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