Putting on a conference is a lot of work for those behind the scenes. How do all 255 paintings get hung? And awards decided? And food served?? And programs selected??? Fellow artists, that's how. In the end, it's all worth it. I had the opportunity to help with the 2010 Conference in Duluth. Conference is a chance to meet new friends, see old friends, and be surrounded by art and artists. Who else can better understand the joys and angst of painting than fellow artists?
There is always something new to learn from the demos and from looking at all the paintings. Here's Scott during his demo. It's such a great inspiration all around. I finished the weekend exhausted but fired up to take my paintings to new heights. Thank you to all the artists!