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Just a week away!!

December 3, 2010

A Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Holiday Party at World’s Fair – what could be better? Again, Big ups to Jeff and Sam for all their organizing help!

Caroling, food and fun! Bring a dish and your friends and family!

PCS Christmas Party!!

November 24, 2010

The World’s Fair is hosting the Philly Cartoonist Society Christmas party potluck!

Where: Shadow Space Gallery
1248 N. Front Street
When: December 11, 2010
Time: Starting at 5PM and going till late
Bring a dish!

Come and have PCS fun at World’s Fair! All are welcome!

Big thanks to Jeffro for putting the invite together!

World’s Fair Art Online.

November 19, 2010

The folks at Shadow’s Space have been gracious enough to post an online gallery for the World’s Fair Art Show. If you haven’t had a chance to see the show yet you should definitely check it out here. Should you see something you like you can inquire about it via email at
The show will be up for another month as will the online gallery, so all of you with a blog, facebook or an awesome email list please spread the word and feel free to post the link.
Above: A screen shot of the World’s fair Online Gallery.
Below: Screen shot featuring one of the many prints on sale by James Heimer.

Some clarity in the Blogosphere.

November 17, 2010

Sifting through the PR that the World’s Fair Art Show has received over the last couple of weeks I came across this bit posted on’s blog:

“Concetta Barbera and Patch’s curated World’s Fair Art Show might lack the worldliness for the comparison to the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago, which they were shooting for in the press release, especially since this show is heavy on local illustrators.”

Now I don’t make it habit to respond to every misprint or misquote, especially on the internet. But I felt obliged to stand up for my international brothers and sisters that submitted all their work a week early and braved the Post Office in order to guarantee delivery on time. I have posted a correction on their blog (sorry for the late response) and I thought I might post the links to our friends from overseas so you can take a gander.
Ephmeron, David Galletly, Alex Horne and Gregor Louden.

Thanks again to everyone that participated, I think you are all rather “worldly”.
More kewl stuff to be posted soon!

Above: The image selected by the Philadelphia City Paper to promote the exhibition. You can read more here.

Post Opening Update.

November 10, 2010

Just wanted to let everyone know about the successful opening of the World’s Fair Art Show. There were a lot of people on hand and a bunch of sales to boot. Nikki Sneakers stated that our show was “One of the most successful in the gallery’s history.” Concetta and I would like to thank all of the artists for their brilliant contributions and everyone in attendance for showing their support. And don’t frown if you were unable to attend, we have posted a ton of pics on our new Flickr account and there is an online gallery here that will be updated with even more images in the days that follow. You can also inquire about the work at

Also, we are working on another gathering at the space before the show comes down at the end of December. Keep your eyes peeled for more info on that event in the next few days.

Above: Pic from the installation of the World’s Fair Art Show. More than 130 pieces were on display for the opening this past Friday.

Below: The event carried on into the wee hours at Kung Fu Necktie, the bar located just below Shadow’s Space Gallery.

For Mr. Stein.

November 5, 2010

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I have been working to finish up my “World’s Fair” banner over the course of several months. I wrapped it up just in time to display it for the opening tonight. During this process my former instructor, and now colleague, Bob Stein, stopped by and asked “Where’s the L, D and S?” He had been following the show’s progress on the blog. He was also inquiring because he had shared my art with his Typography class just next door to my own. I was in shock; Mr. Stein had used my artwork as an example in his classroom! Show be damned I am on cloud nine already due this information.
So, here it is Mr. Stein, in its entirety and on time.
Consider it my ode to your class.
May I have extra-credit for completing the word ‘Fair’?


More youtubin’ on the 1939 World’s Fair…

November 5, 2010

You might have to click the link and watch it on Youtube, but it’s a fun, nostalgic video…