Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Michelle Belto to Teach Encaustic Workshop in Tuscon

SAZWAX (the Southern Arizona Chapter of IEA) is happy to announce that Michelle Belto, Texas artist and instructor is coming to Tucson, Az Feb 6, and the 7th to teach a nine hour intensive workshop with wax and handmade paper. Michelle Belto will be including instruction on her unique techniques including toning with alcohol inks and pastels, line edge and surface textural enhancers. She will also be teaching us how to make paper and how to use it as alternative to accept encaustic. The class be geared to intermediate and advanced students. Please contact Lisa Mishler 520-742-0411 or email lisa@lisamishler.com for complete description including costs and supplies needed.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News From Member Sheary Cough Suiter of Colarado

1. Announcement: I have been awarded a Pikes Peak Arts Council MicroGrant! Yippee and thank you PPAC! The funds will go toward completing the ventilation system in the encaustic studio. 2. Please come see me and many other fine artists this weekend at the 12th Annual Bemis School of Fine Art Faculty Show and Sale, 818 Pelham Place, Colorado Springs: Fri Nov 30, 4 - 8p Sat Dec 1, 9a - 5p Sun Dec 2, 10a - 3p Great opp to purchase holiday gifts of fine art and/or gift certificates for future encaustic painting workshops. The Colorado College Arts and Crafts Sale will be going on at same time, right across the street at Worner Campus Center- 902 N. Cascade Ave. 3. Painting with Encaustics Workshop reminder: the last one at my studio for 2012, three spaces remaining: Sunday, December 9th, 10a - 3p, $95, includes all materials and paints, for all levels, beginners to experienced. Don't miss out, as I'll be traveling Jan - March, so there won't be another opportunity to play in the waxy studio with me until late March. Please email or call me today to hold your space; your own artwork created in this class makes great holiday gifts for friends and family. So do Workshop Gift Certificates! 4. Fare Bella Gallery, 16 Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs: 100 for $100 Holiday Art show and Sale. Opening Reception this Friday, Nov 30th 6 - 9p. But many of the 100 are already up on the gallery walls, including my own, which are priced at $100 but usually would be priced higher. Shop early! 5. BAC (Business of Arts, Manitou Springs) invitational exhibition: "The Artist's Studio: Innovation, Ideas, Methods and Materials from Fine Art Adult Educators." First Friday, 6 - 9p, December 7th, (cash bar, food, live entertainment); runs through January 27th. Hope to see you at the opening! Whew! Exciting times in the Springs' art world! Thanks for your support of local artists. Please forward this email to others; please let me know if you'd rather not receive these periodic updates. smiles, Sheary -- Sheary Clough Suiter 719 694 6753 www.backdoordesigns.com http://untetheredartists.wordpress.com/

Monday, November 19, 2012

EAI Holiday Show

The Encaustic Art Institute Gallery will be open November, December and January (by appointment only) for a wonderful Members Show. We currently have over 140 members who are on a rotating basis in this show. Come and enjoy the largest selection of encaustic artwork in the area. Santa Fe is a wonderful holiday destination and we are an easy 20 minutes south from downtown Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail. The best way for directions is to log on to EAINM.com. We can be reached at Mehrens@EAINM.com or by phone 505-424-6487. Happy Holidays, Douglas Mehrens, Encaustic Art Institute. Image by Willow Bader, “Adagio, Piano.”

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Francesca Saveri: Art News

Details of Francesca's upcoming shows: tiny small pieces under $400 @ STUDIO Gallery 1815 Polk St. SF, CA Nov. 8th - Dec. 23rd, 2012 Opening: Sun, Nov. 11th, 2-6pm Holiday for the Arts @ Olive Hyde Gallery 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 Gala: Fri, Nov. 30th 5:30-9:00pm Sat, Dec. 1st & Sun, Dec. 2nd 2012, 10am-5pm Fine Art & Gift Sale: Berkeley 1301 California St.- upper level (across from Monterey Market) Berkeley, CA Sat, Nov. 24th & Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2012, 10am-6pm Balance: A Juried Exhibit @ Jeffrey Leder Gallery 2137 45th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101 Nov. 8th - Dec 9th, 2012 Opening: Sun, Nov. 11th, 5-7pm Fri, Sat & Sun 12-6pm francescasaveriportfolio.com or email Francesca Saveri at fsaveri@sbcglobal.net

