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

We are 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 for the list of names)

Judy Applegarth (Colorado Springs, CO)Lydia Baker (Brooklyn, NY)
Penny Gunderson (Alberta, Canada)
Victoria Foster Harrison (Port Townsend, WA)
Barry Katz (New York, NY)Lyn Kirkland (Dorset, UK)
Gina Louthian-Stanley (Roanoke, VA)Josie Rodriguez (San Diego, CA),
Mary Sullivan (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand), and
 Connie Wood (Hagerman, ID)

Artists will order supplies directly from the company they choose, and both Enkaustikos and R & F Paints have generously offered to increase the value of the grant by offering a 40% discount on paints, plus free shipping within the US.   

We are so grateful to our friends at R&F Paints and Enkaustikos for their generous contributions. 

Click on each grant in the drop-down menu to see our recent winners!


International Encaustic Artists is offering the following grant opportunities.

Applicants should be IEA members in good standing and be willing to maintain membership for one year following following a grant.  Each grant recipient must be willing to submit a written report of the residency or project.

For further information email:

Click on the specific Grants in the right-hand menu
to read more about our winning artists.

Awards & Grants

International Encaustic Artists provides limited funding opportunities for members at all stages of their careers. International Encaustic Artists is committed to the growth and development of its members.

The IEA Emerging Artist Grant is offered to artists new to encaustic who wish to seek opportunities for furthering their knowledge and skills in the medium.

The IEA Artist Project Grant is a $1,250 award for mid-career artists, to be used to support the completion of a project, such as preparing for an exhibition or installation, or the creation and/or completion of a body of artwork.

The IEA Residency Grant is a program which offers a self-directed artist two weeks living and working in a creativity inspiring environment.  IEA will pay fees to Castle Hill (Truro Center for the Arts, Provincetown, RI) for one two week residency for one artist in the spring of 2020.

The La Vendéenne Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement and practice of fine encaustic art. The La Vendéenne [la-vahn-day-en] Awards are named in honor of a fourth century female encaustic artist, Laia, whose buried remains were found—along with the tools of her encaustic art—in the La Vendée region of France.

Grant Applications


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