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Snowflake

Snowflake Salon @HBHQ

Snowflake @HBHQ : Fourth Biennial Invitational Winter Show

EXHIBITION: Saturday, January 14, 2017 through Friday, 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.

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

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

Participating artists:

Alice Austin
Kristin Balmer
Sara Bakken
Nancy Barch
Richard Begbie
Rosalind Bloom
Sarah Bloom
Agustin Bolanos
Elena Bouvier
DoN Brewer
Keith R. Breitfeller
Kevin Broad
Therese Brown
Corliss Cavalieri
Damini Celebre
Rachel Citrino
jacintha clark
Amanda D’Amico
Brian Dennis
James A. DePietro
Marie Elcin
Terri Fridkin
Mike Gamble
Rebecca Gilbert
Mary Gordon
Marjorie Grigonis
Naren Gupte
Marguerita Hagan
Kala Hagopian
Vikki Hall-Webster
Nina Hopen Klein
Gregg Krantz
Andrea Krupp
Pam Lethbridge
Fred Lisaius
Robert Magana
Laura Marconi
kellianne mccarthy
Angela McQuillan
Lesley Mitchell
Michael Moffa
Nanette Noone
Alexis Nutini
PD Packard
dolores poacelli
Amie Potsic
Diana Prescott
Donna Quinn
Amy Ralston
Susan Richards
Maryann Riker
Colleen Rudolf
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein
Christopher Smith
Lisa Sparling
Brian Spies
Pierre Trombert
Stella Untalan
TJ Walsh
Ashley Wick

Snowflake Salon @HBHQ, DoN BrewerTiberino Odalisque, oil on canvas, 11″ x 14″, 2016, $300.00, DoN Brewer

Painted last Summer at the Tiberino Sunday art workshop, Tiberino Odalisque is one of my favorite paintings. Completed in five hours, the painterly quality and atmospheric naturalism is my goal when I paint. The environment at the Tiberino Museum in West Philly is so accepting, vibrant and creative and represents the world I live in; a world filled with art, companionship, encouragement and love.

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Reunion

SAGE Reunion TourALL NEW WORK by David Foss, Don Kaiser, Heather Rachel Phillips, Henry Bermudez, Jon Manteau, Michelle Marcuse, Nic Coviello, Raphael Fenton-Spaid, Robert Solomon and Vincent Romaniello

SAGE REUNION TOUR

BLAM Projects Brooklyn
Opening reception: 6 to 9pm, Friday, October 7
Show runs through October 30, 2016
Hours: 11am to 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

BLAM Projects 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

The Sage Reunion Tour will bring together 10 of the original members, each showing how their work has evolved since their Philadelphia project space closed in 2009. A variety of media are planned including: painting, sculpture, photography, performance, banners and video.

About Sage Projects
In late 2008 a group of Philadelphia artists organized visits to each other’s studios. Many of the artists enjoyed the tours and other artist’s work so much that they wanted to take the group a step further.

The perfect opportunity to form a cooperative came in early 2009 when the US economy crashed leaving many small businesses in dire straits. A team of business leaders in a popular tourist area, known as South Street, put out a call asking for arts groups to occupy vacant storefronts, cost free, in the hopes of bringing life back to the area. That’s when David Foss, artist and director of DaVinci Art Alliance, and Vincent Romaniello applied for and got the green light on a 2,000 sq ft, two story, empty storefront.

During the run of Sage Projects over 250 artists, musicians, filmmakers and other artists were given the opportunity to share the space and to bring their work to a wider audience.

Performance Information
Conceptual Punk-a-Rock-a-Billy-Blues ensemble MagicCarpet ManCave will be
performing both original compositions and covers during the opening reception on Friday,
October 7, between 6-9pm during the exhibition reception.

As a mixed race artist Heather Raquel Phillips takes her experience of marginality to
create spaces for bodies using personal story telling and attempted acrobatic feats. Phillips, along with musicians Meg Widholm and Mike Woloszczuk, will be performing on Saturday, October 22, at 8pm during the Exchange Rates expo.

