NCECA 2013 Exhibition Guide

(as of 3-1-2013)

This page is for personal use.- reformatted from official guide, has tables, notes, links, ratings.

Click for Official NCECA 2013 gallery guide/tour guide.

Short URL to online html version of this page = http://goo.gl/lMX7Z

Google map of shows

Google map NCECA 2013

This map marks the location of all of the exhibitions listed on this page.

About this NCECA conference

Theme: "Earth/Energy"

March 20-23, 2013 Houston, TX

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, TX 77010

Our Hotel

Club Quarters

720 Fannin St

Houston, TX 77002

Hotels.com Confirmation Number = 111603652157

Google map: walk 7 blocks from Hotel to Convention Center

Getting Around

Downtown Houston transportation info

Interactive map of Houston Car Rental Locations


Show categories / my rating symbols

Green

organized by NCECA

Red

Concurrent Independent Exhibitions (CIEs) result from submissions in response to a call for proposals centered on the theme of the Annual Conference.

Magenta

not CIE ... but good

Blue

produced by museum curators

Black

other

 

top notch

★★

not-to-be-missed

?

probably so-so for me


Exhibitions by Geographic Area

These geographic areas correspond to the Lee White tour and shuttle destinations. Each area listed is an active internal link to headings further down the page.

  1. Galveston and South
  2. Colquitt Area (west)
  3.  Downtown (north)
  4. Heights area
  5.  Midtown/Museum District
  6. Downtown business district
  7. Near Convention Ctr
  8. Outlying Houston area

Exhibitions by Means of Transportation from Convention Ctr.

You can take a bus to almost any area except the Galveston and South tour

There is a listing of shows that are within walking distance of the Convention Ctr.

FREE.  Mon-Fri,  6:30 am- 6:30 pm, every 7-10 minutes


Tours and Pay Shuttles

tickets required for boarding buses

Lew White Tours

(877) 235-1843

Online tour registration

All departures from

George R. Brown Convention Center

Avenida de las Americas

Hall C entrance

Date

Times

Tour

Cost

Deadline

Tue, 3/19

9-5

Galveston and South Tour

$89

3/13

Wed, 3/20

9-1:45

Colquitt Area Tour

$69

3/13

Wed, 3/20

2:30-5:30

Downtown and Lone Star College North Harris Tour

$49

3/13

Wed, 3/20

9-5:30

Combo:  Colquitt AND Downtown Tours

$89

3/13

Wed, 3/ 20

every 20 min. from 10-5

Heights Area Exhibition Shuttle *

$22 prior to 3/15 else $25

3/15 for lower rate

Wed, 3/20

every 20 min. from 10-5

Midtown/Museum District Exhibition Shuttle *

$22 prior to 3/15 else $25

3/15 for lower rate

Thu, 3/21

every 20 min. from 5-9

Midtown/Museum District Reception Shuttle *

$22 prior to 3/15 else $25

3/15 for lower rate

Fri, 3/22

every 20 min. from 5-9

Heights Area Reception Shuttle *

$22 prior to 3/15 else $25

3/15 for lower rate

 * separate ticket purchase required for receptions


NCECA links

  1. NCECA 2013 Homepage
  2. NCECA 2013 Program
  3. Pre- and post-conference events
  4. Official tour guide PDF (source for show info on this page)
  5. Conference presenters
  6. Ceramic Arts Daily guide
  1. Youtube
  1. Images from the conference from NCECA site
  2. Biennial participating artists
  3. nceca 2013 app
  4. List of artists (from app)
  5. Organizations (from app)
  6. Exhibitors by category (from app)

Other links

  1. http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/
  2. hide-n-seekah
  3. Interactive map to NCECA 2012 in Seattle
  4. Amsterlaw Google Map NCECA 2013

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

info link

Shuttle service

available through Super Shuttle

Rates:

when staying at the Hilton Americas – Houston

and using Super Shuttle’s national discount for Hilton Hotels

and reservations are made and paid online.  Discount code: CGJBX.

Metro Direct

to IAH/George Bush is $4.50.

Buses run from 5am-8pm daily.  Pickup is on the East drive every 30 minutes on the hour and on the half hour. Arrives at terminal C.

Taxi rate from Houston airports to the Hilton Americas:


Amsterlaw Tours

Amsterlaw Tour: Lone Star and Pearl Fincher

This would be a long day using public transportation -  nearly 4 hours on public buses, 24 minutes in taxi, 4 big shows at Lone Star and one big show at Pearl Fincher.

If you were to rent a car to do this trip, the driving time would total  only 1:30. You could get back to town with plenty of time to see other shows.

See the interactive Google Map for car rental agencies

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Club Quarters

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX

bus 1:30, car 0:35

  Walk to Travis St @ Rusk St

  1. Head southwest on Fannin St toward Rusk St (108 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Rusk St (0.1 mi)
  3. Turn left onto Travis St (52 ft)

Travis St @ Rusk St

 Bus - 102 - Bush IAH Ltd  towards Bush I a H Limited/Wright Road/Via Terminal C/Via Hov  (28 mins, 8 stops)

Northpoint Dr @ Greenspoint Dr (1 min)

  Walk to Northpoint Dr @ Greenspoint Dr

Northpoint Dr @ Greenspoint Dr

 Bus - 86 - F.M. 1960 Crosstown  towards FM 1960/Willowbrook/Via Kuykendahl P&R (54 mins, 53 stops)

FM 1960 Rd @ Stuebner Airline

  Drive/Taxi to Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

  1. Head southwest on Farm to Market 1960 W/Cypress Creek Pkwy toward Stuebner Airline Rd (69 ft)
  2. Take the 1st right onto Stuebner Airline Rd (1.8 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Cypresswood Dr (0.3 mi)

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379‎


Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX

Lone Star College - North Harris, 2700 West W Thorne Dr., Houston, TX 77073

bus 0:50, car 0:21

  Drive/Taxi to FM 1960 Rd @ Gladebrook Dr

  1. Head northeast on Cypresswood Dr toward N Greenfield Dr (456 ft)
  2. Make a U-turn at N Greenfield Dr (0.4 mi)
  3. Turn left onto Stuebner Airline Rd (1.9 mi)
  4. Turn left onto Farm to Market 1960 E/Cypress Creek Pkwy (0.6 mi)

FM 1960 Rd @ Gladebrook Dr

 Bus - 86 - F.M. 1960 Crosstown  towards FM 1960/Lone Star College/Via Spring P&R  (39 mins, 33 stops)

Hurricane Ln @ WW Thorne Blvd (2 min)

  Walk to Lone Star College - North Harris

  1. Head northwest on Wrencrest Ln toward W W Thorne Dr (164 ft)
  2. Turn left onto W W Thorne Dr (172 ft)

Lone Star College - North Harris, 2700 West W Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073‎

