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Weckerley’s+Barnes=ice cream ensembles, 14th Philly Zine Fest, Congratulations Tim Eads+Tayyib Smith! Plus Opportunities and Good Reads

Pictures of ice cream are floating in this post to remind us it's the summer. Catch up on a couple good reads and view some awesome opportunities. - Artblog Editor



Because we all need ice cream...Local purveyor of small batch yummies Weckerly’s Ice Cream partnered with the august art collection to create a Barnes-inspired ice cream sandwich, called the “Barnes Ensemble.” The arty ice cream sandwich debuts tomorrow, Wed. Aug. 24, at Weckerley’s pop up ice cream station on the Barnes grounds on the Parkway. The pop up will be there through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

ice cream sandwiches by Weckerleys
Weckerleys Ensemble of ice cream sandwiches, debuting Aug 24 through Labor Day at the Barnes
ice cream sandwiches by weckerleys
Weckerleys Ensemble of ice cream sandwiches, debuting Aug 24 through Labor Day at the Barnes

14th Annual Philly Zine Fest at the Rotunda – Sunday, August 28 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street. We at Artblog love zines. Support the zine artists and buy zines! More information about the Philly Zine Fest here and at their Facebook page.

Artblog favorite, Tim Eads wins American Apparel competition – his screenprinted bags and other accessories will be featured in the AA stores around the world. Congrats, Tim! Listen to our 2013 podcast interview with Tim here, in which he defines success in the art world in a very interesting way. Here’s a link to Tim’s website to check out his product line.


On Call Art Handler at Freeman’s

The successful candidate is responsible for assisting with the safe and efficient movement of all property flowing through the loading dock, specialist departments, photo studio and exhibition/sale rooms: unloading, unpacking and receiving of incoming consignments, setting up and breaking down exhibitions and auctions, assisting clients with the packing and removal of purchases. Travel with staff or Crew Members to make deliveries and pick-ups of consigned items. Act as a crew team member to assist with building and custodial maintenance, projects and other duties as assigned. This is a part- time/on call position. Graduate students are encouraged to apply! To apply send cover letter and resume to Jim Neal, Operations Manager. (via Today at Tyler)

Portside Art Center seeks After School Arts Teacher/Assistants – The Portside Arts Center is a non-profit community-based educational arts center located at 2531 E. Lehigh Avenue, on the border of the Fishtown and Port Richmond neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, situated to serve over 150,000 residents.

After School Arts Teacher: Portside is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced art teacher who will instruct our 2016/17 After School Art Program. Portside’s After School Art Program (ASAP) will be held from September 7th – June 16th, Monday through Friday. The Portside’s After School Arts Program introduces children to the fundamentals of arts education through a hands-on visual arts curriculum. Portside is looking for a dedicated teacher who is organized and goes above and beyond to give our students the best instruction possible. All applicants must have experience teaching PrK-1st grades (4-7 years old.)

After School Arts Assistant: Portside Arts Center is looking for an enthusiastic and responsible person to work as our assistant teacher during our 2016 After School Art Program. Portside’s After School Art Program (ASAP) will be held from September 7th – June 16th, Monday through Friday. More info here. (via Today at Tyler)

FJORD Open Call for juried show in Nov. Deadline 9/25/2016

FJORD Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for our 2016 Juried Exhibition curated by FJORD’s artist members. We invite you to submit a single PDF of your work and image list to for an opportunity to be featured in the exhibition. All media types are welcome and experimental, challenging, non-traditional works are encouraged. The submission fee is $20.00 for four images, $25.00 for six images. One extra detail shot per piece will be accepted for no additional cost. For more information on how to apply, please visit The deadline for submissions is September 25th, 2016.

The 2016 Juried Exhibition will run from November 3rd-December 1st with an opening reception held at FJORD’s brand new space on November 3rd at 6pm.

Polish Army Veterans Hall in Port Richmond for rent – via Bob Metry and GPCA

I have been referred to you by John McInerney of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. My company owns and is looking to lease a really cool building on Richmond St in Port Richmond that I think it might be a good potential match for one of your members or affiliates. It is the former Polish Army Veterans Hall at 3178-80 Richmond St., approximately 7,000 sqft, with loft-like spaces and high ceilings, it could be a great building for performances, gallery, event space, offices, etc.- please see listing info and pics at for details…Call 215-356-3199 for additional information.


Michael Heizer’s mile-long earth work “City,” 50 years in the making, is almost complete. By Dana Goodyear in the New Yorker

Local artists should consider themselves in a broader global context. By Hammam Aldouri in Artblog

ICYMI – Tayyib Smith of magazine and his amazing tuition-free Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship! By Tony Abraham in Generocity