Eligibility and Media: All submitted work must be original, represent teapots, either functional or sculptural, and be completed within the last three years. This exhibit is open to all artists who work in clay. Each piece must be at least 60% fired clay, weigh no more than 25 lbs and be no larger than 24” in any direction.
Prizes: All accepted entries will be eligible for 1st place “Purchase Award” and 2nd Place “Memorial Award”.
The 2018 ”Memorial Award” will be given in honor of Robin Hopper. The winning work will be featured on TEA+ART and C.A.M.E.O. websites during the month. Cash Awards are: $1,000 for 1st place “Purchase Award” and $500 for 2nd place “Memorial Award”. Both winning teapots will be added to CAMEO’s permanent museum collection.
The winning artists will receive the award amount even if the winning teapot is priced higher. The winning artists are paid the full amount of the award. TEAplusART foregoes their percentage on all prize awards.
On , Visual Arts Alliance will be given a private demonstration of Italian glass blowing by DIck Moiel and Kathy Poeppel of Houston Studio Glass. Dick and Kathy will explain the art of Italian off hand or free hand blowing as done in Murano, Italy for hundreds of years. Sitting on a gaffer's bench, they will work the glass while hot and demonstrate the process of gathering, blowing and punting the glass. They will finish by putting the piece in the annealing oven or kiln. There the temperature is stabilized and over a period of hours the glass is brought down to room temperature.
Dick Moiel and Kathy Poeppel's interest began with collecting. After taking their first glass blowing class in 1994, they built a basic hot shop and began melting glass the following year. The couple blows both decorative and functional objects during climate friendly months (October through April.) They continue to take more classes during the summer months. The retired physician and his PA/RN wife are nationally known in glass blowing circles.
Many of Dick and Kathy's pieces will be on display as well as for sale. Houston Studio Glass is located at 610 Jackson Hill, Houston, 77007.
Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all-volunteer-run, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. In addition to educational and recreational programs, VAA also produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the general public. For membership details and more information, visit www.VisualArtsAlliance.
Houston Studio Glass expands its 19th Annual Studio Open House to include artists working with other craft materials. No glassblowing demonstrations this weekend to open the space for amazing works in clay, wood, leather and jewelry, in addition to blown, cast, fused and slumped glass. Come visit with the artists, learn about process and shop for the holidays.
Richard Moiel & Kathy Poeppel
Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva
Liz Conces Spencer
Houston Studio Glass will host their 19th Annual Studio Open House as Houston's longest running owner-operated glassblowing studio. Glassblowing demonstrations are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, free and open to the public (limited seating available). Guest artists will also be onsite with beautiful examples of kiln cast, fused and slumped glass.
Richard Moiel & Kathy Poeppel
Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva
Liz Conces Spencer
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art
competition aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest
stands out in the global art scene for the variety of its partnerships and
opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real
springboard for the artists’ career.
9 Contest categories:
painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short
films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and this year's new
entry, urban art.
The theme is free and there are no age
or nationality restrictions
The international jury will select 115 artists for:
- the final exhibition in Venice in March 2018
- 5 cash prizes of € 7,000 each
- publication in the official catalogue
The Prize international Partners will select the
winners among all the participants for:
- 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries
- 3 collaborations with companies and promotion platforms
- 11 Art Residencies
- participation in 3 International Festivals end exhibitions
- 1 Sustainability and Art Prize
ENTRIES OPEN UNTIL 16.11.2017 >>
€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art
€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art | Digital Graphics
€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Short Films | Performance
€ 7.000,00 Land Art | Urban Art
Artist in Gallery Prizes
Realization of 3 personal exhibitions in
international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated
Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany
Santos, Porto Portugal
for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel
SUSTAINABILITY AND ART
Development of creative projects to support
ARS (Art Reuse
Sustainability) of glass
Prize of 3,000 Euro for the winning project that enhances glass as part of the
RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
Artist in Residence Prizes
Art Residency programs in Italy and abroad in
order to provide a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works
and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.
San Francisco Art Residency, San
The Art Department - Casa dell’Arte
International Artists' Residency, Bodrum Turkey
GLO'ART, Lanaken Belgium
Espronceda, Barcelona Spain
Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata
Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice
Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy
Arte Sella, Trentino Italy
The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai
Maradiva Cultural Residency,
Murano Art Glass
Residency, Murano Venice, Italy
Business for Art Prizes
with companies meant to connect creativity with craftsmanship.
