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FERRIN CONTEMPORARY PARTICIPATES IN CERF+ BENEFIT AUCTION

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY PARTICIPATES IN CERF+ BENEFIT AUCTION

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY JOINS

CERF+ BENEFIT AUCTION

With Over 300 Works of Art Set for Ebay Auction, The International Ceramic Arts Community Join Forces to Raise Funds for Artists Affected by COVID-19.

During this period of economic and social disruption, a group of galleries, collectors, artists and art-related businesses have joined together in an online ceramic auction to provide direct monetary support to artists and organizations in the craft community and, in doing so, unite the ceramics community in our shared values.

The auction, running on Ebay from Friday, June 19th and ending on Sunday, June 28 at 4 p.m. PDT (https://www.ebay.com/usr/studiopottery ), hosted by Jeffrey Spahn, Jeffrey Spahn Gallery) ).  An online public preview cocktail party, hosted by Everson Museum’s ceramics curator Garth Johnson, brings together donors, artists and the beneficiaries on Thursday, June 25th 7pm EST via Zoom. 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Thursday, June 25, 7 pm EST

Hosted by Garth Johnson, Everson Museum

Guests include Cornelia Carey, CERF+, artists Christa Assad, Lauren Mabry and others involved with the auction as donors and receiving organizations. This program will be live and include conversations about the artworks in the auction from studios and donating galleries.

CERF+ Auction Preview
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Meeting ID: 987 2092 8898

ARTWORKS IN THE AUCTION

ADDITIONAL ARTISTS IN THE AUCTION

Betty Woodman, Lucie Rie, Josef Albers, Ruth Duckworth, Jun Kaneko, Linda Lopez, Lauren Mabry, Warren Mackenzie, Sergei Isupov, Rose Simpson, Peter Voulkos, Akio Takamori, John Reeve, Jesse Small, Shin-Yu Wang, Patti Warashina, Adrian Saxe, David MacDonald, Ashwini Bhat, and Bobby Silverman, are just several of the world-renowned ceramic artists whose works will be on eBay, to raise funds for artists in need. Bidding begins Friday, June 19th, and ends Sunday, June 28th, at 4:00 pm PDT. The Jeffrey Spahn Gallery created a flipbook, which includes a number of the artists whose work will be in the auction.

The purpose of this auction is two-fold. One, to raise direct funds for artists in need. Two, to unite the ceramics community in solidarity for our shared values. Collectors, gallerists, and artists have united the ceramics community with the majority of proceeds going to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) along with several other beneficiaries including the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Everson Museum of Art, Howard Kottler Scholarship Fund at Cranbrook Art Academy, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, and The Studio Potter.

Participating Galleries

Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Duane Reed Gallery, Ferrin Contemporary, Harvey Preston Gallery, Jeffrey Spahn Gallery, Lucy Lacoste Gallery, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Rago-Wright Auctions and Trax Gallery, with contributions from Peter Held Appraisals and the LEF Foundation.

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SOUVENIR OF SELMA | PAUL SCOTT | New American Scenery

SOUVENIR OF SELMA | PAUL SCOTT | New American Scenery | MLK | Notes from director, Leslie Ferrin

“Let us march on ballot boxes until the salient misdeeds of bloodthirsty mobs will be transformed into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens.”
Martin Luther King, March 25, 1965, Montgomery, Alabama

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we are sharing Paul Scott‘s “Souvenir of Selma” currently on view at RISD Museum in Providence, RI. The piece is featured in New American Scenery, presented in the newly renovated porcelain room as one of the solo exhibitions in the museum-wide exhibition, “Raid the Icebox Now”.

The central image on the plate was taken on 7 March 2018, when Paul took part in a commemorative march in Selma, Alabama. The annual event commemorates 1965’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ when a group of 525 unarmed civil rights protesters met to promote black voter registration and to protest the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson by a state trooper during a February voter registration march in a nearby city. As the group, including children, marched peacefully across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were met with unprovoked brutality as State Troopers, Sheriff’s deputies and a horse-mounted posse attacked, gassed and beat them. Media coverage of the event shocked the world and ultimately led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Paul’s plate is a bittersweet ‘souvenir’, though. While the front images act to commemorate the ultimately positive outcomes of the original march, he qualifies it, using a quote by acclaimed photo-journalist Chris Arnade, who asserts that although undoubtedly a symbol of past civil rights victories, Selma’s current state also demonstrates ongoing civil rights failures.

Looking deeper on this day that honors King’s legacy, his speech from over 50 years ago reminds us of what issues remain and the importance of the ballot in this election year.

“Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. The burning of our churches will not deter us. (Yes, sir) The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. (Yes, sir) The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. We are on the move now. (Yes, sir) The wanton release of their known murderers would not discourage us. We are on the move now. (Yes, sir) Like an idea whose time has come, (Yes, sir) not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. (Yes, sir) We are moving to the land of freedom. (Yes, sir) … Let us march on ballot boxes, (Let’s march) march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena.

Let us march on ballot boxes until the salient misdeeds of bloodthirsty mobs (Yes, sir) will be transformed into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens. (Speak, Doctor)

Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march) until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence.

Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march) until we send to our city councils (Yes, sir), state legislatures, (Yes, sir) and the United States Congress, (Yes, sir) men who will not fear to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.

Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march. March) until brotherhood becomes more than a meaningless word in an opening prayer, but the order of the day on every legislative agenda.

Let us march on ballot boxes (Yes) until all over Alabama God’s children will be able to walk the earth in decency and honor.”

 

Click HERE  to hear Martin Luther King’s speech in Montgomery, March 25, 1965.

Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), New American Scenery, Souvenir of Selma, AL. In-glaze screen print (decal) on salvaged Syracuse China with pearlware glaze, 30cm dia. Paul Scott 2019.

 

 

PAUL SCOTT: New American Scenery

 

New American Scenery  juxtaposes early 19th-century Staffordshire ceramic transferwares drawn from the shelves of the RISD Museum storage with new artworks by Paul Scott, Cumbrian Blue(s). Replacing the porcelain works typically on view in the newly renovated Lucy Truman Aldrich gallery, New American Scenery melds historic printed tablewares, altered antique ceramics, and reclaimed Syracuse China plates with new screenprints updating early transferware subjects for the 21st century.

New American Scenery is first presented in Raid The Icebox Now at RISD Museum, Providence RI from September 13, 2019- September 6, 2020.

New American Scenery will be presented in an expanded exhibition at Albany Institute of Art & History, Albany, NY from September 16, 2020- January 3, 2021.

RISD Museum, Providence, RI
in Raid The Icebox Now
on view through September 6, 2020.

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Photographs of Artwork by John Polak; Interior photography by Erik Gould

 

ABOUT PAUL SCOTT

 

Paul Scott is an English artist who lives and works in Cumbria, UK. He appropriates traditional blue and white transferwares to make contemporary artwork for 21st-century audiences. At the same time, he commemorates and celebrates a rich, complex historical genre that is inextricably linked to wider visual and political cultures. Alturas Foundation supported the creation of New American Scenery as part of its Artist In Residence program. Other funders included Arts Council EnglandFerrin Contemporary and RISD Museum.

 

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Paul Scott’s Valuable Lessons, Arteidolia, December 2019

Paul Scott’s Valuable Lessons, Arteidolia, December 2019

Paul Scott’s Valuable Lesson

Arteidolia

by Lyn Horton, December 2019

“Artists are compelled in days, months and years of global confusion to apply their own language to construct their individual perspectives for the purpose of clarifying and pointing out for an audience, most often specifically, what is happening.

Ceramic artist, an Englishman from Cumbria, Paul Scott has seized upon the opportunity to fulfill that purpose. Scott is thoroughly versed in the history and the studio actualization of transferware. Transferware is so close to our existence that we can barely notice it. It is the art form that has become the “souvenir” to make memories of places tangible. These objects can be collected and displayed to document one’s travels, experiences, and predilections…”

continue reading HERE

More about Paul Scott and New American Scenery.

Paul Scott, “Scott’s Cumbrian Blue(s), New American Scenery, Belle Island Bridge, Detroit” 2019, in-glaze screen print (decal) on salvaged Syracuse China with pearlware glaze, 11 x 11 x 1″.

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Flora/Fauna, The Chautauquan Daily, July 24th, 2019

Flora/Fauna, The Chautauquan Daily, July 24th, 2019

“‘Flora/Fauna’ Showcases Contemporary Ceramic Art”

by Elanor Bishop, July 24, 2019

“(The artists’) goal is not to produce a perfectly pouring teapot,” said Leslie Ferrin, Ferrin Contemporary director. “Their use of familiar forms … allows them as artists to deliver individual messages about environmentalism and shared global concerns.”

Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben Director of Visual Art Chautauqua Institute Galleries, worked with Ferrin to put together the show.

“(Barie) chose these three artists to feature in this exhibition,” Ferrin said. “The connecting thread was their common interests in portrayals of flora and fauna.”…

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More about FLORA/FAUNA here

 

‘Flora/Fauna’ Showcases Contemporary Ceramic Art

by Elanor Bishop

July 24, 2019

Flora/Fauna, Chautauqua Institution, 2019, Installation view, Images courtesy of ALEXANDER WADLEY/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER at The Chautauquan

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FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018

FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018

FC artists ON VIEW in museums May–July 2018

SIN-YING HO: PAST FORWARD

through May 27, 2018
Hood Downtown
Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH
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Click to view more work by Sin-ying Ho.

