August 17 – September 14
Friday, August 17
5:30pm: Juror Talk
6pm to 8pm: Artist Reception and Awards Presentation
Join us for the 5th annual Lillstreet International – a juried show open to artist submissions from across the world. For this year’s themed exhibition, juror Sandy Simon searched far and wide for “the perfect plate.”
Color or texture which screams ‘look at me’ isn’t what grabs me.
She selected 32 artists from an overwhelming number of applications. When asked about her criteria, she writes: “Color or texture which screams ‘look at me’ isn’t what grabs me. Subtlety of surface and strength of form align best with my sensibilities. I welcome a quiet approach, where the viewer or user can feel an affinity with the clay.”
Browse the entire exhibition in the Perfect Plate catalogue.
Artists included in the exhibition: Michael Ashley, Noel Bailey, Mariana Baquero, Amanda Barr, Clinton Berry, Elise Delfield, Nick DeVries, Mike Gesiakowski, Jon Glabus, Mel Griffin, Sangeet Gupta, Todd Hayes, Anna Calluori Holcombe, Tom Jaszczak, Jay Jensen, Jake Johnson, Kristen Kieffer, Lucien Koonce, Justin Lambert, Melissa Lee, Missy McCormick, Megan Mitchell, CJ Niehaus, Bob Pool, Justin Rothshank, Jan Schachter, Aaron Sober, Kyla Strid, Marjorie Wade, Derek Walter, Ai Yamamoto, Adam Yungbluth.
About the Juror: Sandy Simon was a student under Warren MacKenzie in the late 60′s at the University of Minnesota along with several other artists such as Michael Simon, Mark Pharis, Randy Johnston, and Wayne Branum. She spent the next nine years as a studio potter in Farmington, Georgia and left in 1978 to teach ceramics at the Chicago Art Institute, followed by teaching stints at Purdue University and the Appalachian Center for Crafts where she met her current husband, sculptor, Robert Brady. In 1982 they moved to California where Sandy continued her studio practice as well as teaching adjunct at many area colleges. She has taught over 130 workshops nationwide and abroad. In 1995 Sandy started TRAX Gallery to showcase the work of nationally known potters. It has since become nationally recognized as the foremost gallery for excellence in functional pots.
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