Lone Star College - North Harris, 2700 West W Thorne Dr., Houston, TX 77073

Club Quarters

bus1:20, car 0:30

  Walk to Hurricane Ln @ WW Thorne Blvd

  1. Head southwest on W W Thorne Dr toward Hurricane Ln (0.2 mi)
  2. Turn left onto Hurricane Ln (235 ft)

Hurricane Ln @ WW Thorne Blvd

 Bus - 86 - F.M. 1960 Crosstown  towards FM 1960/University PK/SH 249/Via Spring P&R (16 mins, 10 stops)

Spring PR

 Bus - 209 - Kuykendahl/Spring P&R  towards Downtown (36 mins, 5 stops)

Milam St @ Rusk St (4 min)

  Walk to Club Quarters

  1. Head southwest on Milam St toward Rusk St
  2. Turn left onto Rusk St
  3. Turn left onto Fannin St

Club Quarters, 720 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002


Amsterlaw Tour: Lone Star (skip Pearl Fincher)

I expect the Pearl Fincher show to be good ... but the Lone Star show is not-to-be-missed. If you want to stick with public transportation and spend most of the day looking at shows rather than riding buses, skip Pearl Fincher and just go to the Lone Star show.

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Club Quarters

Lone Star College - North Harris, 2700 West W Thorne Dr., Houston, TX 77073

bus 1:10

  Walk to Milam St @ Rusk St

  1. Head southwest on Fannin St toward Rusk St (108 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Rusk St (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Milam St (52 ft)

Milam St @ Rusk St

 Bus - 204 - Spring  towards Downtown (7 mins, 6 stops)

St Joseph Pkwy @ Louisiana St

 Continues as 204 - Spring (stay on board)  towards Spring (32 mins, 1 stop)

Spring PR

 Bus - 86 - F.M. 1960 Crosstown  towards FM 1960/Lone Star College/Via Spring P&R ((14 mins, 10 stops))

Hurricane Ln @ WW Thorne Blvd

  Walk to Lone Star College - North Harris

  1. Head northwest on Wrencrest Ln toward W W Thorne Dr (164 ft)
  2. Turn left onto W W Thorne Dr (272 ft)

Lone Star College - North Harris, 2700 West W Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073‎


Lone Star College - North Harris, 2700 West W Thorne Dr., Houston, TX 77073

Club Quarters

bus 1:20

  Walk to Hurricane Ln @ WW Thorne Blvd

  1. Head southwest on W W Thorne Dr toward Hurricane Ln (0.2 miles)
  2. Turn left onto Hurricane Ln (233 ft)

Hurricane Ln @ WW Thorne Blvd

 Bus - 86 - F.M. 1960 Crosstown  towards FM 1960/University PK/SH 249/Via Spring P&R  (16 mins, 10 stops)

Spring PR

 Bus - 209 - Kuykendahl/Spring P&R  towards Downtown (16 mins, 10 stops)

Milam St @ Rusk St

  Walk to Club Quarters

  1. Head southwest on Milam St toward Rusk St
  2. Turn left onto Rusk St
  3. Turn left onto Fannin St

Club Quarters, 720 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002‎


Amsterlaw Tour: North-west

(corresponds to Heights Tour)

Galleries in this area to skip:

Avis Frank, Redbud

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Club Quarters

 720 Fannin St, Houston

Spring Street Studios

1824 Spring St, Houston

bus 0:30

  Walk to San Jacinto St @ Capitol St

  1. Head northeast on Fannin St toward Capitol St (217 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Capitol St (338 ft)
  3. Turn right onto San Jacinto St (39 ft)

San Jacinto St @ Capitol St

 Bus - 66 - Yale  towards Yale/ Airline & West Rd (12 mins, 15 stops)

Crockett St @ Silver St

  Walk to 1824 Spring St, Houston, TX 77007

  1. Head west on Crockett St toward Silver St (39 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Silver St (0.1 mile)
  3. Turn right onto Spring St (233 ft)

Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St, Houston

Spring Street Studios

1824 Spring St, Houston

Winter Street Studios

2101 Winter St, Houston

walk 0.5 mile W on Spring; left (S) on Silver; right (W) on Winter

Head west on Spring St toward Silver St

Turn left onto Silver St

Turn right onto Winter St

Destination will be on the left

Winter Street Studios

2101 Winter St, Houston

Betz Gallery and Foundry

2500 Summer St, Houston

walk 0.5 mile backtrack 1 block E on Winter; left (N) on Henderson; left (W) on Summer

Head east on Winter St toward Henderson

Turn left onto Henderson

Turn left onto Summer St

Destination will be on the right

Betz Art Gallery And Foundry, 2500 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007‎

Betz Gallery and Foundry

2500 Summer St, Houston

Darke Gallery

320 Detering St Houston, TX

bus 0:24

Walk to Washington Ave @ Brashear St

  1.  Head east on Summer St towardSawyer St
  2. Turn right onto Sawyer St
  3. Turn right onto Washington Ave

Washington Ave @ Brashear St

  1.  Bus - 85 - Antoine Ltd  towards Antoine/Spears Road/Via Washington (6 mins, 14 stops)

Washington Ave @ Detering

  1.   Walk to 320 Detering St, Houston, TX 77007
  1. Head west on Washington Ave toward Detering St (157 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Detering St (0.3 miles)

Darke Gallery, 320 Detering St Houston, TX

Darke Gallery

320 Detering St Houston, TX

Koelsch Gallery

703 Yale St, Houston

bus 0:30

  Walk to Washington Ave @ Detering

  1. Head north on Detering St toward Feagan S (0.3 mi)

Washington Ave @ Detering

 Bus - 36 - Kempwood / Lawndale  towards Lawndale/Gulfgate TC (4 mins, 8 stops)

Washington Ave @ Heights Blvd

 Bus - 50 - Harrisburg / Heights  towards Heights /Hollister  (4 mins, 8 stops)

Heights Blvd @ 7th St

  Walk to Koelsch Gallery

  1. Head north on Heights Blvd toward E 7th St (72 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Heights Bike Trail (453 ft)
  3. Turn right onto Yale St (69 ft)

Koelsch Gallery, 703 Yale St, Houston,


Koelsch Gallery

703 Yale St, Houston

Ceramic Store of Houston

1002 W 11th St, Houston

bus 0:15 or walk 7th E to Heights; left (W) on 11th

  Walk to Heights Blvd @ 7th St

  1. Head south on Yale St toward Heights Bike Trail (69 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Heights Bike Trail (453 ft)
  3. Turn right onto Heights Blvd (72 ft)

Heights Blvd @ 7th St

 Bus - 50 - Harrisburg / Heights  towards Heights/Rosslyn/Via Detroit (2 mins, 4 stops)

