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September 2018 Newsletter


Summer is winding down and we are on the brink of a very busy fall at ClayHouston. Before we get into the details I would like to thank V. Chin for sharing his studio and his 40-year journey from being a ceramic student in Japan to his progress and process in the USA. Lotus Bermudez (who also teaches there) was a fabulous hostess! Thank you both.

Now for fall business, Our general meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29th at the Glassell School of Art, 10:00 am to noon and will include a tour of the school as well as an opportunity for you to show a piece of your current work at an informal show and tell. 

At the last general meeting, we learned a lot of what you as members wanted from ClayHouston and have implemented many of those things. These include the Studio Crawl, now the Bayou City Studio Crawl, continuing annual symposiums, workshops with Eric Stearns & Alberto Bustos, programs including V Chin, Angel Oloshove, Tour of Box 13, Swap Shop and Member Spotlight on our website, a very active Facebook page and our Pop Up Marketplace.

The Board has been working on a strategic plan for our future growth and direction and for that, we need your input. We will be sending out a survey prior to the general meeting to get your input. Please take a few minutes to fill it out. Also, please plan to attend the General Meeting, see Glassell, look at members work and give input on the future of ClayHouston. 

Now for the busy fall calendar (check the website for additional information):

Sept. 8 - Special Preview Invitation with Mark Chatterley - registration is open. 

Sept. 29 - General Meeting at Glassell - registration is open and guests are welcome so bring your clay friends.

Oct. 1 - Dec  15 - Members Only Show “Clay Identities” call closes 31st of August.

Oct. 4 -7 - Cultural Partner at Texas Contemporary 2018

Oct. 20 - Members Only opening and the Eric Stearns Raffle - tickets for the raffle are available on the CH website.

Oct. 20 & 21 - Symposium “Beyond the Surface: Identity Through Clay” with Adam Field and Jennifer Lind Datchuk - limited seating so register now.

Nov. 10 - Greg Reuter workshop at HBU - registration will open soon.

Dec. 2 - Bayou City Clay Crawl - call for artists will go out in September.

I hope to see you at all our ClayHouston events.

Anne Steacy

P.S. If you’d like to be more involved, please contact me at info@clayhouston.org

Member News

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We want every member to have the opportunity to be featured on the Member Spotlight. In order to be selected you must have a up-to-date profile page with at least 6-10 images of your work currently on display.

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Saturday, Sept 29th 

10:00 am-Noon

Special Event: Member Show & Tell 

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ClayHouston Raffle

Eric Stearn Hand Pierced Bowl

5 1/2 tall and 8 1/2 dia.

Drawing is Opening Night 

Members Only Show 2018 

Gallery 100 Sawyer Yards  

October 20, 7:30 PM

One Raffle Ticket $5.00

Three Raffle Tickets $10.00

12 tickets $20.00

Purchase Tickets through October 19

Register for 2018 Symposium

ClayHouston will be a Cultural Partner 
at the 2018 Texas Contemporary 
October 4-7

George R Brown Convention Center

We will be hosting a 2' x 4' booth in the Cultural Partner's area. Jodi Walsh will be curating from our ClayHouston Members selected works of art to be on display. All members are encouraged to update your member profile page with new current works of art. Deadline is Sept.15th.  Volunteers will be needed in the booth each day. Contact RonLoydArt@gmail.com to volunteer.

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries and collectors to the area

2018 will see Houston based influencers including Moody Gallery, David Shelton Gallery, Cindy Lisicas Gallery, Zoya Tommy Gallery and Pablo Cardoza Gallery, exhibiting alongdside New York City's ZeiherSmith, Claire Oliver Gallery, ACA Galleries, Absolut Art, Joseph Gross Gallery, and Uprise Art. Galleries from London, Buenos Aires, Parisand Venezuela will be present.  Visit Texas Contemporary website for detailed information. 

Clara Hoag Solo Exhibition

Clara Hoag announces her upcoming solo exhibition, "A Sum of Parts." The show runs July 30th - September 21st at Gallery 100 in the Silos at Sawyer Yards (1502 Sawyer Street Houston, Texas 77007). An opening reception for the show will be held on August 4th, 6-8pm. View Clara's work at claragracehoag.com, and visit sawyeryards.com for show information and updates. This exhibition and work is funded by a grant from the city of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Betsy Evans has "Must See Exhibits"

“Form and Function” Works by Betsy Evans, April Murphy and Chris Silkwood.  Opening Reception, Friday, September 7th from 6-8 PM at the Gallery at Winter Street Studios.  On the Second Floor of Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St., Houston, TX 77007.  The show runs from the 7th and 8th of September.  Hours for the show on  Saturday are from 12-5PM.  20% of sales benefit Dog Lodge Sanctuary   http://doglodge.org/  For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/664578970548571/?ti=icl

Three Journeys:
Betsy Evans, Cary Reeder and Alexandra Sivov

On view September 8 - October 28, 2018

Opening Reception: September 8, 2018 | 6-8 PM 

Gallery 200 in The Silos at Sawyer Yards

Three Journeys brings together a ceramicist, a painter, and a printmaker, three women working in three different media whose work is connected by the theme of the journey. For each artist, this theme has a unique meaning. For Evans, the journey focuses on her physical and mental health since battling cancer. For Reeder, the meaning is similar, with her work inspired by the journey from loss to renewal after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The journey for Sivov, who has moved around all of her life, is about finding belonging and a sense of home.

Jessica Kreutter at CraftTexas 2018

Jessica Kreutter announces the exhibition of her work in the juried show, "CraftTexas 2018", at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 S Main St, Houston, Tx 7700 on September 28, 2018, from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. The exhibition runs from September 29, 2018 through January 6, 2019. To view more information, visit: https://www.crafthouston.org/exhibition/ctx18/

Jessica Kreutter at CLAY + Things

Jessica Kreutter announces the exhibition of her work in the invitational group show, "CLAY + Things", at SITE 131, 131 Payne St, Dallas, TX 75207 on September 8th, 2018, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The exhibition runs from September 8, 2018 through December 14, 2018.  The rare presentation includes Texas ceramicists Eric & Morgan Grasham’s curious taxidermy and clay figures, Julia Jalowiec’s jolly figurative groupings, Jessica Kreutter’s mysterious global composites, Shelby David Meier’s re-imagined porcelain objects, Brian Molanphy’s wall-hung invented shapes, and Angel Oloshove’s brilliantly colored globes. New York artist Jenny Hata Blumenfield contributes wall-mounted relief tile“paintings. To view more information, visit: http://site131.com

Jessica Phillips Exhibits in The Big Show

Jessica Phillips announces her participation in The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center. The exhibit runs from Sept 15th - Nov 8th.  The opening reception is Saturday, September 15th, 7 - 9:00 pm. 

Upcoming Workshops & Training

Ceramics 101 class on Saturday Sept 15th  

Classroom teachers 12:00 pm - $50.00

Novice 1:00 pm - $80.00

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    Regional News

    Call for Entries:

    13th Annual Open Call Show - Theme: ANIMALS

    Registration is strictly by EMAIL to: (artcarmuseum@gmail.com) beginning on November 4, 2018, from 11 am - 6 pm, continuing until we reach our maximum of 100 entries.

    Call for Entries:

    2018 Menorah Show & Sale

    October 16, 2018 Postmark date for entry forms 

    October 30, 2918 Notification of accepted work by email 

    November 1 & 2, 2018 Deadline for accepted work 

    November 15, 2018 Opening Reception 

    Nov 16 - Dec 2, 2018 Menorah Show & Sale 

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