CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Craft announces its biennial showcase, The Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition Aug. 4-Oct. 15 at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.
The opening reception takes place 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.
This juried exhibition celebrates and showcases the finest contemporary and traditional craft Tennessee has to offer, providing public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of craft. Artists will be presented awards at the reception and one artist will win the $1,000 Best of Show honor.
Guest Juror Kathryn Hall, curator at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas, has selected works for the exhibition from the submitted entries and will choose the award winners. Kathryn Hall received a BA in Art History from Wofford College and an MA in Art History from the University of Georgia. Hall is a scholar of contemporary craft and material culture. She has contributed to numerous publications including Metalsmith Magazine and Studio Potter Magazine, and most recently juried the Surface Design Association’s Exhibition in Print (Winter 2017) with Richard Elliott. Hall currently serves on the ClayHouston board, an organization that supports ceramic artists working in Houston and the surrounding area.
Congratulations to the artists included in this exhibition: Cindy Billingsley, Jeanne Brady, Jeff Brockett, Benjamin Caldwell, Rick Cannon, Bill Collison, Louis Colombarini, Alan Daigre, Laurie Davis, Audry Deal-McEver, Nick DeFord, Susan DeMay, James Diehr, Don DuMont, Richard Dwyer, Sharron Eckert, Judi Gaston, Sophie Glenn, Jessica Hagar, Linda Johnson, John Jordan, Wesley Jordan, Lisa Kurtz, Keri Lawrence, Doug Lawrence, Emma Levitz, JoEl Logiudice, Pat Matranga, Candice McColgan, David Moore, Tammy O'Connor, Carrie Anne Parks, Linda Rendtorff, Bob Roberts; Lindsay Rogers, Jennifer Sargent, Wes Shugart, Katherine Smith, Roger Smith, Amy Sterling, Rachel Stovall, Joy Taylor, Nancy Wallace, Sadie Wang, Timothy Weber, and Kimberly Winkle.
This exhibition will be on display during Tennessee Craft Week Oct. 5-14. Tennessee Craft Week shines a spotlight on Tennessee craft artists, the handcrafted work they produce and the economic impact creative artists bring to communities in Tennessee. With more than 75 events statewide, the craft tradition is a visible reminder of the vibrant quality of life offered to both residents and the many guests who travel to the state.
For more information, visit www.tennesseecraft.org/events/best-of-tennessee-craft-2018.
About Tennessee Craft
Tennessee Craft is a member-driven nonprofit arts organization dedicated to creating opportunities for Tennessee’s independent craft artists to thrive. Since 1965, Tennessee Craft has been the only networked community of craft artists across the state, with local chapters and regional opportunities for talent growth, professional development, and one-of-a-kind exhibitions.
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