WaxCentric Update, and September 27 Meeting Info

WaxCentric Friends,

Fall is finally here, and it is time to learn new skills, make new friends, and renew art friendships. Not only is WaxCentric coming out of a long hiatus, but we have a new home! Join me for a WC studio open house on Sunday, Sept. 27, 12pm-2pm. 

Last Fall I was juried-in as a new studio artist at The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.  A double-studio on the river side of the building came available at the end of June. Updates to the sprinkler system were done in early July, and 6 days of electrical updates were completed last Friday.

IMG_01I started moving in 2 weeks ago: moving boxes by car, painting walls, cleaning the floor, assembling shelving units, laying out table placements on the floor with tape for the new electrical drop-boxes (thank you Foundry and city of St. Charles!!!). I am about 50% moved in. Next week I hope to make and install tables, move my large flat files, press, and the rest of the studio stuff.

The new space will start with:

  • 4, 36″x80″ work tables with dedicated hot plates, heat guns and support materials and tools for encaustic. (Tables can me moved as needed for bigger projects.)
  • Up to 4 chairs per table, as needed for participants and projects
  • a 24″x48″ press bed etching press for printing encaustic-plexi plate monoprints/monotypes as well as traditional etchings and collagraphs.
  • a printmaking work bench for inking plates and rolling up Akua water-based inks
  • a Paula Roland Hot Box for encaustic monoprints/monotypes
  • a large drying rack for class/workshop projects.
  • a double-high flat file for storage demo/work station
  • storage shelves for the studio, as well as class projects in progress
  • some bulk materials that can be ordered at discount (beeswax, damar crystals, papers, …) and available for purchase by class/workshop participants.

RiverI will start offering open-studio access in October, and a combination of class/workshops and open-studio time in November. I will be working on scheduling my classes, as well as WaxCentric workshops and meetings next week. Tentatively, studio hours will be Tues-Sat., 10am-4pm (working around calendar holidays, and local events).

In the meantime, pencil in a party! Come party with me for a WC studio open house on Sunday, Sept. 27, 12pm-2pm. I will have snacks and beverages. (Bring something to pass if you want to, I never turn down someone else’ treats!) I can’t wait to hear about what everyone has been working on. Then go enjoy Oktoberfest in Old St Charles http://www.historicstcharles.com/includes/events/Oktoberfest/774/).

Along with Oktoberfest, there is run on the historic streets on Sunday, and so many streets will be closed earlier in the day. The Foundry parking lot is going to be locked before noon, but will be open and available at noon. Should be clear on Clark to get to the Foundry at noon.

The Foundry doors will be unlocked, so come up to the mezzanine by the stairs at the front and back of the building, or by elevator at the back of the building. My studio, #7-8, is on the river side of the building.

I will be working on moving in, and will be in and out between 10am and 4 pm Tuesdays – Friday. Come see me in studio #7-8.

Can’t wait to see everyone,
Lisa

October ’13 News

Happy October! Time for tricks and treats.

Trick: No October meeting due to presenter canceling. First time in our WC history, but it is not a bad thing to have more time to work on your art!

Treats: Opportunities to take advantage of yet this month. Consider  this a “mobile” meeting,  much like door to door trick-or-treating. Bags open now:

The deadline for uploading images for the WaxCentric exhibit at the St. Charles County Arts Council is today. Upload images and information to either of these locations, whichever is easier: http://www.meetup.com/WaxCentric/photos/17659142/, or, http://www.meetup.com/WaxCentric/files/.  A copy of the exhibit application, CFA9-30-13 is here: http://files.meetup.com/3454072/CFA9-30-13.docx. If you need help, email me: Lisa, waxcentric@gmail.com.

Quick Reference:

  • Submit up to 6 images.
  • October 1-21. Online image submission
  • If you cannot come on Saturday, November 2, drop off work with Julie S. at her studio this week on Monday and Friday from 10-4. Call first. I will pick work up from her and hang it for you.
  • November 2. Saturday, 10am-1pm. Hang exhibit (bring a hammer)
  • November 30. Closing Reception 5-7pm, take down exhibit
  • Entry fee: $15.00. Bring Nov. 2 with exhibit application.
  • SCCAC will handle all sales with a 20% commission.
  • Art submissions must use some form of wax either in the process of creation, or in the final piece (encaustic, cold wax, crayon, …)
    **See the application for all details: http://files.meetup.com/3454072/CFA9-30-13.docx

More …

1. Things to do:

2. Workshops:

  • VLAA. 2 more workshops in the current Business Edge series: “MARKETING BASICS & PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION Monday, Oct. 28 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)”, and, “YOUR ART, YOUR BRAND: AN ARTIST’S GUIDE TO BEING NOTICEABLE AND GETTING NOTICED Monday, Nov. 11 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.).” $10 each in advance; $15 at the door. Info and registration form here: http://vlaa.org/?view=Workshops
  • News from Nikki D. May in Paducah: “Crystal Neubauer, an awesome artist from Chicago, is going to be in Paducah November 8 and 9th doing a two day encaustic and collage workshop. She’s worth a trip from STL!!” https://ephemerapaducah.worldsecuresystems.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=17786

3. CFA (call for art):

4. Articles on WC blog: https://waxcentric.wordpress.com/

5. Other Blogs:

6. Recent news:

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Nov. 2 to hang work at SCCAC, and on Nov.  30. Closing Reception 5-7pm, take down exhibit.