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Netted Clear Quartz Egg With Apatite Pendant

Hand-carved clear quartz crystal egg is gracefully cradled in a sterling silver net. Deep blue apatite gems dangle and drip from the bail. Measures (from bail) 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4 at widest area.

By Amy Cousin. $225.

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Netted Clear Quartz Egg With Apatite Pendant



Mixed Media, Abstract, 10″ x 10″ x ~1″. By Debbie McCarthy. $100.

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Natural Memory Spiritual Traveling

_jpgThe Exhibit is named by a very famous Chinese artist, writer and painter, Mr. Pingxiang Deng.This exhibit that is scheduled for February 2014 at Da Vinci Art Alliance is a two person exhibit. I am honored that the world famous painter Mr. Dexiang Qian, Professor of Painting, Director of Oil Painting Section at Department of the Fine Arts Academy, Hunan Normal University, Changsha Hunan, China, offered me to have an exhibit with him. In his fabulous traditional oil paintings, Dexiang will paint Philadelphia images with his native China in his heart. My paintings will make connection between three cities that have influenced my life, my birth city Šibenik, Croatia, my home city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and my adopted city of Philadelphia, USA. I will keep you posted with moments related to this big exhibit. See you all on opening reception on:

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at Da Vinci Art Alliance,
704 Catherine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
6pm-10 pm


Wanted!!! More Philly Street Art

Street Sculpture 10-7-13


Site Updates – August 2013


Side Arts community,

A few changes have been made to the site in anticipation of launching the new Side Arts.

  • Expired calls for artists have been removed.  Only current listings are shown.
  • Unused art categories and call for artist categories have been removed.
  • All city sites and members have been merged into the Philly site in anticipation of launching the national site.

The Side Arts site will be launched soon. In order to focus on the development of the new site, some fixes and technical support on the old site will be suspended.

What will be new?

  • A focus on the call for artists listing service rather then a blog site.
  • A single, mobile ready site rather then multiple city sites.
  • Improved email alerts, call for artists search features, and communication.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


Warehouse Installation



Warehouse Install 6 26 13 #1


The Nostalgia of the Infinite: New Works by Lauren Rinaldi at Dhyana Yoga Old City.

Dhyana Yoga Old City will be hosting a First Friday opening on August 2nd showcasing new works by Philadelphia artist, yoga teacher and DY community member Lauren Rinaldi. Please join us from 6 to 9PM for a beautiful evening of art and refreshments!

Lauren Rinaldi, Untitled, oil on canvas, 12"x12".

Untitled, oil on canvas, 12″x12″.

In this exhibition, Lauren presents a series of paintings that focus on telling intricate and personal stories featuring unexpected juxtapositions and contradictory conditions of dreams and reality. She draws inspiration from children’s books, old Hollywood, art history, meditation, memories, badly written paranormal romance novels and asana. The visual language she uses tends to be passively confrontational, intimate and seductive, yet repugnant in its portrayal.

**A portion of all sales of artwork will be donated to CHOP, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, through the Dhyana Yoga Seva Center

For more information about the artist, please visit her Facebook page, website or contact her via email at

For more information about Dhyana Yoga and the DY Seva Center, their newest studio which donates it’s proceeds to charity, please visit their website

Dhyana Yoga Old City
68 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Friday August 2nd from 6-9 PM



Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Grand Opening Party

Friday, June 28th 7:00-10:00 pm

Food, Drinks, & Music!

Tickets are $20 each - Get them HERE.

If you have any friends considering the Charter Membership at PSG, let them know they only have till June 28th to sign up! Unlimited access will then be $225!!!! More Info HERE.

Darla Jackson is AMAZING and came up with a brilliant idea to give us our final Push for funding to get the last minute things we need for PSG & have the opening party –  it’s her 10 x 10 series.

How it works: 10×10 is a series of 10 different small sculptures that Darla is making as a fundraiser to benefit the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. Each sculpture will be an edition of 10 (meaning each sculpture will only be cast 10 times.) After the 10th edition of this piece is sold, the 2nd sculpture in the series will be offered. Once the 10th edition of the 2nd sculpture is sold, the 3rd sculpture in the series will be offered, and so on. Each sculpture will be offered at the discounted price of $100 each. All proceeds will go to the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym.

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3rd Ward Philadelphia Opens with Classes, Co-Working and Drink N’Draw

3rd Ward

3rd Ward, the Brooklyn-based education center and creative incubator, is excited to open its class offerings, co-working space and weekly Drink N’Draw event to the Philadelphia community.

Located in what was once known as the “Workshop of the World”, 3rd Ward Philadelphia encompasses 27,000 square feet of collaborative work space, classrooms and creative facilities in Philly’s Northern Liberties / Old Kensington neighborhood, and is comprised of three buildings — a 3-story brick warehouse, an historic church, and a single-story concrete warehouse.

With beautifully renovated coworking spaces where freelancers, entrepreneurs and small businesses can collaborate and work alongside like-minded individuals and groups, 3rd Ward Philadelphia addresses the need for affordable and flexible options of today’s professionals and independent workers, starting their coworking prices at $149 per month.

Offering classes that begin as early as June 1st, 3rd Ward Philadelphia also launches its vast interdisciplinary education program with courses spanning craftsmanship, technology, art and design.

Select classes include:

  • Works on Paper: Intro to Collage and Mixed Media
  • Introduction to Oil Painting
  • DIY Printmaking: From Linocutting to Monotyping
  • DSLR Filmmaking: Tools and Techniques
  • Street Photography: Real World Environments

Like its Brooklyn flagship, 3rd Ward Philadelphia will host weekly Drink N’Draw events, a popular attraction that provides an opportunity for community members to gather together and enjoy an evening of creativity with live drawing and drinks. Drink N’Draw at 3rd Ward Philadelphia kicks off Wednesday May 22nd at 8pm.

3rd Ward is a coworking space and marketplace of hundreds of classes in technology, craftsmanship, food/beverage, art and design, taught by a community of your peers. Come visit us and make something.

1227 North 4th Street, PhiladelphiaPA


Artists’ Reception at Collaborative 27 at MUSE Gallery on May 19

Collaborative 27

Please join me on at the Artists’ Reception Sunday, May 19 from 2-4 at Muse Gallery! I look forward to showing you my work and enjoying seeing the others in the show.



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