Ellen Koment workshops in Florida and Santa Fe

From Ellen Koment: Come with us to Florida this winter, for fun in the sun, and to learn about encaustic! INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC •Jan 11,12,13, 2013 •DelRay Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, Florida •This Three day workshop will be an introduction, if you haven't done encaustic before, or you need a refresher on basic techniques, For more advanced encaustic painters, it will be an opportunity to enhance your work with a variety of new techniques. Individual instruction and criticism will help you move your encaustic painting to a new level. •The workshop will cover all the basics, including information about how to make paint, about the commercial paints and their applications, about supports, grounds and techniques: paint application, fusing, glazing, inscribing and mixed media approaches.safety, materials, demos of applying paint, glazing, fusing, How to get that smooth surface! Learn some new techniques: Introducing mixed media, working with oil bar, pigment, creating lines and texture and image transfer. We will emphasize how these techniques can be developed to create a unique encaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) how to create glaze layers, as well as some special techniques like inscribing and using dry pigment..and, you will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers. •For people with encaustic experience or significant painting experience in other media, it will be an opportunity to take your work to the next level •Fee $540, which includes most materials except panels. A materials list will be provided, with things you might like to have! •Contact Delray Center for the Arts In Santa Fe: INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC •SAT, DEC 1st •And More: Sun, Dec 2nd •Take either day, or both! DECEMBER 1(Sat) : Introduction to Encaustic •The workshop will cover all the basics, including information about how to make paint, about the commercial paints and their applications, about supports, grounds and techniques: paint application, fusing, glazing, inscribing and mixed media approaches.safety, materials, demos of applying paint, glazing, fusing, How to get that smooth surface! Learn some new techniques: Introducing mixed media, working with oil bar, pigment, creating lines and texture and image transfer. We will emphasize how these techniques can be developed to create a uniqueencaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) how to create glaze layers, as well as some special techniques like inscribing and using dry pigment..and, you will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers. DECEMBER 2 (Sun); •continue from Saturday, or, use this day to improve your technique •Many people stay at a certain level with their encaustic painting because they see working at a larger scale, or changing their approach, as intimidating. It does present certain challenges, but when you understand how to overcome them, it can be a richly rewarding experience. This workshop will allow you to work up to 16" x 16". It will address all aspects of working larger, from the planning and drawing stages, through preparation of the surface; understanding temperature control and how it facilitates working larger, handling color and glazing, as well as special effects, and finishing. A number of new techniques will be presented: use of dry pigment and oil paint on incised line, mixed media approaches, basic color and glaze theory, creating texture and working with photographic and other mixed media. This workshop will be held near downtown Santa Fe. •For details about all workshops, click here CONTACT Ellen Koment email: airstudio@copper.net or call 505-501-4620

Encaustic Supplies for Sale

Kit Hevron Mahoney has a complete encaustic set up, practically new that she wants to sell. She can send pictures and have attached a list of what is for sale. She is wanting $750 or best offer for $1200 worth of materials. EmailAddr: kitmahoney@yahoo.com Phone: 303-549-1857 FOR SALE •R&F Encaustic Paints 104 ml regular cakes (Barely used) Neutral White, Indigo Series 2, Burnt Sienna Series 1,Burnt Umber Series 1, Ultramarine, Blue Series 2, Cerulean Blue Series 6, French Mauve Bluish Series 5, Cobalt Deep Violet Series 6, Cobalt Blue Series 5, Cad Yellow Light Series 4 Indian Yellow Series 3, Phtalo Blue Series2, Alizaron Crimson Series 4, Pthalo Turquoise Series 2, Paynes Grey Series 2, Iridescent Copper, Rose Madder Series 4, Sap Green Series 3, Cad Green Series 4, Cad Red Light Series 5, Cad Red Deep Series 5, Mars Yellow Light Series 1, Cad Orange Series 4 Tools •1 Thermometer Perfect for reading the temperature of encaustic palette/heated surfaces •4 rectangular palette cups : hold 104 ml used •5 Round palette cups us

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Call for Entries

The Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, AZ is posting a call to artists for entries for their 8th Annual Encaustic Invitational. For submission guidelines go to http://www.conradwildegallery.com/submissions.html

