Encaustic USA

Show ran from 7/1/2013 to 7/20/2013

National Juried Summer Exhibition at ARC Gallery

Join us for our Opening
Friday, June 28 from 6-9 pm

Come for a talk by Paul Klein at the gallery at 5pm

Hear the recording of Paul Klein’s talk about the difference between art and craft


 Images of the work in this show can be seen at the bottom of this page.

ARC Gallery presents Encaustic USA, an exhibit of 2-D and 3-D work by 29 artists.  Paul Klein and Shelley Gilchrist juried the show, selecting works that showcase diverse styles of art in which encaustic is used.

Among contemporary artists during the past dozen years, there has been a surging interest in exploring different uses of wax in their work, creating a virtual encaustic renaissance.  Art work created with encaustic is recognizable by the many and varied effects that can be achieved, depending on the artist’s intent:  brilliant color; luminosity; surfaces that show brushstrokes, or are notably smooth or richly textured.

Encaustic USA displays the versatility of wax in the painting, drawing, monoprint, photography, and sculpture of twenty-nine accomplished artists, in styles ranging from abstract (or abstracted) to representational to conceptual.  The work highlighted in this exhibition makes full use of the medium of encaustic, and demonstrates its expressive potential realized through the individual artists’ visions.

Participating artists:

Peg Bachenheimer – Donna Zarbin Byrne – Lauren Carter -Helen Dannelly – Judy Edwards – Thomas Frank – Alicia Forestall-Boehm – Mille Guldbeck – Julia Heatherwick – Jeff Hirst – Nikkole Huss – Birgit Huttemann-Holz – Katsy Johnson – Deborah Kapoor – Diane Kleiss – Deborah Landry – Bonny Leibowitz – June Linowitz – Jane Michalski –

Joan Fellows Moriarty – Yvonne Prisble – Lynda Ray – Audrey Robertson – Gwendolyn Terry – Rodney Thompson – Michele Thrane – Karen Tichy – Laura Weiser – Barbara Williams


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