At the end of May I will be travelling to Provincetown, MA, and participating in 2 workshops and attending the International Encaustic Conference on June 2-4th. Looking forward to renewing friendships, hearing professional talks by international artists. I will be taking Lisa Pressman’s class called “Finding your Mark”. This class focuses on using cold wax and oil paint. The other two day workshop with Karen Freedman is called “Maintaining your Edge, The Art of Stencilling”. I hope to learn a lot of new techniques and explore some new ideas. Additionally, I plan on attending exciting talks and demonstrations so have registered for the talks that focus on curatorial considerations, thinking through space, and expressing meaning through materials, as well as viewing demonstrations on encaustic processes and techniques.
The other exciting part of the conference is the hotel art fair; an event that takes place on the last day of the conference. Participants display their artworks in the lobby or in their rooms. It is a time to sell paintings, but more importantly, get feedback from the conference participants. For the past three years, I have created new works just for this event. The following paintings will be for sale at the conference.
There also will be many gallery exhibitions in different locations in Provincetown. I have been invited to participate in two gallery exhibitions. The first one, the “Black Tie (optional)” is at the the Adam Peck Gallery. The other exhibition is called “Alternative Wax: Layers of Facts” at the Kobalt Gallery.