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Current Events with Ampersand Artists

 


Exhibition in Scratchbord
The International Society of Scratchbord Artists is holding their annual exhibition this year at the at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in the Ironwood Gallery. The show will include 70 scratchboard works from artists around the world (represented this year are USA, Canada, Australia, and China). The public is welcome and invited to attend our show reception on April 8. The show will hang at the museum from April 8 – May 29.  More information about the event at www.scratchboardsociety.com

 
Workshop at Ampersand with Sandra Duran Wilson
Mixed Media artist and writer, Sandra Duran Wilson will be teaching numerous workshops this year, including one at Ampersand in Buda, Texas the first week in April. Information and registration for the class: Acrylic for Special Effects. In addition to her busy workshop schedule, Sandra is featured in the January Catalog at Xanadu  and in the January/February Issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
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Current Exhibitons with Ampersand Artists

Cavanaugh
work by Ali Cavanaugh

Ali Cavanaugh has a new solo exhibit, Immerse, opening at the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery in St. Louis, MO. The exhibit runs from January 15 – February 12, 2016 with the opening reception January 22, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm.  

Ali spent seven years in Santa Fe where she developed her modern fresco process on kaolin clay, our Aquabord. Her paintings have been the subject of numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions. Cavanaugh’s paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose and in numerous print publications including The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector, American Artist Watercolor. 

Schowachert
work by Elizabeth Schowachert


A new Organic Fusion workshop at the Encaustic Center, March 25-26, 2016 with Elizabeth Schowachert, including Elizabeth’s ink techniques and all supplies included.  The price of the workshop is $275 including two cradled 12×12 boards and one 20×20 along with MANY other supplies. These spaces fill up very quickly, so you’ll want to register soon.  

The Encaustic Center has ongoing workshops with many amazing wax artists, and you can find more about the center, their resources and their workshop schedule online at their website:  theencausticcenter.com.

 

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

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Current Events with Ampersand Artists

Egg and Shells #7, oil on Gessobord, 9″ x 24″   by Larry Preston

Self taught artist, Larry Preston is part of a group exhibition at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.  “Small Works” will run from December 5, 2015 through January 1, 2016.  Larry works in oil on gessobord, creating detailed, stunning still lifes. 

Pramuk Estuaries
Estuary II, mixed media on Claybord, 30″ x 60″ by Andrea Pramuk

Ampersand’s own, Andrea Pramuk, is opening an exhibition with the FW Gallery in conjunction with the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, LA.    Andrea’s mixed media work on Claybord is a combination of luscious color and thoughtful design.  Andrea’s work will hang from December 4, 2015 through February 12, 2015.  

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

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Current Events with Ampersand Artists

Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational is starting next week on November 2 -8 in Springdale, UT with painting demonstrations, lectures, and a silent auction.  Our artist friend, Earnest Ward will be speaking as the Artist in Residence at Zion National Park.  Earnest is also giving a free Sketchbook Journaling workshop tomorrow, Oct 30th with all materials provided, registration at the Zion National Park visitor’s center.  

Colored Pencils

Also opening next week on November 6th is the Wildlife Art Exhibition in Singapore:  Mandala Fine Art gallery organises Asia’s largest wildlife art exhibition, focusing on conservation with 36 international artists from 15 countries. World renowned wildlife master painters exhibit their beautiful paintings, drawings, sculptures for the first time in the history in Singapore, including artist Cathy Weiss, featured on our blog recently.

The new Strokes of Genius 7 by North Light is out, featuring work by Master Scratchbord artist, Lorna Hannett.  Lorna’s work, Colored Pencils is in the book on page 83.  

And, we are on Instagram.  Come follow us there and tag us so we can see your work and share it!

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

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Current Events: Diana Lee

One of our Scratchbord artist friends, Diana Lee, has a lot going on this year.  Having just closed an annual exhibition with the Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art, Diana’s full year is just getting going.

Currently, Diana’s work is hanging in the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, featuring the Bay Area Women Artists in a juried exhibition running through August 20th.  The opening reception is on August 4th along with a roundtable discussion of the participating artists on their creative process.

Diana Lee
Camellias Reflecting

Diana also had work in the annual International Society for Scratchbord Artists exhibition, where she was honored with the People’s Choice Award with her work Camellias Reflecting.

This coming October, Diana will open her home studio give viewers a chance to see her art in person. This year during the Art Trails weekends, October 10/11 and October 17/18, there will be a sale wall where some of her work will be more affordably priced.  To keep up with everything that Diana is working on, follow her Facebook page or tune in to her website.

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.