Barbara Lubliner
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Award for Artistic Defacement!

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, artist and curator of the exhibition Enacting the Text: Performing with Words at the Center for Book Arts in New York City selected Barbara Lubliner's entry as one of 12 winners in The Deface Billy Project II

The Center for Book Arts and Minnesota based Art Works USA distributed over 3,000 images of American artist Billy X. Curmano to be defaced, displayed and archived.

The winning works are now part of the permanent project archive at Art Works USA along with defacements from 15 countries.

Enacting the Text: Performing with Words was reviewed by Megan N. Liberty for the Hyperallergic Newsletter, November 30, 2016. 

Day de Dada Art Nurses at Panoply Performance Laboratory

The Day de Dada Art Nurses give personalized treatments as part of Performancy Forum: glitch/heal OR gore/harm at Panoply Performance Laboratory. 

Sign in with Nurse Barbara between 6:30 and 8:00 to start your Day de Dada Art Nurse experience. 

Art Nurses include: Viv de Dada, Mary Campbell, Barbara Lubliner and Milenka Berengolc.

December 10, 2016
4 - 11pm
Panoply Place
104 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY

Creative Sculpture Workshop

photo by Loryne Atoui

Want to learn techniques to transform plastic trash?

As part of the Sculptors Alliance Workshop series, Barbara Lubliner is teaching "Working with Plastics" on three Saturday afternoons in November at the Tompkins Square Library. The class will work on individual sculptures and a collaborative project.

November 5, 12, 19, 2016
1:00 - 4:00pm

Tompkins Square Library
331 East 10th Street @ Aves A-B

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register in person or by phone no later than Thursday, November 3rd.

USE ME: a show of Upcyle Art from my summer residency

This summer I was privileged to be the artist in residence at the Carter Burden/ Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem. It was great to work in a large light-filled studio and be part of the dynamic multicultural community!

"USE ME," a selection of work that I made from on-site salvaged materials is on view through October.

Please join me for the ARTIST TALK / RECEPTION
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:30-3pm
312 East 109th Street, 3rd Floor

"THE BIG POTATO," an exhibition inspired by all things Potato!

Barbara Lubliner's new mini book, "My Potato Tale," inspired by being born a "Latke," is included in the "THE BIG POTATO" on view at RIPE Gallery.

Curator Jeffrey Allen Price, the founder of "Think Potato" invited New York artists to make new potato themed work. The exhibition creatively reflects the vegtable's versatility and wide spectrum of meaning.

The exhibition features the work of Anjipan, Chris Ann Ambery, Fran Beallor, Capucine Bourcart, Colleen Deery, John Drury, Myda El-Maghrabi, Juan Lopez Espantaleon, Wendy Foster, Beth Giacummo, Carrie Anne Gonzalez, Joan Harrison, Marc Isaacs, Edward Joseph, Lorena Kalaja, Susie Kelly, Bernard Klevickas, Fawn Krieger, Linda Louis, Barbara Lubliner, Lisa Mackie, David Nelinson, Frank Olt, Ryan Seslow, Stanko, Adam Taye, Gina Vigliarolo

September 24-October 21, 2016
Opening reception: September 24, 6pm-9pm

Potato Fest
Saturday, October 1, 12-4pm

The Potato Ball
Saturday, October 8, 7-10pm

Saturday, October 15, 7pm

Closing Artist Talk 
Thursday, October 20, 7-9pm

1028 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Tel: 631.239.1805

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-6pm
Friday: 2pm-8pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday-Monday: Closed


Barbara Lubliner's "Puppy Powwow" installation is included in "REUSE, REDUCE, REPURPOSE: THE ART OF REFUSE" at Drawing Rooms from July 15 through August 14.

Curator Anne Trauben has put together a fascinating group of artists who are all part of the tradition of giving new life to trash, junk and other recyclable materials to make engaging art. 

From the press release: 
"In Barbara Lubliner’s Puppy Powwow, the blight of plastic waste is transformed into a playful scene of socializing dogs. Plastic bottles that would take at least 450 years to biodegrade are fashioned into an installation that evokes transitory soap bubbles, glowing light sticks and balloon animals. As stand-ins for humans, Barbara imagines the powwow puppies getting together in the spirit of cooperation and goodwill to discuss proactive, sane measures to keep our planet healthy." 

