Category Archives: Coldhearted

Forgetting Black Fridays

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Hope everyone had an wonderful Thanksgiving! I was happy to spend a restful day with family and it just reminded me of how lucky I am to have so many people that understand and support me in this world. And I feel lucky to also have so many people that I can do the same for when they need me. And then there’s today…Black Friday. I feel like as a maker/sculptor/artist I especially try to shop locally and support local artists. Last year Olivia got a handmade concrete planter that Seren Akcay made (with a jade plant in it), a film can banjo made by John Shoemaker, Christmas ornaments made by Laura Conklin, and some little things for her stocking. She was super excited and loved all of it AND it was meaningful to her (and me) that people she knows made those things. This is why I choose to not participate in Black Friday, but instead focus on Small Business Saturday and Maker Monday, because those are days I can stand behind. There are so many amazing creatives in Philadelphia that are making wonderful and beautiful things, that its easy to shop local. AND a week from today, we’ll have Coldhearted IV here at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, an art/handmade holiday sale featuring 20 vendors, which I’m super excited about! See the flyer below for more info. And definitely check back tomorrow for some Small Business Saturday specials! Thank you for supporting this small business. Buying a t-shirt or a gift certificate, or signing up for a class may not feel like a lot, but to us it definitely is, so thank you!

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Coldhearted III: CALL FOR VENDORS

Coldhearted III: An Art/Craft Event
December 6th and 7th, 2013
Submission Deadline: November 20, 2013

We’re looking for a wide variety of artists, collectives, craftspeople and small businesses that are creating high quality, affordable items, including (but certainly not limited to): art of all kinds, handmade goods like bags, jewelry, housewares, etc, food items (we love food), plant items such as terrariums or flower arrangements, fabulously curated vintage selections, clothes, local businesses promoting appropriate services (massages, art classes, etc..) and more…  Unconventional is good. We like unconventional.

Venue
The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, located in the heart of Fishtown, at 1834 E. Frankford Avenue. Each selected vendor will receive an approx. 8ft long space.  You must supply your own table and chair(s). (We have some tables available for $5 each. Be sure to contact us if you are interested in renting one.)

For more information about the space, contact Programs Manager
Jenny Welsh at PSGjennywelsh@gmail.com

Cost
Selected artists will pay $50 for the 8ft space for one day, $75 for both days.  Payment will be due by December 1, 2013.  Instructions for payment will be sent along with selection notification.

Installation
Selected artists/crafters can set up Fri., Dec. 6, 12-5pm.

Calendar
Submission due date: November 20, 2013
Artist/Craft Selection notification: November 22, 2013
Payment Due: By December 1, 2013
Set Up: December 6, 2013
Event Hours: December 6th, 6-10pm (First Friday) and December 7th, 12-6pm

Application Submission
Complete the online application here: COLDHEARTED III APPLICATION

For more information contact Programs Manager, Jenny Welsh at PSGjennywelsh@gmail.com

Thank you so much!

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Table at Coldhearted II

Wow! You know it was a good event when it takes over a week to write about it. A huge thanks to everyone who made Coldhearted II and our very first workshop so successful. Our amazing vendors and Food Trucks, everyone who helped us spread the word and set up the space, everyone who came out on Friday and Saturday and especially Team PSG, who went above and beyond for this event. Also thanks to everyone at Hive 76 who participated in the workshop. Check out their post about it here: Hive76 Aluminum Casting

And for more photos, check out the Coldhearted II photo album on our Facebook Page. 

Coldhearted II

Lil Dan’s Food Truck on their way in!

Beautiful work by Geoffrey Thompson

Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream…so delicious!

Greensand molds at our Aluminum Casting Workshop.

Elizabeth Heller pours aluminum

A beautiful piece by Elizabeth Heller

Coldhearted II in The Spirit!