Heights Blvd @ 11th St

  Walk to Ceramic Store Of Houston Llc

  1. Head north on Heights Blvd toward W 11th St (43 ft)
  2. Turn left onto W 11th St (0.6 mi)

Ceramic Store Of Houston Llc, 1002 W 11th St, Houston, TX 77008

Ceramic Store of Houston

1002 W 11th St, Houston

Gallery M Squared

339 W. 19th St, Houston

bus 0:15 or walk

  Walk to Shepherd Dr @ 11th St

  1. Head west on W 11th St toward Alexander St (0.2 miles)
  2. Turn right onto N Shepherd Dr (161 ft)

Shepherd Dr @ 11th St

 Bus - 27 - Inner Loop Crosstown  towards Inner Loop/Via Magnolia T C/Southeast T C  (4 mins, 9 stops)

20th St @ Ashland St

  Walk to Gallery M Squared

  1. Head east on W 20th St toward Ashland S (36 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Ashland St (371 ft)
  3. Turn left onto W 19th St (233 ft)

Gallery M Squared, 339 W 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008‎

Gallery M Squared

339 W. 19th St, Houston

The Lift

365 W. 19th St., Houston

walk 135 feet

 Head west on W 19th St toward Ashland St (135 ft)

The Lift

365 W. 19th St., Houston

18 Hands Gallery

249 W 19th St, Ste B, Houston

walk 2 minutes

 Head east on W 19th St toward Rutland St

Destination will be on the left (about 2 min)

18 Hands Gallery

249 W 19th St, Ste B, Houston

Club Quarters

bus 0:25

19th St @ Rutland St

 Bus - 50 - Harrisburg / Heights  towards Harrisburg/Hobby Airport/Via Detroi (27 mins, 39 stops)

San Jacinto St @ Rusk St

  Walk to Club Quarters

  1. Head northeast on San Jacinto St toward Rusk St (56 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Rusk St (335 ft)
  3. Turn right onto Fannin St (108 ft)

Club Quarters, 720 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002‎


Amsterlaw Tour: South-west

(corresponds roughly to Colquitt and Museum District Tours)

Galleries in this area to skip:

Art League of Houston, Moody, Inman, Foelber, Jatad, Lawndale Art Ctr, Harris, Jung, Raven Grill, d.m. allison, Peveto, Next Wall, Hanson

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Club Quarters

Midtown Artist Collective

1413 Holman St.

bus 0:15

Fannin St @ Rusk St

 Bus - 1 - Hospital  towards Hospital/Via Tex Med Ctr/V a Hospital (9 mins, 12 stops)

Fannin St @ Holman St

  Walk to 1413 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004

  1. Head southwest on Fannin St toward Holman St (62 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Holman St (0.2 mi)

Midtown Artist Collective, 1413 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004‎

Midtown Artist Collective

1413 Holman St.

Houston Community College (HCC)

3517 Austin St.

walk 300 feet NW on Holman; left on Austin

Houston Community College (HCC)

3517 Austin St

War'Hous Visual Studios

4715 Main St.

bus 0:11

  Walk to Ensemble/HCC Stn SB

  1. Head northeast on Austin St toward Holman St (85 ft)  Restricted usage road
  2. Turn left onto Holman St (0.3 mi
  3. Turn left onto Main St (410 ft)

Ensemble/HCC Stn SB

 Light rail - 700 - Metro Rail  towards METRORail - FANNIN SOUTH  (i min, 1 stop)

Wheeler Stn SB

  Walk to 4715 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

  1. Head west toward Main St (144 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Main St (0.1 mi)

War'Hous Visual Studios, 4715 Main St, Houston, TX 77002‎

War'Hous Visual Studios

4715 Main St.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

4848 Main St.

walk 500 feet SW on Main

Head southwest on Main St toward Wentworth St

Destination will be on the right (about 2 min)

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

4848 Main St.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet St.

bus 0:02 or walk 1/2 mile SW on Main; right on Bissonnet

Head southwest on Main St toward Rosedale St (8 min)

Turn right onto Bissonnet St

Destination will be on the left (about 2 min)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet St

Glassell School of Art

5101 Montrose Blvd

walk 500 feet W on Bissonnet; right on Montrose

Head west on Bissonnet St toward Montrose Blvd

Turn right onto Montrose Blvd

Destination will be on the left (2 min)

Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd

Glassell School of Art

5101 Montrose Blvd

Glassell Junior School

5100 Montrose Blvd

next door

Glassell Junior School

5100 Montrose Blvd

Tradition Bank (Lobby)

5020 Montrose Blvd.

walk 200 feet N on Montrose

Head north on Montrose Blvd toward Bartlett St

Destination will be on the left (45 sec)

Tradition Bank, 5020 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006‎

Tradition Bank (Lobby)

5020 Montrose Blvd.

Museum of Printing History

1324 W Clay St, Houston

bus 0:12

Montrose Blvd @ Bartlett St

 Bus - 34 - Montrose Crosstown  towards Montrose/North Loop/Via Heights TC (10 mins, 17 stops)

Waugh Dr @ Clay St

  Walk to Museum of Printing History

  1. Head north on Waugh Dr toward W Clay St (39 ft)
  2. Turn right onto W Clay St (377 ft)

Museum of Printing History, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019‎

Museum of Printing History

1324 W Clay St, Houston

Archway Gallery

2305 Dunlavy St, Houston

walk 0:18 W on Clay; left on Vaughn; angle right on Commonwealth;right on Heddon; left on Dunlavy

  Walk to Archway Gallery

  1. Head west on W Clay St toward Peveto St (377 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Waugh Dr (0.1 mi)
  3. Slight right to stay on Waugh Dr (256 ft)
  4. Slight right onto Commonwealth St (364 ft)
  5. Slight right onto Haddon St (0.2 mi)
  6. Turn left onto Dunlavy St (0.4 mi)

Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006‎

Archway Gallery

2305 Dunlavy St, Houston

Williams Tower Gallery

2800 Post Oak Blvd.

bus 0:30

  Walk to Westheimer Rd @ Dunlavy St (4 min)

  1. Head south on Dunlavy St toward Fairview St (0.2 mi)
  2. Turn left onto Westheimer Rd (43 ft)

Westheimer Rd @ Dunlavy St

 Bus - 81 - Westheimer/Sharpstown  towards Westheimer/Sharpstown/Hillcroft TC (19 mins, 23 stops)

Post Oak & Westheimer

  Walk to Williams Tower

  1. Head east on Westheimer Rd toward Post Oak Blvd (20 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Post Oak Blvd (0.3 mi)

Williams Tower, 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056‎

Williams Tower Gallery

2800 Post Oak Blvd

Gallery 1724

1724 Bissonnet St,

bus 0:40

  Walk to Richmond Ave @ Post Oak Blvd

  1. Head south on Post Oak Blvd toward Hidalgo St (0.4 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Richmond Ave (72 ft)

Richmond Ave @ Post Oak Blvd

 Bus - 25 - Richmond  towards Wheeler Station / Via Sharpstown  (18 mins, 24 stops)

Richmond Ave @ Dunlavy St

  Walk to 1724 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005 (13 min)

