Monday, September 30, 2013

PSG Flea Recap!

PSG Flea was a really fun event and I just wanted to give a huge thanks to PSG Shop manager Laura Conklin for organizing it! Laura, you did an amazing job! Everyone had a great time...Olivia especially (she made out like a bandit!) We hope to do it again in the the meantime, if you are interested keep an eye out for the upcoming Call for Artists for Coldhearted, a sale of art and handmade items December 6th and 7th!

*NEW* Calls for Artists for PSG Gallery

A new batch of Calls for Artists for PSG Gallery!
 Check them out...we have 3 exciting exhibition opportunities coming up:
- Process Show: WOOD will be our 2nd annual exhibition showcasing woodworking in all its forms
- Small Works will be our 2nd annual exhibition showcasing works in all media that are under 12"h x 12"w x 12"d
-Impossible Books is an exciting collaborative exhibition between writers and sculptors, dreamed up in partnership with Gigantic Sequins, a local literary arts journal.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Programs Manager Jenny Welsh  at PSGJennyWelsh[at] Good luck everyone!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Apply Now! Two opportunities from CFEVA!

Visual Artist Fellowship

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is proud to announce the application for its Visual Artist Fellowship is now open. Please review the revised guidelines below.

Please note each application is reviewed carefully and all applicants are also eligible for exhibition, sales, teaching and other opportunities through CFEVA. All professional visual artists are encouraged to apply before November 15, 2013.

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 100 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their artistic and professional practice. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next level of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected based on the merit of their artwork, demonstrated ability to reach stated goals, their vision for the next level in their career, and the ability of CFEVA to help get them there.

Three artists will be selected receive a full range of career support over the two-year Fellowship to ensure the successful realization of a career goal, artistic outcome, or related project as defined in the application. In addition, selected artists will receive a $1000 award and up to $3000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity.

We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas regardless of their status of emerging, mid career or established.

For full program details and the electronic application, please visit the CFEVA website

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Final application deadline is November 15, 2013. For more information or questions, contact Genevieve Coutroubis at 


As a collaboration between The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), The Landlab series invites professional artists to create projects which operate on the multiple platforms of artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. Specifically, four paid residencies of $3,000 each, taking place from April – October 2014, will grant selected artists resources and space on SCEE’s 340-acre property to engage audiences in the processes of ecological stewardship, scientific investigation, and artistic creation. Our residency provides large outdoor spaces and limited indoor workspace, but does not provide living spaces. Artists will be expected to provide their own housing. Having a vehicle is recommended.

LandLab projects will result in innovative, art-based installations that prevent or remediate environmental damage conditions while raising public awareness about our local ecology.

LandLab seeks artists engaged in environmental exploration and discovery, who work well collaboratively across disciplines, have a working understanding and/or awareness of the ecology of Eastern Pennsylvania region, and are committed to deepening public awareness of environmental issues through their artistic practice. LandLab projects will prioritize time spent on site and a process of investigation.

The Schuylkill Center creates connections between people and nature by using our forests and fields as a living laboratory. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists provides career development services for professional visual artists, helps artists reach their audiences, and promotes interest in and understanding of the visual arts among citizens of the Philadelphia region. Together and through this first program of its kind in Philadelphia, we invite all professional visual artists who fit these criteria and are able to work on-site at SCEE for the summer of 2014 to apply before October 15, 2013.

To apply visit
For further information visit the SCEE website (link to

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

PSG Pumpkin Festivities! Sunday, October 27th 12:00-3:00pm

Fun for the whole family! 

Come get into the Holiday Spirit at PSG! We will have music, baked goods, and cider along with activities for children.  We will have face painting, pumpkin painting, carmel apple decorating and more! Children are encouraged to come in costumes (but keep in mind, paint used for the pumpkins is not washable :) 

Please RSVP to Programs Manager Jenny at
We need to make sure we have enough Pumpkins & Apples! 

$15.00 for Children 
Includes Painting a Pumpkin, Face Painting, and Making a Carmel Apple! 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Otherness on the Knight Arts Blog!

Huge thanks to Chip Schwartz at the Knight Arts Blog for his review of Otherness, our current exhibition in PSG Gallery. The work features art by Margaux Kent, Paul Romano and JL Schnabel of Bloodmilk. Take a look at the full article HERE

Want to see the show in person? Our gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 11am-11pm

Come meet the artists at our closing reception on Friday, September 27th from 7-10pm.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Save the Date: Philly Give & Get 10/10/13

Oh hai! I'll be on the auction block at Philly Give & Get: Maker Edition on 10/10 at Johnny Brenda's. Check out the info below, buy your tickets now and come bid for a good cause!!!!

