Past Exhibitions > Contemporary Encaustic 2015

This national juried exhibition showcases contemporary works that exhibit a wide range of styles and imagery that incorporate the encaustic medium.

Encaustic is a word that is used to describe the medium as well as the painting process. A Greek word (enkaustikos) meaning ‘to burn’, encaustic utilizes melted bees wax, damar resin, and pigment to create the paint. It is one of the oldest painting mediums, dating back to the Egyptians and the Greco-Romans. The beauty and fun of encaustic is that it is conducive to experimentation in both realistic and abstract expressions.

Nineteen artists were selected for this exhibition based on their innovative approaches to traditional encaustic materials. You will see an exciting array of techniques, methods, and exploration into unexpected relationships between encaustic and a surprising variety of other materials.