Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad is an invitational exhibition curated by artist Bryan Petersen, that highlights a selection of work from the past four World Champion Belt Buckle competitions (WCBBC). The exhibition will feature over 60 artists in the craft field of metalsmithing; exhibiting work comments on narrative themes, gender issues, politics, technology, religion, mythology, and mortality, among many other themes.
A NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION. 35 selected ceramic artists create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. Guest curated by Winnie Owens-Hart.
Storyteller features ceramic works by artist Jami Porter Lara, who uses a 2000-year- old clay process to make objects that resemble a ubiquitous icon of modern life – the plastic bottle. Her purpose is to reconceptualize the plastic bottle to better represent its function as a precious object – a vessel – capable of sustaining human life.
Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials features 54 exceptional artists’ artwork that incorporates found objects and materials for personal and global narratives, expressions, and aesthetics. The exhibition seeks out an international selection of artists redefining their medium to create work that is challenging and thought provoking; inviting us all to reconsider our notion of “craft.”