Tickets Now on Sale for Philly Give & Get: MAKER Edition!

Event attendees will have the opportunity to bid on PRIVATE, ONE-OF-A-KIND CLASSES with this amazing roster of Philly Makers:
  All proceeds will go to  SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER, an exemplary organization that teaches students how to be filmmakers, storytellers, and media creators. 

Wondering what the event will be like? Check out this great video from our inaugural auction!


See you on 10/10!

About the Charity Auction

Philly Give & Get is a charity “date” auction that combines professional networking with community engagement. Bring some cash and a desire to go on an adventure and learn something new. You’ll meet awesome people, support an outstanding Philly nonprofit, and learn a valuable skill… all in one event.
It’s like a date, but for professionals. No smooching required!

About Philly Give & Get
Philly Give & Get was incubated at Indy Hall, a coworking space in Philadelphia that encourages its members to take risks and solve problems with creativity. In keeping with our founding spirit, all proceeds from our events are donated to nonprofit recipients that help young people in Philadelphia grow, learn, and create great things…together.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

CALL FOR VENDORS: PSG Art, Craft & Flea Saturday, September 28th 9:00am-3:00pm

PSG Side Yard & Mural Arts

PSG Art, Craft & Flea
Saturday, September 28th 
1834 E. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pa 19125

Vendors Needed!  Sell your art, art supplies, crafts, tools, vintage items, and whatever else you might like to sell and barter at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym!

Farmer Joe's Stand from Bucks County will be joining us like they do every Saturday! 

6ft Table Space:
PSG Member  $15.00 for 6ft Space
Non-Member  $20.00 for 6ft Space

Table Rental: 
$5.00 (limited, first come first serve!) 

To Sign Up: 
Email PSG Shop Manager with the Title "PSG Art, Craft and Flea" 
Laura Conklin

Contact PSG Programs Manager
Jenny Welsh 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Free Talk and Q&A on The Affordable Care Act with Besty Spivak

Wednesday, September 25th
1834 E. Frankford Ave 
Philadelphia, Pa 19125

Betsy Spivak Insurance Services LLC, is an Insurance Brokerage based in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.

Betsy works with Individuals/Families & the Locally Owned Business with their Health Insurance, Life & Disability Income Insurance & Voluntary Benefits.  She specializes in working with Visual & Performing Artists, the Self-Employed, and Local Non-Profits.

As a musician herself, Betsy truly understands what it means to be an artist, and the concept of having health insurance is considered a Luxury.

On September 25th at 6:30pm at The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Betsy will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act and the changes that will occur in 2014 and How to Apply for Coverage.
There will be time allotted for Questions & Answers.  We will provide some wine & cheese! 

It is a free event but please RSVP to Programs Manager Jenny at 
so we can be sure to accommodate everyone and have enough wine and cheese!

If you have any questions, email Jenny or Betsy Spivak directly at

We know this topic can be stressful & sometimes confusing & we are so lucky and thankful to have Betsy coming to PSG! Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

This Friday!!!! KeenerVision Studios opens!

PSG members and friends are invited to the grand opening reception for J. Kyle Keener's new KeenerVision Studios: Gallery de Light, located at 1704 Frankford Avenue, in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The gallery space and portrait photo studio will open amid our neighborhood's First Friday evening this coming Sept. 6th, 7-10pm.  Fore more than 30 years Kyle has been one of the nations leading photojournalists with a specialty in studio lighting. This long relationship with light, combined with his intense interest in the history and artifacts of the crumbling industrial infrastructure of his hometown Detroit, have illuminated the sculptural work that he does today. He has gathered a huge collection of objects from industrial ruins that are then reborn into one-of-a-kind lamps. "For generations the hands of blue-collar working people fashioned these objects and made the things that made America", said Kyle, "I honor their hard work by giving these objects a new life as objects of art for new generations to experience."  

 KeenerVision Studios: Gallery de Light
1704 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Friday, September 6th 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Frist Friday at PSG Gallery: Otherness

This Friday, PSG Gallery presents:

Margaux Kent, JL Schnabel, Paul Romano

September 6th - 30th, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th, 6-9pm

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Gallery
1834 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125