THANK YOU, All first edition artists, galleries, shops, & collectors!

I just wanted to let you know I received the issues of Salann number 1 and am very happy with the final results. Thank you again for your help with getting the issues delivered to me and keep up the great work! This is a great way to show artists work in our region!

Kevin Roeper

You’ve done a great job, and every time I look at it, I get more impressed by the quality of the work.  Kudos!

Laurence S

Happy Thanksgiving Connie! Lots of love to you!

I appreciate all you have done and the beautiful
Magazine! ❤️
Debra Magellan

My magazine just arrived and it’s wonderful! So glad you’re looking out for us. Thanks for the update and happiest of holidays to you and yours.

Kari Rives
I received the copies. They look great!
Tobias Inigo

I received my copies today, thank you. The magazine looks great.

Steve Miller

Thank you Connie. The magazine looks really good!

David Heseltine
Congratulations on launching your first edition!!!  I personally thank you on completing an unimaginably Herculean task that will benefit all Colorado artist!!!  I can not begin to understand how you and your staff organized,  managed and executed publishing a magazine that gives the most artists ever a unique opportunity to “voice” who they are visually!!!
I will definitely be there with my friends to celebrate this joyful, historic Meet & Greet Party!!!
With gratitude,
Robert Doi

Super excited for the arrival of the first issue of Salann Magazine and I’m delighted to be part. I’m also quite impressed with the online platform you are creating for artists. It’s awesome. As a newly emerging artist I’m truly grateful for the creative and high-tech approach you are taking to help artists with marketing and exposure. Thank you!

Teresa Anne Volgenau
Your labor of love has been rewarded. The magazine (beautiful, even in draft form) reflects the energy and sincerity of purpose driving this awesome enterprise. How could the artists represented here not share in your joy with a very open mind?

You are a gifted and multifaceted artist whose expertise is laced with warmth and sensitivity. I trust you. Thank you again for your invaluable help.

Carol Kay

Hi Connie- just wanted to let you know the magazines arrived. Looks great. Thanks so much

Robin Goodstein

Thank you! Got them…they are beautiful. Congratulations

Yvonne Hamby

I just got the magazines and they look wonderful. Thank you for your follow through and effort.

William Rhodes

I am so impressed with the artistic beauty of the 1st and 2nd editions!! Your concept of artists helping artists matches me so well. Looking forward, and working diligently.

Julie (Jewels) Clark

I received my first edition today! I am thrilled! Its really good.

Lana Fultz

Thank you for your efforts and great work.

Frances Listou


By Elise Rugolo

37″x25″ Acrylic and Collage on Paper. 2017

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We are proud to highlight the work of Elise Rugolo on the cover of our first issue!

Representation by Sager Braudis Gallery Columbia, MO and Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA

Elise Rugolo is a mixed-media painter who celebrates the physicality of her artwork through an exploration of various media and layering of imagery. Her paintings are abstract, with references to natural and man-made structures. Her use of pattern and rhythm, as well as a calligraphic style of mark making and brushstrokes, is suggestive of dance or motion borne out of a sense of urgency. She often combines both geometric and organic forms in a painting. She does not shy away from color, and generally favors a vivid and expressive palette.

Her father, professor emeritus at University of Missouri, was an early influence in her creative development. A printmaker, he sometimes cut up his extra silkscreen prints and refigured them into collaged pieces--a process that has been engrained in her own work, as she often includes collage elements within her compositions. In some of her recent encaustic paintings, the collage elements are so deeply embedded in the wax that they lose their original identity, adding an elusive, mysterious quality to the image.

Elise has an MFA in painting and drawing from Arizona State University and received her BFA in painting from the University of Iowa. In keeping with her love of motion, she has lived all over the USA, and has recently returned to her hometown of Columbia, Missouri. Her work has been in numerous juried and invitational shows. She offers workshops and private classes in mixed media and the encaustic technique. She is currently represented by Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Learn the ancient painting technique of Encaustic in one-day workshops ($150) or one-on-one sessions ($30 an hour). Includes materials.

In the Basics of Encaustic Workshop (or one-on-one session), students learn the foundations of the medium, such as building up layers of wax; fusing processes using heat guns, torches, and irons; and the scraping, removal, and manipulation of the wax with a variety of tools. The students will build upon these skills to explore translucent/opaque and smooth/textured surfaces. They will become familiar with encaustic terminology, materials, and studio safety.

The Advanced Encaustic Workshop (or one-on-one session) is designed for the student who has already completed the Basics course. Students will learn ways to combine mixed media with the Encaustic technique, such as collage (paper and fabric), photos, transfers, drawing media, and basic printmaking techniques. Students will be encouraged to explore a variety of media in one piece of artwork and to build upon a personal concept or vision.

To register or ask any questions regarding these classes, please contact Elise via her contact page on this site.