  1. Head east on Richmond Ave toward Dunlavy St (46 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Dunlavy St  (0.6 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Bissonnet St (325 ft)

Gallery 1724, 1724 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005‎

Gallery 1724

1724 Bissonnet St,

Club Quarters

bus 0:35

Bissonnet St @ Ashby St

 Bus - 65 - Bissonnet  towards Wheeler Station (7 mins, 13 stops)

Main St @ Wheeler Station (1 min)

  Walk to Wheeler Stn NB

 Light rail - 700 - Metro Rail  towards METRORail - UH-DOWNTOWN (10 mins, 5 stops)

Main Street Square Stn NB

  Walk to Club Quarters

  1. Head northeast on Main St toward Walker St (125 ft)
  2. Turn right onto Walker St (308 ft)
  3. Turn left onto Fannin St  (446 ft)

Club Quarters, 720 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002‎


Amsterlaw Tour: Galveston and South

According to the Island Transit Service website, the Galveston trolley service has not functioned since Hurricane Ike in 2008. The bus service was also damaged in that storm - weekday bus service is still on Saturday schedule.

Google Maps does not access the Island Transit bus routes and schedules.

There is talk of building a rail system between Houston and Galveston ... but it does not yet exist.

There is no Greyhound or Megabus  route between Houston and Galveston.

It is possible to use a taxi or shuttle service between Houston and Galveston that costs between $100 to $135 plus tip each way.

The Galveston and South  Lee White Tour costs $89 per person. The deadline for booking reservations was 3/13.

I'm thinking that it is so costly and problematic getting to and around Galveston , it would make sense to rent a car ... or skip the 5 good galleries down there. The following tour utilizes a rental car.

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car rental location in Houston

College of the Mainland

1200 North Amburn Road, Texas City, TX 77591

car 0:40

College of the Mainland

1200 North Amburn Road, Texas City, TX 77591

Galveston College

4015 Avenue Q

Galveston, TX 77550

car 0:23

Galveston College

4015 Avenue Q

Galveston, TX 77550

Galveston Arts Center

2501 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550

car 0:09

Galveston Arts Center

2501 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Designworks

2119 Post Office St # A

Galveston, TX 77550

walk 0:05

Designworks

2119 Post Office St # A

Galveston, TX 77550

Galveston Historical Foundation, 502 20th Street, Galveston, TX 77550

walk 0:02

Galveston Arts Center

2501 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550

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car rental location in Houston

car 0:55


Amsterlaw Tour: Downtown

Galleries in this area to skip:

Christ Church, Houston Public Library, Two Allen Center, Three Allen Center

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Club Quarters

Motherdog Studios

720 Walnut St

Houston, TX 77002

bus 0:10

  Walk to San Jacinto St @ Capitol St (2 min)

  1. Head northeast on Fannin St toward Capitol St
  2. Turn right onto Capitol St
  3. Turn right onto San Jacinto St

San Jacinto St @ Capitol St

 Bus - 52 - Scott / Hirsch  towards Hirsch/Mesa TC (5 mins, 5 stops)

Vine @ Rothwell

  Walk to Mother Dog Studios

  1. Head north on Vine St toward East Fwy
  2. Turn right onto East Fwy
  3. Continue onto Rothwell St
  4. Turn right onto Walnut St

Mother Dog Studios, 720 Walnut St, Houston, TX 77002‎

Motherdog Studios

720 Walnut St

Houston, TX 77002

Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston (MOCAH)

908 Wood St #150

Houston, TX 77002

walk 0:01 walk south on Walnut to Wood

  Walk to Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston (MOCAH)

  1. Head southwest on Walnut St toward Wood St
  2. Walnut St turns slightly right and becomes Wood St

Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston (MOCAH), 908 Wood St #150, Houston, TX 77002‎

Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston (MOCAH)

908 Wood St #150

Houston, TX 77002

O'Kane Gallery

Univ.of Houston-Downtown

1 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

walk 0:06 W on Wood; left (S) on Main

Head west on Wood St toward N San Jacinto St

About 3 mins

Turn left onto N Main St

Destination will be on the right About 3 mins

O'Kane Gallery

Univ.of Houston-Downtown

1 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Heritage Plaza

1111 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002

bus 0:15

  Walk to Congress St @ Main St

  1. Head south on Main St toward Commerce St
  2. Turn left onto Congress Ave

Congress St @ Main St

 Bus - 244 - Monroe  towards Monroe/Fuqua/Via Eastwood TC  (6 mins, 5 stops)

Milam St @ Dallas St

  Walk to Mary L. Harrell

  1. Head southwest on Milam St toward Dallas St
  2. Turn right onto Dallas St

Mary L. Harrell, Heritage Plaza‎ - (713) 652-2800‎

Heritage Plaza

1111 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002

One Allen Center

500 Dallas St, Houston

walk 0:04 big building on S. side of Dallas before you get to Smith


One Allen Center

500 Dallas St, Houston

1600 Smith

1600 Smith St

Houston, TX 77002

bus 0:02

or walk South 0.3 mile on Smith

1600 Smith

1600 Smith St

Houston, TX 77002

Holiday Inn Express Downtown/Convention Ctr

1810 Bell Street

Houston, TX 77003

walk 0:17 SE on Bell

or

bus 0:17 greenlink

Holiday Inn Express Downtown/Convention Ctr

1810 Bell Street

Houston, TX 77003

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX

walk 0:06 NE, zigzag onto Avenida De Las Americas


Galveston and South Tour

SOUTH OF CONVENTION CENTER

Tuesday, March 19, 9AM-5:15PM

Stop 1

San Jacinto College South, Fine Arts Gallery, http://arts.sanjac.edu/, 13735 Beamer Rd, Houston, 585- 410-3078.  Mar 4-29.  Mon 10AM-5PM, Tue 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat Closed, Sun Closed. Other times by appointment. Reception Mar 19, 6-9PM.   map

Exhibitions include a new installation piece by Marianne McGrath in our blackbox theater, a modular wall piece by Jimmy Eddings in our Atrium area, and a solo exhibit by Richard Hyslin in our Fine Arts Gallery.  Curated by Jeff McGee.

Stop 2

Galveston College Fine Art Gallery, link, 4015 Avenue Q, 3rd Floor, Galveston, 409-599-6222.  Feb-Mar 2013.  Mon 9AM-9PM, Tue 9AM-9PM, Wed 9AM-9PM, Thu 9AM-9PM, Fri 9AM-5PM. map

Juan Quezada and family, the Ortiz brothers, Roberto Banelos, Andreas Villalba, and 'Monollo' among many first and second generation potters.

Hand coiled and polychrome mineral painted pottery and effigy figures by various Mata Ortiz artists collected from 1981-2000 by Beth Thomas. Presently art faculty at Galveston College, Thomas is recognized as the first U.S. student who studied and lived with the family of Juan Quezada in 1981 in the remote village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, where she returned many times to visit the potters working in this exciting ancient/contemporary pottery tradition.

