Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition

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Celine, 2010 Encaustic On Panel
Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition
Curated by: Virginia Walsh

104 Ann Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
February 27th, 2010 - April 10th, 2010
Opening: April 10th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United States
845.562.6940 x. 119
Thursday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM (Or by appointment)
encaustics, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, landscape, figurative, modern, traditional


The Ann Street Gallery Presents a Rescheduled Artist Reception for

Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition

Newburgh, NY - The Ann Street Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition, Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition. Due to the extreme weather conditions and power outages that interrupted the previously scheduled opening on February 27, the Artist Reception/Closing Party has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 10 from 6-9 pm. In this exhibition, fifteen contemporary artists from across the country and abroad explore the ancient tradition of encaustic painting. Works exhibited range from abstract designs to more complex figurative paintings. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added and then applied to a variety of surfaces. Early examples of encaustic art date back to Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits in 100-300 AD, and later in the 20th Century, artists like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg embraced the medium. More recently, encaustic art has seen resurgence in popularity among contemporary artists as this event exemplifies.

The artists featured in the exhibit include:

Grimanesa Amoros

Willow Bader

Francisco Benitez

Joy Broom

Kathryn Dettwiller

Sisavanh Houghton

Nash Hyon

Marilyn Jolly

Laura Moriarty

Catherine Nash

Martha Pfanschmidt

Don Porcella

Cindy Stockton-Moore

Kathleen Thompson

Janise Yntema

Those interested in the ancient medium of encaustic art should not miss this exhibit, which runs through Saturday, April 10.


The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit gallery located in the City of Newburgh specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or by appointment.

For more information regarding Fahrenheit 180: A Group Encaustic Exhibition and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director, at (845) 562-6940

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