Ceramic Competition

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible.

April 15 - June 26, 2016

The 21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

Christy JohnsonJuror: Christy Johnson
Independent Curator and Artist, retired Director of AMOCA, Pomona, California

Christy Johnson is currently an independent curator, writer and part-time ceramics instructor. She holds a BA in English Literature from California State University, Los Angeles, and later studied ceramics at Pasadena City College with Phil Cornelius and at Otis College of Art and Design with Ralph Bacerra. Her pottery career includes many exhibition credits, awards, teaching experiences, and workshop presentations.
Among her early curatorial highlights is a Sam Maloof woodworking retrospective and Envisioning the Future, a collaboration with feminist artist Judy Chicago. Between 2004 and 2013, Johnson was Director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA, where she facilitated a diverse, five-exhibitiona-year schedule, including American art tile, California-made dinnerware, and Chinese glazes. She also curated shows that featured renowned ceramic artists such as Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkos, Don Reitz, Rudy Autio, and Patti Warashina. Most notably, Johnson was involved with the Getty’s Pacific Standard
Time initiative, producing a critically acclaimed exhibition, Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975, and book of the same title.
Among her current curatorial projects are Otis Revisited and Crossroads in Clay at Chouinard and Otis: The Ralph Bacerra Years, two out of four Los Angeles year-end exhibitions associated with famed ceramic artist Ralph Bacerra. 

 

 Invited Artist: Ron Meyers, Athens, Georgia

Invited Artist, Ron Meyers, earned his MFA degree in ceramics in 1967 from the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He taught at the University of South Carolina from 1967-1972, then spent the next 20 years teaching at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 1992. He has an extensive history of professional activities within the ceramics community and has presented more than 100 workshops and demonstrations in the United States and abroad. Recent exhibitions of his work include a one-person show, Roads, Rivers and Red Clay, at the College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia and the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; the Regis Masters Exhibit at the Northern
Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN; and a 45-year retrospective, A Potter's Menagerie, at the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock. His works are in the collections of the Wiseman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN; the High Museum, Atlanta, GA; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens GA; and the Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC. 

21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition - Prize Winners

 1st Place Award: $2000
Claudia Tarantino, San Anselmo, CA
Little Gardener
Handbuilt porcelain

 

 

 

 

 

 4th Place Award: $500
Debbie Kupinsky, Appleton, WI
Mandala
Cast and handbuilt porcelain

 

 

 

 

 2nd Place Award: $1500
James Klueg, Duluth, MN
Pretty Abyss
Slab built earthenware with sgraffito

 

 

 

 

 

 Tile Heritage Prix Primo: $750
Susy Siegele, Hunstville, AR
Interchanging Connections
Color inlay porcelain tiles on plywood

 

 

 

 

 

 3rd Place Award: $1000
Alejandra Almuelle, Austin, TX
Partida
Slab built clay

 

 

 

 

 

 People's Choice Award: $250
Michaela Valli Groeblacher, Lindsborg, KS
Lola Dancing with Arnie
Stoneware, paint; handpainted skirt

 

 

 

 

Merit Award Winners - $50.00

 Jill Birschbach, Evanston, Il
Corroded Obelisk
Stoneware, glaze, and luster with cone 6

 Carol Snyder, Columbus, OH
Tyndall Tree
Wheel-thrown, hand carved, cone 10

 



 

 Linda Duncan, San Antonio, TX
Limpia III
Stoneware, glaze, and luster with cone 6 oxidation

 Gregory Tegarden, Alpine, TX
Jar #36
Coil-built and wheel-turned stoneware, cone 10 soda fired

 

 

 

 

 Roy Hanscom, Kingwood, TX
7-Lidded Form
Wheel-thrown and altered stoneware, cone 9

 

 

 

 Kate Nelson, Austin, TX
Take my compassion push it as far as it goes
Wheel-thrown and altered procelain, cone 10 reduction fired, sandblasted; wood shelf
 Matt Ziemke, Kearney, NE
Overflow
Handbuilt, glazed white earthenware, aluminum leaf
 

 

Here are the 2016 accepted artists:

First name

 Last name

City

State

Title of accepted work

Alejandra

Almuelle

Austin

TX

Partida

Wyatt

Amend

Ojai

CA

Aqua and Gold Goblets

Nancy

April

Olivebridge

NY

Inspired by Cedars

Eliza

Au

Iowa City

IA

Squaring the Circle

Posey

Bacopoulos

New York

NY

Gold Square Teapot

Tiffany C.

Bailey

Tempe

AZ

Modular Composition 3

Mimi

Bardagjy

Austin

TX

A Sea Change #2

Marc J.

Barr

Murfreesboro

TN

Teaset 193

Nicholas

Bernard

Scottsdale

AZ

Yellow Facet

Kelly

Berning

Port Orange

FL

Flight of Fancy Manor

Jill

Birschbach

Evanston

IL

Corroded Obelisk

David

Bogus

Laredo

TX

Red and Blue Shoe Stack

Eileen Greene

Braun

Dunwoody

GA

Lacy Marine

Leora

Brecher

Wyncote

PA

Eternal Return

Leeann

Catanzaro

West Seneca

NY

Flowering Gourd

Du

Chau

Carrollton

TX

Hay

Craig

Clifford

Appleton

WI

Stage

G.E.

Colpitts

Belvidere

IL

Vessel Form #146

Jim

Connell

Rock Hill

SC

Red Sandblasted Carved Lidded Jar

Annette

Corcoran

Pacific Grove

CA

Purple Finch Teapot

Isolde

Cortes

Brooklyn

NY

Stars in Her Eyes

Angela

Cunningham

Somerville

MA

Abalone

Natasha

Dikareva

San Francisco

CA

Bubble Birth

Myra

Douglass

Kyle

TX

Licks

Linda

Duncan

San Antonio

TX

Limpia III

Magdolene

Dykstra

St. Catharine's

ON, Canada

Fragmented Figure 4

Gary

Erickson

Minneapolis

MN

Etched Spiral

Beverly

Fetterman

Dallas

TX

Tea for Two

Barbara

Frey

Commerce

TX

Like This

Verne

Funk

San Antonio

TX

Drip Drop

Linda

Ganstrom

Hays

KS

Bell(e): Kathryn

Sheldon

Ganstrom

Hays

KS

Jaguar Vessel

Shiloh

Gastello

Portland

OR

Degradation: Symbolic Gestures

Denny

Gerwin

Charlotte

NC

Pundit

Pamela

Gorogne

Watertown

MA

Mishima with Spores

Mark

Goudy

Berkeley

CA

Relational Forms (#482 and #490)

Michaela Valli

Groeblacher

Lindsborg

KS

Lola Dancing with Arnie

Hank

Hall

Spirit Lake

IA

Parade Ready

Jack

Halpern

West Hills

CA

Shigatto

Roy

Hanscom`

Kingwood

TX

7-Lidded Form

Craig

Hartenberger

South Dartmouth

MA

Spade in Blue

Margaret K.

Haydon

Laramie

WY

Alchemy

Jason

Hess

Flagstaff

AZ

Seven Tall Bottles

Steve

Hilton

Wichita Falls

TX

Brown and White #23

John W.

Hopkins

Grand Terrace

CA

Passing Through

Stephen

Horn

Pasadena

CA

Bronze Surface Pouring Vessel

Natasha

Hovey

Wichita Falls

TX

Positioning

Tom

Hubert

Fairview

PA

Red Flame Teapot

Annick

Ibsen

Des Moines

IA

The Perfectionist

Mark

Jaeger

San Anselmo

CA

Super Picasso

Pat

Johnson

Fayetteville

TX

The Artist Takes the Opportunity to Rid Herself of Rats

Jeff

Kell

Rush

NY

Dog with a Bone

Elizabeth

Keller

Conway

SC

Heartwood Tea #1 with 3 Cups

Susan

Kennedy

Waco

TX

Spotted Keeper

Wansoo

Kim

Lincoln

NE

Inside and Outside

Joon Hee

Kim

Oakville

ON, Canada

Desire

James

Klueg

Duluth

MN

Pretty Abyss

Brian

Kluge

Madison

WI

Shifting Reality where the Sidewalk Ends

Ken

Kohoutek

Great Falls

MT

Vacation Time

Lucien M.

