Sunday, December 2, 2007

Texas Wax/Houston Inaugural Meeting

Pictured L to R are Billie Forney, Cynthia Robertson, Robert McGehee, Suzanne Shield-Polk
Texas Wax/Houston is a confirmed fact. First meeting was held yesterday at my house of like minded artists who share interest in beeswax as an medium. We are in fact artists who feel more inclined to identify ourselves as "mixed media" artists rather than "Encaustic artists" but even that may be too specific. However, one of the attributes of the encaustic medium is it's versatility and compatibility with other "stuff". With that in mind, we come together to learn, share, and spread the word.
At this juncture, we have decided to come together as a loosely structured organization,
meeting monthly. Intentions are to share work, ideas, comments, and techniques. We are hoping to plan and offer workshops, retreats, and exhibition opportunities for our members.

Next meeting will be on the January 6, the first Sunday of January.

If you are an artist in the Houston area already working in encaustics and who would like to find out more about this group leave contact information at the comment button. I will get back with you.


Linda Womack said...

Hi Gwen,

Congratulations on your first meeting! I'm so glad you found plenty of interest. We are having great fun though our IEA chapter here in Oregon. I wish you all well and will follow your progress on the blog.

Take care,
Linda Womack
Portland Chapter of the International Encaustic Artists

Gwendolyn Plunkett said...

Thanks for your interest and help.