Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tyme Gallery Juried Craft Show and Sale December 5th

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Juried Craft Show and Sale opens this weekend at Tyme Gallery in Havertown! My handpainted "Peace on Earth" ornaments will be on display along with my miniature "Peace Sign" acrylic paintings. This special show will also feature pottery by Bob Deane, and Jewelry by Maribel "Pidge" Molyneaux. My friend Pidge is also a member of Handmade Philly, and sells her jewelry on Etsy. Bob will also have an art showcase in the First Keystone Window Gallery on State Street for M.A.C.'s 2nd Saturday in December.

Opening Reception:
Saturday December 5, 2009, Catered
12pm - 4pm
Show runs through January 2, 2010
17 W. Eagle Rd Havertown, PA 19083 (view map)

My artwork has been previously been shown at Tyme Gallery during the Inner Essence 2009 Juried Art Exhibit.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Art for the Urban Collector - 1st Fridays in Fishtown

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I am so excited for my very first Gallery Group Exhibit in Fishtown. Highwire Gallery called for small artworks, and I answered! All of the original art pieces will easily fit into any home, but are especially great for city apartments and condos.

Opening Reception: 1st Fridays in Fishtown
  • "Art for the Urban Collector"
  • December 4, 2009
  • 5pm - 9pm
  • RSVP on Facebook!
  • 2040 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125-1921 (view map)
  • Art Exhibit runs through December 27th
  • Visit the art gallery's website!
Pink Abstract in Acrylic   

This collection of artwork was previously on display at 2nd Saturdays in Media, September 2009. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Fine Art Prints are included in the Etsy Gift Guide - Thanks Etsy!

It is so great of Etsy to create a special Gift Guide for Art. There are a ton of Artists on Etsy, so why not show some off. They have a really great selection, and it's so easy to find all kinds of artwork right in one location! You can find all of Etsy's gift guides through a link at the top, right-hand side of every page.

Visit my Art Shop to view all of my work for sale:

  • The Holidays are coming... Order Today!
  • Set of three 5"x5" archival photographs. Would you like them framed for a gift? Just ask!
"Sewer Pipe" by Rebecca Michelle Lee

New selections are constantly being added, be sure to check the gift guide often!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Veterans’ Small Business Resource Event Monday, November 9, 2009

Find me Monday evening at Delaware County Community College's "Veterans’ Small Business Resource Event Monday, November 9, 2009". The Small Business Director of DCCC has invited me to sell "Americana Themed Artwork" at this very special event. Portion of my artwork's proceeds will benefit "Operation First Response". The entire event will also benefit "Operation First Response".

Click this image for larger view!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Media ICONS (& Beyond) Juried Photography Exhibit

3rd Annual Media ICONS (& Beyond) Juried Photography Exhibit

ICONS poster by Chris Dietrich, M.A.C.

Here are my entries selected for display at this very special exhibition:

Self-Portrait of the Artist

"Self-Proclaimed Local Yokel" ICONS Category
Self-Portrait while painting En Plein Air at
M.A.C.'s Bastille Day Celebration
in July 2009

The photograph, above, was taken from a tri-pod with self timer. It is not a double exposure as many people believe. I selected aperature priority which automatically set the shutter speed at about 22 seconds. I pre-programmed my Nikon digital SLR to flash twice, once with "slow-sync," and lastly with "rear-sync".

BFF's in West Virginia

"BFF's in West Virginia" Beyond Category

I am biased because this is my dog, "Izo," but decided to submit the photo because it is not your typical family pet picture. No worries, my dog knows that the butterflies and bees are "Mommies Buddies" and he doesn't hurt them. "Izo" is a Shiba Inu. Read more about the breed Shiba Inu on Wikipedia!

Congratulations to all of the winners, as seen above in the ICONS (& Beyond) poster, and many thanks to the Media Arts Council for another great show!


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Monday, October 05, 2009

Media Food and Craft Festival

It was so great to talk to all of the visitors who stopped and shopped at my Craft Stand at last week's Media Food & Crafts Festival! I hope everyone is enjoying their archival art prints, and thanks for all of the compliments on my recent solo art exhibit last month at Starbuck's for September's 2nd Saturday!

