Texas Wax Encaustic Artists Austin Chapter to Hold Exhibition in Historic Georgetown, Texas

Texas Wax Encaustic Artists Austin Chapter to Hold Exhibition in Historic Georgetown, Texas
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2011 - PRLog -- Join artists from the Austin chapter of the Texas Wax Encaustic Arts Group on Saturday night, February 5th, 4-7 pm for an opening reception and juried exhibition showcasing artwork from encaustic artists in the Central Texas Area. Called "Hot Cakes of Wax" the event will be hosted in historic Georgetown, Texas at the Georgetown Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas.

The event will include work by artists:
Kristy Battani
Suchitra Gautam
Kay Hughes
Judy Ommen
Mary Mettenbrink
Maggie Norman
Stephanie Rubiano
Carol Schiraldi
Dianne Talley
Robin Tripaldi
Carolyn Todd
Kathy Van Torne
Cari Vaughn
Nancy Weaver

The exhibition will continue through February 26. Juried by prolific encaustic artist and instructor Sharon Kyle Kuhn of Bay6 Gallery and Studios, the "Hot Cakes of Wax" exhibition will highlight the work of encaustic painters from the Austin chapter of the Texas Wax encaustic painting group. According to Sharon, "The space is so well suited and can accommodate a large number of pieces. [I was] extremely impressed with the quality of the work and the work submitted far exceeded all expectations of excellence. The work will also be highlighted by the beauty and scale of the space."

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The molten liquid is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though a variety of materials can be used. The practice of encaustic painting is both historic and modern-dating back to the Fayum mummy portraits from ancient Egypt around 100-300 AD but also used by modern artists of the 20th century including Jasper Johns.

Texas Wax is a regional encaustic painting society dedicated to promoting the ancient art of painting with wax. The group is quite active, showing work in group and solo exhibitions, presenting workshops and demonstrations, and supporting and promoting the ancient art of painting with wax. Texas Wax has also recently announced that it has become the newest chapter of the International Encaustic Artists (IEA) group. This will be the last group exhibition by the Austin chapter of Texas Wax before merging with the international group and showcasing work through their international channels.


About Texas Wax

Texas Wax promotes encaustic arts throughout the state of Texas and beyond through programming, events and educational materials that educate art collectors, art dealers, aspiring artists, students and the general community.

Texas Wax provides support and education for its members through workshops, seminars and group meetings regarding the use of the medium, business advice and artistic review.

Texas Wax Arts is a nonprofit organization. The group website is http:texaswax.com

About Texas Wax/Austin
Texas Wax Austin was formed in the spring of 2008 by Austin painter Sharon Kyle Kuhn, of Bay6 Gallery and Studios. The Austin group started with 10-15 members then more than doubled in size and has gone on to show work in many exhibitions, hold workshops, teach and otherwise promote encaustic arts in the Austin and Central Texas area.

About Georgetown Library
The Georgetown Library is located at:
402 W. 8th Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Tel: (512) 930-3551
http://library.georgetown.org/

The hours are:
M-Th 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
F 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun Noon – 5 p.m.

Driving Directions:
From Austin:
Take IH35 North to exit 261. Turn right at University Ave, traveling east. After the second light, look for Martin Luther King, Jr. which is on the left. On Martin Luther King, Jr., drive north to 10th street. At the stop sign, continue through the intersection on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Continue through the stop sign on 9th street and then at the stop sign on 8th, turn right. Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. 8th Street.

From Waco/Dallas/Ft. Worth:
Take IH35 South to exit 261. Turn left at University Ave., crossing IH35 bridge, traveling east. After the second light, look for Martin Luther King, Jr. which is on the left. On Martin Luther King, Jr., drive north to 10th street. At the stop sign, continue through the intersection on Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue through the stop sign on 9th street and then at the stop sign on 8th, turn right. Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. 8th Street.

About Sharon Kyle Kuhn
Sharon graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from New York University. She studied painting with Lisa Yuskavage, Freya Hansell and Emily Chang, as well as other professors actively involved in the New York art scene.

After relocating to Northern California in 1997, she became an active participant and member of the San Francisco art community. Her studio was located in the emerging artists community of Hunter’s Point and later at the Alameda Art Works in San Jose. During this time, her work focused on large scale abstract paintings as well as smaller mixed media works.

Sharon moved to Austin, Texas in 2005 where she now teaches and works as a full time artist. Her works are in a number of corporate and private collections. Sharon's website is http://sharonkylekuhn.com/.

About International Encaustic Artists
The International Encausitc Artists (IEA) is a professional artists' organization that seeks to raise the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing global information exchange and raising interest about encaustics in the art world and with the general public.

The organization can be reached on the web at: http://www.international-encaustic-artists.org/index.html.

Contact Information
Carol Schiraldi
Texas Wax/Austin
(512)663-1027
cschiraldi@austin.rr.com
www.texaswax.com

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Carol Schiraldi
Carol Schiraldi
Texas Wax/Austin Chapter
(512)663-1027
cschiraldi@austin.rr.com
www.texaswax.com
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