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Lively Sky, 2019, by Barbara Lubliner, monoprint that uses an Edison Price Lighting laser cut aluminum sheet to emboss the paper , 22 x 30 inches

ReVISION 2 features artwork made with materials collected from the Edison Price Lighting company's Long Island City factory. 

Exhibiting Artists: 
Barbara Lubliner, Bernard Klevickas, Chase Pashkowich, Christina Massey, Elizabeth Riley, Francine Perlman, Irene Christensen, Jaynie Crimmins, Jeffrey Allen Price, Ken Weisensee, Mary Pinto

January 23 - November 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 23
        5:30 pm Art of Lighting tour, 1 AIA and NCQLP credit
        6:30 - 8:30 pm reception

Edison Price Lighting Gallery
41-50 22nd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Atmospheric Perspectives

"Interplay" by Barbara Lubliner 

Contemporary Approaches to a Traditional Technique

A Group Exhibition of artist members from the NY Artists Circle
Curated by Christina Massey

Atmospheric or aerial perspective refers to the traditional painting technique of creating an illusion of depth or distance by making objects appear less detailed and typically bluer than nearer objects, traditionally utilized in creating realistic landscapes. It is described as the air and all the particles in it, from dust to pollution that lingers between the eye of the viewer to the distant object that is the subject.

Contemporary perspective of what exists in that air is vastly different however than in past eras. These artists touch on the subjects of smog and pollution, that our air is full of invisible wifi signals, consider thoughts and ideas as objects floating in the air, and inspect the connection to our larger celestial atmosphere which is full of satellites that can cut through all of that distance taking incredibly detailed photographs.

This exhibition takes a new approach to visualizing what exactly is the air we breathe and live in today. How that air shifts and moves through storms, thought forms and energetic waves and how everything from science to social philosophies creates that atmospheric haze that alters how we view our contemporary landscape. The overall exhibition will still highlight that gray and bluish tone of the traditional atmospheric perspective but with pops of an orange-copper glow symbolic of more modern sunsets. These color choices hinting at that technical artistic training and understanding each artist holds despite their choice to forego the traditional landscape in their imagery.

Artists Include:
Beth Barry, Fran Beallor, Yvette Cohen, Jane Dell, Karen Fitzgerald, Pauline Galiana, Elanor Goldstein, Peggy Klineman, Barbara Lubliner, Elizabeth Mead, Gammy Miller, Janie Milstein, Linda Lee Nicholas, Anne Raymond, Phyliss Rosser, Andra Samelson, Linda Schmidt, Linda Stillman, Audrey Stone, Robin Tedesco

Contemporary Approaches to a Traditional Technique
December 21, 2018 - January 19, 2019

Chashama Art Space
485 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday 12-6 pm
Closed on Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 31, and Jan 1

Chashama supports the process of artists by giving them space to create and present.

Look at Plastic Differently with Barbara Lubliner

Barbara Lubliner, a Sculptors Alliance teaching artists will present mini, hands-on, Upcycle Workshops as part of an Environmental themed Trivia Night put on by SoHo Broadway Initiative.

What:  SoHo Broadway Trivia Night Vol. 2
Where: Artists & Fleas SoHo, 568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
When: Thursday, September 27th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm 
RSVP Required: Space is limited, please RSVP here.

World Cleanup Day: Plastic to Art video with Barbara Lubliner

12,780,774 people in 144 countries participated in cleanups on September 15, 2018 - World Cleanup Day.

For the World Cleanup Day broadcast, I was interviewed about my art made of plastic castoffs. 

Workshop: Women Sculptors & the Female Figure

Sculptor Barbara Lubliner will give an illustrated talk and hands-on sculpture workshop at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library. She will share about figurative sculptors that have inspired her, giving highlights of historic, famous, as well as some little known women sculptors. 

After looking at sculptures depicting the female figure and an experiential exercise, participants will use plastilina to create their own expressive figure. No experience with art necessary, all materials will be provided. For Adults Age 18+.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call the branch at 212-966-3424 or sign up at the Information Desk on L2.

Women Sculptors and Female Figures: 
Creators and Creations

Saturday, August 4th
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mulberry Street Library
10 Jersey Street
(one block south of Houston between Mulberry & Lafayette Sts.)
New York, NY, 10012

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance.

