Jewel Hertzler

Making art is something that I have done all my life. The challenge of creating in a new way is one of my passions. I studied art and art education, receiving a BS degree in Art Education from Old Dominion University.

I primarily paint in oils, and encaustic paint, using the natural world as my subject matter. My encaustic paintings are a combination of encaustic medium (beeswax and damar resin), pigment, oil paint and mixed media. I generally paint and heat fuse many layers to create a textural and luminous appearance. I use birch plywood, encaustic board, or other rigid substrate as a foundation.

In the past several years I have had art included in solo and group shows at the Arts Council, the Edith Carrier Arboretum, the Spitzer Art Center, and at Oasis Gallery, where I display my current work.

I give private art lessons and group classes from my studio and the classroom at the Spitzer Art Center, 486 West Market Street, Harrisonburg, and am a board member at the Spitzer Art Center as well.
I can be contacted at

OASIS Fine Art & Craft

103 S. Main St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801



Open every day 

Sunday-Friday, 11-6

Saturday, 10-8

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OASIS Fine Art & Craft is a 501(c) nonprofit