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In Flawed Abundance

Running from April 7, 2017 to May 6, 2017 in the Main Gallery

The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) and the New Art Center in Newton (NAC) are pleased to announce a juried call for encaustic artwork for the upcoming exhibition, In Flawed Abundance to be hosted at the New Art Center from April 7 through May 6, 2017.

Stripped of causes and plans and things to strive for,
I have discovered everything I could need or ask for
is right here—
in flawed abundance.

from “Accepting This” by Mark Nepo

This exhibition explores the riddle of living, the struggle to be content with the moment, with what is. Rather than wishing things were different – not wanting what we have, wanting what we don’t have, Mr. Nepo points to the deep truth that everything we need is right before us. Encaustic painting lends itself perfectly to this concept of here and now”. There is an immediacy to encaustic which suits an intuitive style of working and its inherent translucent characteristics readily express a wide range of subject matter.

Mr. Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. He is also a cancer survivor and is well known for his book entitled The Book of Awakening.

This call will be juried by the esteemed Miles Conrad of Conrad Wilde Encaustics Gallery in Tucson, AZ. Mr. Conrad is an artist, educator, and gallery owner who has been active in the encaustic community for over 20 years. He has an extensive exhibition and publication history, and has also developed his own line of encaustic materials. He was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 La Vendéene Awards Banquet. Since 2005 he has been the director of the Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, Arizona where he developed and implemented exhibition program for contemporary visual arts center emphasizing abstraction and innovation.

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