Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

EAI's New Website

Dear Members: We are launching a new website for EAI, check it out: The site has a new look, added content, and tablet and phone compatibility. There are aspects that you, as a member should review. They are listed below, in addition to pages on the website you may want to explore. As always, please contact us if you have questions. You can use the Contact tab to email Douglas Mehrens.

Information to take note of: Membership/Renewal- We have streamlined the procedure for renewing your membership. Click on the Membership/Renewal tab in the menu at the top of the website then click on the Become a Member page from the drop-down menu. Click the renewal link, fill in the form and submit your payment. Membership information- This page on the dropdown menu will give you general information about your membership. It is intended primarily for new members to find out more about how their membership works. Even if you are a long-time member please check it out as there may be things you weren't aware of. Listing of EAI Members- This page lists the names and states of current EAI members. If you are a current member and your name is not on this list, please email Kari Gorden ( so that we can update the list. There is a note on this page that will point to the listings on the EAI blog with members' names and websites. This note is also on the Purchase Art tab for potential buyers to be directed to your website, so please, if you have a website be sure your information has been sent to Linda Fillhardt ( for the EAI Blog. Membership Event Calendar- This page has a full calendar of events for your reference, including deadlines and calls for art dates, please add these dates and deadlines to your personal calendar. Exhibition Calendar- This calendar only lists the schedule for Exhibitions. Refer to the Membership Event Calendar for deadlines and detailed information. Send us your Art- General information about Shipping your art. Please also see the sub-pages under this page for more detailed information regarding shipping and handling of your art. Additional information regarding shipping and framing- This page is a sub-page under the SEND US YOUR ART page. It has useful tips about shipping and handling your artwork as well as information about framing encaustic art. Calls for Art- We email you current calls for art as the deadlines come up, but if you have misplaced or deleted the email, you can check under the Membership tab to find copies of the current Calls for Art. Label text for Exhibits- This is an extra blank label for you to copy and paste, then print out and attach to the back of the piece you are shipping or delivering to EAI. Please print your info clearly and fill in the form completely. Be sure to note at the top of the label what show you are submitting the piece for -- or if the piece is for rotation. (We keep up to two member pieces on hand to hang. At least one piece of art from every member will be on display except during the Juried Show and the Gala Show). Remember that with all the current members' work we have, and new pieces coming in for themed shows and rotation, it can be very confusing if you have not attached a label to the back of your piece. You may be in a rush or not feel like taking the extra step -- but not only is it a hassle for us, it can definitely present problems for you as well. For example, a buyer comes in and asks about a piece in a show they saw a few months ago that they couldn't buy at the time, it's not hanging -- is it still available; or you leave a piece in rotation and then one year later you want it shipped back to you. If the painting is not labeled, it does not get recorded in the storage vault for future access. Both of these examples have come up in the past -- you could lose a sale or your piece may not be easily returned to you -- so please take care and responsibility for your art, take the extra step and attach your label securely to the back of your piece. Library- Click on this page to view the EAI Library and books that we have for members to check out from the Institute. If you have any questions, please contact me,

Sincerely, Douglas Mehrens Encaustic Art Institute/Founder

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Photos From The EAI Self Portrait Show

EAI Gala Fundraiser and Call For Art

5th Annual Fundraising Afternoon Gala and Art Sale. Opening: Sunday Sept. 15th 2-6 pm.

Encaustic Art Institute 18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos, NM 87010, 505-424-6487,

Entries: Encaustic Art Institute members are asked to donate a piece of their work for sale, to raise funds for the Encaustic Art Institute once a year fund-raising Gala. You may submit one piece, any size and of any depth, 3D or suitable to hang on a wall. All proceeds will go to support EAI's mission. The Institute will retain unsold work for future sales to support its mission. Your donation is tax deductible and upon request, we can send you a receipt. Entries to be delivered to the Institute's Pyramid Gallery any Saturday or Sunday, noon to 5 PM but no later than Sunday, September 8th noon - 5 PM. Shipped entries must arrive by Saturday September 7th with shipping and insurance paid by the artist. This show will hang from September 15th through the 29th.,,,,


