Encaustic Classes start again in January

Encaustic Classes will be held in my studio beginning in January. For everyone interested, please email me at: sharon@sharonkylekuhn.com

The classes have been extended and will be from 10-2p.m. with all materials furnished. Fee for the introduction class will be $90 per person.

Cross Pollination shows opens tonight in Chicago

EAST Austin Studio Tour continues November 21st and 22nd

Two weekends this year...lots of people and no shortage of sales. Thanks to all the patrons, critics, friends and colleagues...


October 24th

Please join me on October 24th for the opening at G Gallery in Houston, Texas located at 301 E. 11th Street (713-869-4770) My new encaustic works will address changes in technology as well as recycling the old into the new. Works on paper and embedded recycled and obsolete media components will be used in all the pieces and will be the backdrop/solo show supporting The Squeaky Wheel Project.


My work is on display at the Austin International Airport

"Four Corners"
If you are travelling in or out of Austin during the holidays this year..my work will be on display at the Austin Airport along with 3 other encaustic artists at the Eastside Gallery near Gate 8. The show closes January 4th...it's well worth the effort to see it.

Gallery at Museo and it's Review of the Opening in Austin

Local artists Daphne Holland, Kristi Darnell Battani, Marilyn Fenn, Sharon Kyle Kuhn, and Roxi McClosky Morris are exhibiting several original works of ‘encaustic’, a method of painting with wax that predates the roman empire. Any medium is as interesting as the artist makes it, and these artists demonstrated forethought to product with a developed process that is self-evident. Roxi’s gridded process speaks well to her mathematical approach and skilled portraiture, and Sharon’s use of outdated technological storage media was dimensional, timely and interesting. Daphne’s cuts through thick layers of wax, draw the eye along its edges and split thick fields of rich and sometimes translucent color. Wax captures and transforms light in its lighter colors and gently transforms it into a soft glow. The dependence art has on light is nicely visible in encaustic painting.

Encaustic Classes in Austin

To all of you who have expressed interest in learning more about the art of encaustics, taking another class or learning monotypes in addition to painting/embedding, please join me in one of the classes listed below:

Saturday, August 15th 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Introduction Class
to painting with encaustics...embedding and working with found objects

Sunday, August 16th 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Introduction Class
to painting with encaustics...embedding and working with found objects

Wednesday, August 19th, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Encaustic Monotypes

Saturday, August 22nd, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Introduction Class
to painting with encaustics...embedding and working with found objects

Sunday, August 23rd, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Encaustic Monotypes

The $75 fee for each class includes all materials (panels, found objects, medium and pigment) and is a hands on experience of embedding materials into hot molten wax..learning how to make your own medium, setting up your studio and information about where to buy supplies. The monotype classes will include printing onto various types of paper with encaustic medium and pigment and though...very exciting and somewhat similar to the experience of painting directly onto a panel..it is surprisingly different. Please email me sharon@sharonkylekuhn.com with your reservations..the classes typically fill rather quickly and are limited to five people per class. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon. Contact me for classes in September.


Working in Wax at Bedford Gallery in Northern California

Opening Reception, May 6th 5-7 p.m. at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California. Three of my new pieces which address the rapid changes in technology and the information age have been chosen by the juror, Eileen Goldenberg to be in the show.
The gallery space is nice...check it out:

There will also be a culture and cocktails reception
held at the gallery on June 18th from 6-8 p.m.
Would be great to see you there!!!

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center gala event

Great fundraiser for the wildflower center and you will notice in this year's catalogue, "Spring Fever" one of my paintings will be included in the silent auction at the Wildflower Gala to be held May 1st...


Opening Reception at the College of New Rochelle's the Castle Gallery, April 5th, New York

I was selected to exhibit work in the 7th international biennial exhibition juried by Heather Hutchison, and sponsored by R&F handmade encaustic paints. Catalogues are now available for sale

Order your Encaustic Works'09catalogue here

The piece selected for the show, "Data Aggregation" has been loaned to the gallery by Alyssa Korne and her husband. A special thanks for their support.

Opening at Darke Gallery in Houston--April 4th

Darke Gallery presents "Wax Works" opening Saturday night, April 4th. My new work focuses on obsolete media components embedded into wax. Ten pieces were chosen for the show--some include floppy disks, recording tape, pieces of wire and even a few fans from old computers.


The Prairie State College Foundation in Chicago Presents TANGIBLE WAX

Contemporary Works in Encaustics
January 12-February 5, 2009

Closing Reception on February 5, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
(708) 709-3636


Artists include:
Emily Clawson
Brandy Eiger
Fanne Ferrow
Karen Freedman
Eileen Goldenberg
Nikkoie Huss
Ginny Krueger
Sharon Kyle Kuhn (Austin)
Nancy Pollock
Kathleen Waterloo