It is with great anticipation that I begin my ClayHouston presidency. Michelle Matthews provided great leadership to CH and brought regional and national recognition to the organization. VP Anne Steacy and I are committed to continuing this trajectory with a focus on sustainability. Last year, CH revised the bylaws, creating a board with term limits and fuller job descriptions for each position. The new Board is meeting January 14 with the old Board in a transition meeting that will kick off the new year.
Major activities planned by the Board for this year are our 2017 symposium with two visiting clay artists, the ClayHouston member show to be held again at Tea & Art, monthly Clay Talks critique nights, quarterly programs and member meetings, and participation in Gathering of the Guilds and Family Fun Day at the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts. Our first program on February 1 is a studio visit and tour of Box 13 Art Space with ceramic artist Jessica Kreutter, who is an incoming CH Board member.
We on the Board have as a priority the building of community among ceramic artists in Houston. We look forward to participating with you in ClayHouston programs, workshops, critiques, and exhibits. Come join us for networking, friendship, professional development… and, of course, fun.
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STUDIO VISIT AND TOUR OF BOX 13 ARTSPACE with Jessica Kreutter
Next Program: Studio Visit and tour of Box 13 ArtSpace with Jessica Kreutter
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:45 (refreshments) and 6 pm program
Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston TX 77011
Ceramic artist Jessica Kreutter works in parts and pieces and is interested in creating objects and spaces that are in transformation. This year she had a solo show at Blue Orange Gallery and received a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant. She has created an unfired clay installation for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Project Space, and her clay installation work was featured in the January 2014 Issue of Ceramics Monthly. Her residencies include the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Anderson Ranch.
Kreutter’s studio is in BOX 13 ArtSpace, an artist run nonprofit space dedicated to the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. It offers affordable workspaces for artists working in all media and exhibition space for juried exhibits.
The program is co-sponsored with the Visual Arts Alliance of Houston.
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017
Jessica Phillips has work in the "Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017” exhibition at Williams Tower Gallery, Jan. 18th - Feb. 24th.
Texas Teapot Tournament
January 6 - 29, 2017
613 1/2 West 19th Street
Houston TX 77008
The Nave Museum
The Nave Museum presents 7 Ceramic Artists, an exhibition featuring ceramic works by former resident artists Susan Budge, Jeff Forster, and Wen-Dan Lin, along with HCCC board member and clay artist Tracye Wear, Verne Funk, Pat Johnson, and James Watkins. The exhibition opens on January 19 and continues through February 26, 2017. 306 W. Commercial St, Victoria, Texas.
Mary Fischer at Clay Expo Weekend Rockport Art Center
Mary Fischer's sculptural clay show is part of Clay Expo Weekend at the Rockport Art Center. February 4 thru March 4.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: Call for Resident Artists is Now Open!
CUPS for Y'ALL!
A PopUp Sale at HCCC Jan. 14 2017, 10-5