Two alumni of the inaugural class of Artist INC Live Omaha were selected to display work in the Fifth Annual National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition at the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, N.M., Oct. 1-31, 2015. Nearly 60 artists from around the country are included in the exhibit, highlighting the wide range in which contemporary artists use wax to achieve their visions.
Lori Elliott-Bartle will exhibit her 30×30” mixed media piece “Prairie Road,” made with oil colors, cold wax medium and handmade paper flecked with mica. Lori mixes softened beeswax with oil colors and other media to create paintings depicting light, movement and emotion related to the landscape. She’s inspired by big skies and open vistas. She simplifies shapes, saturates them with color and highlights them with contrast, resulting in works with depth and variation in surface texture.
Robin Zagurski will show “The Voice of Perpetual Becoming (Hesse),” a 40×56” framed oil paint and coldwax painting on Arches paper. Zagurksi experiments with materials, color and shape. “Thanks to the facilitators and fellows in Artist INC for not only for encouraging me to apply to major shows, but also for giving me the tools to write a successful application. A year ago, it never would have occurred to me to apply to a national juried show, let alone think that I might be accepted.” (gessopaintrepeat.com)
The Encaustic Art Institute (eainm.com) promotes public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of encaustic art. It offers space and programs for children and professional encaustic artists to exchange information and technique for working with wax. And it provides all encaustic artists with a place to display and sell their art in its permanent gallery.