Flight @ The Community Arts Council

This exhibition presents work produced by 5 experienced ceramic artists who decided to put
together a show in honour of International Migratory Bird Day. The
exhibition runs from May 3-26 with opening night May 3 at 6:30. It takes
place at the Community Arts Council Main Gallery at the Old Courthouse
in Kamloops, B.C. 

www.moonwillowstudio.com

Call for entry: ACGA National Clay & Glass Exhibition

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2012 Dates: January 26 – March 1, 2013

The ACGA National Clay & Glass Exhibition will take place January 26 – March 1, 2013 near Los Angeles at the City of Brea Art Gallery. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of handmade ceramic and glass artwork from across the United States.

The juror is Carol Sauvion, Executive Director of Craft in America, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting the history, practitioners and techniques of craft in the United States, and their impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. The centerpiece of the Craft in America effort is its production of a nationally broadcast documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. The Peabody Award winning Craft in America series airs nationwide on PBS.

The competition is open to all forms of handmade clay and glass: functional, decorative and sculptural. The deadline for submission is October 31th. The entry fee is $30 for three pieces of artwork. Awards will be given. The online entry form is available at www.acga.net.

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) is a non-profit membership organization begun in 1945. It is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass.

Eligibility
This competition is open to artists residing in the United States, 18 years or older. Artwork must be composed of at least 75% clay, glass, or a combination of the two, and may be functional or sculptural. All entries must be original and executed by the artist within the past two years. Works may not have been previously shown at the City of Brea Art Gallery.

Awards: First Place $500, Second Place $300, Third Place $200, People’s Choice $100

The non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to three artworks. Current ACGA members and Brea residents pay $25 for three artworks.

CONTACT
ACGAnational@gmail.com

Brea Art Gallery
One Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
United States
www.breagallery.com

Above: Kelly Berning, The Proportionist, 2009, 23” x 28” x 9”, Handbuilt Ceramic, Cone 04.

Ryan Greenheck and Nick Joerling @ Santa Fe Clay


Until May 26th
Ryan Greenheck and Nick Joerling are two functional potters who will share the gallery at Santa Fe Clay this spring.

Ryan Greenheck’s work combines a meticulous, detailed aesthetic with pure function. His luminous glazes meld perfectly with the white porcelain clay. He makes his home in Philadelphia.

Nick Joerling throws and alters his stoneware forms creating loose, fluid pots that invite use and handling. His pots combine “qualities of sensuality, empathy, humor and risk.” He has long been associated with the crafts community that makes their home in Penland, NC.

www.santafeclay.com/gallery.htm

Gasoline Alley and Other Sunday Dreams by Clint Neufeld @ the Mendel Art Gallery


Show runs until June 10th
Curated by Jen Budney Clint Neufeld, an artist based near Saskatoon in Osler, Saskatchewan, is ex-military and a former firefighter. His works embody the apparent contradictions between typically masculine pursuits and notions of beauty, ornamentation, and artistry. Taking the grease-monkey’s pre-occupation with muscle cars, he replicates the components of engines, transmissions, and axles in ceramic, finished like fine china, and sets them on elegant stands and furniture such as teacarts and chaises longues. The resulting sculptures ask viewers to consider men’s garage “tinkering” in terms of aesthetics, transformation, and even love. Neufeld, who has been working as a professional artist for just five years, is a rising star in the Canadian art scene. In 2011, he had solo exhibitions at public art galleries across the country and was also the first runner-up to the national Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In 2012, his work is featured in the groundbreaking exhibition, Oh, Canada, at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, one of the premier institutions for contemporary art in the United States. The title of his exhibition at the Mendel makes reference to a long-running American comic strip that began in 1918. It depicted male characters holding weekly conversations about automobiles, and the characters aged normally through the decades. Similarly, Neufeld’s work speaks to the passing of knowledge through generatiotns. A cherished childhood memory is his grandfather lovingly washing his hands in gasoline, to remove the oil and paint they’d gathered after their “work” together. Decorations on Neufeld’s sculptures are inspired as much by his grandmother’s décor as by the history of ceramics. This is Neufeld’s first solo exhibition at the Mendel Art Gallery, organized by Associate Curator Jen Budney. It features new work as well as pieces borrowed from private and public collections. Neufeld’s sculptures were first exhibited here in the 2008 group exhibition, Flatlanders. Since then, he has had solo exhibitions at Montreal’s Parisian Laundry Gallery; Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George, British Columbia; the Estevan Art Gallery; and the Mann Gallery in Prince Albert. Born in Saskatoon in 1975, Neufeld grew up in Warman. He completed his BFA at the University of Saskatchewan and received his MFA from Concordia University in Montreal.via www.mendel.ca950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan