In Honor of Binnie Birstein
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 Binnie Birstein, Compound, 2017; encaustic, silkscreen, encaustic gesso, oil wash, joint compound, on panel; 36 x 24 inches Photo: Elisa Keogh

Binnie Birstein, Compound, 2017; encaustic, silkscreen, encaustic gesso, oil wash, joint compound, on panel; 36 x 24 inches Photo: Elisa Keogh

In honor of our friend Binnie Birstein, Castle Hill is starting a new scholarship program to cover the cost of tuition for the 13th International Encaustic Conference of 2019 (and future years)  as well as a workshop during the Pre or Post Conference.  

Binnie  has recently passed away from  pancreatic cancer.  She attended all 11 of the previous International Encaustic Conferences, She was a teacher during the Pre or Post Conference Workshops in Intro to Encaustic Painting, Working Big,  Taking Your Work to the Next Level, she also presented her interactive talk, Wax or What?, with images accumulated during her travels to Europe and Japan, she also participated on a panel of people who attended all conferences for 10 years.

Binnie touched so many lives with a gift of teaching! 

 Binnie doing a demo at Castle Hill

Binnie doing a demo at Castle Hill

 Binnie in front of her work

Binnie in front of her work

 Binnie presenting at the Conference

Binnie presenting at the Conference

 Binnie working in her studio in January 2018

Binnie working in her studio in January 2018