Regina Quinn

After nearly three decades in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Regina now lives in New York’s Northern Catskills. Although she is a New York City native, she has spent most of her adult life in the northern mountains which are a continuous source of inspiration for her work which is rooted in a deep connection to the natural world, combined with her sense of stewardship for the fragile balance that allows life to exist and thrive on this planet.

Regina holds a Special Studies in Fine Arts degree from Trinity College where she received the Peyser Art Award, first prize and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Vermont. She exhibits her work extensively in galleries, art centers and museums across the country and has several of her encaustic paintings included in the permanent collection of the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, in Brooklyn, NY, and the Museum of Encaustic Art - Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM. Regina teaches encaustic workshops internationally and serves on the Board of Directors of International Encaustic Artists. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2020 Faber Birren National Color Award and the 2021 Cooperstown Art Association’s Essential Art Grand Prize.

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Recent Encaustics





B.A. Special Studies in Fine Arts, Trinity College. Peyser Art Award, First Prize

M.Ed. Educational Leadership, The University of Vermont

Selected Juried Exhibitions

Williamsburg Art and Historical Center

Works Created During the Lockdown; Togetherness and Oneness; America the Beautiful - a series of three exhibitions (Juror’s Special Award; and 4 paintings purchased for WAH Center/Yuko Nii Foundation permanent collection)

Brooklyn, NY, Autumn 2020 through Autumn 2021

Salmagundi Club

Open Juried Show, Salmagundi Club NY Award 2020 and 2021

New York, New York, Autumn 2020 and Summer 2021

40th Annual National Faber Birren Color Award Exhibition

National Faber Birren Color Award 2020, First Prize

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, Connecticut, Autumn 2020

National Art League

Members’ Show; First Prize

Douglaston, New York, Autumn 2020

Essential Art Mary Buckley Memorial Prize for Oils, 2020 and Grand Prize 2021

Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, New York, Autumn 2020 and 2021

It’s All About Color Honorable Mention

Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Spring/Summer 2020

Paint: Medium as Power in a Time of Crisis

Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, Summer 2020

Global Warming is Real

Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Summer 2020 and Spring 2021

Bloom and Grow

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland, Summer 2020

Flux: Wax in All Forms

Arts Benicia, Benicia, California, Summer 2020

Arte Natura

Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York, Summer 2020

Textures and Layers, a Walk in the Woods Juror’s Award

View Arts, Old Forge, New York, Winter 2020


Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Winter 2020

Hot/Cold: Expressions in Wax

Invitational Show: Arts Mid-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York, Winter 2020

When Darkness Falls: Night Explorations Juror’s Award

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland, October 2019 - January 2020

North x Northwest

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, July - October 2019


On Luminosity, Creation and Destruction, article in Encaustics Arts Magazine, Winter 2021, Encaustic Artist Institute.

Painting the Edge of Day, article in Wax Fusion, Spring 2021, International Encaustic Artists.

East by Northeast Literary Journal, cover art featured artist, Issue 3, Summer 2021.

Vignettes in Wax and Words, International Encaustic Artists Juried Digital Magazine. 2020

Individual Shows

Upcoming: Painting the Edge of Day

Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY, October 2022.

Northern Impressions

Featured Artist, Summer Season, Adamant Music School Solo Exhibit of Encaustic and Oil Paintings at Waterside Hall. Adamant, Vermont, June - September 2017

The Depression Era - Through a Child’s Eyes

Solo exhibit of line drawings and oil paintings. Upstairs Gallery, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vermont, Summer, 1988

Chief Scenic Painter and Theater Set Decorator for Lyric Theater

Flynn Theater for the Performing Arts, Burlington, Vermont, 1983 - 1995