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

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

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

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 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