Saturday, January 29, 2011

Encaustic Arts magazine... coming soon.

Get ready to be wowed. The Encaustic Arts Institute will begin publishing Encaustic Arts magazine quarterly, beginning this spring. Here are the details. Subscribe now at

Hearts Aflame at the EAI

Looking for a unique Valentine's experience and gift?  Take a drive on the historic Turquoise Trail (Highway 14 south from Santa Fe, north from Albuquerque) to the Encaustic Art Institute.  We're having a one day only Valentine's exhibition--"Hearts Aflame!' Saturday, February 12, from 1:00 - 6:00 PM--just in time to purchase a unique gift for that special someone in your life.    The Institute is located at  18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos.  Look for the landmark Pyramid Gallery--the yellow triangle you can see from the road.  Can't make it on the 12th?  The Institute is also open by appointment: 505/424-6487.

Josie Rodriguez accepted into two juried shows.

San Diego artist Josie Rodriguez was accepted for the Cannon Art Gallery 2011 Juried Biennial in Carlsbad CA. Her encaustic piece, Salt Flats II (right) was selected and is one in a series using sumi ink, salt and wax. The show runs January 30-March 18, 2011.

Burnt Offerings an encaustic piece was also juried into the Tubac Center of the Arts national juried show, Playing with Fire. March 18- May 2, 2011.

Nanette Newbry in Cannon Art Gallery Show

Nanette has been selected for the Cannon Art Gallery 2011 Juried Biennial Exhibition in Carlsbad, CA. Jan. 30 – March 18, 2011

Over the past ten years, the Cannon Art Gallery Juried Exhibitions have become an important showcase for the work of both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. Jurors: Peter Frank, Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum and art critic for the Huffington Post, and Larry Baza, Co-Director of Noel-Baza Fine Art in San Diego.

Nanette was featured in an article in studio 2055 about the show.

Diane Aldrich Kleiss and Yvonne Prisble in Encaustic Shows

Diane Kleiss and Ynonne Prisble were juried into the International Encaustic Exhibit PLAYING WITH FIRE at the Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ. Show runs March 18th - May 1st, 2011 with the opening on March 18th, 5-7. Diane's Seed Pod (right)

Diane was juried into the exhibit IN THIS MOMENT sponsored by FACE UofA at the Flux Gallery, Tucson, AZ. with my "Intimate Spaces" series. Exhibit runs March 18 to April 2, 2011, opening March 19, 5 - 8 pm. For more information

Yvonne has been accepted in Contents show Adventures In Art. Opens 3/5, Tucson AZ For more information

Monday, January 24, 2011

More News of EAI Member Artist

Jackie Butler will have encaustic monotypes in a show at the New Arts Gallery in Litchfield, CT in March.

- ArtGraze (Jackie Butler) , Samuel Design Group, and Feng Shui for Real Life Present: "The Language of Flowers: Flowers + Fine Art + Feng Shui = Interior Design at Its Best".

Date: February 14, 2011 (Valentines Day) Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm

Place: Samuel Design Group, 703 Camino de Familia Loft 3101 in the SF Railyard District behind Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Seating limited. RSVP Required. 505.466.3624

• Encaustic Painter, Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso of Friday Harbor, Washington, has been accepted into the 2011 CVG Show, a state-wide juried art show held at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, WA. Her artwork, a painting titled “Birches – in Repose” is one of 129 artworks chosen from over 700 works submitted by artists throughout Washington State by exhibition juror Dennis Peacock. Mr. Peacock is a sculptor and Professor emeritus from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who is now based in Shelton, WA. Accepted artists will be competing for $6,000+ in cash prizes plus potential purchase awards and will be on display at CVG during the month of February.

More News of EAI Member Artist

In Tucson, EAI Members Ynonne Prisble, Diane Kleiss, Diane Haug, Sherrie Posternak, Nancy Evans are in a show at Hacienda Del Sol Jan. 30 to March.

News of EAI Member Artists

Karon Leigh has work at the Tucson International Airport now thru Feb 11th, 2011 in a show with 2 other artists titled, "Dream Scapes".

An interview and studio visit with EAI member, Margaret Berry, produced by Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, a PBS affiliate.

Guy Baldovi's and Fionna Buck’s work can now be found at New Mexico Creates

Molly Geissman in two upcoming shows:

-Voice in Encaustic, The Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St Louis Community College, Jan 21-Feb 18/11. Artists are Pamela Blum, Miles Conrad and Molly Geissman.

-Sixth Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ, opening 3/5/11, artists are listed at Both are listed on my site:

Friday, January 21, 2011


The Encaustic Art Institute opens its first exhibition of 2011 with “Hearts Aflame,” Saturday, February 12 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM in its Pyramid Gallery, 18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos, NM. Take the historic Turquoise Trail Highway 14--south from Santa Fe or north from Albuquerque.

Member artists working in the 2000 year old encaustic (pigmented wax) medium offer traditional and contemporary interpretations of burning love. This one day only exhibition is an opportunity to purchase a unique, affordable gift for someone you love.

Russell Thurston (image right).

“Hearts Aflame” continues throughout February and March. Those who miss the opening reception can visit the gallery by appointment. Call 505/424-6487.

For more information about the non profit Encaustic Art Institute, visit: and

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

February Workshops at the Institute

The Encaustic Art Institute is offering two workshops in February for beginning artists as well as artists working in other media but longing to learn about encaustic.

"Touched with Fire," a two-day beginning encaustic workshop is being offered Saturday, February 12 - Sunday February 13. Instructor is Harriette Tsosie, founder of New Mexico Wax and current president of the Encaustic Art Institute. Tsosie holds a BA from Kalamazoo College, with a major in English Literature and a minor in Art. She was awarded a Light Scholarship for study in France after her sophomore year of college and upon graduation studied advanced painting with Jules Kirschenbaum at Drake University for several years.

Tsosie has been working with encaustic for eight years, studying beginning encaustic with Ellen Koment, intermediate with R and F Paints, and advanced with Paula Roland. In her workshop, students will learn how to work safely with encaustic, basic layering and scraping techniques, how to use the torch and the heat gun, and simple transfer and embedding techniques. Students will take home two or three completed paintings.Pictured is "Whisper," a work from Tsosie's current series, " Oriental Essence." It is 24" x 24", encaustic on panel.

"Encaustic and Wax Resist," is slated for Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27. Instructor Kim Bernard, a founding member of New England Wax, holds a BFA degree from Parsons School of design and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has studied in France and Japan and currently teaches at the Maine College of Art. She came to encaustic painting as a sculptor, attracted by the viscous quality of the wax and the ability to work with it in many ways with various tools. A lifelong dancer, in her current body of work Bernard attempts to capture movement. In her workshop, students will learn Bernard's trade secrets for incorporating wax markings, gestural strokes, stamping, folding, batik and resist dyeing--a blend of traditional wax resist methods with contemporary encaustic techniques.

Pictured above is Bernard's ""Stamps and Orbs," Encaustic/panel. 36" x 48."

Thursday, January 6, 2011

EAI Christmas Party 2011

Founder, Doug Mehrens far right, making a presentation to EAI members at the annual Christmas Party.