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.

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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The Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence (AIR) is a multi-disciplinary, international six week summer residency program.

The Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program provides artists with an expansive, flexible environment in which to work, and a platform for the exchange of creative ideas between participants and the community. This International program provides a safe environment with FREE studio space and FREE housing for seven weeks beginning June 1, 2017.

You will also have free use of a fully equipped woodshop, clay studio and traditional/alt processes darkroom.

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multicolor red, yellow & orange triangles in a vertical grid, seen through a top layer of dark gray. Atmospheric Triangulations #2 (Pink on Black) by Bill Brookover
February 28 March 25, 2017

Explorations in Geometry, an exhibition of prints by Bill Brookover, will be on view in the Community Gallery at Artworks Trenton from February 28 through March 25, 2017. Brookover’s work explores geometric patterns and structures, building on his training in design and architecture.

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Book Arts
April 24, 2017

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) announces a call to artists for the non-juried exhibition “The Illustrated Accordion,” which will be held in the KBAC Gallery, May 5, 2017. Open to all emerging and established artists, this 9Th annual exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form. All media, variations, and interpretations of this style of book will be accepted and included in the exhibition.

There is a $15 entry fee to participate.

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Therese Brown cyanotype
January 21 March 5, 2017

In the new all-media show at Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 17 artists explore their personal selfhood. Ipseity, defined as individual identity, features artwork that touches on themes of gender, religion, ethnicity, sexuality and other labels people use to identify themselves. Jessica Kallista, founder of Olly Olly alternative art space in Fairfax, Virginia, juried the exhibition.

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relief, sculpture, nude, woodmere, cement, domestic interior, television
February 4 May 21, 2017

A More Perfect Union? Power, Sex and Race in the Representation of Couples illuminates ways in which artists of different generations have explored the meaning of marriage, the nature of human relationships, sexuality, and public versus private expressions of love. Issues raised by the exhibition include the representation of the roles of women and men, social class, race, and same-sex marriage.

Artists showing in the exhibitions:

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Star Dance by Damini Celebre
December 26 January 31, 2017

Damini Celebre recently exhibited a drawing Star Dance at the Philadelphia Sketch Club Works on Paper show. This drawing was made while at Ghost Ranch New Mexico. The drawing was sold at the show.


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Land Drawing by Damini Celebre
February 10 February 28, 2017

For the month of February, Damini Celebre, is part of an Artist in Residence community at Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico. She will be part of a group exhibition at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery, in Truth or Consequences exhibiting some new work called Land Drawings.

Elephant Butte Lake Artist Retreat) has been designed to allow participants to share a common experience with a small group of fellow artists, that encourages the exchange of ideas, while allowing the major focus to be private time for individual work and introspection.

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