Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September Update

Well, summer officially over and I am 3/4 of the way through my grant year.  Perhaps it time too assess how things are going...

One of my grant proposals was to 'reduce' my teaching.  I have done that BUT there was one workshop I just could not bring myself to eliminate... my Maine Coast Encaustic Workshop Retreat.  Having organized this before receiving the grant, and having wanted to do this for years, it wasn't even a consideration not to go ahead.  The idea of coming to Maine to make art, learn, work, relax and be with like-minded creative types generated so much interest that my August retreat filled right away.

 Here's a pic of the August 2012 Maine Coast Encaustic Workshop Retreat participants

Since the August retreat filled so quickly I decided to offer a second week in September.  What I learned from this is just how much I actually like to teach.  Being given the option not to and having chosen to teach anyway made me realize how important teaching is in connecting me with others who enjoy learning, making art and cultivating a creative community.     

Here's a pic of my September 2012 Maine Coast Encaustic Workshop Retreat participants

What else is up?!  Currently, I have work in 4 exhibits...

"Heated Exchange" at the Upstairs Artspace Gallery in Tryon, NC through November 17th.  

"Heated Exchange" was curated by Reni Gower.  Artists include:  Kim Bernard, Kristy Deetz, Peter Dykhuis, Lorraine Glessner, Cheryl Goldsleger, Reni Gower, Heather Harvey, Jeff Hirst, Tim McDowell, Laura Moriarty and Jane Allen Nodine.

Wave Phenomena, encaustic, fiber, steel, diam range from 18"-54" 

Click here for an online catalogue 

This piece is in an exhibit at Plymouth State University on view until Sept 29th...  

Three Loops, encaustic, 24x24

I also have a piece in an exhibit in the "Converge" show Maine College of Art...  

Set in Motion, encaustic, 36"x48"

And a solo exhibit at the Tenacre School in Wellesley, MA through October 22nd, where I was invited to be a visiting artist.  

Spirometry, encaustic, 36"x36"

Click here to see how these spirographic paintings were created with a pendulum.  

What's next?!  

My exhibit "In Motion" is coming up at Discover Portsmouth in Portsmouth, NH and will run November 9th through December 21st, with an opening reception on the 9th from 6-8pm.  This show will run concurrently with an exhibit I'm curating "The Power of Ten" which will be on the second level at Discover Portsmouth.  Stay tuned!  


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