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IEA is sponsoring a juried exhibition in the Russell Gallery
at Art Center Morro Bay in Morro Bay, CA.
April 8 - May 5, 2022

Artists' Reception - April 10, 2022

Convergence is the act of separate entities coming together to create something new; a unified whole. In biology it speaks to parallel evolutionary patterns where similar traits spontaneously appear across unrelated species, and the same phenomenon can happen across societies as well.

Convergence happens when knowledge and methods from varied disciplines and cultures come together to spur new thought and innovation.

In a tumultuous era when we can feel divided from one another physically, emotionally, culturally, and politically, the idea of convergence represents hope. What can we do as artists to create bridges; to reach out and pull together rather than push apart?

We invite you to consider and interpret the idea of convergence and submit your work to our new juried show, which will take place in conjunction with our retreat in Morro Bay in April, 2022.

Entries will open in November, 2021, so stay tuned for the formal call for entries in the coming weeks.  We are proud to announce that our juror for this exhibition will be Pamela Smith Hudson.

Russell Gallery at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

About the Juror

Pamela Smith Hudson is a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist.  Her interest in encaustic painting began while working in the art material industry. Smith Hudson joined Enkaustikos as an instructor in 2012. She has a long affiliation with Ampersand Art Supply and recently became a part of the Ampersand Artist Ambassadors program. She has been teaching encaustic painting at Los Angeles California Museum of Art and Otis Art and Design Extension program for the last 8 years. Smith Hudson has previously juried the Buenaventura Open Encaustic Competition in 2015. She has collaborated with the Broad Museum on an encaustic educational video in conjunction with the Jasper Johns Retrospective Exhibition. She was also involved in collaborating with the Getty Museum on an educational historical perspective on encaustic painting.

To view Pamela's work:

See Pamela's short video: Pamela Smith Hudson on Encaustic and Jasper Johns

We are hosting an IEA retreat in April 2022, in Morro Bay, CA.
Click here for more information.

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