Ceramics graduate student Sydney Ewerth’s work was recently accepted into a national juried exhibition, Graphic Clay: A Survey of Illustrated, Printed, and Innovative Surfaces, at Baltimore Clayworks, Maryland, with juror Jason Bige Burnett. The exhibition runs March 14 through May 9, 2015. Burnett remarked on the purpose and importance of this exhibition:
“Now is an exciting time for ceramics and the surface. The field has a rich history in surface design and we are seeing new developments and techniques emerge. Social media has also added another layer allowing artists to share and view innovation in their work on a national and international scale. From patterns to political (and some things in between) graphic clay is flooding the field, visible in magazine publications and books.” –Jason Bige Burnett
Matthew Mitros, assistant professor of ceramics, commented on Ewerth’s recognition: “Getting one’s work in front of a respected juror and to then have that artwork selected is a great honor. It’s a special affirmation to an emerging artist who is trying to establish herself in the art world. I encourage our graduate students to consider the value of a balanced exhibition record consisting of juried national/international exhibitions (group and solo) and invitationals. Quality venues are crucial because they ensure that a broader and more informed audience will be exposed to the student’s art.”
Ewerth’s ceramic work was also accepted into a new national juried competition: the First Annual Dirty South Mug Competition at the River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, April 27 – May 23.
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