About & Exhibitions

What is Encaustic?

The word encaustic means to burn in. It is an ancient art form comprised of bees wax, damar resin, and pigment. Once the wax mixture is heated to 200 degrees it can be manipulated onto the board. Each layer of wax must be fused & cooled in order for multiple layers to be added. The wax mixture can be further manipulated with either a heat tool or an encaustic iron to further the design. Once completely cooled, the wax hardens. (Please see below on how to take care of your encaustic piece.)

Future Confirmed Art Exhibitions

2021 has proved to be another challenging year for the health of the world. With certain countries opening up slowly and some not at all I have chosen to continue on a cautionary road for the sake of all humanity and not travel internationally. I was contacted by various galleries, from around the world, asking if I would participate in their 2021 art shows but with much sadness I add to “stay home” for this year. These are galleries I very much want to work with therefore I hope that 2022 will be an exciting year. In the meantime my work is still up for on-line purchasing.

(2020 – Due to the World trying to keep healthy 2020 Exhibitions are on hold, postponed, on-line, or rescheduled!)

Keep well and create without judgement!

Present/Past Art Exhibitions

ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona (Rescheduled) May 2 to May7 2021

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ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona had been postponed to Oct 2020 and then postponed again to 2021

Barcelona Show new dates

ARTBOX.PROJECTS WORLD  January 1 to March 2021

ARTSY   https://www.artsy.net/artist/maria-antonietta-di-rosa/works-for-sale (Sept 2019 to March 2020)

ARTBOX.GALLERY Zürich Switzerland, until end of December 2020 (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.PROJECTS at the Swiss Art Expo August 20th to 24th, 2020  (group exhibition)

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Swiss Art Show August 20-24, 2020

30th Anniversary of Art in the Attic, Almonte, Canada On-Line May 8th to June 6th (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY,  Zürich Switzerland  April 2020  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY,  Zürich Switzerland March 2020  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zürich Switzerland  January 2020  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.PROJECTS at Art Basel Miami 2019, December 2-8, 2019  (group exhibition)

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ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zürich Switzerland November 2019  (group exhibition)

Wall Candy Art Expo 2019, Ottawa Canada November 23, 2019  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.TALENT, Zürich Switzerland October 2019 (group exhibition)


ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zürich Switzerland September 2019 (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.PROJECTS at the Swiss Art Expo Aug 2019, Zürich (group exhibition)

Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, Almonte, Ontario, Canada (2nd group exhibition)

The Art House Cafe Ottawa, Ontario Canada (Solo exhibition)

Art in the Attic (AAAA/A4), Almonte, Ontario, Canada (36th, 37th, 38th, 39th Annual Show, group exhibitions)

The Civic Hospital Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (4th solo exhibition)

The Carleton Place Library, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada (2nd group exhibition)

Wall Candy Art Expo 2018, Ottawa, Ontario Canada (group exhibition)

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2018 June Zurich


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Trio Bistro & Lounge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (solo exhibition)

Fall Exhibit at the Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Summer Exhibit at the Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Spring Exhibit at The Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Stittsville Library, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Dovercourt Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2nd group exhibition)

Shaw Centre at the Body, Soul & Spirit Expo, Ottawa Ontario, Canada (two artists exhibition)

Palms, Almonte, Ontario, Canada (2nd two artists exhibition)

The Herb Garden, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Maple Run Studio Tour, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Village Clinic, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (solo exhibition)

KRP Spring Bazare, Kanata, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Robin’s Nest, Almonte, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

The Hive, Carp, Ontario, Canada (group, and solo exhibitions)

Rustic Ruminants, Burnstown, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Commission: Health Food Services (HFS), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Movie participation: Painting “Core” shown in Hallmark movie “Love on a Limb”

Community Projects:

Presently participating in the 4A Art in the Attic 30th Anniversary project that will be revealed in May 2020. Hint: the history of Almonte including basketball!!

4A project of Mills of Mississippi presently housed in the Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. Two of my panels as part of a series.



As well, participated in three group murals presently exhibited in the town of Almonte, Ontario, Canada

In partnership with Dovercourt Community Centre and with the aid of another artist, designed & painted mural in the community pool.

Caring for Encaustic art
It is important not to hang any art in direct sunlight. This is also true for encaustic art. It should not be left in a vehicle for an extended period of time. “Bloom” may also appear, if so gently, with a soft clean link free cloth, shine up your art piece.