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Founded in 2005, IEA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art, with over 450 member artists in thirty-four states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, and artists in Mexico, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Toward our mission of “raising the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange,” IEA encaustiCon 2013 will be four packed days of workshops, demonstrations, presentations, speakers and networking events.

To this end, we will have a lineup of outstanding internationally acclaimed artists who will share their encaustic process introducing you to innovative techniques and materials. Professionals will offer insights into managing your business and information about applying for residencies, opening an art school or building on your own entrepreneurial spirit.

With hands-on opportunities to work alongside papermakers, fiber artists, painters, sculptors, mixed media artists and printmakers who use wax in their work, IEA encaustiCon 2013 also offers networking with artists from around the world, shopping extravaganzas for the latest and the greatest encaustic supplies, and memory-making events full of fun and learning.

Alan Bamberger, Keynote Speaker

Alan Bamberger, is an art consultant, advisor, author, and researcher and independent appraiser. Don't miss the chance to hear from the creator of artbusiness.com. during our Keynote luncheon on Friday.

Consulting and appraising for artists, galleries, businesses, organizations and collectors since 1982, Mr. Bamberger will be available for private consultations throughout the conference. It is highly recommended that you register in advance for a time slot to meet with him so that you can address your own business and creative challenges.


Tent Rocks Peralta Canyon

One of many wonderful excursions to choose from. 

Join us for a beautiful slot canyon hike through the unique geological area known as Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks. Tent Rocks is an area that features large, cone-shaped rocks hugging the steep cliffs of Peralta Canyon. These formations were originally created by the powerful dual forces of vulcanism and erosion - which have built up, reshaped and then torn down this landscape over time.