"This is a group of visual artists who take inspiration from observation. However, the resultant work is not always representational; rather, the commonality among these artists’ practices is an obsessive attention to detail. In looking at these works, the viewer’s gaze is drawn to unexpected sub-images, or to inventive uses of material to mimic reality."

"This is a group of visual artists who take inspiration from observation. However, the resultant work is not always representational; rather, the commonality among these artists’ practices is an obsessive attention to detail. In looking at these works, the viewer’s gaze is drawn to unexpected sub-images, or to inventive uses of material to mimic reality."

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER CENTER FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

938 York Road, Baltimore MD 21204

 

Each September, 4heads presents Governors Island Art Fair. GIAF exhibits 100 individual artists from around the globe. Every year many thousands of viewers visit this extensive exhibition housed in the landmark structures of historic Governors Island. GIAF takes place at Colonel’s Row on Governors Island. The Island is accessible by an 8-minute ferry ride from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) in Lower Manhattan or a 3-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (at the end of Atlantic Avenue, at Columbia Street) in Brooklyn.   Open 11 am - 6 pm EVERY WEEKEND of September 2016.  More Info  

Each September, 4heads presents Governors Island Art Fair. GIAF exhibits 100 individual artists from around the globe. Every year many thousands of viewers visit this extensive exhibition housed in the landmark structures of historic Governors Island.

GIAF takes place at Colonel’s Row on Governors Island. The Island is accessible by an 8-minute ferry ride from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) in Lower Manhattan or a 3-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (at the end of Atlantic Avenue, at Columbia Street) in Brooklyn.  

Open 11 am - 6 pm EVERY WEEKEND of September 2016.

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When: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1-3pm Where: The Art Studio Park Towne Place South Tower 2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19130 Hosted by Park Towne Place Museum District Residents and InLiquid Art+Design Create a one of a kind soft sculpture with InLiquid Member Emily Schnellbacher. Participants will be introduced to a range of essential sewing and design techniques as they make a naturalistic form from start to finish. Schnellbacher has been mastering the art of sewn sculptures through many installments of work and finds inspiration in a variety of subjects, from parts of the human body to huge sea creatures. Part of the series of Art-Making Workshops at Park Towne Place, this event is free and open to the public. Park Towne Place residents are encouraged to attend! RSVP’s are required, as the class size is limited. All ages welcome. Materials will be provided. Register Here!  

When:

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1-3pm

Where:

The Art Studio
Park Towne Place South Tower
2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Hosted by Park Towne Place Museum District Residents and InLiquid Art+Design

Create a one of a kind soft sculpture with InLiquid Member Emily Schnellbacher. Participants will be introduced to a range of essential sewing and design techniques as they make a naturalistic form from start to finish. Schnellbacher has been mastering the art of sewn sculptures through many installments of work and finds inspiration in a variety of subjects, from parts of the human body to huge sea creatures.

Part of the series of Art-Making Workshops at Park Towne Place, this event is free and open to the public. Park Towne Place residents are encouraged to attend!

RSVP’s are required, as the class size is limited. All ages welcome. Materials will be provided.

Register Here!

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Schnellbacher @ OCP

Old City Publishing window
628 N. Second Street, Philadelphia

Artist Statement

“‘No More Night’ emerged from my interest in the preservation of starlight. In addition to poor aesthetics, excessive energy use, and the disruption of ecosystems, studies have shown light pollution to have an adverse effect on our health and psychology. Like ‘No More Night’, much of my studio practice is an exploration of man’s intimate relationship and dependency on nature. I express these observations through sewn soft sculpture and installation. Yet, rather than create work that is pessimistic and disparaging, I highlight man’s intimate relationship and dependency through pieces that are whimsical, humorous, and engaging. ‘No More Night’ in particular, is a tongue and cheek illustration of an artificial light canopy in place of the stars.”

Title: “No More Night”
Medium: Fabric, fiberfill, embroidery, and cord
Dimensions: Variable

Creative Climate Awards

Sep. 21- Oct. 22, 2015

Opening Party

Mon. Sep. 21, 2015, 6:30- 8:30pm

Closing Event

Thurs. Oct. 22, 2015, 6:30- 8:30pm

"The Creative Climate Awards is an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works and actions. With this year's not-to-be-missed MC, Brooks Atwood from reality tv show Trashformers, a climate fashion show, free drinks, musical guests, and over 20 international artists taking on climate change in a month-long exhibit.

This event and exhibit is brought to you with the generous support of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York and the Global Crisis Network, Inc. and with our partners at Climate Week NYC, International Center for Photography, Artbridge, and Positive Feedback."

RSVP Here!

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The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum. Works will be selected to create a cohesive presentation that explores contemporary themes and ideas within the arts of Philadelphia. The exhibition will be juried by artists Steven (born 1976) and Billy (born 1981) Dufala.

Open House will be held Saturday June 27th between 12-4pm.

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Exciting news! I have opened up a new Etsy shop to sell small affordable soft sculpture anatomical hearts. Costs range from $40-$100 plus shipping! Most fabric is upcycled from salvaged fabric. If you've been hanging onto a sentimental piece of material or article of clothing and would like it re-purposed into a keepsake one of a kind soft sculpture, request a custom order! Click on the button above to visit my shop!

  

InLiquid Benefifteen Event and Silent Auction

February 7, 2015
5-10pm  
More Info
                                                                                                                                                                         

Eco Soft Sculpture Workshop    

 reCreate Featured Artist Emily Schnellbacher will be teaching the basics of making soft sculptures from recycled and reclaimed materials. The complexity of each sculpture will vary to suite each participant’s age and skill level. Emily will have a sewing machine on hand to assist with any sculptures that need a machine. Participants may also bring their own sewing machines and/or come prepared to hand stitch so that you can take away your very own hand made soft sculpture at the end of the workshop!