Creative Sculpture Workshop - Upcycle Plastic Waste

Sculptor and teaching artist Barbara Lubliner will present a workshop at the  at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library teaching techniques to transform plastic bottles and scraps into sculptural objects of unique and interesting designs. Participants explore the creative potential of discarded plastic through an illustrated talk and hands on experimentation.

No previous experience required. For Ages 18 +. All Materials are provided.

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance, the workshop is free. 
Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk
or call (212) 966–3424.

Upcycle Plastic Waste
Saturday, July 28, 2018
12:00-3:00 pm

Mulberry Street Library
10 Jersey Street
(one block south of Houston between Mulberry & Lafayette Sts.)
New York, NY, 10012

Art Residency with Mobius in Boston

Lydia Grey, Viv Vassar, Farrell Mason Brown, Barbara Lubliner, Mary Campbell

June 2018, the Day de Dada Art Nurses are in residence with Mobius, Inc.!

The Art Nurses, kick off the first week of the Mobius dadamobile - a month-long series of guerrilla performances at Farmers Markets in Boston and Somerville, Massachusetts.

Art Nurses celebrate "Art Health Week" with ephemeral procedures, interactive diagnostic performances. Barbara Lubliner gives third eye exams, Mary Cambell improves memory with the aid of a rosemary plant, Hey Viv diagnoses and prescribes with her professional magic eight ball. 

Performances are documented in the Mobius Dadabloge, a thirty-day blog soliciting, collecting and showcasing dada work on the internet for the entire month of June 2018. The blog is inspired by Tristan Tzara’s ambitious anthology project Dadaglobe. Dadabloge is a vehicle for exploring how artists today interpret dada in not only translating but transforming similar ideas to see what they might yield in today’s time.

Trans-cen-der Art Group May Session

I am happy to be one of the six artists presenting images at the Trans-cen-der Art Group May session. 

Presenting artists inlcude: John Hanning, Elisa Jensen, Shira Toren, Barbara Lubliner, Sylvia Schwartz and Mark Guinto.

May 29, 2018
7 - 8:30 pm
Temporary Storage
119 Ingraham St (At Porter Ave)
Brooklyn, New York 11237

ReVISION Artist Reception and Talk

As part of the LIC Arts Open Festival the Edison Price Lighting Gallery is hosting a reception and talk for ReVISION, the current exhibit.

ReVISION features work of New York City-based artists made with scraps and surplus materials collected from the Edison Price Lighting factory directly below the gallery.

Exhibiting artists: Sina Basila, Jane Dell, Larry Dell, Gene Lambert, Roya Farassat, Barbara Lubliner, Francis Milloy, Daniel Sinclair, A.V. Ryan, Anne Spurgeon

Artist Reception and Talk
Thursday, May 17
6:00 - 8:30 pm
7:00 pm artist talk

Edison Price Lighting Gallery
41-50 22nd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

In addition to the Thursday evening event, the gallery will be open Sunday, May 20th, 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Other times by appointment

NYC Trash! at The City Reliquary Garden

As part of “NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future,” the City Reliquary presents the work of ten local trash artists in its backyard garden. The sculptures on display are site-specific and fabricated from refuse and found objects. Barbara Lubliner's installation is a Plastic Bottle Succulent Garden.

Participating Artists:
Christie Gast, Bernard Klevickas, Jeffrey Allen Price, Niki Lederer, Barbara Lubliner, Maia Murphy, Jacquelyn Ottman, Claudia Sbrissa, Tyrome Tripoli, Debbie Ullman

NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden
April 7-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, 12-3 pm
Admission: $7 general/$5 members

City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sculpture & Women Workshop

For Women's History Month, sculptor Barbara Lubliner will give an illustrated talk and hands-on sculpture workshop at the Ottendorfer branch of the New York Public Library.

Participants will look at expressive female figures sculpted by women and then experiment with plastilina to create his or her own expressive figure. No experience with art necessary, all materials will be provided. For Adults Age 18+.

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance, the workshop is free.
Click here to register.     

Sculpture & Women
An Illustrated Talk and Hands-on Workshop by Barbara Lubliner
Saturday, March 24th, 2018  
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ottendorfer Library
135 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Plastic Art for sale on Project Vortex website

"Cherry" by Barbara Lubliner

Project Vortex is a non-profit international collective of artists, designers, and architects actively working with plastic debris, intercepting the waste stream. 

