Lost and Found

Dearest Artists,

We do hope you enjoyed yourself last week and the conference met all of your expectations.

When the University cleaned the dorm rooms Monday they found a few items left behind. Please let us know if you are missing:

  • A red plastic water bottle (with white alphabet)
  • A metal water bottle
  • A black desk lamp
  • A pair of tortoise shell prescription sunglasses
  • A blue Jos. A Bank button up shirt
  • Please contact Melissa at melissa@thepassionatepen.org if one of these items is yours and you would like to claim it.

Thank  you!

Faculty Exhibition List

We have published the list of pieces that are in the faculty exhibition. To download and view the list, click here or on the following link.
https://www.thepassionatepen.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/FacultyExhibitionList.pdf

Early Arrivals

If you are arriving on campus before Saturday, July 25th and you have registered and paid for your extra nights, you will need to check in at the conference office upon arrival, on the second floor of the Student Center, Russian River Valley room. There you can pick up your registration packet, which will have your room and meal key card as well as your parking pass if you requested one.

Only a few more days now….

Evening Programs

Dear Passionate Pen Pals,

We have an exciting line up of evening programs for the week and almost all of the information about them has now been put on the website! Check it out!

REMINDER: Guild Banners

Hello, Passionistas,

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for receiving guild banners is approaching. Please see the details below.

We’ll be displaying guild banners at The Passionate Pen calligraphy conference this summer, and we’re hoping for a colorful array this summer, so round up your guild’s banner and send it to our Conference Office at Sonoma State University. It must arrive no earlier than July 13th and no later than July 20th. Attached is a downloadable pdf shipping label addressed to the Conference Office at Sonoma State University.

This label must be attached somewhere on your package, even if you have an additional UPS or other shipping label.

Questions? Please contact Meredith Klein at gkle@sbcglobal.net.

Everything You Need to Know Before You Come to The Conference

If you click on the following link, you will see a new page on the conference website.

Everything from A to Z

All the details you might have questions about are there, from A (Address for Shipping) to Z (well, actually V: Volunteers). Included is information about Arriving on Campus, Check-in, Parking Passes, Pre-Orders, and much more. It’s a lot to read, but please take the time. It will help you prepare for the week and answer the questions you didn’t know you had.

Speaking of answering questions, our email volume is extremely high and we would appreciate it if you only email us if your questions are not answered by the A-Z.

Melissa and Marcia and the entire Passionate Pen team are in high gear with final plans and we look forward to welcoming you to Sonoma in two weeks.

 

REMINDER: Participants’ Exhibit

If you haven’t considered bringing a work to the Participants’ Exhibit, we would like to encourage you to do so. Please see the details below.

Here’s your chance to strut your stuff! Please bring a piece of your artwork to display during the week.

This is a do-it-yourself exhibit. Here are the particulars:

  • Bring one piece, unframed (matted is okay)
  • Any medium, any subject (sorry, no books or 3-D works – must be hangable)
  • Maximum size: 9″ x 12″
  • Write your name on the back
  • Bring a business card or equivalent identifier
  • Hang it yourself on Saturday or Sunday
  • Remove it on Thursday after class

The Participants’ Exhibit at The Passionate Pen will be located in the Student Center near the weeklong stores. We will provide clips with which to hang your artwork. Instructions will be posted there.

Participant artwork will be displayed without gallery sitters or other security. While we do not expect any problems, the pieces will not be insured against damage or loss, so please keep this in mind when choosing a piece to bring. High quality copies are acceptable if you have any concerns.

Work that is left hanging on Friday will be collected and brought to the office. If you have not picked them up by Friday […]

California Poppy Entry for The Passionate Pen Conference extended

At The Passionate Pen Conference we have a special themed collaborative exhibit entitled “The California Poppy.” We are EXTENDING the deadline to make allowance for those of you who still want to contribute.

We would like to invite all visual artists to submit an 8×8” inch cardstock square incorporating your work of art using the poppy theme. It could be lettering, drawing, photography, abstract, whatever medium you prefer. Let your imagination blossom! We will be exhibiting them during the conference, so please submit works of art for display by July 10, 2015 (address below).

Simple or fancy, please plan to take part!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Use cardstock, cardboard, or stiff paper product that can hold shape well for the week.
  • This exhibit will be displayed without gallery sitters or other security measures. While we do not expect problems, the work will not be insured against damage or loss. You may wish to consider submitting a high quality giclee print of your artwork rather than the original if you have any concerns.
  • Put your name, city and primary guild name (if you are a part of one) on the back.
  • Submit Entries by 7/10/2015 to: Tish Holt | 70 Balma Lane | Petaluma, CA 94952
  • For inquiries please email me at: tish@tishholt.com

Call for Guild Banners

We’ll be displaying guild banners at The Passionate Pen calligraphy conference this summer, and we’re hoping for a colorful array this summer, so round up your guild’s banner and send it to our Conference Office at Sonoma State University. It must arrive no earlier than July 13th and no later than July 20th. Attached is a downloadable pdf shipping label addressed to the Conference Office at Sonoma State University.

This label must be attached somewhere on your package, even if you have an additional UPS or other shipping label.

Questions? Please contact Meredith Klein at gkle@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

PARTICIPANTS’ EXHIBIT

Here’s your chance to strut your stuff! Please bring a piece of your artwork to display during the week.

This is a do-it-yourself exhibit. Here are the particulars:

  • Bring one piece, unframed (matted is okay)
  • Any medium, any subject (sorry, no books or 3-D works – must be hangable)
  • Maximum size: 9″ x 12″
  • Write your name on the back
  • Bring a business card or equivalent identifier
  • Hang it yourself on Saturday or Sunday
  • Remove it on Thursday after class

The Participants’ Exhibit at The Passionate Pen will be located in the Student Center near the weeklong stores. We will provide clips with which to hang your artwork. Instructions will be posted there.

Participant artwork will be displayed without gallery sitters or other security. While we do not expect any problems, the pieces will not be insured against damage or loss, so please keep this in mind when choosing a piece to bring. High quality copies are acceptable if you have any concerns.

Work that is left hanging on Friday will be collected and brought to the office. If you have not picked them up by Friday afternoon.. bye, bye!