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 WAX Reception on Sunday!
WAX Title Wall
One Thing Is Not The Other by Barbara Downs on exhibit title wall.

 WAX: Contemporary Encaustic Works 

March 1st - April 15th

Reception: Sunday, March 4th, 2-4 PM


Don't miss the first full exhibit of encaustic work in Santa Cruz County! Curated by Wendy Aikin and Daniella Woolf, this exciting exhibit showcases 77 contemporary artists working with "wax" (encaustic medium) which is a combination of beeswax, damar resin, and pigment. The word 'encaustic' comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint first used by artists over 2000 years ago. Today's artists have found many new and exciting ways to utilize this versatile medium, including printmaking, collage and sculpture. 


Participating artists in this juried exhibit include many of your local favorites as well as those who have sent their work to us from as far away as Alaska and Germany. You will be amazed by the diversity of artwork on display - the processes, techniques, and subject matters demonstrate the scope and range of this exciting luminous material.


Thank you to Wendy Aikin and Daniella Woolf for curating and jurying this fabulous exhibit!  Many thanks go out to our exhibit sponsors: Wax Works West, International Encaustic Artists, Evans Encaustics, R & F Paint, and Enkaustikos. 

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 PVAC Call For Artists for Alternative Processes in Photography  

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 16th, 5pm  

Photo Alchemy
PVAC is issuing a nationwide Call for Entry for our upcoming juried alternative photography process exhibit, PHOTO ALCHEMY: Alternative Processing in Photographic Media juried by Brian Taylor, Janet Fine and Ted Orland (jurors) and Hedwig M. Heerschop (curator).


Where to Enter: Entries will only be accepted online at:  www.pvarts.org/alchemy/entryform


Who can Enter: This exhibit is open to artists (U.S. Residents, age 18 and older) working with alternative processes in photographic techniques and materials such as: albumen, photo gravure, photograms, tintypes, daguerreotypes, carbon dichromates, gum bichromates, emulsion on metals, cyanotypes, wet-plate collodion, Polaroid transfers, liquid light, VanDyke, platinum and palladium. No digital, c-prints or gelatin silver prints will be accepted unless combined with an alternative process. For further questions regarding eligible processes e-mail curator: hedwig@pvarts.org


More information & Call for Entry:  HERE 


Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processing in Photographic Media will run from May 3 - June 17, 2012 at the PVAC Gallery.