Encaustic artists have a vested interest in ensuring the survival of bee populations worldwide, which are under threat from human intervention. It’s beeswax that’s traditionally used in the process of making encaustic works of art (heated beeswax with colored pigments). “I paint with fire and heat now instead of a paintbrush,” says artist Bev Goldie, who switched from painting in oils to encaustics in 2015. “The results are exciting and luminous.” Goldie’s work is included in the 6th

annual Global Warming is REAL juried exhibition. Juror Janet Bloch, executive director at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana, selected more than two dozen artists for the show, including Neranza Noel Blount, Paula Busch, and Lee-Anne Wise. Global Warming is REAL presents artistic responses to the current climate crisis and continues through Oct. 16. Admission is $10, with discounts available). 

The Museum of Encaustic Art, 18 County Road 55A, Cerrillos, 505-424-6487, moeart.org