International Encaustic Conference

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Castle Hill

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Date

Jun 05 2021

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International Encaustic Conference

Bringing a community of artists together with gallerists, curators, critics and collectors engaged with wax, printmaking, mixed media and professional practices.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday June 5, 2021

9:30am - 11:00am
PANEL DISCUSSION
How We all Made it Through the Pandemic, Dan Addington, Sharon Butler, Jeff Hirst, moderated by Cherie Mittenthal
12:30pm - 1:30pm
DEMO: Getting Down to Basics
Several insightful gems for artists beginning in their encaustic practice will be described and demoed, such as simple studio setup, correct fusing technique, and repurposing hardware and kitchen implements for encaustic studio use.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
DEMO: Mixing Media: Pigment Stick Monotypes and Encaustic
Explore creating paneled work with layered pigment stick monotypes and encaustic medium and paint. Add mixed media ingredients such as carbon drawing, incising, toning with pigment stick or pan pastel.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
TALK: Make Your Own Door Then Open It! (MYDO):
Insights on creating and recognizing one’s own opportunity After 5 years in earnest discussion and 3 years in active development, MYDO is a point by point presentation on how I recognized my own opportunity when planning and creating: Karen Bright—Throughline (a 165 piece solo show), Just Beachy/After Sandy (a 5-part public installation), and A Sense of Place in Contemporary Encaustic (a curated invitational). Topics include: Process vs. Content (Content As Driver); Knowing Your Limits (And Now I Need A Collaborator); and Make Your Own Door Then Open It (MYDO).
12:30pm - 1:30pm
TALK: Talking Shop
Come and sit in on a chat between two entrepreneurial artists with established track records in exhibiting, teaching, mentoring, curating, and organizing as they share tips, insights, and caveats with the objective of helping you clear a path forward in your career. They’ll question each other and then open up the conversation to your questions. Come and participate in a relaxed 60-minutes with two artists who like to talk but also know how to listen. This event is for participants at all levels of their career, but particularly those who want more.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
DEMO: Visual Resonance Through Subtraction, Translucency & Layering
This demonstration will focus on the possibilities of subtraction, translucency and layering in terms of developing visual resonance in painting. It will cover a broad range of tools and techniques for subtractive mark making whilst offering suggestions for developing an experimental and intuitive approach. It will offer methods for building history and depth through a combination of this mark making, translucency and layering.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
DEMO: Photo Collage with Encaustic
This demonstration shows how to combine your photographs as collage with Encaustic painting. Collage is one of my favorite layers that I can add to my paintings! This process involves printing photographs on light-weight tissue paper and embedding the image with encaustic medium and paints. Image transfers will also be explored. Beautiful, translucent layers are created by adding oil pigment sticks above or below for color and depth. Editing your photographs to print large with software and apps will also be covered.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
TALK: Out of the Box: Artists Working with Sustainable Materials
This slide presentation, using new images this year, is a survey of artists, past and present, who rely on cardboard as an important element in their work. Artists around the globe have employed cardboard since it’s invention in the 1800’s. While this paper-based product may be used for its structural properties, it’s often been a favorite of artists seeking free or low cost materials. Images will include geometric and organic 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional artwork using encaustic and other forms of paint.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
TALK: Navigating Artist Residencies
Planning a residency to further your art practice takes some research and thoughtful process. It can be an opportunity unique from your regular practice, and allow you time for growth, focus, and experimentation. In this talk, Lynette will review the following: how Covid is affecting options, what is your WHY, resources and lists of potentials, family friendly residencies, paid, “free” and personal options, invitation or nominational vs. application, how to apply, what to bring, and what it’s like when you are there.
4:30pm - 5:30pm
DEMO: On the Wall: Foss Shape and Dimensional Encaustic
Foss Shape is a flexible felt-like fabric that can be manipulated with heat to use as a substrate for encaustic. Deborah will demonstrate how to layer Foss Shape with encaustic, creating depth within constructions that are intended to be wall-mounted works. A variety of installation methods and hardware will be shared during her presentation.
4:30pm - 5:30pm
DEMO: Mixed Medium, Drawing & Encaustic
We will explore the use of multiple processes to create images on paper with line, texture, surface, and structure, assembling, disassembling and transforming works on paper. Materials used include encaustic, charcoal, tape, coffee and tea, drywall compound, acrylic mediums, graphite etc.
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TALK: Creativity & Neuro-Diversity: My Dyslexia is an Artist
Dyslexia, a form of neuro-diversity, is defined as “a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain." What began as a struggle for me to read and write in school has become an asset as an artist. Over time, I have found that the unique way my brain functions greatly enhances my creative work – especially in my drawing. Because of my dyslexia, my work speaks a language of its own. Like a line, my experience has been multi-layered with unexpected twists and turns. Please join me for a lively presentation discussing art, creativity, dyslexia, and neuro-diversity!
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TALK: Exploring Artist Run Galleries
We are all interested in galleries. One type of gallery that is inviting to artists is the artist run gallery, always a good place to start. They need members to survive unlike a commercial gallery that run on sales and developing a long collector list. Artist run galleries do want to see your work but with the intention of you becoming a member. Each artist run gallery is different from the next. We will explore all the different options, the when and the where to apply and what one needs before applying. These galleries offer community, an inside understanding as to how the gallery works, exposure through online sites such as Artsy and 1stDibs and then your own show.

