Da Vinci Art Alliance Members’ Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale

Posted by Side Arts on November 30, 2010

Da Vinci Art Alliance Presents ‘Tis the Season!

Members’ Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale

Featuring fine art and crafts by over 40 members of the Da Vinci Art Alliance
All art priced under $200, and hand-decorated artists’ ornaments @ $5.00
Cash-and-carry

Exhibition Dates: 4-29 December 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday 4 December 6-9 pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 6-8 pm Saturday and Sunday 12-5

Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
www.davinciartalliance.org

Slingluff Gallery presents Dave Delaney

Posted by Side Arts on November 30, 2010

Meet Dave Delaney, a painter and illustrator from the Philadelphia suburbs. His new paintings of still lifes and portraits opens at The Slingluff Gallery on December 4, from 6-9pm. His realism paintings focus on his hobbies and his life, like photography and skateboarding. Just beware as you browse the show, portraits of his bowling buddies will be staring you down. The Slingluff Gallery is located at 11 W. Girard Ave, a hop and a skip from the Market/Frankford Line. Dave’s paintings will be on display from December 4 – 28.

Growing up Dave was surrounded by creative family influences, including his grandfather who was a painter and illustrator, his mother who is a painter, his father who is a genius with a knack for auto restoration, and his brother who is a musician.

Dave began his formal artistic training under the tutelage of his grandfather, then in high school with a concentration in art (and an unofficial minor in skateboarding). He went on to earn a BFA in illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he discovered a community of skateboarding artists within which he flourished.

Dave currently paints and illustrates full time and is also an avid amateur photographer. He is an explorer at heart, and splits his spare time between urban and rural adventures, deriving inspiration from all things manufactured and natural alike.

The Slingluff Gallery, voted #1 art gallery in Philadelphia, also has handcrafted gifts such as mugs, wooden pens, coasters, wooden buttons, and much more. For more information visit www.SlingluffGallery.com.

Slingluff Gallery
11 West Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pa 19123
or on the information super highway at: www.SlingluffGallery.com

Tyme Gallery presents the Delaware Valley Art League

Posted by Side Arts on November 30, 2010

On Friday December 10th Tyme Gallery is proud to present miniature paintings by the Delaware Valley Art League. The mission of the league is to promote all forms of creativity in painting and sculpture; to exchange views; develop new ideas and techniques; to offer educational opportunities through lectures, workshops and demonstrations; and to sponsor art exhibitions for the participation of the membership.

In 1947 on November 10th, a group of ladies who enjoyed art and painting, got together in the home of a Catharine Brogan. This group called themselves “The Arts and Crafts League.” Some time thereafter, date unknown, the name of this group was changed to “The Art League of Delaware County.”

Over the years the size of the group grew and members joined from other counties in Pennsylvania, and in 2000 the membership voted to change the name to simply, “The Art League.” Due to confusion on the internet, as there are various art leagues, the name was revised to the Delaware Valley Art League.

The league has many award winning members such as Beverly Benson of Havertown, Deena Ball also of Havertown, Linda Dubin Garfield of Wynnewood, Ursula Ippoliti of West Chester, Priscilla Bohlen of Bryn Mawr and many more. The league regularly exhibits throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area with annual exhibitions at the Penn Medicine Center in Radnor. The exhibition at Tyme Gallery will feature miniature paintings, maximum size 12” X 12” and the maximum price just a little over $100.00, making them perfect for gift giving.

Miniature Paintings from the Delaware Valley Art League, perfect for gifts and a treat for the eyes. So when you come, the opening reception is Friday December 10th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Come share in the fun and meet the artists. The reception is catered with hors d’ oeuvres from Antonella’s Italian Kitchen in Rosemont. It is free to the public. The work is on sale and exhibition through January 11th, 2011. Tyme Gallery is located at 17 W. Eagle Road in Havertown. For additional information about the exhibition, or for directions, call 610-853-1215 or check out their web site at www.tymegallery.com .

