Encaustic Art Institute
632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Photo courtesy of Museum of Encaustic Art
Sun 12pm - 5pm
Tue - Sat 11am - 5pm
Encaustic Art InstituteThis light-filled adobe space, which opened to the public in late 2017, is dedicated to encaustic art. Encaustic, which means "to burn or heat" in Greek, is the result of mixing colored pigments into heated beeswax and resin before applying to a surface with a brush or tool. Because the wax has body, it can be sculpted into shapes as well as painted and layered onto a canvas. The nonprofit gallery has over 300 encaustic works on display, most of which are for sale (70 percent of each sale goes directly to the artist).