Category Archives: ceramics

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The giving deadline for either buying a piece of art, or giving is this week, so if you haven’t given yet, you can  go to the Indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/coloradoartbeat

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Registration is open for my Anderson Ranch Workshop with Sam Harvey

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June 6th—17th
Anderson Ranch Workshop:

Ceramic Sculpture: the dynamic language of making.

Register for Summer 2016 Art Workshops online or over the phone starting Monday, January 4 at 9 am Mountain Standard Time

https://www.andersonranch.org/workshop-types/ceramics/?cat=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.andersonranch.org%2Fworkshop-types%2Fceramics%2F&from=06%2F06%2F2016&to=06%2F17%2F2016
970-923-3181
Artists of all levels are welcome here, and scholarships are available!

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It’s up- Anderson Ranch Art show with Allegheny Meadows, opening Dec 15th

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EXHIBITION Opening Reception: “Finding Place”

Here’s a preview:

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Snowmass Village, Colo. (December 4, 2015) — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art making destination and catalyst for critical dialogue in the contemporary art world, invites the Roaring Fork Valley community to the Ranch for an art-filled winter evening celebrating the holiday season. The annual Holiday Open House, Tuesday, December 15, 4:30 – 7:00 PM, will feature artwork for sale directly from Artists-in-Residence and staff studios, plus art activities for children, candlelit paths throughout campus and s’mores around the bonfire for all. Guests can sip warm beverages and shop unique gifts in the ArtWorks Store. A special holiday tradition, dinner will be served in the Ranch Café, with seating at 7:00 PM; cost is $20 per person and an RSVP is required by Friday, December 11. For more information or to RSVP for dinner, call 970/923-3181. All festivities take place on the Anderson Ranch grounds in Snowmass Village, Colo.

  • Holiday Open House Schedule of Events
  • Kids’ Craft, Schermer Meeting Hall, 4:30 – 6 PM
  • Open Artist Studios throughout campus, 4:30 – 7 PM
  • Exhibition Opening Reception, “Finding Place,” Patton-Malott Gallery, 5 – 7 PM
  • Sip, Shop & See, ArtWorks Gift Store, 5 – 7 PM
  • Holiday Dinner ($20, RSVP required), Ranch Café, 7 PM

A highlight of the Holiday Open House event, Anderson Ranch presents the opening reception for “Finding Place,” an exhibition of new works by Alleghany Meadows and Sara Ransford. The opening reception is free and open to the public, taking place Tuesday, December 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Consisting of ceramics and drawings, the exhibition is on view at the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo., December 7, 2015 – January 25, 2016, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Both former Artists-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch, Meadows and Ransford first met in Nepal at an Anderson Ranch destination workshop in 1995. Since then, they have watched each other grow as artists, both participating at the Ranch in various roles. Coincidentally, both will teach ceramics workshops at the Ranch this summer.
“Finding Place” showcases works that search for meaning, manifesting in different forms for both artists. Ransford’s work features installations of objects from small ceramics (8 x 8 in.) to larger multi-pieces (26 x 16 x 2 in.), with some hanging in grids on the wall and some from the ceiling. A series of square drawings correlate to nearly a dozen square ceramic pieces, a process which is a departure for Ransford, who works almost exclusively in clay. Shapes come from patterns and forms she sees in nature, which often derive from water and the effects water has on the world around her. Working in clay helps Ransford find her place. Her ceramic work is cone 10 soda fired porcelain, paper and clay, and the drawings are pen and ink.
“I would not be where I am today as an artist if it were not for the Anderson Ranch and Doug Casebeer,” explains Ransford. “To be respected at this level as an artist, to be showing here is a huge validation for me. Anderson Ranch is one of the most highly respected arts institutions in this country, and it is so exciting to be a part of it.”
For Meadows, “Finding Place” represents an active search for a sense of place and meaning, an understanding through the senses of belonging, with comfort and memory melding together to form a sense of place. Making art engages Meadows in this search, bringing balance to his life. He will show eleven pieces from his Flora series, in both porcelain and stoneware.
“My work is utilitarian, and through use it communicates this search for place and meaning,” says Meadows. “I am fascinated by repeating forms and the way such forms become elements in a larger arrangement or pattern, in how the individual pieces arranged become something greater than the sum of the parts.”

Upcoming Anderson Ranch Workshop, June 6-17, 2016

I’m teaching again at Anderson Ranch next summer, with my good friend, Sam Harvey. We each will bring our own expertise to hand building, and yes I will be teaching my paper clay method. As Sam says- its going to be SPICY!

Registration begins sometime in January…Click here:http://www.andersonranch.org.

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If you have not experienced The Anderson Ranch, do so- it will change your life!!! It has for me.

Colorado Clay Opening tonight 6:30-8:30, Foothills Art Center

Wonderful Exhibition curated by Doug Casebeer

January 25th-March 16th

 

 

 

Since its first juried ceramics exhibition in 1974, FAC has demonstrated its commitment to Colorado artists working in clay by presenting over 30 exhibitions that have focused on the medium.  Becky Guy, Colorado Clay Coordinator, describes a major change in the 2014 exhibition from those of previous years: “The 2014 Colorado Clay exhibition will differ from past shows by adding an invitational component to the traditional juried process. FAC has invited several highly accomplished Colorado artists who are doing exciting new things with clay to participate in the exhibition, alongside those artists who have been juried in.”
Invited artists include Bebe Alexander, Heather Mae Erickson, Sara Ransford, Martha Russo and Maynard Tischler

This year’s juror is Doug Casebeer, Chair of the Artists Residency Program and Artistic Director of Ceramics, Sculpture, Furniture Design & Woodworking at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO.
Juried artists include Julie Anderson and Gregory Grasso, Penney Bidwell, Mark Boulding, April Brooks, Sarah Christensen, Deborah Dell, Jay Dougan, Kim Ferrer, Robin Furuta, Jenny Gawronski, Kim Louise Glidden, Carla Kappa, Carol Kliger, Lynda Ladwig, Jamie Lang, Claudia Mastrobuono, Lauren Mayer, Claire McArdle, Sharon McCoy, Frank Nemick, April Noble, Mike Rand, Todd Redmond, Jerry Rhodes, Maura Rieman, Shelley Schreiber, Bob Smith, Stephanie Thomas, Rita Vali, Denise Whittaker-Hoar, and Steven Wood.