RESOURCES FOR ENCAUSTIC ARTISTS-March 2, 2011 Edition
Materials- including wax, damar, pigments, substrates:
Crockett’s Honey- www.crocketthoney.com. Beeswax, molds. 800-291-3936
Miles Conrad Encaustics- www.conradwildegallery.com/supplies.html 439 N. 6th Ave, #171 (SW corner of 6th Ave and 6th St-entrance is 3 doors west from corner). Beeswax, soy wax, medium, damar, encaustic paints, absorbent ground, soy solvent, cradled panels, brushes, tools.
Muse Art and Design- www.EncausticSupplies.com – full range encaustic painting supplies, various manufacturers.
Dadant- www.dadant.com. Beeswax.
Swan’s- www.swanscandles.com. Beeswax.
R and F Paints- www.rfpaints.com. Encaustic paints, ground, damar, pigment sticks, tacking irons.
Daniel Smith- www.danielsmith.com . Encaustic paints, pigments, Japanese silk tissue.
Dick Blick- www.DickBlick.com. Art supplies, Lazertran papers
Sinopia- www.sinopia.com. Beeswax, damar, pigments.
Sarnoff- www.sarnoffart.com. 795-1229. Encaustic paints, oil paints to use as pigment, Ampersand panels.
Jerry’s Artarama- 4421 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ. 480-775-6787. Assorted art supplies, discounted.
Utrecht- www.utrecht.com. Art supplies including damar.
Enkaustikos- www.fineartstore.com. Medium, encaustic paints, wax tools
Hylla Evans- www.evansencaustics.com. Encaustic paints, ground.
Wagner Encaustics- www.wagnerencaustics.com. Encaustic paints.
The Bee’s Knees- www.etsy.com/shop/TheBeesKnees1234 – Encaustic Paints.
Earth Pigments- www.earthpigments.com. Pigments.
Baroque Art Gilders Paste- patina rubs, alternative to R & F Pigment Sticks- www.gilderspaste.com.
Eric Hubbard- email@example.com. 795-6743. Local panel maker.
Bernie Klimek- firstname.lastname@example.org. 432-9980. Local panel maker.
Rodney Thompson- www.rodneythompson.com/panels. Cradled panels.
Kim Keast’s husband- email@example.com. Cradled panels.
Magnesiacore- www.magnesiacore.com/art -Mineral-based clayboard panels.
Grafik Dimensions- www.pictureframes.com. Floater frames.
Artist and Craftsman Supply- www.artistcraftsman.com. Inexpensive floater frames.
Chris Paschke- www.designsinkart.com. Expensive high quality floater frames, sink mount frames.
Loose Ends- www.looseends.com. Papers and fibers.
Paper Paper Paper- 326-3830. Papers.
Hiromi Paper- www.hiromipaper.com. Japanese silk tissue, other handmade and manufactured papers.
Central Art Supply- Japanese silk tissue. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Pacific (Dixie)- http://productcatalog.gp.com – Bak-O-Matic Parchment Paper #3505162 Purple Label. For parchment transfers- must find distributor or order through a restaurant/bakery. Minimum 1 case=1000 sheets.
Dharma Trading- www.dharmatrading.com – textile supplies including tjanting tools, silk habotai, foils for transfer, procion dyes
PRO Chemical and Dye- www.prochemicalanddye.com – tjanting tools, procion dyes.
Rit Dye- www.ritdye.com.
http://encausticcuni.com/index.html – water-based encaustic tube paints.
Gerson’s Used Building Materials- 1811 S. Park Ave., 624-8585. Self-explanatory.
PJ Tool and Supply- www.pjtool.com – metal letter, number, and design stamps.
Assorted Supplies, Hardware, and Equipment:
Harbor Freight- sw corner Craycroft and 22nd; or Ina just west of Thornydale. Inexpensive heat guns, brushes, synthetic chamois, metal letter and number stamps, tweezers, picks, dust masks, nitrile gloves, razor blades, etc.
Target or J.C. Penney- Frequently on sale electric griddles, miscellaneous kitchen tools.
Michael’s or JoAnn- Embossing heat guns, tacking guns, misc. supplies.
Thrifts or E-Bay- Salton warming trays, miscellaneous supplies and small appliances.
Paula Roland- www.paularoland.com. Encaustic hot box for monotypes.
Desert Precision Manufacturing, Tucson. Aluminum sheet for hot boxes.
Ace Anodizing, 3611 S. Palo Verde Road, Tucson. Anodizes aluminum.
Creative Plastics and Services- 2570 N. Huachuca Drive, Tucson, 624-3770- acrylic fabricators.
Home Depot- plywood, masonite, or MDF, miscellaneous tools and hardware.
Marjon- 426 W. Alturas, 624-2872. Clay tools.
Your dentist- Used dental pics.
Arizona Art Supply- 4343 N. Oracle. 388-5555. Miscellaneous art supplies.
Chinese Clay Art- www.chineseclayart.com. Large collection of Chinese brushes and clay supplies.
United Manufacturers Supply- www.unitedmfrs.com. Framing hardware and supplies.
M and M Distributors- www.mmdistributors.com. Framing hardware and supplies.
Specialty Bottle Company- www.specialtybottle.com – tin containers.
Paper Mart- www.papermart.com – tin containers.
www.pinclips.com- plastic and metal pinclips for hanging paper, photographs, or fabric to walls.
www.theengineerguy.com – Po Yo Putty for casting.
Tap Plastics- www.tapplastics.com – resin casting supplies and materials.
