Sunday, November 22, 2009


What an exciting (and stressful) month it's been! Our latest show went up for our November 14th second Saturday opening and it was incredibly successful. At times, we had a full house and couldn't have been more thrilled at the smiling faces traveling around the gallery. Thank you to everyone that came out for support and to see the amazing artists we're exhibiting this month.

If you didn't get a chance to check out our latest works at our opening, stop by within the next week or so. This month's exhibition will be up until the 3rd of December. Gallery (winter) hours are currently:

Monday: appt only.

Tuesday and Wednesday: 1-7
Thursday: appt only.
Friday: TBD very soon.
Saturday: 2-8
Sunday: 1-6

I know they're strange hours but there's only two of us! E-mail us if you'd like to stop by on any of the days we're not officially "open".. we're there, just getting things ready for future shows.

In other news, our facebook fan page is up: simply search The Art Is Not Dead Gallery and become a fan! See photos from our November show and keep yourself updated about future shows.

Next show is December 5th and will showcase all art inspired by music, with special acoustic performances by Astpai and Proof and Proving.

Are you an artist interested in future shows? Email us at

Friday, October 23, 2009

Everything In The Works.

Our tiny little sneak preview went amazingly. Much fun was had by all that wonderful Saturday and Sunday. We got to give our families a little something to be proud about, our friends something to gush about, our neighborhood something to get excited about, and our exhibited artists some new eyes on their wonderful works.

The feedback to Mary and Scott Newcomb's work was absolutely delightful. I couldn't have been more ecstatic to see how many people gushed over Mary's amazing jewelry and the wandering eyes that swarmed around Scott's amazing pieces. My absolute joy of the weekend was watching a mother bring her son into the gallery. Still in his stroller he IMMEDIATELY pointed to one of Scott's bicycle wheels and excitingly screamed, "Mommy! Circle!". This boy, no older than 3, was completely wrapped up with awe, color and shape.

That's what art's about.

Another popular artist of the night was Ashley Lewis. Her "Smash Babies" went over extremely well with many people joyously delighted by their complete and utter uniqueness.

A few photos were sold, many e-mails taken for future shows, and a plethora of all around amazing compliments and genuine excitement.

Brian and I would like to say "Thank You" to all the artists involved.. with all of our hearts. You truly made our space warm, welcoming and have us enthralled for our future as an exhibiting space. Thank you Mary White Newcomb, Scott Newcomb, Carol Han, Anna Adey and Ashley Lewis. We love you all.


As for the future: We will be opening up on the second Saturday of November, with regular gallery hours from there on out. We are not sure if we'll call this our "grande opening" but it will certainly be open, grande, and at least a huge celebration for being a real-deal business. Artists in play thus far are myself, Smash Babies, and Leigh-Adel Arnold (with her amazing jewelry). If you're interested, drop us a line at Wine (and probably beer) will be served as well as some snacks by the wonderful Ed Capozzi.

We will also be attending Crafty Balboa's holiday show this December. Come check out our table and some of the artists we will be exhibiting in the future. Everyone is awesome.. it's that simple.

As far as some future shows go: December is officially dedicated to music. All art musically involved will be shown by a plethora of artists; band photography, painting, jewelry.. whatever we can find that is musically inspired will be filling our walls and ears in December. Tentative dates also in play for an acoustic show by Proof and Proving and Astpai (insanely amazing hardcore from Austria). We're working out the kinks, but it's going to be amazing- there's no doubt.

If you haven't arleady, drop us a line and sign up for our newsletter at

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The 12th AND The 13th!

As those of you that read this, or are involved, may know, The Art Is Not Dead will be showcasing some of our favorite artists on Saturday September 12th- adjacent to the Crafty Balboa craft show. We will be open from about 11 to 5 that day. We are pretty sad that we won't be able to stay open later so we've decided to open the gallery on Sunday the 13th as well. Our doors will be open from about 1 p.m till late in the evening. We encourage all to come by and say hello, enjoy some coffee, hang out, buy/see some great art and begin to get involved. We're looking forward to making this a great community space and would love to hear your feedback, your stories, your experiences and any interest you have in our wonderful space. While you're with us on these days, please sign up for our mailing list (if you have not already) and tell us a little bit about yourself. We are looking forward to making our grand opening in November a wonderful event and welcome all interested parties to get involved.

