Beauty and Its Opposites

It is always a great day when the art that you spend so much time on gets selected into a juried exhibition.......I am happy to be a part of the upcoming show "Beauty and Its Opposites" juried by Nicholas Capasso, senior curator at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Dual" 16" x 16" Encaustic, fabric, oil stick on panel

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Deciduous" 12" x 12" encaustic, oil stick on panel

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Encompass" 12" x 12" encaustic, oil stick on panel

Montserrat College of Art
301 Gallery
301 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

June 5 - July, 3, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

301 Gallery

From Boston:
1. Take Route 1 North over the Tobin Bridge, and travel about 10 miles
2. In Peabody, (right after the Holiday Inn) take the I 95 South / Rt. 128 North exit (sign says WALTHAM /GLOUCESTER). Stay to the left to go Rt. 128 North towards GLOUCESTER
3. Continue on Rt. 128 North towards Gloucester
4. Take exit 18
5. Turn right onto Essex Street (Route 22 South) for 2 miles
6. At the first traffic light, you will see the Beverly Common and Montserrat's main academic building across the intersection
7. You MUST turn right onto Dane Street because Essex Street becomes one-way here
8. Take the first left onto Knowlton Street
9. Take the first left onto Winter Street (Essex Street runs perpendicular at the far end) and you will see the college in front of you.

The show will be at the 301 Gallery June 5 - July 3, 2009 in conjunction with the Annual Encaustic Conference at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. I have been going to this conference since it started and it is now a wonderful international event. It was founded and directed by artist, curator and author Joanne Mattera who continues to invite speakers, guest panelists, and visiting artists that discuss critical relevant issues for those of us who are engaged in the multifaceted properties of encaustic paint every day. Joanne has a wonderful art blog as well addressing an array of contemporary issues, what's hot in the galleries, and her new"Marketing Mondays".

The Conference is June 5-7, 2009 with post workshops through June 1oth. A partial line up this year includes:

Keynote Speaker:
Barbara O'Brien, curator and art critic

Conservators in Conversation panel discussion:
Pam Hatchfield, Conservator of Objects, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Carolyn Tomkiewicz, Conservator, Brooklyn Museum, New York. .
Kate Smith, Conservator, formerly of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
Margaret Leveque, Conservator, formerly of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Panel moderator:
Joanne Mattera

The conservators on the panel have worked with encaustic objects and paintings--including ancient Fayum portraits, waxen murals, wax sculptures, and contemporary paintings.

See you there!

My Studio featured on Linda Womack's Embracing Encaustic Blog

A few years ago at the 1st Annual Encaustic Painting Conference, I met Linda Womack, a wonderful artist, instructor, and author from Portland, Oregon. We were both exhibiting work in the show "Hot Stuff" at the 301 Gallery at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Linda and Bill Womack have since authored two editions of their book titled Embracing Encaustic: Learning to paint with beeswax. When Linda is not teaching, painting or traveling, she chronicles her adventures in art on her wildly successful blog titled Embracing Encaustic - Adventures in Painting with Molten Wax. Her work is now showing in "Working in Wax" at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. from May 3 - June 21, 2009.

Linda Womack working in her studio in Portland, OR.

Last month I met up with Linda here in Seattle at my studio. She created this studio video and featured it on her blog. Check that out here. Thanks Linda!!

Linda visiting my studio in Seattle, WA.

We also met with local artist Ted Loomis, an encaustic painter and friend we met at the conference, to hear a lecture and see the work of Betsy Eby. Her exhibition Abundance was showing at Winston Wachter Fine Art here in Seattle. It was a nice opportunity to meet Betsy and see her beautiful work!

Betsy Eby "Cynthera" 2009 Encaustic on Panel 60" x 60"

Video of Sketchbook Project Show on CNN

CNN Espanol featured The Sketchbook Project -Volume 3 on April 10 and 11, 2009. Here is the video by Felipe Barral from that segment.