Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Illuxcon 5 2012

It's been over a month since I returned back to Ohio from Illuxcon. Enough time for myself to process all the amazing artwork along with the busy holiday season. Being inspired, I began preparing wood panels right away and sketching out ideas for pieces I plan on painting this year. I'll also be doing a small contribution piece for the Illuxcon Scholarship which I'll bring to light on a separate post.

I spent the last two years in the Main Show which is a four day event. This year I displayed my work in the Showcase that's about four hours long and held on one night. I still managed to sell a couple prints and paintings in that time period. I also sang and jammed the last couple years in the Illuxcon Jam but decided to not take part in it this year. I regret not playing but it took a little pressure off my shoulders. I'm definitely going to make up for it next year. Having so much extra time allowed me to attend more lectures, painting demos and gave me more conversation time with all of the exhibiting artists. I'm sad that it was the last year in Altoona, PA. for the entire event but excited that I've been accepted to display my art in the Weekend Salon which will take place in Allentown, PA. The Weekend Salon will be an addition to the Main Show and the Showcase in 2013.

I got spoiled the past couple years riding over from Ohio with Joe Kovach and Eric Fortune. This year I drove alone since they couldn't attend. I ended up rooming with another friend/artist, Mr. Steven Bachan. It was a blast hanging out plus Steven was a big help with aiding me in setting up and tearing down so Big Thanks to you Steven! Thanks to everyone there especially Pat and Jeannie Wilshire for making it all possible. Unfortunately, I forgot to take more photos in the excitement. I had the camera with me the entire time! I'll try to snap more pics next year at Illuxcon 6!

E.M. Gist giving a lecture.

Petar Meseldzija's painting demo.

Donato Giancola painting by his display area.

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