7th Annual Encaustic Show
Show dates: August 24th – September 22nd, 2018
Opening Reception: August 24th, 2018- 6pm – 10pm
August 2018 (Chicago)- The 7th Annual Encaustic Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring work by encaustic artists from around the country, including California, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Quebec, Ohio, Tennessee, Colorado, New Jersey, Washington State and Illinois.
“Encaustic painting involves a beautiful combination of beeswax, pigment, and heat. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. Unique because of its technical process, yet unifying because of its painterly and sculptural qualities, encaustic painting is being explored by artists today as a re-visitation to a traditional medium.”
Artists within the show offer a wide variety of styles of encaustic including portraiture, abstraction, landscapes, nature, sculptures, collages, and a wide variety of techniques including hand-drawn image transfers, spray paint, pastel, embellishments, and oil, encaustics on wood, panels, paper, arches, and birch (to name a few!).
Amelia Currier, Barry Katz, Cat Crotchett, Dianna Woolley, Elizabeth Schowachert, Jim Nulty, JuliAnne Jonker, Kathy Blankely Roman, Linda Foley, Lynda Ray, Megan Klim, Nancy Cusack, Rinat Goren, Sher Fick, Dan Addington, Ann Ino, Carol Myers, Clare Jorgensen, Elizabeth Harris, Gina Louthian-Stanley, Jody Paulson, Kari Hall, Laura LaRue, Linda Mayer, Mara Manning, Michael Teters, Patricia Lagger, Ritch Hanna,
And Tracy Casagrande Clancy
About the Jurors/Curators:
Kathy Blankley Romanis anaward winning artist, whose expressive paintings have appeared in shows nationally, online and in numerous private collections since 2011. Using acrylics, encaustic or oil & cold wax, she is a process painter. Roman prefers a limited palette and works in layers, employing contrasts of texture, opacity and gestureto create tension and a sense of depth and history. Mostly small to medium in scale, her works have been described as “large paintings in a small space”. They suggest an intimacy which invites viewers to come close, to explore and experience them through their own personal filters.
Dan Addingtonis an artist and gallery owner who has been working with wax since 1989 and exhibiting encaustic work professionally since 1992. His work has been featured in-group and solo shows across the US, and is in numerous public and private collections. Dan is owner and director of Addington Gallery, located in Chicago’s historic River North art district, and has included encaustic painters in exhibitions there since organizing their first national encaustic exhibition there in 1996. Addington's own figurative work incorporates materials such as fabric, oil, wax, tar, gold leaf and various printed matter. The accumulation and layering of these materials echoes his interest in history and the relationships between the stratification of cultures and the layering of memory. In these constructed, overtly physical pieces, Addington seeks to engage the viewer through their own process of physical and spiritual excavation.