Two of my plastic pieces are available for sale on the Project Vortex website to benefit the Plastic Pollution Coalition. 

I am proud to be counted among artists who work with plastic debris, helping to inspire others "to rethink and reinvent plastic waste in innovative ways that promote creative stewardship of our global waterways."


"Burning Bright" 2017 by Barbara Lubliner made of track lighting copper circuits.

ReVISION features work of New York City-based artists made with materials collected from the Edison Price Lighting company's Long Island City factory.  

Exhibiting Artists: 
Anne Spurgeon, A.V. Ryan, Barbara Lubliner, Daniel Sinclair, Francis Milloy, Jane Dell, Larry Dell, Sina Basilia, Roya Farassat

January 18 - November 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18
    5:30 - 6:15, Art of Lighting tour, 1 AIA and NCQLP credit
    6:15 - 9:00, reception

Edison Price Lighting Gallery
41-50 22nd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101


The Big Small Show 2017

The Big Small Show, an annual Drawing Rooms exhibit, is a survey of works made in the past two years by artists living in the NY metro area. Works by more than 100 artists will be on display until February 17, 2018. Curator Anne Trauben selected 5 of Barbara Lubliner's monoprints.

Drawing Rooms is a Jersey art center housed in a converted convent. The intimate setting of multiple rooms creates a place where art and artists connect with the public and with one another. 

The Big Small Show 2017 
December 15, 2017 - February 17, 2018

opening over THREE DAYS!
Friday, December 15, 6-9 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2-6 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2-6 pm

Drawing Rooms
180 Grand Street
​Jersey City, NJ 07302

Deck The Walls: A Holiday Exhibition and Sale

To celebrate the arrival of the holiday season, the Trask Gallery will overflow with a special exhibition and book sale benefiting The National Arts Club Adopt-A-Masterpiece program.

Exhibition curator Dee Shapiro is delighted to have such a great group of artists deck the walls of the Trask Gallery. Two of Barbara Lubliner's new monoprints are part of the mix.

Exhibiting Artists:
Chris Arabadjis, Vince Contarino, Daniel Crews, Tullio DeSantis, Cathy Diamond, Timothy Forry, John Franklin, Pamela Fuller, Marilyn Greenberg, Julie Gross, Fred Gutzeit, Barbara Lubliner, Holly Miller, Andra Samelson, Karen Shaw, Suzan Shutan, Andrew Small

December 4 - January 6, 2018
Opening Reception: December 7, 2017 6-8 pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm

"Germane 2" by Barbara Lubliner

Me, My Selfie and I

"Have a Nice Day 1," detail of Barbara Lubliner's 3-part selfie.

ME, MY SELFIE AND I / Contemporary Self-Portraits curated by Rick Krieger and Jim Furlong includes a dazzling collection of a wide variety of work by over 80 artists. 

October 5 - November 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 6-7:30 pm
Hudson Guild Gallery Chelsea 
Manhattan, NY

Bosom Bodies

Bosom Bodies: An Exhibition in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, presented by The New York Arts Exchange, features the work of 16 artists. 
The exhibit celebrates the beauty, power and sensuality of the female breast through a wide range of artworks, including paintings, sculpture, photography, origami, and mixed media.
Curator Beth S. Gersh-Nesic includes four of Barbara Lubliner's feminist figurative sculptures in the mix. 
Included Artists:
Roni Ben-Ari, Lynn H. Butler, Marcy B. Freedman, Kathleen Gilje, Nadine Gordon-Taylor, Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Clarity Haynes, Carla Rae Johnson, Barbara Lubliner, Sasha [Alexandru] Meret, Ioana Niculescu-Aron, Toni Quest, Ruby Silvious, Christina Thomas and Tricia Wright.
Bosom Bodies
October 7 - 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7, 3-6 pm
Closing with Performance Art: Sunday, October 29, 3-5 pm
SIA Gallery
1 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

Ms. Muscle at Aprés Avant Garde Festival

Barbara Lubliner performs as Ms. Muscle October 1st at the Dada de Dada celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Avant Garde Festival held on the Staten Island Ferry in 1967.

The Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York was an event founded and produced by performance artist Charlotte Moorman. The festivals ran for 15 years in various locations. The 5th festival was a 24 hour event, September 29 - 30, 1967 on the John F. Kennedy Staten Island Ferry boat. 

