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Current Events with Ampersand Artists


Macon, GA artist Micah Goguen will be participating in the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival in Tallahassee, FL on April 16-17. He’ll be demonstrating acrylic ink on Aquabord, using it as watercolor, as well as showing other work.  The event attracts over 150 artists from around the country to display and sell their works.  

Jivan Lee opened at the LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, NM last week.  The show has around 35 paintings, from as small as 9″ x 12″ to as large as 48″ x 120″.  Jivan works in oil on Gessobord with landscapes as his primary subject matter.  

 




And don’t forget the Sandra Duran Wilson workshop right here at Ampersand this weekend!

 
There is always a lot going on with Ampersand artists including exhibitions, workshops, festivals and new art techniques.  If you have a workshop coming up or an event you’d like us to share, please reach out to us at gallery@ampersandart.com.
All things Ampersand, 

Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 
 
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Featured Artist: Soña Holman

Holman
Dreaming the World

Austin artist, Soña Holman‘s work is as progressive in appearance and technique as her life has been, traveling around the world and gathering culture to bring into her multi-media work.  It is no surprise that her work reflects movement and high energy, and her inspiration is found in the transient environment around her.  “I like to impart a sense of movement in my work, an aliveness, giving a feeling of shifting entry and change that connects to the spiritual. I use expressive, organic form in transient, shifting environments and the energy/life force inherent in all things,” she explains.

Holman
Beneath the Blue Sky

Soña’s rich, colorful paintings are a combination of acrylic and venetian plaster with wood-burned drawing on our basswood panels. She has been working with our basswood panels because the smooth finish and soft grain allow her to combine her drawing and painting in a completely original way.  Soña began wood burning upon entering a drawing exhibition in Austin, and it evolved with some input from a Sandra Duran Wilson workshop into Soña’s current series “Pyrographic Paintings.”  She compares the wood burning drawing to “drawing in butter” on the surface of the basswood, and credits Ampersand for making panels with high archival standards.  

 
Holman
Free Spirit

Soña exhibits her work frequently and has several pieces now hanging through April 5th at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport in the West Airside Gallery.  You can also see most of her current work on her website and blog:  www.sonaholman.com/paintings

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.

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 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Current Events with Ampersand Artists

Ranjini Venkatachari has a new exhibition opening at the Roby King Galleries, the DRAWING exhibition, an invitational show in Bainbridge Island, WA.    The exhibition opening is on March 6 from 6-8 pm and the show will run through March 28th. She will be showing two of her lovely origami pieces, colored pencil works on Pastelbord.

Sandra Duran Wilson
Acrylic by Sandra Duran Wilson

Sandra Duran Wilson will be teaching a workshop on How to Master the Mediums at the Art And Soul Retreat in Portland on March 8th.  Kit fee of $25 includes panels!  


Lisa Goesling will be giving an interactive artist talk at the Neiman Center in Chicago, IL on March 13th from 5-7 pm on Scratchbord, presented by the Student Art Therapy Association, refreshments and materials will be provided.  

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.