Encaustic Art Institute 2nd Annual 2012 Juried Encaustic Exhibit

The Juried Exhibition opening was very impressive to view and there was a wonderful turn out of patrons and artists. The jurors took careful consideration in picking Best of Show and the Award of Excellence. They said it was very difficult to choose the winners from such a wide range of talent and diverse skills. The winners are: Best of Show - Michelle Schaefer with "Expand" and the Award of Excellence - Holly Wilson with "If I Were". • We were delighted with the exhibition artists that made the trip to be part of the opening or visited during the show; from New York, Arizona, Colorado and Alaska to name a few. Two of the weeks that the exhibit was hanging, EAI was involved in a Studio Tour that included 29 studios/galleries. We combined efforts in advertising throughout Albuquerque and Santa Fe. EAI averaged 30-40 people a day throughout those two weekends. We also had many appointments during non-hours of the gallery. The show was an opportunity to experience and purchase the best encaustic juried art in our area. For those who had never heard of or seen encaustic work, as well as those who were veterans of the medium - the exhibit was inspiring. • We sold five paintings during the exhibition. • We have included a video that was shot of the exhibit from a member/exhibit artist. Susan Delgalvis from Alaska shot this video using her Ipad during morning hours in the gallery, hence some of the skylight shadows are visible on the paintings, but be assured they are not seen during our open hours. Click here to view the video. • Some paintings had already sold, so she has added them to the end of the video. We are very appreciative of her taking the time and filling our need, and her husband Andrew for taking the time to edit it! We also have photos of the exhibit on our Facebook, Blog and Website. • We appreciate all of you who wished to be part of this Exhibit and thank you for your patience and understanding with our learning/expanding growing-curve. Sincerely, Douglas & Adrienne Mehrens Encaustic Art Institute EAINM.com Mehrens@eainm.com

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Upcoming Workshop

Join artists Michael Billie and Harriette Tsosie for an adventure into the world of wax, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday November 11 at Harriette's Albuquerque studio. You can sign up for either day, or both days. Or, you can participate Saturday and then decide if you want to continue on Sunday. We're flexible. This two day workshop is your oppportunity to explore the wonderful medium of encaustic and the techniques of eco printing, rusting and collage. For more details contact: hftsosie@gmail.com michael@michaelbillie.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

National Juried Show Awards

Congratulations go out to the following who entered and made it into the final selection of the National Juried Encaustic Exhibit. Awards given for Best of Show and for Award of Excellence. This year Michelle Schaefer from Minnesota won Best of Show with her painting, "Expand". (on the right)
Holly Wilson from Oklahoma won the Award of Excellence for her sculpture/painting "If I Were". (on the left)
We appreciate all of you who entered this year's show. It was a remarkable representation of encaustic work. The show will hang at the Encaustic Art Institute through the end of October. Douglas Mehrens Encaustic Art Institute EAINM.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SECOND NATIONAL EXHIBITION OPENS AT EAI

Dear Members, We would love for you to be here for the opening of this dynamic show. The diversity and level of talent is exciting. Artists who made it in the show are flying in from all over the nation. If you can't make it Saturday, come out and see us during the Madrid & Cerrillos studio tour - Oct. 6,7 and Oct. 13, 14. SECOND NATIONAL EXHIBITION OPENS AT EAI The Encaustic Art Institute (Institute) opens its second national juried exhibition Saturday, September 22 with a reception from 1:00 - 6:00 PM at the Institute’s Pyramid Gallery.
Jurors for the exhibition were painter Ellen Koment and Mark Di Prima, Sales Director for Zane Bennett Gallery. They narrowed the entries to 51 paintings from 43 artists which will be included in the exhibition. Best of Show and Award of Excellence will be named at the reception, with the Best of Show artist receiving a cash prize of $250 and Award of Excellence, $100. Images from some of the exhibition’s artists are attached. New Mexico artists represented in the exhibition include Albuquerque resident Harriette Tsosie; Santa Fe residents Guy Baldovi and John Schaeffer; and Taos resident Michael Carter. 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. For more information about the non profit Encaustic Art Institute, visit: www.eainm.com and www.eainm.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012

