Social Media Guidelines, User Generated Content Terms and Cookie Policy

I don't know much about the computer. How can I get help putting my images and profile on the website? 

Download these instructions (complete with screen shots, arrows and helpful tips).  If you're confused or have other issues, please contact us, and we will help you get your profile and images onto the IEA website.  

I just sent in my application and payment. What happens next?

You will receive a welcome email which outlines topics of interest with links to the website and our social media feeds.  You can download instructions for creating your Artist Profile (bio and artwork images).  

Your membership renewal is then due one year from your join date and if you haven't received notification, please email the Membership Director to make sure your membership does not lapse.

How to link to your public IEA profile and portfolio

You can include a link to your public IEA profile in your marketing and promotions efforts.

  1. Go to to https://www.international-encaustic-artists.org/Artists
  2. Type your name in the Search box
  3. To open your profile page, click on your name from the list below the Search box.
  4. Your IEA public profile internet address will look something like this:


    To create a cleaner looking link, you can also add the copied hyperlink to text, i.e. Your Name using the hyperlink tools of the editing program you are using.

  5. Click in the internet browser address box then Copy the address and paste it to any location that you would like such as an email, your portfolio website, Facebook, LinkedIn or any other online platform.

How can I begin an IEA Chapter in my area?

IEA is an all-volunteer international organization which began from an enthusiastic group of encaustic artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, it has grown into an international organization because of the popularity of encaustic. There are certain guidelines and benefits as to what constitutes an official IEA chapter. The President and Vice President of a new chapter must be members in good standing with the IEA. However, chapter members-at-large are not required to be IEA members, but it is recommended. For more information about how to start a chapter, go to our Chapter pages, or email our Chapter Development Chair who will coordinate with you.

Have another question?

Email us your question and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!   
Or click here for a listing of our Board and Committee Chairs names and email addresses.

Social Media Posting Guidelines

IEA’s social media channels create an environment where our artistic community can safely share their creativity and art in images and comments.  We ask that you always show courtesy, kindness and respect.  We do not allow advertising or sales, but at our discretion, we may promote exhibition and grant opportunities, or feature vendors who have donated to IEA’s programs.  Please keep comments relevant and please follow all terms of the stated social media platforms.  We will delete comments that are offensive, hateful, inflammatory or discriminatory in any way, or promote sexually explicit material or violence.  We reserve the right to block users who do not follow these guidelines.

IEA User Generated Content - Terms of Use 

International Encaustic Artists (IEA) promotes our artist members by providing opportunities to highlight their images on our website, social media channels, and in occasional promotional materials. 

IEA does not claim ownership of members’ content, and our use is solely intended to promote our member artists – through sharing images of artwork, techniques, art studios, exhibition news, etc.   You, as a member of IEA, acknowledge that you are the creator of the artwork/images/written word (content) or that you have permission to share the content, and if you did not take the photo yourself, that you give credit to the photographer.  You give us permission to show your username, profile picture, and information about your actions (such as “likes” and “shares”).  You certify that you are at least 18 years of age.

We are requesting your explicit permission to post the content you submit to us (whether directly or from the use of hashtags) in our website and social media for the purposes of highlighting your art, as well as showing the creative diversity of IEA’s artist members and promoting the encaustic medium.

If you choose to allow us to use your submitted content, and have not yet granted permission, please fill out this short form.  

Rev: June 1, 2020

Cookie Policy

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