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!