Thursday, June 9, 2011

Encaustic Conference

Just finished teaching a wonderful 2-day workshop on Photography and Encaustic at Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Mass.
I have been in Provincetown, MA for the last week attending the 5th International Encaustic Conference, and it has been an incredible experience! The whole event makes me aware of the many talented and wonderful artists embrace this medium… 
I am so happy to be part of this group!..

here are a few images and will be posting more…

 The Moors

Province Lands

Cake presented to Director Joanne Mattera for her incredible vision and work

She was totally surprised and really touched!
Joanne Mattera and Jane Allen Nodine
To top it off, we held a drum circle last night to celebrate.

Almost forgot!

This was a good write up in the local paper:

Notes from Land's End: Going Global, Provincetown Style: By Laura Shabott June 6th, 2011

Artists from 35 U.S. States and 6 countries (Brazil, Spain, UK, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand) gathered at the Provincetown Inn this past weekend to immerse themselves in the medium of encaustic wax. Joanne Mattera, Founder and Director of The Encaustic Conference, says, “Having this festival in collaboration with Castle Hill is a match made in heaven.” Provincetown opens it arms world-wide and says, “Come stay, work, create and play.”
  Kobalt Gallery Curator Francine D’ Olimpio selected works that encompassed a wide range of composition and content. One standout is “Bee Habitat” by Venezuelan Elena De La Ville, a piece using fabric, rust and beeswax. “The sculptural form even attracts bees”, said the artist/bee-keeper. "Over 120 participants are also attending post conference workshops at Castle Hill", says Cherie Mittenthal, their Executive Director. “Joanne and I worked very hard to make this the most exciting conference ever.” Brava, ladies.


  1. Elena, seeing you and your wonderful work there each year is one of the things that makes the conference so fabulous. I'm THRILLED with my new painting!

  2. You, Hylla, are an inspiration to me... I am so glad that we were able to connect once again. Thank you, my friend!

  3. Congratulations, Elena! Your work is great. I love the mix of metal/photo/wax - the hard with the soft, just like you (hard body/soft heart)! So much fun to see you and hang out a little.

  4. Thank you, Nancy.. Words that mean a lot!. It was great fun to meet up again and am sure we will do it again soon.. Take care, my friend.