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.

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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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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