EAI Gala Raffle Prizes

Hi Members, I wanted to forward you this years September 15th Gala raffle items to get everyone excited. You do not need to be present to win, which makes it easy to participate. And, they are only $5 each! You can pay with credit cards through Pay Pal on our website www.eainm.com , but Pay Pal requires a $25 minimum. If paying by Pay Pal, please send or email the form. If you wish to pay by check, send it to us with the form or email the form letting us know you are paying by check. Encaustic Art Institute
18 County Road 55A
Cerrilllos, NM 87010
Mehrens@EAINM.com

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 #1 2-night stay at Historic La Posada de Taos: Taos, NM. Value: $500 (Brad Malone/Michael Carter) 

 #2 "Hot Box" from Paula Roland and Open Studio LLC. Encaustic monotype printing. Value $300 #3 Contemporary Sterling Silver and Copper pendant, highlighting two "crazy lace agate" cabochons. Necklace is brown/black high polished stones. Matching earrings. Value $225 Adrienne Mehrens

#4 Beautiful Inlaid wine opener by Santa Fe Stoneworks Value $100 #5 One year membership to the Encaustic Art Insititute Value $100 #6 $100 gift certificate from Enkaustikos, encaustic art supplies #7 $100 gift certificate from Enkaustikos, encaustic art supplies #8 $100 gift certificate from Artisan's Santa Fe/Albuquerque #9 Dinner for two at Cowgirls in Santa Fe #10 One Hour Massage/ Beautiful Skin, Santa Fe Value $80 Best regards, Encaustic Art Institute Douglas Mehrens Encaustic Art Institute 18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos, NM 87010 505-424-6487

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

EAI Gala 2012

2012 EAI Gala

Monday, August 13, 2012

EAI Juried Show

To download the brochure, go to http://eainm.com/EAIJuriedExhibitionProspectus2012.pdf For more information: 505-424-6487 www.eainm.com

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Call for Art for Gala and Juried Show

Calls for art for the Gala and for the Juried show will be sent separately, but for your reference/planning: Deadlines for the Juried show July 7th Call for Art sent Aug 27th Entry Deadline Sept 8 Delivery Deadline for Selected pieces Sept 22 Opening 1-6 PM Deadlines For the Gala Aug 1st Call for Art sent Sept 1st Delivery Deadline Sept 15th Gala 5-8 PM Size and hanging restrictions: All work must be ready to hang with secure wire across the back. No sawtooth hangers. 3-D work is restricted to 50 lbs for pedestal and 70 lbs for floor display and cannot exceed 5' in any direction. Label information: Artists should provide the following information along with their entry and in this order: Title of work, your name, medium, dimensions--with height first--, price. Download the attached form (click on link on the left, label is on page 2) and attach one copy to your entry. E-mail the label information and price to Sherry Ikeda: sherryikeda@yahoo.com

Call for Art

EAI Member Show Opening July 28th, 1-6 PM Encaustic Art Institute 18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos, NM 87010 505-424-6487 www.eainm.com www.eainm.blogspot.com Entries: Encaustic Art Institute members are invited to submit one piece of work. Entries to be delivered to the Institute's Pyramid Gallery any Saturday or Sunday, 1 - 6 PM but no later than Saturday, July 21st 6:00 PM, no exceptions. Shipped entries must arrive by the deadline with shipping and insurance paid by the artist. This show will hang from July 28th-Sept 7th. Members, please note - this year we are not having "themed" shows. Our policy is to have one piece of art from each member up in the gallery at all times. If you would like to submit new work for each of our scheduled shows, please review the dates and submit your new work by the deadline for each show. If we have not received any new work from you by the deadline, we will assume that you are not sending new work and will leave up the work we have currently. As has been our policy, at any time, if you would like to have your work returned to you, please contact Douglas Mehrens, mehrens@eainm.com or 505-424-6487 to arrange for shipment. Calls for art will be sent approximately one month prior to each show as a reminder. Pricing and sales: All art work must be for sale. The Institute in accordance with the vote of its members will retain a 15% commission. Calendar June 21 Call for art distributed July 21 Deadline for receipt of work by Institute (1:00 - 6:00 PM) July 21 Label information to Sherry Ikeda: sherryikeda@yahoo.com July 23 -27 Exhibition installed and labeled July 28 Opening reception: 1:00 - 6:00 PM Aug 27 Deadline for Juried show entries It takes a lot of work to organize and hang an exhibition. You can help by following the instructions and respecting the deadlines. Thank you!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Encaustic Magazine Summer 2012 Edition

