Recently I had the fortune of attending the International Encaustic Artists conference, EncaustiCon 2013, in Santa Fe, NM. Not only did I enjoy getting to know a slew of fellow artists, but I also got to share my encaustic jewelry technique and life philosophy in a class and presentation. A highlight for me was hearing the keynote speaker, Alan Bamberger, an art consultant, advisor, author, and independent appraiser. Check out his extremely informative website: ArtBusiness .com. Beyond that, I was recharged by immersion in such a creative group. Joy of joys, I met other artists from the Midwest. And then there is this crew, my extended EncaustiCamp family.
The momentum from this trip keeps rolling since my return to Kansas City. This fall I have been contemplating the direction of my work and have been increasingly desirous of a larger studio space in which to fulfill specific goals. This dream was confirmed over and over at EncaustiCon. So now both Scott and I have been searching for a place to expand our dreams together, a studio/video production hub of sorts. This is a bit thrilling, folks! I’ll let you know what we find as this adventure unfolds.
Oh, and if you have a free night tomorrow, come join me at the Kansas City Artists Coalition for their annual Public Hanging. I will be presenting my painting, Night Bloom, that was in the Masters Show at EncaustiCon in Santa Fe, NM.
Date: Friday, 11/15/13
Place: KCAC, 201 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Hope to see you there!