Monday, November 17, 2008

November 16 meeting

Trayc in her beautiful new studio space.

Once again we had a fabulous meeting with a great turnout. We met at Trayc's ginormous and wonderful new studio space in Deep Ellum.

Attendees were: Deanna Wood, Janet Reynolds, Junanne Peck, Franzi Bader, Nancy Lea, Silvia Thornton, Trayc Claybrook, Peggy Epner, Mary Wright, Mirtha Aertker, Vet

New members: Linda Disosway, Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman, Rhonda Daniel, Ivonne Acero, and Laura Griffin

(apologies to anyone I missed)

left to right: Deanna, Janet, Trayc, Peggy, Rhonda, Mary, Laura

left to right: Trayc, Silvia, Nancy, Antoaneta, Deanna

left to right: Rhonda, Ivonne, Mirtha, Franzi, Vet

Degrees -
The prospectus will be sent out soon. This is the all TexasWAX show that will be at M2 Gallery in Houston in May. Theme is "Degrees." Interpret that however you'd like. More info in the prospectus.

Global Swarming -
The presentation/panel at the MAC went really well. Brandon and Susan Pollard of the Texas Honeybee Guild were fabulous. We had a great turnout and Liliana, the director of the MAC was very pleased.

An artist friend of mine sent me this comment in an email: "I heard the talk at the MAC was amazing. One of the art classes I attend for the Contemporary went to hear it and said it was very interesting. I am sorry I missed it."

Here's the presentation that I gave. I showed examples of artists who are exploring colony collapse disorder or honeybees in some way:

Mourningthe Bees
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: beeswax encaustic)

Janet is putting together a proposal for Global Swarming at the Texas Discovery Gardens next fall. Please email her your bio, resume, and a jpg of something that is representative of your work. The artwork is not being committed to the exhibit, they just want to see our work.

There's a possibility that we will do something at the same time at the MAC and possibly even the Bath House.

Some Like It Hot, Port Arthur -
Junanne reported that the show looks great. She will be bringing the work back to her house in Fort Worth after December 1st. We can pick up our work from her at our next meeting on December 14. If you need it sooner, contact Junanne to arrange to get it from her.

Janet brought information on a cabinet maker that she knows that is wanting to create some cradled panels for us. She is taking back some suggestions on sizes and prices and she'll get back with us.

New Mexico Wax -
Junanne shared an email that she'd received from Harriette Tsosie in New Mexico. She's founded New Mexico Wax! She said that she'd like to organize a regional show for Texas and New Mexico in the future. Exciting!

Our new member, Antoaneta, bravely asked for a critique of her first encaustic piece in progress.

Silvia talked about her show at The Haley-Henman Gallery in Dallas.

Junanne worked with a group of kids who created 80 canvasses for the Barney's windows at Northpark Mall.

Ivonne shared her experience as a resident artist at La Reunion a couple of weeks ago. She did encaustic with a group of girls. She said that there's a good possibility that our group could do something with them.

Vet will be teaching a class at Ghost Ranch next summer. Congratulations, Vet!

Linda suggested that we try to get a tent at the Spring Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum on March 21 & 22 next year. She's going to check on the deadlines and application information.

Please send any member info (shows, awards, etc) to me or Janet and we'll post it on the blog.

Next meeting:
December 14
1-3 pm
Junanne's place in Fort Worth

Bring a small handmade gift for a gift exchange.

Susan's new little friend.

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