Friday, March 28, 2008
The members of TexasWAX/Dallas met on March 16 at CAMP. We took down our work and then had a short meeting.
I didn't take great notes, but here's what I've got:
Participating members - Deanna Wood, Robin Walker, Cheryl McClure, Diane Dorn, Janet Reynolds, Junanne Peck, Franzi Bader, and Silvia Thornton. Shelly Thompson joined us to find out what we are all about.
Congratulations to Cheryl McClure. One of her pieces will be featured on the cover of Nita Leland's upcoming book.
Future exhibitions - Janet reported that the Bathhouse Cultural Center most likely won't get back to us until maybe April concerning the proposal that we submitted.
We briefly discussed approaching 14th Street Gallery in Plano and the MAC in Dallas. I'm going to a show at 14th Street soon, so I offered to speak with the gallery owner.
We also discussed the need for future shows to be curated or juried in some way - it's just more professional. Some possible juror/curator names were brought up.
TexasWAX Austin - I was contacted recently by Sharon Kyle Kuhn in Austin. She was interested in joining our group but I encouraged her to start her own "chapter" in Austin. And she did! She's just getting the blog started...
So there's a possibility of having some collaborative shows in Austin as well.
Upcoming encaustic classes - there's an R&F workshop in Boerne, Texas in May and October.
Also the 2nd Annual Encaustic Painting Conference in Massachusetts is coming up in June.
Next meeting - April 20, 1-3 pm at Junanne Peck's studio in Fort Worth.