IEA and The Pacific Art League 
are co-hosting a collaborative juried exhibition -
"Changing the Narrative"

 CLICK HERE to enter 

Friday, February 2nd 
(12mid Pacific time)

Changing The Narrative"  - CALL FOR ENTRY

Changing the Narrative: A special exhibition of encaustic and cold wax at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA in collaboration with International Encaustic Artists

March 8 - April 30 2024

Art provides a way to tell stories visually. Through mythology, fairy tales, cultural commentary, dream imagery, family history, and personal narrative, art has sought to examine the challenges and mysteries of how we live; to interpret and understand our world and share those thoughts with others. Art can expand a viewers perception or even create a change in their perspective. This exhibition will showcase the evolving ways in which artists are incorporating narrative ideas into their work, from abstract to representational.

We are fortunate to have DeWitt Cheng as our juror. DeWitt Cheng is a San Francisco-based critic, curator, teacher and blogger. He has written hundreds of reviews on the visual arts in the Bay Area during the past 12 years to such print and online publications as, Artweek,,, Art Ltd.ArtillerySculpture,,, East Bay Express,, East Bay Monthly, and In addition he has written and writes for galleries and artists.


Call Opens December 4, 2023

Last day to submit January 28 February 2 2024

Acceptance notification February 16, 2024

Shipped artwork must be received at Pacific Art League by Friday, March 1, 2024
Artwork may also be dropped off in person at Pacific Art League on Thursday February 29 and Friday March 1 between 11am and 4pm

Opening Reception March 9th, 2024, from 4-6:30 pm 

Show Closes April 30, 2024

In person pick up on May 2 and May 3 between 11am and 4pm

Additional exciting programming such as demos, artist talks, and workshops are being planned! 


All artists working in wax as their primary medium

Entrants must be 18 years or older


Wax (cold or heated) must be the primary medium. Artists can use any substrate they like, and may combine other materials into their work. 3 dimensional sculptural work is also welcome. 


ALL submissions will be online uploads of images of your artwork via at this link

If you are new to using, PLEASE read the following carefully, and watch the tutorial video below before entering.

     * To apply, register for the call at the above web address by creating an account (or logging in if you already have one) with You will get an email confirmation of your registration with a link to complete your submission.

     * Pay the submission fee, which will allow you to submit 3 unique artworks for $35.  Please note that uses the term "applications" to refer to artwork submissions.  Once you are registered, you will need to submit a new application for each artwork, but you only need to register and pay the fee once. IEA members in good standing are eligible for a 25% discount on the submission fee; look for a coupon code to be emailed to active members.

     * Add the requested information and upload an image for each artwork application. You are permitted to upload one additional detail image with each application. There are instructions along the way to help you.

     * Don't worry if you make a mistake or want to change your applications; you may continue to edit them until the call end date by logging back into your account. 

     * There is a 60 minute time limit, so it is best to have all your images and information gathered and ready to go before beginning the entry submission (but you can always make changes later if needed)

Please submit images as jpg files using the following guidelines: 300 dpi images under 10 MB with the longer side dimension no smaller than 960 and no larger than 3200 pixels.

Submission period is December 4 2023 - January 28  February 2 2024

Once the call is over, you may check the status of your application by logging into your account at Juried status, receipt of artwork at the venue, and sales will be updated there.


All entries must follow the timelines provided.

Image submission via must follow the guidelines in the IEA prospectus

To be juried, entries must:

   • Be original

   • Have NOT been exhibited in previous IEA juried exhibitions

   • Have NOT been completed under instruction or in direct association with a class or workshop

   • Be 48" or less on the longest side, and no more than 50lb

Once accepted, artwork must:

   • Be ready for display

   • Have a completed ID tag attached to the back, upper right-hand corner of the artwork. You will be able to print this ID tag through

   • Be part of the exhibit until the closing date and NOT picked up early by the artist or purchaser

NOTE: IEA reserves the right to reject entries, if necessary, in the interest of safety and ability to handle.


Please include a sales price for your work, or NFS if you do not wish to sell it. PAL will take a commission of 50% on all sales of artwork, so make sure your work is priced accordingly.


PAL will insure works of art against damages incurred while on display at the PAL gallery. Neither IEA nor PAL will be responsible for loss or damage to any work of art during shipping. 


Artwork must have an ID tag attached to the back, upper right-hand corner of the artwork. You will be able to print this ID tag through

Accepted Artwork is to arrive at Pacific Art League no later than March 1, 2024. Artists are responsible for all shipping charges to and from the exhibition site. Shipped work must be received by signature, and with a prepaid return label included in the box.  Artists may also choose to drop their work off in person at PAL gallery on either February 29 or March 1, 2024, from 11am to 4pm.  In person pick up dates at the show conclusion will be announced later.

Honorary recognitions will be based on accepted physical artwork delivered to Pacific Art League. The juror, IEA, and PAL reserve the right to reconsider delivered artwork if it is different from the submitted image. These works may or may not be included in the exhibition at the discretion of the committee.

International Encaustic Artists (IEA) supports the growth and advancement of encaustic and wax artists at all stages of their careers and provides opportunities and resources within a global community. 

For more information about International Encaustic Artists, or to become a member, click here!

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