ROXANE MAYEUR, Stories in Wax: Works in Encaustic, Cold Wax, & Mixed Media

June 2 - August 4


STORIES IN WAX is a collection of mixed media works that focuses on the quiet spaces created by the passage of time. Images elevate the common into sacred, revealing the aesthetics of the broken and imperfect, discarded and devalued, while celebrating the process of reclamation and recovery.

       Ring the bells that still can ring    

       Forget your perfect offering

       There is a crack in everything

       That's how the light gets in

 - Leonard Cohen (from Anthem)


Watching other creatives struggle from concept to completion intrigues me, which drew me to the ancient art of encaustic painting. Encaustic artists use a torch or other heat source to fuse multiple layers of melted beeswax, tree resin and pigments. Intensely process driven, encaustic reveals a translucence and ethereal quality unlike any other medium. I sometimes embed materials into the wax, such as rust, metal, stone, graphite, collage and original digital photography. Other times, I apply the cold wax medium, bridging encaustic and traditional oil painting. I invite you to visually engage with the work on a personal level to form your unique response, thus sharing in the creative process. (Roxane Mayeur)




  • Thea Kovac, Watercolor, Hanging Gardens
  • Eddee Daniel, Photography
  • Alverno College Printmaking Students, A Story of Herbs & Spices
  • Gabriel Sanchez, Painting


  • Sharon Mergener, Painting
  • Dara Larson, Drawing
  • Jim Farrell, Mixed-media works
  • Dena Nord, Painting, Surprise, Restructure, Explore, Resolve
  • Adam Ithier, Pen & ink drawings
  • Jeff Redmon, Painting


  • Timothy Abler, Photography, A Salvatorian Monastery


information for artists


Interested in showing your work at Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery?

 We are currently accepting proposals for solo exhibitions.  

The Gallery

There are three large walls (16', 12', and 19') with studs spaced every foot to hang your work. There are outlets available for video pieces. Numerous track lighting fixtures can light your pieces to your desire. 

What We Offer

Each artist gets a two-month exhibition in our gallery. Toward the beginning of the exhibition Sabrosa hosts a special art opening event on a Monday evening called Sabrosa After Dark. The event features a meet-and-greet with the artist, a keynote speech by the artist, live music, a wine tasting, and small plates and cocktails served by Sabrosa's staff. 

Proposal Requirements

Proposals for shows in our gallery will include the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 pieces ready to hang or display
  • A detailed concept of the show including a title (if practical), artist's statement about the philosophy and intent of the show, retail prices of each work, and photos of each work (links to online portfolios are acceptable)
  • Resume (PDF or link to online resume)

Financial & Liability Information

Sabrosa takes a 15% commission for works sold during exhibition in our gallery. Any pieces sold during the exhibition will remain in the gallery until the conclusion of the exhibition, unless suitable arrangements can be made for substitute pieces. All work is displayed at your risk. While the probability of damage occurring is extremely unlikely, we do recommend that your pieces are insured, listing Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery as a rider on your policy.

How to Make Your Proposal

Send an email with all of the proposal requirements listed above to Frank Sanchez at info /at/ sabrosa dot cafe with the subject ARTIST PROPOSAL: (Your Name). If you prefer to mail your proposal, our address is 3216 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee WI 53207.