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All Things Ampersand

Honoring Scratchboard Artist Diana Lee

Diana Lee, internationally known scratchboard artist and dear friend to Ampersand passed last Wednesday evening.  She was surrounded by family and passed peacefully after a long struggle with many ailments, according to her adoring husband, Steve Bockman. Continue reading >>

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 >>

Scratchbord Basics

Ampersand Scratchbord has a smooth, absorbent kaolin clay ground evenly coated with black India ink. Scratch the black ink away with ease and control to crisp white fluid lines.
Backed with Ampersand’s true artist hardboard, Scratchbord will not tear, crack or bend like other paper scratchboards and can be sealed with spray fixative to eliminate fingerprints for perfect glass-free presentation.  Continue reading >>

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 
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.