June 11 - August 11, 2023
From the organizers:
“The International Encaustic Artists Annual Juried Exhibition will be hosted in Texas at the SanAntonio Art League and Museum in June and July of 2023. The theme of the all-encaustic exhibit is Wax and Wildflowers, a tribute to the fabled Davis Wildflower Competition of 1929 when wealthy oilman Edgar B. Davis asked the San Antonio Art League to put out a call to artists all over the world to paint Texas wildflowers. Davis’s vision and the Art League’s efforts attracted accomplished artists from around the world, resulting in SAALM’s distinguished collection of Texas art.
For this new exhibit, SAALM and IEA invited national, international, and regional encaustic artists to interpret the theme of wildflowers using the medium of encaustic wax in any way they wanted – as a call for sustainable plantings, a metaphor for uncultivated nature, an abstract concept, as eco-prints with wax, or any other creative variation.
Dr. William E. Reaves and his wife Linda, gallerists and historians, served as Jurors for this show. Bill Reaves wrote the book Texas Art and a Wildcatter’s Dream: Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League. Both Bill and Linda are collectors of early Texas art, helped develop the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) and operated a prominent fine arts gallery in Houston for more than a decade. They selected 50 pieces from 38 artists for the exhibition.
Wax and Wildflowers is the first exclusively wax-media exhibit held in this area. It opens on Sunday, June 11, with a reception that is free and open to the public. The two-month long show will be accompanied by a private preview on June 10 as well as hands-on encaustic workshops and demonstrations at the Art League’s Semmes Studio in June and July. Awards will be presented at the opening reception on June 11 from 3-5 PM. Check the SAALM website for details –
About the San Antonio Art League & Museum
The San Antonio Art League and Museum (SAALM) is a venerable building in the heart of the King William Historic District. Built in 1896, this intimate house-turned-museum and gallery now houses over 600 works in its permanent collection, which focuses on Texas artists. Works in all media – including paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, ceramics, and sculpture – are available for public viewing. Revolving contemporary exhibits highlight both local and regional artists and represent the unique work of diverse Texas talent. Located at 130 King William, the venue is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and admission is free. The San Antonio Art League & Museum, the oldest arts organization in San Antonio, is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.”
On View: June 11, 2023 | 12–5 pm
130 King William Street
San Antonio, 78204 TX
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