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WORKING WITH WAX: Contemporary Encaustic Painting in Northern California
Curated by Thomas Morphis

Dates: January 21 – March 6, 2010

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: Mark Perlman
Encaustic Demo: February 4, 1-4 PM,
Art Gallery: Mary Black.
Sponsored by R&F Handmade Paints



225° F: Encaustic Encounters
November 6, 2009 - February 6, 2010

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 West King Street
ASU Box 32139
Boone, NC  28608
Telephone (828) 262-3017
Fax (828) 262-7546
Find us on the University Maps website.


Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
Encaustic Works by Mary Black - February 2 - March 1, 2009

Gary Farrell Winery
10701 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 473-2909
Our tasting room is open to the public daily
(except major holidays) from 11am to 4pm.
Tours & Private Tasting are also available.
Download press release


arc gallery
Encaustic Works by Mary Black - Oct. 17 - Dec 10
Meet the Artist - October 24, 2008

arc gallery
132 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, Ca 95448
t 707.433.2147
f 707.433.2157
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Bakersfield Museum of Art
Melt my Art: Encaustic Expressions Show
May 22 - August 28, 2008

Beginning May 22, the Bakersfield Museum of Art will present an exhibition titled Melt my Art:  Encaustic Expressions.  Mary Black will be one of a diverse group of eight contemporary artists included in this show. Bakersfield Museum of Art Website


Mary Black Featured in California Homes,
The Magazine of Architecture The Arts & Distinctive Design

Mary Black is featured in the July/August 2007 edition of California Homes, in the article "A Country Cottage - After Collecting Treasures From Around The World, Designer James Marxo Brought Them Home To Furnish His Napa Valley Retreat"

California Homes, July/August 2007, pg. 117

"In the entry an encaustic painting by Mary Black
provides a backdrop for the Indian bronze vessels
which rest on the entry table..." p. 117


Mary Black to show at Encaustic Works 2007

Mary Black's work is one of only 44 pieces chosen (out of over 2000 submissions) for:

Sixth International Biennial Exhibition juried by Joan Snyder

August 4th – September 29th, 2007
Kingston, New York
The Gallery at R&F and Watermark/Cargo Gallery
Opening reception: August 4th, 5–8pm

October 31st – December 1st, 2007
Muncie, Indiana
Traveling to Ball State University’s Atrium Gallery
visit for gallery information and hours

Click here for pdf announcement!


Cowboy Maggie Featured on Wine Label!

Mary Black's Cowboy Maggie is being featured on Eric Kent Wine Cellars 2005 Chardonnay label!

Click here for more info!



Mary Black's work featured in the National Encaustic Show
at the Portland Art Center!

32 NW 5th Avenue, Portland OR • 503.236.3322
Wednesdays - Sundays: Noon - 6pm

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