If there were an encaustic heaven, it would be the vendor room
— Artist Shelley Gilchrist

Come and visit the Vendor Room! We're bringing back many of our wonderful vendors .  Look for discounts, special items, limited-edition colors, and stuff you didn't know you needed but will realize you can't live without. Back this year: the Vent-a-Fume folks, who will show you their ventilation system, and Provincetown's own Artist Loft, which will bring a selection of panels and other great stuff. R&F Paints will have some Encausticbord panels on hand as well. 

Friday and Saturday: 9:00 - 6:00

Sunday: 9:00 - 5:00


Evans Encaustics   

Evans Encaustics with paint maker Hylla Evans has been producing handmade encaustic paint for fine artists since 2002. Distinguished by the invention of encaustic-supportive gesso and Color Charting for all media, Evans Encaustics has round the clock customer service to respond swiftly to the needs of each artist and to answer technical questions. Evans Encaustics ships Holy Grail gesso, Paint Sticks™ and soft, durable hake brushes worldwide.


NEW!  Evans Cold Wax Medium and Evans COLD WAX PAINT

Evans Cold Wax Medium is a colorless painting medium containing USP beeswax, USP carnauba, and odorless mineral spirits.  It is NOT encaustic and should NOT be heated.  A jar contains 16 ounces.

Evans Cold Wax Paint is introduced in a set of five colors which may be mixed with each other to make the widest range of the color wheel. Additional colors are available, including Manganese Black and Shimmer.  Evans Cold Wax Paint contains only Cold Wax Medium and top artist pigments. There are no additives and there is NO oil.  

Regular tube is 60ml.  Extra Large tube is 170ml.

Evans Encaustics Paint Sticks™ are ultra concentrated encaustic paint. They may be used directly on the HotBox ™ where artists prefer heaviest pigmentation. Also, painters who use a larger quantity of paint will save money by buying Paint Sticks (tm) and breaking off pieces, then adding 3 times as much medium to the mix. Paint Sticks (tm) always look like a popsicle shape such as these:

Brush Ready Paints already contain encaustic medium and are ready to melt and paint. They cost less than the same color in Paint Stick ™ form. Of course artists may add more medium to make any color more transparent. Brush Ready Paints are available in several sets. The Brush Ready Paints are available individually in a 52ml square cake and in 17ml mini size. Standard cakes look like this:

Above: The popular starter set, also called the Ultimate Mixing Palette. It's shown with each color painted on Color Charting.

Evans Encaustics also produced the first gesso made for encaustic, Holy Grail, available in white and 18 colors, containing no acrylic. We have also designed and developed Color Charting, used for all painting media.

Paint Sticks™ are discounted at The Conference for the seventh year in a row!

Kama Pigments  Montréal, Canada

Kama Pigments is based in Montréal,  founded in 1996 by Vincent Deshaies, who still runs the company along with a staff composed entirely of practicing artists.  The mission of Kama Pigments is to make archival, high quality materials available to artists at the best possible prices. To this end, Kama Pigments offers a wide array of raw materials for artists interested in making their own paints and mediums (pigmentsbindersresinswaxesaqua-dispersions, etc.), and also manufactures artist-quality, ready-to-use products (encaustic paintsartists’ oil paintspainting mediumsoil sticks).

Kama products are available Online, through our distributors and at our Montreal store

The new KAMA pigments store opened fall 2013 in downtown Montréal

New this year: Mail orders

In the last years, it has become increasingly difficult to bring our products from Canada to Provincetown due to US customs and US labor laws. As a result we’ve had very little choice but to switch to a mail order system for our presence at the conference. Hence starting in 2014, all orders placed at the conference will be mailed directly to our customers.

Shipping will be free of charge and a 15 % discount will be offered on all orders placed at the conference.

If you require your supplies for the conference: We will deliver all orders placed before the conference. Those orders will receive a 30% discount; deadline for this offer is May 29th.

To take advantage of this offer, these steps must be followed:
.  Place the order online on our website www.kamapigment.com, choose the store pickup as a shipping option.

. Email magasin@kamapigment.com referencing you order number and say that this order is to be treated as a pre-encaustic conference order. We will apply the discount, email you an updated confirmation and prepare your order which will be delivered at the conference.

Should you have any question about this offer or about our new mail order system we will happy to help, please contact Vincent directly by email at vince@kamapigment.com

Raffle: Don’t forget to stop by our table to register for our raffle. 


Paper Connection   Providence, Rhode Island

Paper Connection International, LLC is your premier resource for fine art and specialty papers made by skilled craftspeople in East to suit the paper needs of the West. PCI is known for superior paper products dependable customer service, and for our staff with over 20 years of technical experience in the world of paper. Our warehouse and showroom are open by appointment and located in Providence, RI just off exit 24 from I-95. Please call us at 401.454.1436 or email us at paperexperts@paperconnection.com

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Miles Conrad Encaustics Tucson, Arizona

We combine the finest milled pigments, natural waxes, and hand-selected damar resin to create these lush encaustic paints in the vibrant colors of the Sonoran Desert. With over 19 years experience mixing encaustic color, our paints are smooth and supple enough for the master painter yet affordable enough for the beginner. Choose from our growing library of Southwest-inspired colors, or send us your color swatch and let us custom mix a blend made just for you!

Products: Encaustic Paint, Encaustic Medium 8:1 and 5:1 Blends, Beeswax, Soy Wax, Damar Resin, 'Thirsty' Absorbent Ground, 'Solve It!' Biodegradeable Wax Solvent, Custom Birch Panels, Imported and Handmade Papers, Brushes, Tools, Tins, Irons, Griddles, Heat Guns

We also sell a complete line of Cuní water-soluble wax paint. Formulated through chemical analysis of ancient Roman paintings, this patented formula is the only water-soluble encaustic paint that exists today. Cuní is fully compatible with all traditional hot wax-based encaustic techniques. Cuní is perfect for a painterly layer beneath your favorite hot encaustic medium. Or create quick drying ultra-thin washes for a great surface patina with a tidy, ‘no-solvent’ clean up. 

Artist Loft  Provincetown, Mass

Mark Hatch, new owner, will have panels and assorted products in the Vendor Room, but stop into the  store before or after the Conference to see what else he has to offer

R&F Handmade Paints   Kingston, New York
R&F Handmade Paints began manufacturing professional artists paints and providing artist-focused technical support in 1988. Today, R&F distinguishes itself by continuing to craft the highest quality paint in small, carefully controlled batches where the eye and skill of the paintmaker are key. R&F has run workshops in their factory building and around the country for over 17 years.



 R&F Encaustic Paint and Pigment Sticks can be found both online and in the finest art stores around the world. For more info visit us online at rfpaints.com and connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/RFPaints  

Specials: There will be deep discounts, new kits, limited-edition colors and a special raffle. Ask about them when you get to the Vendor Room.

 R and F Paint workshop & manucacturing



The Vent-A-Fume Model ENC2015 Fume Extractor is a complete ventilation system designed for encaustic palette venting. It is easy to assemble for installation on workbenches and tabletops. It's ergonomic, lightweight design makes the portable unit easy to transport and reposition as needed.

The close-capture design of Vent-A-Fume allows for quick and efficient removal of virtually all emissions. It utilizes a positive-pressure system that exhausts excess heat and fumes to the outside or into existing ductwork.

Removing and ventilating fumes is a critical concern in today's safety-conscious work environment. Vent-A-Fume's table-mounted ventilator helps provide healthier conditions for encaustic painting studios as well as other similar fume-producing processes such as: oil painting, nail manicuring, spot soldering, jewelry curing and dental ovens.


Enkaustikos Wax Art Supplies  Rochester, New York

Since 1996, Enkaustikos’ mission has been to produce the highest quality professional encaustic paint. To make the best paint we begin with the best ingredients. We only use Pharmaceutical grade beeswax, along with the highest quality damar resin; then after filtering we add artist-grade pigments that are lightfast, heat stable, and offer exceptional purity of color. We are proud to offer you a selection of 88 colors to choose from. 73 are single pigment paints that provide you with an opportunity to finely hone your color sensibility. Dan Sywalski, our paint maker for over 17 years, brings experience to the process. Dan uses modern milling technology to shear our pigment to its ultimate particle size. Each color has been formulated to achieve the maximum pigment concentration while maintaining good handling properties. Use either our original wax medium or XD to extend the pigment load to your satisfaction. Whether you want to make beautiful transparent glazes, apply thin veils of color or build thick opaque layers of color in your artwork, Enkaustikos paints has you covered.

Enkaustikos professional paints are offered in several formats. At last years Encaustic Conference we brought a sampling of Wax Snaps to get your input, the feedback was tremendous and this year, we are excited to bring our full line of Wax Snaps. We also offer Hot Cakes (45ml) already in tins, our convenient Hot Sticks (13 ml) designed with direct application and printmaking in mind and our one ounce (29 ml) discs, sold in any size from 1 to 16 ounces, great for bulk purchasing and workshop settings.

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