Saturday, May 7, 2011

Burchfield Penney Art Center

WaterMedia Weekend 2011 is coming up (see earlier post) soon, and it promises to be an exciting and informative experience. John Salminen kicks it off with a demo on Friday the 13th (!), followed by many other activities over the next two days. On Sunday I'll be participating in a round table discussion hosted by Naomi Ekperigin, editor of American Artist, followed by a mini-workshop. Then I'm closing out the event with a presentation that will be.....well, anything but standard watercolor fare, I guarantee. Fasten your seat belt and don't miss it!

presented by
American Artist's Watercolor Magazine and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Join leading watermedia master artists/teachers - Philip Burke, Margaret Martin, Margaret Roseman, John Salminen, Nicholas Simmons, Mel Stabin, Mary Whyte - for an engaging, hands-on weekend of workshops, demos, and roundtable discussions at the acclaimed Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. Learn from the masters, network with fellow artists, get to know the editor of American Artist's Watercolor Magazine, and enjoy the art and architecture of the renowned Burchfield Penney Art Center, home to the world's largest collection of Charles E. Burchfield works and archival materials

Cost: $325* early bird registration by March 2011; $350* which includes five two-hour sessions with leading watermedia masters, evening receptions, tours of the Burchfield Penney, weekend lunches. Special hotel rates are available at the nearby Holiday Inn ($98) and Hyatt Regency ($124). Parking at the Burchfield Penney is free. *Burchfield Penney and Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Members will receive an additional $25 discount Call Katie Kelly at 716-878-3216 or email for info. Space is limited. Early registration encouraged.


wayne said...

Sounds awesome Nick! I was fortunate enough to have been able to see some Burchfield watercolours (up close) in NY back in 96 and it's a great memory.
Sounds like this workshop you're going to feature in is going to be something very special, ..and wishing you all the very best for this one Nick! Take care, & best wishes as always..

Unknown said...

tremendo programa! felicitaciones Nick!

Nick said...

Wayne - that is quite a museum, and a beautiful rotunda section of it devoted to Burchfield. His work takes on a new level of meaning when seen in person, I was impressed. Got to meet some great artists I hadn't crossed paths with yet, and Sunday was non-stop for me - panel discussion, workshop, presentation. I'm afraid I was a bit of the contrarian during the discussion session. Whenever someone talks about the importance of painting one subject/style, I like to haul out the idea that a truly great artist can paint anything at the highest level. That's where the name of Wayne Roberts comes in!

Myrna Wacknov said...

I would have loved to be at this event. It's a privilege to know the maverick bad boy in the watercolor world. It's good to see things shaken up a bit. Rock on!

Nick said...

Alex - somehow I missed your post amigo! I wish you could have been there, to talk art and architecture with you. Any chance you'll be coming to the States one of these days? I'm not sure when I'll make it down there, but I'd be willing to meet you halfway! un abrazo

Myrna - I guess I made a lot of friends there, but I'm sure a few checked "outraged" on the evaluation sheet. If not, I haven't done my job! ha ha