I’ve been taking part in art workshops the last couple of weeks, organized and sponsored by Dane Arts Buy Local, which has been pretty awesome. The first one was about leveraging social media as an artist, and the last one was about demystifying the grant writing process and I can say I’ve done very little in either area, other than making a few Instagram posts. But they’ve been super useful, so I’m looking forward to the next couple Wednesday workshops.
I’m also excited to have gotten into the upcoming DABL Fifth Annual Art Market this October 18th & 19th, at Yahara Bay Distillery. It’s designed to connect businesses with artists, and I’m not fully sure what to expect. There are some amazing artists who are going to be there though, so should be fun. Be sure to drop by if you’re in the area!
Next weekend is the Spring Green Art Fair (June 29 & 30th) which I’ve been to as a shopper before, but am attending this year with a booth full of encaustics. Looking forward to it, but am a little nervous about encaustics in the sun. Despite having been told it’s perfectly fine – as long as people don’t leave their art in hot cars. I’m hopeful the weather will be nice, but not too nice! I’m even able to bring some of the new photo encaustics from the recent workshop I took at Shake Rag Alley, and some of the newer one’s I’ve been working on since last April.
Steven’s Point Art Festival is this coming weekend! Excited to head up there again – it was such a great show last year – lots of people, fantastic organizational crew and amazing art. I’m scrambling a bit with finishing off some new art and uploading it to the website, and there’s always pieces I think aren’t done yet, but excited all the same.
I’m headed to Stevens Point on April 7th, for their 47th Annual Stevens Point Art Festival. I went last year through a last minute cancellation, and it was fantastic – what a great crowd of people and the other artists were amazing! Looking forward to another year. This time I’m up on the 2nd floor, which should be fun! I’ll have to trial the new wall configuration in the garage, so I’m happy it’s going to be warm next week 🙂
I dropped off a couple encaustics this weekend at the WRAP (Wisconsin Regional Artist Program) show at the Pyle Center. If you’re on campus this month, head over to to check out the great mix of art by local artists – it’s always fun to see what people are working on! This being my first year there, I now realize that showing up early means you get to pick a spot on the first floor (that’s really well lit). I’m on the second floor – strategically located so that you can look at my art just as you come out of the bathroom 🙂
I’m looking forward to the workshop in early April, where the guest speaker is Bobette Rose – who works in Encaustics!! Happy coincidence!
This month I’ve been spending more time working on art, which has been great after being so busy over the holidays. Upcoming events over the next few weeks:
Feb 10th (2pm), come check out a little art show at the DePauw Schoolhouse – Hearts & Crafts – super adorable location on the way to Cross Plains and a great way to spend a potentially grey winter afternoon!
Month of Feb – The Wisconsin Regional Artists Association is showing some art at the UW hospital. There’s some great art there by a mix of people and I’ve got a couple large oil paintings in the mix.