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SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER


Dear ClayHouston members,

Here it is, September. Where does the time go? I hope you are all staying well and safe and finding time for clay!

The call is now open to current ClayHouston members for our non-juried Virtual Member Exhibition, FORM, FUNCTION, DECOR: Bridging the Distance. We are honored to have artist and TSU art and ceramics professor Jesse Sifuentes serving as our exhibition judge. There will be awards of $150 each for ‘Best of Show’, ‘Best Functional’ and ‘Best Sculptural’. Be sure to submit your work! The call will close on Monday, October 5th. Submit

We also have an open call for artists to participate in our annual Bayou City Clay Crawl which will be taking place on Sunday, December 6th this year in a hybrid virtual/in-person format. We’re still adding Heights-area studios that wish to participate as well as guest artists who have the option to be in-person at host studios and/or sell their work online. Please email Anne Steacy (anne@steacy.org) by September 15th if you are interested in participating.

I’m also excited to announce that we are getting the ball rolling again on Creative Vision 2020 - the social media workshop that ClayHouston is co-sponsoring with WiVLA (Women in the Visual and Literary Arts). It will be a slightly reimagined version now on Zoom instead of the original in-person format that we postponed last March. The workshop will take place over two Saturdays, Oct, 17th and Oct 24th. The first Saturday will involve presentations on the basic functionality of Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MailChimp and Zoom. The second Saturday will include break-out Zoom sessions for Q&A with each presenter. The workshop will be free for Clayhouston members. Keep an eye on your inbox this month for more information about how to register for the event! Also don’t forget the fun continues every 3rd Thursday of the month with our virtual Zoom meetup Clay Talks. This month it will take place Thursday, September 17th from 6 - 7pm. Hope to see you there! Register

In other news, the ClayHouston Student Membership level is now free of charge for any full-time student who is enrolled in an accredited university program. We would love for you all to spread the word and invite our Houston student community to join us!

As you all know, due to COVID-19 we had to postpone our annual Pop-Up sale this past Spring and, while we had hoped to find a new date that could work this summer, we have decided that we will focus our efforts on The Bayou City Clay Crawl. If you had been interested in selling at our Pop-Up sale I hope you will reach out to Anne Steacy about participating in the BCCC instead!

One last thing of note, if you visit our website you might notice some changes this month! We’ve been working behind the scenes on a redesign to freshen things up a bit. There will be a few weeks of transition as we iron out the final details (excuse our construction!) but I’m really excited to see the improvements come to fruition! I want to send a HUGE thank you to Melissa Symmonds, our Communications Chair, and Abbie Edmonson, our Vice President, for all their hard work to make this happen!

Take good care of yourselves and I hope to see you all soon!


Jessica Phillips

President

ClayHouston.org


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Denise Greenwood-Loveless in delecTABLE

Art Students League of Denver presents delecTABLE: the fine art of dining. A national juried exhibition. Juror Liz Zlot Summerfield. (This was reformatted to an online show, after the pandemic. Originally slated to begin in March). The show begins July 28th through Aug 31.  https://asld.org/delectable-2020/ Denise has 2 pieces in the show: "Pat Butters" and "Shotz".



Pat Johnson at Galveston Arts Center

Pat Johnson announces the opening of her exhibition “Nervous Waters" at the Galveston Arts Center, 1878 Gallery.  The exhibit runs from August 22 - November 15, 2020. 

2127 Strand, Galveston, TX 77550. Open Wednesday - Sunday, Noon to 5 pm. Masks required. galvestonartscenter.org, patjohnsonartist.com


Abbie Edmonson on Etsy

Abbie had a launch with Etsy and JoJo Fletcher this month. She was selected to be one of 15 makers for this home collection.  https://www.etsy.com/collections/jojo-fletcher?ref=hp_g






Denise Greenwood-Loveless on Texas Country Reporter

Denise Greenwood Loveless had a blast taping a segment for #TexasCountryReporter with Bob and Kelly Phillips! Pretty sure Bob even teared up a bit at the end. The show aired locally, then nationally on RFD channel. Thanks to #TCR, Bob & KellyPhilips and producer #QuintinBlackwell.  Click to see video


CH Members in 23rd Ceramic Competition Online Gallery 

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

Abbie Preston Edmonson, Mary Fischer, Roy Hanscom, Pat Johnson and Clay Leonard have pieces in the San Angelo Online Exhibition.  http://samfa.org/23rd-ceramic-competition-online-gallery




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Regional News


New Work by Andre & Virginia Bally

Bally Studios is fulfilling commissions and developing classes. For more information on these projects you can contact Bally Studios by email: abally1@gmail.com.

    



 

Revisions in Representation: Artists Working to Decolonize Art History

In discussion with Cindy Lisica, PhD. She will highlight the role of the artist, the public, and the institution in significant works like Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Fusco & Gomez-Peña's performative artwork. Cindy dives into details and symbolism in their work as it relates to colonial histories, its acceptance by the general public, and the rethinking of public art monuments, just to name a few!

Saturday, September 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Live on Facebook


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