Spent a very rainy day in Indianapolis......Sept. 10th.

Went up to the Penrod Art Fair at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Can't really say too much because we had terrible weather and those who had done the show befor said that buyers were not there... That was pretty obvious.  A one day show is really hard especially when  it's five hours away. It could be a good show--- especially if the sun was shining!  

The Fall Show Season Begins!

First one up! "Art Fair On The Square" in Lake Forest Ill. On Sunday Sept 5th and Monday, Labor Day.Located right in downtown Lake Forest. I am in Booth #20 and hoping all my Chicago peeps come up to Lake Forest ( you can take the train) to see all my new work and come to a great show. Hope to see you there!!!

July and August are going to be Insane !!!

 

I have been so bad... All of a sudden I realized it....so I will try to keep you updated with my schedule better in the future. Next Weekend ( another birthday on the road) I will be going to Naperville, Ill. It's another 1st time show and I hope it will be a good one. I do hope the people I met at Old Town will go to the show as I have some new large work I think you all will like.  I am in booth 76. Hope to see you there.                                                    

After Naperville I will be heading up to Touchstone to teach an encaustic class....very excited to be traveling up to Farmington. 🐝🐝🐝Then over to My Mom's house in Matawan New Jersey to celebrate her 100th Birthday!!!!!📢🔔🏆🎖🍥🦄🦄🦄. My family has longevity genes and my Mom is so sharp- with a million friends- Can't Wait!!! Then to Berlin to see Keegs and a beach trip to Split , Croatia and Slovinia. Back on the 18th of August to go to the Woodland show in Lexington.... It's going to be a wild but exciting month!!!!

 

 

  

First time to the Big Easy

Well, It's hard to admit, with all the places I have traveled that I have never gotten around to visit the Culinary Capitol   of the U.S.  Happy to be driving down to Covington Three Rivers Arts Fest this weekend. I am in Booth 308.   Have been deep in lately.....long hours in my head in the studio...even last night I finished around 3:30 a.m. Come see all this new inspired work.... Very achemy oriented for a place where I hear that magic is a way of life....9-5 Saturday and Sunday. So, Can't wait to eat some great Cajun food and hang with the fun locals of NOLA.

We are starting to count down to the end of the year folks....

Thought I would give you the update on where I will be next month and in early December. 

Next is Covington Fine Arts Festival in Louisiana...right across the river (or some body of water) from New Orleans. I am in Booth 301 and I am looking forward to my first Louisiana show and some good food and a short stopover in the Big Easy. Oh, and the show is Sat. and Sunday, the 14th and 15th from 10 till 5 each day. 

The next weekend is the Richmond Museum of Contemporary Art Fine Art Show. ( we are doing a lot of driving here folks). That Friday, Saturday and Sunday fro 10 till 6 each day. I am in Booth 57 and if you can find that on the map you are a better man than I.  At the present time I am trying get more information....I hope I'm not in the broom closet...that would suck.

After that in December I am at a boutique show in Nashville at Galley 3- It's all day Friday and Saturday the 11th and 12th and should be fun. Lots of glog, food and good cheer- a nice way to end the season.

Oh and that Sunday- the 20th of December, from 2 until 6  I will have an Open Studio and Christmas party at my house. More info soon to come.......

News flash: January 23-24th I will be at the Redux Center in Charleston to teach a Beginning Encaustic Class from 10 til 4 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. If you are interested in attending contact the Redux Center website at reduxstudio.org

Looking for a workshop?

Well, look no more, There are places available for my beginning and my advanced/beginning workshops at Touchstone School of Crafts in August. Beginning starts August 16 to21 and Using collage with encaustic starts the 23rd. to the 28th. Touchstone is on the Pennsylvania/West Virginia border, close by Falling Water. Great foods, beautiful place, and Encaustic!!! 

"It's the big one Elizabeth",I feel it coming

OK, so we are going into the homestretch with the summer shows and if I can get everything done I am working on ("huff,puff")... I will be in good shape to do the last round before teaching the summer workshops In Peter's Valley and Touchstone.First up: Central Penn Arts Festival at State College. July9,10,11,12. From 10 till 7 each day and Moi is in BOOTH B-43, Then off to Ann Arbor and the biggest show in the country...over a thousand artists in 4 shows-whew! I am at the Original show in BOOTH 517..... Dates are 15,16,17,18 and it's at night too. Surely I know somebody in that neck of the woods!!!! If you are just cruising my website and find this... Discounts are in store for you if you mention it....how's that for a little proactive marketing!!! Anyway, Hope to see you there.....

May 30, 1, 2, Harding Academy Show

Heading this week to exhibit at the 40th Annual Harding Academy Art Show in Nashville. I love Tennessee Craft, and all my patrons and great friends I get to see...but I am taking a break and trying something different.

I hope it's not too far to trek over to the Harding School, it is open to the public on Friday (9 - 8 p.m.) and Saturday (9 - 4 p.m.). It's located at 170 Windsor Drive. Booths aren't allocated by number and there are around 70 artists... so it's a bit smaller and easier to navigate. I have a new series of work started...It's called the Astral Series and it's an off- shoot/ evolution from the Excavation Series (one always leads to another...)  I hope you will come by...would love to see you all and show you my new work. 