The new edition of Encaustic Magazine is available. Go to the EAI website for more information. http://www.eainm.com/

Friday, May 25, 2012

Upcoming Workshop

Note: This workshop has been changed to August 4 and 5.
Visit www.eainm.com for more information.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

EAI Member Show Call for Art

Opening June 16th, 1-6 PM Encaustic Art Institute 18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos, NM 87010 505-424-6487 www.eainm.com www.eainm.blogspot.com Entries: Encaustic Art Institute members are invited to submit one piece of work. Entries to be delivered to the Institute's Pyramid Gallery any Saturday or Sunday, 1 - 6 PM but no later than Saturday, June 9th 6:00 PM, no exceptions. Shipped entries must arrive by the deadline with shipping and insurance paid by the artist. This show will hang from June 16th-July 21st. Members, please note - this year we are not having "themed" shows. Our policy is to have one piece of art from each member up in the gallery at all times. If you would like to submit new work for each of our scheduled shows, please review the dates and submit your new work by the deadline for each show. If we have not received any new work from you by the deadline, we will assume that you are not sending new work and will leave up the work we have currently. As has been our policy, at any time, if you would like to have your work returned to you, please contact Douglas Mehrens, mehrens@eainm.com or 505-424-6487 to arrange for shipment. The next scheduled show is July 28. Deadline to receive new work is no later than July 21st, 6PM. Please note these dates are different than what was originally on the EAI website. It has been updated to reflect these deadlines. Calls for art will be sent approximately one month prior to each show as a reminder. Calls for art for the Gala and for the Juried shows will be sent separately. Size and hanging restrictions: All work must be ready to hang with secure wire across the back. No sawtooth hangers. 3-D work is restricted to 50 lbs for pedestal and 70 lbs for floor display and cannot exceed 5' in any direction. Label information: Artists should provide the following information along with their entry and in this order: Title of work, your name, medium, dimensions--with height first--, price. Download the attached form, (click on the link at left, label is on page 2) print it out, fill it out, and attach one. E-mail the label information and price to: Sherry Ikeda: sherryikeda@yahoo.com Pricing and sales: All art work must be for sale. The Institute in accordance with the vote of its members will retain a 15% commission. Calendar May 9 - Call for art distributed June 9 - Deadline for receipt of work by Institute (1:00 - 6:00 PM) June 9 - Label information to Sherry Ikeda: sherryikeda@yahoo.com June 11-15 - Exhibition installed and labeled June 16 - Opening reception: 1:00 - 6:00 PM July 21 - Deadline to submit new work for next show, 6:00 PM It takes a lot of work to organize and hang an exhibition. You can help by following the instructions and respecting the deadlines. Thank you!

Only A Few Days Left to Help Support EAI's Program in the Schools


Help by spreading the word. Help by pledging your support for Encaustic Art Institute's Art in the Schools Program on KICKSTARTER.com

Please go to the EAI project page on www.kickstarter.com, using the link below
Encaustic Art Institute's Art in the Schools Program by Sherry Ikeda — Kickstarter for more information and to pledge your support for Art in the Schools Program. Or go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2073356056/encaustic-art-institutes-art-in-the-schools-progra

About this project: Funding for this project goes toward equipment and encaustic supplies for use in our junior high and high school beginning encaustic classes. Funds will also be used for advertising our annual fund raising event which will feature our student artists.
We all know that one of the first things to be cut when it comes of budget cuts in the public schools are the classes in the arts. Please help us to continue and expand our programs in the public schools and continue our support of up and coming young artists. Please pledge your support and please ask your friends and family to support this project.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

InSight Show

Kate Palmo and Linda Fillhardt both have work at the Insight New Mexico Women's Photographers Show in Albuquerque. Linda Fillhardt was award a juror's award for Caged Dilemma.

Michael Billie Added to Collection

R & F Paints has added Michael Billie's piece, Hunger Spirit No.1 to their permanent collection. Congratualtions www.michaelbillie.com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beginning Encaustic Workshop at the EAI taught by Sherry Ikeda

The Encaustic Art Institute is pleased to offer a
Beginning Encaustic Workshop on April 28th and 29th, from
9 am to 4 pm. The instructor for this workshop is Sherry Ikeda. (Examples of Sherry's encaustic work at right.)