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective wishes to bring recognition to that event which brought art to ferry commuters and tourists 50 years ago.

The Après Avant Garde Festival will have elements of the original festival - dance, music, video and interactive performance.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Festivities start at 1 pm at Borough Hall Park in Staten Island. Performances will take place at both Ferry Terminals and on the ferry.

Day de Dada Wish Sisters Perform at Saunders Farm

Wish Sisters photo by Taylor Moore

Performance Art on the Farm 2017 “IN TIMES LIKE THESE” presented by Collaborative Concepts and curated by Marcy B. Freedman features six projects including Wish Sisters at the Wishing Well.

In their performance the Day de Dada Wish Sisters examine the nature of contemporary hopes and dreams as they sit around their virtual well. Visitors to the farm are invited to toss a coin into the well to make their own wish, hear wishes collected from around the world and listen to fables about wishing.

Wish Sisters include: Milenka Berengolc, Mary Campbell, Lydia Grey, Barbara Lubliner, Viv de Dada, and two Wish Brothers, Larry Schwabacher and Mark Semanchik.

Performance Art on the Farm coincides with the opening day of Collaborative Concepts Saunders Farm Project sculpture exhibit.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 2-6 pm 
Wish Sisters perform 2:30-5 pm 

Saunders Farm
853 Old Albany Post Road
Garrison, NY 10524

An Aggregate of Forces: 60 Women Artists Over 60

"Muscle" by Barbara Lubliner at the Ms. Foundation next to Daniel Bagan's photograph of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes taken when they were 79 and 82 years old. 

An Aggregate of Forces: 60 Women Artists Over 60, Joanne Mattera's blog post celebrating older women artists includes the image of my "Muscle" sculpture in situ at the Ms. Foundation.  

I'm delighted to have my work in the prologue of this inspiring celebration of women artists hitting their prime! 

On the Wall: Barbara Lubliner

Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions including  Barbara Lubliner's installation, Upcycled Tubes: Assert, Defend, Surrender and Youngsters in the "On the Wall" space at the entrance to the gallery. 

The Body language figures are made of tubes that Lubliner collected last summer from the sewing room at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem, while she was artist-in-residence. 

Also on display is Summer in the City showcasing recent work of 14 gallery artists and Ellen Wallenstein's East Harlem Diptychs.
On the Wall: Barbara Lubliner
June 29 - July 20, 2017 
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29, 6-8 pm

Carter Burden Gallery
548 28th Street, #534
New York, NY 10001

Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11-5, Saturday: 11-6

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective at EVEnt

The Day de Dada Performance Art Collective including Ms. Muscle (Barbara Lubliner) will perform at EVEnt, an exhibition curated by Karmela Berg in which ten artists express diverse points of view about being women in the 21st century. 

Fabulous / Fun / Feminist performance art with artists:
Milenka Berengolc, Mary Campbell, Leslie Lowe, Barbara Lubliner, Vivian Vassar, Tamara Wyndham

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective at EVEnt
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4-6 pm

Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 

Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side

"Germane 1" by Barbara Lubliner

I am please to have two monoprints in Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side, a group show curated by Scott Bluedorn at the Islip Art Museum.  

Reflecting duality through art showcases the wit and playfulness of the mind.

Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side
June 24 - September 17, 2017
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 24, 7-10 pm

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730-2098

Phone: (631) 224-5402
Fax: (631) 224-5009

Museum Hours
Hours: Thursday and Friday: 10-4, Saturday and Sunday: 12-4

"Mother and Child" sculpture awarded at Moms-In-Film One-Year Anniversary Celebration!

"Mother and Child" by Barbara Lubliner

I am so pleased to have my sculpture awarded to the amazing Marielle Heller by the amazing Moms-in-Film! 

Marielle Heller receives inaugural Moms-in-Film award 
Moms-in-Film, an organization founded to energize the careers of mothers in film and television by providing community, funding and advocacy, celebrated its one-year anniversary at The Players on April 18. The bi-coastal organization chose to honor filmmaker and mother Marielle Heller, whose film DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL ignited audiences and critics alike at Sundance and Berlin, and whose upcoming film CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? stars Melissa McCarthy. 

