Encaustic Mixed Media Collage: One Artist's Approach (Paperback)
Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, One Artist's Approach is a self-exploration of the author/artist's encaustic mixed media collage paintings. In notes accompanying each full color reproduction of his work, the artist discusses the ideas that inspired the meaning of each work and how he used the encaustic technique to execute his vision. Observing that the medium has unlimited potential for creativity, his interest in using it to create his art was a natural choice. Mixed media collage and assemblage have always been central to Mr. Azzari's work, and encaustics has afforded him greater flexibility to explore both visual and tactile textures. He enjoys the creative process inherent in encaustics as much as his finished works. Besides showing his work in Taos, New Mexico, where he resides, he has shown in Los Angeles, Georgia, and is currently included in several juried domestic and foreign publications.
BA in art at California State University, Northridge MA in education at California State University, San Bernardino Art director for TV and motion pictures for five years Art teacher and school administrator, retired Full-time artist, 2008 to present Taos Center for the Arts self-portrait juried group show. January and February 2010 ArtSlant Online Fine Art showcase awards January February and March Touchtone Gallery, Taos, NM, juried show, August andSeptember 2011 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM: Taos Select, juried art show, October 2011 I Have the Right, CSU, Dominguez Hills, Picture Art Foundation juried group show November 2011-July 2012. Tenth Annual Miniature Show and Sale, Millicent Rogers Museum Taos, NM, February 2012 LaGrange National XXVI Biennial, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia, juried group show February 10, 2012-April 20, 2012 Studio Visit magazine, juried acceptance, published 2012 World Wide Art Books, juried acceptance, published 2012 International Contemporary Masters, Vol.V, juried acceptance, published 2012 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM: Taos Select, juried art show, October 2013