Nineteen sculptors and painters who paint in the medium of pigmented wax, and who are taking part in the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, have been invited to exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. The guest curators of the show are conference founder Joanne Mattera and conference director Cherie Mittenthal.
In encaustic painting, pigment is suspended in beeswax rather than oil or acrylic, which gives it very different qualities from other paints. Artists enjoy working with encaustic because it has a luminosity like no other paint. It also has a manipulative quality; the wax dries quickly and can be built up into many layers that can be scraped and cut into and formed sculpturally.
The artists will be attending a closing celebration at the museum Sunday, June 4, from 5:30 to 7 PM after the close of the conference, which runs from June 2 to June 4.
The Cape Cod Museum of Art is at 60 Hope Lane in Dennis.