Wednesday, December 30, 2009

4th Annual Encaustic Conference

I've been wanting to go to this conference since the very first one. Something always came up in past years. This year, I plan to go. Note that the first come, first served registrations start January 15.

Let's get a lot of TX WAX people there this year.

4th Annual Encaustic Conference Montserrat, Beverly, MA

http://montserratencausticconference.blogspot. com/

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Luminous Layers

There is a new juried show for encaustic painters coming up soon in Oregon. The title of the show is Luminous Layers, Exploring Contemporary Encaustic.

Twenty artists were chosen and twenty more will be juried in for the show to be held in June,2010.

The prospectus can be found at the link above.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Minutes from Nov 22 meeting at Peggy Epner’s studio in Allen

Members in attendance: Teri Lueders, Deanna Wood, Karen Chaussabel, VET, Linda Disosway, Junanne Peck, Antoaneta Hillman, and Peggy Epner

The next meeting will be at Deanna Wood’s studio in Sanger, January 17th. No December meeting.

Peggy discussed the possibility (very preliminary) of proposing a group show at PFAMily Arts, a new performing and visual arts center in the Lakeside shopping/dining development in Plano. (Next to Weir’s on Preston Road). It would be helpful if members could send some recent examples of their work (reasonable file sizes, please) to Peggy, so that she can make a presentation to the director of the facility.

Deanna Wood said that she would be following up on a possible show at the ArtCenter of Plano.
Junanne Peck and Peggy Epner will drive to Kilgore on Dec. 10 to pick up work from the Alchemy of Encaustic show. Please make arrangements with them to get your work. Donations will be accepted for gas and packing materials.

There was an impromptu discussion about materials and marketing between members.

VET is hosting a “Make It & Take It” studio day on Dec 5, 12 - 5pm. 235 Murray St., Dallas.

Linda Disosway is giving a shibori workshop at the Arboretum on Dec. 12.

Deanna Wood announced a Holiday Bazaar at the Encaustic Center Dec. 13, 11-3pm. There is still space available for selling small handmade goods.

Karen Chaussabel and Susan Sponsler currently have a show “Two Journeys” at the Encaustic Center.

Peggy Epner has work with several other artists at PFAMily Arts in Plano and will have work in a group show opening at the Bath House on Dec. 5.

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is offering free membership to artists who create an ornament to auction at their Blue Yule event.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Alchemy of Encaustic

Here are some pictures from the installation of the "The Alchemy of Encaustic" exhibit currently up at Kilgore College's Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Gallery, 1100 Broadway Kilgore, TX. The show will remain up during college hours through December 10.

Artists exhibiting are:
Rhonda Daniel, Brett Dyer, Peggy Epner, Nancy Ferro, Carolyn Fox-Hearne, Deborah Houston, Larry Kitchen, Jackie MacLelland, Cheryl McClure, Stan Pearson, Junanne Peck, Janet Reynolds, Juliana Robles, Carolyn Todd, Jan Velayas, Darlyne Hartman, Angela Hearne and Deanna Wood.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October meeting

Carolyn Fox Hearne will be hosting the meeting at Kilgore College.

Ann Dean Turk Fine Arts Building
Kilgore, TX
Sunday, October 18
1-3 pm

Directions from Dallas:
Off of Interstate 20 take the Kilgore exit (HWYS 259 & 31). Stay on
that road until you see the college on the right and an walkway
overpass. We are on the left at the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts
Building. The building is #27 on the map.

Please deliver your work for the Kilgore show.

