Thursday, October 31, 2013

IEA visits the EAI

IEA's convention EnCosticon in full swing in Santa Fe, New Mexico - is welcomed to the Encaustic Art Institutes Gallery. Two buses and 90 artists were in attendance to view the National Juried Exhbition put on by EAI as well as the EAI Permanent Collection in the front half of the gallery.

Tour of the EAI

A Planned tour of 20+ people from Albuquerque landed at EAI Saturday the 19th. Members Sherry Ikeda and John Schaefer were on hand to demonstrate mono-printing and basic set-up of encaustic wax prep on board. The National Juried Exhibition is still showing through November 4th.

Patricia Aaron's Upcoming Show

URBAN ABSTRACT-RURAL GRID. Patricia Aaron & Chandler Romeo. November 9, 2013 - March 8, 2014. MOA, Englewood City Center, Englewood, CO. Location: Indoor Galleries. On November 9th, 2013 MOA will open its newest exhibition, URBAN ABSTRACT – RURAL GRID, featuring the works of local artists Chandler Romeo and Patricia Aaron. Both artists have produced new original work for this exhibition in response to the 2013 MOA theme of “abstract”. Patricia Aaron utilizes the encaustic, or “hot wax painting”, process to create monotypes, sculptures, and large-scale paintings. Aaron will contribute more than a dozen mixed media pieces to this exhibition; she is represented by Space Gallery in Denver. Chandler Romeo’s sculpture is inspired by what she refers to as “vernacular earthworks”, the geometric shapes and patterns imposed on the Earth to organize cities and identify boundaries. Her ceramic earthworks explore the relationship we have with our environment – from our natural surroundings to the most urban cityscapes. Together Aaron and Romeo will create a vibrant atmosphere that explores the intersection of people and landscape. The opening reception for URBAN ABSTRACT – RURAL GRID will be November 9th, 2013 from 5 pm – 9 pm at MOA’s indoor gallery on the 2nd floor of the Englewood Civic Center. URBAN ABSTRACT – RURAL GRID will be on exhibit through March 8th, 2014. For more information please visit the MOA website at or call (303) 806-0444.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Congratulation to the winners of the EAI 3rd Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition

The Encaustic Art Institute congratulates the following who entered and made it into the final selection of the 3rd Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition. Awards given for Best of Show and for Award for Excellence.

This year Karen Hymer, from (AZ) won Best of Show, with her painting, "Untitled #1, Inner Spaces Series". below left

Kay Hartung, from (MA) won the Award of Excellence, for her painting, "Cells Surfacing 8". below right

The show will hang at the Encaustic Art Institute Gallery - Cerrillos, New Mexico through November 4th. Opening: Saturday, October 5th, from noon - 5 pm. The Gallery is open weekends Noon to 5 pm, or by appointment. This Exhibition is a remarkable representation of encaustic/wax work, by passionate artists across the country. The diversity of style along with the uniqueness of the medium, makes this show of 49 juried artists a "must see". Encaustic Art Institute: 18 County Road 55A (General Goodwin Road) Just 20 minutes south of Santa Fe on the scenic Turquoise Trail Hwy. 14. (4 miles North of Madrid). Go to for map directions. EAI is a non-profit 501 C3. 85% of all profits go directly to the artist. Call Douglas Mehrens: 505-424-6487 for more information. Log on to our website: