Breaking Boundaries:: An exhibit by the artists of New England Wax

Jurors: Lauren K. O’Neal and Sara Zela,

of Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter, NH

January 2, 2014 – January 26, 2014

Reception & Jurors Talk: January 4, 2014, 5 – 7PM

All Day Encaustic Event, Jan. 11, 11AM – 5PM

Artist Talk by Sue Katz, January 26, 1 – 2 PM

All events are FREE and open to the public

(preregistration is required for Jan. 11 event)

Holly Berube, 

Star Globe

, encaustic.

The art in

Breaking Boundaries

, while unified by the medium of encaustic, is defined by personal thematic interpretations. The twenty-one artists participating in this exhibition employ diverse styles and theme as they work toward their personal“thresholds”, challenging the boundaries of message, meaning, metaphor, and materiality.

Jurors Lauren O’Neal, Director of the

Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy

and a faculty

member in Boston University’s Graduate Arts Administration Program, and Sara Zela, Gallery

Manager at the Lamont Gallery have selected 33 pieces for the exhibit.

Encaustic, or painting with wax, is an ancient technique that dates back to the 5


Century B.C,

now enjoying a tremendous in popularity, in large part due to its luninous tactile qualities.The

artists of New England Wax have expanded the medium into new uses and techniques, revealing

its rediscovered versatility and appeal. Both 2-and 3-D pieces are represented in the show. 

New England Wax is also sponsoring a day-long encaustic event with technique demonstrations and

panel discussions. The event is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required.

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Julie Vohs, 

Cabin Fever

, encaustic.

Exhbiting Artists:

Dawna Bemis, Kim Bernard, Holly Berube, Jeanne Borofsky, Debra Claffey, Pamala

Crabb, Pamela DeJong, Susson Dunholter, Patricia Gerkin, Jeanne Griffin, Suzanne Hauerstein, Sue Katz,

Beverly Rippel, Donna Hamil Talman, Dietlind, Vander Schaaf, Willa Vennema, Julie Vohs, Catherine

Weber, Kellie Weeks, Lelia Stokes, Weinstein, Charyl Weissbach

New England Wax (N.E.W.)

is a professional organization of artists living and working New England. N.E.W. is dedicated to furthering artistic goals of its members and raising

awareness of the resurgence of encaustic in the 21