Tag Archive: ceramics

Craft Guild of Dallas Summer Classes



  • Bookbinding & Leatherworking
  • Clay
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Youth Art

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JM Gallery Presents: Ceramicist Linda Gossett April 22


Join JM Gallery Saturday, April 22, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring ceramicist Linda Gossett.

JM Gallery is pleased to present a collection of porcelain assemblages by Linda Gossett. Starting with a curious cache of found objects, Linda recasts and playfully reassembles her material into talismanic figurines that appear both familiar and absurd. Mass-produced, plaster tchotchkes become refined collectibles in the style of 18th-century European ceramics—refined but nonsensical, as hands emerge from birds’ breasts, shoes grow out of a duck’s head on a deer’s body, and children’s legs run away with an eagle. This is an imagery of contrast meant to challenge our preconceptions. Where we normally expect to see cheap plaster knickknacks, we see light, fragile porcelain; but then, where we expect to see elegant subjects, we see new forms of absurdity and incongruity. With such contrasts, Linda questions cultural values—what do we value, what do we desire, and where does the desire for possession enter the conversation? As she explains, “I offer my art as a springboard for the imagination.”


ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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2017 Spring Gallery Night Texas Pottery Sale


Hope you’ll be able to join us for the ‘s Spring Gallery Night Sale at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

March 25th, 10 am until 9 pm that evening

Remember, Gallery Night crowds are fairly large, so if you want to avoid the crush come early to do your shopping.


The following video offers you a tour of artists participating in the Sale.
Talented artists, wonderful artwork, great venue!

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Talavera and Ceramic Connections Symposium on Jan. 14



Talavera and Ceramic Connections: East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas

at The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and The Dallas Museum of Art • All Day: Public $40, Members $30, Students and Educators $20, Morning Session Only: $15

Fri Jan 13 2017 6:00 pm — Sat Jan 14 2017 5:00 pm
The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and The Dallas Museum of Art
All Day: Public $40, Members $30, Students and Educators $20, Morning Session Only: $15

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Opening 11/17 at CAC… PRACTICE: Ceramic& Jewelry Department Exhibition



THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community
PRACTICE: Ceramic & Jewelry Department Exhibition at CAC
Featuring the work of CAC teaching artists and students, PRACTICE will open with a potluck dinner on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at CAC. The exhibition will be the final installment of the year in the ongoing Process to Product exhibition series and will be on view through January 20th. Many items will be for sale just in time for the holidays!
Artists include:
Anne Alford, Lynn Armstrong, Robert Baldwin, Bada Bell, Peyton Benasek, Angela Bonfante, John Fabrycki, Laura Fowler, Kristina Frey, Jimmy Galbraith, Susan Giller, Mary Helmick, Rick Hudgens, Corie Humble, Amy Justice, Susan Katrein, Becky Klaus, Jeff LaJune, Mary Middleton, Michelle Nevergold, Carolyn Oppenlander, Johnny Pompa, Nathan Portnoy, Jill Powdermaker, Brad Ford Smith, Joan Stein-Streilein, Deborah Stembridge, Dean Stith, Elaine Sunshine, Ryan Vaughan, Stacy Voortman, Lynn Wells, Anita Willis, Kathie Williams-Baity.

Register for Spring 2017 Classes NOW

Classes are currently available for online registration and our Spring 2017 brochure will be in your mailbox by the end of the week. Take a look at what we have in store for the new year.


Annual Creativity Raffle
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin


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Pablo Picasso CERAMICS at the Arlington Museum of Art


Pablo Picasso: Ceramics


Arlington, TXThe Arlington Museum of Art proudly announces its winter blockbuster exhibit, Pablo Picasso: Ceramics, featuring over 40 ceramics by renowned artist Pablo Picasso. The exhibit will be on display from November 12, 2016 through February 12, 2017. An opening reception for exhibit sponsors,

museum members, and special guests will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Internationally famed for his paintings, sculpture, and graphics, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was long intrigued by ceramics. After seeing the works of the Madoura potters at a crafts fair in 1946, Picasso negotiated with Georges and Suzanne Ramie, who operated the studio, to provide him with the opportunity to work with ceramics. From 1947-1971 the Ramies set aside space in their studio for Picasso to work whenever he pleased. In return, Picasso allowed the Ramies to make and sell editions of ceramic pieces he produced at Madoura, and to retain all profits. Picasso also made thousands of individual ceramic pieces. He kept virtually all of his own thrown pieces, most of which are now owned by his family or by museums.
Over the years, Picasso and the Madoura studio produced 633 different plates, bowls, vases and pitchers, in limited editions ranging from 25 – 500. Picasso’s involvement in producing the objects varied. Sometimes he made the clay molds used for designs, while other times he painted on plates or pitchers taken from the drying racks. Picasso and Madoura’s artisans then finished the prototypes and produced the editions.
Chris Hightower, Executive Director, said, “Pablo Picasso is one of the world’s most well-known artists, but most people know him for his paintings. We are excited to share another aspect of Picasso’s art to the North Texas community.”
The exhibit was curated by Gerald Nordland, noted author and independent curator, and former Director of the San Francisco Art Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Washington (D.C.) Gallery of Modern Art, and the Wight Gallery, UCLA. It was funded in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council. For more information, visit ArlingtonMuseum.org. Admission tickets may be purchased at the door.