Encaustic is a Greek word meaning "to heat or burn in" (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium can be used alone for its transparency or adhesive qualities or used pigmented. Pigments may be added to the medium, or purchased colored with traditional artist pigments. The medium is melted and applied with a brush or any tool the artist wishes to create from. Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer.

This two-day workshop is open to those who are brand new to the medium, as well as to artists who already have some familiarity and experience working in wax but are looking to refine their technique. Topics covered during this workshop will include: safety, grounds, priming the board, transfers, creating texture and collage and much more. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 students to allow for individual attention.

Total cost for the two-day workshop is $250.00. The Institute will provide the materials needed for the workshop. The last day to register for this workshop is April 18, 2012. We require a deposit of $125.00 to secure your place, with the balance due two weeks prior to the workshop. You can pay your deposit directly through pay-pal (or by check) by clicking on the link to our website: www.eainm.com

For more information, please click on the link for our website or contact Sherry Ikeda sherryikeda@yahoo.com or Douglas Mehrens mehrens@eainnm.com

When:
Saturday April 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM MDT
-to-
Sunday April 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM MDT

Where:
Encaustic Art Institute
Encaustic Art Institute
18 General Goodwin Rd
Cerrillos, NM 87010


505-424-6487
mehrens@eainm.com

Monday, March 12, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

EAI Member Show

CALL FOR ART
May 5, 2012
Entries: Encaustic Art Institute members are invited to submit one piece of work. Entries to be delivered to the Institute’s Pyramid Gallery any Saturday or Sunday, 1 - 6 PM but no later than Saturday, April 21st 6:00 PM, no exceptions. Shipped entries must arrive by the deadline with shipping and insurance paid by the artist. This show will hang from May 5th-June 8th.

Members please note - this year we are not having "themed" shows. Our policy is to have one piece of art from each member up in the gallery at all times. If you would like to submit new work for each of our scheduled shows, please review the dates and submit your new work by the deadline for each show. If we have not received any new work from you by the deadline, we will assume that you are not sending new work and will leave up the work we have currently. As has been our policy, at any time, if you would like to have your work returned to you, please contact Douglas Mehrens mehrens@eainm.com or 505-424-6487 to arrange for shipment.

The next scheduled show is June 16. Deadline to receive new work is no later than June 9th, 6PM. The following show will open on July 28. Deadline to receive new work is no later than July 21st, 6 PM. Please note these dates are different than what was on the EAI website, it is being updated. Calls for art will be sent approximately one month prior to each show as a reminder. Calls for art for the Gala and for the Juried shows will be sent separately.
Members should have received the Call for Art and form for your label via email. If you have not received this, please contact Sherry Ikeda sherryikeda@yahoo.com or Douglas Mehrens mehrens@eainm.com.

Calendar
March 9 Call for art distributed
April 21 Deadline for receipt of work by Institute (1:00 - 6:00 PM)
April 21 Label information to Sherry Ikeda: sherryikeda@yahoo.com
April 23 -28 Exhibition installed and labeled
May 5 Opening reception: 1:00 - 6:00 PM
June 9 Deadline to submit new work for next show, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tsosie shows "Baggage Claim"

“Baggage Claim”“Baggage Claim," an animated sculpture, was initially created for “Mining the Unconscious,”

a Santa Fe exhibition responsive to publication of Carl Jung’s Red Book journal. Baggage categories were drawn from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

and pop psychology. After being selected as one of the City of Albuquerque’s “In-Sight” temporary public art installations, the sculpture was modified to include a carousel mandala, additional bags, a base to elevate the suitcases to eye level and a place for viewers to suggest additional baggage. The sculpture’s ten bags now include: addiction, anger, anxiety, control, depression, expectation, insecurity, jealousy, phobia and rejection. The artist invites you to suggest other baggage. Fill out a bag tag on the base of the sculpture and drop it into the slot on top of the base.

"Baggage Claim” will be on exhibit at:
The South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM
March 8 through April 21, 2012
Opening reception:
Thursday, March 8th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Regular gallery hours:
Tuesday- Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
For more information: 505/848-1320 or www.cabq.gov/sbcc

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is initiating an annual awards program for artists working with encaustic (pigmented wax). The La Vendéenne Awards are named in honor of a fourth century AD anonymous female encaustic artist whose buried remains were found, along with the tools of her art, in the La Vendée region of France. The Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement and practice of encaustic art.

