Member Benefits

AWARDS & GRANTS: International Encaustic Artists is committed to the growth and development of its members and provides specific funding opportunities for members at all stages of their careers, including project grants and grants for emerging artists.

CALL FOR ENTRY: IEA sponsors multi-annual, juried exhibitions. Frequently check the Call for Entry page for information about upcoming exhibition opportunities. 

ARTIST RESIDENCY RESOURCES:  A listing of resources to help you locate residencies, both domestic and international.  In addition, we sponsor one or two residencies at Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, MA.

WAX FUSION: Submit and enjoy issues of Wax Fusion, our online and printable encaustic and cold wax magazine. View online or order a printed copy for your collection. Explore workshops abroad, conducted by our own IEA member artists. Learn from other artists, explore new encaustic and cold wax techniques and read about their tools, inspirations and artistic journeys. Retreats and exhibitions may also be published here.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:  A listing of various organizations designed to advance the careers of visual artist

CHAPTER LISTING: Listing of national and international IEA Chapters with email links. Local chapters have varying goals, but many focus on encaustic & cold wax education, exhibitions, art demonstrations, community building and sharing resources. 

MEMBER EVENTS & WORKSHOPS:  View workshops our teaching members are offering. When you are logged-in as a member you may upload information about workshops you are offering.

ONLINE MEMBER PROFILE: Once logged-in as a member, click on Membership and you will be redirected to the Membership page. Click on Edit Your Profile to add any updates.  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.

ARTISTS BLOG: Discover more about the IEA community. Be inspired by relevant art discussions and member profile highlights.

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Stay up to date on what members are working on, or be featured on IEA social media platforms including: Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest.


ELIZABETH SCHOWACHERT is an artist who also makes contemporary and unique Sumi-e brushes, silicone tools, and other art materials and she is very generously offering a one-time 15% discount for IEA members.   Click here to see these wonderful brushes and tools.   Use coupon code  IEA15% at checkout.  Note: This is a single-use coupon and cannot be combined with other coupons.

ARTWORK ARCHIVE: Artists can get organized, get discovered, grow their business, and connect with buyers all on Artwork Archive. Exclusive 20% discount for IEA members.

JOHN CALVER WOOD PANELS is offering our members a 10% discount on his list prices.  contact: / 619-871-5545 

NICHOLAS WILTON: FREE COURSE: "How to Photograph Your Work" 
Free online, ongoing workshop.  Having good photographs of your work is essential to the success of any artist, and it has never been easier to do this yourself. The advent of new technology such as digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop have made it possible for all creatives to take and edit high quality images of your art.Join us as we walk you through this simple, step-by-step process that will result in outstanding, professional grade images.  To sign up, go to

SOHO MYRIAD: Soho Myriad is seeking artists working in encaustic to be considered for projects for high-end hotels. Soho Myriad is the one of the world’s leading Art Consulting firms. For the past 23 years, Soho Myriad has been advising and providing international art collections for the luxury hotel market. Working in tandem with interior designers and owners, Soho Myriad has delivered art packages to thousands of hotels around the world. "Integrating art with design, we help elevate top-class hotel environments into memorable and valuable expressions of our client’s brand identities." They are particularly interested in work that is minimal, elegant, soft in color and perhaps floral.  They work with artists individually,  presenting their work to prospective clients.   Soho Myriad typically works on a 50/50 split of the retail value with artists similar to many retail galleries. We also have opportunities to work with artists on largescale murals, installations and commissions.
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