Juried National VSep 06, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019

Curatorial Statement

Gallery Closing Reception: Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5-7 pm MT

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, September 9, 2019 by 10 am MT

Red Lodge Clay Center’s biennial Juried National V extends our mission by showcasing current relevant and diverse practices in the field of ceramics. This exhibition provides a spotlight on the breadth of work currently being made that utilizes clay as a featured material. It is our hope that the Juried National will bridge emergent and established makers, and will include some of the best utilitarian, sculptural, traditional and/or experimental work being created today.

Juror: Mike Helke

Mike Helke grew up in Minnesota’s St. Croix Valley, where he still resides and maintains a studio. In addition, Helke is an assistant professor of art/ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY.

Merit Awards (to be selected at the exhibition Closing Reception, September 27, 2019)

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $1000
  • Director’s Choice Award: $500
  • Gallery Curator’s Choice Award: $300

Participating artists include: Mariah Addis, Casey Beck, Aaron Becker, Shannon Blakey, Hannah Lee Cameron, Victoria Christen, Lauren Clay, Andrea Leila Denecke, Justin Donofrio, Emily Duke, Ruth Easterbrook, Amy Evans, Emily Gordon, Seth Green, Sarah Heinsbergen, Sarah House, Adam Jennett, Chris Kelsey, Kristen Kieffer, Bri Larson, Clay Leonard, Keok Lim, Lily Lund, Paul Maloney, Kate Maury, Danielle O’Malley, Russ Orlando, Helen Otterson, Vince Palacios, Sarah Petty, Brenda Quinn, Tyler Quintin, Jesus Sanchez, Randy Schutt, Sean Scott, Tanner Severson, Joe Singewald, Priya Thoresen, Lars Voltz, Jinsik Yoo, and Adam Yungbluth.