Artists selected for Art in Craft Media 2015 at the Burchfield Penney are:
Rudith Senam Akorli, Josef Bajus, Jeanne Beck, Nancy Belfer, Helen Bishop-Santelli, Tom Breen, Carlos Caballero-Perez, Robin Caster Howard, Hye Sook Choi, Linda Collignon, Byron Conn, Delaney DeMott, Benjamin DeMott, Jack Edson, Tracy Fiegl, Marcelo Florencio, Barbara Hart, Ani Hoover, Mahlon Huston, Leigh Johnson, Nancy Jurs, Jeff Kell, William Keyser, Namdoo Kim, Matthew Knisley, Bethany Krull, Yoon Jee Kwak, John Latona; Scott Losi, Ellen Markel, Yasmin Medina, Stephen Merritt, Barbara Murak, Shawn Murrey, Dennis Nahabetian, Lynn Northrop, Jackie Pancari, Pat Pauly, Margery Pearl Gurnett, Jesse Ring, Dennis Ritter, Taeyoul Ryu, David Schnuckel, Leslie Schug, Lee Somers, Betty Stephan, Bill Stewart, Samantha Stumpf, Colleen Toledano, Victor Trabucco, Elizabeth Vorlicek, Maude White, Robert Wood, Liaung Chung Yen.
The juror for Art in Craft Media 2015 is ceramic artist and educator Wayne Higby. His unique vision of the American Landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile, sculpture and architectural installation has brought him international recognition. His work is held in the collections of numerous art museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. He is a professor and the Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, where he also serves as the Director and Chief Curator of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum.
The Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment
Sylvia L. Rosen is a respected potter and educator who taught ceramics at SUNY Buffalo State, University at Buffalo, and Amherst Senior High School. In 1987 she and her husband, Nathan, created the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Arts in the Craft Media at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. It has made possible juried biennial craft art exhibitions with purchase awards, alternating with biennial craft art lectures by field specialists. The first exhibition took place in 1988. Since then, these events have been a major force in the advancement and recognition of craft media in Western New York.
For more information about the exhibition, contact Robert Cutrona by email at BPCraft@buffalostate.edu.