Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"PULP” Opens at EAI

Paper + encaustic= interesting art!

The Encaustic Art Institute announces “Pulp,” an exhibition by its member artists working on or incorporating paper with their encaustic (pigmented wax) paint and medium.

The Institute hosts an opening reception Saturday, April 2, from 1:00 - 6:00 PM in its Pyramid Gallery.

The Institute is located at 18 County Road 55 A (General Goodwin Road), Cerrillos, NM. Take the historic Turquoise Trail--Highway 14--south from Santa Fe or north from Albuquerque. Look for the signs and flag.

“Pulp” continues throughout April and May. Those who miss the opening reception can visit the gallery weekends from 1:00 - 6:00 PM or by appointment.
Call 505/424-6487.

For more information about the non profit Encaustic Art Institute, visit: www.eainm.com and www.eainm.blogspot.com

Friday, March 25, 2011

Russell Thurston Makes Changes to June Workshop

Rusell's June Intermediate/Advanced Encaustic will be 2 days - June 11-12. Accordingly, the cost will be $350, inc. all materials.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thurston's Upcoming Workshop. Sign Up Now

Instructor: Russell Thurston
Friday, March 25 - Sunday, March 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This three-day class is for artists who have a basic understanding of encaustic technique and want to push their painting into brave new areas. You will learn a variety of new techniques that allow you to take the encaustic process well beyond basic layering and scraping. You’ll be amazed at how versatile and evocative the medium can be.
A brief overview of what we’ll cover:
• “Work That Surface” — This portion of the workshop will show you how to use specialized encaustic tools designed to make unique marks, smooth the surface or build up heavy texture
• “The Three ‘E’s’” — Etching, Engraving, and Embossing. You’ll learn various ways to achieve fine details using stencils that can give a hard edge or a soft, glowing atmosphere to your paintings
• “Oil Magic” — How to integrate oils, oil sticks and dry pigments into the working process. The range of looks that you can achieve by adding oils is phenomenal. It really is magical and can greatly expand the possibilities of your painting
• “It Came in 3-D!” — After you’ve mastered the two-dimensional encaustic surface, it’s time to move on to the many possibilities of three-dimensional encaustic work. Encaustic can make a fine sculptural medium, but only if you know its strengths and weaknesses. An overview of how to work with encaustic in three-dimensions.
About Russell Thurston
Russell Thurston lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, a writer, and his son, Max. Previously a photographer and illustrator in Chicago, IL, he has lived and painted in Santa Fe since 1996. During that time, he has had solo and group shows in Santa Fe, Chicago, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Kingston, Tucson, and the Haydon Arts Center in Lincoln, NE. He is on the Board of Directors of the Encaustic Art Institute. For more information, visit www.russellthurston.com.

• To sign up for workshops, go to the EAI website: http://www.eainm.com/eai_event_signup.html
• For more information call 505-424-6487.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Encaustic Arts Magazine Coming Soon Online

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the launching of the first Encaustic Arts Magazine!
During the initial subscription period, The Institute realized the hard version of the Encaustic Magazine was born ahead of its time. We quickly understood that to pay service to the quality of the Magazine and do it right, we would need a stronger foundation to spring from. Thus we have decided to publish it in the online format. This would make it available to everyone for free.
So, with great thanks, for those of you who have already subscribed, your refunds will be coming shortly.
Our website and blog site continue to grow and flourish, and will soon be the place to read the Encaustic Arts Online Magazine. Also, the weekend open houses are about to start April 2 and our 2011 workshop schedule is going strong. Follow us at www.eainm.com and eainm.blogspot.com

Friday, March 4, 2011

March and April Member Programs

March Members Program will be on March 20th (3rd Sunday) at 2 pm at Rusell Thurstons studio. 8 Caliente Place, Eldorado (S.F.) 505 466-1168. He will give a talk about his work and maybe a short demo of a new technique from upcoming workshops.

The April Program will be the regular 2nd Sunday - April 10th at 2 pm at EAI and will feature a talk/demo by Nancy Reyner.
Nancy is a very well-known artist, teacher and writer.

Diane Aldrich Kleiss in Three Exhibits

FACE UofA Exhibit at two venues: The Stone Dragon Gallery March 2-April 5
Opening March 5th 4-7pm
and Flux Gallery March 18 - April 1
Opening March 19th 5 -8 pm
She will have her new series 'Intimate Spaces' in each gallery.
5" square 17 pieces: 8 of the series at Stone Dragon and 9 at Flux
see postcard
AND...The International Encaustic Exhibit at the Tubac Art Center, AZ
Playing With Fire March 18 - May 1, 2011
Opening Reception Friday March 18, 5 - 7pm

For more information contact Diane M Kleiss www.dianealdrichkleiss.com

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Working Representationally in Encaustic

The Encaustic Art Institute is offering a three-day workshop on working representationally with encaustic. Instructor is acclaimed encaustic master, Francisco Benitez. Benitez studied academic painting techniques and anatomy/figure drawing at the Art Student's League in New York City. He holds a BFA degree from the Department of Art and Art History at the Uniersity of New Mexico and completed independent graduate study in Spain and elsewhere. He exhibits internationally and is reprsented in Santa Fe by Nuart Gallery.

Pictured above:" Lucrezia." Francisco Benitez. Encaustic/panel.

The workshop is slated for Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily. Cost is $525 with all materials included. There are a few remaining spaces available. To enroll, go to www.eainm.com and click on the PayPal button. Be sure to specify the name of the workshop.

The Institute is located at 18 County Road 55 A (General Goodwin Road) in Cerrollos, New Mexico, just south of Santa Fe, a major art market. Nearby bed and breakfasts offer unique lodging for a total New Mexico immersion experience.