Embedded: Prints in Encaustic



Opening Reception / First Friday
August 1, 2014   5-8:30 pm

Exhibit Dates: August 1-30

A6 presents “Embedded: Prints in Encaustic”, a juried collection of encaustic work by members of the Portland chapter of International Encaustic Artists, on display August 1-30. A6 will be open First Friday from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm.

Encaustic—also known as hot wax painting—is an ancient painting technique dating to the 1st Century A.D.  Traditionally, encaustic artists heat beeswax and add paints or pigments, and apply the heated mixture to a wood surface.  Encaustic has enjoyed a resurgence in the last two decades. For the “Embedded” exhibit, contemporary artists applied layers of wax over drawings, original prints and hand-made papers.

Artists represented in the exhibit include Amy Royce, Bridget Benton, Chantel Greene, Claudia Hollister, Dianne Jean Erickson, Karen Story, Kelly Williams, Manuela Kalestiantz, Pam Nichols, Robyn Andersen, Ruth Ann Skodacek, Sue Jensen, and Virginia Parks.

The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists’ organization that seeks to raise the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange and by raising interest about encaustic in the art world and with the general public.

Encaustic Class

A6 will offer a weekend encaustic class, “Layering Prints in Encaustic,” October 4 and 5, 2014. A6 Artist Member Ron Schultz will guide participants through a session on monoprinting to create textural and abstract prints. These prints become the raw materials for the following day’s session on encaustic. Visit atelier6000.org for more information. Early registration is recommended.