Friday, July 31, 2009

Lindsay Oesterritter

Congratulations to past resident, Lindsay Oesterriter who is finishing up her residency in Australia at the Strathnairn Arts Association with an exhibition of her wood-fired work.

below is the Gallery announcement:

An exhibition and sale of Woodfired Ceramics by

Lindsay Oesterritter

Strathnairns current Artist in Residence

Inspired by process and materials,

this exhibition showcases Lindsay Oesterritter's research of seven clays,

including one she dug from the entrance of Strathnairn.

She recognizes her wood fired surfaces are evocative of worn metal and

thoughtfully uses her building processes and forms to explore this likeness.

Official Opening on Saturday 8th August at 11am
Anita Knopp Doll
Acting Public Affairs Officer, United States Embassy

Exhibition dates:
Saturday 8th August to
Sunday 23rd August, 2009

Strathnairn Homestead Gallery
Open Weekends 10 - 4.30pm
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt
02 62542134

Thursday, July 23, 2009

visitors to the studio

One day late for open studio, mama bear and two cubs stopped by. She helped herself to the veggie oil, and for dessert - the birdseed from Victoria's bird feeder - right outside her studio.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Alum Alex Kraft

Resident alumna Alex Kraft is exhibiting at the Lillstreet Arts Center in Chicago. The exhibition is entitled Drawn and Created and is showing until August 16.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Resident Artist Raffle!

Our resident artist raffle was a huge success! We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the students, staff and faculty here at Arrowmont this week.  We raised a grand total of $695 selling tickets to many, raffling four pieces of one of a kind art. TJ created a piggy bank, while Kent produced a wooden ring to mimic an anvil. Martina crafted a wonderful teapot, and Victoria a wallpiece. 

This was the scene in the lunch room as Jake Meder, faculty assistant for Dan Mayer's alternative book making class, drew names. He got everyone excited as he announced each winning ticket. It was exciting to see who the winners were and where our art would travel. Winners included a student in David Bultler's metals class- Tammy, two girls here for work study- Paige and Seana, and faculty member Dan Mayer! A great mix!

We had a special person to thank, our biggest supporter! Tammy donated quite generously to our cause, which will aid in the promotion and professional development of the resident artists during our time here at Arrowmont. We are grateful for her support, and the support of all who contributed. Thanks for helping to make our mission a success!! 

This Wednesday was another successful open studio. These photos show Kent and TJ in their studios talking with visitors.