Thursday, August 11, 2011

HOT! HOT! HOT! Art Exhibition at Bosque Gallery, LoneStar College, CyFair

Houston member artists of TexasWAX  exhibited their work this summer at Bosque Gallery, LoneStar College, CyFair campus. The exhibition closes next week. 
Exhibiting artists were Steffani Frideres, Jennie Kimbrough, Julia Koivumaa, Caroline Marcos, Hayes Parker, Gwendolyn Plunkett, Suzanne Shield-Polk and Linda Walker.

L - R Large orange diptych by Julia Koivumaa,  two small pieces by Jennie Kimbrough and five piece series by Steffani Frideres

Caroline Marcos

 Linda Walker 

Jennie Kimbrough

Steffani Frideres

Left wall of gallery looking towards lobby. 

Right wall of gallery: Works by Julia Koivumaa, Hayes Parker and Suzanne Shield-Polk

Hayes Parker

Hayes Parker

Hayes Parker, Julia Koivumaa, Jennie Kimbrough, and Steffani Frideres

Hayes standing next to three of his pieces.

L -R Julia Koivumaa and Hayes Parker

Suzanne Shield-Polk, her large ceramic bottle with encaustic

Suzanne Shield-Polk

Close-up of Suzanne's bottle

Linda Walker

Monday, March 28, 2011

Member News

 Steffani Frideres is showing new mixed media pieces in her exhibition Waxing and Waning at Lone Star College, in Tomball  through May 15. 

The works featured in the exhibit are augmented photographic images which, as the artist describes them “are made, not taken.” Each piece is a black and white silver gelatin print, mounted on wooden panels. Each photograph is coated with an mixture of wax and damar resin, then fused with high heat in order to bond the wax to the photograph. Images are then hand painted with encaustic wax and oil pigment in subsequent layers and fused. “It's a labor intensive process,” Frideres says, “that takes time, and more time.”
Frideres feels this collection illustrates her internal reflections and memories. “Like a slightly fogged or soft focus photograph, these waxed images are reminiscent  of another time and place, forgotten yet uncovered,” she says. You can see more of Steffani's work on her website here.

She has also just published a catalog to go with the exhibition. You can view it here.

Admission to the gallery is free of charge. The LSC-Tomball art gallery is adjacent to the Beckendorf Conference Center, near the college entrance at SH 249 and Zion Road.

College address is:
LSC-Tomball College Gallery
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 777375

Gwendolyn Plunkett has two works in the Pulp Fiction exhibition at the Encaustic Art Institute in New Mexico coming up in April.
Set in Stone II, Encaustic, various burned papers, oil bar on panel, 16 x 16 inches

Set in Stone I, Encaustic, various burned papers, oil bar on panel, 16 x 16 inches

OPENING-April 2: "Pulp Fiction" (works on paper) 
EAI Gallery, Cerrillos, NM   1-6 pm

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Body Language Exhibition at Encaustic Center in Richardson, TX. Through April 3, 2011.

, originally uploaded by theencausticcenter.

My thanks to Bonnie and Deanna at The Encaustic Center for this exhibition.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Encaustic Workshop at Lonestar College CyFair Campus

Here are the numbers you need to register for the Spring Encaustic Workshop at Lone Star College, CyFair.
You will have to register on campus in the CE Department, MOD 1 building.
Encaustic Painting - ARTS C - 3800059   5011-2011 Spring

The class meets in the Arts building Rm 115.
Class begins on Sat. Feb 5 and runs for six consecutive Saturdays.
Class time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Paint, medium,  small wooden panel substrates, some oil bars and oil paint, some paper for collage,  and all equipment are supplied by school.
Students should supply their own drawings, photocopies, objects for embedding, extra collage material compatible with wax, shop towels, and oil bars of your choice of colors.

There are some excellent books on the market today about painting with encaustics. Most can be found on Amazon. Although I have my books available during workshop,  but I suggest you get your own.

This workshop covers the following:
Brief history of wax/encaustic as a medium for art making
Safety precaustions with equipment, tools, and studio ventilation
Types of substrates appropriate for use with wax
Several ways of priming substrates

At end of workshop, participant should have at least 12 paintings that demonstrate a working knowledge of the following techniques:
transparent and opaque uses of encaustic paint, collage with wax, image transfer, embedding objects, pouring techniques, smooth and rough textures, stencils and masks, and dipping methods.

Click here to see more images of some student paintings from previous workshops.