Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Art by Architects 2012

Hi everyone!

It's official!  I will be participating in the 2012 Art by Architects annual exhibit.

This event is the Center's annual celebration of architects' creativity!  This exhibition of fine art by architects highlights these designers' other artistic talents in painting, photography, sculpture, and more.  Proceeds from the sale of these creative works support the Center for Architecture's educational programs throughout the year.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Monday, October 22nd through Friday, November 16th, 2012. 

Opening Reception: 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012 | 5:00-7:00PM

This event is free and open to the public at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107)

Hope you can join us!

Look out for these pieces by WLB:


Parachute Jump, Coney Island, New York
Screen Printing
(19" x 22.75")
Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Screen Printing
(19" x 22.75")
 
Geo_01
Screen Printing
(20.5" x 20.5")

 


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Off the Wall Gallery Winter Exhibit @ Dirty Frank's

Hello everyone!
For those of you who haven’t had the chance to see the exhibit, here are the pieces on display…hope you enjoy the collection!


Solo
Screen Printing
(28.25"x20.5")  
 
Nine_01
Ink on Paper
(22.75"x22.75")

Nine_02
Ink on Paper
(22.75"x22.75")

Twelve
Ink on Paper
(10"x20.5")
SOLD
 
Six_01
Ink on Paper
(20.5"x16.5")

Six_02
Ink on Paper
(16.5"x12.5")

Magnets
Ink on Paper
(12.5"x16.5")

Four_01
Ink on Paper
(12"x12")

3d Swirl
Ink on Paper | Wood Frame
(15"x15")
    

Ortho_01 and Ortho_02
Screen Printing
(10"x20.5")
SOLD 
Stripes
Ink on Paper
(20.5"x20.5")
SOLD

Geo_01
Screen Printing
(20.5"x20.5")

Cruceta el Vigía, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Screen Printing
(19"x22.75")



Parachute Jump, Coney Island, New York
Screen Printing
(19"x22.75")

Lighthouse, Key West, Florida
Screen Printing
(19"x22.75")

Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Screen Printing
(19"x22.75")

Thursday, January 12, 2012

OFFBEAT LEADS OFF '12: Winter Exhibition Opens TONIGHT, 7-10 PM

The start of a New Year is always an exciting time, ripe with fresh possibilities, perspectives and pathways.
For the OFF THE WALL community of artists and art lovers, our WINTER EXHIBITION -- which opens TOMORROW, JANUARY 12, 7-10 PM (at DIRTY FRANK'S, NE Corner, 13th & Pine) and runs through MARCH 2 -- appropriately breaks new ground, with the captivating voices of three artists who are relatively new to our space.
WANDA LOPEZ BOBONIS makes a dazzling OTW debut with an array of pen-and-ink drawings and screen prints, ranging from playfully abstract to boldly representational.  Her profession -- preservation architecture consultant -- at first takes you by surprise, but soon you recognize Wanda's love of line and form roaming freely across her work and leading you back to one piece and then another.
MARLENE BUGANSKY returns after catching our attention in DEJA VU with her prize-winning surreal painting FLOWER HEAD.  Her style is hard to mistake, grounded in deft brush work and often elevated by whimsical collage, and whether capturing nature or a face, there is a lyrical quality that stays with you.  And if you fall in love with one of Marlene's paintings, it may stay in haunting fashion.
Then there's the plain fun -- no depths to plumb here -- of the work of RUTH CB FIELDS, the artistic "alter ego" of stalwart, fan-favorite McGlinchey's bartender RUTHE FIELDS.  After winning a far-flung following for her found-object sculpture in our '08 SPRING SHOW, Ruthe comes back with an amazing 54 miniatures, each one made of love, tchotchkes, glitter and wine corks!
Fresh, compelling, engaging, indelibly personal art -- what a great way to start out '12.
That's not the whole story, though.  As we prepare to celebrate the retirement of long-time Dirty Frank's owner (and much longer-time fixture) JAY MCCONNELL (the PARTY is 1-6 PM SUNDAY; please join us), it struck us that these three women artists, while recharging our batteries for a new calendar, are also harkening back to our very ROOTS.
Thirty-three winters ago, the curtain went up on "Her Name Is Not Anonymous Anymore," the all-women show that featured such luminaries as the incandescent painter Ellen Powell Tiberino and versatile multimedia artist and designer Mary-Rowe McConnell (yes, Jay's wife, who, like Ellen, lost a battle to cancer far too early in life).  From this opening salvo -- equal parts feminist agenda, paean to the power of art (especially in informal places) and continuous party -- OFF THE WALL stamped itself a gallery apart.  And there we have worked hard to remain: firmly planted outside the mainstream, bringing new artists into our growing community, focusing on serious art without any attitude.
Likewise, these women, Wanda, Marlene and Ruthe -- soulmates, you might say, of Ellen, Mary-Rowe and our founding director MARY LIZ -- continue the tradition.  They help us forge ahead, look back, look inside, remember to laugh, keep the art coming -- and keep coming back for more.  Thank you -- yes, you -- for being part of our history and our future.  Happy New Year! 
And, to be sure, we hope to see you at the Opening Reception on Thursday night.

Togo Travalia
Manager
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OFF THE WALL GALLERY
at Dirty Frank's
NE Corner, 13th & Pine
Philadelphia, PA  19107
offthewallgallery@gmail.com
Philly's pioneering alternative art space, since 1978.



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Greeting Cards @ Etsy

WLB design Holiday Greeting Cards are featured in an Etsy Treasury list: Don't forget the card................Series (second)

Check them out!


 

Xmas Trio_01


 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Greeting cards!!!

They're here!

Hand screen printed, three color limited edition Holiday greeting cards, blank inside.

Three designs available:
 
  • Ornaments
  • Three Kings
  • Xmas Tree 
Each card is printed on 100 lb. Bristol white paper. Card size is 5 3/4” x 4 1/2". Comes with an A6 white recycled envelope, packaged in a clear cellophane sleeve.

Available at http://www.wlbdesign.etsy.com/ 
Order yours now!

*Designed and hand printed by WLB.

Ornaments_01


3 Kings_01


Xmas Tree_01


Xmas Trio_01


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Get ready for the Holidays!!!

Great gift ideas for the holiday season!

Check out the new products at:
WLB design Online Store

New T-shirts, tote bags, 100% recycled rubber coasters, greeting cards...and more.

Order yours now!