Saturday, May 24, 2008

Artist's Residencies - "Creative Journey"

The latest post on Artist Emerging blog gives some great information regarding artist's residencies. Along with other good information you will find links to several different types of
residencies like The Vermont Studio Center, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Scroll down the page to the previous post and you will find a picture of the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Artist's Residency at Soaring Gardens, the Residency that Deanna Wood is attending this summer.

What is interesting and rather exciting besides the fact that she is getting away this summer to spend concentrated time on her art, is the opportunity Deanna offers to you and I.

Here is how she puts it:"The residency includes room and board, but I'm expected to pay for travel expenses, which can get expensive. So I'm asking for your help. If you'd like to help out, click here for an invitation to be a partner on my creative journey".

For a small investment you will get regular updates during the residency, receive a handmade artist's book created in response to her experience at the residency, plus you will be invited to a special preview of works she made that are directly related to the residency.

I am excited to say that I am one of her investors and am really looking forward to owning one of Deanna's books. I have seen some of her handmade books on her blog and website and can't wait to see what new ideas she will have for this series.

Take a look. You may want to invest in her creativity too.

Deanna mentions that this idea came from one of the chapter's of Alyson Standfield's I'd Rather Be In the Studio.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Meetings and Greetings

TexasWAX/Houston meeting was Sunday at Gwen's house. Three new artists attended the meeting. Looks like we are growing. Julia Koivumaa, one of our new members, had just come back from the IEA retreat in Carmel with lots of stuff to share with us.
Tuesday, Deanna Wood from the Dallas group drove over from Denton for a visit. Deanna and I met up with Sharon Kyle Kuhn who had driven over from Austin. That evening we got together at Cynthia Robertson's house with some of the Houston members for a delicious meal that Cynthia cooked.
The 2nd Annual Encaustic Conference is coming up the first weekend of June. Robert McGehee and I from the Houston group are attending this year. Deanna will be there from the Dallas group. Due to the conference, our next TWH meeting will be in July on the 13th.