Encaustic Paintings by Sandra Sedmak Engel

June 7, 2017 – July 8, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 9th 6-9PM
Artist Talk and Encaustic Demonstration: Saturday, June 17 1-4PM

Sandra Sedmak Engel paints with encaustics –layer upon pigmented layer of beeswax. The physicality of the process – carving, scraping, burning into the wax releases energy into the work, incorporating light and depth. Digging deep into the wax mimics the artists’ intent to dig deep within a person to show who they really are.

This collection is an almost voyeuristic glimpse into life’s seemingly unnoticed moments. Sedmak Engel takes her love of figurative work one step further by telling stories with the flash of an eye or the curve of a lip. She captures a second in time, hoping the viewer finds the story, or creates their own.


Mirror Mirror
Sandra Sedmak Engel

Martinis and Marbles
Sandra Sedmak Engel

Party Hat
Sandra Sedmak Engel


One More
Sandra Sedmak Engel

Ode to Liepke
Sandra Sedmak Engel

Waverly Street Gallery is one of the Washington DC Metro area’s premier art galleries featuring contemporary visual artists working in a wide range of media. Gallery artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, glass artists, photographers and jewelers. Monthly exhibitions showcase original artwork in many genres, including representational, impressionistic and abstract art.