Thursday, December 15, 2016

EAI Holiday Party--a Magical Success!

Both kids and adults enjoyed making encaustic ornaments.

Jorge Bernal giving mono-print demo during the event.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Professor Caroline Haughton from Santa Fe University brought 14 of her art students in for a hands-on demo/tour.

Students were given the assignment of writing about their creative process in encaustic for their next class. Here are some of their observations:
"My experience at Encaustic Art Institute was wildly colorful and completely engaging. I loved touring the gallery and viewing the work from a variety of local and outside artists, and our guides were very knowledgeable about the history and process of fused and pigmented wax creations. Attention to detail and a willingness to embrace creativity was greatly emphasized by EAI founder Douglas Mehrens, who helped our class explore the innumerable facets of encaustic wax creations. I was impressed by the gallery's dedication to promote encaustic work as a true competitor in the art world, and am grateful to have been given the opportunity to learn and experiment with this unique artistic medium. "
"I had a beautiful and creative experience at the Encaustic Art Institute. The two of you created an environment full of strong and positive energy. I really enjoyed learning more about encaustic (a term I had not heard before) and being able to explore this unique form of art. I'm not good with visual arts but this whole experience was very intriguing. This was a new and exciting challenge for me that I am still curious about. I'm inspired to look more into encaustic art and what I can do with it. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to expand my creative mind and skills! "
Tours/demos of Encaustic Art Institute available - 505-989-3283

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Making Your Mark exhibit extended through October 23rd.

 For a great 4-color program of the show, please send a check for $15 to EAI, 632 Agua Fria, Santa Fe NM 87501 and we'll send you one! Check out our Facebook page to see images of all of the selected works. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Congratulations to this year's winners of the IEA's prestigious La Vendéenne Awards. Artistry: Barbara Cone. Education: Gail Steinberg. Innovation: Michael Billie. Media: Douglas Mehrens. Lifetime Achievement Award: Miles Conrad

The La Vendéenne [la vahn day en] Awards are named in honor of a fourth century female encaustic artist, Laia, whose buried remains were found--along with the tools of her encaustic art -- in the La Vendée region of France.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Fun Time at the This Weekend's Encaustic Workshop at EAI.

Go to for future class information. 100% of class proceeds support the EAI.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Dorothy Masom - Encaustic Paintings presented by the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Meyers Maritime Park Museum at the Douglas Bearman Gallery April 1-April 30th

Reception April 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10:am - 4:00 pm 
Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm
1417 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21209

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Congrats to EAI member Lisa Bick for being accepted to juried show at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Sunday, January 17, 2016