Interested now and don't want to wait to talk to us? E-mail us at

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hello Newcombs

Well, first things first. The Art Is Not Dead Gallery would like to welcome the Newcombs to our growing family and our first show on the 12th. This couple are quite the artisans and we are HUGE fans. Let's introduce them one at a time.

Mrs. Mary White Newcomb is an artist. It's that simple. Her medium? Jewelry. She is quite the talent with a collection featuring "small press, one of a kind, and custom pieces, all made with love." The name of her line speaks for the works: Young, Wild and Bright. Each piece is hand crafted with wonderful details in the presentation, texture, and finish. Seeing her works up close and in person is a must.

These graphite paintbrush earrings are Maria's current favorite.

Check Mary's other works out on her etsy site:

Scott Newcomb's art is described as "A spontaneous combustion of beeswax, pigments, oils, and chemicals. Not for the faint of heart." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. His knowledge and demonstration of texture and color will keep your eye flowing in and out of each piece for quite some time. Each work presents itself as both a painting and sculpture; true art in it's own realm. While each individual piece flows very well with it's brothers and sisters, each are completely unique and one of a kind. We won't even begin to describe the amazing things he does with bicycle wheels. Take a look for yourself.

Check out his site before you come see his works up close on the 12th.


News with the gallery itself: We're all cleaned up and ready to paint!

In the midst of our cleaning, a lady waiting for the 23 sat and starred at the current paintings and photographs we have displayed, in the windows, by artist and owner Maria Teicher. The interest was ALL there in her eyes. A very excited artist and gallery owners spent the rest of the day with that image in their heads. We can't wait to have our doors open for more.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just A Sunday Afternoon.

Good afternoon friends.

Creative brainstorming and business licenses have been at the forefront of The Art Is Not Dead Gallery this week. We are trying not to get ahead of ourselves (ok, ok.. Maria is trying not to get ahead of herself. Brian is the rational one in this operation) but the more we research the more exciting the future gets. Projects are being laid out, as well as discussing some possible community events for next spring.

This past Wednesday, Maria met with Snow Day Ceramic's Carol Han to discuss putting some of her wonderful work into the space for September 12th (and hopefully in future showings as well- we're crossing our fingers!). The outcome: a YES! Maria works with Carol (oh silly day jobs) and is so very excited to have her join The Art Is Not Dead family. Her works are wonderful, comforting, charming and completely unique. (And Maria knows, she's sipping out of a Snow Day Ceramic's original as she types this).

Until the 12th, go check out Carol's site:
or (and heart her until she comes back).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Show In The Works.

We are having our first show on Saturday September 12th (and will also be open on the 13th as well if you can't make it on Saturday). The hours are currently 11-5 and will feature quite a few of our favorite artists. There is a craft show in the area that day as well as it being Passyunk's very own Second Saturday. We are thrilled and as excited as can be.

Today we met up with a very talented jewelry designer named Leigh Adel-Arnold. Her works are delicate, intricate and simply lovely. Come check her out at our gallery on the 12th. We are very excited to have her displayed and know you'll enjoy her work as well.

For now, drop by her etsy shop:

Other artists lined up thus far are:

Maria Teicher (fine art paintings and photography; gallery owner, director, and curator)
Smash Babies (Ashley Lewis' stuffed creatures of pure amazingness; our very own intern).

More artists to come. Get excited!


I am very pleased and excited to announce that The Art Is Not Dead (a complete artist collaborative that includes music, art, craft and the like) now has a space of it's own. This blog is dedicated to the gallery aspect of The Art Is Not Dead.

We are located in South Philadelphia on East Passyunk Square (triangle if you will) right next to DaVinci's restaurant, across from Chiarella's and surrounded by some amazing shops and coffee houses in the nearby area, including (but not limited to): B2, the Black n'Brew, RKO comics, Sweet Jane, the p.o.p.e and the wonderful 1601 bar. We are very excited to bring together artists in this venue. Many plans are in the works with a grande opening in November and some small shows to keep you interested in the mean time.

Welcome. Feel free to stop on by, check out the space, show us your own art and have some coffee.

E-mail for times to meet up (until full gallery hours are in play) and to join our mailing list for all upcoming shows, events, etc.