Workshop Cost:
$5 per person  Space is limited, so call 267.997.0060 or email us at info@theresourceexchange.org to rsvp.

-The Resource Exchange will provide thread and needles, and participants may bring their own supplies or any materials they’d like to incorporate into their sculptures. A wide selection of low cost fabrics and supplies can also be purchased from re's inventory of reclaimed materials during the workshop.

 

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and Gigantic Sequins paired writers & sculptors for a January 2015 gallery show called IMPOSSIBLE INSTRUCTIONS. For this show, writers wrote a piece (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, hybrid) that served as instructions for the artist to follow. Following these, the artist created a work of sculpture. The show will be up for all of January, and there will be a reading on the opening night of the show. The final pieces will be collected into a very limited edition chapbook.
The opening is Friday, January 9th from 6pm-9pm, with a reading by the writers at 7:30pm. 

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reCreate Featured Artist Emily Schnellbacher Gallery Opening Reception                                                                

Stop by The Resource Exchange between 4 and 6 pm this Saturday (Jan.3rd, 2014) to meet Emily Schnellbacher, local soft sculpture and installation artist. See her works displayed in our gallery and talk to her about the process of incorporating challenging reclaimed materials into her pieces. Emily's work will be on display in our gallery for the whole month of January.                                                                                                                        More Info about Reception

 

Solo Exhibition
Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg PA
October 14 - November 18
Reception: November 18th, 11am - 2pm
Artist Lecture at 1:15pm
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"2014 Benefit Exhibition for Ballet X"

Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
September 5 - October 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th, 5 – 8 pm
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  ESCAPE THE NIGHT Pterodactyl Gallery Curated By Brian James Spies And Marek Danielewski September 6 - October 4 Opening Reception September 6 7-10pm Closing Reception October 4 7-10pm Opening reception will feature Heavy Metal music from DJ Hillary Eickhoff Closing reception will feature a selection of ‑films by Ted Knighton An exhibition of artist's responses to nightmares and dream states, from trauma inducing night terrors to explorations of the subconscious mind as well as real world horrors and nightmarish or demonic imagery. This show will explore the role these nighttime excursions play in our lives and what we can learn from them in our waking life.                                              More Info                  

 

ESCAPE THE NIGHT

Pterodactyl Gallery

Curated By Brian James Spies And Marek Danielewski

September 6 - October 4
Opening Reception September 6 7-10pm
Closing Reception October 4 7-10pm

Opening reception will feature Heavy Metal music from DJ Hillary Eickhoff
Closing reception will feature a selection of ‑films by Ted Knighton

An exhibition of artist's responses to nightmares and dream states, from trauma inducing night terrors to explorations of the subconscious mind as well as real world horrors and nightmarish or demonic imagery. This show will explore the role these nighttime excursions play in our lives and what we can learn from them in our waking life.     

                                       

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Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art presents Fluid–Essential for Life, an exhibition featuring 36 artists who explore water as an integral part of our world.

May 3- December 14, 2014
Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 3, 2014
12-5pm 
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Textile Show

An international collection of temporary exhibitions, site-specific installations, runway-style fashion shows and live performances in the historical textile mill buildings that make up The Art Factory in Paterson, NJ. 

September 28th- November 16, 2013
Opening Reception: 
Saturday, September 28th
1-8 pm
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Learn. Make. Inspire.

A creative showcase featuring seven jury selected Philadelphia artists at 3rd Ward in Philadelphia, PA. 
September 9th- 27th
Artist Reception: 
Tuesday, September 24th, 6-9 pm. 
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"Global Conscious"

A group show at Pentimenti Gallery featuring local artists, including:
Shaina Craft, Time Eads, Portluck, Raul Romero, Emily Schnellbacher, and Jay Walker

June 7- July 13, 2013
Artist Reception:
Friday, June 7, 2013
6- 8:30 pm
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112th Annual Student Exhibition

As a graduating PAFA MFA student I will be showcasing a body of work in this year's ASE.

May 10- June 2, 2013
Preview Party: May 9, 4- 8:30 p.m.
Public Opening: May 10, 5- 8 p.m.
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"30 Under 30" 
Opening reception: September 7, 2012 from 7-10 p.m.
The Philadelphia Latvian Society
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Wearable Art Fashion Show                                                                                                                    

924 Gallery at the Arts Council in Indianapolis, IN

March 17, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. 

"Gallery 924 is proud to present in partnership with Midwest Fashion Week, Artist's Night Out 2011 on Thursday, March 17, from 6-9pm. Come join the Indy fashionistas, fashion designers, models and the current Gallery 924 artist, Minda Douglas for a night of networking, socializing and viewing new and exciting designs from some of Indianapolis' most promising designers." 

For more details visit: http://www.indyarts.org/calendar.aspx?

 

Carmel Art Walk Group Show

Featuring work by Donald Mee, 
Clyde Pennington, Ryan Feeney, and
Emily Schnellbacher

July 17 2010
111 W. Main Street, Suite 150
Reception Hours: 
5-10 p.m.

 

Rites of Passage

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH
April 16- May 14

Opening Reception:
April 16th 2010
6-9 p.m.

 

Anthropomorphism

BFA Thesis Exhibition April 9th- May 2nd

Hank & Dolly's Gallery at Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Opening Reception: 
Friday April 9th 2010 6 - 9 p.m.