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.

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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Seeing Red Juried Show by Heavy Bubble websites for artists

Seeing Red

It's not just an expression.

Please join us Saturday for our opening reception. Our current exhibition Seeing Red is open to interpretation. Seeing Red is not just an expression. Red is the color of love, a fine wine, the planet Mars, rust, cherries, blood, sex, power, heat, and anger. Imagine a room filled with red.

Open Fridays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm or by appointment. artLIFE [at]

Sixty 6 x 6 inch square artworks available for purchase.

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Seeing Red

It's not just an expression.

We are pleased to announce our first Open Call of 2017 at ARTSPACE1241

In bullfighting, the matador beckons the bull with a red cape, which agitates the bull, and it charges for the cape.

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Celebrating its 50th year, Art of the State® is the annual, juried exhibition held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. With an established tradition of exhibiting highly creative art chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors, Art of the State is open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople.

Cash prizes are awarded for selected entries in the categories of: Painting, Craft, Work on Paper, Photography and Sculpture.

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Black and white triangles in a horizontal grid, floating over a layer of red and white striped rectangles. Rotating Triangles (Black on Red) by Bill Brookover
Artist's Talk
February 1

Artist and Fleisher faculty member Bill Brookover will lead an engaging conversation about his journey from West Texas to Philadelphia and from architecture to printmaking. Fleisher played a key role in Bill finding his calling as a printmaker, his third career. He’ll describe how preparation, decisive choices, and serendipity guided his transition.

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Artist Support Group with TJ Walsh Image
Artist Support Group

Beginning in early 2017, TJ Walsh will be starting a therapy group specifically for artists and creative people. His goal is to rekindle creative minds and help members of the group to communicate better by communicating with one another. Above all his goal is for members to gain a sense of relatability with one another and find relevance as they move forward. 

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Snowflake at HBHQ graphic
January 14 February 24, 2017

Heavybubble is pleased to present our fourth biennial winter invitational. Artists are invited to contribute up to two pieces of their work and to invite an artist they respect to participate. Artworks are no larger than 16 x 16 inches. See the works of more than 60 artists.

Open Fridays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm or by appointment.

Reception + art party + sale
Saturday, January 14, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Closing TEA PARTY + sale
Saturday, February 25, 2017 4 - 6 pm

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sculpture by Amy Ralston
November 11 November 20, 2016


Join us in celebrating 19 years of creativity!


Opening Weekend

FRI, 11/11/2016:  6 to 9 pm  (Opening Party)

SAT, 11/12/2016:  11 am to 5 pm

SUN, 11/13/2016:  11 am to 5 pm


Second Weekend

SAT, 11/19/2016:  11 am to 5 pm

SUN, 11/20/2016:  11 am to 5 pm

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