Accepting the award, Heller commented, “"Before I had a kid, I thought I'd have to keep those parts of my life separate. I didn't think, as a mother, they'd take me seriously as a filmmaker. I had my child 5 weeks before my film premiere and there was no separation, he was there, breastfeeding at my premiere party. I realized how much I didn't want those things separated... It does feel like our personal feminist fight right now."

Presenting Heller with the award, Moms-in-Film founder Mathilde Dratwa commented, “Mari pulled off the birth of a film and the birth of a child in crazy syncopation, and more importantly, she did not hide it. That is revolutionary.” 

The award itself is a concrete sculpture titled MOTHER AND CHILD by Barbara Lubliner whose work, often inspired by her experience giving birth and mothering, can be seen on the Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base.

OFF THE WALLS: From Junk to Art

"Wall Rug" by Barbara Lubliner

OFF THE WALLS, a recycled/repurposed materials exhibit curated by Willie Cole features artwork made of a wide array of materials inventively used.

Included is Barbara Lubliner's "Wall Rug," made of plastic dry cleaner bags worked like a traditional fabric braided rug.

OFF THE WALLS: From Junk to Art
April 22 - May 27, 2017 
Opening Reception: Saturday April 22, 5-7pm 
GCCA Gallery
398 Main Street
Catskill, NY  

Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday - 12-5pm

Creative Sculpture Workshop

"Muscle" by Barbara Lubliner

For Women's History Month, sculptor Barbara Lubliner will give an illustrated talk and hands-on sculpture workshop at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library. She will share about figurative sculptors that have inspired her, giving highlights of historic, famous, as well as some little known women sculptors. 

After looking at sculptures depicting the female figure and an experiential exercise, participants will use plastilina to create their own expressive figure. No experience with art necessary, all materials will be provided. For Adults Age 18+.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call the branch at 212-966-3424 or sign up at the Information Desk on L2.

Women Sculptors and Female Figures:
Creators and Creations
Saturday March 18th, 2017, 1-4:30 pm

Mulberry Street Library
10 Jersey Street
(one block south of Houston between Mulberry & Lafayette Sts.)
New York, NY, 10012

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance.

Day de Dada Performance Art Props & Costumes on Exhibit

The Day de Dada Performance Art Collective has been producing events that include experimental and interactive performance art, installations, video, film, music and noise since 2002. 

Day de Dada Props & Costumes is a look at the group's history through props and performance documentation. 

The exhibit features Barbara Lubliner's "Breast Muscles," which she has worn at three Day de Dada events. 

Participating artists: Viv Vassar, Mary Campbell, Milenka Berengolc, Margaret Chase, Barbara Lubliner, Tamara Wyndham, Mark Semanchik, Phil Sanders, Larry Schwabacher, Lydia Grey, Jennifer Wiegel, Gary and Joan Moore. Also included are images of these artists performing: Helen Levin, Leslie Lowe, Alan Moore, and Jean and Jim Jeffers.

Day de Dada Props & Costumes
March 9 - April 2, 2017

Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6-8 pm

Spotlight Gallery
Horrmann Library
Wagner College
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301

Women Under Siege / It's Happening Right Here

"Private Choice Public Fight" by Barbara Lubliner

Women Under Siege / It's Happening Right Here, an exhibition curated by artist Susan Grabel addresses the sexism and misogyny contained in laws across the country being used against women. 

Grabel invited artists to create an artwork in response to a woman's story that illuminates the issues. In Barbara Lubliner's piece, "Private Choice Public Fight," the artist imagines the internal struggle involved at a vulnerable and critical time.

Participating artists: 
Pauline Chernichaw, Loren Dann, Anne Drager, Everet, Phyllis Featherstone, Susan Grabel, Melanie Hickerson, Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff, Judith Hugentobler, Mary Anne Kinsella, Marilyn Kiss, Helen Klebesadel, Stephanie Kosinski, Marjorie Kramer, Tania Kravath, Barbara Lubliner, Lynne Mayocole, Ann Marie McDonnell, Christine Mottau, Denise Mumm, Perri Neri, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Kristi Pfister, Rhoda Pierce, Elizabeth Downer Riker

Women Under Siege / It's Happening Right Here
January 3 - 28, 2017 
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5, 6-8pm

Panel discussion: 
Wednesday, January 11, 7pm

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201
New York, NY

Gallery hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm

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.
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