In 2020

Due to Covid 19, both of the 2020 shows I was slated to be in have been rescheduled for the same dates in 2021

Fleeting/Fled with Washington Sculptors GroupMarch 21, 2021 at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD

MELTDOWN with Washington Wax Works at the Rehoboth Art League in Rehobeth Beach, MD – May 7, 2021 

In 2019:

Two of my encaustic works were purchased by Landex Development for the permanent collection of the the  Artisan 4100 apartment and retail development in Brentwood , MD


Applied Heat: an exhibition of encaustic art

at Portico Gallery, Brentwood, MD


My encaustic painting Twilight (below) was accepted into the show 50 States, 200 Encaustic/Wax Artists at the Museum of Encaustic Art at the Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM and is now part of their permanent collection.


In 2018:

Two of my encaustic works, Dovecote and Luminaries (below) were purchased by the Prince Georges County MD Arts and Cultural Heritage Division for their Permanent Collection this summer.


Eleven of my encaustic works on display in Washington Wax Works at Strathmore from May 2nd through June 10th Curator’s  Tour: May 26th 1-2 PM


In 2017:

My assemblage A Garden of Want in times of When was purchased by Landex Development for the permanent collection of the Studio 3807 apartment and retail development in Brentwood , MD


My recent encaustic monotypes on display  at Washington Wax Works Pop – up in Mount Pleasant, WDC

Nov 10- 25, 2017


One of my drawings was featured on the cover of the play, “Between Trains”, written by Juanita Rockwell


4 of my sculptural works were included in


at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

Review by East City Art


My work was part of the

Creative Corridor Exhibition

at Prince George’s Community College’s Marlboro Gallery



Washington Wax Works celebrating our exhibition

Heat + Light 

at  Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

Review by Mark Jenkins in the Washington Post

In 2016:

One of my assemblages was featured on the cover of the book, “Blood Too Bright”, edited by my sister, Jerri Dell, a book of letters that are reminiscences of our grandfather, Floyd Dell, about Edna St Vincent Millay.

Blood Too Bright: Floyd Dell Remembers Edna St. Vincent Millay by [Dell, Jerri]


Thanks to a generous grant from the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council and the terrific help of photographer Mark Gulezian, graphic designer Marty Ittner and the on-line publisher Blurb, I was able to put out a catalog of my assemblage, shadowbox, and encaustic!catalogcover


My work in encaustic has been included in the book

Encaustic Art in the 21st Century by Schiffer Publishing.

Check out this great book, edited by Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney. 

  Foreword by Kim Bernard and and Afterward by Ellen Koment.

Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century


Washington DC Debut of Washington Wax Works

at the Arts Club of Washington!

The opening reception is February 5th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

The artist talk & short film,
by David Evans and Alice Entertainment,
takes place the next day,
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The Arts Club is located in Foggy Bottom at the historic home
of President James Monroe at 2017 “I” Street, NW.

In 2015:

My article on encaustic and powdered pigment,

“Raising Dust” published in the winter edition of

Encaustic Arts online magazine



Native Species

A group exhibition of artists working in wood
at Black Rock Center for the Arts
Exhibit on View: September 16 – November 7
BlackRockCenter “Native Species” features works by Foon Sham, Rachel Rotenberg, Julia Bloom, Evan Reed, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Christian Benefiel, Phil Brown, Katie Dell Kaufman, Jeffery Cooper, Ellen Hill, David Knopp, Lyndie Vantine, Hannah Wides, and David Fry. From fallen timbers, found limbs, reclaimed lumber, or repurposed items, they often combine various species of wood to build unique sculptural forms that manage to retain a connection to the source of their materials.

Reception on Saturday, September 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.



From September 10- November 1, 2015 at the Galleries of Takoma Park Recreation Center in Takoma Park MD. 

Encaustic work by myself, Kevin Milstead, Kathy Anderson, Nancy Hacskaylo, David Evans and Marty Ittner and sculpture by Becky Borlan.


Closing Party on Friday, October 30th, 2015 from 7 -8:30 PM.

Work in this show was made possible in part by



Zenith Gallery, in Collaboration with Ouvert Gallery

between the pages

Ouvert Gallery, St. Michaels, MD



A pop-up exhibition of six assemblage artists who collect and combine found objects to create new artwork

April 3 – 25, 2015

First Friday, April 3, 6 – 9 pm,
Saturdays, 12 – 4 pm,
and by appointment

Opening Reception: April 3, 6 – 9 pm

6 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

In 2014:

One of my shadowboxes was featured on the cover of the book by Shivaun Woolfson, “Holocaust Legacy in Post Soviet Lithuania”, that presents the history and experiences of  a group of elderly Holocaust survivors in modern day Vilnius.

The research that went into the book  became the basis of  the Surviving History exhibition I was part of in 2010.

The interdisciplinary traveling show traveled to Vilnius, in Lithuania, Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa, and now resides in Great Britain where it is part of the, collection of Living Imprint in London.


At the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD:

“Heated Perspectives”  February 2 – Feb 21st , 2014

Washington Wax Works, Kathy Anderson, Marty Ittner, David Evans, Nancy Hacskalo, Kevin Milstead and Katie Dell Kaufman

Work in this show was made possible in part by

In 2013:

Uncommon Objects Invitation
A Solo Exhibition of Encaustic Assemblage and Sculpture by Katie Dell Kaufman from Sept. 20 – Nov. 2, 2013.       Opening on Saturday, Sept. 21, 4:00-8:00 PM.       Zenith Gallery Salon at 1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20012

Work in this show was made possible in part by


“WAXY  BUILDUP”   May 11 – June 22nd, 2013


Washington Wax Works Debut Show

Including work by Kathy Anderson, Marty Ittner,

David Evans, Nancy Hacskalo, Kevin Milstead and Katie Dell Kaufman

at the 39th Street Corridor Exhibition Space,  Gateway CDC Art Center

in conjunction with the 2013 Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour


Alchemical Vessels

Exhibition and Fundraiser


 In 2012:

My  piece “Volunteers”  —  in the Home & Design Source Book, page 98/99. One of the editors nine top picks for wall sculpture.


The Art of Heat: Fused Glass and Encaustic Wax at Gallery Har Shalom in Potomac, MD.

Memory Palace Encaustic        Zephyr Encaustic Collage

In this exhibit my work will be showcased with two other encaustic artists and two glass artists. The opening will be from 11AM to 1PM September 9th, 2012. Har Shalom Synagogue is at 11510 Falls Road  Potomac, MD.  The show will run from August 30 through October 31, 2012.


My work “Future Perfect” will be featured in the online exhibition associated with Strange Glue – Collage at 100, a centennial exhibition of  Collage curated by Todd Bartel of the Thompson Gallery/ the Cambridge School of Weston, MA (link to come)


A solo show of my Collages and Drawings in the Atrium Gallery of the Takoma Park Community Center  February 3 – Mar 15 2012

In 2011:    



Wax in Motion
National Juried Encaustic Exhibition  June 3, 2011
7 to 9pm
15 selected artists
Bowersock Gallery
373 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657