Twenty-Two Gallery presents Simone Spicer

Posted by Side Arts on November 30, 2010

“Actually,”
Sculpture by
SIMONE SPICER

December 10th to January 9th
Opening Reception: Friday, December 10th. 6 to 9 PM

“I have been making figurative sculpture primarily from corrugated cardboard for 20 years now. I choose cardboard because it offers a high degree of articulation of form, is easy to work with, and I think, has rich implications about the world we live in today. The fact that it is such a disposable material as an art medium doesn’t bother me. I do want my work to stand the test of time. My pieces can be cast in bronze, and some are intended to be. Others are covered in paper mache and painted with acrylic. Examples of paper mache from ancient Egypt and China still exist today, and the longevity of plastic (acrylic) isn’t in question either, so I think my pieces will be around for a while.

There is an aspect to the disposable material that appeals to me. It suggests transformation and regeneration. Recently I have been introducing materials such as recycled plastics, rubble from building destruction, fragments of glass and mirrors,….into my cardboard constructions. I think these materials speak the same specific language that my hollow cardboard figures do. There is an emptiness to them. I think about the outer shell, the container, the box, and even the remains of something that was, and how these thing are all presented to the world at face value, while the deeper force of connection to all that is, exists somewhere inside. I am interested in expressing that trans formative state of decay and combination with a more spiritual sense of uplift. In the end, I want my work to be about uplift.”
Simone Spicer

Twenty-Two gallery represents quality, affordable, original art by twenty-two area artists. Owned by Shawn Murray, the gallery is also the permanent home of the Bruce Murray Collection of original photography depicting vintage baseball images and Americana from the early 20th century.

Location: Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.twenty-twogallery.com
215-772-1911
info@twenty-twogallery.com

PII Gallery in December

Posted by Side Arts on November 30, 2010

Opening Reception Friday December 3rd, 6-9PM
December 3rd through 31st

Still Life, by Ewa Zeller
Sculpture, by Sercihan Alioglu

PII Gallery
242 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.592.1022

Open Thurday-Saturday, 12-6PM and by appointment

Snowflake Salon

Posted by Linda Dubin Garfield on November 29, 2010

Aqua Light, archival pigment monotype

Linda Dubin Garfield has two pieces in the Snowflake Salon sponsored by heavy bubble at 110 Church St in Old City  and at the Bridge Club at 1616 Walnut Street, 6th floor from December 3, 2010 to February 19, 2011. My work will be in both.

Receptions on Dec 17, 2010 and Feb 18, 2011 will be held at the Bridge Club.

I will be hosting an Artists’ Reception/Demonstration on Sunday, February 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm , demonstrating the Art of Printmaking at 110 Church Street in Old City. Hope you will come by and see some of my new prints and watch the process of how monotypes are made.

Linda Dubin Garfield

Posted by Linda Dubin Garfield on November 28, 2010

LINDA DUBIN GARFIELD

printmaker/mixed media artist

Holiday Shows Abound- “Tis the Season” at Da Vinci Art Alliance has 3 pieces of mine. Z Gallery’s “Miniature Show” in West Chester has 1 of mine. Tyme Gallery’s “Miniatures” in Havertown includes 3 of mine. Visit and buy gifts for yourself & others. ART makes the perfect gift

www.lindadubingarfield.com

Mexico remembered 2- mixed media

Mexico Remembered 2- mixed media

Philly Photo Day 2010

Posted by DoN Brewer on November 19, 2010

Philly Photo Day, 10/28/2010 @ Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Philadelphia Photo Arts Society presents Philly Photo Day, 10/28/2010 – the concept is shoot & upload one image shot that day to their site, they then printed out groups of submissions on huge sheets of photo paper in alphabetical order.  Sarah Stolfa is a PR genius with the show in the fabu Gray Area @ the Crane Building, the raffle of great door prizes, the opportunity to meet other artists, the populist view that people in Philly have taste and can participate in grass roots projects with great results.

Read more @ DoNArTNeWs.

The Print Center Annual Auction

Posted by Side Arts on November 19, 2010

Eye Candy:
The Print Center Annual Auction
Saturday, December 4, 2010

Auction Preview & Online Bidding: www.printcenter.org
Champagne Preview: 5:00pm
Silent Auction: 6:00-8:00pm

Offers Wonderful Opportunities to Buy Exceptional Art and a Fabulous Party!

