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Call for Entries: Wax Stories 2

  • Niza Knoll Gallery 915 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO (map)

Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado is calling for artists who incorporate encaustic in their art to submit their work for the juried exhibit Wax Stories 2. After a successful regional show in 2015, the call has been expanded nationally. We encourage artist to submit up to 3 of their best encaustic pieces and tell us their stories. Awards will be given to Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winners will be honored with a four-week group exhibition, Best Stories, at the Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver in 2018. A full prospectus can be found at (Direct link and all submissions must be made through this site.

For the lay-person, Encaustic is a process using pigments mixed with hot wax and fused with heat. The exhibition will open November 3, 2017 and run through the holiday season until January 6, 2018 and is a great time for artist to showcase their work in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. Submissions will be juried by Denver Artist Patricia Aaron. Wax Stories 2 Exhibit will be curated by Denver artist Victoria Eubanks.

Important Dates:

Call for entries deadline: September 30, 2017
Jurying complete October 6, 2017
Acceptance letter by: October 9, 2017
Shipped art received no later than: October 29, 2017
Hand deliver art to gallery on: October 31 between 12-2:00pm
Show opens Friday: November 3, 2017
Artists Reception: November 17, 2017
Exhibition Duration: November 3, 2017 –January 6, 2018

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’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.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating its eighth year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery, located at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non- traditional media. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-8 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information, visit The gallery number is 303-953-1789 or email Niza directly at for the fastest response.

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