Friday, December 27, 2013

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I'm having a hard time this morning. I found out earlier today about the sudden passing of artist Todd Marrone. My heart goes out to his wife and children. He will be missed.


From toddmarrone.com:

In 1974, God made a beautiful glowing ball of creativity, sprinkled it with art dust, wrapped it in skin, installed an abrasive voice box and called it Todd Marrone (http://toddmarrone.com/). I say this, not as a megalomaniac who writes in the first person, but as a friend.

I’m not an artist, anymore than I am a writer, philosopher, performer, comedian, musician, chef and father. I’m not an artist anymore than you are. We all like to make things. If you don’t believe me, try making something besides excuses… see how you feel. A thing does not end, nor begin, with the maker. Things are consumed, produced and consumed again within an aesthetic ecosystem. I nudge my work, encourage it, steer it but I don’t make it from scratch nor do I individually own it. It doesn’t just create a dialogue, it is a dialogue. I am a participant in the conversation. A thread in the tapestry. A rung in the ladder. - See more at: http://toddmarrone.com/makers-statement/#sthash.I87L9ukH.dpuf - See more at: http://toddmarrone.com/makers-statement/#sthash.I87L9ukH.dpuf

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!!



Here's hoping that everyone had an amazing Christmas!

O'Rae and I had a great few days with friends and family. She really made out like a bandit...
"Santa" brought her lots tons of toys, a cast iron rock, a new plant (Petey Jr.), a banjo, and a PSG hoodie in her size. Plus lots of love...and cookies, there were lots of cookies.


Wishing you all lots of love...and cookies. xoxo

Monday, December 9, 2013

BYO Bicycle Frame Class



Finally, Paul Carson is back with his Bicycle Frame Class!  There is a limited amount of space available (only 5 people!) 


 BYO (Build Your Own) BICYCLE FRAME CLASS

Description:
Ever frustrated by riding a bike just not shaped well for you? Ever tempted to try and build your own frame, but not sure where to start? 
This is the class for you!

In this class, students will learn how to build their own bicycle frame from steel tubes, using lugged construction. They will learn about bicycle geometry and handling, and what configurations are typically applied to what kind of riding applications. They will learn the basics of fitting a bicycle frame to a rider, and how to set up a bicycle frame jig.
You will come out of the class with an unpainted steel roadbike frame set up for fast city riding, commuting, or touring, It will accept caliper brakes and 28.6mm threadless headset. Extras (handlebars, seat, pedals, and wheels) are totally up to you!

Class Goals:
Students will leave the class having built their own bicycle frame, fitted specifically for them (or for the person of their choice) from steel tubing. Students will learn about fabricating structures made of thin wall tubing, and about brazing techniques.
(Outside the scope of this class, but highly recommended:  build up your bike. paint your name on the side. ride it around. impress your friends.)

Prerequisites:
No previous experience required. 

Dates/Times:
This is a week long workshop taking place Monday, January 6th through Friday, January 10th from 4-10pm.
Students will need to attend each night of class, from 4-10pm, Monday through Friday.

Costs:
Class fee is $450. Does not include materials.

Materials:
Materials are provided, for a materials fee of $250.  Students may customize their build with a selection of dropouts and braze ons.

Instructor Biography:

Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.

Email Programs Director Jenny Welsh at PSGJennyWelsh@gmail.com to sign up!

Thank you for making COLDHEARTED III AMAZING!


THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.



I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who made COLDHEARTED III 
a huge success & SO much fun!

DARLA, you saved my life in many ways with PSG and our friendship.  You’ve done an amazing job making your dreams come true and in return many others! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with and for you, learn from you, and grow with you.
YOU KILLED THE FIRST ANNUAL PSG PIN UP CALENDAR!!!!
I LOVE YOU LADYBIRD XO

PSG Monitors & Volunteers
Thank you for helping get the space ready & putting it back together! Special thanks to our monitors; Abbey, Joshua and Shawn for going above and beyond to help get the space and gallery ready and assist all day long!  Thanks to Gus, my Dad (David) and the love of my life (Ryan) for helping clear the space and put up with my craziness prior to the event. Love you guys! 

PSG Members
Thanks for being understanding the need to close the space. There are only a few times a year this happens. COLDHEARTED only helps support & grow PSG which helps us continuously make the facilities better for you!  THANK YOU

You guys ROCK.  You were all so sweet, positive, fun and accommodating.  The layout and shops at PSG are not your typical vendor location.  I really appreciate everyone understanding the unique design.  Next year we WILL have heat at COLDHEARTED IV!!!!! 