Expressionistic approach to ceramic vessels and painterly surfaces.

Stop 3

Galveston Historical Foundation, www.galvestonhistory.org 502 20th St, Galveston, 409-765-3410. Mar 9-28. Mon 8AM-5PM, Tue 8AM-5PM, Wed 8AM-5PM, Thu 8AM-5PM, Fri 8AM-5PM, Sat Closed, Sun Closed.   map

 Peter Beasecker, William Brouillard, Joan Bruneau, Kristen Cliffel, Deirdre Daw, William Edwards, David Eichelberger, Carol Ann Fer, Julia Galloway, Bill Griffith, Kristen Kiefer, Suze Lindsay, Kari Radasch, Louise Rosenfeild, Judith Salomon, Richard Shaw, Aaron Sober, Holly Walker.

Galveston prospered in the late 19th century and as a result there is a wide variety of architectural styles. Artists will be paired with an architectural structure on Galveston Island to respond to and make a new work influenced by the architecture of this gulf coast gem.  Curated by George Bowes.

DesignWorks Gallery, 2119A Post Office St, Galveston, 409-766-7599.  Mar 2-Apr 7.  Mon Closed, Tue Closed, Wed 11AM-7PM, Thu 11AM-7PM, Fri 11AM-7PM, Sat 11AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. map

Chris Campbell, Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, Lisa Orr, Claudia Reese.

New work from the Austin, Texas-based ceramic artists who are founding members of and contributors to Art of the Pot.  Co-curated by Elisabeth and Steve Lanier.

Stop 4

Galveston Arts Center, www.contemporaryartgalveston.org, 2501 Market, Galveston, 409-763-2403. Mar 9-Apr 14. Mon ClosedTue 11AM-5PM, Wed 11AM-5PM, Thu 11AM-5PM, Fri 11AM-5PM, Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun 12-5PM.   map

Piero Fenci.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

A solo exhibition of works by ceramic artist Piero Fenci organized by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and expanded upon in Galveston.  Co-curated by Anna Walker and Clint Willour.

Stop 5

College of the Mainland, Art Gallery, www.com.edu/gallery, 1200 Amburn Rd, Texas City, 409-933- 8354.  Feb 25-Mar 28. Mon 10AM-4PM or by appt., Tue 10AM-4PM or by appt, Wed 10AM-4PM or by appt, Thu 10AM-4PM or by appt, Fri by appt only, Sat by appt only, Sun by appt only.   map

(Utilitarian Ceramics from the collection of David and Louise Rosenfield)

Linda Arbuckle, Peter Beasecker, Sam Chung, Michael Corney, Val Cushing, Chris Gustin, Eddie Dominguez, John Gill, Ayumi Horie, Kathy King, Beth Lo, Liz Lurie, Alleghany Meadows, Walter Ostrom, Liz Quackenbush, Linda Sikora, Kevin Snipes,   Jerilyn Virden, Jason Walker, Tara Wilson. 

Drawing from the Rosenfield's vast collection this group exhibition will highlight functional ceramics from leading contemporary ceramists. Gallery talk with Louise Rosenfield on Monday, Mar 18, 2PM  Co-curated by Mayuko Gray and George Bowes.

Stop 6

Houston Community College, Southeast, Learning Hub Gallery, http://southeast.hccs.edu/portal/site/southeast/, 6815 Rustic (corner of Woodridge), Bldg D, Houston, 713-718-7000.  Mar 18-23.  Mon 8AM-10PM, Tue 8AM-10PM, Wed 8AM-10PM, Thu 8AM-10PM, Fri 8AM-10PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 9AM-5PM. Reception Mar 21, 5-9PM. map

? Gregory Pierce.  

Explores, in sculptural form, the intersection of landscape, geologic processes, experiential memory, and our connection to place. By refining and fusing rock materials from the Pacific Northwest with clay and glazes, Greg Pierce creates abstractions that blend real and imaginary landscapes existing above and below the earths surface.

? Mari Omori, ? June Woest. 

Repetitive imagery of simple human gestures used in working with clay will be used to explore the non-verbal language and labor of touch. An illuminated framework of light, motion, and space will unite the room-size installation as if it were a loom for knitting human cares and obsessions.

Otto Heino, Vivika Heino

A retrospective of two internationally renowned husband/wife potters of the 20th/21st century, whose work depicts every aspect essential to ceramics- Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Otto and Vivika were true studio potters who worked in ancient ways and taught at the Pottery, USC, Rhode Island School of Art and Design.  Curated by Helen Heino,  Executor of Estate.

Juan Granados, Von Venhuizen, Andy Moon, Rolando Show, Adam Redd, Zach Tate, Dryden Wells, John Thomas Richard, Chase Gamblin, Wesley Harvey, Ian Thomas, Mark Watjen.

This exhibition will bring together alumni that have graduated from the ceramics department within the last ten years. It will be an opportunity for the faculty and students to reconnect and share ideas as well as an event that will help showcase the strong tradition of Texas Tech ceramics in its home state.  Organized by Adam Redd.

Functional and sculptural work that celebrates diversity and skill while presenting an unexpected look at the everyday objects that grace western environments and tables. Mealtimes often revolve around energetic hustle and bustle of routines and rituals, the conversations of today's events from mundane to the fragility of our natural resources.  Organized by  ? Connie Norman.

Stop 7

? Box 13 ArtSpace, www.box13artspace.com, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, 713-533-8692.  Mar 9-Apr 1 Open ONLY on Sat 1-5PM and by appt. Reception Mar 19, 5-8PM.   map

 ? Annie Strader,  ? Christine Owen,  ? Emily Bivens,  ? Julie Wills.  

An accumulative exhibition and live performance featuring the simple, domestic act of washing dinnerware. The dinnerware will be in an unfired greenware state, and will be gently and methodically washed, slowly wearing down details and eventually eroding the dishes altogether. Organized by Annie Strader.

 Christa Mares, Marianne McGrath, Teruko Nimura

images from group show

Mares, McGrath, and Nimura’s work intersects through a common interest in the preservation of personal histories, cultural heritage, and use of the landscape as a foundation for metaphor and meaning. Each artist creates process oriented installations and sculptural works that expand and question the traditional expectations of clay.  Organized by Teruko Nimura.

 ? Jared Wesley Singer.

Waste materials of ceramic art are recycled in reflection of geological origins and to dually extrapolate the Anthropocene (age of environmental engineering).


Colquitt Area Tour

WEST OF CONVENTION CENTER

Wednesday, March 20, 9AM-1:45PM

Stop 1

Google map public transportation from Convention Ctr to Hanson Gallery (46 minutes, 51 bus stops)

Hanson Gallery, www.hansongalleries.com, 5000 Westheimer #106, Houston, 713-552-1242.  Mar 20- Apr 20. Mon 10AM-8PM, Tue 10AM-8PM, Wed 10AM-8PM, Thu 10AM-8PM, Fri 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 22, 5-9PM.   map

Virginia Jenkins

Sculpture that represents the potential of our ocean’s undiscovered life and the affects of entropy on our behavioral and environmental design systems. Curated by Larry Williams.

