Monthly Archives: July 2012

Linda Benton McCloskey Offers Advanced Encaustic On Paper

Linda Benton McCloskey will offer a 3 day Advanced Encaustic Workshop at the York Art Association, 220 South Marshall Street, York, PA 17402. The workshop begins Friday, August 20 at 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, August 21 from 9:00am to 3:30pm and Sunday, August 22 from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

The workshop is for advanced students. You must have previously taken Linda’s Basic Encaustic Workshop or have previous knowledge of encaustic.  In this workshop, Linda will be teaching new techniques and you will have ample time to paint; plus you will learn encaustic mono-printing on the Roland Hot Box®.

The only supplies you will need to bring are oil paints and paper towels.  All other supplies will be provided for a fee of $50 payable on the first day of workshop. The workshop fee is $85.

For more information and registration call York Art Association at 717-755-0028.


Linda Benton McCloskey in International Contemporary Artists” Vol IV.

Art by Linda Benton McCloskey has recently been published in “International Contemporary Artists, Vol IV”

“International Contemporary Artists” is a series of art books aiming to connect artists and the art world in a direct and effective way. Artists are invited to submit their work for selection in order to be included in the book. The selection is carefully made by a team of qualified jurors so as to ensure quality standards.

It takes more than talent for an artist to become successful.
She has to be part of a process that ensures that their work is seen and appreciated by potential buyers, exhibitors, galleries, etc. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Dedication to art and hard work is not enough for an artist whose aim is to be successful.
It is a fact that art collectors prefer “published artists” while considering a potential buy.

“International Contemporary Artists” art book makes it possible for artists to overcome the difficulties posed by an extremely rough and competitive market.
-It promotes the artwork of emerging and established artists to a vast public of art lovers, art collectors, gallery owners, curators, etc.
-It reaches out to a qualified audience.
-It makes artists more accessible.
-It provides an additional mean of exposure in an affordable cost.

The book is available for purchase on ISBN: 9786188000704

View the book here.

Thom Kulp’s Summer Mixed Media Class at AAH

Thom Kulp will be teaching Experimental Mixed Media at Art Association of Harrisburg beginning July 18. The class will run 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

In this session, students will experiment with collagraph prints. Making a collagraph printing plate and pulling prints from their plates will be a focus for the summer session class.  Thom will demonstrate how this technique can be an end unto itself or simply become another way to start a painting, i.e. LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!!! 

Each week will feature a demo and then a critique of the students work from the previous week.  In addition to collagraph printing, Thom will demonstrate how to make hand dyed tissue paper, how to create a composition with pre-made cut out shapes (randomly chosen), how to create a black and white composition with just gloss medium and black gesso, working on textured surfaces (spackling compound, glass bead gel, crackle paste etc.), and possibly starting a painting using “ink starts”. 

Thom’s main philosophy about anything he does or shows in class is that all these demos are simply different ways to START a painting.  It is up to the student to learn the techniques, incorporate them into THEIR own repertoire and add their own unique twists. 

For more information, or to register for the Experimental Mixed Media class, call Art Association of Harrisburg at 717-236-1432

Student Faculty Exhibit at AAH

2012 Student Faculty Exhibit at Art Association of Harrisburg PA

The Annual Student Faculty Exhibit opened Friday, June 29th at Art Association of Harrisburg. Several of our M & M members are participants in the show and have won awards for the Mixed Media category.

Tina Berrier with “Little Red Riding Hood”, 1st Place Mixed Media Award

Mary Kandray Gelenser with “Her Circled Orb” 2nd Place Mixed Media Award

Also exhibiting work are students Joanne Finkle, and Christine Goldbeck. Faculty exhibitors are Thom Kulp and Elaine Brady Smith, who won 3rd Place for Faculty work.

“Oriental Dreamer” by Joanne Finkle

“Amazonia Primeval” by Thom Kulp

“Spirits Rising” and “Skyline View” by Elaine Brady Smith

“In The Pink” and “Coneflower Collage” by Christine Goldbeck

Accolades for Tami Bitner

Tami Bitner had three pieces selected for First, Second, and Third places in the Abstract Category at the Waynesboro Studio Art Club’s Annual Clothesline Exhibit in Waynesboro, PA.  The exhibit took place from June 11 to June 14 at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren.

The Clothesline Art Show started in 1951, shortly after the Studio Art Club was founded. The artwork was originally displayed in the Waynesboro square on ropes that were hung between telephone poles and street lamps, much like a clothesline with clothes on it.

Above is her First Place winning piece entitled “Sheer Descent”. For more information about the Waynesboro Studio Art Club call Cindy Smith, club president, at 717-765-4139

Tami will also be exhibiting her mixed media art at Highmark Blue Shield in Camp Hill, PA through the Art Association of Harrisburg Community Shows from July 1 thru August 31.