Here's a list of the participating artists:
Rhonda Daniel
Brett Dyer
Peggy Epner
Nancy Ferro
Carolyn Fox-Hearne
Darlyne Hartman
Angela Hearne
Deborah Houston
Larry Kitchen
Jackie McClelland
Cheryl McClure
Stan Pearson
Junanne Peck
Janet Reynolds
Juliana Robles
Carolyn Todd
Jan Velayas
Deanna Wood

Hope to see everyone there!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Encaustic Methods and Techniques Exhibit at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

We had a beautiful reception at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus on September 3rd. The exhibit will be on display until October 8th. The exhibition is located in The Art Corridor II on the second floor of the main building at the TCC Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, Texas 76018. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Twenty-one of the Texas Wax/Dallas artists are represented and there are over fifty pieces to view. The exhibition has been featured in the Star Telegram, Dallas Observer, the TCC newspaper The Collegian, and TCC website ( Come see what the "buzz" is about!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Global Swarming

Global Swarming: An Exploration and Reflection of Colony Collapse Disorder

Featuring artwork by members of Texas Wax

Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. , Dallas, Texas 75210
(214) 428-7476

September 4, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Opening reception: September 4, 6-8 pm
Grand Opening of Butterfly House: September 12 & 13

Texas Discovery Gardens is located through Gate 6 at Fair Park

Global Swarming is an inaugural exhibit in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium.

Artists featured:
Ivonne Acero
Kristy Battani
Trayc Claybrook
Charlotte Cornett
Rhonda Daniel
Linda Disosway
Diane reader Dorn
Brett Dryer
Peggy Epner
Nancy Ferro
Laura Griffin
Darlene Hartman
Carolyn Fox Hearne
Antoaneta Melnikova Hillman
Larry Kitchen
Teri Leuders
Jackie Maclelland
Cheryl McClure
Carmen Menza
Junanne Peck
Michelle Pryor
Janet Reynolds
Patty Rooney
Susan Sposler-Carstarphen
Silvia Thornton
Carolyn Todd
Deanna Wood
Mary Wright

note: the graphic above can be downloaded and used to email to your mailing list.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August 16 TexasWax/Dallas Meeting Minutes

In attendance:
Patty Rooney, Mary Wright, Teri Lueders, Michelle Pryor, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphan, Brett Dyer, Carmen Menza, Juliane Robles,Vet, Rhonda Daniel, Silvia Thornton, Margaret Kunkel

Discussed news from Austin:
Membership dues
August 17 deadline to pay or name will be removed from website. (Addendum—Marilyn is not removing any names at this time…) But please if you have not paid sign up thru the website ASAP.

Austin Group Meeting September 19.
All chapters invited. Austin members will present their work, a light lunch will be served 10:30-1:30 p.m. Location: TBD (perhaps Bay6 Gallery and Studios OR Sharon’s house...Hope lots of people from Dallas can come!!

November 7: "10" in Austin (fund raiser show—one night only)
No entry fee. Prices start at $100. 80% to the artist, 20% to TexasWax.

The committees will be in charge of how the proceeds (as with all money) will be spent. Final approval of treasurer and president is always necessary

All pieces s/be 10" x 10" x 2" & address the title "10" Enter up to 5 pieces. Only requirement beyond size is that member has paid dues.

Sharon to put final prospectus out early next week.

TEXASWAX Board Members to be announced very soon!!!
Again the committee chairs will decide where and how funds are to be spent…annual shows, groups shows, individual shows, etc. will fall under programming chair/ is another committee is communications (advertising, website, promotions, etc.) and then development will be in charge of obtaining more funds when we need them...through grants, donors, membership, etc. Each year we are eligible to elect a new treasurer (in any city) to maintain the account...approve, etc...

Most of the Board members/committee chairs have been chosen and will be announced once the at large position is filled.

Global Swarming:
Deanna is currently finalizing the design of the postcard and will keep us updated. We will have costs to share from reception, postcards and special hardware purchased to hang the show.

All artwork hangs until end of show. The artwork is for sale. TDG takes 10%. They will close out books monthly and issue checks.

Janet is trying to shop the showas well and believes that discussion is in order for future shows.

Pertinent Dates:
The only schedule change was in the entry deadline (Aug 9) and the notification date (now Aug 21)
(Show runs September 1 to January 4, 2010)
August 28th 10-5:00 Deliver artwork to Texas Discovery Gallery
Include artist's statement and resume
August 29th, 10-? Hang Art Saturday
Sept 4, 6-8 TEXASWAX Opening.
January 3 Exhibition closes

Next Texas Wax Dallas meeting:
Sunday, Sept 20 from 1 to 2:00 at Texas Discovery Gardens.
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 75210
(214) 428-7476

No ticket is necessary until the fair officially opens. The GRAND OPENING of the Butterfly House is a huge event BEFORE the Fair opens with press & funders in attendance. Fair officially opens Sep 25.