For details, and to complete nominations in any of the five categories click on the links on the left ("for more info about la vendeenne Awards" and "Call for Nominations"). Submission deadline is April 30, 2012. Awards will be presented at the IEA encaustiCon conference banquet in San Antonio, Texas, on September 8, 2012.For more information go to: http://www.international-encaustic-artists.org/la_vendeenne_awards
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1105780002034-37/Call+for+nominations.pdf

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Call for Art

International Encaustic Artists
Call for Art

Come to Boston in the Fall. MassWax is pleased to announce

The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts
The Future of the Past: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century

October 5 - December 2, 2012
Opening reception October 5, 6-8 pm

A collaboration between MassWax and International Encaustic Artists

The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a high-profile venue with an interesting history. Developed in the 1960's and occupying a city block in Boston's South End, the largest landmark district in the United States, the BCA campus includes Mills Gallery, a premiere contemporary artspace, the Cyclorama, an artist studios building, two performing arts theaters in the Calderwood Pavilion (2004), and a brick plaza where public events and outdoor performances take place. Each year over 200,000 people visit the BCA.

The exhibition will explore the ancient origins of encaustic and its revival during the 20th century as a contextual framework for the contemporary art that is being created with the medium. Our purpose is to explore how modern artists are informed and inspired by encaustic methods and traditions and to spotlight the
current explosion of artistic experimentation in combining encaustic with unusual or unlikely materials such as watermedia, cement, plaster, paper pulp, clay,
plastic and glass. It's going to be a very exciting event.

The exhibition will be juried by a prestigious jury panel: Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, Barbara O'Brien, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and former Editor-In-Chief, Art New England and Craig Bloodgood, Contemporary Curator, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.

Go to www.international-encaustic-artists.org/exhibitions/futureofthepast to enter. We're excited to see your work. Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sherry Ikeda in Pajaro Arts Show


Kate Palmo in Upcoming Show


Portals - Transformations & Transitions"
Celebrating Women & Creativity Month

Opens Friday, March 2nd, 2012, 5 - 8 pm

Women Artists (girls, too) throughout the OFFCenter community (808 PARK SW, ALBUQUERQUE)have submitted artwork in all mediums that fits the 2012 theme of Women & Creativity Month: Portals - Transformations & Transitions. THE SHOW WILL HANG AT OFF CENTER THROUGH MARCH 28.

Sherry Ikeda Teaching Beginning Encasutic Workshop


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For more information, please click on the link for our website or contact Sherry Ikeda sherryikeda@yahoo.com or Douglas Mehrens mehrens@eainnm.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sherrie Posternak In Upcoming Shows

The Art of PaperWorks—January 20-February 25, 2012. Casa Grande Art Museum, Casa Grande, AZ. www.casagrandeartmuseum.org

Arizona Encaustic: 2012—March 3- April 31, 2012. Opening Reception March 3, 6-9pm. The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ. www.thedrawingstudio.org.

Beyond the Lens—March 16-April 29, 2012. Opening Reception March 16, 5-7pm. Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ. www.tubacarts.org

Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works—March 1- April 15, 2012. Opening Reception March 4, 2-4pm. Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA. www.pvarts.org

For more information contact Sherrie at www.sherrieposternak.com

News From Barbara Michener


Sherry Ikeda Selected for PVAC Show


One of Sherry's pieces has been selected in a juried exhibition at PVAC (Pajaro Valley Arts Council) Gallery. The exhibit title is "Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works". Dates of the exhibit are March 1, 2012 through April 15, 2012. The jurors were Wendy Aikin & Daniella Woolf. There will be a reception from 2:00 - 4:00pm on Sunday March 4th. The gallery is located at 37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Harriette Tsosie Opens at the Harwood: Part Two

Diptych: An Exhibition in Two Parts
Part Two: "Paper and Wax"

Albuquerque artists Evey Jones and Harriette Tsosie will exhibit works on paper using ink and encaustic (pigmented wax) in the second of a two part “Diptych” exhibition at The Harwood Art Center, 1114 - Seventh Street, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2051.
"Paper and Wax," opens Friday, February 3rd with a reception from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served and both artists will be in attendance.

In this half of the diptych, the artists continue exploration of their respective media with a new group of paintings and monotypes. Jones' focus remains on themes of change and loss while Tsosie turns her attention to symbols and text, particularly alchemy.

