Friday, September 2, 2011


If you are looking for the International Encaustic Conference, founded and directed by Joanne Mattera, author of the landmark book, The Art of Encaustic Painting, click here for the working blogsite.

The International Encaustic Conference,  now produced in conjunction with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and its director, Cherie Mittenthal, is preparing for its sixth incarnation June 1-3, 2012, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the country's oldest continuous artist colony. The preeminent event for artists working in the medium of wax, The Conference is the first and only annual conference to draw from an international roster of university professionals and exhibiting artists whose offerings are unique to this event. 

The International Encaustic Conference, now with Pre- and Post-Conference workshops at Castle Hill in nearby Truro, Mass., offers an opportunity to learn, teach, exhibit, network, and interact with art dealers, curators and critics in a relaxed and non-hierarchical way. It is also a place where lasting friendships, both personal and professional, are made. 

The International Encaustic Conference is not affiliated with any other group using "international" and "encaustic" in its title.  At The International Encaustic Conference,  the focus is not on "encaustic art" or "encaustic artists" but on art made by professional painters, sculptors and printmakers for whom wax is the best means for achieving their personal vision. 

There is no membership required for involvement with The Conference. The fee structure for attendance at The Conference and its related workshops is provided on The Conference blog.