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Erica Konrad is an artist living and working in Nelson, British Columbia. Her background is a formal University education (BA Honours) in environmental studies, which has laid the foundation for her intense inspiration from the natural world. She is mostly self taught, working in oil, gouache, plaster and encaustic, having attended international workshops on the encaustic process & other disciplines. When not painting, she is teaching children earth art, teenagers painting and adults encaustic. She also helps design and build straw bale eco homes. She maintains an active studio practice creating artwork for public and private collections.

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A Thirsty Crow, Encaustic on panel. Erica Konrad. 

Michael Bowick is a master electrician, former electrical instructor at Selkirk College and green home builder with an emphasis on straw bale building.  Having extensive experience as an electrical contractor in the construction industry, he also has experience with solar energy and mitigating the risks associated with EMF. He is an advocate for green products, systems and natural home building, sharing his knowledge and experience leading educational workshops. His company Bowick Electric operates out of Nelson, BC. 



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Straw Bale Studio, constructed by Mike Bowick
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