Songs Never Cease, 48" x 36", by Linda Womack

In June 2010 I will be curating a show called Luminous Layers: Exploring Contemporary Encaustic. The 47th Annual Festival of the Arts will host this special exhibit in Lake Oswego, a suburb of Portland, Oregon on June 25, 26, 27, 2010. Attracting more than 22,000 people, this three-day celebration also features a performing art series, music in the park, special hands-on art exhibits, and a children’s art and performance venue.

Each year the festival showcases a different type of art for its cornerstone Special Exhibit. Its mission is to display quality artwork and to educate guests about a particular art form. For 2010, the exhibit will feature encaustic painting. Juried work will be shown with the work of 25 invited artists in a gallery that has 3,000 feet of well-designed display space. Our featured artists will be Jeff Schaller and Cari Hernandez. This Special Exhibit will also feature workshops and educational displays.

A $25.00 entry fee is required for up to three works. Jurors are Tom Burns of Artworks Magazine, Kristina Butters of Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon, and encaustic painter Cari Hernandez. Linda Womack is the Special Exhibit Curator, with assistant curators Kimberly Kent, Natasia Chan and Amy Stoner. Learn more about the jurors and download the full prospectus here.

The deadline for entries is February 1, 2010.