IEA Chapters


AlaskaWax - Anchorage, AK
AlaskaWax is the Alaska chapter of IEA and is based in Anchorage, but represents the entire state.

Co-Presidents are Tami Phelps and Terisia Chleborad.

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TexasWax - Austin, TX
This Texas Wax is the IEA Chapter for the Austin area.

Baltimore, MD/Washington DC
This is the chapter for Baltimore, Washington DC & the surrounding areas. Anyone in the Mid-Atlantic region is welcome to join.

CanWax WestCanwax West was founded in November, 2011 by Thea Haubrich & Shary Bartlett and is the first chapter of the IEA that is outside of the United States. Our chapter encompasses the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Please visit our website for more information on our chapter, upcoming events and exhibitions

Chair: Judy Byer
Vice-Chair: Bethany Handfield 
Treasurer: Linda Swales
Secretary: Jan Kreut
Membership: Mandy Rollins


SWFL WAX is a new chapter of IEA founded in 2018. This chapter serves all cities in Southwest Florida and is open to all members of IEA.  Our goal is to inspire, promote, and support encaustic artists with meetings, workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions.

President: Madeline Sugerman

Vice President: Sherry DeGennaro

For additional information email:

Currently serving all Southern California Cities.

Lincoln, NE - Midwest Nebraska

Massachusetts, NE - MassWax
MassWax is the chapter for Massachusetts, but meetings and membership are open to artists in the other New England states.

Memphis Area, TN - BluesWax
BluesWax represents encaustic members in the Memphis metropolitan area and the surrounding cities.

Northern Rockies IEA
Northern Rockies IEA was formed to connect Encaustic Artists living in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

CanWax East - IEA Ontario, CN           Canwax East was formed by Maggie Doswell, Linda Virioin & Karen Chisvin. The current President is Mary Ambrose.  March 2013, very much influenced by the leadership of CanWax West. We welcome new members. To find out about becoming a chapter member email to OR call 416 707-7574.

Portland, OR - IEA-PDX
IEA-PDX is the Portland, Oregon chapter of IEA


FloridaWax is a Florida Chapter of IEA located in Orlando Florida founded in 2017 by Shelley Jean and Anne-Marie Bercik. We welcome all Florida artists working in Encaustic to join us! 

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TexasWax-San Antonio, TX
This Texas Wax is the IEA Chapter for the San Antonio area.

San Francisco, CA - N. CA/Bay Area
This is the chapter for the San Francisco, California Bay Area, Bay Area.

Sierra Wax Artists
The Sierra Wax Artists chapter represents Sacramento, California and the surrounding area.

SAZWAX - Tucson, AZ
SAZWAX is the IEA chapter for southern Arizona.

WisWax Panel, IEA Wisconsin Chapter
Co-founded by Ashley Gordon & Allyce Lees in 2013, WisWax Panel serves Wisconsin & the Great Lakes region.  Our goal is to connect, promote & support encaustic artists through networking, demonstrations, workshops, business strategies & exhibition opportunities. Visit us on Facebook


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