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NCECA PITTSBURGH

NCECA PITTSBURGH

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh

Group show of contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and techniques. In 2017, artists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social history of the collections.

Chris Antemann, Robin Best, Stephen Bowers,Bouke de Vries, Ed Eberle, Evan Hauser, Steven Young Lee, Beth Lipman, Crystal Morey, Kadri Pärnamets, Peter Pincus, Justin Rothshank, Paul Scott, Cindy Sherman, Kate Roberts, Caroline Slotte, Dirk StaschkeMara Superior,and Kurt Weiser.

Click here for more about the exhibition.

 photo: Kurt Weiser

CHRIS ANTEMANN

Go Figure
group show at The Clay Penn
511 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Click here for more and available works.

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA
Demonstrating Artist

at NCECA Conference
Convention Center Ballroom B
Thursday, March 15, 9am–12pm
Friday, March 16, 1–4pm

“I will demonstrate the construction of a large scale torso through the use of slabs. Utilizing proportional references the building strategy will involve developing individual elements that will later stack into a four- to five-foot-tall piece.” 

ONGOING:
CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA
solo exhibition at Alfred University Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY

Click here for more and available works.

ED EBERLE

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Onview at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Eberle Studios
229 East 9th Ave, Homestead, PA

Click here for more and available works.

KATE ROBERTS

Structures of Atmosphere
group show
7800 Susquehanna St (5th floor), PIttsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

JUSTIN ROTHSANK

Collaboration Companions
group show at Union Project
801 N. Negley Avenue, PIttsburgh

GrowlerFest
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh

Revive, Remix, Respond
The Frick Pittsburgh
7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Click here for link to available works.

JASON WALKER

Supermud / Futuremud
group show of Penn State alumni and faculty
Union Project
801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh
Click here for more about the exhibition.

Click here for more and available works.

GrowlerFest
at Brew House Association

group show curated by Alexandra Jelleberg and Brad Klem connecting contemporary ceramics and the thriving craft beer movement

RECEPTION: Friday, March 16, 6-10pm
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh

Click for more on Brew House Arts.
Click for tickets and more about Growlerfest.

NCECA National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, annual conference is in Pittsburgh, PA.  Each year the host city provides collectors and artists the opportunity to see regional museum collections, explore established and pop-up galleries and meet up with colleagues.  The exhibitions of ceramic sculpture and studio pottery are mounted throughout the city and provide an opportunity to survey current trends and discover young artists.

Click for link to exhibition guide.
Click for link to conference program.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist
by Mieke ten Have
Aug. 1, 2017 12:56 p.m. ET

Starting in the 16th century, international trade began to leave its traces on tableware as European and Asian ceramics were created for newly opened export markets. Contemporary artists are now mining the rich heritage of these styles

Click here to read full article.

Click for more on Bouke de Vries.

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Click for more on Stephen Bowers.

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Renwick Alliance: Berkshire Tour in October

Renwick Alliance: Berkshire Tour in October

Mint Museum Founder’s Circle & James Renwick Alliance
HEART OF THE BERKSHIRES TOUR
A Visual Arts Experience in Western Massachusetts
October 19–22, 2017
curated itinerary focused on studio ceramics and glass for up to 20

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT.
If your group (of ten or more) is interested in your own curated tour of the arts in the Berkshires, let us know. We’d love to help you plan.

Sergei Isupov
Sergei Isupov
Josh Simpson
Josh Simpson

Every year, cultural tourism attracts visitors from all corners of the globe to the Berkshires, drawn by the opportunity to experience contemporary art and culture at world-class institutions, including museums, theaters and galleries.

Director Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art, a specialist in contemporary clay, with the help of Mark Leach, Independent Arts Writer, Museum Consultant, and Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, will curate a four day/three night tour of Western Massachusetts with a focus on studio ceramics and glass.

Guests will make connections with key people in behind-the-scenes experiences with curators and artists. They will experience the Berkshire’s slow food movement at a range of fabulous dining experiences. Two special meals that include sampling local crafted beers and farm produce will be presented on locally-made tableware. These will take place in the studios of Josh Simpson and at Project Art with Sergei Isupov and resident artists.

Studio visits include:
• artists-in-residence at the studios at MASS MoCA
• various artists working in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts
ceramicists: Mark Shapiro and Mara Superior
sculptors: Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets
visiting artist: Paul Scott
glass artists: Josh Simpson and Wesley Fleming

Click here sign up for the tour.

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