AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER
Looking ahead to Fall we have some exciting events on the horizon!
Pop-Up Marketplace: Saturday, September 18th, from 10am-4pm at the Scout House, 1711 Rutland St, Houston, TX 77008. If you’re a ClayHouston member you should have received an email inviting you to participate as a seller in our upcoming Pop-Up market event. We hope you will join us for a fun day! We’re also looking for donations for our silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will support our Equity.Inclusion.Access (EIA) initiatives. The silent auction will take place at our Pop-Up and anyone can donate items (ceramic work, gift cards, etc) - not limited to participants and members. Send us an email at email@example.com if you would like to make a donation.
The ClayHouston board continues to work together to build on our efforts of improving equity, inclusion and access in the field of ceramic arts. We formed our EIA committee devoted to this task in July of 2020 and continue to work on initiatives that support these goals. We recently created a page on our website that provides more information about what we’ve been up to, I hope you’ll check it out! ClayHouston EIA page
We’d like to continue the EIA initiatives we launched in 2020 and we need your help. We’re starting a fundraising drive and I hope you’ll consider making a donation. You can view more information here . Your donations will support The BIPOC Ceramic Artist Award, ceramic supply donations to underfunded schools, community workshops and more!
One of the fundraisers we’ve launched to support our EIA efforts is a ClayHouston T-shirt sale! The T-shirts are available for pre-order here. They will be ready to ship in early September or you can pick them up at our Pop-Up event.
Don’t forget to save the date for these other Fall ClayHouston events:
Yoga for Artists - Date TBA soon
Member Exhibition at Sabine Street Studios: October 2nd - November 13th.
Bayou City Clay Crawl: Sunday, December 5th, 10am-5pm.
Thanks for being part of ClayHouston and I look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events!
We want every member to have the opportunity to be featured on the Member Spotlight. In order to be selected, you must have an up-to-date profile page with at least 6-10 images of your work currently on display
Cynthia Wisener to Receive Certificate of Achievement
Cynthia Wisener will receive a Certificate of Achievement (COA) in Studio Art with a specialization in Ceramics from the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston in August 2021. The graduating student exhibition will run from May 28 to September 5 in the Boucher Gallery (2nd Floor) at the Glassell School of Art. There will be a reception and Certificate and Student Exhibition award ceremony for the ten 2021 COA students on Friday, August 27th.
Pandora Snethkamp to Receive Certificate of Achievement
Pandora Snethkamp will receive a Certificate of Achievement (COA) in Studio Art with a specialization in Ceramics from the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston in August 2021. The graduating student exhibition will run from May 28 to September 5 in the Boucher Gallery (2nd Floor) at the Glassell School of Art. There will be a reception and Certificate and Student Exhibition award ceremony for the ten 2021 COA students on Friday, August 27th.
Michelle Matthews at Elgin Street Studios
Michelle Matthews announces the opening of Emergence, a G5 Exhibition at Elgin Street Studios, University of Houston School of Art, July 12 – August 19, 2021. @g5collective
Eileen McClellan at Beeville Art Museum
Eileen McClellan is pleased to have her earthenware sculpture, “Self Doubt”, selected for the 2021 Texas Artists Exhibition at the Beeville Art Museum, 401E. Fannin, Beeville, Texas 78102. The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, August 7, from noon until 2pm and will continue to August 28th.
Pat Johnson at Women & Their Work
Pat Johnson is pleased to be included in We Know Who We Are. We Know What We Want. the inaugural exhibition at the new home of Women & Their Work in Austin, Texas featuring 9 artists curated by Vicki Meek. Exhibition runs from July 24- September 21. womenandtheirwork.org. Opening reception Saturday, July 24, from 6:00-9:00.
Thomas Perry at Las Cruces Art Museum
Thomas Perry's "Path Up Petroglyph Mountain" has been selected by juror Joshua Clark for the Potter's Guild of Las Cruces "From the Ground Up 2021" exhibition at the Las Cruces Art Museum. The exhibition runs from August 6 through October 9.
Linnis Blanton at Dishman Art Museum
Linnis Blanton announces his one person exhibition “Connecting Heaven and Earth” at the Dishman Art Museum - 1030 East Lavaca Street, Beaumont, TX 77705. Exhibition runs from June 12 – August 3. To take a video tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-cYDn0Bsxg&t=3s.
Ron Loyd at the Silos
Ron Loyd is having a solo exhibition of new work at the Silos, Sawyer Yards in Gallery 100, 1502 Sawyer Street Houston TX 77007. Show runs from August 28 - September 18. Meet the Artist: Saturday Sept.11, 12-5 pm.
Mara Cavalcanti Reid at Kinder Morgan HQ
Mara Cavalcanti Reid has work in the exhibition "Movement" organized by Glassell. Show will be held in the lobby of the Kinder Morgan’s building (1001 Louisiana St.). Show runs from May 29 to August 26.
Angela Corson, Thomas Perry, and Jo Zider at Lawndale
Thomas Perry's Guardian: Maya Soul Departs was selected for inclusion in Lawndale Art Center's "The Big Show 2021", June 19 - August 14. Angela Corson and Jo Zider were also selected.
Jodi Walsh at the Silos
Jodi Walsh announces the opening of her show - "Flying Solo @ The Silos" in Mixed Media. ARTIST IN THE HOUSE: Saturday, July 10th & Saturday, August 14th 10am-5pm. Show is from Saturday, May 1st - Saturday, August 14th, 2021; Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm; Gallery 100 in The Silos at Sawyer Yard; 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston TX 77007. https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/flying-solo-the-silos.
Michelle Matthews announces the opening of Annexed Energy, University of Houston School of Art, Sculpture Grads and Undergrads at the SITE Gallery, 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX, May 1-August 19. Opening reception is Saturday, May 1st, 2 – 6pm.
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