Monday, February 9, 2015


EAI is proud to announce that a selection of the Permanent Collection is now housed in the Albuquerque Airport Display Cases on Level One as travelers enter the airport. The display will be up until April 6, 2015. The cases are 6 feet tall and 36 feet wide. It's a fantastic opportunity to promote the encaustic/wax movement and the Encaustic Art Institute for travelers far and wide.

Some of you may not know that the Permanent Collection was started a few years back to archive an eclectic variety of styles and techniques in encaustic/wax art, in order to further promote the medium. It is EAI's goal to propose an all-encaustic show to national museums, using our permanent collection. The ball has started to roll, but it takes 3-5 years to get in line for exhibiting in most major museums. In the meantime, the Permanent Collection can be viewed in the newly expanded EAI "Permanent Collection Gallery", space at our new location, 632 Agua Fria in Santa Fe. The Permanent Collection can  also be seen on EAI's website.

There are 20 paintings represented, which we think will give the viewer reason to pause.  We were unable to select as many to exhibit this year as we have our new location opening on March 27 and wanted the majority of the collection to be at the new location. Some paintings are not officially in our Permanent Collection, but have  been donated to EAI for fund-raising purposes. We have 3 panel headers; one promoting the Gallery with website, and two panels on either side explaining in simple terms what the encaustic/wax movement is.

Douglas Mehrens
Encaustic Art Institute/Founder 

List of 20 Artists Showing at Albuquerque Airport:

Michael Carter (NM)                             

Harriette Tsosie (NM)                         

Claire Cundiff (WA)                           

Diane Stevens Woolley (WA)          

Guy Baldovi (NM)                                         

Susan Zimmerman (NM)                       

Michael Billie (NM)                                   

Stella Spalt (MO)                                          

Rodney Thompson (CA)                               

Kate Palmo (NM)                                         

Fionna Buck (NM)                                          

Andrea Lyle (CO)                                          

Sharry Bartlett (BC,Canada)                          

Paul Kline (CT)                                             

Yvonne Burk (CA)                                          

Martha Rae Baker (NM)                               

Diane Kleiss (NM)                                          

Linda Fillhardt (NM)                                    

Yvonne Burk (NM)                                     

F.G. Yost (NM)                                             


April 13, 2015

Beginners Encaustic Workshop 

with Sherry Ikeda

This one day class introduces the student to the basics of working with Encaustic paints. You'll learn how to apply the wax to a panel, build up the layers of wax and paint with colored hot wax. I stress how to safely work with the hot wax and touch on the ways you can imbed things into your piece, create depth, collage, transfer images and incorporate other mediums. All materials are supplied in this introduction to Encaustics class.

Workshops run from 10am to 4pm.  Cost $175.00 per person.  All materials supplied including wax and 12 x 12 panels. 

To schedule a workshop please contact me at  Two and three day workshops are available on request.

Sherry's Studio
4 Zorrito Court
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Friday, February 6, 2015

Enkaustikos Instructor – Erna de Vries

Hosted by Kathryn Bevier

 Anderson Alley Studios - Neighborhood of the Arts,   250 North Goodman St. 3rd floor #5, Rochester, New York

Join Canadian Artist/Educator Erna de Vries for an exciting venture into the world of encaustics as you
explore this ancient painting technique which has made a resurgence today.  This 2-day workshop will allow both beginner and experienced participants to unleash their creativity while developing encaustic skills.  Demonstrations in priming, fusing, colour mixing, texturing along with mono printing and collage will enable participants to incorporate these techniques into unique and individual works of art.  A special emphasis will be on image transfers with personalized transfers made for you by the instructor and available upon your arrival.  Dialogues, discussion and interaction will round out the encaustic experience.  All supplies/tools and equipment is provided however participants are encouraged to bring personal collage items. 

March 7 and 8, 2015   10:00 – 4:00
$225 + $25 materials fee


To register please contact Kathryn Bevier:  585 263 6920  
 for more information contact:  Erna de Vries:

To secure you place the full class fee of $250 is required with registration – a non- refundable $50 fee will be deducted for cancellations prior to March 1, 2015 after which no refunds will be given.  There are 3 remaining places left in the workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you there


Here's a list of Encaustic Instructors, along with their contact info,  that has been constructed by Lorna Kemp.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Member Showcase: ERNA DE VRIES

To see more of this member's art work you can go to


 Cathedral Bay, 6x12 inches

 Out Of The Ash, 16x16 inches

 Renewal, 16x16 inches

 Stecio City, 10x10 inches

Transformation, 16x16 inches