Benné Rockett © 2018


Photo Credit : David Hubbard

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A New Orleans native, Benné holds a dual Master's degree in Fine Art and Art Therapy. This layered foundation has led to a love of storytelling through various materials. Her most recent body of work merges the applied arts of Mexico with the native materials of the Yucatan.  Early exposure to Mayan art and culture,  chance meetings with Yucatecos attending the University of Tulane, and advanced studies in the applied arts of Mexico have become integral to the narrative of place/person in this new series. 



Notre Dame de Namur University: Belmont CA

  • Marriage and Family Therapy / Art Therapy

  • Fine Art (MFA)


E X H I B I T I O N S 


 “SKIN & PAPER” :  Musèe du Pays et Val de Charmey, Charmey (Gruyère-Suisee.  Patrick Rudaz, curator 


“EROTICA” :  Galleria Rancho Tecomate, Tenango Del Aire, Estado de Mexico.  Nahum Zenil, curator



“INSIDE 23 PEOPLE” :  Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas.  Murray McMillan, curator



Cuotzotzongo Compuesto, Tenango Del Aire, Estado de Mexico. 


ArtPace, Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas. 


  • SOLO

“Scarecrows: Confronting - Anorexia Nervosa" :  ACA, Austin, Texas.  Funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts.



“A Dress Speaks: Confronting Intimate Violence” : Funded by the National Center for Disease Control, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin Arts Commission and the Texas Commission on the Arts.


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E N C A U S T I C : W O R K S H O P




You will design and produce your own visiual story by combining basic book arts techniques with encaustic painting. Each accordion fold book will consist of beautifully crafted pages, incorporating collage, layered mark-making, and encaustic pigments. All levels welcome.


Please bring scissors, additional paper or fabrics for collaging. Wear old clothes, bring drinking water and a snack. Lunch will be provided.


Studio Time: As this is a new workshop with additional techniques there is no discount.


All workshop sessions, including Studio Time, are limited to 4 participants.


Location : TBA

Session : TBA

To participate please register by TBA.

Class Fee: $100 US Dollars (includes material fee of $25).

Tuition is non-refundable, but transferable to another student.







Enjoy a day of painting with encaustic, a versatile medium that is easy to use and exciting in the effects you can produce. Encaustic paint cools immediately, yet it can always be reworked. The forgiving nature of encaustic paints allows it to be re-melted to create different effects.

The four hour class will cover the basics of layering wax, color application, fusing methods, and an exciting foray into tool applications.
You will leave with two completed pieces. Wear old clothes, bring drinking water and a snack. Lunch will be provided and materials provided. Please register by Novermber 9th. Class is limited to 4 students. 50% Discount for returning students.

Location : Mérida, MX

Session 1 : Saturday, December 7, 10 am - 2 pm 1 Opening



New Participant Payment                    Returning Participant Payment





Session 2 : Wednesday, December 11, 10 am - 2 pm 1 Opening


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Encaustic Kits Pre-Order - Temporarily on hold! Sorry!

Each kit includes a hand selected range of 12 Encausctic Colors, 1 LT7 Loop Tool 5" by Kemper Tool, 2 Mini Ribbon Sculpting Tools, 2-1 oz. cubes of Encaustic Medium, and 1 Natural Hair Brush. Kits will be mailed 2 weeks from order date.






                                                                      Work by Cy Bor

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