ConVergence - WAX ON THE WATER
Morro Bay, CA

April 7-10, 2022  

Beginners Workshops:  April 6-7, 2022
Additional Workshops:  April 11-12, 2022

ConVergence - Wax on the Water combines an intimate retreat with an art exhibition, artists' reception, and multiple workshop opportunities in a beautiful coastal setting.   Morro Bay is a small coastal community located on the Central Coast of California, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Enjoy miles of unspoiled beaches, nature trails, estuaries and the world-famous Morro Rock.

Attend IEA's intimate retreat by the bay with a small group of artists and a shared experience (demos, panel discussions and talks).  Share meals and get to know your fellow artists (Meet & Greet reception, continental breakfasts, and lunch buffets.  Attend the La Vendéenne Award dinner (included with the retreat).  

Attendees who are new to encaustics can add a pre-retreat beginner workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, April 6-7, 2022.  Attendees can also sign up for one of the multiple post-retreat workshops being offered on Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12, 2022. 

Workshop-only attendees are invited to join the retreat attendees on Sunday, April 10, 2022, for a continental breakfast buffet, an IEA meeting, and a presentation/demo by one of our workshop instructors. They can also participate in our members art exchange. And everyone is welcome to attend the IEA Juried Exhibition and artists’ reception on Sunday afternoon.

The retreat and exhibition will be held at Art Center Morro Bay located in the historic downtown area, within walking distance of the Embarcadero and multiple inns and hotels. Workshops will be held in Morro Bay and nearby Los Osos.

Morro Bay - Lodging, restaurants, things to do

Map of Morro Bay - retreat & workshop venues

Cancellation and refund policies

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IEA is sponsoring a juried exhibition in the Russell Gallery
at Art Center Morro Bay in Morro Bay, CA.
April 7 - May 5, 2022

Artists' Reception - April 10, 2022
Juror:  Pamela Smith Hudson

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We are committed to the health and well-being of our retreat and workshop participants.  We will be carefully following current California guidelines for safe social gatherings, including, but not limited to increased cleaning, social distancing, the requirement of masks in indoor spaces, and hand sanitization. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and to sign a Liability and COVID-19 Release.   

Members need to Login to get the Members price for the Retreat Registration.

To register for the Retreat, an Awards Dinner for a guest, and/or one or more Workshops, a registration from is included with each item for your convenience.   NOTE: You only need to register once but you will need to add each of your choices to your shopping cart.   The LaVendéene Awards dinner is included in the price of the Retreat, but if you would like to bring a guest, please click below to add the dinner ticket to your cart.

Click HERE for the list of Retreat demos & presentations
Each of the instructors participating in the retreat demonstrations, panel discussions, and presentations is also teaching pre- or post-retreat workshop. 
See the list below to register for these workshops.

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(1)  Click on the event/workshop(s) you wish to attend (from the selection below),
add them to your shopping cart, and check out. 
Make sure you get a confirmation of payment. 
The payment confirmaton is your guarantee of a place at the Retreat or in the workshop of your choice.  
(Simply completing the registration form does not guarantee your space.)

(2)  Complete the registration form AND the Liability Release form. 
Each event/workshop has a link to the Registration and the Liability Release form
at the bottom of the page after the description (or use the links below). 
Note:  You only need to complete the registration and release forms ONCE,
regardless of how many workshops you attend.


Artwork copyrights are held by the individual artists and all rights are reserved for all the artwork
used in presenting and promoting the 2022- ConVergence Wax on the Water Retreat.

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