Craftsmanship, Padua Italy: Prize of
2,000 Euro for the winning product design for a vase which will contain at
least one noble metal sheet, and realization of the project.
Biafarin, Canada: 12 Gold Membership
Packages for 12 artists, 12 Biafarin Blue Membership Packages. Prize of US$ 4,000
to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1,000)
France: Promotion of 1 artist through the platform
and the services of the portal artmajeur.com For the
finalist artists: a
free Platinum account, for 1 year
3 Festivals & Exhibitions
International collaborations with Festivals
and Organizations to create a network where artists, visibility, and new
Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia: participation in the Festival and 7-day stay
Art Nova 100, Beijing China: exhibition of the 10 finalist videos in Summer
Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy: participation
in the exhibition for 1 month
EXHIBITION: ARSENALE OF VENICE
The major collective exhibition will take
place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2018: 30
works of painting, 25 sculptures and installations, 25 works of photographic
art, 10 videos, 5 land art works, 5 works of urban art, 5 works of virtual art,
5 works of digital graphics, 5 performances.which will be performed live during
the exhibition’s opening ceremony.
The selection of the submitted artworks will
be made by an international jury composed of 11 members subdivided into the
CURATOR AND HEAD OF JURY
Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and
Domenico De Chirico (Italy, Independent Curator)
Caroline Corbetta (Italy, Independent Curator)
Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice)
Nicolangelo Gelormini (Italy, Film Director)
Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)
Simone Pallotta (Italy, Curator of public and urban art)
Nadim Samman (Great Britain, Curator and Art Historian)
Manuel Segade (Spain, Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid)
Ekaterina Shcherbakova (Russia, Independent Curator and Art Critic)
Eva Wittocx (Belgium, Senior Curator at M-Museum in Lovanio)
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Artist Reception: Friday, September 8, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
On view: September 8-October 7, 2017
Characters from Loher's videos will be present and performing in the gallery.
Anya Tish Gallery is thrilled to announce the return of Swiss-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist Katja Loher for The Trembling of a Leaf or the Movement of the Universe?, her fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring her latest body of work: video, video-sculpture and installation.
Katja Loher is changing the face of video art by choosing to project her fantastical works onto organic sculptural forms, or Videoportals, in lieu of a more traditional flat rectangular screen. The effect is the seamless fusion of nature and technology which parallels the fantastic worlds, or Miniverses, she creates to further explore the consequences of living in a globalized world. Each video is the product of a collaborative effort between creative talents such as poet Gian-Maria Annovi, composer Asako Fujimoto, and costume designer Ley Ouchi as well as a team of theatrical producers, dancers, and performers who, under the creative direction of Loher, work to animate the imagined world of the artist.
Each vibrant video performance addresses ecological urgencies such as the plight of pollinators, abuses of technology, and the future of humanity while simultaneously drawing attention to the beauty intrinsic to the life sustaining processes that support our planet. Performers intertwine to form letters, words and questions, while costumed dancers dressed as animals mimic the somatic or sonar communication inherent to different species. While Loher proposes the question in her works, she does not offer the solution- that task is left to the viewer who will emerge from her Miniverse inspired by a renewed appreciation for the splendor and complexity of nature and the desire to preserve its beauty for generations to come.
A graduate of the Fine Art Academy in Basel, Switzerland, Katja Loher (b. 1979) is an internationally recognized artist whose work has been featured in exhibitions throughout China, Japan, Europe, South America and the United States, in such venues as Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa; Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, São Paulo, Brasil; The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain; Connecticut; State Hermitage Museum, Moscow, Russia; World Expo Museum, Shanghai, China; SIGGRAPHY Asia, Yokohama, Japan; and the United Nations Pavillion, Shanghai Expo, China. Loher was selected for the 2010 inaugural exhibition at Rome’s National Museum of the Arts of the XXIst Century (MAXXI), the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennial, and the Tina B Festival for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. Her work can be found in several public and private collections worldwide, including the New Britain Museum, New Britain, Connecticut; 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville, Arkansas; Credit Suisse, Geneva, Switzerland; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida; Anthem of the Seas Collection, Miami, Florida; eN Arts Collection, Tokyo, Japan; and Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa.