Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Online Article about the NEW Encaustic Art Gallery

Online story about the NEW Encaustic Art Institute Gallery opening this week in the Railyard Art District downtown Santa Fe, NM    http://www.chasingsantafe.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Encaustic Art Institute Move's to Santa Fe- Grand Opening


The encaustic/wax movement comes to Santa Fe. The Encaustic Art Institutes has moved it’s headquarters from Cerrillos NM to Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District. The new 4500 square foot gallery located at 632 Agua Fria, features a Permanent Collection that demonstrates the diversity of this ancient medium and a gallery with over 100 pieces of encaustic/wax artwork for sale. The wide range of encaustic artwork comes from their 180 members nation-wide. The outreach to the community will be a place to learn about the encaustic medium, such as demonstrations, workshops and teaching children.

The Encaustic Art Institute is also celebrating its 10th anniversary during their grand opening on Saturday March 27th from 6-9 pm. There will be art, food, bar and live jazz that evening to create a festive gala opening. This will be a ticketed event. For more information or to reserve your tickets, contact the Encaustic Art Institute at 505-989-3283 or mehrens@eainm.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event by cash or check only. As a non-profit organization (501C3), artists will receive 70% from the sales of their artwork. Local encaustic artists will volunteer their time to man the museum/gallery so that donations and portion of art sales will go back to funding The Encaustic Art Institute’s new center.

To also help fund the new facility, The 901 Gallery will join the Encaustic Art Institute during it’s first year of operating the new space. For the entire month of April – the 901 Gallery will be exhibiting Gina Marie Erlichman, Robert Gigliotti, Karen Frey, Niki Sherey, Paul Steiner and Carrie Quade in a portion of the new space.  The planned schedule of operation is from Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Two Day Encaustic Workshop with Karen Frey

Contemporary Realism

Two Day Encaustic Workshop with Karen Frey
March 28 & 29 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Location:  Sherry & John's Studio
4 Zorrito Court
Santa Fe, NM  87508

Cost:  $575 all materials included
The goal of this workshop will be to complete a painting. While this may sound ridiculously easy, it may be more challenging than you think. During the workshop we will discuss many basic painting elements such as composition, applications, linear drawing, characteristics of pigment, color theory and color development. In addition we will contemplate aesthetic concerns.

I will demonstrate a number of stages that play a part in the evolution of a painting. Following each demonstration the class participants will attend to that particular step on their own paintings. We will volley back and forth: I work / you work as often as our paintings need and time allows.
 During the student painting sessions I will make every effort to speak to each student on an individual basis.
To register: http://www.gallery901.org/#!simpl-e-schedule/c1qkw
For more information:
contact Sherry Ikeda
Gallery 901
901 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM  87501


Encaustic Workshop With Willow Bader

April 4th or April 5th, 2015
In Santa Fe, New Mexico
One day workshop with internationally acclaimed Encaustic Artist Willow Bader. April 4th 10am-4pm or April 5th 10am-4pm at the Sherry Ikeda and John Schaeffer Studio.

Cost: $350

Class Description:  Willow will assume that you have a basic understanding of encaustic technique and will focus on teaching her style of painting.  She will teach you how to set up your studio so that it lends itself to vertically painting an encaustic image.  Topics covered: Using a heated pallet to mix colors of oil paint and encaustic medium, painting with brush and palate knife, scraping and fusing on vertical panel, and how to work with drawing materials and encaustic on paper.

The more advanced you are in encaustic technique, the more you will advance in incorporating Willow's teaching into your own style. However, even if you have only a basic understanding of encaustic, Willow will be able to help you learn much more about the many uses of this wonderful medium.

All materials and tools provided.

Limited to six students.

For more information contact Sherry Ikeda Gallery 901 at 505-780-8390 or visit our website at www.gallery901.org