Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday 12/5: New Business Privilege Tax Legislation Overview and Q&A

Come on out this Monday, December 5th, to find out about the changes to Philly's Business Privilege Tax! The event is free, just RSVP here. See you there!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This weekend! Things to do!

I always feel like there is so much going on this time of year that it seems hard to get to everything...but I can atleast try, can't I?

Here are some fabulous things coming up this weekend that are definitely worth checking out...

THURSDAY (not quite the weekend yet, but why not start early?):

West Elm + Etsy are teaming up and this Thursday at the West Elm in Philly (1330 Chestnut St) is featuring mini markets by Peg and Awl (yay!), Kaye Rachelle Designs, Giant DwarfSomething's Hiding In Here, and Girls Can Tell


Fabulous photographer, Laura Graham, has a show at Gravy Studio in Fishtown (2212 Sepviva Street).

Jess of the amazing Bloodmilk  is having a show of her jewelry and images from her new lookbook at Gallery 309 in Old City (309 Cherry Street).

 And Asian Arts Initiative has an opening for Witness:Artists Reflect on 30 Years of the AIDS Pandemic. We hadn't seen the show entirely installed but there was a lot of great work! (And be sure to check out Justin's fancy walls while you're there!) (1219 Vine Street)

The Resource Exchange is having a great holiday fundraiser/event!  (2829 Cedar Street)


Shane and Julia Stratton, both fabulous sculptors, are having a holiday show and sale of their sculpture in Elkins Park (630 Spring Avenue), along with the photography of Ron Tarver and Rob Graham.


Whew! All of these events are sure to be wonderful and amazing so do check them out. Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wishlist Winner! And Runner Up! And another shot at it!

The winner of the free one month membership is Josh for his wishlist:
1- physical space for projects
2- anvil
3- metal cutting tools and sheet metal for steampunk stuff
4- work table
6- scoop chisel/gouge
8- foundry for casting bronze
9- unlimited amounts of mahogany wood
10- ceramic cone shaped whetstone.

And since we only received 2 entries, we decided to make Tim the runner up, with a free one week membership for his wishlist:
-Physical space (or just the time and mental fortitude to clear out my garage to make space)
-BernzOmatic Cutting, Welding, and Brazing Torch
-Membership to Next Fab Studio and Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
-Classes in mold making
-Sony HDR-AX2000 Video Camera so I can revive the maker/DIY STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) video podcast my son and I used to do.
-Some big sketchbooks for big ideas
-Shelving to hold more found junk
-Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse Multi Purpose Saw Horse
and of course
-A winning Powerball lottery ticket. 
(Tim, I hear you on that Powerball ticket!!)

Thanks so much for entering guys!

AND because I know a few people said they tried to leave a comment but it never showed up (wtf Blogger? Why you be hatin'...AGAIN!) anyone who tells us the one sculpture/craft/making stuff item they want the most on our Facebook page between now and December 24th will be entered to win a fancy PSG prize package. (Tim and Josh, feel free to enter this one too!)


We are exhausted...Justin more so than me, because he's been working on these for days. I jumped in to help today with the sanding and painting of the two 8'9"high x 8'5"wide x 2' deep rolling gallery walls that Justin made for the Asian Arts Initiative. Here are some photos of the process...





Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Wishlist: What Justin wants...

Justin is last up in our wishlist series and this is what he wants from Sculpture Santa...!

1. A plunge base for my router

2. Dickies Insulated Coveralls 

3. Fire Hose Vest from Duluth Trading

4. Contour Sanding Grips

5. 125lb Forged Anvil

6. Whisper Momma Gas Forge

7. 20" Spiral cutter head planer grizzly

8. Water cooled TIG Welder

9. Toyota Tacoma with rack and extend cab

10. The ability to never get tired or hungry while working...

Don't forget to leave your wishlist of 10 sculpture/craft/making stuff related items in the comments (or post it to our Facebook page if you are having trouble leaving it here...Blogger has been actin' a fool...) for a chance to win a free 1 month membership to the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym! We'll announce a winner on Monday, November 28th! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Wishlist: What Olivia wants...

 Next up in the wishlist series is Olivia...our daughter. She's 2 but so far it's pretty obvious to us that she will end up a sculptor (unless she rebels after we make her work in the Sculpture Gym...). She attended her first opening was when she was 2 weeks old and she's already helped us install more shows than any kid I know. Soon she will be the tiniest studio intern... is what she is asking Sculpture Santa for this year...


1. More Eco-dough

2. Haba building blocks

3. Wooden modeling tools of her own

4. More Glob Natural Blends Paint

5. A second smock (one for home and one for the studio)

6. Colored Pencils

7. A new Sketchbook

8. Homemade Art Supplies

9. A membership to the aquarium (For inspiration...!)

10. An art collection of her own (She already has a baby bunny sculpture, which she LOVES...)

Don't forget to leave your wishlist of 10 sculpture/craft/making stuff related items in the comments for a chance to win a free 1 month membership to the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym! We'll announce a winner on Monday, November 28th!