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The Dragon That Never Sleeps: Living With Chronic Migraines – Installation by Anna Crowley Ford


The Small Gallery is honored to host an installation by Anna Crowley Ford.
Opening November 19th, 6-9pm.

Anna Crowley Ford’s installation consists of over 50 handmade ceramic heads in her own likeness. Each describes a different feeling or experience that she has when she is attacked by migraines. She has beautiful photographs of herself along with her story. The exhibit will include a video that she has made of herself doing simple tasks while experiencing these migraine headaches. There is a meter that goes with each vignette that tracks The escalation of her pain and nausea as she performs these tasks.

It is a beautiful and important work of art. Since so many people suffer from migraine headaches and other debilitating situations I believe as many people as possible should have an opportunity to see this exhibit.


Anna Crowley Ford artist statement: I use my personal experience with chronic migraines and headaches to create work that speaks to larger issues of pain, isolation, mental health, and chronic illness. Using materials such as clay, video, treatment-related documents, and other medical objects I illuminate social and livelihood impacts of a chronic illness (unemployment, deterioration of friendships, dependence on others) and expound upon the sensory experiences (changes in vision, hearing, dizziness, the location and texture of pain) that occur with migraines. I strive to inform my audience and to raise awareness of disorders that are not readily visible to the outside observer.
Chronic illnesses create a vicious cycle: pain, unemployment, and expensive medical treatments. With over 30 million people affected by migraines alone, a dialogue needs to be established, stigmas removed.
My work creates a narrative to reveal the far-reaching effects of these disorders. By exploring these social, environmental, and sensory impacts of chronic headaches, migraines, and their treatments, I strive to break stigmas and to engage in a conversation about the effects of these disorders.

ford-head-webThe Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View mall (LBJ/Preston) @ 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas, Texas.

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JM Gallery: Reception Nov. 5 – Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins


Join JM Gallery Saturday, November 5th from 5 until 8 for an opening reception featuring work from Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins.

Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins work in different mediums, but they share a powerful aesthetic and vision. Each expresses volumes with just a few simple gestures. The vision they express with those gestures is one of hope in a world where people too often feel threatened and alone.

In Jay’s paintings and drawings, line and color coalesce into uneasy, conflicted figures that we see as embodiments of the “other” but also as reflections of ourselves—despite perceived differences, the human condition is shared.

Doug creates dramatic narratives in ceramics, using abstract avian forms to express the power of human connection in the face of anxiety and the unknown.

And Susan weaves fiber and paper into clean, calligraphic forms that both represent and embody the interconnected nature of our community; a community that is at once beautiful and damaged, yet inextricably bound together. We invite you to come enjoy the works of Jay, Doug, and Susan and to share with us in their vision.
ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.
Our mailing address is:
JM Gallery
1722 Routh Street
Suite 106
Dallas, Tx 75201

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UD’s Regional Ceramics Competition entries due Nov. 18


2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition


Phone: (972) 721-5319 or (972) 721-5316 Fax: (972) 721-4119 Email: art@udallas.edu
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Call for Entries

The University of Dallas invites you to participate in a juried ceramic competition featuring artists living in the central south region of the United States. Please share this information with ceramic artists you think might be interested in this important opportunity.

Internationally recognized ceramic artist Virginia (Ginny) Marsh will be selecting artists for the 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition. From a selected field of artists, Virginia will issue distinctions of “Awards of Merit” and present two deserving artists with “Best of Show” awards. Solo exhibitions will be scheduled in the following academic year for the “Best of Show” award winners.

This show is open to ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Submitted functional or sculptural works must use clay as the dominant material and must have been created within the past two years.

The Application deadline for entering this show is November 18, 2016.

To access this year’s prospectus, view the show history, and apply online, please use the following link:

Location: Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving TX


November 18, 2016
Application deadline

December 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance (via e-mail)

December 17, 2016
Deadline for receipt of accepted work

Jan. 18 – March 13, 2017 Exhibition open to public

February 13, 2017
6:30-7:00 p.m.
Juror lecture presentation

February 13, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Artists and juror reception

March 2017
Show travels to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art
2 Eureka Cir,
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 397-8900

May 15, 2017
Return of artwork


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TWU Graduate Open Studios – October 18


TWU’s MFA students will open their studios to the public from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday, October 18th.