Stop 2

Google map 5-min walk from Hanson Gallery to Williams Tower Gallery

Williams Tower Gallery, 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, 713 553-5060.  Mar 7-Apr 5.  Mon 8AM-6PM, Tue 8AM-6PM, Wed 8AM-6PM, Thu 8AM-6PM, Fri 8AM-6PM, Sat Closed, Sun Closed.  Reception Mar 21, 6-8PM.   map

Haejung Lee, Eunjung Shin, Bosul Jun, Wookjae Maeng [1], Sangduk Yu, Myungrye Kim.

Six Korean ceramic artists unite to present strong and detail of Korean contemporary ceramics in America, based on Korean’s long history of Ceramics.  Organized by Haejung Lee.

Joyce Joe, Elena Cusi Wortham

Two artists share interest in nature while expressing themselves in very different styles. Curated by Sally Sprout.

Stop 3

Moody Gallery, www.moodygallery.com, 2815 Colquitt St, Houston, 713-526-9911.  Feb16-Mar 23. Tue 10:30AM-5PM, Wed 10:30AM-5PM, Thu 10:30AM-5PM, Fri 10:30AM-5PM, Sat 11AM-5PM. Reception Mar 23, 3-5PM.   map

Lisa Ludwig

Ludwig’s current work is a melancholic visual love poem to the beauty and complexity of the temporal world.

d.m. allison on Colquitt, 2709 Colquitt, Houston, 832-607-4378. Wed 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-5PM and by appointment 24/7.  Reception Mar 21, 6-8PM. map

Marzia Faggin.  

New works in cast plaster and other unfired materials. Marzia Faggin presents a rainbow of addictions from the apothecary to the candy store, painstakingly creating plaster casts and hand painted candy, gum, and coffee stains arranged with equaly realistic reproductions of Lithium, Xanax, Wellbutrin, Adderall, Seroquel ....... and thin mints.  Curated by Dan Mitchell Allison.  Feb 23-Mar 23.

Carter Ernst, Elena Wortham, Meridith Boswell, Tracye Wear, Michael Young, Judith Freedman Kamilla Szczesna.

Our cells carry the valuable elements we need to sustain life, the womb carries a child to term, a ship would carry us to lands far away. The idea to make something to carry what is important to us, and necessary for or survival in ways big and small are all represented in the idea of a vessel.  Organized by Tracye Wear and Judith Freedman. Mar 20-30.

Peveto, 2627 Colquitt St, Houston, 713-360-7098. Mar 19-Apr 20. Tue 11AM-5PM, Wed 11AM-5PM, Thu 11AM-5PM, Fri 11AM-5PM, Sat 11AM-5PM. Reception Mar 19, 6-8PM.   map

Laurel Lukaszewski, Novie Trump.

Laurel Lukaszewski and Novie Trump explore the concept of Balance through porcelain sculpture and installations. Trump examines the fragile relationship between nature and man, illustrating what can happen when balance is lost. Lukaszewski observes the nature of time—the poignancy that exists on the edge of celebration and loss. Curated by Scott Peveto.

Stop 4

Archway Gallery, www.archwaygallery.com, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, 713-522-2409. Mar 1-Apr 4. Mon 10AM-6PM, Tue 10AM-6PM, Wed 10AM-6PM, Thu 10AM-6PM, Fri 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 1-5PM.  Reception Mar 21, 5-8PM.   map

V. Chin, Albert Goldreich, Kay Nguyen, Shikha Joshi.  

Presents many difficulties including learning new language, establishing new contacts, adapting to a new culture. These four artist have found ways to blend influences from their native countries with form and surfaces popular in modern American ceramics. Organized by V.Chin.

Next Wall Gallery, http://glasstire.com/venues/next-wall-gallery/, 1717 Michigan Street, Houston, 404- 275-1485.  Mar 19-23.  Tue by appt only, Wed 10AM-10PM, Thu 10AM-10PM, Fri 10AM-10PM. Reception Mar 21, 7-10PM. map

Louis Katz

A ceramic art video installation discussing clay, the primary art material.

Stop 5

Darke Gallery, 320 Detering, Houston, TX, 713-542-3802. Mar 20-Apr 12. Wed 12-5PM, Thu 12-5PM, Fri 12-5PM, Sat 12-5PM. Reception Mar 22, 6–9pm.

Funk and Budge

Verne Funk, Susan Budge

Funk was Budge’s ceramics professor and mentor in the early 80s at Texas Tech University. They have engaged in a continuous dialogue about art and ceramics

for the past 32 years.

Stop 6

Museum of Printing History, www.printingmuseum.org, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, 713-522-4652 ext 1. Mar 21-Jun 15. Mon Closed, Tue 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 6-8pm.   map

Paul Andrew Wandless, Charlie Cummings, Thomas Lucas, Megumi Naitoh, Matt Nolan, Doug Baulos, Les Lawrence.

Features works printed on clay as well as on paper by a group of artists that explore multiple techniques and process.  Organized by Paul Andrew Wandless.

Stop 7

Art League Houston, Project Gallery, www.artleaguehouston.org, 1953 Montrose Blvd, Houston, 713- 523-9530. Mar 21-Apr 26. Mon Closed, Tue 9AM-5PM, Wed 9AM-5PM, Thu 9AM-5PM, Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 12-5PM, Sun Closed.  Reception Mar 21, 6-9PM.   map

Susan Beiner.

A chaotic ceramic and mixed media installation exploring the resulting state of all that was once natural, but is now genetically modified or altered, manufactured or processed.

Damaris Booth

I am fascinated by leftovers. I am intrigued by how food can be rapidly transformed from being necessary and desirable to unwated and repulsive.

Art League Houston, Sculpture Garden

Jessica Kreutter

Nostalgic apparitions hang against tree branches and the sky. An outdoor installation in porcelain about memory, possibility and departure.

Art League Houston, Main Gallery

Rebecca Hutchinson, Birdie Boon, Dawn Stetzel, Clrire Hedden, Colleen Toledano, Ryan Blackwell, Lauren Mayer, David Katz, Matt Ziemke

Co-curated by Jennie Ash and Heather Bentz


  Downtown and Lone Star Tour

NORTH OF CONVENTION CENTER

Wednesday, March 20, 2:15PM-5:25PM

Google map: bus from Convention Ctr to Lone Star College-North Harris (1 hour 15 minutes).

Stop 1

★★ Lone Star College-North Harris, Fine Arts Foyer, 2700 W W Thorne Dr, Houston, 281-618-5617. Feb 26-Mar 26. Mon 9AM-4PM, Tue 9AM-4PM, Wed 9AM-4PM, Thu 9AM-4PM, Fri 9AM-4PM Sat Closed, Sun Closed.  Reception . map

Cynthia Bringle, Chris Gustin.

