Accelerator Grant Awarded to Encaustic Artist Beth Genson
Beth Genson, a northwest Ohio resident, is the recipient of an Accelerator Grant from The Arts Commission of Toledo. The Accelerator Grant is a competitive program offering financial support with quick turn-around for artists to advance their creative projects, thereby advancing their careers. Genson received the grant for encaustic painting equipment to enable her to provide a traveling workshop experience. “Encaustic painting allows the participant to get creative without fear,” said Genson.“Whether you are an artist or just want to have fun, you can’t help but be inspired as you discover the process of applying hot wax and pigment along with other materials to create abstract or representational works of art.” Genson has two upcoming workshops scheduled with two 3-4 hours sessions per day, Intro to Encaustics, a beginner-level encaustic workshop will give participants a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process and Encaustic Studio will explore techniques and best practices for using wax including brushwork, fusing, layering, mark making and mixed media. A few spots remain in the workshop this Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Schooner Farms / Inspired by Nature, 14890 Otsego Pike, (Corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 235), Weston, Ohio for half-day or full-day workshops exploring the medium of encaustic. Genson will host the same workshop on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Art-a-Site! Gallery & Studio, 139 W Wooster St, Bowling Green, Ohio. Full details and registration are available on her website at www.BethGenson.comunder ‘Events’. All equipment, tools and supplies for the workshops are included in the cost. Beth Genson is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with degrees in Fine Art and Education. She recently completed an Advanced Teaching Encaustics course at R&F Paints in New York. In her own practice, Genson explores the nature of light on water and specializes in transforming your favorite vacation photo into a beautiful oil painting for your home. Contact the artist at BethGensonArt@gmail.comor 419-308-7530.