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The Northville Art House is pleased to announce the HOUSE OF WAX: Juried Encaustic Competition
August 3 @ 8:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
HOUSE OF WAX: Juried Encaustic Competition
August 3 – 25, 2018
The Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI, is pleased to announce the HOUSE OF WAX: Juried Encaustic Competition to be held from August 3 – 25, 2018. The competition features thirty-nine works created by twenty-three artists nationwide who demonstrate the visual possibilities of working with cold wax and encaustic (hot wax). The paintings, prints, collage, and sculptural works selected by competition juror Candace Law reveal the inherent qualities of the media such as depth, texture and luminosity, as well as the unique style of each artist.
Join us at the Art House for the opening reception on Friday, August 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. with an awards presentation and juror’s talk at 7 p.m. to celebrate the following participating artists:
Suzanne Allen, Winnie Chrzanowski, Kellen Deau, Gwen Downs, Kim Ensch, Teresa Foster, Naomi Hart, Beverly Koivunen, Maria Latour, Rosemary Lee, Kathleen McNamee, Jason Merriman, Jody Paulson, Melissa Porter, Cindy Rashid, Melissa Rian, Mia Risberg, Jenny Schwartz, Jennifer Stefanek, Ruth Warnock, Wendy Wernet, Lisa Wight, and Paula Zammit.
Encaustic is an ancient medium that dates back as early as the 4th and 5th centuries BCE in Greece, created by mixing dry pigments with a molten wax, usually beeswax. The medium made a rebirth in the mid-20th Century with the American artist Jasper Johns and since the 1990’s has grown in popularity with the availability of portable electric heating implements such as a hotplate and a variety of tools that has made the medium more accessible. For this competition the Art House put out a national open call for artists to submit work in encaustic and/or cold wax. The artists are competing for six awards totaling more than $750.