About Florida Wax

Florida Wax was founded in 2017 as a chapter of the International Encaustic Artists group with Shelley Jean as President and Anne-Marie Bercik as Vice President. Our inaugural show was held at the Maitland Library Gallery with many subsequent group exhibitions. 

Group members have individually shown their encaustic pieces at City Arts Factory, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery at Crealdé, Studios of Cocoa Beach Gallery, Warehouse Arts District, Ridge Art Association, Beach Art Center, Mott May Gallery, Island Art Association Gallery, Hub on Canal, Lake Mary Museum, Brick City Center for the Arts, Florida CraftArt Gallery, Morean Art Center, Suntan Art Center, The Kotler Gallery, Imago Art Studio, Leepna-Rattner Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, SOBO Gallery, Quantum Leap Winery, Park Avenue Contemporary Art, and Orlando Museum  of Art. Florida Wax was also featured in Altamonte-Wekiva Springs Life July/August 2018 and Lake Mary Life July/August 2021, IEA Wax Fusion Magazine, Fall 2021.

Group Exhibits

Mott May Gallery
The Hub on Canal
Galerie Elan
Bok Tower Gardens

Crescendo Gallery
Bonvoy Marriott
Mills Gallery
Studios Of Cocoa Beach

Winter Park University Club
Casselberry Art House
Sanford Welcome Center
St. John’s River Art Festival
Maitland Library Gallery


Florida Wax founder, Shelley Jean, discusses the Florida chapter, its beginnings and importance of the artist collective.

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Art on the River Press

The Artists

Shelley Jean

Orlando, FL
Abstract Painting, Monotype

Alan Lindenmuth

Altamonte Springs, FL
Encaustic, Mixed Media

Thomas Carmon

Altamonte Springs, FL
Encaustic, Mixed Media

Judy Pickett

Orlando, FL
Encaustic Cyanotype

Linda Lopez

Lake Mary, FL
Encaustic Mixed Media

Francine Michel

St. Petersburg, FL
Encaustic Mixed Midia

Esther Mae Phelps

Winter Park, FL
Encaustic and Shellac

Susan Hess

Madeira Beach, FL
Mixed Media

Deni Karpowich

Fernandina Beach, FL

Laura Phillips

Saint Johns, FL
Encaustic, Photography and Mixed Media

Michele Renaud

St. Augustine, FL
Encaustic, Mixed Media

Mindy Tillery

Melbourne, FL
Mixed Media, Encaustic, Oil & Cold Wax

Gina White

St. Petersburg, FL
Encaustic, Mixed Media

Andrea Clement

Miami, FL
Mixed Media

Joan Miller

Miami, FL.
Photoencaustic, mixed media