I had an amazing time at the 9th International Conference in Provincetown. Coordinator Joanne Mattera and Cherie Mittenthal who is the coordinator of the Truro Centre for the Arts at Castle Hill did an incredible job planning the conference and workshops. Everyday was packed with demos and talks. I took a demo in Layering Images with Wayne Montecalvo. He showed us how to add multiple layers of collaged materials onto a waxed surface and they layering layers of medium and pigmented wax on top of these layers. Then we listened to a panel of distinguished guests talk about Professional Practices in public and private gallery settings. Following this talk I attended another demo called Pigment Wizardry with Gregory Wright. Gregory became an alchemist showing us how to use raw coloured pigment with liquid wax media. Susan Lasch Krevitt explored how to use recycled clothing for three dimensional inspirations. Dorothy Cochran showed us how to use wax on plexiglass for a relief printmaking surface. On the last day there was an Art Fair where I could sell or just display my art works in my hotel room. So, for the first time, I showed 6 artworks and got feedback from many artists. It was interesting hearing their comments. I found that my geometric works were praised more than my freeform latest works. All of the visitors saw a connection to quilts and the stitched line which was not apparent in the free-form sewn works. Then for two days after the conference I took a workshop with Lisa Pressman which I will go into detail in my next post The following is an artwork of Dorothy Cochran.