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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


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: and

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 , 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




Raffle Item(s) __________________

Amount $5 each __________ check?_______ credit card?_____

 #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