2016: I'm very grateful for the opportunities for learning, growth, and travel that came my way this year--gallery exhibits, numerous sales, two private commissions, and growing international connections. In the studio, I've explored carborundum prints, acrylic and mixed media along with my ongoing work in cold wax medium and oil. Time spent in New Mexico and Ireland has fed my spirit and paintings. My upcoming book (see below) has been an intensive and satisfying project. As 2016 comes to a close, I want to thank you sincerely for your interest and support. 

2017: In the coming year, I'll be teaching workshops in the US, New Zealand, Italy and Ireland (a few openings remain in some classes; see below). My husband and I have purchased a property with an old adobe and small studio near Taos, and soon we'll be heading there for the winter. And I'm excited about new plans with Jerry McLaughlin and our publishing company, Squeegee Press. I hope to connect with many of you in the months ahead, through social media, exhibits, workshops, and Squeegee Press projects. Thank you so very much for following my work and activities, and all best wishes for the New Year. 
 
Killeen #2, 11"x14" oil, cold wax and pigment on panel
 

 
STUDIO NEWS
Winter 2016
 
 
 
 
Available in early 2017:
Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin
Our book has been a lengthy but very rewarding and exciting project. It is currently at the printer, and we expect to know the release date soon. To keep informed about when and how to purchase, please join our mailing list.  
Huge thanks to all of you who joined the summer crowd-funding campaign for the book's publication costs. It was an overwhelming success and has enabled us to increase the size of our initial print run.This means we'll have enough copies for everyone who wants one, worldwide. If you purchased an early release copy via our campaign, it will be on its way very soon after the books reach our distribution center. 
Special request: Jerry and I are very interested in connecting with reviewers of art books, as well as faculty of college/university art programs who might consider using the book in their classes, or in placing it in a university or public library. Please email us for more information.
Videos! now that the book has been launched, we are ready to begin the next project from Squeegee Press--a video series presenting techniques and concepts for working with cold wax medium. As with our book, these videos will be made to a professional standard, giving insight and context to the techniques presented, while offering a visual experience that only video can provide. Please join our mailing list to stay informed about this project. 
 
Learn More
 
 
Press:
Savvy Painter: Rebecca Crowell
interview with Antrese Wood of Savvy Painter.com 
Cold Wax Medium: A Painter's Journey
Encaustic Arts Magazine/Winter edition (coming soon)

Video:
In the Studio with Rebecca Crowell
click here for a new, short video about my work and studio

Galleries
my work is currently featured at the following galleries:
Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Please find links to more of my galleries here. All have my work in their inventories or on display, and can arrange commissions if desired. 
Also please visit my page on Artwork Archive to view works for sale from my studio. These include many small, affordable works on paper as well as older paintings on panel. For the holidays, I'm offering 10% off all prices until December 24th. 

Exhibits
Ballinglen Arts Foudation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland (Sept 29--Oct. 23)
Sager-Braudis Gallery, Columbia, Missouri (May 13-July 29)
Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Door Co. Wisconsin (dates TBA)
 
 
Java's Wall, 36"x60"  Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL 
 
 
My residency studio at Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland, with work for my upcoming exhibit
 
 
 
WORKSHOP INFO:
 
 
 
Openings remain in these workshops in 2017:

Takapuna Beach, New Zealand  February: These 5-day, all-level cold wax workshops are offered through Cullowhee Mountain Arts. Plenty of cold wax technique demos, and presentations to support your understanding and growth in abstraction. Jerry McLaughlin, my co-author will be assisting in the class, ensuring plenty of individualized attention for all. Please click here for dates, costs, and other information. 

Cullowhee Mountain Arts Summer Series, Cullowhee, North Carolina/ June: This is a week-long, intensive, advanced cold wax workshop, part of the exciting Summer Arts Series hosted by Cullowhee Mountain Arts on the campus of Western Carolina University. Please email Norma Hendrix to express interest. (The 2017 calendar and class description will be available soon.) Click here for general information about programming. 

Wait-listed: my workshops in Drezzo, Italy (August) and Ballycastle, Ireland (October) are currently filled. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please click here for Italy; click here for Ireland, Thanks! 

 
 
 
Piazza, 48"x36"  oil, cold wax and pigment on panel

        
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