CALL FOR ENTRIES – 7th Annual Encaustic Exhibition
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
Dates: August 24 – September 22, 2018
Entry Deadline: July 20, 2018
Opening Reception: August 24, 2018, 6pm – 10pm
Jurors: Kathy Blankley Roman and Dan Addington
About the Exhibition:
The exhibit is open to artists who work in the encaustic medium. Mixed media is welcomed, but encaustic must be the primary medium.
This year we will allow 3D work as well as 2D. Maximum 2D dimensions should not exceed 28″ per side, including frame or support, minimum size: 8″x8″ or 16 running inches (H+L).
3D works not to exceed 28″ in all dimensions including mount, if applicable.
About the Jurors:
After 6 years of successful shows, including: Hot Wax in the City, Wax(N)Blue and Unbound(ed), FUSEDChicago member Kathy Blankley Roman returns once again to jury our 7th Annual Encaustic Exhibition. Joining her, we are pleased to have Dan Addington from Addington Gallery on board as guest juror.
Kathy Blankley Roman is an award winning artist, whose expressive paintings have appeared in shows nationally, online and in numerous private collections since 2011. Using acrylics, encaustic or oil & cold wax, she is a process painter. Roman prefers a limited palette and works in layers, employing contrasts of texture, opacity and gesture to create tension and a sense of depth and history. Mostly small to medium in scale, her works have been described as “large paintings in a small space”. They suggest an intimacy which invites viewers to come close, to explore and experience them through their own personal filters.
Dan Addington is an artist and gallery owner who has been working with wax since 1989 and exhibiting encaustic work professionally since 1992. His work has been featured in-group and solo shows across the US, and is in numerous public and private collections. Dan is 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. Addington’s own figurative work incorporates materials such as fabric, oil, wax, tar, gold leaf and various printed matter. The accumulation and layering of these materials echoes his interest in history and the relationships between the stratification of cultures and the layering of memory. In these constructed, overtly physical pieces, Addington seeks to engage the viewer through their own process of physical and spiritual excavation.
The complete application is available to download on our links page at: morphogallery.com