These paintings were done nearly a century ago by artists who were tasked with representing the beauty of wildflowers in classic compositions on canvas. Almost a century later, our task is to widen the lens, to represent the wildflower concept in unrestricted, untraditional ways with wax as our only common bond. In a way, this is more difficult because our choices are vast, yes, we are free to go beyond the representational, to celebrate the enduring wildflowers in a new creative conversation. We invite you to share your 21st century work by responding to the call for entries for our upcoming Wax & Wildflowers juried exhibition in collaboration with the San Antonio Art League & Museum.
Whether literal, abstract, or conceptual, we look forward to seeing your wax & wildflower-inspired works!
Images in this clip, courtesy of the San Antonio Art League & Museum:
Spring, Dawson Dawson-Watson, 1927
Wild Poppies, by Isabel Bronson Cartwright, 1929
Elliot Clark, Red-Bud and Wild Plum, 1928
Cactus Flowers, Jose Arpa, 1928
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Celtic ConVergence – Wax Across the Water
An Intimate Encaustic Retreat on the edge of Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland
October 12 - 17, 2023
Pre-Retreat Workshops: Wednesday & Thursday, October 11-12
Post-Retreat Workshops: Tuesday & Wednesday, October 17-18
ANNOUNCING OUR INAUGURAL ARTIST PROFILE BLOG
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Click on the video below for a quick peek into our January/February Artist Profile
- featuring Gina Louthian-Stanley.
Congratulations to our newly elected Board Members
Regina B. Quinn, President and Lyn Belisle, Vice President
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Cover photo courtesy Shary Bartlett. All rights reserved.
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