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October 29, 2017 - Debra Claffey Artist Demonstration

on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:22am
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Buttonwoods Museum
240 Water Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Debra Claffey demonstrated layering encaustic with pigment sticks to create an abstract still life on October 29 at the Buttonwoods Museum, generating much enthusiasm for experimental artwork.

Claffey is a visual artist who uses encaustic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and an Associate's Degree in Horticultural Technology from the University of New Hampshire.

Claffey’s work has won several awards and, in 2011, she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. She also writes a blog, Making Something Out of Nothing.

In June 2013, she organized her first curated exhibition, Natura Viva: Flora Fauna and Us at ArtCurrent Gallery in Provincetown in conjunction with The Seventh International Encaustic Conference. This year she has once again curated an exhibition, The Space Between Shadow and Light, for the Eleventh International Encaustic Conference.

Claffey is a Past-President of New England Wax, and Past President of the NH Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Raised in Connecticut, educated in Massachusetts, she now lives and works in New Boston, New Hampshire. More about her work can be found at:

Our Artist demos are free to GHAA members, a donation of $5 is requested of non-members.