Friday, March 28, 2008

March Meeting

one last look at the TexasWAX show at Collaborating Artists Media Projects...

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.

Monday, March 17, 2008


I got an email recently from Sharon Kyle Kuhn, an artist who lives in Austin. She works in encaustic and was interested in learning more about our group.

So I encouraged her to start a group in Austin!

She's set up a blog and is in the process of finding some members. So if you know anyone in Austin who works in encaustic or uses wax in their work, send them Sharon's way.

We're looking forward to another collaborative show and adding Austin to the mix is really exciting.

Monday, March 10, 2008

March meeting

The next TexasWAX/Dallas meeting is scheduled for:

Sunday, March 16
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Collaborating Artists Media Project
2631 Commerce St. Suite B, Dallas, TX 75226

We will also be taking down the show at the end of the meeting.

Everyone welcome. Bring a waxy friend!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Opening Night

l to r: Kate Miller (with back to camera), Joanne Mattera, Cheryl McClure, Carolyn Fox-Hearne (with back to camera), Janet Reynolds

Our opening reception on Friday, February 22, was a great success! The people at CAMP really did it up nicely for us. They were extremely gracious and they put on a great spread. One really great touch was the video camera "hidden" in the main gallery space. It was streaming live video that was projected in another room (and someone said it was streaming on the internet, too, but I'm not sure about that).

We were extremely excited that several high-profile people from the "encaustic world" stopped by, including Joanne Mattera, author of The Art of Encaustic Painting; Richard Frumess of R&F Paints, and Kathryn Bevier of Enkaustikos Wax Art Supplies.

The show is up until March 16, so if you haven't seen it yet, please stop by and check it out!

Collaborating Artists Media Project
2631 Commerce St. Suite B, Dallas, TX 75226
Gallery hours M-F, 9 am - 5 pm

Here are some more photos from the opening:

Carolyn Fox-Hearne

Deanna Wood

Gwen Plunkett, Kate Miller, Franziska Bader

Diane reader Dorn

Trayc Claybrook

Diane reader Dorn and Carolyn Fox-Hearne