Monday, March 12, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

EAI Member Show

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 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 or Douglas Mehrens

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:
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


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:

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 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

For more information, please click on the link for our website or contact Sherry Ikeda or Douglas Mehrens