The Print Center, one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prestigious nonprofit cultural institutions, has set a goal to raise $34,000 with this year’s auction to support its outstanding visual art exhibitions and educational programs. Board of Governors President, Hester Stinnett said, “This will surely be our biggest and best auction in years. It’s going to be a great party, and we want not only to attract members of the art community, but individuals interested in visiting us for the first time.” This is a wonderful opportunity to buy original artwork at great prices, and a chance to get fabulous holiday gifts! Board of Governors Chair V. Susan Fisher said, “The Print Center’s parties are always the place to be!”

The auction includes work by many renowned local and international artists who have donated their work in support of The Print Center including Andrea M. Baldeck, Thomas Brummett, Diane Burko, Donald E. Camp, Anthony Campuzano, Amze Emmons, Carl Fudge, David Graham, Jane Irish, Virgil Marti, Gabriel Martinez, Sarah McEneaney, Megawords, Stuart Rome, Judith Schaechter, Bill Scott, Stuart Shils, Space 1026, Larry Spaid, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Judith Taylor, Daniel Traub, Bill Walton and many more. Goods and services up for bid will include tickets, gift certificates and products from local favorites including a fabulous South African Safari.

Bring your sweet tooth to our Champagne Preview and receive a specially made candy created by the talented artists Joshua Mosley and Sarah Zwerling in collaboration with The Franklin Fountain, the fabulous turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor. Preview guests will get the first look at auction items and can close bidding by selecting ‘Buy It Now’.

Proceeds from The Print Center Auction fund group and solo exhibitions featuring local, regional and international artists and all of The Print Center’s other exciting programs. Tickets are $25 by December 3, $35 on December 4. The event will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and libations. The Exclusive Champagne Preview begins at 5:00pm and tickets are $100. Preview and bid online at www.printcenter.org. For more information or tickets, please call Ashley Peel Pinkham, Assistant Director, at 215.735.6090 x2.

Tyme Gallery presents Bonnie Devine

Posted by Side Arts on November 17, 2010

On Sunday December 5th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Tyme Gallery is proud to present original artwork from Cuba with a PowerPoint presentation from Bonnie Devine.

Bonnie has been going to Cuba since 2004 with a Humanitarian Group, The Saint Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association. The St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose objectives are to establish, promote and foster a spirit of friendship with the citizens of Baracoa and in particular, with small, independent groups and associations of handicapped and/or disadvantaged people in the town of Baracoa, Cuba.

Baracoa is a small town on the easternmost point of Cuba, visited by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Like St. Augustine, it is the oldest continuously inhabited Spanish settlement in Cuba. St. Augustine and Baracoa are historically and culturally linked because of their shared Spanish heritage.

The book, The Painters’ Magic a Spanish/English publication, with beautiful full-color illustrations, details the evolution of Baracoa’s contemporary art movement, and at the same time vividly displays the unique Baracoan style of painting, inspired by nature, legend and myth. The first section of The Painters’ Magic briefly traces the evolution of local painting from the pre-Colombian period to the present time. The second part of the book presents some of Baracoa’s most prominent contemporary artists. The high quality reproductions of each individual’s work are complemented with personal commentaries by the artists about their painting styles and artistic influences. The carefully woven biographical material helps to illustrate how this school of art is inspired by Hispano-African-Caribbean legends and myths, by the city itself, and also by the many natural wonders that surround Baracoa. This charming coastal town, nestled against a backdrop of magnificent mountains, has given birth to a decisive Baracoan artistic identity and to a profound sense of the Artist being an integral element of this magical world.

Artwork from the artists in the book will also be available for sale, along with other small items from Cuba. Bonnie will also share personal stories and pictures of her travels in Cuba and her experiences with the artists.

So when you come Sunday December 5th the PowerPoint presentation begins promptly at 1:30 pm. Come, relax and enjoy some refreshments. The reception is from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Tyme Gallery is located at 17 W. Eagle Road in Havertown. For addition information about the reception or the gallery call 610-853-1215 or check out their website at www.tymegallery.com.