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!


Wait – there is more! 

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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Oct 16, 2016 Chapter Meeting with Jaya King!

Sierra Wax Artists Presents: 
Jaya King: The Energy of Monoprints

Please join us on Sunday, Oct 16th @ 1:00pm, University Art, J Street, Sacramento for this *free event. (*although…gotta say, a donation would be pretty awesome)

14513644_10209936354260556_1854278823_oJaya will share her thought process on how to begin a new series of work and the steps to prepare for an exhibition.  She will demonstrate her behind-the-scenes technique of loosening up before jumping into a final painting by creating an assortment of dynamic encaustic monoprints on her aluminum palette.  She moves quickly through each monoprint in order to capture the raw energy of movement, line and composition.  She will also show how to use Sumi ink to bring the monoprints to the next level.  Using this monoprint practice Jaya will describe how you can focus your energy to create more powerful artwork.

14542680_10209937363085776_138046469_nJaya King is a professional artist and California native based out of Sacramento who has been showing, teaching, and demonstrating her work since 2003.Her dynamic encaustic abstracts marry both balance of technique and personal connection to the viewer.  Her love affair with encaustic extends far beyond the gallery wall.   Jaya regularly lectures across the Bay Area with an emphasis on technique, personal growth and exploration through painting.  Her popular hands-on painting workshops give students the opportunity to grow as artists and express their individuality.  In the summer of 2016 Jaya developed an encaustic scholarship program, which gives high school students the opportunity to explore this amazing medium. Her enthusiasm for painting is infectious and it propels her and her students down a path of inspiration and understanding through creation.

Recently she was featured in Sacramento’s Inside Publications magazine.  Her work has been published in Splash 11: New Directions, Incite 3: The Best of Mixed Media, and in Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks (available in 2017). At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University and is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.

Talk about WOW! You don’t want to miss this month’s meeting. There is no RSVP at the moment, so please plan to show up early.

Remember to bring your abandoned art piece for the show at University Art!

Abandoned Art Project


Here’s the scoop for the Abandoned Art Project . . .


1. Create three encaustic pieces on the wood panels provided in your kit.  (Distributed on Sunday, July 17)

2. Keep your artwork ‘family friendly’. Think of it as a gift to the community.

3. Attach a sticker (provided in your kit) to back of each artwork.

4. Finished pieces:

Abandon one artwork where ever you like – possibilities are endless (office buildings, grocery store, bus stops, restaurants, etc.).

Bring the second artwork to our SWA OCTOBER 16th MEETING at University Art. University Art will take this piece create a window display using our member’s 4″ x 4″ encaustic art pieces. Your artwork will be available for pick up at our January 15, 2017 SWA meeting at University Art.

The third piece is yours to keep or abandon – as you wish.