Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New on the NAMTA website

A little shout-out from the folks at NAMTA! Thanks for the plug!

"Random House Inc./Watson-Guptill Publications introduces New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook: Materials, Techniques and Contemporary Applications for Today’s Artist. Scheduled to be on sale on July 14, 2009, this book has everything that an artist, from beginner to professional, needs to know for a thorough understanding of the varied ways acrylics can be used to create incredible effects. Author Rheni Tauchid, head of product development at Tri-Art, places special emphasis on documenting a variety of paint and medium combinations, showing side-by-side comparisons how such ‘recipes’ can alter and affect the final result. For more information, email ksmall@randomhouse.com or visit www.watsonguptill.com."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

oh...and just to be clear...

This statement:

"RHENI TAUCHID is the head of product development at Tri-Art, a manufacturer of acrylic artist paints and mediums. An accomplished artist, she conducts workshops and lectures on acrylics throughout the United States and Canada."

is actually not true. I'm not exactly sure how my bio became this short and or this inaccurate. But as you all know, once something is out there on the internet, it's pretty much out there for good.

For accuracy's sake, I would like to set the record straight and tell you that I am not, in fact, head of product development at Tri-Art. That is actually Steve Ginsberg's job, as head dude of pretty much everything that goes on there. I help out. I lend my voice, perform tests, give suggestions, and have my finger in a few of the pies there....but just my finger, not my whole hand, and it's not my pie either.

The rest of the brief bio is more or less fine. Although rather than use the word "accomplished", I think "sporadic" is more factual, given that I've been spending the last several years writing and promoting books and not spending nearly as much time painting as I ought to be. That will be changing...my studio is nearly completely set up at home and I look forward to continuing my acrylic adventure therein.

upcoming events...tentative dates this fall

So far, these dates are tentative and I will amend them as soon as I have confirmation on dates and venues.

Book Event:

October 15-18, 2009
Pasadena, California: Learning & Product Expo: Art!
I will be giving workshops, promoting Tri-Art Acrylics, and both New Acrylics books

October 22-24, 2009
Vancouver, BC
CSEA/BCATA conference
Potential workshops and book events

October 25-30, 2009
Edmonton & Calgary, Alberta
workshops hosted by The Paint Spot in Edmonton.
potential workshops and book events in Calgary.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Also present at the Wallack's Kingston book launch, meet Jonathan Sugarman, photographer extraordinaire who did the work for both The New Acrylics and New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook. Check out his website for more examples of his work!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wallack's KINGSTON Book Launch

Friday: July 24th, 4-7pm.

Come join me for punch and delicious cake in my home town! I will have some acrylic art pieces on view and will be there to sign books, talk paint and give acrylic advice! Hope to see you there!

Wallack's KINGSTON

Wallack's KINGSTON Event facebook page

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wallack's OTTAWA Event Facebook Page

Sign in for the kick off to the book tour signing in Ottawa! Visit this facebook page to let me know if you will be attending. Got an acrylic paint question? I'll be happy to talk paint with you!

Wallack's OTTAWA Event Facebook Page

Correction: Wallack's OTTAWA booklaunch

I oopsed...

Was advertising the Wallack's booklaunch as taking place at the Bank street location, when it will, in fact, be at the Nepean location. I have amended the original post which now has the correct information. Sorry about that and hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tri-Art custom sets at Learning & Product show

Those of you attending Learning and Product Expo: Art! in Chicagoland next month, check out the Tri-Art products that will be for sale at the Jack Richeson & Co. booth. There will be some Tri-Art Liquid Acrylics custom sets (designed for my workshops) as well as a 15pc Tri-Art Mediums set, a great accompaniment to both my New Acrylics books.

Purchase your fresh off the press ADVANCED COPY of the new book. Available at this show BEFORE THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Book Signings, Workshops & Demos

Looking to book some book signings, workshops and/or demos.
So far my schedule is taking me to Illinois and Ontario in July.
I'll be out in BC and Alberta this fall with the possibility of a brief California visit.
Have paint will travel!

Get in touch via email to set up an event in your town or venue!

Reviews, Testimonials...Bring it on!

Book publicity, I have found, is a tricky and murky thing. Having stumbled into authorship quite by accident and finding that daunting (but fun), I'm going to give self-promotions a go, and see where that takes me.

I could count on the success of the first book to shine it's glow on the second thereby giving it a head start by mere association...realistically, however, I'm neither that presumptuous nor that optimistic. Which brings me to the point of this entry. Time to put together an enticing, zippy, and utterly impossible to dismiss press kit! The thought of it exhausts me already, but I'm counting on my research skills and obsessive cataloging of reader feedback to help with the initial outlay.

Should any of you kind readers feel that you have some words to contribute to this endeavor, I would be ridiculously thrilled, and extremely grateful.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Book Launch in Ottawa!

Mark your calendars and join me at the Nepean Wallack's Art Supply store in Ottawa.

When: Friday, July 17th 2009, 4-8pm

What: Book signing, paint playing, wine and cheese.

Where: 3657 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 596-1001

Website: https://www.wallacks.com/booklaunch.php

Learning and Product Expo: Art!

Coming up in the Chicago area next month!

I will be offering the following workshops at the Learning and Product Expo: Art!
July 10-12th, in Lisle, Illinois.

  1. The Naked Truth about Acrylics
  2. Sculptural Acrylics
  3. Speed Dating with Acrylic Mediums
visit their website for more information on the workshops, how much, how to get there, and what else will be going on! Terrific deals on art supplies!!!


In anticipation of the release of my new book, this blog will be a place for comments, reviews, musings and event listings.

Thanks for visiting!