IEA & Enkaustikos offer five Art Heals Grants

IEA, in partnership with Enkaustikos, is pleased to announce the third of our “Art Heals” series of mini-grants.

We are offering five (5) grants of $200 each for the purchase of Enkaustikos’ products.  The grant will be paid directly to Enkaustikos, and the winners will receive an order form from Enkaustikos and will order directly from them.  

All IEA members who are current with their dues are welcome to enter, even if they have already received a grant or plan to apply for one in the future.  Only one entry per member, please.

Winners will be determined by a lottery draw – simply complete this form

Deadline to enter:  January 15, 2021

Enkaustikos has significantly increased the value of the grant by offering the paints at a 40% discount, which equates to more than $300 worth of product.  And they will cover the cost of shipping $200 worth of products to the winners living in the 48 contiguous states.  They will also pay half of the shipping costs for those living in Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.  Enkaustikos will contact international members directly with shipping costs.

Enkaustikos is also sending a free sample to all US-based entrants who would like to receive one. 

Note that winners can order more than the grant amount, and they will be responsible for the additional costs and any additional shipping costs above the initial $200 grant offer. 

Enkaustikos offers four formats for their paints: 

  • Hot Cakes are in the tins for those who like to have the paint already melted.
  • Hot Sticks are the pastel size sticks that are ideal for people who want to try out a new color or who are into printmaking.
  • Wax Snaps are the larger bars that can easily be snapped if desired and a more economical way of working in comparison to the Hot Sticks. 
  • Original Cakes are one-ounce discs that are not in a tin, and they are available in 1, 4, 8, and 16oz increments. These are by far the most economical, especially when ordering larger quantities.

Enkaustikos will work closely with the grant winner to help them make the best choices. 

We are deeply grateful to Enkaustikos for their unstinting and inspiring generosity and for their unfailing commitment to IEA and the arts community.

We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well.

The IEA Board 
Melissa Lackman, Director of Grants 

IEA, in conjunction with Shawna Moore, is pleased to announce the winners of 2nd "Art Heals" grant opportunity

We had such a wonderful response from our members for this special opportunity
that Shawna extended her generous offer to an additional five members - 10 video series in total! 
We are so grateful for Shawna's generosity and commitment to nurturing creativity
and connection in our global art family.

The winners receive Shawna's 4-video series, “Learning the Art of Encaustic Painting”,
plus written transcripts and technical sheets as part of our Art Heals Grants Program. 

Click HERE for a description of Shawna’s videos. 


Wendy Elliott-Pyle  

Isabelle Gaborit

Brenda Hurst  

Denise Karpowich  

Stacy Nixon  

Gail Steinberg  

Melissa Stephens  

Anne Strout  

Sheary Clough Suiter   

James Trask  

IEA, in conjunction with R&F Paints and Enkaustikos,is pleased to announce the winners of our
our first "ART HEALS" COVID-19 grants!

We were so pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to help our artists during this challenging time.   
The award winners not only span the globe, they display a wonderful diversity of styles and subject matter. 

We will be posting their new work as they share it with us, so check out our 
Facebook and Instagram pages for their work.

CONGRATULATIONS to our winners (scroll down to see their work and the list of names)


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