WENDY AIKIN
981 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD • APTOS, CA 95003
PHONE 831-722-8350 • E-MAIL WENDY_AIKIN@YAHOO.COM
WEB WWW.WENDYAIKIN.COM

MEDIA
I am a mixed media artist creating two and three dimensional paintings, collages and assemblages. My principal mediums are encaustic and found objects.

EXHIBITIONS 
2015 Transformations, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2014 Cabinets of Curiosity, Muse Gallery, Colorado
2014 Past, Present, Future, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2013 12 x 12 (x12), Cabrillo Gallery, California
2013 Best of Show, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California 
2013 Sleight of Hand, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2012 Art for Art, The Blitzer Gallery, California
2011 Dia de los Muertos, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2011 Birds of a Feather, Santa Cruz County Bank, California
2011 Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility, Kimball Art Center, Utah
2010 Motiv, Santa Cruz, California
2010 Fifteen, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2009 Cabrillo Arts, Cabrillo Artists, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2009 Working in Wax: A National Juried Exhibition, The Bedford Gallery,California
2009 Sculpture Is: In the Garden & the Gallery, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2009 25th Anniversary Show, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2009 Altogether: Collage & Assemblage, Santa Cruz Art League, California
2009 In This House That I Call Home, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2008 Decay, Sixth Street Gallery, Washington
2008 Open Studios, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, California
2008 Sculpture Within: Garden & Community, Pajaro Valley Arts Council,California
2008 Art is Essential, Gavlin College, California
2008 Curious, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2007 Sculpture Is: Back in the Garden, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2007 Reflections of Italy, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2006 Member’s Show, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, California
2006 Sculpture Is, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2006 Open Studio, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, California
2006 A Sense of Place, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2005 Open Studios, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, California
2005 Spring Art Show, Corralitos Cultural Council, California
2005 EMBODYment, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2004 Rumy River, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2004 Corralitos Art Show, Corralitos Cultural Council, California
2004 Guatemala: Land of Eternal Spring, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2004 Portals & Passages, Indian Valley Artists, Inc., California
2003 The Writing on the Wall, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2003 Corralitos Art Show, Corralitos Cultural Council, California
2003 Making Visible the Sacred, Santa Cruz Art League, California
2002 Visions IV, Zahorec Hughes Gallery, Ohio
2002 A View From the Artist’s Chair, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2002 Open Studios, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, California
2001-2002 e-Motion, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco
2001-2002 e-Motion, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Millennium Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2001-2002 e-Motion, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Peabody Hotel, Tennessee
2001-2002 e-Motion American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in conjunction with Art of Medicine, Art in the Park, Tennessee
2001 Open Studios, Santa Cruz Cultural Council, California
2001 2001 A Face Odyssey, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California
2000 Happy Birthday Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, California
2000 Local Essence, Santa Cruz Art League, California

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2006-2015 Partner and teacher at Wax Works West, a school for the encaustic arts, California
2013 Off the Panel: Experimental Encaustic, Class, Cabrillo College Summer Arts Program, Class, California
2012 EncaustiCon, Lecture, Texas
2010 International Association of Hand Papermakers & Paper Artist International Conference, Lecture, Wonju, Korea
2010 International Encaustic Artist’s Conference, Lecture, California
2009 Encaustic Painting at Art Extravaganza, Workshop , California 
2006 Encaustic Painting & Visual Thinking, Cabrillo College Summer Arts Program, Class Assistant, California
2002 Shrines, Altars & Memory Boxes, Corralitos Cultural Council, Workshop, California
2002 Painted Chairs, Watsonville Public Library, Workshop, California
1996 Client Expression Through Art, International Union of Gospel Missions National Convention, Lecture, California

RECOGNITION, PUBLICATIONS & PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
2015 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Nominee 2016-2017
2014 Juror's Award,"Best in Show" for Cabinet No. 4, Muse Gallery, Colorado
2013 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Nominee 2014-2015
2013 Publication: Authentic Visual Voices; Contemporary Paper and Encaustic, by Catherine Nash
2013 Publication: Stencil Girl, by Mary Beth Shaw
2012 Publication: International Association of Hand Papermakers & Paper Artists Bulletin 51, “Sewn Up,” by Daniella Woolf
2011 Permanent Collection: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, California
2011 Permanent Collection: County of Santa Cruz
2011 Publication: Encaustic Arts Magazine, “Techniques in Encaustic” by Wendy Aikin, Judy Stabile & Daniella Woolf
2011 Publication: Surface Design Magazine, “Paper in the Hood” by Daniella Woolf
2010 Permanent Collection: Wonju Paper Museum, Wonju, South Korea
2010 Video: Encaustic + Paper, by Wendy Aikin, Judy Stabile & Daniella Woolf
2010 Publication: Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility, Book by Daniella Woolf
2009 Juror’s Award: Working in Wax: A National Juried Exhibition, for “The Family Room” with Judy Stabile
2009 Honorable Mention: Altogether: Collage/Assemblage for File #134, Art League, Santa Cruz 
2001 Publication: “eMotion” Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1999 Recognition: Pajaro Valley Arts Council Volunteer of the Year
1996 Recognition: County of Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors for an installation for the Court Assigned Special Advocate Association






















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