Remember you can always shop at my Etsy Art shop "Pigeons in the Attic" twenty-four hours a day!

You can read more about other M.A.C. Registered artists who participated on the Media Arts Council's new blog! And best of all... Philly2Philly featured my craft stand in a recent article about the event!

I would like to thank all of my friends and family for all of their support over the years. I couldn't be successful without you!

Friday, September 11, 2009

2nd Saturday in September - Starbucks

2nd Saturday in Media is here again!

For all of the event details please see the official M.A.C. website. You can find all of the artist's, and musician's locations using the Arts Stroll map. Saturday, September 12th! Come on out to Media, PA between 6pm and 9pm to enjoy all of this month's exciting events.

My painting and photography will be at Starbuck's on Baltimore Pike and Providence Road. (view Google Map). The musical act at Starbuck's this month is John Galla with his acoustic guitar playing from 7pm - 10pm. See the Starbuck's event on Facebook!
To purchase artworks from Starbuck's please e-mail me at: Send the artist an e-mail

Rain or Shine: "Great Media Garage Sale Days" Saturday and Sunday, 9am - 4pm
Shine Only: One-Day Event, "Art Under $100" Saturday 9am - 3pm at Media Elementary

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

1st Friday in Philadelphia - Artist Brad Hosbach

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Registered Artist of the Media Arts Council, Brad Hosbach, will be participating in September's 1st Friday Celebration in the Old City section of Philadelphia. That's this coming Friday, September 4th! 1st Fridays are presented by the Old City Arts Association.

Brad hanging paintings at Race Street Cafe

When: 1st Friday in September, 9/4/2009, 5pm - 9pm, (Cafe is open until 2am).

  • Read more about 1st fridays in Old City Philadelphia here:

Where: Race Street Cafe, 208 Race Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 (view google map).


Monday, August 24, 2009

Upcoming Events in September 2009 Media, PA

September's 2nd Saturday in Media is an exciting all-day event.

From 9am - 3pm the Media Arts Council will be hosting an "Art Under $100" sale at Media Elementary, Saturday September 12th in the school's parking lot. Come out and see us during Media's "Great Media Garage Day Event". You will be able to find treasure at a steal all over town! (View the Map). The Garage Sale Days are both Saturday and Sunday, but the Art Sale will be Saturday only.

Don't forget... it's the Arts Stroll as usual the very same evening! From 6pm - 9pm all along State Street there will be artists and musical acts to enjoy. My artwork will be located at Starbuck's Baltimore Pike & Providence Road. Please stop in to check it out before you see the happenings downtown! There is even a "Mini Film Fest," please see the official M.A.C. website to find out more information about 2nd Saturday's in Media.

Red Nose by Rebecca Michelle Lee

In the meantime... be sure to visit my Etsy Art Shop: "Pigeons in the Attic"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Inner essence Juried Exhibit - Opens this Friday!

Congrats to the winner: Helene Miller! Helene is a very talented photographer who is also a Registered Artist of the Media Arts Council.

Copyright 2009 Helene Miller

"At the Water Fountain" Plum Street Mall, Media, PA by Helene Miller (copyright)

Tyme Gallery Opening Reception: Friday August 14th, 5pm - 9pm

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Fun Night Out at 2nd Saturday in August - Media, PA

Media Arts Council Fun night out last night as usual! August's 2nd Saturday featured a fun-for-all-ages Scavenger Hunt! You could find me volunteering at the Scavenger Hunt table, where we also had visitors draw pictures to mail to Senator Pileggi to ask for funding for the arts. The arts budget is in danger of being cut 100% in Pennsylvania... ouch!

But the artists shall prevail, and here is a hightlight of some local artists who have their artwork around town the entire month of August.

Find Leslie's artwork at the Court Diner!

Leslie of at The Court Diner.
Be sure to visit her Etsy Shop! Leslie is also a member of
Handmade Philly.

And Christian Taber's artwork can be seen at Starbuck's, Baltimore Pike & Providence Roads. He is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Easter Seals of South Eastern P.A.

Copyright 2009 Christian Taber
Copyright 2009 Christian Taber Copyright 2009 Christian Taber

Copyright 2009 Christian Taber
Copyright 2009 Christian Taber Copyright 2009 Christian Taber


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Upcoming Events in August - Tyme Gallery and Art Beat

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Spring Fever by Rebecca Michelle Lee

Proudly announcing the inclusion of "Spring Fever" an original mixed-media artwork in Tyme Gallery's "12th Annual Inner Essence Juried Exhibit".

