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.

Footprint graphic

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s Footprint International 2016, is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration.

The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure.

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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2017 season of site-specific artist installations.

Eastern State Penitentiary seeks installations that will explore institution’s history, and evoke a broad range of emotions. They seek installations that will make connections between the complex history of this building and today’s criminal justice system and corrections policies. 

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ArtPlace America is now accepting project proposals for The National Creative Placemaking Fund. This national fund seeks to support projects “in which arts and culture play an intentional an integrated role in place-based community planning and development that is human-centric, comprehensive, and locally informed.” 

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2016 Artist Workshop Series: Vision Planning, Working Groups, & Accountability  (presented by Leeway Foundation & ArtistU)

In this 3-part series, participants are encouraged to bring their major successes, brightest ideas, and biggest challenges as a means to fuel visions and strategic plans for the new year and beyond.  


Part I: Personal/Professional/Artistic Goal Setting 

Monday, February 1 | 6:00pm-8:00pm 

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Sextet III, by Jacqueline Unanue, acrylic on canvas, 2014, 64"x 70" (162x 177 cm) Inspired by Chilean classical composer Juan Orrego-Salas (1919)
March 30 May 1, 2016

An exhibition inspired by the music of Chilean classical composers curated by Gloria Garafulich-Grabois                                

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rainbow/ Sedona 2016 by Damini Celebre
February 5 April 30, 2016
This Autumn I embarked on a #artroadtrip. I drove around SouthWest, through the Mohave Desert to Joshua Tree Ca. My intention was to connect, converse and draw the different personalities of Land. In this book, I have juxtaposed my photographs of Land and my expression of that particular Land's vibration.
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Sam Shaffer painting installation image
Artwork Display

Sam Shaffer's series of seven large paintings is currently on view at Cella Luxuria though a special arrangement by Savery Gallery. This vibrant collection  explores the boundaries between figure and abstraction, color and form, the painter and his paint.


Contact Savery Gallery:

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The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce an Open Call for applications for the 2016 - 2017 Residency Year. We will be awarding 3 residency grants for the time period of September 1, 2016 through August 1, 2017. Residencies are for the full 11 months.

The deadline is March 12th, 2016.

GAR is a fully funded residency.  Artists in residence will receive a studio, an apartment, a monthly stipend of $1,000 per month and a bicycle.

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Cynthia Groya, CONSECRATION (Gettysburg) artwork
January 10 March 6, 2016

Garden Room Reception

Sunday, January 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm


Cynthia Groya was born in Indiana and studied painting and printmaking at SACI in Florence, Italy, received a BFA from Drake University, studied intaglio, lithography and screen printing at Parsons, The New School. She recently completed a residency at Mass MoCA Assets for Artists in North Adams, Massachusetts. Groya has participated in over 50 group/juried exhibitions and 3 solo exhibitions. She lives in Princeton, NJ.

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The Artist Project is a collaboration between an experienced artist, the Museum of Fine Arts, and ten after school community organizations in the Boston area. The program is designed to engage children in the art-making process under the guidance of an artist. Drawing inspiration from the MFA’s collection, the selected artist will plan and lead an art project with children between the ages of six and twelve.

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The festival will run from May 9 through 14, 2016 and the exhibition will be on view from May 14 through June 26, 2016 in the Wayne Art Center's Davenport, Vidinghoff and Outer Galleries.

This annual national juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of outdoor painting while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share creative endeavors with collectors and the public.

Online Entries: November 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016


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This is an opportunity worth up to $2,000 to attend a two-week summer residency of your choice at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. The recipient will be selected by the Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee, which consists of Ayumi Horie, Roberto Lugo, and Amy Santoferraro.

To be eligible, you have to be in financial need, at least 18 years old, and have a nomination from one of the artists on the Artaxis website.

Applications must be submitted through the website by February 12th.

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