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I fell in love with Alcohol Inks while in France in 2014. Karlyn Holman teaches several mediums at her workshops.
Alcohol Inks can be applied to various surfaces--anything smooth, glossy such as metal, glass and Yupo (synthetic plastic). Ceramic tiles make an excellent surface to work on as they can be sealed after inking. Inks are acid-free, fade resistant, and fast drying.
Currently I enjoy working on Yupo and ceramic tiles. With the proper sealant, these tiles can be displayed on small table easels.
I have taught many classes and workshops using Alcohol Inks. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss setting up a workshop for you and your group.
M.S.W. Signature Membership
I received my M.S.W. Signature Membership in December of 2015. According to M.S.W. this status is given to those active members whose work has been accepted in three (3) Mid-Southern Watercolorists Annual Juried Exhibitions. I can now be a designated “MSW” Signature Member and shall be entitled to display the “M.S.W.” signature on my work. This is truly a honor that I treasure because of my love for watercolor.
Margaret Hoffman and "The Patient Hunter"
Margaret Hoffman stands next to her painting, "The Patient Hunter". Hoffman's pastel painting was juried into the South Arkansas Arts Center Annual Exhibit in El Dorado, Arkansas. Art broker and gallery owner Alfred J. Walker of Boston, Massachusetts, was the juror of this year's competition. Walker has served as judge for numerous private and public shows such as the Guild of Boston Artists, the Boston Athenaeum, and the nation's oldest art association and gallery, the Copley Society of Boston. Walker has spent over twenty years appraising paintings and art related objects for private collections and institutions.
Paintings from as far away as Michigan, California and New York were accepted into the exhibit. Only 41 of the 320+ paintings entered were accepted to hang in the exhibit which was sponsored by the Smackover State Bank.Hoffman and her husband, Bill, were present during the awards ceremony Saturday, July 18. The couple was also celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. Hoffman spent three years as president of Brush Strokes, a Hot Springs Village art club and is Volunteer Coordinator at Good Samaritan-Hot Springs Village Society. She is also state president of Arkansas Volunteer Coordinators Association (AVCA) and president of the West Central Arkansas chapter of AVCA