Sunday June 6, 2021

9:30am - 10:30am
DEMO: Image Transfers using Transfer film and Transfierz
This demo is designed to teach you how to think about and work with photographs, photographic elements and wax. Hot wax, cold wax, color, marking, and adding monoprint techniques will be discussed. We will use photographs inkjet printed onto kozo, photographic elements using transfer film and Transfierz to create encaustic pieces.
9:30am - 10:30am
DEMO: Layers, Transparency + Depth
This demo offers a deeper understanding of how to create paintings that suggest optical depth and dimension. Emphasis will be placed on composition and expressing meaning through an exploration of accumulating marks and drawing at varying levels. Techniques include creating a smooth, even surface; ways to fuse lightly; working with ink, metallic foil, and Pigment Sticks; and building translucent colored layers.
9:30am - 10:30am
TALK: Growing an Artist Residency & The Yellow Chair
Michael David will be presenting a Power Point Discussion on the Residency Program at Castle Hill and the value of Critical Thinking . In this audience driven discussion and through presentations of the work created by past residents ( before and after the Residency) of the artists who have attended the prior two Master Class Residencies, we will examine how their experiences at Castle Hill , and their greater understanding of themselves through the use of Critical Thinking as well the value and shared energy of community deepened their studio practices and helped accelerate the growth of their work. Cherie Mittenthal the Executive Artistic Director of Castle Hill will also be on hand to lead discussion to talk about the future of the program and next steps and opportunities at the Residency Program at Castle Hill provided beyond the Master Class Residency Program , such as the world class Ceramic Residency , programing for writers and poets, as well as her own observations and experiences specifically with the Master Class Residency Program and the her vision for Castle Hill's future.
9:30am - 10:30am
TALK: Photos, Fabric & Wax
If you’ve ever wanted to print your photographs on a flexible, durable, versatile, and translucent surface, this class is for you. Lia will guide you through the process of printing your photos on a heatproof fabric that works fantastically with encaustic paint. The resulting fabric can be displayed without framing or used in a wide variety of 3-d applications: handmade books, quilts, and hanging sculpture, are just a few of the many possibilities! How to set up your printer, how to achieve good color results in your prints, how to apply encaustic paint to the printed fabric for a variety of effects, and potential options for working with the resulting material sculpturally will all be covered. The best results will be achieved with pigment-based ink printers designed for archival photographic printing that have a straight pathway for the fabric to pass through the printer (either vertically or horizontally).
12:30pm - 1:30pm
DEMO: Encaustic & Ceramics
We will a be discussing how the forms one creates in clay relate to specific surfaces and finishes you create with encaustic! A variety of techniques will be demonstrated, including applying and fusing the wax, burnishing in paper, incising, adding fabric, and exploring both opacity and transparency
12:30pm - 1:30pm
DEMO: No Press Needed Printmaking
In this Demo, I will go over each method of printmaking and the materials needed for creating repeatable matrices. I will also cover aspects of color mixing and layering to get a luminous, multi-layered print. I will show how two-sided prints can be turned into artist books though various construction methods.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
DEMO: The Graphic Image
This demo focuses on techniques that are perfect for artists interested in using graphic elements, original drawings, and a mixed media approach with encaustic. Demo includes insight into transfers onto the encaustic surface that are easy to do and retain a crisp graphic appearance. Additional transfer methods will use pigment stick, pastel and graphite. Collage is the next set of skills we expand on as well as appropriate types of paper for collaging in wax and how to use collage as an alternative to transfers. Last but not least we look at the possibilities that stenciling and inlays offer for line control and crisp edges.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
KEYNOTE: Joan Snyder
Born April 16, 1940 in Highland Park, NJ, Joan Snyder received her AB from Douglass College in 1962 and her MFA from Rutgers University in 1966. Snyder has been the recipient of several awards including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1983 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1974. Often referred to as an autobiographical or confessional artist, her paintings are essentially narratives of both personal and communal experiences. Through a fiercely individual approach and persistent experimentation with technique and materials, Snyder has extended the expressive potential of abstract painting and inspired generations of emerging artists. Her early works were included in the 1973 and 1981 Whitney Biennials and the 1975 Corcoran Biennial. Snyder has had numerous museum shows over the course of her career including a survey show at the Jewish Museum in NYC in 2005, a major print retrospective Dancing with the Dark: Prints by Joan Snyder 1963-2010 at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University and many solo exhibitions in NYC and galleries across the United States. Joan Snyder 1970 – 1975 was a featured booth at Frieze NY in May 2015. In November 2015 she will have a large work in Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age at Brandhorst Museum, Munich, Germany which will travel to mumok in Vienna, Austria. Snyder currently lives and works in Brooklyn and Woodstock, NY.