The online shrine auction to benefit street children of Oaxaca is about to start!

My shrine for the auction to benefit the street children of Oaxaca this year, "Illumination". It reflects my feelings about the raw and aged beauty of Oaxaca, Mexico, and the people of Oaxaca's ability to "rise" above the challenges of life there (thus the word "Ascension" and the dragonfly imagery on the inside of the cigar box). The shrine inside of the cigar box is actually made from an old clipboard, and I have added various found objects such as tin milagros, a ceramic Madonna and painted silk flowers.

This incredible online auction, started by Rebecca Brooks and due to start in early May, will feature a treasure trove of handmade shrines by many talented and caring artists who have found their way to this cause through the creative blogging community.

"Stay tuned" for more information on the "when, where and how" you can participate in this wonderful cause! Please visit http://corazon.typepad.com/gallery_of_hope/ to see more of these incredible shrines!

For more information about the organization Oaxaca StreetChildren Grassroots, click here!


The NEW Schack Art Center is opening this weekend!

Grand Opening Weekend!

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Schack Art Center in downtown Everett on April 30th and May 1st.The Schack Art Center Grand Opening, sponsored by Kia, will be filled with artist demonstrations, facility tours, and the opportunity to win an introductory glass blowing class OR youth art camp.

The weekend will also include the opening reception for The Nature of Glass exhibit curated by Traver Gallery on Saturday evening from 4-7pm. This inaugural exhibit will features works by preeminent international glass artists including  Dale Chihuly, Randy Walker, Dante Marioni, Karen Willenbrink-Johnson, Jane Rosen, Shelly Muzylowski-Allen, Steffen Dam and Preston Singletary, among others.

Artist Demonstration Schedule:
April 30th, 10am - 1pm: Pam Koons (Calligraphy), Stacey King (Flameworking), Bob Mitchell & Dan LaChaussee (Hot Glass)
April 30th, 1pm - 4pm: Evelia Sanches, (Pottery), Stacey King (Flameworking), Bob Mithchell & Dan LaChaussee (Hot Glass)
May 1st, Noon - 3pm: Nikki Wheeler (Kids Art Projects), Stacey King (Flameworking), Bob Mithchell & Dan LaChaussee (Hot Glass)
May 1st, 3pm - 5pm: Celeste Douville (Jewelry), Stacey King (Flameworking), Bob Mithchell & Dan LaChaussee (Hot Glass)
The Schack Art Center (formerly the Arts Council of Snohomish County) is a 19,000 square foot art center that includes a hot shop for glass blowing, cold-working shop, kiln and flame working studio, professional and student exhibit spaces, retail store and multi-purpose classrooms to accommodate a variety of media.

About the Schack's Grand Opening Weekend
Dates and Times: April 30, 10am - 7pm and May 1, Noon - 5pm (includes Nature of Glass reception on Saturday April 30th from 4-7pm.)
Location: Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA 98201

Sponsors: Kia and Performance Kia of Everett. Thank you also to the City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission for their support of this event.

I will be working at this event on Saturday from 12-7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
(All text and photos in this post are Copyright 2011 Schack Art Center).


Register for my upcoming introductory encaustc art workshop!

Discover the basics of working with encaustic wax and it's use in today's contemporary art. Here's the FUN part: you will learn how to paint and fuse layers, add color, collage and even texture! We will also cover materials, equipment, and studio safety. You will finish the class with a good working knowledge of encaustics. This class is a prerequisite for "Intermediate Encaustic Technique", which will take place in July. Supply list provided at registration. Supply fee of $50 payable to instructor at class.


"Art des Femmes" exhibiton in Seattle

I am showing NEW encaustic work in this incredible show about women! Please come and check it out, it runs through April 30. The OPENING RECEPTION is happening THIS Saturday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m. Always a good time, with good company and good food! The artists will be there to talk about their work. Here is information about Fraker/Scott Gallery and the show:

ART des FEMMES: April 7-30

Art about Women. Introducing Pamela Mummy’s full figured females and Pamela Hastings large and small scale assemblage. Also goddesses, Venuses, and "ladies of the night" in encaustic by Lisa JonesMoore, new work by Mona Smiley Fairbanks, Sue Robertson, Tracy Fraker and Lynn Scott.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our reception and presentation of work and process for the APRIL 16 RECEPTION, 6-8 P.M. 121 Prefontaine Place So., Seattle, Washington (in Pioneer Square)
New hours: Wed-Sat 11- 5:00, phone: 206-883-4633, email for more info: FrakerScott@me.com