Sunday, September 14, 2014

"The Art in Wax"

Application Dates:
Sep 10, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014

Application Fee: 

Notification Date:
Oct 10, 2014

Gallery 901 is presenting a National Juried Encaustic Small Works Exhibition. Artists working in encaustic/wax are encouraged to apply. This exhibition is open to all encaustic artists. Artist may enter up to 5 images per entry for jury review.  Selection will be based on submitted images, therefore it is possible for an artist to have more than one piece selected for the show. Selection will be based on submitted images. John Schaeffer and Sherry Ikeda, owners of Gallery 901 will act as jurors.

Open to all artists 18 years or older, working with or incorporating the encaustic/wax medium into their work, two dimensional will be accepted as well as mixed media, as long as encaustic is one of the primary materials. Up to 5 images per entry will be accepted with a maximum size restriction of 6” x 6” unframed on cradle board. Work must have been completed within the last 24 months. All works in the exhibition must be for sale. Artists will receive 50% of the purchase price with 40% going to the gallery and 5% going to the Espanola Animal Shelter and 5% to the Encaustic Art Institute.

Encaustic Art Institute Gallery Presents: 
4th Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition 
Opening: Saturday, October 4th, from noon - 5 pm
Show remains up through November 2nd
Gallery open weekends, noon to 5 pm or by appointment. 


Top: Sally Backey-Avant, "Amaryllis
Bottom: Robin VanHoozer "The Torment & The Magic"
The Encaustic Art Institute opens it's National Juried Exhibition, 
which was open to all encaustic/wax artists nation-wide to enter.  Merry Scully juried in 41 paintings out of the bulk of entries for this show.  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. 
This show represents an amazing variety of artists and only required that their pieces contain wax or encaustic elements. The diversity and range of styles are exciting to behold.  A cash award for Award of Excellence and Best of Show will be announced at the opening.
New Mexico artists from Santa Fe and Albuquerque are among those juried into the show. Artists will be traveling in to be at the opening on October 4th. Meet the artists, enjoy the collection of paintings, and get to know the EAI Gallery - Institute.
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