Friday, September 27, 2013

3rd Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition

The Encaustic Art Institutesunset logo
Cerrillos, NM 
For Immediate Release
Douglas Mehrens

Encaustic Art Institute Gallery Presents: 
3rd Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition 
Opening: Saturday, October 5th, from noon - 5 pm

Show remains up through November 4th
Gallery open weekends, noon to 5 pm or by appointment. 
Top: Sydni Kruger, "Nautilus Legacy", Encaustic, graphite and other Mixed Media on Wood Panel
Bottom: Johanna Goodman, "Pantheon", Encaustic, India Ink, Acrylic on Wood

The Encaustic Art Institute opens it's National Juried Exhibition, which was open to all encaustic/wax artists nation-wide to enter.  Michael Kessler juried in 49 paintings out of the bulk of entries for this show.  Michael has been making and exhibiting encaustic paintings throughout the US and Europe for 35 years.  His paintings have been shown in over 250 exhibitions in the USA and Europe, and his work is included in over 25 museum collections.

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.

Four New Mexico artists from Santa Fe and Albuquerque are among those juried into the show. To see a complete list of the selected entrant's names and photos of their work, click here.  will be traveling in to be at the opening on October 5th.  Meet the artists, enjoy the collection of paintings, and get to know the EAI Gallery - Institute.

Encaustic Art Institute:  18 County Road 55A (General Goodwin Road) Just 20 minutes south of Santa Fe on the scenic Turquoise Trail Hwy. 14.  (4 miles North of Madrid). For
map directions, go to  

EAI is a non-profit 501 C3.  85% of all profits go directly to the artist. Call Douglas Mehrens: 505-424-6487 for more information.  Log on to our website:   

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