Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ceramic show at Bellevue Arts Museum

Jason Walker, photo courtesy BAM
Sunday, while in Bellevue I was lucky enough to arrive at the Bellevue Art Museum early in the day.
Wahoo I had the whole place to myself.

A friend had mentioned the current show, Clay Throwdown as a must see.

After spending time looking, laughing and enjoying the vast array of works presented I would agree. The juried ceramic works run the gamut of terra cotta forms to very fine porcelain, very serious to very silly, politically correct to politically irreverent.  The quality of the works represented provides an excellent survey of the current state of the world of ceramics in the Northwest.

My kudos to BAM

Go and see this show. BAM has it's own free parking garage right under the museum.
The show runs till Jan 16, 2011.

Congratulations to Dirk Staschke who received the 2010 John & Joyce Price Award of Excellence

Dirk Staschke, My Beautiful Nothing,
photo courtesy of BAM

Remember to vote as there is a $ 5000 prize for the piece with the most votes, I know which is my favorite!

Chris Antemann, photo courtesy of BAM

From their website...

BAM Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown! is the inaugural edition of BAM's new, juried exhibition series. With over 30 participating artists, it provides a panoramic survey of ceramic art created in the Pacific Northwest and a glimpse into the many directions in which this dynamic medium is moving.
Clay Throwdown! features a select blend of both emerging and established artists with an emphasis on new and site-specific works. It reflects the diverse responses of contemporary artists to one of the oldest media known to man: clay. From personal gestures to commentary on today's social issues, Clay Throwdown! assembles a wide range of voices unique to the Pacific Northwest and our time.

So what can be better, than seeing some amazing new ceramic works and the museum provides free parking!

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