Michael’s or www.crafterspick.com- The Ultimate! Glue. Attaches monotypes to board, foam core, or binders board.
www.save-on-crafts.com/oasisglue.html – Oasis Floral Adhesive- bonds well with wax.
U-Line- www.uline.com – boxes and packing/shipping materials.
G & L Imports—4828 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, 790-9016. Butane canisters and good selection joss papers.
Lee Lee Oriental Market- 1980 W. Orange Grove. Butane canisters, joss papers, and assorted kitchen tools for stamping and texturing.
Southwest Steel and Supply- 4203 S. Randolph, Tucson, 294-9449. Steel sheet, rod and tubing.
Kandi Corporation— www.KandiCorp.com. Hot Wax Art Stylus. Out of stock (April 26, 2010). Keep checking.
Tower Hobbies- www.towerhobbies.com. Pocket thermometer (COVR2410) and flashpoint infrared temperature gauge (DTXP3100).
McMaster-Carr- www.mcmaster.com. Huge selection hardware and other supplies.
Standard Restaurant Equipment- 601 S. Cherry, Tucson, 885-2345.(near Kino and 15th). New and used restaurant equipment and supplies.
Ikea- Chandler, Arizona. Good studio storage furniture: Varde series 3-drawer unit; Alex series 6 or 9-drawer units.
Books, DVD’s, Essays, Film Clips-
“The Art of Encaustic Painting” by Joanne Mattera, book.
“Embracing Encaustic” by Linda and William Womack, book.
“Encaustic Workshop” by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, book.
“Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists” by Ann Baldwin, book.
“Encaustic Collage Workshop” by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, DVD.
“Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility” by Daniella Woolf, DVD.
“Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility” by Daniella Woolf, book.
“Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax” by Lissa Rankin, book. www.amazon.com.
“The Artists Guide: Making a Living Doing What You Love” by Jackie Battenfield, book.
““Starving” to Successful” by Jason Horejs, book.
Various free web videos on promotion, etc. by Jason Horejs of Xanadu Gallery- http://www.xanadugallery.com/ArtistSvcs/Broadcasts/index.asp.
“I’d Rather Be in the Studio” by Alyson B. Stanfield, book.
“Fayum” by Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter, book.
“Plan/bee” by Susan Brackney, book.
“Fruitless Fall” by Rowan Jacobsen, book.
“The Hive” by Bee Wilson, book.
“Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America During the 20th Century”- www.tfaoi.com/aa/2aa/2aa626.htm, essay. Catalogue out of print but may be available through R and F.
“Encaustic Monotypes- Painterly Prints with Heat and Wax” by Paula Roland, DVD.
“Wax Twist: Advanced Encaustic Techniques” by Cari Hernandez, DVD.
Art Blogs, Websites, Facebook Groups-
Catherine Nash’s blog- http://www.papermakingresources.blogspot.com
Art Deadlines List- www.artdeadlines.com – exhibit and show deadlines and info. Both free and yearly subscription formats available.
www.artshow.com – competition and exhibition info.
www.designboom.com – sign up for daily e-newsletter.
www.dailyartmuse.com- sign up for daily e-newsletter.
http://waxor.blogspot.com – Cari Hernandez’ blog
http://joannemattera.blogspot.com – Joanne Mattera’s blog
http://encausticopolis.blogspot.com – Daniella Woolf’s blog
http://encausticconference.blogspot.com – Joanne Mattera’s current conference site.
www.rfpaints.com. For R and F forum, blog, workshops, exhibitions, etc.
http://bestfootforward2010.blogspot.com – Best Foot Forward exhibit at Montserrat Conference.
Some good Facebook groups to join- Encaustic Artists, Encaustic Art, Artists Studios, The Bee’s Knees Encaustics, Encaustic Image Transfers, Painters Color Charts, Fayum Portraits, and Fan Group “Bees in Art” through “friend” Andrew Tyzack.
www.myartspace.com – online selling.
http://rachelssupply.com/bwax.htm – beeswax body-care recipes.
Encaustic Organizations, Workshops-
Catherine Nash’s Desert Paper Book and Wax- http://www.papermakingresources.com/classes.html.
International Encaustic Artists- www.international-encaustic-artists.org. Umbrella group includes chapters, portfolio, workshops and exhibitions, yahoo group, community posting group, yearly retreat, etc.
The Bee Team- www.beeswaxteam.com.
Florida Hot Wax- www.floridahotwax.com
Fused Chicago- http://fusedchicago.blogspot.com.
New England Wax (N.E.W)- www.newenglandwax.org.
Texas Wax- www.texaswax.com
Encaustic Art Institute- http://encausticartinstitute.blogspot.com. Exhibitions, classes.
Wax World United- http://waxworldunited.ning.com
The Drawing Studio- www.thedrawingstudio.org. Workshops, exhibit opportunities.
www.paperworks.info. Tucson area arts organization- workshops, exhibit opportunities, small theme-based sub-groups.
Conrad Wilde Gallery- www.conradwildegallery.com/schedule_class.html . Classes and private consultation, guest workshops.
Outside Professionals (photographers, webmasters, etc.)-
Robin Stancliff Photography- www.stancliffphotography.com, 722-9306.
Centric Photo- www.centricphoto.com, 325-0065. 4001 East Pima Street. Photo reproduction and giclee prints.
Wilson Graham Art Photographer- email@example.com, 296-6921.
Kris Nicola- webmaster and graphic artist, Nicola@id-az.com.
Karon Leigh- webmaster and other computer services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathy Hampton- graphic design. Blueyez179@msn.com.
Lori Lieber- graphic design. email@example.com.
www.gotprint.net/g/welcome.do –inexpensive quality printing services (business cards, postcards, etc.)