Readers of my blog will remember that last fall Bev Goldie and I went to Santa Fe for the Encaustic Expo.  Part of the activities was a show at the Museum of Encaustic Art in downtown Santa Fe on Agua Fria Street (bottom photo on left). If you click the link above you will see a two-minute video that gives a little encaustic history, shows the museum (see middle photo below, just one of many walls in this bright, exciting space), and shows a selection of paintings.  MOEA is the first encaustic museum in America.  It highlight over 150 diverse styles of encaustic related paintings including paper and photography, mixed media, cold wax, and monotype. The Encaustic Art Institute, which runs the museum, has over 200 members.  There is a separate member’s gallery (to the left of Bev Goldie standing in the museum’s entry in the photo on the right). Members can enter a painting for sale in the Member’s gallery.  My painting is part of the MOEA Permanent Collection.


My painting, “Many Moons Ago,” is the artwork accepted into the permanent collection of the museum.  It demonstrates several techniques including accretion in the moons, gold leaf (imitation of course) also in the moons (easiest to see in the lower right moon), multiple shellac burns (throughout the center), and includes pastel as well as pigmented wax and clear medium.  Many Moons Ago, 20″ x 15″ before framing, was created on Gatorboard provided by a resource grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Mayor Ginther and Columbus City Council.