Sally Willowbee at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Join Dumpster Diver and Outsider Artist Sally Willowbee at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore as she shares her travels seeking out found artists on the back roads of New Jersey and her own passion for work with recycled materials. Sally is a self-taught furniture/cabinet/carpenter maker. She writes and designs books, many … Continue reading

Sally Lilychild Willowbee


I am a sometimes-gray haired (sometimes pink or purple) artist who works with recycled materials, a self-taught furniture/cabinet/ carpenter maker and a lifelong trash-picker. Old aluminum kitchen implements and junk jewelry, are transformed into lamps and illuminated sculptures. The series entitled, Turned on Women, celebrates and honors the lives of … Continue reading

Dumpster Diversions – 2017 Group Show

“Dumpster Diversions” Celebrating 25 years of found-object art by the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers Oct 6th – 28th Pop-up on Passyunk 1548 E Passyunk (at Tasker), Philadelphia PA 19147 Artist Reception: October 6th, 6 pm – 9 pm Gallery Hours: Fri – Sat, 6 pm – 9 pm Sat Oct 28th, … Continue reading

From Trashstream to Mainstream – 2017 Group Show

“From Trashstream to Mainstream” Celebrating 25 years of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers March 5th – April 29th Pebble Hill Gallery 320 Edison-Furlong Rd, Doylestown PA 18901 215-990-9542 Artist Reception: March 5, 12:15 pm – 3 pm Gallery Hours: Sunday afternoon 12:30 pm – 2 pm Mon, Tues, Thu 10 am … Continue reading

‘Mixed Media’ Art of the Dumpster Divers – 2016 Group Show

“Mixed Media” Art of the Dumpster Divers August 11 – 28, 2016 Media Arts Council 609 W State St, Media PA 19063 Artists Reception: August 13, 4 pm – 7 pm Gallery Hours: THU – SAT 4 – 7 pm Featuring the work of Dumpster Divers: Betsy Alexander, Joel Spivak, … Continue reading

Philly VOTE – 2016 Group Show

Philly VOTE June 13 – July 29, 2016 2nd & 4th Floors, City Hall Broad & Market Sts, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Artist Reception: Thursday July 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Display Hours Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy presents … Continue reading

James Dupree Gallery presents If Walls Could Talk – 2015/16 Group Show

James Dupree Gallery presents If Walls Could Talk December 20, 2015 – January 31, 2016 Dupree Gallery 703 South 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Artist Reception Sunday December 20, 4 – 10 pm Gallery Hours Sat: 4 pm – 9 pm Sun: 2 pm – 5 pm Weekdays by Appointment: … Continue reading

Upcycling, The Art of the Dumpster Divers – 2015 Group Show

Upcycling, The Art of the Dumpster Divers January 10 – February 22, 2015 Goggleworks, Cohen Gallery East 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601 Opening Reception: Friday January 9th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm Gallery Hours Daily: 11 am – 7 pm   Who are The Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia? They are … Continue reading

Dumpster Divers RECLAIM Show at Destination Frankford Pop-Up Gallery

After years of neglect, the 4600 block of Paul Street in Frankford is beginning a new life. Destination Frankford is transforming a formerly vacant storefront into an energetic art venue. The temporary pop-up art gallery will accelerate the process of neighborhood revitalization in Frankford. OPENING RECEPTION for RECLAIM & BLOCK … Continue reading

Archives Alchemy – 2014 Group Show

Archives Alchemy – The Art of the Dumpster Divers January 10 to April 24, 2014 National Archives at Philadelphia 900 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 (The entrance is actually on the 900 block of Chestnut St, look for the sign) Opening Reception January 10th from 5:00 – 7:30 pm Featuring … Continue reading

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