Saturday, October 31, 2009

Brett Dyer - El Triunfo de la Muerte

The reception for Brett's show was well attended and fun!

Here's a slide show from the reception:
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And here's a slide show of Brett's work (if you hold your mouse over "Notes" you can see pricing information):
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The Encaustic Center is usually open Thursday through Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm, or you can see the show by appointment by calling Bonny at 214.405.5993.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Waxy 100 Reception!

The reception was a great success!

See photos here:
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Friday, July 17, 2009

The big Waxy 100 show is coming right up!

Please save the date for this fantastic event!

Encaustic wax painters have created wonderful pieces, all under $100!

The quality of work and joy creating them really shines through and sharing these works will be great fun.

Opening reception:
Friday, August 14th
7:00 to 10:00 pm

100 encaustic works of art under $100

The event will include a demonstration by Bonny on Painterly Techniques and Deanna on Painting and Collage.

Food, Wine and Fun!

Bring some wonderful foods or drink to share, if you like!


Sign up for one of our workshops or workdays that evening and receive 10% off!

See the schedule.
See some of the great student work in the gallery.

The show continues until September 30, 2009.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

I am super proud to be involved again this year in the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center's Art and Advocacy fund raiser! I will be donating a major piece and ask those of you who have original work you are proud to show, to please consider participating too! Several of us did last year and it was truly rewarding!

"On Thursday, November 5th, the “sleek loft”* of Three Three Three First Avenue will buzz with close to 400 business leaders, community members and patrons of the arts for the 3rd annual ART + Advocacy: a silent and live art auction benefiting the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center." Alan Peppard, Guide Live

Why support
The ART + Advocacy auction works to emphasize the importance of art and its unique role in healing the child abuse victims served at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center while also providing support to the fundamental and life-changing programs at DCAC.

You can make your art donation on-line by October 1st at:

I am looking forward to making our community here at The Bonny Studio and at The Encaustic Center a force for positive change!

Many thanks for your participation and if you have any further questions, please visit the site and / or contact Angie Spence / 214.818.2651 /

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Three Three Three First Avenue

Many thanks! Bonny

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Encaustic Center's "WAXY 100" Call for Entries!

Creativity is heating up at The Encaustic Center! Bonny and Deanna invite you to exhibit your fabulous small works of waxy art for the summer show. Our goal is to exhibit at least 100 pieces of affordable encaustic art. Open to all artists who use wax in their work.

Opening reception Friday, August 14, 2009, 7-10 pm

Show continues through September 30, 2009

Please visit the site for more info and to download the prospectus!

There's plenty of time to get in on workshops and workdays to prepare for the show!

Our focus is sharing the beautiful art of painting with wax in all its various forms.

For more information:
Deanna - 972.345.9968 or
Bonny - 214.405.5993 or

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grand Opening!

The Grand Opening Celebration of The Encaustic Center was a huge success! The place was packed and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped out:
Lydia, Ron, Annette, Heidi, Teri, Patty, Ivonne, and many more who brought food and wine.
Ralph, Suzanne, Hayley, Alex and Ray for set up and take down.
Matt and Joshua for the great music!
And to TexasWAX members Junanne Peck, Michelle Pryor, Karen Chaussabel, Brett Dyer, Silvia Thornton, Cheryl McClure, and VET, for doing encaustic painting demos throughout the evening.

It was a great evening!

In case you missed it, check out some of the pictures below:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New sign!

We got our new sign up! It looks fabulous.

Special thanks to Amber O'Dell for installing it for us.

We're just about ready for the Grand Opening party this Friday, May 15th, from 7-10 pm.

I hope we'll see you there!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Word is Out!

Bonny and Deanna are featured as Artists of the Month on the Rockwall Area Artist's website:

And Deanna was interviewed by Shannon Newby for the Etsy Bee Team's Buzz podcast:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A few photos

These photos are still sort of the "setting up" stage, but you get an idea of the space...

We have two stations on the left side with some work tables in the middle. This is looking toward the front windows.

Looking toward the back of the space.

And another station on the right side.

Bonny had a workshop with 7 students last weekend, and I think she got all the electrical issues worked out. Encaustic can be tough on the electrical system!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Announcing the Encaustic Center!

Deanna Wood and Bonny Leibowitz are proud to announce the opening of The Encaustic Center in Richardson, Texas. Our focus is sharing the beautiful art of painting with wax in all of its various forms.

The Encaustic Center
offers beginner and intermediate workshops and studio workdays along with special events such as demonstrations, exhibitions, guest artists, supplies and our big Grand Opening May 15th!

Check out our website to see more information on classes and events going on at the center.

If you're in the area, I hope you can make it to the Grand Opening on May 15, 7-10 pm. There will be artists from TexasWAX/Dallas doing encaustic demos, music, and more.

Workshop schedule:
$100 (includes all materials)

Thursday, April 30 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm - beginner workshop with Deanna
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - beginner workshop with Bonny
Saturday, May 23, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - intermediate workshop with Deanna
Thursday, May 28, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm - beginner workshop with Deanna

See Deanna's work at
See Bonny's work at

The Encaustic Center
580 W. Arapaho #271
Richardson, Texas 75080