Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Karon Leigh's work in Arizona Show

Institute member Karon Leigh has a work (pictured left) "Sewing Frightens Me" (pictured left) in the "Visual Interpretations" show at the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Visual artists have teamed with students from the University's creative writing program  who will read from their work at the opening reception.  The show opens March 1 and continues through April 15.  Opening reception is Tuesday, March 2 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the University's Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street, Tucson.  For more information call 520/626-3765 or go to:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Santa Fe one heart Magazine Interviews Jackie Butler

Jackie Butler is interviewed by Santa Fe one heart Magazine. Here is a link to the article . The interview discusses her life and her new business ArtGraze. Congratulations.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Art from the Heart Opening Successful

The Encaustic Art Institute's "Art from the Heart" opening was an outstanding success, with good attendance all afternoon and several sales.  The exhibition continues through February and March.  February viewing is by appointment.  Contact Douglas Mehrens at 505/424-6487. March hours are weekends from 1:00 - 6:00 PM and by appointment. The Institute is located just 18 miles south of Santa Fe on the scenic Turquoise Trail at 18 County Road 55 A (General Goodwin Road), Cerrillos, New Mexico.   Look for the yellow pyramid.

Gagel show sells out

Institute member Barbara Gagel's work is featured in "Silent Circles: The Healing," an exhibition at Ayer Lofts Gallery in Lowell, MA.  The gallery is located at 172 Middle Street and is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM - 4 PM.  The exhibition continues through February 26th.  Pictured is a scene from the opening.  The show has sold out.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Nanette Newbry at Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery

Institute member Nanette Newbry has a solo show at Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, 565 Grand Avenue, Carlsbad, CA Newbry’s recent work explores the subject of memory: she creates her own visual language depicting perceptions of events, beliefs and emotions. The exhibit opened January 28, 2010 and continues through March 18.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Casselman at Back Street Bistro

Institute member Lousie Casselman has a solo show at Santa Fe's Back Street Bistro through April 24th.  Catch her opening reception Friday, March 12, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  The Bisto is located at 513 Camino de los Marquez.  For more information: 505/982-3500.

Leigh takes first in Tucson "Fragments" show

Institute member Karon Leigh’s encaustic work is included in two exhibitions opening this weekend in Tucson, AZ.  

“FRAGMENTS,” which includes work by Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, opens with a reception Saturday, February 13 from 2 - 4 PM at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Gallery, 3482 E. River Rd.  The exhibition continues through March 1, 2010.  Gallery Hours are Mon. - Fri., 10am-4pm.  Leigh’s entry took first place in the competition.  For more information:

Leigh’s work is also included in “Four Seasons,” on exhibit from February 1st - March 31 at the University of Arizona’s Kachina Gallery.  Opening ceremony is February, 5 - 6 pm.  The Kachina Gallery is in the University’s Student Union Memorial Center, Level 3.  For more information:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Moriarty to talk at EAI

Renowned encaustic artist Laura Moriarty will talk about and show slides of her work Wednesday, February 3 at 5:30 PM at the Encaustic Art Institute.  The Institute is located at 18 County Road 55 A (General Goodwin Road), Cerrillos, New Mexico.  For directions and a map, visit:

Moriarty says her work "aims to create a textbook of geologic processes, as if each piece were a page from a reference book."  She is fascinated by the ability to manipulate wax, embedding sculptural elements then excavating to reveal what was buried. "Like rockfaces or archaeological sites, their layers reveal the history of their making and can be read like the lines of a story."

Moriarty (pictured left with heat gun) is teaching a four-day workshop at the Institute, sponsored by R & F Handmade Paints, a New York based company that manufactures encaustic paint and sells supplies for wax artists.