Koonce

Haydenville

MA

Bud Vase

Peter

Kuentzel

Lopez Island

WA

T-5

Debbie

Kupinsky

Appleton

WI

Mandala

Noriko

Kuresumi

Astoria

NY

Sea of Memory

Sandra Meryl

Ledingham

Saskatoon

SK, Canada

Ronchamp WALL

Todd

Leech

Berea

OH

Merge

Amy

LeFever

Knoxville

TN

Deconstructed

Renee

LoPresti

San Marcos

TX

Upon Rising

Sandra

Luehrsen

Tempe

AZ

Tree of Life: Karpos Barbaros

Ian

Mabry

Grand Forks

ND

Form #21

Aldo

Marchese

Calgary

AB, Canada

Cradle

Constance

McBride

Phoenix

AZ

Whisperers

Paul A.

McCoy

Waco

TX

Chamber IX

Nicole

Merkens

Roswell

GA

The Beak Keeper

Lori

Mills

Brockport

NY

Fortify

Tony

Moore

Cold Spring

NY

Gentlest Heart/Loving Memory

Doug

Navarra

St. Remy

NY

Tall Covered Jar

Kate

Nelson

Austin

TX

Take my compassion push it as far as it goes

Nathan

Neufeld

Kansas City

MO

Hidden Well Bowl and Saucer

Angel

Oloshove

Houston

TX

Tantra Body

Kym

Owens

Austin

TX

Three Kings

Phyllis

Pacin

Oakland

CA

Iraq

Colby

Parsons

Denton

TX

Landscape #2

Aysha

Peltz

Whitingham

VT

Lidded Jar

Chris

Pontbriant

Brooklyn

NY

There is Space to Intervene

Liza

Riddle

Berkeley

CA

Two Closed Vessels (#398 and #397)

Nancy

Sacks

New York

NY

Night Petal

Kazuma

Sambe

Tucson

AZ

Waiting List

Sam

Scott

Shoreline

WA

Black and White Lidded Jar with Handles

Diana

Seidel

Austin

TX

Pair, Calyx Series

Grace

Sheese

Bloomington

IL

Understanding

Susy

Siegele

Huntsville

AR

Interchanging Connections

Ellen

Silberlicht

Honesdale

PA

Venturing Out

Carol

Snyder

Columbus

OH

Tyndall Trees

Blanche F.

Somer

Lebanon

NJ

Surprise

Megan

Sprenger

Duluth

MN

Sacred Reliquary

Suzanne

Stumpf

South Natick

MA

Diatoms II

Vincent

Suez

Upland

CA

Hungry

Skylor

Swann

Miami

FL

Flora Amarillo

Claudia

Tarantino

San Anselmo

CA

Little Gardener

Claudia

Tarantino

San Anselmo

CA

Green Box with Bluebird Card

Gregory J.

Tegarden

Alpine

TX

Jar #36

Peggy

Thomas

Ridgefield

CT

Nature Series, Bark, Large Round

Skeff

Thomas

Monroeville

NJ

Container with Fold

Jim

Tisnado

Greenville

NC

Blue Stomper Sandals

Jesse

Trejo

Midland

TX

Perro Del Jardin Teapot

Simon

van der Ven and

Lincolnville

ME

BellVen Vase--Dimpled, Verdigris Glaze

Mark

Bell

 

 

 

Kevin

Van Winkle

Schertz

TX

Impressionist Basket

Ron

Viol

Conroe

TX

Specimen XT-121

Christopher A.

Voll

Williamsburg

VA

Untitled

Barbara Kristin

Voorhies

Kelseyville

CA

Achromatic Trapezium Box

Niko

Weissenberger

Waco

TX

Paddled Box

Chuck

Wissinger

Kingsville

TX

Plate II

Lin

Xu

Brandon

MB, Canada

Untitled (Oasis Series)

Joan

Zagrobelny

Newtown

CT

Orange Dancer

Matt

Ziemke

Kearney

NE

Overflow

 

Past Ceramic Competitions can be accessed here

SAMFA hosts a ceramic invitational exhibit in odd-numbered years. In 2015 we exhibited works by Margaret Boozer and Juan Granados; Otto Heino; and various artists in the collection of John and Darlene Williams.