The exhibit features Thai artist Thammakit Thamboon’s sculpture outdoors on the front lawn and April Ford, Barbara Lubliner, Jodie Fink, Kate Dodd, Laura Petrovich Cheney, Linda Byrne, Maggie Ens, Robert Lach and Tyrome Tripoli sculpture and installation in 9 gallery rooms.

ARTIST RECEPTION Sunday, July 17, 3-6pm
ARTIST TALKS Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, 2:30-5:30pm

180 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ

Gallery Hours:
Th/Fr 4-7pm
Sat/Sun 2-6pm
Director: Jim Pustorino, 201-208-8032
Curator/Assistant Director: Anne Trauben, 917-523-5168

Gallery Travels: Seen Around Town

Anne Russinof, blogger and photo journalist of New York art exhibitions covered Barbara Lubliner's popup exhibit "Play Attention" at The Clemente Open Studios Weekend.

"Play Attention!" @ THE CLEMENTE May 20-21

Barbara Lubliner's popup exhibit "Play Attention" is on view at The Clemente Open Studios Weekend.  Resident artist/curator Linda Griggs invited her to participate in the event that includes the work of over 100 resident and guest artists. 

Visitors are encouraged to shake, rattle, and roll Lubliner's small metal sculptures. Her "Con-notative" wall works engage with word play. Her installation of upcycled plastic slide sleeves plays with checkerboard configurations. 

The Clemente arts center is located on the Lower East Side. It houses several performances spaces and galleries as well as artists studios. 

Friday, May 20, 6pm-8pm
Saturday, May 21, 2pm-6pm
107 Suffolk Street, NY, NY

Earth Day Expo at Montefiore

Montefiore's 7th annual Earth Day Expo featured upcycle artist Barbara Lubliner demonstrating ways to transform plastic bottles into artwork. She engaged fair goers with hands-on activities utilizing water bottles collected at the hospital. 

True North: A Permanent Exhibition for The Fortune Society

Barbara Lubliner's "Prayer Flags - Good Will Wishers" are included in True North

A Permanent Exhibition for The Fortune Society
Curated by Mary Pinto 

The Fortune Society helps formerly incarcerated men and women find their way in a landscape that is new to them by providing a point of reference to those who seek them out.  Their community is a much-needed anchor for these individuals as they discover and follow their path in this challenging new life. 

The artworks in this new permanent installation support this mission by providing opportunities for reflection on the journey and for connection with one’s direction and purpose, or “true north.” Twenty-two works of art have been donated by nineteen artists working in painting, photography, printmaking, collage, fiber arts and mixed media. 

In this collection, each piece represents the individual artist’s own search for meaning, as each of them, like the constituents of The Fortune Society, finds their own direction and purpose in life.  

Barbara Lubliner's 5-part piece is based on Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags and the tradition of hanging colorful cloths to promote blessings of peace, happiness, and good fortune out into the universe. The flags, by being made of re-purposed castoffs, embody belief in transformation and the power of individuals to change. 

Opening Reception
Monday, April 18, 2016, 5-8 pm
The Fortune Society
29-76 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
E,M,R to Queens Plaza or the N,Q to 39th Avenue
Walk 1.5 blocks along Northern Boulevard to The Fortune Society.

CHEWING TAR: Industrial materials in the service of art.

"Female Adapter" 2005, welded found metal 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" diameter. 

CHEWING TAR: Industrial materials in the service of art.
March 1 - 27, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 6, 2-4 pm

Chewing Tar, an exhibition curated by Linda Griggs at the Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts includes a selection of Barbara Lubliner's rattles. Viewers are invited to shake and roll these playful sculptures that are made of found metal. 

The exhibition features the work of eleven artists working with materials found in hardware stores or typically manufactured for non art purposes. Participating Artists: 
Alex Markwith
Allen Hansen
Barbara Lubliner
Christopher Stout
Greg Stone
Judy Richardson
Peter Patchen
Rick Klauber
Suzan Shutan
Tony Robbin
William Graef

Hampden Gallery, 131 Southwest Circle,Amherst, MA 01003

SIDESHOW NATION IV / Thru The Rabbit Hole

SIDESHOW NATION IV / Thru The Rabbit Hole 
January 9 - March 20, 2016 

Opening Saturday, January 9, 6–9 pm 

It's time for Sideshow Gallery owner Richard Timperio's annual mega salon show! This vibrant, eclectic extravaganza of over 500 works offers a cross section of the local art community. 

Barbara Lubliner is part of the mix, represented with "Well," made of plastic slide sleeves, paint chips and found paper.

Sideshow Gallery, 319 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211
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