Opening Reception: Friday August 14, 2009 5 - 9pm

* The exhibit runs from August 14th - September 3rd
Free admission, come and enjoy artwork from many local artists.



This is a fun filled weekend for me... Saturday August 15th, you can find me at "Art Beat, Making it to Music".

A Handmade Philly Event
Have you been slacking off on that project you started months ago? Maybe you’ve been trying to stitch together that creature you crocheted…? How’s that collection of embroidered coasters coming along? Are you still sketching out ideas for that book you want to illustrate?

A night of live music and making. Bring your art / craft projects, sketchbook, yarn, etc. There will be an open mic, so if you like, bring some instruments. First 50 people receive a free homemade cookie. Baked goods will be provided by Sheila and Sharon's Cookies. Activities will include free workshops and a supply swap.

When: August 15th at Studio 34 from 6 to 11pm. $5 admission.
This event is open to the public, all ages.

20% proceeds are going to: PAEP (Philadelphia Arts in Education Program)

Hosted by: Handmade Philly

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bastille Day in Media, 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll

Media arts Council
Bastille Day!
Saturday, July 11, 2009

Extended hours: 5:30-10:30 pm

It's an Arts Extravaganza! Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be fantastically fun! There is a whirlwind of arts events in Media this 2nd Saturday. July's 2nd Saturday falls between the anniversaries of the American and French Revolutions: America's Fourth of July and France's Bastille Day on July 14. We will celebrate with theatre, dancing, street artists, live music, kids' activities and much more! There is so much happening, it is hard to know where to begin, but here it goes...

Program of events: All locations are listed on the map!

And look for these ongoing activities...

... and street artists:
  • Stilts, juggling & balloon art by Dick Rainer
  • Face painting by Tisha Taylor & Jeff Dougherty
  • Strolling Accordionist Greg Troiano
  • Flying Painter Colin Magness

Plein Air Painting (that's painting outdoors, just like Paris!)
Lots of music, artwork and more!

State Street will be closed on three blocks (Orange Street to Jackson Street) to accommodate the performances. There will be many Bastille Day arts events at 2nd Saturday Participating Businesses through the evening, with 50 businesses hosting 25 visual artists and live music at 14 locations!

It's a lot to fit, but you can find it all on our 2nd Saturday map! Check it out now, or pick it up at participating businesses on 2nd Saturday.

Enjoy the atmosphere of 1940's Paris!

Gypsy Jazz by Hot Club of Philly
Olive Street Stage 7:30-8:30

The quartet's main inspiration is guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, and the legendary "Hot Club of France." They will play a 2nd Set at Picasso Restaurant & Bar from 10:30-12:00 midnight.

Dixieland by Barbone Street Jazz Band

Olive Street Stage9:00-10:30

Practice your swing dancing! This popular six-piece band's dance music is a mix of Small Band Swing, New Orleans Jazz, American Songbook and Dixieland. The rain location for Hot Club of Philly and Barbone Street Jazz Band is the Media Theatre, with a $3 suggested donation.

Bastille Day is coordinated by Media Arts Council volunteers, with the involvement of 9 other community groups! There is more information on our website, including the 2nd Saturday map! La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro and La Colombe Coffee are our Bastille Day sponsors. Baker Printing is our Bastille Day map sponsor. The Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union is our 2nd Saturday presenting sponsor.

Thank you for your interest in M.A.C. and for your support of the arts in Media, PA. Please help us spread the word about Bastille Day; share this [blog post] with your friends!

Thank you,

Media Arts Council

(via Press Release)

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

First Friday Art Walk on Etsy - shop handmade

Click here to view all of the participating Etsy Shops!

First Friday Art WalkIntroducing the "First Friday Art Walk" on starting July 3rd!

  • Hundreds of handmade items are included in the "FFAW" search, all with special deals on the First Friday of every month.

  • Here's my watercolor for "FFAW," free shipping: "Miss Pigeon is a Star".

Framed Original Watercolor, Hurry... only 1 available!

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