Thursday, May 1, 2014

October 4 - November 2, 2014 


Application Deadline- August 4th
Fee $35.00
$300 Best of Show      $150 Award of Excellence

The Encaustic Art Institute is presenting a National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition. Artists working in encaustic/wax are encouraged to apply. This Exhibition is a National Exhibition, open to all encaustic/wax artists whether they are a member of the Encaustic Art Institute or not. However, any artist that is a member of the Encaustic Art Institute and resides in Canada or Mexico are eligible to enter. Artists may enter up to 3 images per entry for jury review. Only one (1) piece per artist may be selected for the exhibition.

Juror - Merry Scully
We are honored to have Merry Scully as juror. Merry is currently the Head of Curatorial Affairs at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Merry has been a curator for exhibitions of contemporary and historic art, photography and design in locations across the country including the New Mexico Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Previously held positions include curator of the Governor's Gallery for Bill and Barbara Richardson and curator of Special Projects at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Prior to moving to New Mexico she was Director of Exhibitions and Galleries and the Associate Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Merry has worked as a director in various arts organization including private foundations, commercial galleries and alternative and artists run arts organizations. Prior to graduate school, Merry was the assistant to the artistic director and gallery coordinator for Social and Public Art Resource in Venice, California and an intern in the Media and Performing Arts Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Merry's graduate and undergraduate degrees include the study of both studio practice and art history. She received a B.A. at Loyola Marymount University and an M.F.A at University of New Mexico.
Merry's wide range of expertise in gallery and museum artwork, will lend a unique juror's perspective to the diversity in encaustic/wax medium and mixed mediums.

Open to all artists 18 years or older, working with or incorporating the encaustic/wax medium into their work, two and three dimensional will be accepted as well as mixed media, as long as encaustic is one of the primary materials. Up to 3 images per entry will be accepted with a maximum size restriction of 36" x 36" for 2d works, and maximum 36 x 24 x 24 inch for 3d. Work must have been completed within the last 24 months. All works in the exhibition must be for sale. Artists will receive 60% of the purchase price with 40% going to the Institute.
Important dates
  • Deadline for applications to JAS is: August 4th
  • Notification of winners go out August 25th
  • Gallery Exhibition: October 4th - November 2 weekends noon to 5 pm, or by appointment 
  • Opening Gala Reception and Announcement of Awards: October 4th, noon to 5 pm 
Delivery of Art
Hand delivered work will be accepted only on September 20 & 21, 2014 between noon and 5 pm. Shipped work must arrive at the Encaustic Art Institute by Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. All work must be properly labeled on the back with: artist name, address, phone and email, title and price. Return shipping labels are not necessary, but are appreciated. Artists are responsible for paying the return shipping of unsold art. Information for gallery labels are to be sent to Sherry Ikeda Artists Name, (state, abbreviated NM) title, medium and price (in that order).


The Encaustic Art Institute will advertise the exhibition on the EAI website, blog, and EAI Facebook. Promotion will include art periodicals throughout the region, press releases, articles, reviews will be distributed, and a large ad in "THE" magazine, New Mexico's best and widely distribute art magazine. Artists are encouraged to advertise their entries on their websites and networks.

Awards will be given for Best of Show, $300 and Award of Excellence, $150 in addition to special recognition in the Institute media.

The Encaustic Art Institute is a non-profit 501C-3.  The Institute's Gallery is housed on 12 acres just South of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  For more information, and directions go to 


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