The Wonderful Thing About InLiquid

Sometimes there are just not enough words to address some of the many reasons why InLiquid is a great place for artists.

For starters, becoming a part of the InLiquid Art + Design team has given me something to be proud of. Coming out of college graduation, I was armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Studies, a bunch of tools to use, and little knowledge of where I could use them. The options were endless, yet there I was, feeling like there was very little. Like all college grads thrown into the “real world,” I found myself in limbo, scrolling through job listings, with the blue light of the computer screen zapping away what little energy my already tired eyes had left. “How many art degrees does it take to make a living?” seemed to be the ongoing riddle in the back of my mind. 

Now, working as a Site Editor for InLiquid, all of that has changed, and it is because of organizations like them that give artists like me the opportunity to pursue professional careers.

Since 1999, InLiquid has been working to promote the arts in Philadelphia by creating a network between local artists and the community. As an InLiquid employee, I have gotten to see and experience first-hand all that the non-profit organization does to make this network possible. And I can say that there has not been a single day that goes by when I am in the InLiquid office, that I cease to be amazed.

Each year, InLiquid hosts a series of exhibitions in venues that span all across the Philadelphia area. From the Painted Bride Art Center, to Park Towne Place, and even here at home in Crane Arts, InLiquid projects have never shied away from tackling a broad variety of themes–ranging from personal experiences, human connections, fantastical creations, charity, and social injustice–which is what makes their work as a non-profit arts organization so unique and important to the Philadelphia Art Community. InLiquid creates opportunities for both emerging and experienced artists, and encourage growth, public outreach, and portfolio building.

And the work does not stop there.

InLiquid also engages with students by providing internships in fields such as Journalism, Website Editing, Graphic Design, Curation, and Events Management–giving them resources and the experience they need to solidify their careers.

If you were to ask me the main reason why I am so happy to be a part of InLiquid, I would say it is because they are an organization that simply cares about people. They use art and creativity as a means of helping the community by providing a voice for artists and creative expression. In doing so, artists have a chance to get their work seen and feel what they have accomplished by participating in these events. They get exposure, and that is important in any art field.

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Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of Art & Design in 2013.  She has participated in an international artist residency at the Burren College of Art in County Clair, Ireland and worked for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and The Sol LeWitt Estate.
Jasmine Alleger
Jasmine Alleger

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing…

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art…

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of…

Andrea Lyons'  work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure of the house and also part of the tree form. The layers of the bark of the tree as related to the layers of skin. The correlation of flesh to wood and other building materials.
Andrea Lyons
Andrea Lyons

Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as…

Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure…

Andrea Lyons' work is about the home and the materials that are symbolic of it. I have used wood both to paint on and as part of the subject of the painting. The connection of wood as part of the structure of the house and…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at the Philadelphia International Airport. Her work brings focus to natural forms through a digital process of simplifying photographic images.
Sarah Zwerling
Sarah Zwerling

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at the Philadelphia International…

I was a choreographer and modern dancer for most of my life. It is the balance between energy and stillness that I carry into my art. I reflect this discord in a gesture and painterly contemporary style. I use a variety of media to create a raw, yet, luminous painting in oil, layering pastels, glazes, pencil, charcoal, and develop painted collages of varying surfaces. I create paintings directly from a model's pose and the subtle nuances of that gesture. I paint in a realistic approach, and yet, abstraction tends to take over. I have had an extensive career teaching art to students of all levels and ages. My teaching is an integral part of my art making process.
Nancy E. F. Halbert
Nancy E. F. Halbert

I was a choreographer and modern dancer for most of my life. It is the balance between energy and stillness that I carry…

I was a choreographer and modern dancer for most of my life. It is the balance between energy and stillness that I carry into my art. I reflect this discord in a gesture and painterly contemporary style.…

I was a choreographer and modern dancer for most of my life. It is the balance between energy and stillness that I carry into my art. I reflect this discord in a gesture and painterly contemporary style. I use a variety of…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia, she earned her BFA with honors from the University of The Arts, and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art. Currently, she is working in her studio at the Crane Old School in Philadelphia.
In her work she is pulling from her reservoir of life experiences, memories, intuitive processes, and curiosity to construct a “place”, an environment – a landscape. Within it, she aims to present an idea composed of multiple layers, which focuses not only on the physical “being” of land, but also on land as a source of emotional and psychological mood.
Dganit Zauberman
Dganit Zauberman

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill.…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia,…

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