Contact: Vincent Romaniello   blambklyn@gmail.com   267-902-1115
Hi-resolution images of works in the show available upon request
BLAM

 
BLAM Projects 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 www.blamprojects.com
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Shadow Overcome by Memory plus No Logic in Line, Michelle Marcuse

“Part of 2016 was involved in my making work for the 39th Wind Challenge Exhibition.  My preparation was over 18 months and the show opened in September.  It will be up till November 2nd.  I exhibited with Amber Johnston and Brian Richmond.” – Michelle Marcuse

Michelle Marcus, Wind Challenge

“HOUSE Gallery 1816 has kept us busy, we have had some good shows up until June. After a summer hiatus, we are set to start up again.  POST 2016 east side….and our November show will be with Erik Ruin.   http://erikruin.com/

Henry Bermudez is off to Peru October 1st for a solo exhibition in Lima. He will spend 2 months there on research for a project. Maybe i will get to visit him in November. We will both exhibit at BLAM in Brooklyn.  It is a reunion with other SAGE artists from Philadelphia, some of them you probably know. BLAM has a counterpart gallery in Los Angeles. My images of the Challenge show were photographed by John Carlano.” – Michelle Marcuse

Thank you to Michelle Marcuse for the content of this post.

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Encaustics

Tremain Smith, New WorkTremain Smith, Lotus Born, 2014, oil & wax on panel, 36” x 48”

Tremain Smith, New Works, Encaustics and Mixed Media at Rosenfeld Gallery

November 2nd – 23rd, 2014, Rosenfeld Gallery, 113 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tremain Smiths major media since the 80’s has been encaustic with mixed media. She was the first artist in my gallery to work with hot wax and has developed many technical innovations over the years. She is inspired by a wide range of spirituality from many times and places. The work is always abstract usually with geometric imagery. The recent work explores the usage of the grid.” – Richard Rosenfeld

Tremain Smith has four works in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  Her work is in corporate and private collections across the country.  She has had dozens of solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Maine, Delaware, Florida and Hawaii.  Group exhibitions include SOFA Chicago, Art Miami, the Painted Bride, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the USArtists American Fine Art Show.  Smith was awarded a 3-month artist residency in 2004 at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She taught encaustic painting at the Penland School of Crafts in 2006 and will be again in 2015, as well as at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and R&F Paints in 2014.”

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment. – Wikipedia

Tremain Smith, Encaustic Painting

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Plaza

Plaza Artist MaterialsPlaza Artist Materials, Hands on Creativity, Encaustics

Plaza Artist Materials, Hands on Creativity event brought together Philly art experts with high quality art materials for a weekend of fun, education and creativity in the well stocked art supply store on Chestnut Street. As I moved from table to table chatting with presenters I learned about encaustics, oil paints, acrylics, colored pencils, fabric dye and more. Store manager Suzanne Knodle introduced me to the Plaza Artist Materials President/owner Eric Zelenko and we talked about the business of selling art supplies.

“We have thirteen stores in six states. It’s an interesting story how we came to Philadelphia. People really don’t know that much about us, so, what we want to be able to do is let people know that there are additional options for people who are creating art. The Hands on Creativity event is typical of the things we want to do, so that people can come in and play with the stuff. Because artists like to explore and experiment.”

Plaza Artist MaterialsPlaza Artist Materials, Hands on Creativity, Faber Color Pencils

The market for art supplies in Philly has changed a lot. Pearl disappeared, I used to spend at least $100. every time I went in there, I don’t know how they decided to close. Utrecht is gone and there’s no parking near Blick’s.

“You know, the way I look at it, our job is to do the best we can do. And take as much feedback from customers as we can and if that means adding product or helping them understand how to use it, that’s what we’ll do. Every person we have working here is an artist.”

Your store is in a great location, the neighborhood in West Philly is becoming the arts destination that it deserves to be.

“It’s really interesting because, as you can see, Drexel and Penn are in a massive building zone and there are all these neighborhoods around where a lot of students live. The hope is, and the schools are committed, too, to bringing people back into the city so that this doesn’t turn into sort of a ghost town. And so these neighborhoods are becoming populated with great people. Philly is a great city, it’s a funny place, I’m from New York originally and I live in D.C. now, but Philly is a city that people really love and can live in, it’s really vibrant. Not like other cities that don’t really know what they want to be. To me, Philly is very vibrant and people really live in their neighborhoods.”

Plaza Artist MaterialsPlaza Artist Materials, Hands on Creativity, Liquitex acrylics

“My hope, with all the commitments that the schools are making, that this becomes a place that people want to wander around. There are lots of people on the street. I see people walking their dogs, so they must live close by.”

Just a few years ago this was not a neighborhood I would wander around in.

“I know, I remember when I was in college, I had some friends here, and people would say this was a terrible neighborhood. And look at it now, right?”

