Wax Works West
Wax Works West is a school for the encaustic arts owned and operated by artists Wendy Aikin and Judy Stabile located in Corralitos, California
Judy Stabile trained as a stone sculptor and was eventually seduced by encaustic. She is my sister and co-instructor at Wax Works West. You can see her beautiful figurative encaustic work here.
Fanne Fernow is a friend, fellow encaustic artist and owner of Clairvoyant Encaustics. We use and sell her medium at Wax Works West and it's the only medium I personally use. Fanne will even customize the ratios for you. Join the International Encaustic Artists and she will give you a discount!
The Museum of Art & History
"The Museum of Art & History is a non-profit educational institution that promotes a greater understanding of contemporary art and the history of Santa Cruz County through its exhibitions, collections, and programs for the benefit of residents and visitors to Santa Cruz County."
Santa Cruz Art League
"The Santa Cruz Art League is an art gallery, theater, classroom, and gift shop. The gallery exhibits are free to the public. The Santa Cruz Art League encourages and supports a wide range of visual and performing artists, professional and recreational alike, in a welcoming environment which celebrates the arts and makes them accessible to the community."
The Pajaro Valley Arts Council
"The Pajaro Valley Arts Council, known as PVAC, was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1984 in Watsonville, California, to promote and foster cultural events in the Pajaro Valley and south Santa Cruz County. We strive to nourish the artistic resources found in our rich local cultural diversity, historical heritage, and the natural beauty of the Central Coast. We work collaboratively to develop and promote opportunities for public participation in and appreciation for the arts."
Arts Council Santa Cruz County
"We support a vibrant Santa Cruz County, where individual and collective artistic expression thrives and where the arts are a valued part of all aspects of our diverse culture, economy, and everyday life."
International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists
"IAPMA is the peak International body for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Duren/Germany when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. The main objective of the Association is to facilitate and encourage an international exchange of ideas and to share information about hand papermaking. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity and inspiration for members to work together, to share solutions to technical problems and to explore different cultural backgrounds and approaches to papermaking."