This weekend: Esoteric Book Conference 2014

Those of you signed up for my mailing list may have already received this information, but for those of you who haven’t we have several exciting events coming up within the next couple of months!


Photo credit: Liv Rainey-Smith 2014

This weekend in Seattle, Washington I will be appearing at the 2014 Esoteric Book Conference. It will be my third year as coordinator of the art fair and my sixth year as a participating artist, and I can say from experience that the EBC always invites a diverse array of spectators and participants. In addition to offering the largest selection of esoteric texts available in one location (including numerous rare and hard-to-find texts), the EBC boasts live presentations from noted esoteric scholars, a well-attended book and art fair that’s free to the public, and a panel of artistic luminaries including Mambo Vye Zo Komande LaMenfo, Anima Nocturna, Ken Henson, Kim Schwenk, and fellow Three Hands Press artist Timo Ketola.

Ketola will be unveiling a new series of illustrations for the upcoming book Hands of Apostasy this weekend. I, too, will be debuting an assortment of new work, including the zodiac series mentioned in my most recent post (Virgo pictured at right), and a special piece which shall go unnamed for now. The zodiac series, an open edition of twelve 6×6″ and 5×6″ prints, will be made available online shortly after the conference for $15 each.

Mona Lisa block

Photo credit: Liv Rainey-Smith 2014

Coming up next will be the opening night reception at Redux in Portland, Oregon on October 3rd, followed by the opening of my first gallery solo show Beasts of Lore: The Woodcut Art of Liv Rainey-Smith at Rogue Art Center in Medford, Oregon on October 17th from 5 – 8 PM. The Redux show will run through the end of November, and Beasts of Lore will run through November 21st.

Finally, I have been invited by da Vinci Arts Middle School to design the Mona Lisa tribute for this year’s art fair in December. As you can see from the photo at left, I’ve already begun designing the woodblock. I am grateful for the opportunity to use my work to help benefit students of the arts.

There will be more events and news to come over the next couple of months, so check back often to see what’s happening next. In the meantime, I hope to see you all this weekend at the EBC!