|Surface and below|
I've been home for four days and I'm still not here. I wake up at night and don't know where I am. Do you think I have a problem, doctor?
It's not only that I don't travel much, but that my brain and all my senses were so thoroughly taken up with wax and its adherents that it's taking me a while to settle back into my life. Perhaps after I've spent a couple of days in the studio, I'll feel relocated into normalcy.
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Saturday at the Conference
My blog posts have joined me in being discombobulated because I've already posted images from the vendor room that I took on Saturday. But surely we could stand more surprise pix.
|I just love the I'll-get-you-for-this expression on Joanne's face|
|Never too many diamonds!|
|A stunning example of bricolage sculpture, if I do say so myself.|
I understand that Pippa has put my phone number into her rolodex.
After participating in the Managing Media panel Saturday morning and pulling off the great Thank-You-Joanne Surprise, I spent the day in the vendor room trying to blog and just hanging out. Matter of fact, I spent most of the actual conference hanging out in the vendor room, and I understand from the Conference Director that the Bureau of Encaustic Affairs will be conducting an investigation into my overly-social behavior.
Sunday at the Conference
So before They catch up with me, let's move right over to Sunday when we all had such fun at the Art Fair. Debra Ramsay did an excellent long-distance job of organizing this event, and next year I hope she will appear in person. I took way too many pictures, but here are a few that I liked.
|Binnie's and my cards outside our room|
|David Clark and Laura Moriarty visiting our room|
|Kimberly Kent's work|
|Bascha Mon's prints of her head paintings|
|A page from Kay Hartung's book|
|Jane Longman's work|
|Dottie Furlong-Gardner's monotypes|
|Karen Frazer's beehive|
|Corina Alvarez Delugo|
|A stack by Marybeth Rothman and Lisa Pressman|
(including the red one of Lisa's that I bought)
|Work on the bed by Peggy Epner and on the table by Deanna Wood|
|Good sign for four painters|
|Good sign and a good promo poster|
|Amazing trompe l'oeil work by Christine Kyle|
|Jane Nodine's work|
|Jane looking like the cat who swallowed the canary (many sold pieces)|
|Michelle Belto's work|
|Karen Freeman and her work|
|Jessica Greene's work (my only studio student - note those "sold" signs)|
|One of Elena's works|
|Cherie Mittenthal and her work|
|Joanne Mattera's work (and on the left note the conference trophy)|
|David Clark's installation|
|Pamela Blum's bathroom exhibition|
|Part of Laura Moriarty's bathroom installation|
|Charyl Weissbach's two-panel work (this work turned yellow/green |
in the camera but was actually a more neutral color)
|Detail of above|
This was a lot of fun. Next year I hope we can get a list of participants and their room numbers so we will be sure not to miss those we want to see. This year, without such a list, it was always a surprise to find out who was behind the next door. I did like that discovery aspect of it, so maybe we should just leave it the way it was.
The Art Trade
Lisa Pressman and I organized this participatory event and I counted 60 people there. I don't think all of them were trading, but the vast majority were. This last event of the conference was also a lot of fun, but unfortunately I didn't get any pictures except some really blurry ones of Lisa and me.
|We look like we're right off the bingo lineup at the local VFW.|
Next year we need to plan an earlier event because we were all dragging by the time the last ticket was drawn and package chosen. I think just about everyone was very pleased with the work they received in exchange. People were very generous and really gave nice pieces. And we did have a few laughs - always an important component.
Addendum: How could I forget Jackie Battenfeld's talk Saturday night? It was informative and inspiring. Now I'll have to read the book that's been in my studio since last year's conference.
|Keynote Speaker Jackie Battenfeld in the Mayflower Room|
Next post: Kim Bernard's post-con workshop in mold making and casting.