InLiquid Philadelphia
Celebrating 15 Years of InLiquid

Thank you to PaperClips215 for their feature on InLiquid’s 15th anniversary as a local arts nonprofit!

"For the past fifteen years, there is one organization that has become synonymous with the arts in Philadelphia. InLiquid has been the ultimate resource for artists looking to become involved, grow their following, and show and sell their work. On the eve of their fifteenth anniversary, PaperClips sat down with Rachel Zimmerman, InLiquid’s founder and Executive Director, to hear about their past, present, and plans for the future."

Read the full interview on the site.

You can spot #InLiquidMember Cynthia Back’s work at a closing reception for The Woodmere Annual 73rd Juried Exhibition on September 1, 2 - 4 pm, at the Woodmere Art Museum.

“The violence of nature and its increasing extremes, arbitrariness and changeability is a constant metaphor for me of the fragility of life. Whether it is natural or man-made or the interaction of the two, I am drawn to address this in my work.”

Browse samples of work by the artist below.

http://inliquid.org/complete-artist-list/back-cynthia/

Beginning with Crane Arts

Featuring 32 artists, all in varying stages of their careers and from neighborhoods across the city, Begin Where You Are runs through September 13 at Crane Arts. We spoke with Co-Curator Anna Neighbor, who, along with Timothy Belknap and Ryan McCartney, formulated the idea during a series of studio visits that not only opened doors, but opened up an underrepresented side of local arts history.

Read the full interview on the InLiquid Blog.

Spotted work by #InLiquidMembers Kristin Schattenfield-Rein, Donna Backues, Deirdre Murphy, and James B. Abbott on the Seventh Floor at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.

Nothing makes a workshop go by faster than being surrounded by breathtaking art.

// #WorkshopWednesdays//

Sewing 101: Sewing Machine Basics - The Art Dept.
August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will also learn how to operate a sewing machine.
Cost: $38
1638 E. Berks Street, Philadelphia

Social Entrepreneurship 101” The Light” - Impact Hub Philly
August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
interactive workshops for aspiring and emerging social entrepreneurs committed to creating positive social impact in Greater Philadelphia.
Cost: $20
1227 N. 4th St, Philadelphia

Photography I: The Essentials - Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Topics will cover the foundations of photography including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lenses, depth of field and more! You will also learn how to use composition, light, color, and tonality to create more dynamic images.
Member: $240 – $270
Non-Member: $300
1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia

More info: http://inliquid.org/blog/events/category/workshops/

This morning, we met with The Academy of Natural Sciences Exhibitions Director Jennifer Sontchi, to discuss the intersections between art and science in their current exhibition: “Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science.”

She also shared some fascinating tidbits on the work that goes into the wildlife dioramas.

Two of Jenn’s favorite stories?

The cactus: Found out in the California desert, the original plant was covered in wax. Once the wax set, all biological material was removed from the interior, and green plaster was poured inside. When the cast was removed, all of the bristles remained perfectly in place, while a waxy sheen lent realistic texture to the model plant.

The moose: When the director of the Academy found out that the American Museum of Natural History had a moose with bigger antlers, they “Frankenmoosed” the diorama and added a new rack to the original animal. Who has the biggest antlers now? Philly does.

Look for the full interview coming soon to the InLiquid Blog.

// #DeadlinesThisWeek//

Art Education Internship Program – City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Deadline August 21: Beginning in Fall 2015 Mural Arts Art Education in collaboration with the Mural Arts Tours Department looks to implement a tour designed to highlight the many public art projects that Art Education art students have taken part in across the city.

Call for Curators – NLE Curatorial Lab
Deadline August 22: A professional development program (12 weeks) giving curators an opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and gain first-hand experience and support in developing, staging and evaluating a site-responsive exhibition.

Call for Participation – Figment Phila
Deadline August 23: We don’t curate or exclude projects based on quality or complexity; we only make sure projects are interactive, safe, and appropriate to our venue.

Call for Artists – Project Fishtown
Deadline August 23: Exhibit in a 6,000 sq. foot warehouse space, with a very affordable entry fee by number of pieces and size.

More info: http://inliquid.org/opportunities/exhibitions/

CandyCoat Everything!

#InLiquidMember Candy Coated’s Studio School gets experimental with two-week sessions.

Small group classes in screen printing on paper, fabric, t-shirts, yardage & wallpaper for true beginners on up! 

Book your session by 8/17 and save $50.00.

"The space is here. We love art. If we can sell it too, cool."Our meeting with Engagement Studios and Moto DesignShop started out with simple philosophy and big dreams.And then we invited a cute pitbull into the meeting room, and things got real.The result? Themed Halloween party. While we can’t release details yet…get excited. Trust us.

"The space is here. We love art. If we can sell it too, cool."

Our meeting with Engagement Studios and Moto DesignShop started out with simple philosophy and big dreams.

And then we invited a cute pitbull into the meeting room, and things got real.

The result? Themed Halloween party. While we can’t release details yet…get excited. Trust us.

Spotted #InLiquidMember Michele Kishita’s work on display at the reopening of Art Bar at Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.  Part of a show curated by The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, you can also find work by James B. Abbott.  Renovated space is swanky and reasonably priced. Check it out at 1800 Market Street.http://www.sonesta.com/philadelphia/index.cfm

Spotted #InLiquidMember Michele Kishita’s work on display at the reopening of Art Bar at Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia.

Part of a show curated by The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, you can also find work by James B. Abbott.

Renovated space is swanky and reasonably priced. Check it out at 1800 Market Street.

http://www.sonesta.com/philadelphia/index.cfm

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