R&F Handmade Paints announces
Call for Entry - Encaustic Works 2011
A biennial international juried exhibition-in-print
Selected by Joanne Mattera
The Gallery at R&F is thrilled to announce the Call for Entry for Encaustic Works 2011, the eighth in a series of ever-expanding biennial international juried exhibitions of contemporary works in encaustic. Renowned painter and author, Joanne Mattera, will jury the submissions for this year’s competition.
As one of the few manufacturers of encaustic paint in the world, R&F Handmade Paints has been sponsoring the biennial exhibition, Encaustic Works, since 1997. Our mission is to witness and document the transformation of encaustic from an ancient medium with an enshrined past to a contemporary material with an extraordinary range of physical and creative possibilities. With each exhibition, R&F has published a catalog. For 2011, we have decided to expand the project into the realm of an exhibition-in-print, which we intend to continue as a biennial juried publication. This new format will present an exciting opportunity for artists to share their newest work in a beautiful book, without size restriction, regardless of availability, and free from any packing and shipping concerns. Best of all, featured artists become part of the continuously unfolding story of Encaustic Works!
Artist submissions will be accepted from September 1 through October 5, 2011, through the online organization, CallforEntry.org™, or CaFÉ, (www.callforentry.org). Interested artists will need to register with CaFÉ, and then select the event, Encaustic Works 2011, to begin preparing their submission. There is NO FEE to enter!
About the Juror:
Joanne Mattera is a widely exhibited painter who works in a style that is chromatically resonant and compositionally reductive. She calls it “lush minimalism.” Recent solo exhibitions took place at the Arden Gallery in Boston (2010) and the Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta (2011), the latter her 26th career solo. In New York City, where she has exhibited since 1980, she is currently represented by DM Contemporary. Mattera’s work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times and The Boston Globe, among others. She is the author of The Art of Encaustic Painting, known colloquially as “the encaustic bible,” and the Joanne Mattera Art Blog, which has developed a dedicated following for its coverage of art and artists in New York City, the Miami art fairs, and elsewhere. Until recently Mattera was a Visiting Lecturer in the Fine Arts 2D Department at the Massachusetts College of Art; she now lectures at colleges and universities throughout the country as a visiting artist, where her specialty is Professional Practices. Mattera is the founder/director of the International Encaustic Conference, which takes place in Provincetown, Mass., each June. She divides her time between Massachusetts and Manhattan.