"In the Round" is another exhibit focused on encaustic that will continue to show through June in the Hardie Building, 23 Essex Street, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Mass. This show is the work of Kim Bernard and Deborah Kapoor, curated by Leonie Bradbury.
The vendors at the conference were wonderful, they had great tools, supplies and tips on creating lovely encaustic pieces. Andrea Bird, one of our travel partners from Ontario, Canada, a wax diva in her own right, had her very own vendor booth and taught two wonderful demos on using the iron....I have to admit when I first learnt with Andrea back three or four years ago..I loved the thought of using the iron but only just got into it recently via a workshop she taught...and absolutely love the tool..I would highly recommend getting one from her ...she has a new encaustic supplies business, check it out called Waxworks
Rodney Thompson makes these gorgeous custom-made art panels and I can't wait to create on the two panels I bought which have these delightful shadow boxes crafted and recessed right into the panel. It was lovely to get to know him and his partner more over dinner the nite before we left. Check out his work and lovely panels, at www.rodneythompson.com
Of course, R & F were present..their colours are truly scrumptious...yummy to look at and they make you want to start painting right away. I love their custom colours especially made for the conference too.
Encaustikos was another vendor at the conference, and the variety of hot tools they have was awesome...I can't wait to use my batik writer...and see what East Indian influences might come out of me from using this tool.