Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, WI ▪ Cancelled.
May ▪ Marion Arts Festival, IA ▪ Cancelled.
June ▪ Columbus Art Festival , OH ▪ Cancelled
July 16-19 ▪ Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original, MI ▪ on schedule
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