SUPPORTERS OF PSG
Thanks for coming out & shopping from your local artists! Special thanks to my family & friends who are always supporting myself & psg! It was so wonderful to see old faces and meet so many new great people! 
I’ve received many compliments and my favorites are about the people of PSG.
“I love the creative vibe here at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym.”
“PSG brings together wonderful positive people.”
Yes We Do! 

Can't wait for next year! 
THANK YOU.  
XOXO
Palms together. 
-Jenny 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

PAL at PSG


Great write up about the PAL (Police Athletic League) visit to PSG in the Northeast Times! Thanks to instructor Bevan Weissman for bringing the group by and getting them so excited about welding!!!
Click HERE to read the article!

Apply Now: Calls for Artists from CFEVA

Featured Opportunity 

Art in the Open
Professional artists working in all media are invited to participate in Art in the Open 2014 (AiO). From Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, artists will use Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating art ‘outside, on- site’ along Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Banks. Artists do not need to be from the Philadelphia region to apply.
Art in the Open (AiO) is a citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Art in the Open debuted in June 2010, bringing a jury-selected group of artists to the Schuylkill Banks to inspire new ways of seeing the Schuylkill River-an ecologically critical lifeline for its residents, and the city it runs through.
AiO showcases the vibrant community of working artists, galleries and institutions that make Philadelphia a major urban art center. AiO’s civic and cultural organizational partners offer extensive opportunities for public engagement throughout Philadelphia.
2014 Art in the Open Jurors

Gerard Brown Tyler School of Art at Temple University's Center for the Arts
Harry Philbrick Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum
Christine Pfister Pentimenti Gallery
Theresa Rose  FringeArts
Deadline: December 15, 2013


Call for Artists 

Celebration of Art and Life 2014
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 6, 2013
Penn Medicine presents a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students and patients to participate in a competition showcasing individual creative expression. The exhibition opens January 2014 through January 2015. The juried art exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., former Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Painters, photographers, printmakers and craftspeople are invited to explore all techniques and subjects within a wide range of ideas and styles.
We invite faculty, staff, students and patients with an interest in participating in the upcoming exhibition to apply at cfeva.slideroom.com.

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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

From April 10 – 25, 2015, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will produce the third biennial Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). This festival will showcase high quality art of all disciplines, from large and small companies, from local and non-local artists, in venues across the city that will appeal to audiences of all backgrounds and ages. PIFA challenges artists and audiences to engage in the community together around a common thematic framework. A PIFA project is a work of art that is not usually seen or created in Philadelphia – it involves new collaborations, a high degree of creativity, and unexpected innovation. PIFA produces the best art possible to engage the broadest audiences in our community and beyond.

For 2015, we have posed a series of thematic questions that will encourage artists to consider contemporary issues that affect people in Philadelphia and around the world. This curatorial framework is meant to inspire and push artists to think creatively so that our art takes an active role in civic life. This year we ask - What is our relationship to the material world? How are our things made? Who profits? Is it time for a change?

Visit www.pifa.org to read the application and apply. Applications are due January 21, 2014.

Email questions@pifa.org with questions. Please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested.
 
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Flying Kite: On the Ground, Four Corners Art Exhibit

Flying Kite On the Ground announces an On the Ground: Four Corners art exhibit with Painted Bride Art Center and Small But Mighty Arts that will feature artists from the neighborhoods we worked with over the past year. These areas include: Mantua, Frankford,Germantown and Camden. 
 
Exhibition Details
 
Opening exhibition + receptions: First Fridays - January 3February 7 from 5-7pm
Show Dates: January 3 - February 16
Location: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Submission Deadline: December 9
Submission form + additional details: http://bit.ly/1foXjin
 
Our hope is to bring together artists and residents in these designated neighborhoods to celebrate creativity and innovation, which can serve as a catalyst for business and cultural development throughout our region, especially along its commercial corridors and across its neighborhoods. 

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Mt. Airy Art Garage Open Calls for Artists
 
ART OF THE QUILT:UNFOLDING OUR STORIES
Show Dates: February 28-April 25, 2014
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014
The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites Quilt Artists to submit work for a juried show celebrating the art of the quilt. Quilts fall into many categories, including but not limited to traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts.  Regardless of genre, each quilt is the material and visual expression of the maker’s vision and creativity.  The goal of this show is to celebrate the many forms of the quilt as art.  Whatever your level, you have a story. MAAG is a community based, non-profit member arts center featuring artists from Northwest Philadelphia.  The show is open to members and non-members.

