I have been working with the molten beeswax medium for 15 years. I received a research grant in 2004 while attending UWSP because encaustic was not taught at the university.  I was instantly intrigued, and was attracted to the luminous quality. I graduated in 2006 and jumped right into the art world.  I actually skipped my graduation ceremony and exhibited my beeswax paintings at an art fair instead.


Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting emphasis  May 2006 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


Current-2006 Owner of Jessie Fritsch Encaustics

Participated in over 170 art fairs and festivals in the Midwest   

Completed over 100 commissioned encaustic paintings

▪ Encaustic workshop instructor since 2018

Member of Gallery Q: Artists Cooperative in Downtown Stevens Point since 2017

▪ Stevens Point Festival of the Arts Council Chair since 2014

▪ Steering Committee for the Hidden Studios Art Tour since 2018

Community Member for UWSP Arts Bash Committee 2017-2018

View full list of achievements here: 2019 Achievements.pdf