Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Gearing up for the Encaustic Conference

Coming off a little break in the studio. I've been really busy for the whole of the spring getting ready for various juried and two person shows. I had so much going on I needed a little break.

Now, it's time to get myself back in gear to attend the 4th Annual Encaustic Conference to be held at Montserratt College of Art, Beverly, MA.

I've never been to this part of the country before, much less the Boston/Beverly/Salem area. I am SO looking forward to meeting many artists from around the country..and beyond who are coming to attend this conference. I, also, signed up for a post conference workshop with a much admired artist who will be teaching there.....Daniella Woolf.  I use text or writing in my work now and then and would like to investigate this sort of additions to my encaustic or other paintings. This workshop addresses this subject in more depth.

I'm sorry my only day off will be a Monday when so many art venues are closed. OR, maybe this is good and I will get out of my art 'looking' and just be able to look at other interesting aspects of the area. it all leads back to art anyway for me....whether I intend to look at art or discuss art or absorb experiences that come through in my work at a later time.

I DO hope it is cooler there than it is here in northeastern TX at the moment.....mid and upper 90's.


  1. Hi Cheryl,
    I'm looking forward to meeting you at the conference after reading your blog for a while. There is plenty to see in the area - especially in Salem.

    The weather in New England is never a sure thing, but usually June on the coast of Massachusetts is fairly cool - in the 70s during the day and down to 50s at night. You can't depend on this however as one year at the conference it was in the humid, high 90s and everyone died for two days until it went down to the 60s on the 3rd day. Pack for layers is my advice.

    See you soon!

  2. Hi Nancy,

    I'm also looking forward to meeting you. You have a great blog.
    I will remember the layers. i have a friend who attended the 'hot' conference. I hope the 'normal' holds for this one as I need the break from the heat already although it is only June.

  3. Wish I could tag along with you!!! Worked in hot wax the other day and loved it all over again. I worked larger and found it was not problem to go bigger, with the exception of using much more wax! Anyhoo, have a safe and fun time and post us some stuff since some of us cannot be there! :(

  4. wish you could, too. Maybe next time. As you did...I don't find it harder either to work big other than more wax, heavier panels and the storage for the panels.

    I should have some wireless whenever time permits.Will try to take some pictures, too, and blog a little. Carolyn and I have Monday off but most art venues will be closed....so we will tour Salem and maybe take a ferry to Boston.