Thursday, September 23, 2010

Leslie Sobel Teaching Encaustic

Leslie Sobel is teaching encaustic workshops at the brand new Milan Art Center in Milan, Michigan. There are 3 upcoming workshops
Encaustic & Collage on Oct 10
Encaustic - Incorporating Digital November 14
Encaustic - 3D December 12
all workshops run noon-4pm more info here:

You can also find her work at two new venues - the Toledo Museum of Art Store And Artistica Gallery, Dexter MI

Second Annual Gala and Auction Succeeds

Many thanks to the more than 30 artists who donated work to the Encaustic Art Institute's Second Annual Gala and Auction. The two part auction proved popular with attendees, who purchased seven works in the prix fixe ($250) portion and bid on and purchased six works in the silent auction. Gross income including art sales, tickets and several donations was approximately $5,200 about double last year's event. Attendees enjoyed jazz by the Body and Soul Trio and food prepared by founders Douglas and Adrienne Mehrens. The weather cooperated, providing a warm, starry evening so everyone present could view and bid on the art, relax on the patio and listen to the music. Thanks to one and all for your participation. Let's double our take again next year! Photo: Silent auction collaboration by EAI members Nicki Marx and Paula Verona. Slate, feathers, encaustic on panel.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Call for Submissions: Paper & Encaustic!

Texas Wax has posted a new item, 'Call for Submissions: Paper & Encaustic!' Haley Nagy and Catherine Nash are co-writing a book that illuminates and presents contemporary international artists who combine paper and encaustic in innovative and diverse ways. We will be curating from artists who are committed to paper (i.e. not just one or two works) and encaustic and are exploring inspirational ways of integration. You may view the latest post at

Haley Nagy

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gala Celebrates Encaustic, the art of pigmented wax.

The Encaustic Art Institute celebrates the ancient art of encaustic with a contemporary exhibition at its Second Annual Gala and Art Auction, Saturday, September 18, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Tickets are just $25/person and the ticket price can be applied to the purchase of a work of art.

There will be a fine selection of artworks smaller than 12” x 12” available at the fixed price of $250. Attendees can also bid on larger works during our silent auction.”

The Institute and its Pyramid Gallery are located just 18 miles south of Santa Fe at 18 County Road 55A (General Goodwin Road), Cerrillos, New Mexico (north of the historic village of Cerrillos). Take the scenic Turquoise Trail (Highway 14) from either north from Albuquerque or south from Santa Fe.

Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, go to the Institute’s web site at and use Paypal or snail mail a check to: Encaustic Art Institute, 18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos, NM 87010. The ticket purchase is the reservation.

For more information about the Encaustic Art Institute, visit: or its blog at

For an invitation or more information about the Gala email or call 505.424.6487.