Discussed the good turn-out at the WAXY 100 Show!

Brett Dyer: TCC Exhibit: Encaustic Methods & Techniques
52 pieces are hanging: Opening is Sept. 3, 4-6pm
Postcards were passed out—contact Brett if you need some.
Show closes October 8 and the pick-up of artwork can be discussed at next meeting.

Kilgore College Show: The Alchemy of Encaustic
Oct. 1 Entry deadline. (Form available soon on website)
Deliveries can be made at the Oct. 18 meeting: Location TBD
Oct. 29 Official delivery to Kilgore College....

HOWEVER, if you are coming to the opening and want to help hang the afternoon of the 30th, great! Carolyn will need to have the pieces no later than 2:00 p.m. on the 30th.

October 30 Opening Reception 6:30 to 8:30

The college does not charge commissions on any sales. The checks would be made directly from purchaser to the artist.

For more info. Contact Carolyn at

Other issues:
Discussed terms for artist compensation and how we need to be very thorough when securing a show as to details of the venue’s policies regarding time frame of payment. Commissions, credit card fees, etc… this is the wake of the Degrees show where such issues/problems arose.

Also discussed how we need to take advantage of the TexasWax (State) website and to be thinking about what we post there as well as/vs. our Dallas site/blogspot…

Teri Lueders encouraged members to sign up to the LinkedIn Texas Wax group. The point of the LinkedIn group is so that we can share our unique business contacts for the purposes of networking, and that once you join, you should be sure and request LinkedIn connections with other members and accept any requests you receive from other Texas Wax members, too. That way we can all can leverage the strength of LinkedIn and possibly take advantage of new business opportunities.

We need a volunteer to host October 18 meeting.

See you all at next meeting Sept 20 @ TDG!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Texas Wax members in VAST members exhibition in Denton

Three Texas Wax members have work in the VAST members exhibition that is on display now in Denton. They also won awards!

Visual Arts Society of Texas
21st Annual Juried Members Exhibit 2009

Junanne Peck - $75 Carpenter-Wild Associates Award II
“Three Balls and One Fish Kite”
6” x 8”

Deanna Wood - $25 VAST Merit Award IV
"Forgotten Road"
gouache, collage, and encaustic
24" x 24"

Mary Wright - $250 First Place – Littie Grooms Award
"New Day"
relief and intaglio print

Center for the Visual Arts, Meadow Gallery
400 East Hickory Street, Denton, Texas

Currently showing through September 4
Hours: Tues. – Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Juliana Robles
"Emotion Series: Fear & Confusion"
9" x 49" x 27"

The piece pictured above, by Juliana Robles, was selected for the juried New Texas Talent exhibition at Craighead Green.

Go to the gallery website to see images of all the work in the show:

16th Annual New Texas Talent
July 25 - September 5, 2009

Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street, Dallas, 75207

Congratulations, Jules!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Call For Entries

Although this is not necessisarily for encaustic painting, I got this prospectus for a Seven State Biennial. The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the sponsor of the exhibit. You can download the prospectus here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Encaustic Show Prospectus

Call for Submissions

Fifth Annual Encaustic Exhibition – March 2010

Conrad Wilde Gallery is reviewing submissions from artists working in the encaustic medium for inclusion in our Fifth Annual Encaustic Invitational to be held March, 6th 2010 through March 27th 2010.

