artist Cindy WaltonCERILLOS, N.M. /New York Netwire/ — Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has been chosen as one of 49 encaustic and wax artists from across the United States to show her selected work, “Wind Swept,” at the Third Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition of the Encaustic Art Institute in New Mexico, October 5 to November 4, 2013.

The painting, “Wind Swept,” is a color-driven work in Walton’s signature style in the cold wax medium on panel. Cold wax consists of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture. “Wind Swept” comprises a stand-out work in the medium.

“So many times, I begin a painting with little or no idea where it will travel in its creation,” says Walton. “‘Wind Swept’ evolved through many layers, but the movement of the painting is wonderful and surprised me.”

About the Artist:

Walton’s inspired use of color has been previously compared favorably with that of renowned colorist Hans Hoffman in a 2011 Asheville Museum of Art exhibit. Among artists, she is known for her mastery of technique and style, and her workshops for professional artists, including two residencies with the prestigious Ghost Ranch in 2012 and 2013.

With a growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, demand for Walton’s work continues to increase among discerning collectors regionally, nationally and abroad. Accepted to the juried National Association of Women Artists in 2011, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.

Since 2006, she remains a fellow in the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, with support from the Karen Shea Silverman Foundation Endowment, at the Creative Retreat, Mount San Angelo, Amherst, Va.

Walton will attend the exhibition opening. For more information on Cindy Walton, visit .

About the Event:

Open to encaustic and wax artists across the nation, the Encaustic Art Institute show represents a wide variety of artists and styles, requiring only that the submitted works contain wax or encaustic elements. Patrons are invited to meet the artists, including Walton, and view the juried works at the October 5 opening from noon-5 p.m.

Michael Kessler juried in the 49 paintings included in the show. Kessler, whose encaustic paintings have been shown in more than 250 exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe over the past 35 years, has work included in more than 25 museum collections.

The Third Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition, presented by the Encaustic Art Institute Gallery, Cerillo, opens Saturday, October 5, from noon-5 p.m., and continues through November 4, 2013. The Gallery is open weekends from noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. The Encaustic Art Institute – – lies 20 minutes south of Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail Highway 14.

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