International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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. 

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Encaustic on Panel, 8″ X 8″
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Encaustic on Panel, 8″ X 8″
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Encaustic on Panel, 12″ X 12″
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Encaustic on Panel, 10″ X 10″

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.  

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“Barriers that go on Forever, encaustic on panel, 12″ X 12”, will be shown at the Kobalt Gallery
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“Ties that Bind”, encaustic on panel, 12 ” X 12″, will be shown at the Adam Peck Gallery

 

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Author: Anna

I am a painter and sculptor and have a studio beside a beautiful lake. For the past 40 years, I designed and built puppets, masks and sculptures and had solo exhibitions of these works. In 2013, I went back to painting and started working in encaustic. I am interested in issues of identity in terms of weavings as coverings to protect or to hide. The intersecting lines that I create over landscapes create an internal conversation versus the external between nature vs. nurture. Or how actual or psychological barriers erected in an environment can disrupt a cherished place. My engagement with woven structures speak to complex dialogues between identity and psychological barriers. My second passion is teaching. I try to encompass more than teaching my students art techniques. I encourage students to, not only learn the language of art, but to also engage in critiquing art. Additionally, we continually explore ways to enhance one's voice through art in relation to contemporary and historical issues. Encaustic adventures is a blog where not only processes and techniques are taught, but hopefully this sites will engage in a dialogue about the making of art, notions of voice, identity, themes, and ways to establish a body of work within an historical contexts.

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