Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OPENstudio...An invitation!

Patricia Seggebruch has a new dream and she is inviting all of us to be a part of OPENstudio.

I have been working with Trish for six or so years now and she never ceases to amaze me.  In 2010 she saw the need to gather as a community of artists working in wax--- EncaustiCamp was born. Now in its fifth year, the annual gathering of encaustic enthusiasts has grown into two new venues, EncaustiCamp AU (Australia) and EncaustiCamp Bali.  It has been my pleasure to teach with Trish and her outstanding faculty of artists and can attest to the wonderful blend of professionalism, warm hospitality and enthusiastic learning that characterizes these communities.

After traveling for two years throughout Australia and New Zealand introducing those "down under" to encaustic painting, Trish and her husband are coming back to the US to fulfill a life long dream of opening a space for all of us.  Part B&B...part International Workshop Space...part Artist Residency...part model of sustainable living, OPENstudio  will be a new home away from home for artists all over the world.

You can support this dream with your crowd funding contribution.  For those of you who are new to crowd funding, supporters of a worthwhile project pledge monetary support at a variety of levels.  Each level has an incentive attached as a thank you.  The donation remains a pledge until and when the full goal is reached.  It is a real way for each of us to become a part of something big.  My husband and I are donating and we invite you to review the videos and join us in supporting OPENstudio.  I look forward to seeing you in Kentucky next year!