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.

Decorative Papers by PD Packard
April 16 April 17, 2016

PD Packard with be teaching a TWO DAY Workshop on Printing Decorative Papers + Box Art

Saturday and Sunday, April 16 & 17, 2016 from 10 am - 4 pm

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Walking into the Kellner Gallery at Abington Art Center is a silent color explosion. Our favorites were the yellow paintings which were promises of the warmth and energy of Spring. 

Each of the paintings consists of brush dabs of thick pigment that obscure energetic underpaintings. Just a peek shows through the calm repititive quieting.

February 5 - March 29, 2016

Opening reception
February 5, 2016  6-8 pm

Coffee Break: February 13, 10 am

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Brian David Dennis, installation

The gallery is occupied by a large curved wall, bulging into the space. The structure spans wall to wall, floor to ceiling. Built of hand cut cardboard, the surface recalls layers of sediment. Through the corrugation a dawn tinted light dapples the observer. Behind the wall, light glares through a barely distinguishable forest of vertical lines. Moving in front of the wall, your ability to focus on any one trunk is frustrated by the limited view.

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Woodmere Art Museum invites artists to submit work that considers the theme “the condition of place.” Submissions may define “condition” broadly;  “place” refers to the city of Philadelphia.

Deadkine March 20, 2016

June 4 – August 28, 2016

In addition to selections made from submissions, the juror Odili Donald Odita, will select objects from the Museum’s collection. Odita’s own work will also be on view.

The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum.

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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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