Closing night for Waxing Poetic 2016 was a delight and we would love to thank Martin Street Art and Music Gallery for hosting us this year. It was a very chilly night which kept a few at home due in their cozy blanket and loved ones. For those who braved the weather enjoyed a wonderful potluck, wine and a nice tea service from Martin Street's cafe.
Jurors Peggy Stel and Victoria Rogers were in attendance to present the awards. Regrets from Kayleigh Hall, our third Juror, as she was out of town. They expressed their view that the medium of Encaustic has moved out of the "crafting" arena into being a medium to equal all others (oil, acrylic, water colour).
Thea Haubrich award of excellence: Sharon Lynn Williams for Creekside Winter
Technical Excellance Angela Hansen for Mental Morass
Pushing the Boundaries: Mandy Rollins for Under the Sea
Emerging Artist: Ingrid Pongrates for Harvest Wind
Peoples Choice Award: Tied for first place were: Angela Hansen for Memory of My Future and Jane Bland for Its a Journey