Dates: January 21 – March 6
Encaustic painting has seen a revival in the past few years, particluarly in the bay
area. Featured are innovative Northern California artists who have been exploring
the physical and expressive possibilities of working in beeswax. Highlighted is the
conceptual, emotive and plastic diversity that encaustic engenders as a painting
medium. Artists include Tracey Adams, Mary Black, Emily Clawson, Robin Denevan, Eileen
Goldenberg, Howard Hersh, Lisa Kairos, Julie Nelson, Mark Perlman, Carrie Ann Plank
and Eleanor Wood.
Opening Reception: January 21, 4-6 PM, Art Gallery
Artist's Talk: January 25, 12-1:30 PM, Newman Auditorium:
Encaustic Demo: February 4, 1-4 PM,
Art Gallery: Mary Black.
Sponsored by R&F Handmade
November 6, 2009 - February 6, 2010
"225° F: Encaustic Encounters is the first exhibition focused entirely on
encaustic painting to be featured in the TVCA’s galleries. This curated, invitational
exhibition explores naturalistic themes from the work of exceptional, encaustic artists
who challenge the established traditions of the media by expressing innovation in
the utilization of encaustic techniques."
Mary Black is excited to be included in this show opening November 6 at Turchin Center
for the Visual Arts
423 West King Street
ASU Box 32139
Boone, NC 28608
Telephone (828) 262-3017 | Fax (828) 262-7546
Black received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and BFA from Sonoma State
University. Her abstracted encaustic paintings have been exhibited nationally
to include the prestigious Encaustic Works ’07 juried by acclaimed artist Joan
Snyder. She has been the recipient of many awards and recently her work was
chosen to appear on the label of the highly touted Eric Kent Cellars 2005 Chardonnay. Mary
and her husband reside in Sonoma County, California where they grow premium chardonnay
grapes in the celebrated Russian River Valley.
Encaustic painting is a method utilizing a paint which consists of beeswax mixed with
pigment and fused with heat, thus fixing the colors in the process.