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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


I have three small pieces in this show at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, CA, from March 4th through April 3rd, 2016. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW October/November & JANUARY  Workshops coming up with
Margaret Bertrand & Bob Dodge at their Los Osos studio

Saturday, October 24  or Sat January 16  1pm -5pm   Basic Encaustic Painting
Learn to paint with Molten Bees Wax -- the hottest international painting trend today!

Tuesday, November 10  1pm – 5pm Encaustic Monotype Workshop – Work with inks, wax and heat to create encaustic monotypes.  

Wednesday, November 18 (changed) or Saturday, January 9th 1pm – 5pm 
Encaustic photo Transfer Workshop Work with photographs, wax and heat to create encaustic photo transfers. 

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In each of the three classes above  you will
·      complete one or more paintings/monotypes
·      Receive a step by step hand out to use in creating more encaustic works
·      receive a resources guide on where to find materials
Only four students per class, two instructors   $95

email or call 528-0704 or 305-9889 to reserve a spot or ask questions.

To see their work & bios:

If you have a group of three or four you would like to take a class,

call to schedule a time and content. (805) 528-0704

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bob has a couple of new events coming up:

I'll have 3 works in the 
Buenaventura Art Association's 
National Encaustic Competition exhibition

November 3 through 28 at 

Buenaventura Gallery
700 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA

Reception and awards ceremony
Saturday, November 14, 5:00-7:00pm

Intersection 4
24" X 24" 


...and I'll have a work in the
International Encaustic Artists'
"Another Way of Keeping a Diary" exhibition

November 20, 2015 - January 31, 2016 at

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA

Saturday, November 21, 3:00-5:00pm

Interlocking Greens
12" X 12"

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bob will be showing Duck with Yarmulke in
Rhythm and Hues
at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA, 1010 Broad Street, on the west end of the Mission Plaza), organized by The Painters' Group (TPG) of the museum  with Juror Tera Galanti. The show will run from
October 2 through November 29th, 2015. 
Join us for the opening reception and awards on Friday, October 2 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bob has a piece in
 Brushstrokes 2015: Best of the West 
at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA, 1010 Broad Street, on the west end of the Mission Plaza), organized by The Painters' Group (TPG) of the museum. The show continues through May 27th.

24" x 24"
encaustic, paper, tar, papyrus on cradled birch panel