Alex Kraft and Anthony Merino are curating "50 Women - A Celebration of Women's Contribution to Ceramics" at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, 2016.
Details about the opening reception are still forthcoming, but you can keep up with developments on Facebook
And you can listen to Alex and Tony talk with Ben Carter about the exhibit on his podcast Tales of a Red Clay Rambler
Another exhibition in conjunction with the 50th NCECA Conference, although independently organize. Role Models is the curatorial vision of Morean Arts Center Assistant Curator, Melissa Yungbluth.
The exhibition is based on the idea of mentorship. 20 artists currently working in Florida have been asked them to name someone who has been their mentor and someone that they have mentored. Tammy Marinuzzi invited me as a mentor, and while I'm not sure I've earned that moniker, it's an honor to be in the exhibition.
It will be on display this December at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and then will travel to Belger Arts Center in Kansas City, Missouri in March 2016 for the 50th NCECA Conference.
As dates near, links and other information will be available.
Opening Reception October 2, 2015, 5-7 PM Exhibition
Exhibition Posted Online: October 5, 2015, by 10 AM Mountain Time
In 2012 Jason Bige Burnett organized the first Arrowmont Surface Forum, inviting professional ceramic artists together for an intense week of exchange, collaboration, and camaraderie. A few years later, and folks clamor for an invitation. "Scratching the Surface" is an exhibition of work from all the makers who have been in attendance.
We invited them to share works rooted in and influenced by their time at the forum, however loosely. Experiences are springboards, and the Forum is just that for many participants. One technique shared is translated through another lens and applied in a completely new way. A single conversation unlocks a door one just could not find the key to alone.
Red Lodge Clay Center and Arrowmont, along with many other ceramic centers across the globe provide time and room for incubation. This month we are happy to partner with Jason to showcase the fruits from his labor of love.
Be sure to check out the amazing lineup of artists and read their statements as we have asked them to address the importance of creative sanctuary, the hierarchies of surface and form, among other topics.
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2015 marks the centennial of Webster University (formerly Webster College). Art was one of the original four areas of study offered at the Loretto College for Women in 1915. The original college had a School of Arts, also a Conservatory of Music, Departments of Expression, and Home Economics, a new major in art was introduced in 1946. In 1975, Webster University (then Webster College) increased the professional level of their visual arts degree options by establishing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree.
An invitational alumni exhibition titled 40@100 is being organized as part of the commemoration of these significant institutional milestones. The exhibition will take place September 25 - October 24, 2015. The friday evening opening corresponds with the university’s annual homecoming weekend. In addition to the exhibition itself, there will be a panel discussion earlier in the day.
A celebration of an incredible, talent filled, state – wide exhibition in partnership with Montana Clay! The Paris Gibson Museum welcomes all to attend the opening artists’ reception on Friday, September 11th 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and to participate in the Museum’s annual fall festival, Arts on Fire, Sept 11th & 12th as part of 2015 Montana Clay Weekend in Great Falls.
Opening on Friday, August 5, 2015 from 5-7PM
Whistlepig Studio is proud to be invited to share new work with the community of Red Lodge in a solo exhibition of new Monster Guardians at Honey's this month. The objects will be presented along with limited edition prints of the Guardian Monsters in contextual settings. See a monster on the foothills of the Bighorns lapping at the remains of an elk bison or nestled in the glowing moss of a stump along the Lake Fork Trail just outside of town. Myth and Fable are familiar in the Absarokee wilderness, from stories of the Little People from the Crow Nation to Skin Walkers to Windagos. We can create our own mythology, imbuing the characters with the stories we need to hear. Come on over and check out the most recent additions to local mountain lore.
Jentel Critic at the Bray
A residency for writers interested in the ceramic arts
Two western arts organizations have teamed up to advance critical and creative writing and thinking in the field of ceramic art. The Archie Bray Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest residency programs is teaming up with one of the country’s newest, the Jentel Foundation of Banner, Wyoming. The collaboration is aimed at developing opportunities for more informed and thoughtful critical writing about the ceramic arts on a national and international level, and further enriching the creative environment of both residency programs.
Starting in early May of each year, the Jentel Critic at the Bray will spend up to two weeks at the Bray, meeting and learning about the Bray’s Taunt, Lilian, Lincoln, Matsutani, and MJD Fellows and their artwork, as well as experiencing firsthand the creative environment that helps nurture their work.
Mid-May through mid-June will be spent at the Jentel Artist Residency Program, where writers can take advantage of the quiet environment to focus on developing the material gathered to produce five 500-word essays about the Bray fellowship artists and their work.
The Bray’s Fellowships are awarded annually to ceramic artists who demonstrate exceptional merit and promise. The beneficiaries of the fellowships are expected to embrace the Bray experience of community and exchange, and focus their attention on producing and exhibiting a significant body of work during their one-year residency.
FOLKTALES & LEGENDS
An Exhibition Without Borders
On view: April 19–July 26, 2015
Folktales and legends blur fact and fiction; seeded in the truth, they grow into stories both fantastical and far-fetched. Whether written, spoken, or communicated visually, folktales represent cultures throughout the world. FOLKTALES & LEGENDS will explore the capacity of visual art to convey such epic narratives.
Artists Dennis McNett (TX) and Joseph Velasquez (WI) use printmaking to tell stories through images. This summer, they will create larger-than-life Connecting Communities projects based on an original folktale inspired by Sheboygan culture and Wisconsin folklore.
This exhibition asks artists to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired by a folktale or legend. The source narrative may be traditional or of your own creation.
POTSKETCH 2015 EVENT & AUCTION
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6-10pm
University Center North Ballroom, University of Montana
Dress theme: Gold Luster
The evening includes food, beverages, great company, live music by the The Captain Wilson Conspiracy(formerly Discount Quartet) and an opportunity to make Starting Bids on POTSKETCHES and one-of-a-kind ceramic works auctioned off by Mayor John Engen.
It is best to order tickets in advance at the Clay Studio of Missoula, by phone (406.543.0509) or in person (10am-5pm weekday in our office). You can also purchase tickets ONLINE via paypal by scrolling below.
If the event is not sold out prior, you may purchase tickets the night of the event
Tickets prices purchased by April 3:
Ticket prices purchased April 4-April 18: $50/person
Tables of ten for $400 are available on request.
Join Whistlepig Studio Founder Jill Foote-Hutton and Honey for the Heart's Robert M Lockheed from Athens, OH at Red Lodge's own Honey's on April 10th. We will be there from 8AM, and everyone is welcome to drop in and create their own monster of spring mask. That's right, ANYONE is welcome to come create with us!!
At 5PM Honey's will host a reception for art made by the Beartooth Children's Center and all proceeds from the art sales will go directly to support their programming.
At 6PM anyone who has made a mask is welcome to join us in a celebratory sidewalk turn about town to welcome Spring to town. Let's clear out the shadows of winter together!
Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info!
3535 N Ellison (Wiseman Blvd @ Highway 151), San Antonio, Texas
Paul Northway, Curator
February 5 – March 8
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 7 am – 9 pm
CHAIRS RECEPTION: February 5th 11:00am-1:00pm
PALMETTO LOBBY GALLERY
This installation features artist Jill Foote-Hutton. It is an exploration of the symbolism, characteristics, and histories of family portraits through interactive sculptures, and narrative vessels.
So excited to have been invited by Seana Higgins to participate in the annual Honey for the Heart parade in Athens, OH at the end of October. I have no idea what I am getting into besides an awesome adventure. The expectations are high for learning a lot about working with community and smiling a lot!