For more information and to submit visit mtairyartgarage.org/2013/11/art-of-the-quilt-call-for-artists/


ASSEMBLAGE: PAPER WORKS
Applications are due January 4, 2014. Show opens January 16
This show seeks to dispel assumptions about paper art as a medium. Paper is thought to be ephemeral meaning temporary, preliminary, and disposable. We challenge these notions and expect to present an exhibition that establishes paper works’ place in the fine arts. We are seeking works in all media of paper. We encourage submissions of professional quality works of sculpture, collage, book arts, constructions, installations, mobiles, drawing, print making, photography, painting and all experimentation. Open to all artists. 
 
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Call for Artists: InLiquid Benefit 14

InLiquid is once again calling for artwork for our annual Silent Auction & Benefit v.14 this coming February. Deadline is Monday, December 9 to be included in the jurying for the limited edition print, while the final deadline for submissions is Monday, January 13, 2014.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
 
Your artwork and information will be viewable at the auction mini-site on InLiquid.org prior to the auction (the web site receives over 55,000 unique visitors per month); you will also receive one complimentary ticket and a half-price ticket for one guest.
 
DETAILS:
• Only One (1) donation per an artist
• 2D work should not exceed 1,200 square inches framed h” x w” (e.g. 40x30 = 1,200)
• Images must be submitted through the online form, by email to saraz@inliquid.org, or sent in on a CD
• No work will be accepted as a submission prior to scheduled drop off dates (unless by special arrangement)
 
 Drop off of work will take place closer to the event. If you have any questions at all about Benefit v.14 or donation procedures, please contact Sara Zimmerman, saraz@inliquid.org or 215-235-3405.

 

Resources and Events
Fund Your Next Project Now

Hatchfund (formerly USA Projects) is an online fundraising platform dedicated to supporting artists affiliated with CFEVA.

Why fundraise on Hatchfund?

• Receive 1-on-1 guidance, training and support throughout your
fundraising campaign with a dedicated program officer.

• Tax-deductibility for every donor, meaning larger donations on
average ($124) for your project.

• Hatchfund has a 75% success rate, with almost 5 million dollars
raised as of August 2013.

Get started. Enroll now at www.hatchfund.org
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Creative Capital Free Grant Info Session

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00pm, PhillyCAM 
(699 Ranstead Street, on 7th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets)
 
Creative Capital's Director of Grants & Services, Lisa Dent, will be present to answer questions about Creative Capital’s grant process and the work we seek to support. The sessions are free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP
 
Can't attend in person? Check our Info Sessions Calendar for other upcoming sessions and online webinars about our grant. 
 
Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines. In February 2014, Creative Capital will be considering proposals in Film/Video and Visual Arts. In 2015, the grant round will re-open for Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts proposals. For in-depth information on Creative Capital and the artists we support, visit creative-capital.org.
 
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Mobile Phone Photography Workshop November 23

 
Stephen Perloff is a noted Philadephia teacher & photography historian, founder and editor of The Photo Review, & editor of The Photograph Collector.
 
Dan Marcolina is a key leader in the mobile movement and the author of the first book-ebook on the Art of iPhoneography, called "iPhone Obsessed".

Cindy Patrick is one of the most recognized names in iPhoneography, having won some of the highest awards available. Her work appears in print often.

In this 4-hour session learn essential and esoteric mobile photo editing & shooting techniques from 2 of the most recognized names in what's come to be know as iPhoneography. Also get a historical perspective on this evolving movement from one of the most respected photo historians. You will learn how to get the best quality images in and out of your mobile device. You will discover custom “app stacking” formulas that render dynamic image results. Key app techniques covered are Image Perfecting, Painting, Blur, Light, HDR, Grunge style, and Compositing. Learn insider secrets to unlock the best features in each of the 25+ apps covered.
Book Signing and More... Lunch break at noon and meet the speaker and share portfolios and techniques at 2pm to 3pm. Partial proceeds go to The Photo Review a Philadelphia based not-for-profit journal on photography.

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Direct Dialogues at CFEVA: Public Speaking for Artists

Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 South 18th Street, Suite 3A,  Philadelphia, PA 19103
Speaker: Tom Wright, Director of Public Speaking, Temple University
 
Whether you are presenting an artist talk to a small group or a lecture to a packed auditorium, public speaking can be a daunting experience. Join us to discuss the basics of public speaking and learn tips that will have you presenting yourself and your artwork like a pro.
 
All programs begin at 5:30 pm. Each session is $12.00 ($10.00 for CFEVA, POST and InLiquid Artists). Registration is required. Individuals who have not pre-registered are not guaranteed a seat. To reserve a space or to receive more information about The Center for Emerging Visual Artists or Direct Dialogues Lecture Series, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis, by phone (215) 546 - 7775 x 11 or by email Genevieve@cfeva.org

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

PSG Pin Up Calendar Pre-Sale Ends Friday!


Thanks so much to everyone who bought a PSG Pin Up Calendar so far! 

We just wanted to let you know that we'll be offering the pre-sale price of $20 until 5:59pm on Friday. At 6pm the price will go up to $30! If you order it pre-sale, we'll have them available for pick up at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym during Coldhearted III this Friday and Saturday (or can ship it to you if you choose the 'ship it to me' option at check out.) You'll also have a chance to meet many of the lovely ladies as they will be out and about at Coldhearted III!

To order one now, click HERE and check out via PayPal. 

Thanks again for the support!!!


Pin Up photos by the amazing J. Kyle Keener of KeenerVision Studios!

*New* December/January Workshops


Aluminum Casting






















1-Day Intensive
Saturday, January 12, 11:00-5:00pm 
Instructor: Gustavo Actis
Price: $110.00 (materials Included)

The Aluminum Casting Workshop is a 6-hour workshop where you will learn how to make a simple 2 part Greensand mold of a pattern and then how to cast the piece in aluminum. Each participant does the entire process from start to finish and will have a finished piece to take home with them at the end of class. No prior experience is necessary.


Radical Reuse



3 Week Workshop, 7:00-10:00pm 
Session 2: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29
Instructor: Geoffry Thompson
Price: $350

Details: Radical Reuse is a creative and technical three week long workshop.  Students will create a found object project of their own, fuctional or non funtional.  The focus is on woodworking techniques, uses of hardware and customization of hardware.  We will provide a limited amount of materials and found objects for purchase however, students are encouraged to bring in their own.  If you have questions about certain materials/objects you have in mind you can ask the instructor prior to the workshop.  No prior experience neccessary.

Welding 101 






















3 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm 
1/8, 1/15, 1/22
Instructor: Darla Jackson
Price: $250.00 (includes materials) 

3 Saturdays, 10:00-12:00pm 
12/28, 1/4, 1/11
Instructor: Gustavo Actis
Price: $250.00 (includes materials)

Details: This 3 week class covers Oxygen-Acetylene welding and cutting, MIG, TIG, Plasma Cutter, and various grinding and metal finishing techniques. This course is more technical than the Sculptural Metalworking Course. No previous experience necessary.


Sculptural Metalworking




3 Thursdays 7:00-9:30pm
1/16, 1/23, 1/30 
Instructor: Bevan Weissman
Price: $200.00 (includes materials)

Details: This three-session introduction to metalworking and welding is focused on creative
exploration through steel. Students will learn plasma and oxy-acetylene cutting, MIG
welding, grinding & polishing, and other techniques while creating pieces of their own
design. Students may opt to make instructor-directed projects if they desire a more
structured class experience. No prerequisites.

Forging 101 *NEW* 

















1-Day, 2hr Workshop 

Saturday, January 18th 
Session 1: 11:00-1:00pm
Session 2:  2:00-4:00pm
Session 3:  5:00-7:00pm


Saturday, January 25th 
Session 1:12:30-2:30 (1 Spot Left) 
Session 2: 3:30-5:30
Price: $120.00


Details: 
This two hour course is an introduction to basic forging techniques and tools.  In this course students will learn how to use the anvil, hammers and the gas forge.  Students will learn how to draw a point, make a simple curve and a twist in the process of creating a decorative hook to take home.  No previous experience necessary. 


TIG Basics
















1 Day Workshop, Sundays 7:00-9:00pm
12/22
Instructor: Rea Walsh
Price: $80.00

Details: This 2-hour session will teach you the basics of TIG Welding and give enough time to practice the skills needed & ask questions. Working 2 on 1 with the instructor there is a lot of time for one-on-one instruction.  No prerequisites.

