Thursday, May 6, 2010

The clock is ticking: come Wade in the Water!

Zounds! The Colorado Art Ranch Wade in the Water Artposium is less than three weeks away! (May 21-23)

As always, we're looking forward to a great weekend of thought-provoking, mind-expanding speakers and workshops, this time back "home" in Salida at the Steamplant Event Center. Check out this line-up... and then pop on over to the Colorado Art Ranch website and download the entire weekend Schedule in PDF (including an Event Mapping workshop with me!).

(PS: As a bonus for readers of "Brush and Baren" and my e-newsletter "Fit to Print," you can enter the coupon code LINOCUT on the registration form and receive a $30 discount on the weekend tuition. (And you thought I was all wet!))

Craig Childs
Author Craig Childs' work focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and mind-blowing journeys in the wilderness. He has spent years in the American Southwest canyon country, exploring the geography and the implications of water’s presence and non-presence. He has published more than a dozen acclaimed books on nature, science, and adventure, including House of Rain and The Secret Knowledge of Water. Additionally, he’s a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and has contributed to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Outside Magazine, and Orion.

Greg Hobbs
Justice Greg Hobbs took office as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court on May 1, 1996.  He practiced water, environmental, land use and transportation law for 25 years before that.  He is a co-convener of the western water judges educational project, Dividing the Waters; Vice President of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education; and the author of In Praise of Fair Colorado, The Practice of Poetry, History, and Judging (Bradford Publishing Co. 2004), Colorado Mother of Rivers, Water Poems (Colorado Foundation for Water Education 2005), and The Public’s Water Resource, Articles on Water Law, History, and Culture (Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. 2007).

Basia Irland
University of New Mexico Professor Emerita, author and artist Basia Irland often works with scholars from diverse disciplines building rainwater harvesting systems; connecting communities along lengths of rivers; filming and producing water documentaries; and creating waterborne disease projects around the world, most recently in Egypt, Ethiopia, India, and Nepal.

Basia is the recipient of over forty grants including a Senior Fulbright Research Award for Southeast Asia, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship Grant, and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Grant. She lectures and exhibits extensively. Essays about her work have been included in books published in Germany, England, Switzerland, and the U.S.


  1. You didn't mention your workshop: It's All Downhill. I'd take it, but it's at the same time as mine. Bummers! Schedule here:

  2. Can't wait to see what you create from your adventure!

  3. I'm a first year university student studying illustration. Currently we are working on linocut prints and I just wanted to say thankyou for sharing your work and your tips online, I found it to be a huge inspiration. :)

  4. Welcome, Jennie! And good luck with your linocuts. I'm glad I could help you get excited about them!