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Synergy2-The Banquet

In 2008 I missed the Synergy banquet due to illness. I vowed that would not happen this time around. This final post features pictures taken on the night of the closing banquet.

Before we sat down for the keynote, dinner and the auction, everyone gathered for drinks, a book signing, and conversation.

Socializing

Janice Abaranel and Sandra McCaw

Libby Mills and Karen Ottenbreit

Quassia, Diane, and Helen (CT Guild)

Libby, Janice, and Me

Dayle Doroshow and Carolyn Skei

Even the Food was Artsy

Around 6:30 the doors opened to the “Mirror Room” for the final event.

Lisa Pavelka introduced the IPCA’s secret handshake:

On one side of the banquet room:

All Eyes on the Head Table

And the other side of the banquet room:

Alison Lee of Craftcast was our keynote speaker. Alison shared one of her favorite books, Mike and His Steam Shovel as a reminder to take on a challenge, to think creatively, and develop alternate solutions. (This also brought back memories of watching Captain Kangaroo and listening as he read this story.)

The banquet ended with Tracy Holmes leading a rousing auction of wonderful polymer artwork.

Synergy2 attracted over 175 attendees representing several countries including:

  • The United States
  • Canada
  • The United Kingdom
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Israel
  • The Czech Republic
  • Germany

New friendships were formed and old friendships were reestablished. Synergy2 truly represented its theme of Exploring Connections.

For more thoughts on Synergy2, visit these blogs:

Iris Misly at Polymeri Online

Janice Abarbanel at Exploring the Art of Polymer Clay

Susan Lumoto at Daily Art Muse

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Sustaining Our Environment Postcard Exhibit

Earlier this month I submitted my postcards for the Women’s Art Caucus (WCA) Sustaining Our Environment Postcard exhibit.  All the postcards submitted for this exhibit are now on their way to Dallas, TX for the WCA national convention where they will be displayed and auctioned.

The WCA has an international committee which is an NGO to the United Nations and supports the UN’s Millenium Goals.  All proceeds from the Sustaining Our Environment Postcard auction will be donated to the UN in support of the UN’s Millenium Goals.

Any postcard not auctioned will be kept for future exhibits.

You can see my postcards here and over 200 postcards here.

To learn more about WCA, go here.

To learn more about the UN Millenium Goals, go here.