"The Encaustic Medium - Three Artists' Perspectives" Artist Talks & Demonstration

Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020 by: Condessa Croninger | Category: Arts and Entertainment

Artist talks and demonstration presented by Toledo Federation of Art Societies at 20 North Gallery

Toledo, OH—November 2, 2020.    On Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS) will host a session of artist talks and a demonstration at 20 North Gallery, featuring three of the exhibited artists of the TFAS100+3: Juried Members' Exhibit  - Christine Deemer, Beth Genson and Margaret Lockwood-Lass. The event will explore these contemporary artists' use of encaustic, an ancient medium of pigmented beeswax, to create their distinctive and varied artworks.

The event marks the first in a series of member-artist presentations prepared by TFAS, celebrating the TFAS100+3 exhibit.

Doors will open at 2 p.m., so that patrons may view the exhibit prior to the demonstration. During the presentation, light refreshments will be served by Venue lounge.

This fun and illuminating presentation will begin with an encaustic painting demonstration and Question & Answer session by Beth Genson, who will be sharing techniques utilized in her two encaustic oil paintings on display, Cavitation and River Rise.

Following Genson's demonstration, encaustic and mixed media artists Christine Deemer and Margaret Lockwood-Lass will share insights on how they incorporate different encaustic techniques in their own works, as seen in their art exhibited in TFAS100+3. A second Question & Answer session will follow their talk.

To maintain social distancing, only 15 attendees will be permitted to enter the gallery. The demonstration, talks and question times will also be live-streamed on Facebook: @ToledoFederationofArtSocieties

The event is free and open to the public, although due to space limitations, reservations are required. To reserve a seat, contact 20 North Gallery at 419-241-2400 or [email protected] by 4 p.m. Saturday, November 8.

Exhibition Information:

  • The TFAS100+3: Juried Members' Exhibit will be on display at 20 North Gallery through December 26, 2020.
  • A printed exhibition catalogue has been created for TFAS100+3, including images of all the accepted artwork and a listing of all award winners, artists and exhibition information. This 96-page, bound catalogue is available for sale at 20 North Gallery during the exhibition; price $20.
  • TFAS permanent collection-branded merchandise (notecards and coffee mugs) are also available for sale in the gallery during the run of the show. Proceeds of these sales support TFAS' mission-based programming and maintenance of the TFAS collection.
  • TFAS 100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit is a new project of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS). The organization is comprised of over 20 regional arts organizations, as well as scores of individual artists. TFAS was established in 1917 with the mission to unite area arts organizations, promote area artists, and maintain a permanent collection of Toledo area artists’ work. TFAS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Ohio Revised Code.

20 North Gallery’s regular exhibition hours are Wednesday—Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. Currently, the gallery is open by call-ahead appointment during those times.

In addition to the “TFAS100+3” exhibit, 20 North Gallery continues to display glass, paintings, jewelry and artists’ cards by noted artists of the region.

The online video for “TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit” containing art images for the full exhibit is posted on the 20 North Gallery website. Additionally, an exhibition price list, with thumbnail images of all the exhibited artwork is posted to the website.

What:The Encaustic Medium - Three Artists' Perspectives”: Artist talks and encaustic wax painting demonstration
Where: 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, (Downtown) Toledo, Ohio  43604, 419-241-2400
When:   Artist presentations: Sunday, November 8, 2020, 2 – 4 p.m.

     “TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit” art exhibition: October 9 – December 26, 2020

For More Information Contact: Condessa Croninger (Art Director) or visit www.20northgallery.com

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