Seriously, this article made me tear up. Everyone had such wonderful things to say and I was reminded of the first Coldhearted we did in February…. It was our very first event in the space. It was cold. It was dirty. It was dark. IT WAS COLD.  And I look at how far we’ve come since then and I am amazed at what has been accomplished by the dedicated crew of volunteers that come every week and give their time and share their skills. We have made this place what it is today. So thank you to everyone for all the love and support. Hope to see you this weekend!

Coldhearted II Flyer!

We are getting excited for the upcoming art/craft/handmade sale, Coldhearted II !!! We have some great vendors coming, including the late addition of Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream (Friday night, Dec 7th!) Save the dates and come on out! Keep an eye on the blog for more info on vendors soon!

Last call for Coldhearted II Vendors!

CALL FOR CRAFT/ART VENDORS
Coldhearted II: An Art/Craft Event
December 7th and 8th, 2012
Submission Deadline: November 20, 2012


We’re looking for a wide variety of artists, collectives, craftspeople and small businesses that are creating high quality, affordable items, including (but certainly not limited to): art of all kinds, handmade goods like bags, jewelry, housewares, etc, food items (we love food), plant items such as terrariums or flower arrangements, fabulously curated vintage selections, clothes, local businesses promoting appropriate services (massages, art classes, etc..) and more…  Unconventional is good. We like unconventional.


Venue
The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, located in the heart of Fishtown, at 1834 E. Frankford Avenue. Each selected vendor will receive an approx. 8ft long space.  You must supply your own table and chair(s).
For more information about the space, contact Programs Manager
Jenny Welsh at PSGjennywelsh@gmail.com


Cost
Selected artists will pay $25 for the 8ft space.  Payment will be due by December 1, 2012.  Instructions for payment will be sent along with selection notification. 


Installation
Selected artists/crafters can set up Thurs., Dec. 6, 5-9pm or Fri., Dec. 7, 12-5pm.  


Calendar
Submission due date: November 20, 2012
Artist/Craft Selection notification: November 21, 2012
Payment Due: By December 1, 2012
Installation: December 6-7, 2012
Event Hours: December 7th, 6-9pm (First Friday) and December 8th, 12-6pm


Application Submission
Complete the online application here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/22835750138960

For more information contact:
Darla Jackson:(email) philadelphiasculpturegym@gmail.com
Jenny Welsh: (email) PSGjennywelsh@gmail.com

COLDHEARTED II: An art/craft event… APPLY NOW!

CALL FOR CRAFT/ART VENDORS
Coldhearted II: An Art/Craft Event
December 7th and 8th, 2012
Submission Deadline: November 20, 2012

We’re looking for a wide variety of artists, collectives, craftspeople and small businesses that are creating high quality, affordable items, including (but certainly not limited to): art of all kinds, handmade goods like bags, jewelry, housewares, etc, food items (we love food), plant items such as terrariums or flower arrangements, fabulously curated vintage selections, clothes, local businesses promoting appropriate services (massages, art classes, etc..) and more…  Unconventional is good. We like unconventional.

Venue
The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, located in the heart of Fishtown, at 1834 E. Frankford Avenue. Each selected vendor will receive an approx. 8ft long space.  You must supply your own table and chair(s).
For more information about the space, contact Programs Manager
Jenny Welsh at PSGjennywelsh@gmail.com

Cost
Selected artists will pay $25 for the 8ft space.  Payment will be due by December 1, 2012.  Instructions for payment will be sent along with selection notification.

Installation
Selected artists/crafters can set up Thurs., Dec. 6, 5-9pm or Fri., Dec. 7, 12-5pm.  

Calendar
Submission due date: November 20, 2012
Artist/Craft Selection notification: November 21, 2012
Payment Due: By December 1, 2012
Installation: December 6-7, 2012
Event Hours: December 7th, 6-9pm (First Friday) and December 8th, 12-6pm

Application Submission
Complete the online application here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/22835750138960

For more information contact:
Darla Jackson:(email) philadelphiasculpturegym@gmail.com
Jenny Welsh: (email) PSGjennywelsh@gmail.com

Coldhearted photos…continued!