What are your future plans for this location?

“We’ve been here just a little over a year, we just passed the year mark. I think we’re settling in and I think it’s about making as many connections to the artist community as we can, introducing ourselves and supporting the artists in a variety of ways. People who create art, one of the things that has always struck me, is that if you look at great artists, people want to connect with each other.

I’m sure they’re competitive in some ways but the people who create art seem to need to commune. Hopefully, what we can do is be a place where people come together to do that. By the way, we have all these bare walls and we want to invite people to exhibit their work. We’ve done some things with Drexel, but that’s something we will be doing more of.” – Plaza Artist Materials President/owner Eric Zelenko

Plaza Artist MaterialsPlaza Artist Materials, Hands on Creativity

Thanks Plaza Artist Materials for all the great swag! I took home oils and solvents from Gamblin, acrylics from Liquitex, Canson pastel paper, Rembrandt pastel sampler, 1980 oils and loads of informative materials. The presenters really took time to educate me on the benefits of the products they demonstrated and possible hazards to avoid. I did not know that you should never clean your brushes with turpentine if you’re using cadmium paint because it can cause the toxins to seep into your skin.

Next time you are shopping at Plaza Artist Materials say, ‘Hi’, to store manager Suzanne for me.

Plaza Artist Materials is located at 3200 Chestnut Street, Retail E, Philadelphia, PA 19104, on the Drexel University Campus on the south side of Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets.

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Manayunk

25th Annual Manayunk Arts FestivalPHILADELPHIA, PA: Manayunk is getting ready to celebrate a milestone. The annual Manayunk Arts Festival will celebrate 25 years of being the region’s largest outdoor juried arts festival. On Saturday June 21st and Sunday June 22nd tradition will continue as 300 artists from across the country showcase their work along historic Main Street.

To kick off the festival weekend, Manayunk will welcome the Summer Solstice with the Manayunk Solstice Fire starting at 5pm on Friday June 20th along the historic Manayunk canal with activities for all ages including an animal show, dance performances, and the lighting of 12 floating bonfires to celebrate the solstice.

The main event, the Manayunk Arts Festival, which is organized and operated annually by the Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC) and Manayunk.com, is free to the public and will feature artists from seven different disciplines including fiber, glass & ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, painting & drawing, photography, and wood & sculpture. Visitors can also enjoy food and beverages from Manayunk’s acclaimed restaurants and cool off by shopping at Manayunk’s unique boutiques and stores. The festival will run on Saturday from 11 am until 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am until 6 pm.

For Jane Lipton, MDC’s Executive Director who was a volunteer at the very first Manayunk Arts Festival in 1990 , the evolution of the festival over a quarter of a century has been remarkable.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years already, but here we are and it’s fantastic,” said Lipton. “I honestly don’t know how, but every year the quality and uniqueness of the artwork gets better and better. I feel it’s a testament to the growing art scene in Manayunk, Philadelphia, and beyond. Our jurors were extremely impressed with the artistic breadth of this year’s submissions and more than 200,000 festival goers will soon find out why.”

Part of the magic of the show is the combination of returning artists mixed with young new emerging artists. Festival goers will see work exhibited by artists who have done the show since it first began in 1990 – and work from artist as young as 19 who are participating in their first festival. Juried in since the very first year is New York based wearable artist Ossie Rioux, Manayunk based Rachel Isaac and photographer Jim Spillane.

For the third year, local and budding talent will be featured in the Emerging Artist Tent located at the intersection of Main Street and Roxborough Ave. 30 artists will display their work in the tent throughout the weekend. One of those artists is Jared Oriel, a local artist who just completed his first year of college at the Pratt Institute.

FESTIVAL PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SHUTTLE

Round-trip shuttle service is available for just $3 per person. Proceeds benefit the North Light Community Center. Free

Shuttle Parking is available at the following locations:

  •  555 City Avenue on Presidential Blvd. in Bala Cynwyd
  •  Ivy Ridge Train Station on Umbria Street

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (www.septa.org)

  • Train: A 15-minute ride from Center city via the Manayunk Norristown Regional Rain Line to the Manayunk Station.
  • Bus: Take the #61 bus route from Center City to Main Street.

For more information on the Manayunk Arts Festival, please call 215-482-9565 or visit www.manayunk.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Shannon Geddes, Manayunk Development Corporation Public Relations and Events Coordinator sgeddes@manayunk.org or 267-270-3077

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