Thursday, October 6, 2011

National Exhibition Opens at EAI

NATIONAL EXHIBITION OPENS AT EAIThe Encaustic Art Institute (Institute) opens its first national juried exhibition Saturday, October 8th, with a reception in its Pyramid Gallery from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.

Juror for the exhibition was noted gallery owner Linda Durham, who helped establish contemporary art in Santa Fe. For more than 30 years, she owned and operated Durham Contemporary Art Gallery. Durham selected 40 paintings by 29 artists for the premier exhibition of what will become an annual national encaustic exhibition at the Institute.

Selected artists come from eleven states and are predominately women. Represented are Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. Durham will award Best of Show and Award of Excellence cash prizes for the exhibition.

New Mexico artists represented in the exhibition include Albuquerque residents Molly Geissman, Kate Palmo, Harriette Tsosie and Frederick Yost; Farmington resident Michael Billie; Santa Fe residents Guy Baldovi, Linda Fillhardt, Barbara Gagel, Sherry Ikeda, Teena Robinson, and Cherry Whitener Rohe; and Taos resident Paula Verona.

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.

Those who miss the opening reception can visit the exhibition weekends from 1:00 - 6:00 PM or by appointment through the end of October. Call 505/424-6487.

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