I was there on the heels of encaustiCon2013, a conference for encaustic art, hosted by the IEA and the weather was absolutely perfect!
The International Encaustic Artists is the oldest professional membership organization for encaustic art, with over 450 member artists in thirty-four states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, including artists in Mexico, Australia, Europe and Asia.
Exploring galleries and visiting with many long time friends, a part of my experience was participating in an Encaustic Master Class with two amazing artists: Ellen Koment & Shawna Moore, who were both presenters at the conference. The workshop was held in Ellen’s studio in Madrid, NM and Shawna was visiting from Whitefish, MT.
Ellen Koment demonstrates her luscious wax pouring techniques.
Shawna shared not only technique, but her wisdom and insights about design and professional development.