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Symposium on painting materials

From: Chika Aizu <caizu>
Date: Friday, September 19, 2003
Symposium: A Future for Painting Materials
October 25, 2003
Cleveland Institute of Art
Russell B. Aitken Auditorium
University Circle
11141 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 441061
10 am-1 pm

The Intermuseum Conservation Association is sponsoring A Future for
Painting Materials, a symposium and discussion to address the
current state of artists' materials.  The symposium is intended for
artists, art students, art educators, museum curators, and the
interested public. The symposium will be hosted by the Cleveland
Institute of Art (CIA) at their Russell B. Aitken Auditorium and
introduced by Saul Ostrow, Dean, Fine Arts Environment, Head of
Painting, CIA.  There is no need to register and there is no fee for

Four prominent experts will review the current state and future
direction of artists' paint and materials from the perspectives of
their different disciplines.

    Gregory Amenoff -   artist and teacher
    Clarke Bedford  -   modern art conservator and artist
    Robert Gamblin  -   artist materials manufacturer and artist
    Mark Gottsegen  -   teacher, artist materials specialist, and

Each speaker's primary profession and specialty focus allow him, in
his artistic work, to approach the creative process in unique ways.
These styles, methodologies, and techniques will be discussed at the

Gregory Amenoff: Artist; President of the National Academy of
Design; Head of the Undergraduate Painting Department, Columbia
University, New York; has exhibited extensively nationally and
internationally; his work is represented in major public and private
collections throughout the United States; Honorary Doctor of Fine
Arts Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.

A. Clarke Bedford: Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture
Garden, Smithsonian Institution, specializing in paintings and
mixed-media objects; lecturer at the University of Maryland Graduate
School of Art History on the materials and techniques of Western
art; a practicing artist who has exhibited widely in the
Baltimore-Washington area, New York, and Chicago.

Robert Gamblin: Founder and President of Gamblin Artists Colors Co.;
workshop instructor and oil painter; member of the ASTM (American
Society of Testing Materials) Committee on Artists' Materials and
Chair of Physical Properties Task Group; Trustee, Sitka Center for
Art and Ecology; Trustee emeritus, Vermont Studio Center.

Mark Gottsegen: Chair of the ASTM Artists' Materials Group; author
of The Painter's Handbook (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications
1993); painter and painting instructor at the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro.

Please join us in this gathering of noted individuals who will
broaden our current understanding of the making of paintings.  The
presentation will be followed by a question and answer panel
moderated by Albert Albano, the Executive Director of the
Intermuseum Conservation Association and former Senior Conservator
at MOMA, NY.  This will prove to be a lively and challenging event.

The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) is a non-profit art
conservation center that provides preservation and conservation
services and education for its member institutions as well as other
non-profit cultural, educational institutions, and private
individuals.  Established in 1952 to provide professional, high
quality and cost effective art conservation services to its
membership, the ICA was the first regional art conservation
laboratory in the United States and a provider of a Master's Degree
program through Oberlin College (1970-1978).

Today, with the continued support of its membership and funding from
the Ohio Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, The
Cleveland Foundation, The GAR Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation, the ICA is able to provide conservation and preservation
services in paintings, murals, frames, polychrome sculpture, works
on paper, objects, metal or stone sculpture, collection assessment
surveys, photo documentation and environmentally controlled fine art

For further information on the Intermuseum Conservation Association,
please visit <URL:>.

Chika Aizu, Office Assistant/Registrar
Intermuseum Conservation Association
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland OH 44113 U.S.A.
Fax: 1216-658-8709

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