GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL – NATIONAL JURIED ENCAUSTIC EXHIBITION

The Museum of Encaustic Art’s National Juried Encaustic Exhibition on the theme “Global Warming is REAL” runs from July 1- August 20 at the Museum of Encaustic Art, 632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM.  The exhibition reception is on Saturday, July 1 from 10 – 5 pm. One hundred and six artists entered a wide array of work based on the theme of global warming.  We are very pleased that so many artists were inspired by the theme of the exhibition. Thank you to all the entrants! The jury process was highly selective. The juror, Garrett Smith, chose 37 pieces to be juried into the exhibit.  Congratulations to the winning entrants! The exhibit will feature the work of the following artists:

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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.

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Kate Snow (OH), Encaustic Iceberg 004

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.

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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.

The exhibition continues through August 20th.

For more information about the Museum of Encaustic Art, visit moeart.org

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