with Akua Inks. Her love of color is demonstrated in all of her work. She has a wonderful sense for color and her process is very organic. We've had the privilage of visiting her in the studio and look for to share our interview with her soon.

Check out this demo video. Watch and learn.


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