Ninth International Encaustic ConferenceBall of wax

An interdisciplinary event bringing a community of artists together annually with gallerists, curators, critics and collectors engaged with wax, encaustic, printmaking, mixed media, professional practices and more. Founder/Director Joanne Mattera produces The Conference in Provincetown with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and its Executive Director, Cherie Mittenthal


The 9th International Encaustic Conference - Registration Open Tuesday: $475 to register: click here

To sign up for the pre and post conference workshops please call 508-349-7511. Another stellar line up of professional artist from around the country! Click here to see what is being offered from June 2 - June 14th.

For information on the Conference click HERE

A few quotes from artists and critics who have attended.

“Not only have I learned and experienced so much, but most importantly to me, I have met the most awesome people who I can now call my friends . . .The Conference has made my life so much richer.”

– Molly Geissman , New Mexico, who will be attending the Conference for the eighth time


"The Conference itself is like a force of nature at this point, appropriate to its setting!"
-- Critic Shawn Hill, commenting in his Art New England blog post


October 2014

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill has served a single purpose for more than 40 years: to create an inclusive and supportive arts community by providing a wide range of artistic experiences to students at all levels of ability. Energized by a faculty of distinguished artists and writers and enlivened by a welcoming and engaging community, Castle Hill offers workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, special events and short-term artist residencies. Located in an exquisitely beautiful rural setting, Castle Hill provides unique and inspiring learning experiences to all who come here.


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Dan Addington

Dan Addington - teaching a Post Conference Workshop on using alternative materials & wax

Bernd HaussmanMary Barringer

Bonney GoldsteinTremainSmith