A good friend told me about this exhibit at Little Berlin in North Philadelphia. It will run from February 5th until February 27th. Go and check it out. Here is some more info about the exhibit from their site:
For the month of February Little Berlin will be exhibiting artworks rejected from Arcadia University’s 2009 “Works on Paper”. The November call for entries in 2009 received a record 1,256 pieces of artwork. Arcadia’s “Works on Paper” is a unique opportunity for artists to have a selected curator/juror review your art in flesh and blood, but what is that worth when there’s such high demand of art to be seen? “Works on Paper Rejects” is a way Little Berlin hopes to give a voice to all of the Philadelphia art community by simply providing a gallery to exhibit the artwork.
Mitzi Lai, will conduct TWO one-day workshops on Saturday Oct. 24 and Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8435 Cherry Hill Lane, Broadview Hts. OH ( 3 mins. from I-77 at Broadview Heights, Rt.82 exit )
Cost of the one-day workshop is $35, for two workshops is 65. Please bring a sack lunch, drinks will be provided. Material list and map will be sent upon receipt of your deposit.
Any questions: call Mitzi Lai at (440) 526-0651 or click here.
Philadelphia, PA –This October, The Center for Emerging
Visual Artists™is pleased to bring
you the 10th Annual Philadelphia Open
Studio Tours. Join over 300
professional visual artists, local businesses, arts organizations and
galleries to celebrate 10 years of studio art! Artists and event partners in every neighborhood from
Chestnut Hill to South Philly will open their doors free to public in the
largest event of its kind in Philadelphia.
The Open Studio
Tours not only exposes the work of emerging and established studio artists to
the public, but this year our new Community Partners initiative has
helped forge important connections between the artist community, local
businesses, galleries, culture-seekers of all varieties, and longtime arts
organizations. These community partners, listed in full on the event website: philaopenstudios.org, will be the
primary distribution points for all POST literature and information.
The 10th Anniversary festivities
are just around the corner! For details on the comprehensive schedule of
POST-related activities, including artist workshops, receptions, exhibitions,
neighborhood parties, and more, visit philaopenstudios.com. Following is a
schedule of this year’s official events:
Artist Studios EAST of Broad
The weekend of October 3-4, 2009, noon-6pm All tours are self-guided and free Visit artists working in South Philly,
Bella Vista, Queen Village, South Street, Center City, Old City, Northern
Liberties, Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond
Artist Studios West of Broad
Street The weekend ofOctober 10-11,
All tours are self-guided and free Visit artists working in Germantown, Mt.
Airy, Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough, West Philly,North Philly, Fairmount, Center City, and
POST Guided Tour
Sunday October 4, 1 – 4 pm Meet at 1521 Locust Street Want to visit artist
studios, but not sure where to start? Join the Friends of CFEVA Guided Tour,
and enjoy select artist studios with transportation and refreshments provided.
Tickets are $75 each; reservations required. To reserve a space or for more
information, contact the Center for Emerging Visual Artists at 215-546-7775 x16
Selections From The Studio
Opening Reception, Thursday October 8, 5 – 7 pm Exhibition runs from Monday
September 28 to Friday October 16, 2009 Group exhibition featuring POST
artists selected by Julien Robson, PAFA
Curator of Contemporary Art. The Gallery at the Center for Emerging Visual
Artists is located at 1521 Locust Street, Lower Level, and the Gallery Hours
are 11-5, M-F.
planning your POST experience today! Printed guides containing artist
directories, city maps, participating sponsors, and event details will be
available citywide, at all Community Partner locations, and at The Center for
Emerging Visual Artists. Use our enhanced website to select and map out y our
own studio tour. Artist images, neighborhood maps, full schedule of events and
more at philaopenstudios.org
Check out a great article written in 2007 (but still applicable) about the Philadelphia Art Scene at Papermag.com (click here). Written by Alexis Swerdloff, with photos by Alexander Cumming, the article describes two New Yorkers looking for something different. And they found it! Their trip to the Sixth Borough (as Ms. Swerdloff writes) "was to scope out the Philly art scene. Just far
enough away from New York (a little under two hours) to escape its
looming shadow, and close enough to absorb some of its overflow, the
Philadelphia art scene is booming."
Blocks and Strips Quilt, 2003
Ruth Kennedy, American
86 x 75 inches (218.4 x 190.5 cm)
Collection of the Tinwood Alliance. Photo: Steve Pitkin, Pitkin Studio
The Gee's Bend Quilt Exhibit will be at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from September 16, 2008 until December 14, 2008. Expand your artistic vision and go see this exhibit dedicated to the architecture of the quilt from the quilters of Gee's Bend.