And click onto the recent New York Times article, 36 Hours in Provincetown
"I was impressed by the quality of the Conference and the presentations I attended, and I think it's wonderful that this excellent, long- running event has obviously had a real, tangible, positive effect in people's lives. When I think of all the friendships I heard about that have been made through the conference to say nothing of professional connections, I am amazed. And the testimony is it's getting better every year. It's an outstanding accomplishment that must be very gratifying, and I congratulate you.”
--Dan Addington, artist, Conference presenter, and owner of Addington Gallery, Chicago
DATELINE PROVINCETOWN: Conference 8 is now a sweet memory replete with gallery openings, demos, talks, panels, a Hotel Fair, food--lots of food, including the requisite lobstah which every non-New Englander consumed in great quantities--and eight days of workshops. I'll have a full report for you soon, so in the meantime, allow me to leave you with a few images and links:
. From the Saturday Morning Panel, The Roots of Contemporary Encaustic, there's a Conference blog post with info and links to allow you to continue your independent research on the artists presented. Our thesis was to discuss the work of artists of achievement who have been working in the medium for two decades or more, who have served as inspiration or role models. Presenters were Dan Addington, Heather Hutchison, Tremain Smith, Joan Stuart Ross and myself
. From the Sunday afternoon panel, Raising the Bar: Standards and Practices in Teaching Encaustic, there's a Facebook group called Artists TEACH Artists which has been formed to continue the discussion. A blog post, The Art of Teaching Art, prepared conferees for the discussion and also includes notes from previous years' sessions. Panelists were Milisa Galazzi, Sara Mast, Cherie Mittenthal and Toby Sisson
If you have blogged about the Conference or any of its events or workshops, please post the URL in the Comments section below. I'll live link them here.
See you next year! --J.M.