Show dates: August 4th – September 2nd, 2017
Opening Reception: August 4th, 2017 6pm – 10pm
August 2017 (Chicago) – The 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring work by encaustic artists from around the country, including Alabama, California, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and even Canada!
“Encaustic painting involves a beautiful combination of beeswax, pigment, and heat. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. Unique because of its technical process, yet unifying because of its painterly and sculptural qualities, encaustic painting is being explored by artists today as a re-visitation to a traditional medium.”
Artists within the show offer a wide variety of styles of encaustic including portraiture, abstraction, landscapes, nature, sculptures, collages, and a wide variety of techniques including hand-drawn image transfers, spray paint, pastel, embellishments, and oil, encaustics on wood, panels, paper, arches, and birch (to name a few!).
Brad Hook, Cat Crotchett, Laura Graveline, Anna Wagner-Ott, Brenda Erickson, Candace Law, Carol Myers, Carrie Baxter, Cindy Lesperance, Claudia Hollister, David Brown, Deborah Martin, Derek Brennan, Jeannette MacDougall, Jodie Sutton, Karen Ruth Karlsson, Katelyn Patton, Kathryn Isbister, Kathy Blankley Roman, Kay Vinson, Kaylee Dalton, Lamia Holden, Laura LaRue, Linda Mayer, Elizabeth Hubler-Torrey, Patricia Lagger, Penny Park, Rinat Goren, and Teresa Foster
About the Jurors/Curators:
Morpho Gallery is pleased to welcome jurors Kathy Blankley Roman and Dan Addington.
Kathy Blankley Roman returns once again to jury our 6th annual encaustic exhibition after the success of past years’ exhibitions, Edges, Hot Wax in the Cityand Wax (in’) Blue, and Unbound (Ed). An award winning artist, her expressive paintings have appeared in shows nationally, online and in numerous private collections since 2011.
Dan Addington is an artist and gallery owner who has been working with wax since 1989 and exhibiting encaustic work professionally since 1992. Dan is the owner and director of Addington Gallery, located in Chicago’s historic River North art district, and has included encaustic painters in exhibitions there since organizing their first national encaustic exhibition there in 1996.