The Enamelist Society 2013 conference will be held in the Newport, Kentucky / Cincinnati, Ohio area.
- Pre-conference workshops: July 31-August 2
- Conference: August 3-4
- Post-conference workshops: August 5-7
- Exhibition at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center: July 15 – August 23
- On-line Exhibition entry closed on February 22.
- On-line Registration for the conference and workshops is open until July 26, 2013. After July 26, please register in person at the conference.
The Conference headquarters site is the Marriott at RiverCenter. The Marriott is a 4-diamond hotel, newly renovated and located on the banks of the Ohio River in Covington, Kentucky. It is close to numerous restaurants, museums, an aquarium, and nightlife.
Similar to previous conferences, the morning sessions will be filled with keynote speakers and a general membership meeting. As this conference will highlight the global usage of enamel, Jamie Bennett, will profile his recent international travels as a keynote speaker.
The afternoons consist of "breakout" sessions where multiple presentations and/or demonstrations on various technical or marketing topics are held every hour. Evening events include an opening reception for the Exhibitions and auctions. The every popular pin swap begins as attendees arrive and a vendors area will be available throughout the conference to browse and purchase enamel related items and books.
In addition, a presenters invitational exhibition and an "Instant Gallery" will be open for public viewing. The Instant Gallery consists of 1 or 2 pieces of enamel work brought by conference attendees. This work may be for sale and may be accompanied by a small photo of the maker in order to facilitate networking between attendees.
The Enamelist Society holds a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction during the conference. Donated items include enamels, tools, books and, of course, enamel pieces. Auction proceeds help support the Society mission and grants.
A printable version of the Conference Prospectus is available here.
Help us advertize the Conference. A printable flyer is available for your use.
The14th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition and 10th Juried Student Exhibition will accompany the conference. This year the our Alchemy 2: A Global Vision For Enamel juried exhibitions will be at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky. Jurors for the exhibition are Susie Ganch, Elizabeth Turrell and Karen Lorene.
Three day workshops surround the conference. There are 8 exciting workshops both pre-conference and post-conference from which to choose. The Woodrow W. Carpenter Foundation will host some of the workshops with others at Northern Kentucky University and also at the A. O. Smith Corporation Laboratory. A. O. Smith can accommodate larger scale enameling.
The Enamelist Society thanks our sponsors for their genorosity and continued support.