Monday, September 29, 2014

ArtPrize 2014

I have been lax in posting in this blog due to actually spending time making sculpture!  For the first time I am participating in the ArtPrize competition.  Here is my piece Gathered. It is on display at the DeVos Place Convention Center and is located near the skywalk that connects the DeVos Place to the Amway Grand Hotel.  The 1500+ works that are in ArtPrize this year will be up through October 12. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Out of the Polar Vortex at LaFontsee Galleries

I am happy to announce that my wall pieces were accepted by the LaFontsee Galleries this past fall and so as one of their gallery artists I am excited to participate in the upcoming Out of the Polar Vortex show. Come on down on March 7 for the opening and check out the new and exciting pieces I and many other artists have been making during this endless winter.  (Almost feels like Mother Nature has been reading Game of Thrones and is trying to live up to the Long Winter hype.)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Chester and my last show for 2013 will be at Terrestrial Forming Pottery Studio just south of Whitehall on December 15.  If we do not see you there, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

West Michigan Potters Guild Show

Chester and I are going to be in the Fall Potters Guild show on Nov 8 & 9.  New work, all pottery, and lots of potters to talk to! 
Here are the directions: map

Monday, September 30, 2013

2nd Place at South Haven

I found out on Friday that my piece "Emerge I" received a second place award in the South Haven Center for the Arts 4th Regional Juried Show.  The show is up through October and it is chock full of good art (if I do say so myself...)  So it was double compliment to be selected for this prize considering how good of a show it is! This encourages me to make more!  "Emerge I" is also up for a permanent adoption....
 Emerge I-copper and porcelain with wooden substructure. Made in 2012.
Detail of the piece.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Third Place finish at Crooked Tree Art Center and other awards....

I found out recently that I received a third place for my piece "Time" that I entered into the Crooked Tree Art Centers 33rd Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibit.  YAY!  Here is the piece.... Made from found metal, altered pine siding, and handmade porcelain components.  It is about 55"tall and 33" wide, 4" deep and 50 lbs.

I also forgot to post that I received an award this past summer for a piece I entered into the Grand Rapids Festival of the Regional Juried Exhibition.  This piece (Growth XI) received the LaFontsee Galleries 3-D Award and was also sold.  Very encouraging and exciting for me!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Harbor HospiceCommunity Art Project

Yesterday was the unveiling of the new wall sculpture at Harbor Hospice Poppen Residence.  This work was created with the help of many hands, volunteers and staff of Harbor Hospice made all the porcelain components.  The three panels are made of a wood structure covered in patinated copper foil.  Each of the porcelain pinch pots or texture elements is wired to the wood.

Many thanks go to the Poppen House Environment Committee for selecting me to design and work with them on making this artwork.  It is hanging in the Reflection Room and the title is "Full Circle."