Vendors

“If there were an encaustic heaven, it would be the vendor room."   
--Shelley Gilchrist in the Fused Chicago blog
Hours
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 5:00

Evans Encaustics,  R&F Handmade Paints ,  Miles Conrad Encaustics

Clockwise from below left: Artist's Woodshop, Enkaustikos, Paper Connection, and Kama Pigments
 

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R&F Handmade Paints   Kingston, New York
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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.

The Gallery at R&F hosts six exhibitions a year specializing in works in encaustic and oil paint. 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.

As far as the eye can see . . .

. . . assorted bricks of R&F Handmade Paints

Is that Warm Pink on the mill?


 Pigment sticks before the labels are on. Guess what color?
Who's going to scrape the bowl?



Paint bricks on end


R&F founder Richard Frumess in the shop

Below: The shop, home to paintmaking, workshops, and the Gallery at R&F

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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

Last year’s display of encaustic crayons, paints and pigments

KAMA pigments’ handmade oil sticks . . .
. . . and sets


Kama encaustic paints, above, and oil paints












Clockwise from above:  fluorescent paints, shaped panels, brushes, earth pigments 




















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 30th.

To take advantage of this offer, these steps must be followed:
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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. Our giveaway will consist of the following:
KAMA product assortment: Oil Sticks 8Colors
Neutral Encaustic, 100ml cube

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Artist's Woodshop   Stow, Mass. 

Artist's Woodshop returns this year with expanded panel and frame offerings

Bees and birch--naturally!

Cradled panels
We use only select Russian Baltic Birch plywood made from furniture grade Nordic Birch hardwood for the superior dense and uniform birch wood characteristic of the Baltic regions.  Tighter grain from growth in colder climates produces wood with superior uniformity, strength and resistance to warping that is so important to the Encaustic artist. 

Much more expensive, specially imported multi-layered plywood produces the highest quality professional art panels. Besides their beauty, our panels provide a surface appreciated by artists who want to control their artistic process with the best materials possible.


Panel cross bracing for superior strength & warp resistance
Below: Floating Hardwood Frames
Floating Finish Frames
Maple, Cherry, Birch and Walnut are valued by museums and fine art galleries for the color and texture that ages with elegance.  Furniture grade hardwood is cut to your specifications, miter jointed and glued to provide clean edges without nails or surface holes.  The frames are then finished with the highest quality natural finish sealer, highlighting wood grain and color providing a lifetime of radiant beauty.

Monster Panels
Large custom 100% Russian Baltic Birch painting panels, sizes up to 96”, that can be shown as diptych, triptych etc.  Multiple Monster Panels to be shown grouped are braced and pre-drilled for easy transportation and assembly. Joining hardware is supplied.
Monster Panel with a Birch Floating Frame ready to ship - after break


Geometrics
Unique hex panels or other shapes made to your specifications are available upon request. Hex panels for individual show or grouped as an installation are available in all sizes.

Hex panel


Control your process – from the ground up!

 Conference Pick-up Special  Get the exact sizes you want. Order now and pay / pick up at the conference.Get the Conference discount and save on shipping or arrange shipping at the conference.
Visit www.artwoodshop.com  for complete product & pricing information.
Contact Richard, The Panel Man, at artwoodshop@comcast.net with questions, for additional information and price quotes for custom:
Small, Mid-sized and large “Monster” Panels
Hardwood Floating Frames
Hex panels
Pour panels
Custom size & shape panels 

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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 paint family


Enkaustikos Paints


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.








Above: Wax Snaps

Below: Hot Sticks





Above: Enkaustikos Sundries
We will bring all of our sundries and plenty of beeswax, damar resin and both our mediums available in bulk packaging for even greater savings.



Above and below: Enkaustikos Accessories
In addition to our paints and sundries, we will have all of our Enkaustikos aluminum printing plates, Enkaustikos hog bristle brushes, and our custom made Hot Tools.  Our Hot Tools are handcrafted in solid brass. We offer unique brass bristle brushes that keep your encaustic paints liquefied until applied to the substrate, actually fusing while you paint. They come in a variety of different profiles so that you can create a wide range of applications from the smallest of details to painterly brushstrokes.



Slotted  and hog bristle brushes

The Slotted Brush is designed to apply large, bold, textured strokes of wax color rapidly. The slotted design allows the hot air of the heat gun to flow through the brush, keeping paint fluid during application. The Enkaustikos Hog Bristle brushes are true work horses made from bristles originally chosen for masonry sign painters.


RAFFLE!


Raffle!
Be sure to stop by the Enkaustikos table to register for the raffle. The set includes:
1 lb. Enkaustikos Wax Medium
6 oz Slick Wax
3/4" Enkaustikos brush
6" x 8" anodized printing plate
3 Hot Cakes in Cadmium Vermillion Red, Indian Yellow, and Quinacridone Magenta
4 Hot Sticks in Anthraquinone Blue, Bismuth Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrole Red
4 Wax Snaps in Cobalt Aqua, Graphite, Sage Green and Titanium White
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Evans Encaustics   Sonoma, California

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. Located in Sonoma, California, Evans Encaustics ships Holy Grail gesso, Paint Sticks and soft, durable hake brushes worldwide.

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Evans Encaustics Paint Sticksare 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:

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Paint Sticks ™ warm colors

Paint Sticks ™ cool colors

PaintSticks ™ Duochromes

Paint Sticks ™  metallics

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!

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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 paperwoman@paperconnection.com.
Click here for Paperwoman's blog
Click here to "like" our Facebook page.

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Above and below: a selection of  Japanese papers in gorgeous hues for printing, bookmaking and other encaustic-related (or non-encaustic related) projects




Above: The Paperwoman (Lauren Pearlman Sugita) inspecting paper
Below: Japanese papermaking fibers



Below:  A selection of Japanese papers, ideal for encaustic monotype, in a neutral palette


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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. 

A selection of Cuní water-soluble wax paint, above and below



Medium and Retarder



'Solve It,' biodegradable wax solvent--unscented and non-toxic. Cleans tools and work surfaces like magic
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