• All 2D and 3D work that is hot wax-based is eligible.
• All work must be ready-to-exhibit with appropriate hardware.
• All works submitted must be available for sale.
• Any framed work that is accepted, frames must be approved by curator prior to delivery.
• All works submitted must be consistent with our selection criteria as described in our “General Call for Submissions” at the following website address:

Submission Instructions

• Include 5-10 images of eligible work on CD Rom (4x6 jpeg 350dpi). Include detail images when helpful. Please include pictures of framing if applicable.
• Include image list identifying all images. Indicate: Artist Name, Date, Title, Medium, and Price.
• Include Artist Statement and Resume.
• A $35 non-refundable submission fee.
• Complete submission packages should be delivered or mailed to Conrad Wilde Gallery, Attn: 5th Annual Encaustic Invitational.
• All submissions must be received no later than October 25, 2009.
• Questions may be addressed to Please, no phone calls.
• Email submissions are not accepted.

Submission Guidelines
Under no circumstances will the gallery accept walk-in appointments, give live portfolio reviews, or accept original artworks during the initial submission review process. At the gallery’s discretion, a secondary review process may involve a studio visit or portfolio review (by appointment) after the gallery has reviewed the complete submission package.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Encaustic Show Prospectus

I'm passing along a propectus for a juried show at the Grosse Pointe, Michigan Art Center for encaustic artists.
Click here for the Prospectus pdf.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 19, 2009 Meeting Minutes

7/19/09 meeting minutes

Mary Wright
Deanna Wood
Teri Lueders
Silvia Thornton
Rhonda Daniel
Karen Chaussabel
Brett Dyer
Junanne Peck
Nancy Ferro
Robin Walker
Charlotte Cornett
Peggy Epner
Denise Spillane

Encaustic Methods: TexasWAX/Dallas
Brett brought information about the Encaustic Methods: TexasWAX/Dallas exhibit at Tarrant County College.

Brett took some of the work and will get more at the closing of the Meltdown exhibit at the Art Hotel.

They will install at TCC on 8/11, most likely in the evening. If you’d like to help, email Brett at western26 at

Also email Brett your resume and statement, and let him know if you need him to pick up your work from the Art Hotel.

New statewide Texas Wax group
Become a member by August 15 in order to keep your link on the website. If you don’t have a link there, when you join your link will be added.

You can join online here:

Plano Art Centre
Charlotte mentioned that she’d spoken to someone at the Plano Art Centre and they wanted us to exhibit and Deanna had, too. Deanna sent in a proposal for the group requesting the April 9 – May 8, 2010 slot in their large gallery.

They provide postcards up to a certain quantity and we can pay for extras if we want.

They also provide food and beverage for the reception.

They take a 25% commission on sales.

They hang the show but we can have it curated or juried if we want.

They say there’s no fee for using the space, but they do have a hanging and lighting fee and they say it usually stays below $300.

Following prospectus
There was discussion about confusion over some of the guidelines for exhibitions. Please read and follow the prospectus that is provided.

Global Swarming
Remember that August 1 is the deadline to send your jpgs to Janet. The prospectus is available on the files section of the Google group site.

(If you can’t access the Google group, then you might need to set up a Google account. If you still have problems, contact Deanna at deanna.wood at

Janet is trying to set up something that would be at the MAC during the exhibition.

Collaboration exhibit at Art Hotel
To accommodate some of the collaborative pieces, Janet is talking with Joanna at Art Hotel to have an exhibition in October of the collaborative work that fits the Global Swarming theme.

Members in shows
Silvia Thornton has work at Haley Henman.

Mary Wright and Patty Rooney have work in the VAST 125-Mile Exhibition at TWU in Denton. And Mary’s piece won an award.

Deanna Wood and Trayc Claybrook will have some of their Waxy Buildup work in a show called Women’s Work…? at the Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.

Junanne Peck has work in the TVAA show in Dallas and D├ęcor in North Dallas.

Next meeting
Sunday, August 16, 1-3 pm at Patty Rooney’s – 8035 Nimrod Trail, Dallas

note: Dallas blog
If your name is not listed on the list on the right and you would like it to be, please email Deanna at deanna.wood at and she’ll add you. If you have a website or blog that you’d like to link to, include that, too.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Meltdown @ The Art Hotel Gallery

Tonight we had a great turn out at the Meltdown opening at The Art Hotel Gallery. Thank you Johanna for such a wonderful space. Join us again for the closing reception on August 8, 2009.