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michael billie - encaustic artist

"We Are All One Earth Child"
"The Soul Bundled Up"
"My Relationship with Nature"
"Many Blessings to Help the Healing"

about michael

I’m a Native American artist working with encaustic. My other love is photography. Most of the colored wax that I work with I make myself. I also incorporate sandpainting sand, beads and horse hairs into my work. These are materials that are used in ceremonies and other traditional events. 

I work with both a heat gun and a blow torch depending on the effect that I’m looking for. I’ve done a few workshops in Santa Fe and another in Tuscon with the International Encaustic Artists Association. I’m showing my work at the The Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque and at Sara's Southwest in Bernalillo, N.M.  



Weyrich Gallery
"Honoring Mother Earth II"
2935-D Louisiana NE
Albuquerque, NM
March 3 - 31, 2017

Encuastic Art Institute
Beyond The Plaza
Native Group Exhibition
632 Agua Fria Street
Santa Fe, NM
August 12 - September 6, 2016
Opening Friday August 12 from 4 - 7 pm
Meet the Artists event 
on Wednesday August 17 from 5 - 9 pm

Indian Market: EDGE
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
as part of the official Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe, NM
August 18 - 21, 2016
Reception August 18, 2016 from 8 - 11 pm


Weyrich Gallery

2935-D Louisiana NE

Albuquerque, NM

January 2016

Kilgore College 

Solo exhibition

Fine Arts Gallery

1100 Broadway

Kilgore, Texas

September 29, - October 30, 2014


Great Plains Art Museum 

Contemporary Indigeneity

The New Art of the Great Plains

Lincoln, NE - June 1, - July 27, 2014


Ah Haa School for the Arts

A juried exhibition of regional artists

Telluride, Colo. - February 6, - 28, 2014


Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts

The ART of it ALL 2

Pagosa Springs, Colo.

November 2, 2013 - January 11, 2014


Ned Hatathli Museum

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Dine College - Tsaile, Arizona

November 20, 2013 - March 2014

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