I have just been invited to teach at the prestigious West Coast Art & Frame Show, to be held in Las Vegas in January 2017. This is a HUGE annual conference and trade show for anyone interested in framing, commercial artwork, and gilding for framers. I have attended twice as a framer, but now I am going as an honored guest and teacher. My class will be “Gilding on Bevels”. Here are some examples of what I will be teaching:
In addition, the Society of Gilders is being given a booth on the trade show floor. A few of my colleagues will also be teaching, as will some other important gilders. In the past, I have learned a great deal from the classes, and I have bought a lot of my equipment from the vendors. I am really looking forward to this opportunity. Perhaps I will see some of you there?
Sept 13, 2016
I recently moved, from Johnston, RI to West Warwick, RI, and from a huge house to a large apartment, and from a couple to a single. I have finally unpacked, and am starting to feel creative again. My apartment complex is on a river, and here is the view looking northeast-ish:
My building is on the right.
and looking southwest-ish:
I find it hard to believe this place exists in the middle of a small RI town! I think it is wonderful.
Now to get to work. -June 21, 2016
I am very proud to say that I was just re-elected as President of the Society of Gilders for 2016-2018! It is an honor and a pleasure to work with all the other Board members and I look forward to the coming years.
‘Tis the season to start thinking of Hanukah gifts, and I will be showing my artwork in Providence as explained below. I would love to see you all! Plus, you can see my new line of jewelry and ornaments – here’s a hint – there is gold leaf involved! (I will soon post more here).
At long last, I have found a new framing combination for my Hineni print. It features a deep blue mat with a hint of pattern, similar to the previous one, but the frame is now black wood, with a fine silver inner lip. The good news is the price has not changed; the less good news is that the shipping cost has gone up a bit. This is reflected on under “Current work- lithographs” or click here: (http://lipskyart.us10.list-
The Society of Gilders held its biennial conference in Chicago, June 1-6. We were hosted by Loyola University Chicago, and that was a wonderful experience in itself. Everyone thought it was one of the best conferences we’ve had. The grand finale was a chartered bus trip to Pontiac, IL for the dedication of the Museum of the Gilding Arts.
Here is the ribbon-cutting at the Museum on Saturday. To my right is Mayor Bob Russell, and next to him are Mr and Mrs Robert Swft, who donated the contents of the Swift gold-beating factory, the original impetus for the Museum. At the far left are Peter Miller and Annie Lemarie, who were really responsible for originating, designing, and bringing the Museum to life.