Member Benefits

AWARDS & GRANTS: International Encaustic Artists is committed to the growth and development of its members and provides limited funding opportunities for members at all stages of their careers.

IEArt DIRECT IEArt Direct is an online Amazon-powered store designed to help you find encaustic fine art resources in a centralized, convenient location. We work with fine art materials suppliers to offer exclusive member discounts on select items. A portion of each sale made through IEArt Direct will go towards the continuation of IEA grants and scholarship funding through an affiliate program. If you're already purchasing your materials online, please consider doing it through IEArt Direct. 

CALL FOR ENTRY: IEA sponsors multi-annual, juried exhibitions. Be sure to check this link frequently for information about the current Call for Entry. Open call for the ‘In Flawed Abundance’ exhibition at the New Art Center in Newton, MA is currently open, Miles Conrad as our esteemed juror, and the deadline for entry is January 7th, 2017. For full prospectus click on the link above.

ARTIST RESIDENCY RESOURCES: A listing of resources to help you locate residencies, both domestic and international. And be sure to check the Spring 2016 issue of encaustiZINE to learn about workshops abroad, conducted by our own IEA member artists.

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

CHAPTER LISTING: Listing of national and international IEA Chapters with email links.

MEMBER WORKSHOPS/EVENTS: 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 GALLERY: Our online-gallery (which is public) enables you to upload your work. You must be logged-in as a member to upload your images.

MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT: Log-in, click on the ‘Membership’ tab and scroll down to ‘Members Only’ to access the following benefits:

ONLINE MEMBER PROFILE: Once logged-in as a member click on ‘Membership’ (without scrolling) and you will be redirected to the Membership page. Go to ‘Edit Your Profile’ to add any updates.

ARTWORK ARCHIVE: Artists can get organized, get discovered, grow their business, and connect with buyers all on Artwork Archive. Exclusive discount for IEA members. Check the Members-Only Content page for more information.

ARTIST GREENBORD: Artist Greenbord, who manufactures a painting substrate made with recycled wood and covered on both sides with a thin paper covering, has asked us to advise our teaching members that they would like to supply samples of their product for workshop use. If you would like to try this product in a coming workshop, please contact and mention IEA in your email. In addition they have created a special competition for artists using their product. Check the Members-Only Content page for more information.

JOHN CALVER WOOD PANELS is offering our members a 10% discount on his list prices. Check the Members-Only Content page for more information.

SOHO MYRIAD: IEA has been contacted by Soho Myriad, a company that is looking for 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 looking for work that is minimal, elegant, soft in color and perhaps floral. Check the Members-Only Content page for more information.


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