May/June 2014 Newsletter

Come to my studio this Saturday, May 10th from 12-5PM
at the Gateway CDC Art Center
in Brentwood, MD!
A 2nd Azalea Award nomination for my contribution to the arts in Takoma Park!
Spring Open Studio at the Gateway CDC Art Center – May 10, 2014!
Please come and see what the Gateway Arts District has to offer!
My work selected for the book cover of soon to be published book on the exhibit Surviving History Portraits of Vilna.
There is still one space left for the Shadowbox Weekend Workshop – May 24 & 25, 2014! Register today!
I am offering Visual Art Summer Camps for 11-15 year olds! More info below!
And here!
Katie Dell Kaufman

What have participants said about Katie’s workshops?
“Beautifully organized. Knowledgable, insightful criticism.”
“Very giving, always ready to help. Totally prepared with great packets/handouts. One of the best instructors I have had!”
“Katie is a fabulous teacher. Very enthusiastic and extremely well prepared.”
“Katie is willing to work one-on-one with you to help you develop your skills – and also to get you thinking as a collage artist.
This was my first collage class and I have been able to progress with the art because of Katie’s help – and because of the resources provided and the examples shown.”
“(Katie) works deftly with students at all levels of experience. In my case I asked to push myself and she helped me make great strides.”
“One of the most creative learning experiences I have ever had!”
Memory Palace
Encaustic Collage
Katie Dell Kaufman

News from Katie Dell Kaufman
I am pleased to announce that I have again been nominated for an Azalea Award for my contribution to the arts in Takoma Park. I wanted to let my friends and supporters know… so if you would like to take the time to cast your vote for me under the ‘artist’ category, please follow the link here. Voting ends midnight, Wednesday, May 14. Many thanks!

You are enthusiastically invited this Sunday, May 10th, to the 10th Annual Gateway Studio Tour! From 12-5pm, the Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public. And from 5-8pm, the Gateway Arts Center will host an After Party and Opening Receptions for three exhibitions.

Info on the tour can be found here. My studio can be found at the Gateway CDC Art Center, upstairs from the Brentwood Art Exchange, at 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Enter the building at the 39th street loading dock on the right side of the building. Just follow the hallway and my studio is the last one on the left.

On view in my studio will be 2 and 3-D work from two recent exhibits, “Uncommon Objects” at Zenith Gallery last Fall, and the Washington Wax Works exhibition at Glenview Mansion in February, “Heated Perspectives”, including the encaustic assemblage below.

Cloud Spirit Cart
Encaustic Assemblage
Katie Dell Kaufman

In other news… the memory box that I created for Holocaust survivor, Fania Brantsovsky, for the exhibition, “Surviving History: Portraits of Vilna”, has been selected by the publishers to be on the cover of the book written by the creator of the exhibit.

Shivaun Woolfson, of Living Imprint, London, is publishing a book on her research of the personal stories of ten Lithuanian Holocaust survivors. This research was the basis of the multi-disciplinary exhibit – including five memory boxes I made for five of the survivors – that travelled to Vilnius, Lithuania, Cape Town and Durban South Africa, and back to London.

Permissions have been forwarded and I now look forward to receiving the proofs before they go to the publisher. To see images from the exhibit, follow the link here. Fania’s box is below.

And also…there is still one space left in my Art of the Shadow Box weekend workshop coming up May 24th and 25th, 2014

The Shadow Box workshop will take place at my studio at the Gateway CDC Arts Center in Brentwood MD. In this workshop, participants combine collage and found materials in a shallow drawer, box, or support of their own choosing. Papers, photos, wood supports, hardware and three dimensional objects are combined to create visual narrative in two– and three-dimensions. The presentation includes a slide presentation on the work of Shadow Box artists, discussions of color composition and visual metaphor. The fee is $265.00 which includes materials (except for the box) and the use of tools in the studio. Click here for images and further info.

To register, please email me at and I will forward you a registration form for the workshop. Then you can forward the form and check to my address. The Shadow Box workshop is limited to 5 participants.
And last, but certainly not least...

I am offering three (completely different) weeks of Visual Art Summer Camp this summer. So if you know any 11- 15 year olds who are interested in art, check this out!

In the Visual Art Summer Camp, campers engage in drawing, painting, and 3-D artwork inspired by a different art movement each week.
Each session provides students with a unique art immersion experience. Campers learn about a period of art history and then participate in art projects and activities that make the movement come to life.
Campers have a great time making art while exploring the work of influential artists whose revolutionary ideas inform our world-wide visual culture today.
For more info, and for registration information, click here or feel free to contact me directly at the listed email below.
Dates/Times for Visual Art Camp 2014:
Week 1 – June 23 – June 27 9:00AM – 3:00PM (4 spaces left)
Week 2 – July 7 – July 11 9:00AM – 3:00PM (1 space left)
Week 3 – July 14 – July 18 9:00 AM – 3:00PM (5 spaces left)

The cost each camp is $295 for Takoma Park residents and $325 for non-residents.
Camp is held at the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of the above.

All the best–
Katie Dell Kaufman