Location: Patio Building, Courtyard – Directions to the Fine Arts Building
Admission: Free

Come see the space and meet the artists. Lunch provided!

For more about the TWU Visual Arts program: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts


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Opening Reception for Cristina Sanchez October 8


Cristina Sanchez

With Clay in the Blood
Con Barro en la Sangre        

October 6 – 29, 2016

Opening Reception:  Saturday, October 8, 5-8 pm

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212

Cristina Sanchez – http://www.cristinasanchezgallery.com/
(gallery view above)


HALEY-HENMAN Gallery est. 2007 
the first art gallery in west Dallas

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422 is located at 422 Singleton Boulevard in the Trinity Groves neighborhood.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and by appointment.  Call or text 214-532-3225, or email john@haleyhenman.com for more information and visit the website for weekly updates and archived information at www.haleyhenman.com.###

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Clay – A Tribute to Toby Wallace


TVAA Downtown Gallery

October 3 – 31, 2016

Clay – A Tribute to Toby Wallace

Reception, Oct. 23, 2-4pm

“Clay – A Tribute to Toby Wallace” honors the late Toby Wallace, long-time TVAA Gallery Committee member and, at the time of his death, the interim president of the Texas Visual Arts Association.

This exhibition features many of his clay pots, as well as works in clay by Elizabeth Bentley, Nick Bourgeois, Chienhui Bryant, Linda Chidsey, Karen Frances, Tina Weger Hawley, Amy Henson, Ginny Marsh, Hamutal Michaeli, Greg Nelsen, Saduman Ozturk, Nishu Sinha, Sushmita Saini, and Marcelle Trammell.

Please join the artists for the reception on Sunday, October 23rd from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. Show runs through October 31st. TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 700 N Pearl, Dallas, TX 75201. Free and open to the public. http://tvaa.org

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Clay – A Tribute to Toby Wallace – call for art from TVAA

Clay tribute to toby wallace

Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery

Clay – A Tribute to Toby Wallace

October 3 – 31, 2016

The late Toby Wallace was an integral part of the team at the TVAA Downtown Gallery, and at the time of his unexpected death, was the interim President of the Texas Visual Arts Association. Toby was a clay artist who continually strove to create new designs and new glazes for the pots he created,  His work has been and continues to be one of our best selling items at the Gallery.  This show is a tribute to his work as a clay artist and his contribution to the Gallery. We invite all artists who work with clay to submit for this show. We are looking for work that can be wall-mounted or is free-standing as well as work that is best displayed on pedestals.

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Jan Partin by September 20th at jparti01@sbcglobal.net. More than one image per piece may be submitted if needed to show details of work.

Reception Sunday, Oct. 23 from 2-4pm.

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas Suite G207 Box 347 700 N Pearl Street Dallas, Texas 75201 469-569-4580  http://tvaa.org

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INTENSITY: Du Chau at Richland College Brazos Gallery


Brazos Gallery and HFPA present the opening of the exhibition INTENSITY by artist Du Chau.

The exhibition opens Monday August 22nd and will be open to the public through September 16th. There will be a reception Wednesday September 7th from 12-1pm,
Gallery Hours M-F 10a-4pm

Du Chau was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1981.Having pursued a medical career in pathology, he took a sabbatical to pursue a BFA and MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.He lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States including San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Amarillo Museum of Arts. Du Chau’s works are in the collections of the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College and Brookhaven College.

Artist Statement

Porcelain is the foundation of my work, combined with wire elements to create a quiet and contemplative charged space. My current artworks evoke childhood memories and repetitive daily activities involving knowledge and contemplation. I commit to the same activity to visualize different parts of myself. I am passionate about duplicating forms using mold making and slip casting technique. This process reveals my fascination with clay replication with subtle variations. Constant permutation is the core of my creative process.

The gallery is located in the Crockett Building, Room C-140
Richland College
12800 Abrams Rd

Dallas, TX 75243



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Process 2 Product: from Inspiration to Innovation opens July 15 at the CAC


The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists, will host a new “Process 2 Product:  from Inspiration to Innovation” from Friday, July 15 through Saturday, August 19. The exhibition series, organized in honor of CAC’s 50th Anniversary, explores select CAC teaching artist’s artistic process from conception to a finished solution.  In the 3rd installation for the year, this show will feature the work and processes of ceramic artist Linda Gossett.                                                            

The concept for this series celebrates the arts education process that CAC students experience in their classes, which is a direct result of each of various CAC teaching artist’s journey through ideas, inspiration and their fascination with their mediums. The exhibition demonstrates the struggle and satisfaction of working through an idea with either the desired outcome or knowledge for the next effort.

Linda Gossett has been working in clay for over 20 years. She attended North Texas State University and acquired a Bachelors of Fine Art in advertising and graphic design in 1985. After obtaining a BFA in advertising and graphic design in 1985, she began her relationship with clay when friends suggested she take a ceramics class at a local community college. She recently earned her MA from the University of Dallas and is currently working on a MFA from the university. The exhibition will be in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, 75228 with an opening reception on Friday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.



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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Summer Classes & Workshops


Summer registration is now open!  There will be two 6-week sessions and classes begin the week of May 31.  Click HERE to register.


The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers ongoing weekly studio classes or one-time workshops in a wide range of visual arts. Ours is the largest community-based visual arts education programs in the city, offering more than 500 classes for teens and adults throughout the year.

Whether you are a novice, emerging artist or a working artist or have an interest in traditional fine art, contemporary art or fine craft, CAC has the perfect class or workshop for you.

  • Books & Paper Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Foundations & Creativity
  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Jewelry & Small Metals
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Photography & Digital Media
  • Sculpture
For more information on classes and workshops available this session or to register online, click here: http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275
Email: info@creativeartscenter.org


2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

In addition to other benefits detailed on our Become a Member page, a membership entitles you to a $30 discount for all classes or workshops you take in the year after you sign up for membership. Your membership is completely tax-deductible.


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Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret opens March 12 at the Nasher


Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

March 12, 2016 – July 17, 2016
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Join us on opening weekend for a conversation with Swiss-born exhibition artist Mai-Thu Perret, who has spent the past 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural. More on the exhibition here

For Sightings, Perret will build on this project, installing recent ceramics and paintings, along with a new body of work that relates her interest in utopian societies to the recent development of a secular Kurdish community in the Syrian region of Rojava.

“I don’t think utopian ideas are bound to fail, but quite likely when they become real or succeed they stop being called utopias.” – Mai-Thu Perret

Complimentary wine reception with RSVP. FREE with admission. FREE for Members.
Register online here

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RACI: The Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Student Invitational Exhibition

RACI 2016

HFPA and Brazos Gallery are proud to present RACI: The Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Student Invitational Exhibition. The exhibition opens March 2nd and will be on display until March 28th. There will be a reception Friday March 4th from 12pm – 1pm in Brazos Gallery. Please tell your students it is free and all are welcome. Thank you to everyone who visits the gallery, your attendance is very much appreciated.

The RACI award was created to recognize students using clay in unusual or inventive ways. Artworks must include a minimum of 20% clay. Functional and sculptural work will be considered so long as the work is innovative in materials, form, or glaze. Faculty from each of the seven DCCCD colleges will choose three works for display in the RACI. The selected works will be judged by Mickey Bruce. Mickey Bruce is a functional potter from Forney, TX who works primarily in porcelain with brushed slip and glaze decoration.

–from the Richland College Galleries website http://rlc5.dcccd.edu/gallery

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2016 VisionMakers @ 108 Contemporary – entries due April 1st


2016 VisionMakers
Call for Entries

108|Contemporary announces a Call for Entries for VisionMakers 2016, our signature juried exhibition for Oklahoma and Regional artists working in 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft. The purpose is to spotlight and reward excellence by Oklahoma and Regional fine craft artists. The exhibition will be held at 108|Contemporary, a beautiful gallery space in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District, from October 7 – November 19, 2016.

The exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas and are not degree-seeking art students. Media is limited to 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: glass, fiber, metal, ceramics and wood. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original, completed in the last 2 years and not produced while an art student. Must be the same work as submitted image.

Guest Juror
Namita Wiggers is a curator, writer, and museum consultant who combines her experience and training as an art historian, museum educator, ethnographer and design researcher, teacher, writer, and studio art jeweler. She is the former Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, and she is co-founder of the Critical Craft Forum. Wiggers considers how craft and design function as simultaneously distinct and intersecting practices, and how the exhibition operates as a site and space for cultural inquiry. She serves on the Board of Trustees, American Craft Council and on the curatorial board of accessCeramics.

There will be $10,000 in awards offered for VisionMakers 2016.

There will be a catalog produced in conjunction with the exhibit. 108|Contemporary recommends that accepted artists provide the highest quality image (300 dpi, approximately 1800 X 1200) for graphic reproduction of the work.

108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales.

The artist is responsible for safe delivery and timely pickup of work. 108|Contemporary will insure work in its possession for the period of September 22 – November 22, 2016. The artist is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup date.

Entry Procedure
Please complete entry form online at http://www.callforentry.org using the following link: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2964&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Entries will be accepted beginning October 15th, 2015 and ending April 1st, 2016. Entries should include a bio or resume, short artist statement, contact information, label information, and images. Artists may submit up to three images for each of their three submissions; please only include images at 300 dpi. Entry fee is $35 for members of 108|Contemporary and $45 for nonmembers, and entry fees can be paid through the online submission system. Members should contact 108|Contemporary for the member’s code.

Images of accepted entries will be retained by 108|Contemporary, images of non-accepted work will be discarded. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication, documentation and the press. No substitution of artwork for the original in the digital submission entries will be accepted.

All artwork must be for sale. Artists will be responsible for shipping work to the gallery and 108|Contemporary will pay for return shipping at the conclusion of the exhibition.

VisionMakers 2016 Calendar
April 1st, 2016 Entry Deadline
May 1st, 2016 Artist Notification
September 15th, 2016 Delivery of Artwork to 108 E. Brady, Tulsa, OK
October 7th, 2016 Exhibition Opens
November 20-22nd, 2016 Pick Up All Artwork

For more information, contact director@108contemporary.org or call us 918-895-6302.

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CAC’s Empty Bowls Jan. 14




Come join Art After 5 as we travel to CAC (Creative Art Center of Dallas) to again paint bowls for the Empty Bowls program or plates for the CAC Blue Plate Special fundraiser . The CAC will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year. Bring your creative side!! You do not need to be an artist to paint but if you see some styles you may want to copy – bring ideas with you.  THIS IS ALWAYS FUN ! !  Come dressed casually, wear comfortable shoes because we will be sitting in the Clay Dept. painting.

We will be painting the bowls/plates in Building B – right-hand building when you park in the parking lot.  Please enter Building B & go through the Ceramics Department & into the Clay Department.

CAC is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation & was a Art After 5 beneficiary for 2012, 2013 & 2015.
For more info on CAC please browse www.creativeartscenter.org
For more info about Art After 5 please browse www.artafter5.com


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“Tsuchigama/Earthen Kiln” at Gallery 76102


This Saturday, “Tsuchigama/Earthen Kiln” at Gallery 76102 will be open from 12pm – 9pm during Gallery Night!

Artist Talk – Thursday Sept. 17, 7-8:30pm




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Sparks Studio Fall Classes


Sparks Studio

509 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010 817-266-3085

complete class descriptions and times are listed at SparksStudioArt.com

Flyer: Sparks2015FallClasses


September 2015:

12 GALLERYNIGHT Open House & New Artwork

14 Watercolor, 6:30-9:00pm Barbara McFarland

20 Watercolor, 6:30-9:00pBarbara McFarland

15 Fold Form Bracelet Sibling Rivalry

22 Coior-it-Cool Suzanne McNeill

25 Suminagashl – Paper Marbling · Sharon Giles

27 Watercolor, 6:30-9:00p Barbara McFarland

29 Prong & Rivet Bracelet · Sibling Rivalr

October 2015:

Mondays Watercolor, 6:30-9 Barbara McFarland

14 Intro to SoIdering Sibling Rivalry

November 2015:

Mondays Watercolor, 6:30-9 Barbara McFarland

9 CoIor·lt-Cool Party Suzanne McNeill

16 Ceramic Mugs Suzanne McNeill

12 SPINNER RING Sibling Rivalry

20 FloraBunda Art and Color·lt-Cool Party Suzanne McNeill



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Best of Texas Clay 2015 opens Sept. 12


Best of Texas Clay 2015
3rd Biennial

September 12 – October 22, 2015

The Best of Texas Clay is hosted by the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild (TPSG). http://www.tpsg.biz/

BRIT is pleased to welcome Best of Texas Clay to the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall for FWADA’s 2015 Fall Gallery Night. Best of Texas Clay, produced by The Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild, is the 3rd bi-annual exhibition featuring extraordinary clay works from across Texas! This year, in honor of BRIT, the exhibit will feature a botanic theme represented by sculptural and functional ceramic creations. Best of Texas Clay is juried by Daphne Roehr Hatcher. Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild is an organization of three dimensional clay artists, from novice to professional, who offer the communities in which we live and work our talents, skills and art.

Also joining us on September 12th will be The Fort Worth Art Collective who will bring their pop-up art gallery concept to BRIT for this Fall Gallery Night. FWAC combines raw space and raw talent, showcasing a list of invited local artists in a unique, temporary opportunity to enjoy a variety of innovative work

Please join us on Saturday, September 12th from 6pm – 8pm for the opening of Best of Texas Clay. BRIT will be open on the 12th from 4pm – 9pm for the FWADA Fall Gallery Night. Admission is free.

Location: Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), 1700 University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-4441

For images of the show see http://www.tpsg.biz/pages/2015BOTC.htm

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Creative Arts Center Fall Classes & Workshops in Art


Register today! The Creative Arts Center in Dallas offers 100+ fall classes & workshops in Art.

Fall is right around the corner and classes begin the week of August 31st.

Our fall brochure is now available, so come pick up a copy today!

For more information on classes and workshops or to register online, click here

Class and workshop topics include:

Books & Paper Arts
Clay Sculpture
Creative Writing
Fiber Arts
Foundations & Creativity
Metal Arts
Mixed Media


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Archaeology and Art: Tsuchigama Project Symposium Aug. 8


Archaeology and Art: Tsuchigama Project
A one-day symposium on the ancient art of the Japanese dirt kiln
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9am – 5pm
free and open to the public
schedule of events detailed below
Tsuchigama or “dirt kiln” is recognized by scholars as Japan’s earliest high-fire kiln type. It fell out of use over 700 years ago when the Anagama kiln became popular and has not been in ceramic practice since. Japanese sculptor Tadashi Hirakawa and a team of archaeologists have uncovered and excavated sites of ancient tsuchigamas and have been collaborating for several years to recreate the ancient kiln type. The team has successfully made and used two tsuchigamas in Bizen, Japan and is working hard to revive the techniques and styles associated with the tsuchigama, such as Bizen-ware, as a contemporary art practice.
This summer, Tadashi Hirakawa travelled to the US and teamed up Chris Powell (TCU Associate Professor of Art) to create a tsuchigama in Sevier County, Arkansas. With the help of two students from Japan, Yukiko Akai and Tomoko Sakamoto, and a TCU ceramic student, Sydney Williams, the tsuchigama was built in the hillsides of Southwest Arkansas where natural resources were pulled from the land. Photographs documenting the building and firing of the kiln can be found on the Tsuchigama Project Facebook page.
To celebrate this collaborative project and to draw attention to this ancient ceramic practice, a one-day symposium is being held to discuss old and new style Bizen-ware and the longer term potential of reviving the tsuchigama. Alongside the symposium, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will also host an exhibition of old style Bizen-ware and new works made in the Arkansas kiln by Yukiko Akai, Tadahsi Hirakawa, Chris Powell, Tomoko Sakamoto and Sydney Williams.
On August 13th, an exhibition of works fired in the Arkansas tsuchigama will be held at Gallery 76102 in Fort Worth, TX. The exhibition, TSUCHIGAMA/EARTHEN KILN will remain on view through September 30.
Symposium presentation schedule, August 8th (subject to change)
9:00am    Introductions and breakfast welcome for speakers and audience, with refreshments
10:00am    Masakage Murano, An Introduction to Ancient Potteries in the New World and its interpretation in Contemporary Art
10:45am     Akira Ito, History of Bizen-ware
11:30am     Kei Ishii, Changes in the structure of the Kiln of Bizen
12:15pm    break for lunch
2:15pm     Henry Moy, Contemporary Native American Ceramics
2:45pm     Chris Powell, Tsuchigama, why here, why now?
3:15pm     Tadashi Hirakawa, The Mystery and Possibilities of the Tsuchigama
4:00pm    refreshment break
4:15pm     Atsushi Nakai and Yukiko Akai, to lead a discussion between presenters with audience participation encouraged.
5:00pm     Celebratory finish to the day with a Taiko Drum performance by the Fort Worth Japanese Society
Presenters and featured participants:
Yukiko Akai, Tsuchigama Project Committee
Tadashi Hirakawa, Chair of Bizenware Board and Tsuchigama Project Committee
Hiroko Kubo, TCU MFA Graduate and Tsuchigama Project Committee
Kei Ishii, Bizen City Board of Education Lifelong Learning Division
Akira Ito, Medium-Early Modern Bizen Research Chairman and Bizen History Forum Executive Committee
Masakage Murano, Curator of Archaeology at the Museum of Kyoto
Henry Moy, (BA, MAT) The Quintus H. Herron Director
Atushi Nakai, Professor at Graduate School of Regional Resourse Management, University of Hyogo
Chris Powell, TCU Associate Professor of Art
Sydney Williams, TCU BFA Studio Art – Ceramics
2900 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109

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8th Annual Dallas Pottery Invitational Show & Sale April 17-19 in Addison


Fri. April 17th 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy fine wines, live music, and hors dourves with the artists at the opening reception. 

Sat. April 18th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Featuring  tastings with
The Cultured Cup & Tupps Brewery
Sun. April 19th  12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Featuring flower arranging demonstrations with Sage Blooms

Click here for the event page and more details.


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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour

The 12th annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tour includes 32 artists showing unique, handmade pieces of art in many mediums and styles.
Locate one of the 18 studios (using the map on northdallasart.com) and request a tour map. Each studio has maps available. Visit working artist spaces that reveal the process and variety of art being created right in your neighborhood. Explore, learn, and enjoy.

North Dallas Artist Studio Tour
Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th, 10 to 5

Artists on the 2015 North Dallas Artist Studio Tour:
Karin Michele Anderson, Deb Baker, Bernard Bortnick, Martha Box, Adriana Cobo-Frenkel, Sheila Cunningham, Lori Cusick, Annie Davis, Jan Dreskin-Haig, Bob English, Ann Gavin, Dean Hofer, Angela Howell, Nathan Jones, Wini Lynn, Diane McKenna, Clayton Miller, Danah Moore, Paula Nemec, Debra OBrien, Tori Pendergrass, Nan Phillips, Stephen Potter, Peg Rosenlund, Kim Saxon, Jack Schecter, Judy Schecter, Deborah Shannon, Peggy Lee Smith, Jayne Sparrer, Cynthia Stone, Bob Ann Talkington

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Hard & Soft reception March 21 at the Small Gallery

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 “Hard &  Soft” – an exhibit exploring the use of fiber, stone, metal, ceramics, and wood as creative medium. Exhibit opens with a reception at The Small Gallery on Saturday, March 21, 6:00-9:00 pm. Featuring art by Jack Brockette, award winning fiber artist.Participating artists: Amie Adelman, Jack Brockette, Magi Calhoun, Vicki Charlotta, Nicole Dane, Katrina Doran, Molly Guzzino, Carter Herrington, Amy Justice, Morgan Kuster, Laurie Mahoney, Analise Minjarez, Julie Pitman, Shawn Reilly, Kathe Williams, Kiki Curry Winters, Kim Worthington.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing on the 2nd level of Dallas Midtown (Valley View) at 13331 Preston Rd., #2242, Dallas, TX (LBJ & Preston).

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(images: Analise Minjarez, Laurie Mahoney, Jack Brockette)

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Pam Stern Workshop on Porcelain Faces on Wall Pockets, Mugs or Vases


Alchemy Group Visiting Artist
Pam Stern

Upcoming Two Day Workshop 

Porcelain Faces on Wall Pockets, Mugs or Vases

April 4th & 11th
Saturdays – 10:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost:  $185.00 + $20 Material Fee

This workshop explores handbuilding techniques, porcelain, and decorative painting/glazing to create dramatic wall pockets, vases and mugs.  Pam makes this workshop not only fun but allows the student, no matter their level of expertise, to leave with a unique piece of art.  Her technique and style enable you to leave with faces that are filled with Magic and Mystery!

You don’t want to miss this workshop – It will fill up fast!!

Please go to The Alchemy Group Website below to sign up.

http://www.thealchemygroup.biz/PMCclasses.html  to sign up

The Alchemy Group | 617 Lochngreen Trl | Arlington | Texas | 76012 | 817.459.4411

Pam has studied at Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College and taken workshops notably by Phillippe Faraut and Sergei Isupov.

She currently has work in galleries throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Pam worked as an illustrator for many years and uses her graphic skills on her ceramic sculptures.  Pam’s interest is figurative with emphasis on women, mystery and magic and their connection to the natural world. Her work requires close scrutiny because there are many small surprises and hidden images.



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2015 Regional Ceramics Competition Reception Feb. 13


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas is pleased to present the

2015 Regional Ceramics Competition

this year’s exhibition is juried by:

Eva Kwong 

noted ceramics artist and
Associate Professor of Art at Kent State University

January 21 through March 5, 2015

Juror lecture and presentation:
February 13, 2015,  from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
in the Art History Auditorium

Artists’ and Juror Reception:
February 13, 2015
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is located on the
University of Dallas Campus, in the Art History Building
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas, 75062

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend these events may call(972) 721-5385 and ask for the ADA Coordinator. Requests must be made three days in advance.

To contact the gallery: gallery@udallas.edu


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James Watral Exhibit opens Jan. 23 at Eastfield


An exhibition honoring the work of the late James Watral will open at Eastfield College’s Gallery 219 on January 23, 2015 with a reception from 5 – 8 pm.

The exhibition will feature many of Watral’s signature ceramic pieces spanning two decades of his career as an artist including the famed napkins that preserve his ideas and drawings. Watral was influenced by garden design, architecture, dance, theater, literature, current events and science. He had a specific interest in Egyptian, Etruscan, and Greek art which is evident in the surface treatment and form of his ceramic works as well as his drawings. More than 50 napkins with drawings and writings will be exhibited alongside Watral’s ceramic vessels and sculptures in this exhibition curated by Gallery Director Iris Bechtol and longtime friends and stewards of Watral’s work, Hampton Burwick and Rusty Scruby.

James Watral (1942-2014) received a Masters in Fine Art from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and a Bachelors in Fine Art from Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. James taught at many colleges and universities throughout his career including Texas Women’s University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Tyler, University of Texas at Dallas, East Texas State University where he served as Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Ceramics from 1968-1980, and Eastfield College where he served as Professor of Ceramics from 1999-2010. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in many private and public collections including the Dallas Museum of Art and New Orleans Museum of Art. His work has been reviewed in Ceramics Monthly, the Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, and American Crafts.

From I-30 take Exit 54 toward Big Town Blvd. Take Big Town Blvd North which turns into La Prada. From La Prada take a right on Carol Brown Dr. Go right on Eastfield Parkway and park in the W3 parking lot (on your left). Gallery 219 is located on the second floor of the F Bldg. in F219C.

Gallery hours are 9:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday.  Contact Iris Bechtol at 972-860-7329 or irisbechtol@dcccd.edu for additional information.                                                                       Eastfield College. 3737 Motley Drive. Mesquite, TX. 75150


–from http://eastfieldgalleries.blogspot.com

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Earth to Art Holiday Open House Nov. 22


Earth to Art Pottery Studio & Gallery

Celebrating 20 Years in Clay

Holiday Open House – Nov. 22, 11am – 5pm

5660 Veal Station Rd, Weatherford, TX

Carolyn Young invites you to take a drive in the country,

Tour the new studio, shop for unique gifts & sample some sweet treats!

BONUS:  Pick up a map to Ken Orr’s Studio Open House the same day 1-7pm.

FLYER: 2014 Open House

Carolyn Bernard Young

Native American Clay Artist

Earth to Art Studio & Gallery, Weatherford, TX





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2014 Pottery in the Park Arts Festival

13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival – Oct 11-12, 2014 – 10am – 5pm.
Over 40 artists – pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass art plus more crafts available for sale.  Pottery wheel and clay hand-building demonstrations. Hands on demo: Purchase bisque ware and glaze it yourself.  Then we will Raku fire it while you wait. Tour the facility & talk with the artists. Food trucks.  Free admission/parking.

For more information www.lmrapotterystudio.com or for a reminder potteryinthepark@lmrapotterystudio.com.


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 ecaalogo2Ellis County Art Association


501 W. Main St., Waxahachie, TX 75165

Office–972-937-3414 Email: ecaa@elliscountyart.net

Website: www.elliscountyart.net

Fort Worth Clay Artist



“Stormie & Friend”


Stormie Parker is a local ceramic artist. A Native of the South West , she was raised in Flagstaff Arizona where she studied

ceramics at Northern Arizona University. After living abroad for many years, she has recently returned to the United States

making her home once again in the great South West. All of the functional pottery made by Windstorm Pottery is hand made

on a potter’s wheel and are lead free and safe for use in the Microwave and dishwasher.

“As a teenager wandering through a craft fair I came upon a potter demonstrating  on a wheel, immediately I was lured in, captivated by the artist’s mastery of the clay. Fascinated with how quickly a lump of clay became a vessel, I thought, “This is Magic!”

Thus began my relationship with clay, and after thirty years it still feels like magic every time I open a kiln or take a piece of liquid hot raku from the fire . The transformation that take place during the firing never ceases to amaze.

After studying at Northern Arizona University I moved to Germany for several years.  While there I was greatly influenced by the traditional culture and the practicality with which Europeans viewed pottery as tableware. For many years I strictly made functional ware with my eye cast toward its utilitarian aspects.  Upon returning to America in 1997 I built a raku kiln and have since been engaged in sculptural and art pieces. I depict wild life and nature, integrating texture, and surface embellishment, and rely on the fire to create a unique finish.

It is important to me that my art is an integral part of people’s lives, whether it is sipping from a coffee cup or the spectacular glint from a raku vase capturing ones eye, enticing you to regard it yet again.” 


Stormie’s work is in 2 group shows along with a Solo exhibit going on now at the Ft. Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy Street.

We’ll be treated to an evening of watching Stormie “at the wheel”.  She will bring several pieces of her work and discuss the different glazing and firing techniques.  You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to meet this talented artist.

Scroll down to see a few samples of her work:


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Visit Stormie’s website for more….. www.windstormstudio.com


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13th Annual Cross Timbers Artists Studio Tour


The 13th Annual Cross Timbers Artists Tour will be held November 8th, 10am-5pm, and 9th Noon-5pm, and will offer free to the public an opportunity to visit 15 artists’ studios, see demonstrations and discuss with the artists the various processes of their art. Maps of the tour and more information about each artist can be found on the website: www.crosstimbersarts.com. Fourteen local artists have organized to open their studios to the public for one weekend this year. This fun driving tour is a great opportunity for exploring various forms of art being produced right here in our area. Experience the unique settings that produce paintings, sculptures, furniture, pottery, blown glass, wood art, quilt art and mixed media arts. Finished works will also be offered directly from the artist. A map of the participating studios can be found at www.crosstimbersarts.com.

The public is also invited to the Opening Reception at Oxide Gallery in Denton, Thursday, November 7th, 7pm-9pm. Meet all of the artists on one night and see samples of their work!

Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville, Double Oak, Argyle,
Copper Canyon, and Bartonville, Texas
Co-Presidents: Dianne Hicks  972-219-2405
           Suely Lohr940-464-7723


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