IEA Chapters

We hope that you'll consider joining your local IEA Chapter. Chapters offer members a sense of community, resources, support, and perhaps the opportunity to exhibit or critique your artwork. If you don't see your area represented here, we encourage you to start your own! Click here for more information on how to start a local Chapter in your area.

ALASKA - Alaska Wax

Alaska Wax is the Alaska Chapter of IEA, and represents the entire state. This Chapter is based in Anchorage, but is currently inactive.

President: Tami Phelps


NorCAL Wax is a Northern California Chapter of the IEA serving artists working in encaustic and cold wax focusing on building community, sharing resources, exhibition opportunities and artistic support.

President: Melissa Stephens
Vice President: Karen Buttwinick

EUROPE - International Encaustic Association European Chapter -

The IEA Chapter Europe's purpose is to promote and further encaustic fine art and artists in Europe by offering grants and awards, organizing events, retreats and workshops and further the artistic education of its members. It collaborates with the IEA.

President: Lora Murphy (Ireland)
Vice President: Bettina Egli (Switzerland)

FLORIDA - Florida Wax Chapter -

Florida Wax is a Florida Chapter of IEA, located in Orlando and founded in 2017 by Shelley Jean and Anne-Marie Bercik. This Chapter welcomes all Florida artists working in Encaustic.

President: Shelley Jean
Vice President: Anne-Marie Bercik



SWFL WAX is a Florida Chapter of IEA that serves Southwest Florida artists. Based in Naples, this Chapter is open to all encaustic artists who are members of IEA. This Chapter's goas is to promote and support encaustic artists, including cold wax artists, with meetings, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions.

President: Madeline Sugerman
Vice President: 
Sherry DeGennaro
Treasurer: Carol Lutgen

VIRGINIA - Roanoke, VA Chapter
This Chapter meets bi-monthly to share information and educate others about the wax medium. Members host critiques and showcase their artwork in exhibitions at least once per year. Classes and workshops will also be available for those wishing to explore hot and cold wax.

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