Highlights the current works of renowned ceramic artists.  Curated by Roy Hanscom.

Robert Archambeau, Ted Adler, Dan Anderson, Ben Bates, Lynn Smiser Bowers, John Britt, William Brouillard, Connie Christensen, D. Michael Coffee, Tom Coleman, Carolanne Currier, Malcolm Davis, Bruce Dehnert, Paul Dresang, Judith Duff, Rosti Eismont, Angela Fina, John Glick, Bruce Gohlson, Steve Grimmer, Chris Gustin, Lisa Hammond, Catharine Hiersoux, Dale Huffman, Matt Hyleck, Mike Jabbur, Nick Joerling, Jake Johnson, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Randy Johnston, Mary Law, Dick Lehman, Brenda Lichman, Lee Love, Chris Luther, Warren MacKenzie, Janet Mansfield, Marta Matray, Paul McCoy, Kent McLaughlin, Brad McLemore, Joyce Michaud, Tony Moore, Hank Murrow, Donovan Palmquist, Gillian Parke, Roberta Polfus, Michael Prokos, Colleen Riley, Nathan Ring, Beth Rohman, Deborah Rosenbloom, Toni Ross, Rob Sieminski, Joe Singewald, Al Tennant, Jack Troy, Mila Visser t’Hooft, Sharon Kelley Warrington, Deb Williamson, Charity Davis-Woodard, Malcolm Wright, Peter Yamaoka, Sandy Lockwood, Madeleine Hayes, Reena Kashyap.

A tribute to the vision and inspiration of Malcolm Davis who organized the first, “Endless Variations” show for NCECA 2005 at Baltimore Clayworks, this new exhibition, presents a range of shino forms and surfaces, including one offering from each of the 60+ invited potters, masters and innovators.  Organized by Malcolm Davis and Sharon Kelley Warrington.

[Malcolm Davis died 12-12-2011 of a pulmonary embolus following hip replacement surgery.]

Lone Star College-North Harris, Library Art Gallery

Don Reitz, Chris Staley, Patti Warashina, Tom Coleman, Yoshiro Ikeda, Josh DeWeese, Peter Beasecker, Virginia Cartwright, Sandy Simon, Tom Clarkson, Peter Pinnell, Rosalie Wynkoop, Steven Hill, Suze Lindsay, Jeff Oestreich, Jasen Hess, Lana Wilson, Julia Galloway, Nick Joerling, Brad Schwieger, Matt Long, Tom Turner, Ellen Shankin, Ryan Mccleary, Lorna Meaden, Jake Allee, Malcolm Davis, Luca Tripaldi, Deb Schwartzkopf, Linda Christianson, Susanne Stephenson.

Current works by artists who have conducted workshops at Lone Star College-North Harris. Curated by Gary Conners.

Lone Star College-North Harris, Library Foyer

Roy Hanscom, Alumni Andre Bally, Virginia Bally, Joe Brousard, Chris Campbell, Barbara Chadwick, Mark DeLaitsch, Charles Freeland, Steve Maness, Carol Saxon, Leah Shepard, Ruth Wilson, Lone Star College students. 

This exhibition will feature the current art work of Lone Star College-North Harris ceramic professor Roy Hanscom, alumni, and select students.  Curated by Gary Conners.

Lone Star College-North Harris

Danville Chadburne, Kimberly Green, Damon Thomas, John Zimmerman, Jeff Forster, Frederick Spaulding.

This exhibition will highlight dynamic ceramic artists who create sculptural work.  Organized by Jeff Forster.

Stop 2

The two destinations of Stop 2 on this tour are actually within walking distance of the Convention Center (data appears in both places on this page).

Motherdog Studios, www.motherdogstudios.com, 720 Walnut St, Houston, 713-229-9760.  Mar 19-23. Mon 10AM-5:30PM, Tue 10AM-5:30PM, Wed 10AM-5:30PM, Thu 10AM-5:30PM, Fri 10AM-5:30PM, Sat 10AM-5:30PM, Sun 10AM-5:30PM. Reception Mar 22, 6-9PM. map

CJ Jilek, Carrie Longley, Steve Belz, Kristin Schimik, Jason Kishell, Kelley Eggert.  

Comprised of six ceramic artists, Bionomical Anomaly features fantastical organisms exploring the possibilities of alternative forms of life. The objective is to encourage conversation of humanity’s responsibility to the earth and the interconnected relationship of man, organism and environment.  Organized by Kelley Eggert.

Tyler Beard, Craig Clifford, Alanna DeRocchi, Myung Jin Kim, Debbie Kupinsky, Walter McConnell, Peter Morgan, Monica Van Den Dool, Blake Williams, Merrie Wright.

Biota refers to the flora and fauna of a geographical region. The show comprises artists who explore some aspect of the natural/unnatural world in their work.  Organized by Peter Morgan and Debbie Kupinsky.

Ying-Yueh Chuang, Eva Kwong, Juliane Shibata.

Nature inspires the multiples and repetition used in the works of Chuang, Kwong, and Shibata. Their sculptures and installations explore various interpretations of organic growth.  Organized by Juliane Shibata.

Dawn Holder

Monoculture is an obsessive installation that investigates the lawn in its dual nature as natural space and cultural signifier using thousands of blades of hand-made porcelain grass.

Ana Arbelaez, Yvonne Gerych, Nell Gottlieb, Michelle Matthews.

Four ceramic artists from Houston 3D Arts.  Organized by Michelle Matthews.

Museum of Cultural Arts Houston, 908 Wood Street, Suite 150, Houston, 713-224-2787. Mon 10AM- 4PM, Tue 10AM-4PM, Wed 10AM-4PM, Thu 10AM-4PM, Fri 10AM-4PM, Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 10AM-4PM.  Reception . map

Adan Saenz, Alejandro Lopez, Karen Rivera, Kira Kalondy, Paco Valenzuela, Perla Garcia, Roman Duran, Sam Turner, Reginald Adams, Amanda Flores, Rhonda Adams, and more.

Artists from Mexico and America present their artistic ceramic sculptures of Mexican and American Cultural, capturing the beauty, diversity and human treasures, as well as a glimpse of the unfortunate man-made destruction, which is changing the balance of the mental perception. Organized by Reginald Adams and Amanda Flores.


Heights Area Exhibition Shuttle

Wednesday, March 20, 10AM-5PM and Friday, March 22, 5PM-9:30PM for receptions (separate ticket purchase required)

Stop 1

Google map: public transportation from Convention Ctr.

Betz Gallery, www.betzgallery.com, 2500 Summer St, Houston, 713-576-6954.  Mar 19-23.  Tue 9AM- 3PM, Wed 9AM-3PM, Thu 9AM-3PM, Fri 9AM-3PM, Sat 9AM-3PM.  Reception Mar 21, 5-7PM. map

Jason Hackett, Trey Hill, Melissa Mencini, Andrea Moon, John Zimmerman..

