January Spokane First Friday: Jodie Stejer

Friday January 4, 2019
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Spokane Tasting Room, 1303 W Summit Parkway, Suite 100, Spokane, WA 99201

Join us on the first Friday of every month for our Downtown Spokane First Friday reception from 5pm-8pm. Maryhill will be featuring different artists each month in our tasting room. This month we are featuring Jodie Stejer.

Jodie Stejer is an Encaustic artist: applying a fired torch to fuse together beeswax, resin, pigments and shellac to create abstracts inspired by her emotions within.

Jodie moved from her hometown of Corvallis, Oregon to play volleyball and attend Whitworth University. After college, she married her husband John, had two kids and worked as an Interior Designer for over 20 years. Oil and acrylic painting had always been a hobby, but upon becoming an “empty nester” Jodie knew she wanted to pursue Encaustic art full time.. For her first art class ever, Jodie spent five private days learning this ancient medium by training with Alicia Tormey in Seattle, Washington.

Jodie then moved into a studio in Sandpoint, Idaho (her family’s second home for 15 years). Layer by layer, letting the aesthetics take place, she allows the stories of her world to reveal themselves. It’s the most vulnerable way for Jodie to communicate with her audience.

Encaustic painting has become a passion which Jodie quickly decided to pour into. She’s deeply fascinated with the movement of wax, the process of developing encaustic skills and also learning from the artist community.



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