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Wax Stories II
Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO. 80204 / / 303-953-1789

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 9/30/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00

Wax Stories II

Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado, is pleased to invite artists who incorporate encaustic in their art making, to submit their work for a juried exhibit; Wax Stories 2. This is the second biennial exhibition of Wax Stories. We loved the fascinating stories and marvelous art we got in the first regional exhibit in 2015. We were encouraged, by many of you, to do it again, and to do it nationally. We found that artists love their wax. Please submit your best pieces and tell us your stories. 

The exhibition will open November 3, 2017 and run through the holiday season until January 6, 2018. It is a great time to get your art shown in Denver’s fabulous Art District on Santa Fe. Submissions will be juried by a blind juried method.

Please note that the entry fee is $35.00 for 1 to 3 entries.

Awards will be given to Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place winners. 

Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be honored with a four week group exhibition, Best Stories, at the Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver in 2018. 

The Wax Stories exhibition will be juried by Patricia Aaron
Patricia Aaron is an award winning contemporary abstract painter. Aaron’s work has evolved to draw direct inspiration from her travels through the culture, language and customs of the environment and habitat in which she resides as an artist resident. Aaron has held artist residency fellowships in France, Iceland, Hawaii, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. 

Aaron uses the malleability of pigmented wax to create lustrous, uniquely beautiful abstract surfaces. Each piece is textured and layered upon, building a captivating, tactile surface with expressive depth. Her use of vivid colors, bold lines and daring composition continues to evolve, resulting in ever-more dynamic, distinctive work.

Aaron’s work has been featured in solo museum and airport exhibitions as well as invitational gallery exhibits throughout the United States, and featured in both regional and national publications. Her work is held in numerous US, UK, European and Japanese private, corporate, and museum collections. 

In 2017 Aaron will exhibit her paintings in three solo exhibits, Giving Way to Still, at Globe Gallery in Santa Fe, NM; Raw at Space Gallery in Denver, CO; Wyoming Impressions at IMA in Denver, CO. In addition, Aaron was recently commissioned by The Museum of Outdoor Arts to create new work for Sculpture in the Garden located at Fiddler’s Green in Greenwood Village. Aaron teaches as an Adjunct Professor at University of Denver, Denver, CO.

Important Dates:

Call for entries deadline:                    9/30

Jurying complete                               10/6 

Acceptance letter by:                         10/9

Shipped art received no later than:   10/29

Hand deliver art to gallery on:           10/31 between 12-2:00pm

Show opens Friday:                           11/3

Artists Reception:                              11/17  5-8 pm

Exhibition Duration:                            11/3-1/6/2018

Accepted Sizes
The artwork submitted may be 2-D or 3-D. b. 2D work must not exceed 40” wide or weigh more than 25 lbs. For 2-D art that is shipped THE BOX must not exceed 48 x 48 x 12” wide, and must weigh less than 30 pounds. 2-D shipped art work must not exceed 40” x 40” ( including the frame if one is used ). and must weigh less than 25 pounds. Dimensional pedestal art must not exceed 12”w x 12”d x 24”h, and must weigh less than 25 pounds. Installation art must not exceed 40”w x 40”d x 120”h, and must weigh less than 25 pounds. Sizes must be included with submittal. All art work must be the same as submittal. All work must have been completed in the past three years. All art must arrive exhibition ready. This includes all hanging hardware and assembly instructions. No saw tooth hangers. Frames are optional, if a piece is framed, it must be a simple black frame. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs, including return shipping with pre-paid labels to be enclosed in shipping containers. All shipped work must be sent in appropriate and re-usable packaging. All work must remain for the duration of the exhibit. For work that is accepted, the artists must provide a one paragraph “wax story” statement which will be used for marketing. 

Art previously shown in gallery will not be accepted.

Artists are responsible for all shipping costs, including return shipping with pre-paid labels to be enclosed in shipping containers.

• Niza Knoll Gallery is not responsible for damage or loss during transport. Artists should insure work while in transport.

• Niza Knoll Gallery provides liability insurance for artworks while on premises.

All work must be available for sale during the exhibition. Please note that Niza Knoll retains a 40% commission on all art sales. Prices and sizes may not be changed after submission. Payment for sold artwork will be issued within 30 days after the close of the exhibition

Artists are solely responsible for delivery and pick up of all artwork.

If you have any questions or need additional information
please contact by email only to Niza Knoll or Victoria Eubanks

If work is accepted and will be shipped please do not send to gallery.
Shipping address will be included in acceptance letter.


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