Work for beeline show

Two down, one to go, if I can get another encaustic painting done to enter for the Beeline show in Provincetown, MA. I always hate to send in an entry to a show without sending as many pieces as they allow.

Hum….now what can I do now to come up with another one to generally fit the theme of BEELINE??? Do you remember how I keep mentioning I hate themes… why do they come around so often!

Today on FB there was a small discussion about entering shows… facing rejection and all that stuff we artists contend with every day, year after year. Joanne Mattera, the founder of THE Encaustic Conference reminded us of a great blog post she had up some time back on rejection.  Great article all artists should read now and then.

I can hope I won’t be going to read it again for awhile.  Pictures after the jury comes in.

Couldn’t stir’em with a stick!

You couldn’t stir’em with a stick! That’s what I told my friend Robin Walker at the opening reception of the TXWAX-Dallas opening reception last night here in Dallas.In Texas speak that means we had a big crowd.

What a wonderful start for a new organization of artists. We had a big turn out and on top of that we had Joanne Mattera come by our reception. It was such a treat to finally meet her. Also, in town for the CAA conference was the RF Paints owner, Richard Frumness…gosh, got to check name spelling here and Mike and Katherine from Encaustikos (Fine Art Store). What a treat for us to meet these people who supply us with wonderful paints and tools for encaustic painting.

The show is just wonderful with a lot of variety from all the artists. Many times in shows emphasizing one kind of medium you see influences among the artists but for this show it seems that encaustic was only the medium, not the art……..the concept was different from artist to artist using wax in a myriad of styles.

If you didn’t get by to see it…it will be up until March 16 so get on down to C.A.M.P, 2631 Commerce St, Dallas.