National Call for Entries – 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition

Morpho Gallery

Entry Deadline: Jul. 15

5216 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone (773) 878-4255

NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES – 6th Annual Encaustic Exhibition
Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60625
Dates: August 4th – September 2nd 2017
Entry Deadline: July 15th 2017
Opening Reception: August 4th, 2017, 6pm – 10pm
Jurors: Kathy Blankley Roman and Dan Addington

About the Exhibition:
The exhibit is open to artists in the nationally who work in the encaustic medium. Mixed media is welcomed, but media must primarily consist of “hot wax” encaustic.
This year we will allow 3D work as well as 2D work. Dimensions should not exceed 28″ per side, including frame or support. 3D work dimensions not over 28”.

About the Jurors:
After 5 years of successful shows, including: Hot Wax in the City, Wax(N)Blue and Unbound(ed), FUSEDChicago member Kathy Blankley Roman return once again to jury our 6th annual encaustic exhibition.

Kathy Blankley Roman is an award winning abstract painter. She has studied encaustic with Jenny Learner, Chicago and Shawna Moore, MT. Her acrylic and encaustic works have been exhibited nationally and internationally online. The artist maintains a studio in Chicago.

Dan Addington is an artist and gallery owner who has been working with wax since 1989 and exhibiting encaustic work professionally since 1992. His work has been featured in group and solo shows across the US, and is in numerous public and private collections. Dan is owner and director of Addington Gallery, located in Chicago’s historic River North art district, and has included encaustic painters in exhibitions there since organizing their first national encaustic exhibition there in 1996. Addington’s own figurative work incorporates materials such as fabric, oil, wax, tar, gold leaf and various printed matter. The accumulation and layering of these materials echoes his interest in history and the relationships between the stratification of cultures and the layering of memory. In these constructed, overtly physical pieces, Addington seeks to engage the viewer through their own process of physical and spiritual excavation.

The complete application is available to download at:

Exhibition calendar:
July 15th Final Entry Deadline
July 21st Notifications sent
July 29th Artwork received
August 4th-Sept 2nd Exhibition dates
Sept 4th- Sept 10th Pick up art

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