THE CONVERGENCE SCHEDULED FOR 2/23/2024 IS POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS. WE WILL RECONVENE ON 3/15/2024.
Are you an artist craving a vibrant community that fuels your creativity? Look no further than the Creative Convergence Salon - where art, community, and inspiration come together in perfect harmony!
Join hosts TJ Walsh & Ekaterina Popova, on Friday, February 23rd in a dynamic collaboration between Bold Creatives Collective & CREATE! Magazine, for an experience that promises to ignite your creativity, elevate your network, and expand your artistic horizons.
Imagine the vibrant gatherings of 18th-century Parisian salons, where luminaries like Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau sparked intellectual revolutions.
These early salons provided a space for minds to meet, ideas to collide, and innovation to flourish.
The Creative Convergence Salon takes inspiration from these hallowed traditions, creating a contemporary platform for artists to unite, converse, and elevate their craft.
Each convergence includes a great blend of organic conversation and socializing—along with drinks and a snacks—and structured time to learn and elevate.
Photo credit: Emily Grace Photography
GET READY FOR SOMETHING
🌟 Unveil the Canvas of Connection 🌟
Step into the spirit of legendary art salons, where Picasso and Monet ignited creative revolutions. Join us as we resurrect this legacy, creating an inviting haven for kindred spirits to connect, engage, and inspire one another.
🍷 A Toast to Artistry 🍷
Raise your glass to the Creative Convergence! Sip on a cocktail, a glass of wine, or a mocktail and indulge in captivating conversations that traverse mediums, techniques, and the essence of artistic expression.
🎭 Resurgence of Artistic Camaraderie 🎭 Experience a bond that transcends time and space. Join the Creative Convergence Salon to share projects, exchange feedback, and collaborate on imaginative ventures.
🌱 Cultivate Growth Through Dialogue 🌱 Engage in thought-provoking discussions, workshops, and lectures that elevate your artistic journey. Enrich your mind, foster creativity, and embrace a space of artistic excellence.
🎉 Secure Your Place in History! 🎉
Be among the first to experience this extraordinary event. Join us as brushes meet banquets, canvases converse, and creative souls intertwine. Don't miss out on an evening that promises to shape your creative path.
Photo credit: Wide Eyed Studios/Ashley Smith
Photo credit: Emily Grace Photography
JOIN THE EVENT FOR JUST $40!
The Creative Convergence Salons feature:
✔ Collaborative Magic: Immerse yourself in a gathering that celebrates the power of connection. The Creative Convergence Salon is a place where artists & Creatives converge to collaborate, share, and inspire one another.
✔ Growth & Learning: Expect thought-provoking discussions, skill-sharing sessions, and workshops designed to nurture your artistic growth. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting, there's always something new to learn.
✔ Inspiration Everywhere: Surrounded by fellow creatives, you'll find inspiration in every corner. Share your artistic journey, discover new perspectives, and ignite your passion for creativity.
✔ Culinary Delights: Savor a delightful assortment of refreshments that mirror the spectrum of your imagination. Enjoy bites and libations that add flavor to your conversations.
Reserve your spot for $40. Spaces are limited, so secure your place at the Creative Convergence Salon today. Join us for an unforgettable evening of artistry, connection, & inspiration. Let's create a thriving community together, where creativity knows no bounds.
Hey! I'm TJ Walsh, an artist and artist-coach.
As someone who thrives in the company of artists and creatives, I've been reflecting deeply on what truly energizes me. What I've discovered is that my heart lies in building meaningful relationships, connecting people, and convening conversations that spark inspiration.
I know what it's like to be a creative person who is stuck and afraid to step out into the world and let others know what I'm really about. I know what it's like to feel like I'm not as good as others around me and decide that I should just take a back seat in the creative action.
I also know what it's like to have support, guidance, and acceptance from other artists, makers, and creators. I'm here to be that support, guide, and encourager for you.
Over time, I've realized that my own growth and creativity flourish when I'm invited into a vibrant community where the essence is mutual support, shared learning, and collective growth.
That's why I'm excited to introduce the concept of the Creative Convergence Salon. It's more than just a gathering; it's a space where artists come together to unite their diverse talents, learn from each other's journeys, and grow as a collective force.
Join me on this exciting journey of creative exploration and connection, where we'll celebrate the power of collaboration, conversation, and artistic synergy.
I am an internationally exhibited artist who has nurtured creativity in hearts and minds for decades. I received my BFA in graphic design and an MA in clinical counseling psychology. I regularly write and speak about art, culture, faith & mental health and I'm an expert in human relationships, human creativity, the creative process, fear, and procrastination.
Over the past 20 years, I've worked at the colorful intersection of creativity, art, therapy, and education. I'm an innovative, out-of-the-box artist, creative clinician and coach (Clini-Coach®) and Licensed Professional Counselor. My passion is to help you nurture your creative life so that you can be the powerhouse of an artist AND human you are created to be.
Before becoming a therapist and coach, I spent more than a decade working as a designer, art and creative director, and fundraising professional. I currently live in Philadelphia, PA with my partner and two sons, a dog and cat, and 65 houseplants, as well as a very robust and growing collection of artwork from emerging and rising artists.
Hello there! My name is Ekaterina Popova, and I am an artist originally from Russia, having moved to the U.S. as a teenager in 2001.
My creative process involves working with oil paints and watercolor, utilizing them to explore personal themes of home, belonging, and identity. Since earning my Bachelor's in Fine Art from Kutztown University in 2011, I have been on a rewarding adventure, expressing emotions and narratives through my art, and showcasing my paintings of interiors and nature in corners of the world, including the United States, the U.K., France, and Spain.
Inspired to foster a community for artists, I founded Create! Magazine and Art Queens. These platforms are dear to me, reflecting my commitment to building nurturing spaces where artists can connect and thrive. My desire to share knowledge and experience also led to the co-writing of "The Creative Business Handbook" and "The Complete Smartist Guide" with my friend Alicia Puig.
Coaching seemed a natural progression in my journey, offering me a gratifying avenue to support fellow creators, helping them navigate their individual paths and build lives and art careers on their own terms. Through 1:1 and group coaching programs, I work to facilitate a nurturing environment where artists can leverage their unique voices and visions and create success from the inside out.
I am thrilled to walk beside you in this dynamic community, fostering connections based on mutual respect and a shared passion for art.