Thursday, August 19, 2010


Artists working with encaustic (pigmented wax) explore the medium’s versatility in “New Dimensions,” opening with a reception from 1:00 - 6:00 PM Saturday, August 21 at the Encaustic Art Institute (Institute), Cerrillos, New Mexico. “We wanted the artists to break the 2-D boundary and explore their ideas
in three-dimensional form,” says Douglas Mehrens, Institute founder and
himself an encaustic artist. “And that’s what they did. They let go of
preconceived ideas, took risks, worked spontaneously, sculpted, painted,
used clay, concrete, plaster, fibers, found objects and more creating
works for this show.” Exhibiting artists are from 12 states and three
foreign countries.
The Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching, promoting
and exhibiting encaustic work. It’s located just 18 miles south of Santa Fe
at 18 County Road 55A (General Goodwin Road), Cerrillos, Operating
hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 - 6:00 PM and by
“New Dimensions” continues through September 12. For more
information, visit and or call

Monday, August 9, 2010

Come to the Upcoming Gala

For more information or to RSVP - 505/424-6487