2017 Radical Enamel Workshops Scheduled
The Radical Enamel Workshop Review committee met in January to choose 5 workshop proposals to be part of this years series. The workshops that were chosen are both varied and and a great match for the facilities in which they will be held. Registrations for all workshops will begin in May.
New Programs in Large Scale Enameling for 2017
The 2016 pilot program at KVO Industries is almost over. After careful evaluation and much discussion it was decided to continue the program in a slightly altered form. We will start offering 3-day facilitated access to the factory for individuals artists who want to do hands on work in the factory for a reduced day rate and at the same time work with other artists.
The 3-day time allotment will also enable instructors to bring classes to the factory. We will be continuing with 1-day work days as well. The details for the program expansion have yet to be worked out. For more information or to be put on out special large scale contact list please email gro.r1495537097etnec1495537097leman1495537097e@ofn1495537097i1495537097. Attn: large scale
Enamel Center News
The Center Welcomes 3 New Board Members
We are pleased to announce that our board has almost doubled with the addition of 3 new members. The new board had its first board meeting in Feb. and will be meeting monthly for the remainder of the year. We are sad to say goodbye to Jennifer Emery who has provided a clear headed guidance for this organization since its inception. Diana Kaitz will be our new Treasurer.
Former Center Intern helping us grow
Zoe Yuan, a recent graduate from the Metal Arts program at California College of the Arts, has become a passionate proponent for the Center. She will be helping the Center develop an ongoing internship and volunteers program. Her ideas and enthusiasm have motivated students and former students with whom she has contact to take an interest in volunteering and helping the Center grow. For more information about the Center’s internship program.
Grants and Donations help Expand Center Programming
The Center for Enamel Art has been very fortunate to receive a large donation of enameling supplies from Thompson Enamel in 2016. These supplies have helped and will help us in the future to produce more workshops while keeping the cost of materials down. We will always accept non-cash contributions that are tax deductible if those contributions further the Center’s mission of making supplies both accessible and affordable to those seeking to work in and with the medium of enamel.
We have also been privileged to receive donation of a kiln and some metal working tools through an Enamelist Society grant and the Rio Grande Giving Program.
Other Enamel News
The Enamelist Society Biennial conference, exhibitions and workshops will take place August 2-9, 2017 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.