Online: Readings & Inspiration

Like many, I use the Internet for information gathering, resourcing, and inspiration. I read news articles, find new art blogs, follow leads, and look at a lot of images. Here is a short list of what crossed my monitor this week.

Art Resources

Encaustic Conference Postcard

  • The Fifth International Encaustic Conference. June3-5, post conference worshops June 6-10
  • Encaustic Art Institute. “We are proud to introduce the Encaustic Art Institute, a permanent gallery for all encaustic artists. Established as a non-profit 501©, we rely solely on membership fees, donations and grants. 100% of every sale of artwork goes to the artist. The Purposes of the Institute are:To exhibit the work of member encaustic artists;To promote public awareness and understanding of the encaustic medium;To offer space and programs for professional encaustic artists to exchange information about encaustic and techniques for working with wax;To offer educational workshops for people of all ages interested in learning how to create art with encaustic.”
  • Encaustic Camp 2011 “EncaustiCamp is more than an opportunity to experience a new medium. It is more than spending time in a creative environment with spirits like yourself. It is more than beeswax and heat! EncaustiCamp is going beyond the 10-4 workshop retreat to experience connection, inspiration and growth that will take you not only back to the studio but also to every aspect of your life! And, to eat s’mores again!”
  • The Arts Map: Connecting the Arts, Artists and the Community. “Originally created to help the public find artists’ studios, The Arts Map, with listings in 84 countries, has evolved into a global geographic interface providing access to artists, galleries, museums, public art, arts organizations, art schools, art services & supplies, and more”
  • The Arts Map

    Arts Map Example Screenshot



  • Vitra Design Museum. Although originally deisigned to showcase the history of the Vitra company, “…today, the Vitra Design Museum is internationally active as a cultural institution that has made a major contribution to the research and popular dissemination of design.” Visit the “Hidden Heroes” interactive online exhibit. (This is a Flash interactive site. Be patient.)
  • The Art of the Business Model. Follow the link for the SlideShare document of the speech given recently at the Arts Enterprise Summit in Kansas City.
  • TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.” Take a look at the topics under the “Creative Spark” theme.
  • KickStarter: A New Way to Fund and Follow Creativity.
  • Eyebeam, based in New York City, is the leading art and technology center in the USA. Eyebeam provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation. It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where resident artists and technologists actively engage with culture in addressing the issues and concerns of our time.

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