My Spring and Summer Schedule so far.......thought you might like to know....

This is what is on the docket so far...more will be added hopefully... but wanted to get you up to date concerning what is already scheduled and planned.

March 13,14,15- American Craft Council Show, Galleria,  Atlanta, Ga.

Trip to Switzerland, Istanbul, Bodrum and Cappadocia with my beautiful daughter, Keegan. A research trip of sorts to study and visit the ancient ruins around the Aegean region for inspiration for the myth and Constellation series. Can't wait-woohoo!

April 18, 19,  Ridgeland Fine Art Show, Mississippi

April 25, 26,  New Orleans Jazz Festival 

April 29, 30, 1, 2,  Harding Art Show, The Harding School, Nashville

May 1, 2, 3,  Tennessee Craft, Centennial Park, Nashville

May 9, Demo at Jerry's Artarama in Knoxville

May 16, 17, Artsplosure, Raleigh, N.C.

May 23, 24, Decatur Fine Art Show, Ga.

June 5, 6, 7, Three River's Art Festival, Pittsburg

June 13, 14, Old Town, Chicago

July 15,16,17,18,  Ann Arbor, the Original Street Show,  Michigan

August 7 to 11 Teaching Encaustics at Peter's Valley School of Crafts, "Encaustic Storytelling" 

August 15 to 22 Teaching at Touchstone School of Crafts,  "An Intro to Encaustics"

August 22 to 29 Teaching at Touchstone School of Crafts, "Encaustic Storytelling" 

.....that's what I know at this time...more to come.....( I love my life!) 

 

Headed to American Craft Council Show in Atlanta this Week March 13,14,15

Well it's that time again for one of my favorite shows of the year. If you haven't ever attended a American Craft Council Show at the Galleria Convention Center in Atlanta you owe it to yourself. It's a beautiful big box of delicious candy. Well, sort of, if candy were the best of fine crafts from around the country. It's a lovely show to do with lots of friends to see - since it's my fourth time doing it. It always feels like the start of the year for me and my art show schedule. Last month I did the ACC Baltimore show and it was terrific but under the gloom of snow ( it was a white knuckle drive up there), this show feels more like a true beginning. I am in BOOTH 410 and I have three free tickets left to give out if you need one let me know. If you want to save a bit of money come on Friday night -it's just five dollars to get in, otherwise I think the price of admission is 15.(yea, it's expensive but worth it). The hours are Friday-10 - 8, Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10 - 5, 

This year one of my pieces is featured in a designer's room - should be fun. Hope to see you- I have so much new work...it's almost all new work...Yea me!!!

Alabama Folk School Encaustic Intro

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up to tell you that I will be teaching at the Alabama Folk School near Birmingham in January on the weekend of the 23rd. It's a two day class in a beautil setting...come be creative with me!

Tennessee Craft in Nashville

Heading out to Nashville this weekend for the Tennessee Craft Show at Centennial Park. I am in booth B13, under my usual big oak tree behind all the food trucks. The show is laid out in a big loop around the park and this is the shadiest place. The Show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6, except until 5 on Sunday. Would love to see my Nashville friends and It looks to be a beautiful sunny and not too hot Fall weekend... so come out. 

Atlanta Arts Festival

Come and joint me and 200 other fine artists at the show this coming weekend at Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. Beautiful setting, fantastic art and great food and music too, My booth is #133 on the side closest to the downtown. Many of my old students and friends have gravitated to Hotlanta...if this is you, I would love to see you and for you to see my new work. 

Fall Show Schedule:

I have been really bad about keeping everyone up to date and in the loop about where I am around the country. So, I thought I would just give you a schedule of the next few months so that you could know what city I will be in (on the road again-badly sung), so you might be able to come see me and my new work. I have a lot of new pieces available. So here goes.

Atlanta Fine Arts Festival, Piedmont Park (booth 133) Sept 13, 14

Knoxville Museum Art Show, KMA, Sept 20

Tennessee Craft, Centennial Park, Nashville, Sept. 26. 27. 28

Kentuck Arts Festival, Birmingham, October 11, 12

Artlectic, University School of Nashville, Oct. 23, 24, 25

Telfair Museum Show, Savannah, Nov. 14, 15, 16

Check out my article in Nu-mode magazine!

On page 214 of the Spring/Summer issue of Nu-mode there is a story about your's truly. You can access the whole magazine on line at Nu-modemag.com and if you click on the article the type will get bigger so you can read it.(probably everyone but me knows that already-oh well). Hope you like it. I am truly honored that they chose my work to do a story on.

Next on the docket......

1st weekend in February (2&3) will find me heading down to the Sunshine State to exhibit at the Mt. Dora Festival of the Arts. 240 artists in a sweet little town near Orlando where they seem to bring in half the state to see the show. Last year it wast first big Award of Excellence for the year, which was greatly appreciated.....Staying at my favorite Air b&b with Medea and Allan... Two of the coolest people on the planet. If you are in the vicinity.... Would love to see you.