The Harwood Art Center is the community outreach program of Escuela del Sol, an independent, non-profit Montessori school founded in 1968. Gallery hours are: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM as well as 6:00 - 8:00 PM the first Friday of each month. Phone: 505/242-6367

Harriette Tsosie in 516 Art Show

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 4th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

at
516 Arts
516 Central Avenue SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Refreshments from local eateries
Old school country/rock 'n roll music by The Joneses

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cari Hernandez Teaching Three Workshops

Here are the dates:

May 6-11 Esalen, Big Sur, CA: a 5-day workshop, Exploring the Boundaries of Hot Wax

June 4-5 Truro Center for the Arts, Provincetown, MA: a 2-day workshop, Encaustic & Plaster Cloth

June 16-17 Kala Art Institute,Berkeley, CA: a 2-day workshop, Intermediate Encaustic

For workshops FULL descriptions go to www.encausticworkshop.com

For more information please email Cari or if you're interested in knowing more about private workshops. carihernandez@me.com

Russell Thurston does Winter Workshop in Santa Fe

For more information contact Russell Thruston.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso in CVG Show


Artist Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso, of Friday Harbor, WA has been accepted into the 2012 CVG Show, a state-wide juried art show held at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, WA. Her Encaustic Painting titled “Monet in Situ” is one of 136 artworks chosen from over 800 works submitted by artists throughout Washington State by exhibition juror Kathleen Moles Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner, WA. Accepted artists will be competing for $6,000+ in cash prizes plus potential purchase awards and will be on display at CVG between January 28 and February 25.

The Collective Visions Gallery is located at 331 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton and will be open 10 to 5 Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 on Sundays during the exhibition. The public will have the opportunity to vote on a $300 People’s Choice award up to 5 pm, February 24. A public reception will be held during Bremerton’s First Friday Gallery Walk, February 3 from 5 to 9 pm.

Contact Information:
Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso
woodenglass@hotmail.com
www.yvonnebuijs-mancuso.com
360-378-6725

Encaustic Workshop in Tucson

Reminder--- only 1-2 spots left in the exciting workshop “Painting Representationally in Encaustic” with Francisco Benitez, March 9-11 in Tucson Arizona. Please email Sherrie at sherrie@sherrieposternak.com for details or to sign up.

Sallyann Paschall at the Heard Museum Shop in Phoenix


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tsosie selected for New Mexico Showcase

Tsosie was one of 73 artists selected for the show with 279 artists submitting work. Alchemy 3, 13 x 13 inches was selected for the show.

New Mexico Showcase will open at 516 Arts in Albuquerque on February 4th.

Exhibition dates: February 4 - April 28, 2012
Opening Reception: February 4, 6-8pm

Tsosie in show at Harwood Art Center

Diptych: An Exhibition in Two Parts

Part One: "Encaustic and Silk"
Albuquerque artists Evey Jones and Harriette Tsosie explore the media of encaustic (pigmented wax) and silk in two exhibitions slated for the Harwood Art Center January and February 2012.
The first exhibition, Encaustic and Silk, opens Friday, January 6th, with a reception from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Jones' work features ink on silk and focuses on themes of change and loss, inspired by the recent death of her mother. The work intimates a larger exhibition scheduled at the art center for April 2013. The attached image is from a series called "The Heart of the House is Gone," and was produced in response to the artist witnessing her mother's aging and eventual death. The winged figures reference that unmarked moment of "crossing over." "Crossing over is what I believe in," says Jones.


Tsosie's work is encaustic on panel. The pieces are predominantly mandalas, which represent wholeness, and some are based on the I-Ching, an ancient Chinese book of divination. Central themes of the I Ching are the balance of opposites and the inevitability of change. "I'm interested in the role of chance in our lives," says Tsosie.

The first exhibition continues through January 26th.

The second exhibition, "Paper and Wax," opens Friday, February 3rd with a reception from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. In this half of the diptych, the artists continue exploring the versatility of their media with a new group of paintings.

The Harwood Art Center is the community outreach program of Escuela del Sol, an independent, non-profit Montessori school founded in 1968.

It is located at 1114 - Seventh Street, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2051. Gallery hours are: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM the first Friday of each month. For more information: 505/242-6367