We are delighted that you are attending the seventh annual IEA gathering and the first IEA encaustiCon 2012. We welcome you with warm hospitality, Texas-style, to San Antonio, a nationally recognized contemporary arts community.
The conference fee provides entrance into all conference events. Most meals are included in the conference fee (see the schedule* for meals that are included). Tickets for meals and workshops will be in your registration packet. We are sorry, but there are no refunds for missed meals or pro-rated conference fees for those staying off site and opting not to eat breakfast.
If you elect to take a hands-on workshop that has a materials fee, the fee is payable directly to the teacher at the time of the workshop.
Early Bird Registration Fee: (March 15-May 15) $325 IEA Members/ $400 for Non-Members
Regular Registration Fee: (May 16-August 16) $350 IEA Members/ $425 for Non-Members
Later Registration Fee: (August 16-September 6) $400 IEA Members/ $500 for Non-Members
El Tropicano Hotel:
The conference hotel is El Tropicano Hotel in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Inspired by the popularity and casual glamour of the Acapulco beach resorts, the El Tropicano was the first hotel on San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk. Guests are footsteps away from exciting restaurants and clubs on the original section of the Riverwalk and the “South Bank” and the appeal of new cultural dining and shopping experiences in the recently opened “Museum Reach” lined with art of local and national artists. All top attractions, like the Alamo, Market Square, Hemisfair Park, the Tower of Americas, are easily accessible by foot or on San Antonio’s unique river taxis with exclusive on/off access for El Tropicano guests.
You can choose to book online or contact the hotel directly and mention IEA encaustiCon 2012 to receive the discounted conference rate of $102+tax. Click for more travel information.
The workshops, presentations and demonstrations are being held at Southwest School of Art on Saturday September 8, a five minute walk from the hotel. All workshops and demonstrations are located in working studios and are limited in size, depending upon the studio, to 10-15. Workshops, presentations and demonstrations will be assigned on a first-registration basis. Early registration is encouraged in order to secure your first selection.
Please indicate your first, second and third choice for the workshop schedule on the registration form. If you select a hands-on workshop for the morning or afternoon session, you will not be able to attend the demonstrations or presentations for that same time. You may select two hands-on workshops or four presentations/demonstrations or a combination. NOTE: Although there are different teachers for the R&F Paint Basics Workshop, the material is the same in both the morning and afternoon.
9:00-11:45 Hands-On Workshops
- Rodney Thompson, Packaging and Shipping Your Work Safely ($25)
- Larraine Seiden, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain ($10)
- Mary Maynor, All Things are Bound to Unfold—Encaustic Books ($15)
- Laura Moriarty, R&F Paints, Encaustic Basic (No fee, courtesy of R&F Paints)
- Joetta Jupe and Kathrine DaLuz Maple, Handmade Paper Collage and Wax ($15)
- Gina Adams Creating a Multi-level Poured Surface ($15)
Select one each from Session A and Session B
9:00-10:15 Session A Demonstrations and Presentations
- Demo—Daniella Woolf, Hot Plate Collage
- Presentation—Eileen Goldenberg, Wax Included
- Presentation—Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Making a Living at One’s Passion
- Presentation—Richard Frumess, A First Person History of R&F Paints
10:30-11:45 Session B Demonstrations and Presentations Saturday, September 8, 2012
- Demo—Sue Stover, Surface Design Fabric and Wax
- Demo—Shary Bartlett , Hot Fabrications: Combining New Age Fabrics, Fibres and Beeswax
- Presentation—Norman Soskel , The Encaustic Serigraph, An Historical Perspective
- Presentation—Wax Works West, Building an Encaustic School
1:15-4:00 Hands-on Workshops
- Daniella Woolf, Origami and Wax ($15)
- Phyllis Evans, Digital Photography, Wax and the Found Object ($15)
- Gina Adams, R&F Paints, Encaustic Basics (No Fee, courtesy of R&F Paints)
- Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch , Torched and Tried Encaustic ($10)
- Michelle Belto, Wax + Paper ($15)
1:15-2:30 Session A Demonstrations and Presentations
Demo—Johanna Gardner, The Iron as a Paint Brush
Demo—Willow Bader, Painting the Figure in Encaustic
Presentation—Josie Rodriguez, The Birthing of an Idea: Creative Process from Concept to Completion
Presentation—Kristy Battani, Legally Speaking
2:45-4:00 Session B Demonstrations and Presentations
Demo—Kathryn Bevier, Encaustic Tools
Demo—Sue Stover—Paper Thin
Presentation—Larraine Seiden & Eileen Goldenberg One Artist’s Quest to Keep Track of Her Studio Inventory: Sources for Getting Yourself Organized and Paid
Presentation—Rodney Thompson, National Park Artist in Residence Programs
If you would like to volunteer your time and energy with the conference, we welcome your help. Please indicate how you would like to serve. There are numerous volunteer options on the registration form.
Meals and Special Diets:
We can accommodate vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets. If your health requires one of these diet options, please indicate this on the registration form. Please provide information about any severe food allergies so that the hotel kitchen staff can notify you if any of the conference foods might contain allergens.
There will be limited slots allotted for the networking expo. If you wish to participate, secure your spot by signing up on the registration form and let us know what you plan to do.
Optional Tour: $78
If you are arriving early and would like something “artsy” to do, then why not take a guided art tour. Donna Simon has been arranging and leading these tours to artist studios, galleries and the homes of private collectors for many years now. She knows all the hot spots! Transportation, snacks and drinks are part of the tour fee. The fee is payable at the time of registration.
September in San Antonio can still be very warm, although all buildings are air-conditioned and pleasant. Bring light, cool clothing, a swim suit for the outdoor pool, comfortable shoes and a light sweater for the unexpected cool front or extra cool lecture hall. Most visitors and locals dress casual, although you want to bring something funky or dressy for the awards banquet.
Getting Here and Getting Around:
We would like to be able to welcome you in person if you arrive by air. Please let us know how and when you plan to arrive on the registration form. Taxis are outside the airport with a standard charge to downtown hotels. There are also shuttles available with a lower fee for shared ridership. Once you get to El Tropicano Hotel, all of your conference transportation needs will be part of your conference fee. River taxis and local buses are available for sightseeing and night life. There is no need to rent a car. All conference events will be easily accessible by walking.
Secure parking is available at the hotel for a nominal fee for those bringing their own transportation.
We understand that sometimes something unexpected comes into our lives that affect planned events. As conference planners we purchase materials, arrange for food and provide for the needs of the conference based on the numbers of registrants. For this reason, the following cancellation policy is firm. There are no exceptions. Cancellations must be in writing, through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc to email@example.com. Your e-mail will be acknowledged within 24 hours.
· A full refund will be given, less a $25 handling fee, for those who cancel before June 3, 2012
· A full refund will be given, less $100 for those who cancel after between June 4-August 4, 2012.
· No refunds will be given after August 5, 2012.
Refund checks can be expected six-eight weeks following the conference.