Some more Coldhearted photos from the fabulous Terri Aluise, PSG intern extraordinaire!


Colleen Rudolf www.portraitsbycolleen.com  
Armadillo Design
Marilyn Glinka www.emgielibris.etsy.com 
Group Hug Quilts www.grouphugquilts.com
Future home of Philadelphia Sculpture Gym!
Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream  www.facebook.com/Zsas.Gourmet.Ice.Cream
 
Rhoda Crawford

 


Drew Falchetta www.flyinggroundhog.etsy.com
and the Royal Crossaints 
SquidWhale Designs  www.squidwhaledesigns.etsy.com
Jim Licaretz www.jimlicaretz.com
Timothea Canny
Sue Grobels Henry and Jake Henry
Aaron Weber www.fineartsdept.com  and
Have Heart Studio www.haveheartstudio.com (not pictured!)
The wood stove was a very popular place to hang out!
Hey that’s our stuff!
Carson Brothers Coffee www.carsonbrotherscoffee.com

Strong Coffee www.strongcoffee.etsy.com 

Love Letters Paper www.loveletterspaper.com
Gigantic Sequins http://giganticsequins.com
and Turtleneck Press  http://turtleneckpress.com

Aubrie Costello www.aubriecostello.com 

KellyAnne Mifflin www.geodewebs.wordpress.com

"This is the best surprise inside a dark warehouse, ever!"

Coldhearted was amazing and we want to thank everyone, so much, for coming out! From those of you who had planned on coming to the event and braved the weather to be there, to those of you who just walked by and stopped to see what the commotion was all about! (The blog post title is a quote from someone, overheard by Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream!) Here are some photos taken by SquidWhale Designs, Group Hug Quilts, Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream and me…more to come!





Coldhearted: TOMORROW!

An art/craft/handmade event:
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
11am-5pm
1834 E. Frankford Avenue
Philly, PA 19125

Come check out our amazing vendors tomorrow! Items available for sale include drawings, paintings, sculpture, prints, photos, terrariums, journals and hand bound books, notecards, vintage items, home goods, quilts, clothing and accessories, jewelery, silk graffiti, on demand poetry, literary/arts journals, cooking lessons, vegan treats, coffee and ice cream!!!!! Check out the full list below.

Aaron Weber www.fineartsdept.com

Andrew Wilkinson www.arwilkinson.com


 Armadillo Design

Aubrie Costello www.aubriecostello.com 

Carly N. Herman www.handsondec.etsy.com

Carson Brothers Coffee www.carsonbrotherscoffee.com

 

Colleen Rudolf www.portraitsbycolleen.com 


Drew Falchetta www.flyinggroundhog.etsy.com
and the Royal Crossaints

Gigantic Sequins http://giganticsequins.com
with Splitleaves and Turtleneck Press

Group Hug Quilts www.grouphugquilts.com
 

Have Heart Studio www.haveheartstudio.com

Jake Henry

Jen Brown www.jenbrownart.com

Jim Licaretz www.jimlicaretz.com

Katie Tackman www.ktbutterfieldphoto.com 

Katie VanVliet www.kvanvliet.etsy.com 

KellyAnne Mifflin www.geodewebs.wordpress.com

Khara Ledonne www.kharaledonne.etsy.com

Love Letters Paper www.loveletterspaper.com

Marilyn Glinka www.emgielibris.etsy.com 
Sue Grobels Henry

Strong Coffee www.strongcoffee.etsy.com 

 SquidWhale Designs  www.squidwhaledesigns.etsy.com
Timothea Canny

Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream  www.facebook.com/Zsas.Gourmet.Ice.Cream
Oh yeah… and us! Philadelphia Sculpture Gym www.philadelphiasculpturegym.com