New Show Opportunities

SWA invites you to enter the jury selection process for our fifth membership show: Luminous Layers.

The show will be juried by encaustic and mixed media artist Linda Nunes, and installed at the Mills Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) in Rancho Cordova. Luminous Layers will run from July 21 through August 10, 2018.

Important Dates:

  • Wed. July 18, 10:30am – noon  –   Drop off work for jury process
  • Wed. July 18, 1:30 – 2:30pm  –  Pick up unselected work
  • Sat. July 21, Noon – 5:00pm  –  Family and Friends Artist Reception
  • Sat. August 11, 10:00am – noon  –  Post show art pick up

For more information please download the prospectus:

2018 MACC Artist Prospectus2

Get started now and consider submitting your most creative work!




April 15, 2018 Chapter Meeting with Adele Shaw

Please join us on Sunday, April 15th @ 1:00 pm, University Art, J Street, Sacramento for this *free event. (*although…gotta say, a donation would be pretty awesome)   **Register Now**

Adele Shaw – The Infinite Pattern: creating patterns while working with encaustic paint (and how to bind an Encaustic Artists Book)

In this demonstration Adele will explain use of tools and materials to facilitate patterns under, in and on top of an encaustic surface. She will also explore less popular materials and how to build and bind an artists book.


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Adele Shaw’s painting is influenced by the kinetic energy of the landscape and music. Her work is based in both impressionism and abstract expressionism, often eluding to the sublime power of nature.  She has been working with encaustics since 1998 and leading encaustic workshops since 2001. You can view her work at



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We will also have a brief Member Show & Tell after the demo. It is always fun to see what everyone has been up to! Please bring 1 piece of encaustic art that you would like to share with the group and be prepared to share your inspiration and/or process for a maximum of 5 minutes.


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Jan 21, 2018 Chapter Meeting with Mira White


Please join us on Sunday, Jan 21st @ 1:00 pm, University Art, J Street, Sacramento for this *free event. (*although…gotta say, a donation would be pretty awesome)   **Register Now**











“I am primarily a multi media artist. I really like mixing it up to obtain a desired
impact. I may begin with collage or watercolor, add in encaustic, move onto oil
pigment sticks, cold wax and soft pastels. I hope to present different stages of my
process in this presentation.” – Mira White


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Mira M. White is a painter with an exhibition record both domestic and international, and has been an art instructor for over 30 years.  Her professional responsibilities include a full teaching schedule of classes and workshops in multiple media.  Currently teaching at Lafayette Studio in Walnut Creek, Studio One Art Center in Oakland, Richmond Art Center and the Mendocino Art Center, she also organizes and conducts numerous workshops in Pastels, Watercolor and Mixed Media, including several painting workshops in other states and in France.

See her website for more!


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Don’t forget the upcoming SWA juried member show Cross Pollination! Wed. Feb 7th is the day to bring your work to Arthouse – more info here.


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