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Museum of Encaustic Art



to Dec 16


2018 Event Calendar

Museum of Encaustic Art & Encaustic Art Institute

Friday, February 2nd through July 14th rotating permanent collection art work showing in Museum

Saturday, March 10th – CALL FOR ART:  Global Warming is REAL

Monday, May 14th – CALL FOR ART:  Flux EAI/IEA Juried Exhibition

Saturday, July 14th – OPENING: 2nd Annual Global Warming is REAL   Noon - 5

Saturday, July 14th through Sunday, September 2nd - Second Annual Global Warming is REAL Exhibition

Wednesday, Sept 26th through Sunday, September 30th -  Artisans Materials Expo  and 

EAI/IEA  International Retreat

Friday, September 28th – OPENING: Flux EAI/IEA Juried Exhibition  5-8 pm

Friday, September 28th through Sunday, November 4th  - Flux EAI/IEA Juried Exhibition 

Saturday, November 17th – OPENING:  Holiday Fundraising Show  noon - 5

November 17th through December 16th – Holiday Fundraising Show Exhibition

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5:00 PM17:00

ARTsmart & Museum of Encaustic Art Benefit & Silent Auction

On Friday, November 10, from 5-7 pm Guy Cross, founder and retired publisher of THE magazine for 24 years, and photographer for 55 years, is generously offering an exhibition to support ARTsmart and the Museum of Encaustic Art. For this benefit, held at the Museum of Encaustic Art, thirty of his framed photographs and over 50 works of art by other photographers and artists will be sold in silent auction. Sales to benefit ARTsmart, whose mission is "teaching art, literacy, and life skills, empowering and transforming lives" and the Museum of Encaustic Art, with proceeds going to support the FREE children's art education center/workshops. Champagne, Art, Food and Friends!  BE THERE, IT MATTERS!

Silent Auction: Friday November 10th, 5 - 7 pm

$25/personMembers of the Museum, FREE. 

Location: Museum of Encaustic Art, 632 Agua Fria, Santa Fe NM 87501. There is plenty of free parking behind building.

Exhibition continues through December 17th.

Contact: Douglas Mehrens:  505-989-3283,

For more information, and to purchase tickets in advance, visit:

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to Oct 29

Encaustic Art Institute Members Juried Exhibition

DISCOVER THE ART OF WAX! Thirty-eight Encaustic Art Institute members from across the nation and Canada were juried into this diverse exhibition. The unifying medium is encaustic/wax and is represented in 2-D and 3-D with a mixture of mediums that are creatively explored. Encaustic/wax is the fastest growing medium in the nation. The Museum of Encaustic Art and Encaustic Art Institute houses the largest collection in the nation. Exhibition work is for sale.

To see the full list of artists chosen for this exhibition by juror James Marshall, click here .

The juried exhibition will run from September 30th - October 29th, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 30th from noon to 3 pm at the Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria Santa Fe, NM 87501.

For more information, contact Douglas Mehrens,

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to Aug 20

Theme Exhibition: "Global Warming is REAL"

Global Warming Is Real. Something that has been on the top of our minds for quite some time. As scientific reports and photos document the changes in our earth's atmosphere, we become sensitized to how global warming impacts us now and in the future. In this juried exhibition, artists from across the country working in encaustic/wax entered work to be selected based on their creative interpretation of the theme.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 1, 10 -5 pm

The opening July 1st was a huge success. Many exhibiting artists were present for the opening, locally and from out of state. The juror, Garrett Smith attended and was generous with his time and attention to artists. He was impressed by the exhibition and said it is always interesting to look at the juried pieces up close and personal, versus on a computer.

We had two sales that day, one from the exhibition – Kate Snow with her piece Encaustic Iceberg 004. Kate’s piece was also selected by the Albuquerque Journal North  to be featured with their wonderful article in the Friday paper. And one from the member’s side of the gallery, Lauri Borer.

From noon to 2:30, Catherine Trapani demonstrated cold wax and oil technique. She pulled a good sized audience and kept them captivated. Catherine offers a workshop at the Encaustic Art Institute the remainder of the summer and next fall.

We also ran an ad in THE Magazine and one in the Pasa Tiempo section of the Friday New Mexican. Click here to see ad. The exhibition was picked up by media with our calendar listings and museum openings, as well as the Tourism group. Credit goes to EAI member Deanna Kovacs and her husband John, who volunteered to help with an extensive effort in Media saturation for this show. They also spent time to update our media contacts and organize everything in Excel format.

To see the full listing of exhibiting artists in this show and photos from the opening, please go to the Encaustic Art Institute's website. The exhibition continues through August 20th.

Exhibition runs from July 1 - August 20

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