August 2 - Call for art

August 23 - Photos for Press, with Special Label Information

Sept. 6th - Label information to Kari Gorden at

Sept. 8th - Deadline for receipt of work by Institute (noon - 5:00 PM)

Sept. 9-14 - Exhibition installed and labeled

Sept. 15th - Opening reception: two - 6:00 PM

Special instructions for submitting Images for Press. Releases/Ads/ Promotion for this show: If you would like to submit an image of the work you are sending for this show to be included in any Press Release for the Show/Advertising for the Show and any other promotional tools for this show, please email a high quality jpeg image (at least 300 dpi, with largest dimension 7", 1) by August 23rd to Kari Gorden at . When you email the image, be sure to include the following information in the body of the email: Artist Name, Title, Media, Dimensions (h x w), and date piece completed. Your permission/consent to use the image is implied if you choose to send your image for this purpose. Please note: you will, in most cases, be submitting an image for consideration by an editor or columnist -- they will choose which image(s) and how many images to use. Size and hanging restrictions: All work must be ready to hang with secure wire across the back. No sawtooth hangers. No size restriction in 2-D artwork. 3-D work is restricted to 50 lbs for pedestal and 70 lbs for floor display and cannot exceed 5' in any direction. Label information: This is separate from the information you need to email for press purposes, this label will be on the wall in the gallery beside your piece. In other words, we need you to submit this information again even if you have previously sent the information for press purposes. Artists should email the following information in this order please: Title of work, Artist name, State you live in (abbreviated to 2 letter abbreviation), medium, and retail sales price to Kari Gorden, at We also need you to print out the label information (click on the link on the left, the label is included with the copy of the Call for Art (on the third page) and attach it to your piece. This is so that we have a permanent record on your piece of who made it, and where to ship it back to if need be. When you ship or deliver your piece, download the attached form, (click on the link at left, label is on page 3) print it out, fill it out, and attach securely to the back your painting, or at the bottom of your sculpture. When shipping artwork, please label your artworks name on the outside of the box with your name, this helps us to locate your shipping box when returning. Special Information regarding shipping your work: Remember, shipping and insurance are ONE-WAY. Please DO NOT ask for a required signature on your artwork, unless delivering through USPS. Artwork is safely delivered without a signature through FedEX and UPS. Drivers are well aware of our shows and delivering and picking up of artwork. We are housed on 12 acres with a Gallery and 2 personal studios, as well as our house. The drivers know where to leave the artwork out of the weather and safely behind the locked fence area. If we have to leave the gates open, then we get "curiosity seekers" coming through unannounced throughout the day. We are very busy throughout the work week, and keep our gates closed for that reason. If you feel that you still need a required signature, then please send through USPS. The post office will send us a note and we can pick up your work at our local post office. Pricing and sales: All art work must be for sale. The Institute will retain 100% of the sales to support its mission. We ask that you give us your retail value which will be noted on the label. Unless a piece is considerably smaller or larger in value, they will be priced or auctioned accordingly. There will be a silent and live auction. Paintings and raffle items of greater value will be live auctioned. Paintings that do not sell through either auction will remain hanging for sale throughout the duration of the show. It takes a lot of work to organize and hang an exhibition. You can help by following the instructions and respecting the deadlines. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ellen Koment and Martha Rae Baker Opening

Ellen Koment and Martha Rae Baker, "Surface Beauty" at Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, opening Friday, July 12, 5-7pm

Monday, July 8, 2013

Happenings at Larain Matheson's Studio

You are invited to the next STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR on the northern California coast. It will be LABOR DAY week-end Aug. 31-Sept. 2 and Sept. 7-8th. I will have new encaustic paintings, acrylic, mixed media work and gemstone jewelry designs to share with you. This has been a very productive year and the workshops I am teaching in encaustic painting have been so rewarding and well-attended. The next ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP will be Sat. October 19. Please e mail me for more info. Larain Matheson • I hope to see you for the 21st annual STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR sponsored by the North Coast Artists Guild. Our website is to see more of the artists work and the brochure. Wishing you all a wonderful, health-filled, sunshine summer. " Ripple" encaustic wax and oil