PNC Arts Alive + InLiquid = Everyone is a Collector Campaign!

InLiquid is proud to announce that we have been selected to receive a grant through PNC Arts Alive from PNC and The PNC Foundation. PNC Arts Alive supports over 30 arts organizations around the Philadelphia area. This year, PNC Arts Alive has expanded its outreach to more community-based organizations like InLiquid to hold events, exhibitions, and other activities within Philadelphia to directly benefit the neighborhoods of the city.

“The grant from PNC Arts Alive is an acknowledgement on our 20th anniversary of the work that we do and the creativity behind it,” says Executive Director Rachel Zimmerman. “It gives us an opportunity to reach artists that don’t have a lot of opportunities in Philly to have their work sold who aren’t represented in commercial galleries.” 

Through this grant we are able to present our newest campaign: Everyone is a Collector. Launching in tandem with InLiquid’s 20th Anniversary season, Everyone is a Collector will:

Everyone is a Collector encourages broad and diverse audiences to buy art! Whether you’re adding to your collection or starting your first one, we want to encourage the acquisition of art throughout our community. Buying art isn’t just for the rich and powerful; it’s for the art appreciator. “Art should be appreciated and cared for,” says Zimmerman. “Incorporating it into our lives is something that has been overlooked a lot in the outline of the city.” Artists don’t create work to live in a vacuum, it has to live somewhere. Where better for it to live than in our homes? 

If you’re an avid follower of us on Instagram, you may have noticed that we’ve been posting about this campaign already (and if you’re not following us, what have you been doing??). 

The combined exhibitions of selected local artists will reach audiences of over 20,000 Philadelphians and visitors to the city. InLiquid’s 20th Anniversary Benefit and Art Auction in January 2020 will include over 200 artists and 500 attendees. In addition to these events, InLiquid’s annual “Art for the Cash Poor” –– a vibrant and spirited street fair featuring over 100 professional artists where every piece of art is available for between $1 and $199 –– takes place every June. 

Rachel points out that “as a small arts nonprofit there’s only so much bandwidth we have. InLiquid has been here for 20 years now, but there are a whole slew of people who are new to the city.” With the help from PNC Arts Alive, we can spread our message to everyone in Philly, both new and old. 

Stay tuned for our other events and videos coming out that will put a fire under your rear to collect! 

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography in Made in China and Skin Stories.
Amie Potsic

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography…

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography in Made in China and Skin Stories.…

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography in Made in China and Skin Stories.…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Erne’s drawings and prints have been featured in numerous invitational and juried national exhibitions. The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals is a series of comically disturbing depictions of Mr. Bunny and his friends under siege. The series is made up of very large graphite pencil drawings, woodblocks, etchings, and lithographs. Although there is a playful side, the underlining theme is fear, cruelty, and survival.  In recurring distressful situations people often become like dolls, presenting a steady happy personae no matter what is happening.  Though the circumstances represented in the work are not real, no stuffed animals were hurt in the making of the work, they capture the aura that surrounds a person who has no control but will not give in.
Elaine M. Erne

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Erne’s drawings…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes.
Jennifer Brinton Robkin

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

G Pack is a Baltimore based artist specializing in bold, powerful portraits that are brought to life through the use of colorful palettes and close attention to detail. For purchases, commissions, or inquiries, please contact the artist or gallery.
G Pack

G Pack is a Baltimore based artist specializing in bold, powerful portraits that are brought to life through the use of colorful…

G Pack is a Baltimore based artist specializing in bold, powerful portraits that are brought to life through the use of colorful palettes and close attention to detail. For purchases, commissions, or inquiries,…

G Pack is a Baltimore based artist specializing in bold, powerful portraits that are brought to life through the use of colorful palettes and close attention to detail. For purchases, commissions, or inquiries, please contact…

Marta Sanchez is an InLiquid member
Marta Sanchez

Marta Sanchez is an InLiquid member…

Marta Sanchez is an InLiquid member…

Marta Sanchez is an InLiquid member…

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