Animal Sculpture






















1-Day Intensive
Dec 28th, 10-3pm
Instructor: Darla Jackson
Price: $100 + $25 materials fee

Details: This one day intensive is open to all skill levels, from the beginner interested in learning basic animal anatomy and proportion to advanced students. Students will work from a live animal model over the course of 5 hours. No previous experience necessary.

Face Casting

















1- Day Intensive
Saturday, January 18th, 10:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Jenny Lee Maas
Price: $125.00 (materials included)

Details: This class will teach the basics of face casting in a  rubber mold.  You can cast your own or cast bring a face model with you.  We will be taking a mold and casting it in plaster.  If the rubber mold is taken care of properly, it can last for years of projects & experiments.  Please note skin allergies, we are using rubber, soap and baby oil.



BYO Bicycle Frame Class (3 Spots Left!)


Finally, Paul Carson is back with his Bicycle Frame Class!  There is a limited amount of space available (only 5 people!) so please email Programs Manager Jenny Welsh at PSGJennyWelsh@gmail.com to sign up asap.

 BYO (Build Your Own) BICYCLE FRAME CLASS

Description:
Ever frustrated by riding a bike just not shaped well for you? Ever tempted to try and build your own frame, but not sure where to start? This is the class for you!
In this class, students will learn how to build their own bicycle frame from steel tubes, using lugged construction. They will learn about bicycle geometry and handling, and what configurations are typically applied to what kind of riding applications. They will learn the basics of fitting a bicycle frame to a rider, and how to set up a bicycle frame jig.
You will come out of the class with an unpainted steel roadbike frame set up for fast city riding, commuting, or touring, It will accept caliper brakes and 28.6mm threadless headset. Extras (handlebars, seat, pedals, and wheels) are totally up to you!

Class Goals:
Students will leave the class having built their own bicycle frame, fitted specifically for them (or for the person of their choice) from steel tubing. Students will learn about fabricating structures made of thin wall tubing, and about brazing techniques.
(Outside the scope of this class, but highly recommended:  build up your bike. paint your name on the side. ride it around. impress your friends.)

Prerequisites:
No previous experience required. 

Dates/Times:
This is a week long workshop taking place Monday, January 6th through Friday, January 10th from 4-10pm.
Students will need to attend each night of class, from 4-10pm, Monday through Friday.

Costs:
Class fee is $450. Does not include materials.

Materials:
Materials are provided, for a materials fee of $250.  Students may customize their build with a selection of dropouts and braze ons.

Instructor Biography:

Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.



& MORE COMING SOON!

If you want to sign up or have any questions about the workshops please email: 

Programs Director, Jenny Welsh 
PSGJennyWelsh@gmail.com 
(215) 870-1081

All of our instructors are available to answer more specific questions before & after signing up for workshops. Email Jenny and she will get you in contact with them. 


Featured Vendors: COLDHEARTED III Cont.

Jenifer R Stern & Dana Barbieri

Jenifer R Stern
Jenifer R Stern

Jenifer R Stern
Dana Barbieri

Dana Barbieri

Together Jenifer and Dana will be selling a variety of ceramics, jewelry, and candle holders. 

"I am interested in the worlds that are unseen, the realm of the imagination, all that live in them and the emotions within us.  My work addresses the theme of identity and is an exploration of the many layers which define who we are as individuals" - Jenifer R Stern

Check out Jenifer & Dana's Sites: 
Jenifer R Stern Website
Jenifer R Stern See Me Site
Dana Barbieri See Me Site

maehemcreations Etsy


TheseHandsMade


TheseHandsMade

TheseHandsMade

TheseHandsMade

"Between the wood lathe and the potters wheel, I make functional objects.  I'll be selling bowls, containers, mugs and more.  All on of a kind, all made by my hands. " 
- Ben QK of TheseHandsMade

Check out Ben's Sites:
TheseHandsMade
TheseHandsMade Tumblr

olivelindsays...

olivelindsays...

olivelindsays...

olivelindsays...
Lindsay Stolkey of olivelindsays... will be selling her handmade cozy cowls & scarves, earrings, and a few vintage items. 
Check out Lindsay's Site:
olivelindsays... Etsy

Sheila Master Photography

Sheila Master Photography

Sheila Master Photography

Sheila Master Photography

Sheila Master, a Continuing Studies Department Instructor at the University of the Arts, will be selling her unique and beautifully crafted photo transfers on wood this year at COLDHEARTED III.