Ampersand Panels are VERY Forgiving!
There are lots of reasons to love Ampersand panels. For example, they are archival, eco-friendly and formaldehyde-free. They can hold heavy applications of paint without the “bounce” of canvas. Colors are truer and brighter. You have enhanced control.
But one of the biggest benefits to using an Ampersand Museum Series panel is that it is very forgiving! Continue reading >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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