Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Call For Art at the EAI

"Wax with Dimension". Opening Saturday May 17th, Noon-5 PM. Encaustic Art Institute, 18 County Road 55 A, Cerrillos, NM 87010, 505-424-6487,,

Entries: Encaustic Art Institute members are invited to submit one piece of work. The theme of this show is "Wax with Dimension". This means literally any wax sculpture pieces as well as paintings that have some dimensional quality to it. Below is an example of a painting by Margaret Berry titled "Quench", that shows a 3-dimensional effect in a painting.

In other words, the only restriction is nothing smooth and of 2-dimensional quality. No entry fee required. Entries to be delivered to the Institute's Pyramid Gallery any Saturday or Sunday, noon to 5 PM but no later than Saturday, May 10 noon - 5 PM, no exceptions. Shipped entries must arrive by Saturday May 10th with shipping and insurance paid by the artist. This show will hang from May 17th through June 15th.

Members please note - our policy is to have one piece of art from each member up in the gallery at all times, in between shows. If you would like to submit new work please submit your work given the outlines on our website under Send Us Your Art. If we have not received any new work, we will show the work we have currently. As has been our policy, at any time, if you would like to have your work returned to you, please contact Douglas Mehrens, or 505-424-6487 to arrange for shipment.

Size and hanging restrictions: All work must be ready to hang with secure wire across the back. No sawtooth hangers. Painting size restriction is no larger than 48" X 48". 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: Artists should provide the following information along with their entry and in this order: Your name, title of work, medium, dimensions--with height first, price. Download the attached form, (click on the link at left, label is on page 2) print it out, fill it out, and attach securely on the back your painting, or at the bottom of your sculpture. Also E-mail the label information and price to: Kari Gorden: karigorden@ When shipping artwork, please label your artwork's name on the outside of the box with your name, this helps us to locate your shipping box when returning.

Pricing and sales: All art work must be for sale. The Institute, in accordance with the vote of its members, will retain a 15% commission.


March 1 - Call for art. • May 9 - Label information to Kari Gorden: • May 10 - Deadline for receipt of work by Institute (noon - 5:00 PM). • May 12-16 - Exhibition installed and labeled. • May 17 - Opening reception: noon - 5:00 PM.

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!