"Naked and Refined”
Exhibit Dates: May 4 till 28, 2017
CLAY ARTS VEGAS, LLC
CLASSES | GALLERY | CERAMIC SUPPLIES
1511 S Main Street | Las Vegas | NV | 89104
UPCOMING EXHIBITION IN 2017:
@The Quad City International Airport Gallery
Dates: March / April 2017
For more information, contact : http://quadcityarts.com/programs/visual-arts/quad-city-international-airport-gallery/
See Fluted Vase at the Freeport Art Museum!
The Freeport Art Museum's 13th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
November 11, 2016 - February 18, 2017
Opening Reception Friday November 11th, 5-8 PM
Freeport Art Museum 121 North Harlem Freeport, IL
Exhibiting Artists: Pamela Andros, Jean Apgar, Nick Baxter, Sara Slee Brown, Jim Davis, Doug DeWitt, Mark Dierker, Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky, Joan Geary, Sarvin Haghighi, Carol Hamilton, David Hauptschein, Eric Hazeltine, Eric Hazeltine, Kathleen Isacson, Stephen Jensen, Katsy Johnson, Yvette Kaiser Smith, Deanna Krueger, Cindy Lesperance, Bert Leveille, Judy Lipman Shechter, Bob Logsdon, Jeanne Ludeke, Benjamin Madeska, Carol Mantey, Janice Meister, Taylor Mezo, Leah Mitchell, Paul Nitsche, Paul Pinzarrone, Gina Robbins, Kathleen Roman, Kathryn Scott, Elizabeth Shriver, Dan Spahn, Frank Spidale, Rebecca Stahr, Randal Stringer, Daniel Tajlili, Linda Vietmeyer, Candace Wark and Shirley Nannini, Zachary Williams, Sandra Wilson
Coming in Feb. 2017:
See: Weathered Sandstone Vessel in the Nature: Surface, Form, Content exhibition, at the Clay Studio of Missoula
February 3-24, 2017 - juried by Adrian Arleo
Nature: Surface, Form, Content, at the Clay Studio of Missoula, is an exhibition showcasing ceramic work that explores the connections to nature in either formal or conceptual approaches.
October 8 – November 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8th, 6:00-9:00pm
The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to announce its inaugural AMOCA Ceramics Juried Annual. The theme for 2016 is biomorphism and highlights current trends of biomorphic exploration in the field of ceramics. The exhibition includes sculptural and functional biomorphic work investigating form and surface reminiscent of plants, animals, and living organisms.
Eva Champaign, Carol Gouthro, Laura Height, Koung Hwa Ho, and Carrie Lonley.
Ted Adler, Caitlin Albritton, M.C. Armstrong, Sasha Bakaric, Hayne Bayless, Nina Berinstein, Karen Blankenship, Dino Capaldi, Jessica Calderwood, Sara Catapano, Alexandra Corrin, Phillip Counselman, Kit Davenport, Wendy DeLeon, Gina Lawson Egan, Melody Evans, Julia Feld, Whitney Forsyth, Meaghan Gates, Raymond Gonzalez, Sarah Hagan, Jennifer Halli, Kristina Hamm, Shane Harris, Kirsten Heteji, Brooke Hine, Stephen Horn, Beth Huhtala, Sally Jackson, Laura Jacobson, David Kiddie, David Knorr, Malia Landis, Stephanie Lanter, Arline Link, Sarah Logan, Joshua Maier, Laurie Morris, Mark Muscarello, CJ Niehaus, Helen Otterson, Sara Parent-Ramos, Denise Romecki, Raymond Rorke, Christine Rose, Angelica Sandoval, Elizabeth Shiver, Cynthia Siegel, Jamie Bates Slone, Maria Spiess, Keri Straka, Shannon Sullivan, Brittany Sundheim, Lauren Tolbert, David Traylor, Mallory Wetherell, Katie White, Heather Wright, Shiyuan Xu, and Fred Yokel.
"Balance" and "Dark Embrace" are in the Divided Attraction Exhibition starting on April 8th.
Divided Attraction is a juried exhibition open to artists working in all three-dimensional medium, functional or sculptural. Exhibition will showcase accepted contemporary artworks addressing the nature of magnitude, duality and connectivity.
Exhibition dates: April 8th-May 28th
Gilded Pear Gallery
808 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Opening Reception- April 8th 5-8pm
Interwoven Vessel was chosen for the 2016 All-Media show at the Octagon Center for the Arts, one of 69 pieces of artwork selected from 350 works submitted from across the United States.
Interwoven Vessel received an Honorary Mention in the 2016 All-Media show at the Octagon Center for the Arts, in Ames, IA
The show runs January 29, – Sat, April 2, 2016, MAIN AND SWEENEY GALLERIES
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From the Daily Iowan:
Returning Clay to Nature
ALLIE BISCUPSKI 5:00 AM
As picturesque as a coral reef, Elizabeth Shriver’s art, displayed in the Chait Galleries, 218 E. Washington St., aims to pay homage to the free-flowing structures of nature.
“I’m trying to achieve something that’s beautiful and lifelike and yet not actually replicating nature,” she said. “I want it to be something different but that evokes that feeling of something growing.”
Shriver is a ceramics artist. But instead of using a pottery wheel, the Iowa native prefers to craft her pieces out of clay slabs and coils.
“I do a lot of building with slabs,” she said. “Which is basically just a flat piece of clay that you can cut into any shape you want.”
A selection of Shriver’s pieces wrapped up their display in the Chait Galleries today. Emily Wolfe, a gallery attendant, said Shriver’s 3D pieces stand out from the rest of the gallery’s visual array.
“We don’t carry a lot of ceramic work, so she has that corner in the market,” Wolfe said. “Her pieces are very organic and natural. We usually just have 2D work, so having some 3D sculptures is a nice addition to round out the artwork that we have.”
Shriver did not expect to become a ceramics artist growing up.
“[Art] was something I always knew I wanted to do,” she said. “I didn’t know I would end up doing ceramics; that was a surprise.”
Her discovery of the medium happened while attending the University of Iowa in the 1980s.
“I was majoring in psychology, but I was taking art classes,” she said. “I’d taken some drawing, painting, and I just decided to try ceramics.”
She also credits her instructor for spurring her passion in the medium.
“I had a really good instructor. She was inspiring, and I just found I loved it,” she said. “I couldn’t sleep at night because I had images of things I wanted to make.”
Today, Shriver spends her time working on sculpture, which can be an intensive process. A piece titled Coral Bouquet took her around 40 hours to complete, which, Shriver said, she labored on five to six hours a day to the point the sculpture was so massive that it could barely be squeezed in her kiln.
For all artists and aspiring artists, Shriver has a piece of advice.
“It’s kind of a cliché, but get a day job if you can because you’re free to do what you want with your art, rather than having to do some bread and butter work,” she said. “But it helps to just be flexible with your work. And don’t give up.”
This piece was selected for the 2015 Biennial Quad-State Exhibition in Quincy, IL
The exhibition, which ran from July through September, featured 100 artworks selected from 465 entries representing 4 states (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri) in the Midwest.
For more information, see: http://www.quincyartcenter.org/Biennial-Quad-State-Exhibit.html.