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All Things Ampersand

Current Events with Scratchbord Artists

Crocodile Scratchboards opened last fall on tour by notable animal artist, John Agnew and curated by David Wagner. It is currently at the Sternberg Museum in Hays, KS and will be on display through August 31, 2016. Thirty works created altogether, with 20 Scratchbord works, all on Ampersand Scratchbord panels, and ten preliminary sketches and paintings. Continue Reading >>

Current Events with Encaustics & Ampersand Artists

There is always a lot going on with exhibitions, workshops, book releases and awards with our followers and Ampersand artists.  This month, encaustic artists, Bonny Leibowitz and Elise Wagner both have great happenings in their regions. Continue Reading >>

Current Events with Ampersand Artists


Macon, GA artist Micah Goguen will be participating in the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival in Tallahassee, FL on April 16-17. He’ll be demonstrating acrylic ink on Aquabord, using it as watercolor, as well as showing other work.  The event attracts over 150 artists from around the country to display and sell their works.  

Jivan Lee opened at the LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, NM last week.  The show has around 35 paintings, from as small as 9″ x 12″ to as large as 48″ x 120″.  Jivan works in oil on Gessobord with landscapes as his primary subject matter.  

 




And don’t forget the Sandra Duran Wilson workshop right here at Ampersand this weekend!

 
There is always a lot going on with Ampersand artists including exhibitions, workshops, festivals and new art techniques.  If you have a workshop coming up or an event you’d like us to share, please reach out to us at gallery@ampersandart.com.
All things Ampersand, 

Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 
 
Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

New Products at NAMTA

We have a wonderful new product line coming soon and I’m thrilled to be sharing a preview of it with you.  If you have kept up with us on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll know that we shared our new line of frames at NAMTA this past weekend. 

Our new floater frames for our panels will come out in retail stores this coming fall.  A complete solution for framing 7/8″ and 1.5″ cradled panels!  

The price range will be comparable to our Museum Series panels, cradled Gessobords, for example.  I will share more details as they come and keep you all posted on this awesome new addition to our product line.

 

 




All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Artists Changing Tomorrow 2016

work by Ken Muezenmayer in acrylic

In 2010, ARTS (Arts for Rural Texas) launched the first ACT International Invitational Exhibition.  ACT, Artists Changing Tomorrow, has been developed to sustain and maintain the arts and bring together the people who are interested in maintaining the arts’ ever important cultural contribution. ACT is a prgram designed by and supported by artists, patrons and sponsors that understand the critical need to maintain the arts. These artists and patrons work tirelessly to “pay it forward.” ACT’s purpose is to raise funds to sustain the arts throughout the world.  Since 2010, ACT has raised over $100,000 that has contributed to arts and cultural events for over 6000 children and adults. 

We often say the arts are a universal language, cutting through individual differences in culture, educational background, and ability. The contributing membership of ACT truly believes this. Learning through the arts not only results in the creation of beautiful works, but contributes to greater academic achievement, higher test scores, and the creative thought that leads nations.  As well, art education helps develop a well rounded individual with better communication skills. 

The ACT International Invitational Exhibition is held biennially and consists of 100 works of art contributed by artists from across the world.  The exhibit and silent auction raises funds that ARTSa 501(c)(3) organization, uses to expand art education in an effort to offset the cutbacks in art education in schools.  

Ampersand is a proud sponsor of ARTS and this event, donating panels for each artist who contributes their work.  You can view the full gallery of this upcoming exhibition on the ACT 2016 website, and you can join the auction by proxy if you are unable to attend in person.

~Content from the ARTS and ACT websites.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.