Norwescon Schedule

Norwescon 34 begins this Thursday, April 21st! You’ll be able to find my work in the Art Show and Print Shop during their open hours, and you’ll be able to find me in the following places at the following times (barring any schedule or room changes):

Thursday 5pm Cascade 8 Finding Inspiration

The creative process can often be a tricky one and it is easy to fall into ruts or hit a blank wall. Our panelists will discuss how to develop ideas, create compelling subject matter, and what to do when you find yourself stuck, not knowing what to do for your next piece of art. (Liv Rainey-Smith, Todd Lockwood, Tiffany Toland, Rob Carlos )

Thursday 9pm Cascade 13 Artist’s Jam

Everyone participates in this extravaganza! Bring your questions for the professionals and materials with which to create art on the spot. Hang out with other artists, show your sketchbooks and work on art together.
(Liv Rainey-Smith, Alan M. Clark, John R. Gray III, John P. Alexander, Rob Carlos, Mike Vaillancourt)

Friday 10am-12:45pm Artist’s Alley
During my Artist’s Alley times I’ll be demonstrating woodcut carving, hand printing, and answering your questions.

Friday 1pm Cascade 10 History of Fantastic Art
Come travel through time with us as we explore fantasy art from the perspective of the symbolist, visionary, and surrealist movements, looking at the history of the imaginary and the fantastic in visual art over the years and how it has influenced contemporary styles and content. (Mark Roland, Liv Rainey-Smith, Douglas Herring, John P. Alexander)

Friday 2pm Cascade 13 Block Printing Demo and Workshop
Come and watch as artists working on lino and wood blocks create their art. See examples of their work, ask questions, or make one for yourself! There will be a limited numbers of tools and blocks available for people to work with, so the workshop will be first come, first serve. (Liv Rainey-Smith, Larry Lewis, Mimi Noyes)

Saturday 9am-11am Artist’s Alley

During my Artist’s Alley times I’ll be demonstrating woodcut carving, hand printing, and answering your questions.

Saturday Noon Grand 1 Art Show Tour with Liv Rainey-Smith
Liv Rainey-Smith talks in depth about her work in the show and shares her thoughts about selected other works as well. Come enjoy an artist’s perspective on the art show! Tour is limited to 10 participants. Please sign up in advance at the art show, and meet by the Print Shop at Noon.

Saturday 3pm Cascade 8 The Evolving Image of the Dragon in Art and Literature
Dragons have been the subject of art and stories throughout history in nearly all cultures around the world. The image of the dragon shows up in art and literature in both Eastern and Western cultures.What is it about dragons that has so captured the collective imaginations of all cultures throughout the ages? What are the best of the new crop of stories and art? (Todd Lockwood, Liv Rainey-Smith, John R. Gray III)

Sunday 10am-Noon Artist’s Alley
During my Artist’s Alley times I’ll be demonstrating woodcut carving, hand printing, and answering your questions.

Sunday 2pm Cascade 9 Artist Koffee Klatch
Come spend an hour with some of our fine artists in an informal setting.
Kinuko Y. Craft, Betsy Mott, Liv Rainey-Smith, John R. Gray III, Michaela Eaves, Tiffany Toland, Rob Carlos, Wayfarer’s Moon, Bryan Syme, Mike Vaillancourt