TFAS100+3: Artist Talks & Demo – November 8

The Encaustic Medium – Three Artists’ Perspectives

TFAS100+3 Exhibit

On Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS) will host a session of artist talks and a demonstration at 20 North Gallery, featuring three of the exhibited artists of the TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit  – Christine Deemer, Beth Genson and Margaret Lockwood-Lass. The event will explore these contemporary artists’ use of encaustic, an ancient medium of pigmented beeswax, to create their distinctive and varied artworks.

Doors will open at 2 p.m., so that patrons may view the exhibit prior to the demonstration. During the presentation, light refreshments will be served by Venue lounge.

The event marks the first in a series of member-artist presentations prepared by TFAS, celebrating the TFAS100+3 exhibit.

“Cavitation” encaustic oil by Beth Genson
“Cavitation” encaustic oil by Beth Genson

This fun and illuminating presentation will begin with an encaustic painting demonstration and Question & Answer session by Beth Genson, who will be sharing techniques utilized in her two encaustic oil paintings on display, Cavitation and River Rise.

Following Genson’s demonstration, encaustic and mixed media artists Christine Deemer and Margaret Lockwood-Lass will share insights on how they incorporate different encaustic techniques in their own works, as seen in their art exhibited in TFAS100+3. A second Question & Answer session will follow their talk.

"Iceberg Cracking" encaustic and mixed media by Christine Deemer
“Iceberg Cracking” encaustic and mixed media by Christine Deemer

To maintain social distancing, only 15 attendees will be permitted to enter the gallery. The demonstration, talks and question times will also be live-streamed on Facebook: @ToledoFederationofArtSocieties

The event is free and open to the public, although due to space limitations, reservations are required. To reserve a seat, contact 20 North Gallery at 419-241-2400 or by 6 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2020.

Honorable Mention: "Seed Dreams" encaustic photo and mixed media by Margaret Lockwood-Lass
Honorable Mention: “Seed Dreams” encaustic photo and mixed media by Margaret Lockwood-Lass

TFAS100+3 Exhibit





Exhibition Information:

The TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit will be on display at 20 North Gallery through December 26, 2020.

20 North Gallery is open Wed. – Sat. from noon to 4p.m. by call-ahead appointment. Please allow 15 minutes from the time of your call until the start of your appointment – to provide time to sanitize the gallery prior to your visit.

Click here to download the updated TFAS100+3 exhibit price list, with thumbnail images of all the exhibited artwork

View an extended video tour of the exhibit, with images of all 74 accepted works.

A printed exhibition catalogue has been created for TFAS100+3, including images of all the accepted artwork and a listing of all award winners, artists and exhibition information. This 96-page, bound catalogue is available for sale at 20 North Gallery during the exhibition; price $20.

TFAS permanent collection-branded merchandise (notecards and coffee mugs) are also available for sale in the gallery during the run of the show. Proceeds of these sales support TFAS’ mission-based programming and maintenance of the TFAS collection.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous contributions of local businesses and individuals, as well as fellow member organizations – Click to view our Exhibit Sponsors Page.

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TFAS 100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit is a new project of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS). TFAS was established in 1917 with the mission to unite area arts organizations, promote area artists, and maintain a permanent collection of Toledo area artists’ work. TFAS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Ohio Revised Code.

20 North Gallery’s regular exhibition hours are Wednesday—Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. Currently, the gallery is open by call-ahead appointment during those times.

For purchase inquiries, please contact 20 North Gallery: 419-241-2400  or