An inclusive exhibition that highlights a variety of ways that contemporary sculptors deal with the issues of making large scale works in clay. Often, these artists incorporate multiple objects/imagery and repitition to create a sizeable sculptures without relying solely on massive totemic forms.  Organized by John Zimmerman.

Stop 2

Google map: walk from Betz Gallery to Winter Street Studios

Winter Street Studios, www.winterstreetstudios.com, 2101 Winter St, Houston, 713-862-0082.  Mar 18-Apri 1. Wed 10AM-5:30PM, Thu 10AM-5:30PM, Fri 10AM-9PM, Sat 1PM-5PM, Sun-Tue Closed. Reception Mar 22, 6-9PM. map

Lesley Baker.

A solo exhibition centered around an oversized bull constructed of pallet wood with strategic ceramic elements. Additonal works are made from reworked ceramic wares.

Shelby Campbell, Dallas Cruickshank, Natalie Dole, Hannah Furlong, Nina Schoofs, Ithaca Sorensen, Hilary Tjian, Samatha Allen, Stephanie Bellissimo, Karl Berger, Katherine Dahlhausen, Sarah Jackson, Noah Johns, Marian Kidd, Arlo Malmberg, James McKenna, Zoe Peters, Natalie Poulson, Lauren Reiterman, Toni Petri-Ruotsalainen, Tiffaby Su, Marc Tobia, Leia Wambach, Katrina Weisbecker, Eca-Etabo Wasongolo, Michelle Hanna, Trish Couture, Roy Couture, Helen Nash, Efrain Romero, Juan Romero, Rogelia Perez, Juana Monroy, Virginia Flores, Doug Campbell.

A semester long collaboration between students from Lewis and Clark College and Village Gardens, a civically minded organization in Portland Oregon. Documentation and wares from this project will be exhibitied.  Curated by Gabriel Parque.

One wall will have a series of hanging platters depicting healthy/unhealthy eating habits. The adjacent wall will have hundreds of sets of extruded “hot pockets”.

Rebecca Reagan Boatman, Karmien Bowman, Dee Buck, Mike Haley, David Hendley, Susan Feller Mollet, Marty Ray, Susy Siegele.

A celebration of Professor John Brough Miller’s impact is demonstrated through the works of eight former students.  Includes a video of Miller deomstrating.  Organized by Rebecca Boatman.

Lisa Reinertson, Natasha Dikareva, Cindy Biles, Margaret Keelan, Marilee Hall, Cindy Billingsley, Katherine Mathisen, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Joan Carew, Nicole Carew Merkens, Amber Aguirre, Angelique Brickner.

Feminine Convergence- opening the channels of communication with clay, working together, to make a connection as a group and individually with clay as our voice.  Organized by Cindy Billingsley.

Merrie Wright, Patrick Veerkamp, Annie Strader, Colby Parsons, Brian Molanphy, Paul A. McCoy, Virginia Marsh, Louis Katz, Steve Hilton, Dan Hammett, Juan Granados, Ovidio Giberga, Barbara Frey, Piero Fenci.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]  Nick J. de Vries, Angela Carbone, Vincent Burke, David Bogus, Michel Conroy, Gary Hatcher.

Organized by a newcomer to Texas, these artists teach across the state at institutions granting the bachelor's degree. In moving earth they try to move minds.  Organized by Brian Molanphy.

Finn Alban, Jake Allee, Dee Buck, Chris Campbell, Lisa Ehrich, Jeff Forster, Marian Haigh, Roy Hanscom, Daphne Hatcher, Gary Hatcher, Susan Kennedy, Liz Lurie, Brandon Phillips, Elmer Taylor, Shane Tidmore, Niko Weissenberger, Robby Wood.

Features prominent artists firing with wood in Texas using a variety of methods, kilns and approaches.  Organized by Gary C. Hatcher and Shane Tidmore.

Wesley Harvey, Von Venhuizen, Dennis Smith, Kimberly Rumfelt, Diana Kersey, Ryan McKerley, Ovidio Giberga, James Watkins, Paul Northway, Andrea Moon, Kate Fisher, Brenda Lichman, Jake Allee, Ian F. Thomas, Dryden Wells, Marie Weichman, Brian Harper, Rick Parsons.

Features the artwork of 18 current and former Texas residents whose art range from functional, sculpture, and installation.  Organized by Wesley Harvey and Kate Fisher.

Kenneth Baskin, Scott Meyer, Rick Hirsch, Virginia Scotchie, Michael Rogers. The crucible is seen as both a unifying form and as a metaphor for creative fusion as five artists produce individual and collaborative sculpture.  Organized by Kenneth Baskin and Scott Meyer.

Gabriel Brubacher, Carol A Cook, Jonathan Cross, Mark Epstein, Mark Horiuchi, Frank Krevens, Miao-fang Lin, Virginia Marsh, Brian Misavage, David Morris, Rick Parsons, Katherine Johnson Seibert, Mandy Stigant, Robert L. Wood, Dan Hammett.

UD’s intensive art program instills vital principles and values grounded in a rich understanding of Western Civilization, from its roots to its impact in the world today. Alumni featured in this exhibit are  active studio artists and educators carrying on the UD legacy throughout the US and around the world. Organized by Dan Hammett.

Suzanne Shield-Polk

A video and ceramic installation investigating the concept of life as a journey. Images projected onto ceramic forms reference momentary experiences implying stages of life, personal introspection and the transitory essence of the temporal moment.

Gary C. Hatcher, Daphne Roehr Hatcher.

An exhibition by artists who have shared life, love, kilns, apprenticeships and Pine Mills Pottery together for 40 years. www.pinemills.com

Jessica Broad, Mitzi Davis, Yves Paquette.

The show will be comprised of sculptural panels, figurative sculptures and vessels exploring the various permutations of the concept of transplantation. Organized by Jessica Broad.

Marina Kuchinski.

This solo exhibition features the dog as subject matter and presents various aspects of its portrayal that is characterized by both intimacy and exploitation.

Jared Wesley Singer

Waste materials of ceramic art are recycled in reflection of geological origins and to dually extrapolate the Anthropocene (age of environmental engineering).

Jennifer Mecca, Ron Philbeck, Amy Sanders, Julie Wiggins

Features members of Thrown Together Potters from North Carolina using four different surface styles: sprigging, scraffito, stamping and slip inlay drawing.

Scott Ross

An exhibition consisting of expressive ceramic sculpture.

Stop 3

Google map: walk from Winter Street Studios to Spring Street Studios

Spring Street Studios, www.springstreetstudios.info, 1824 Spring St, Houston, 713-862-0082.  Mar 18- Wed 10AM-5:30PM, Thu 10AM-5:30PM, Fri 10AM-9PM, Sat 1PM-5PM, Sun-Tue Closed. Reception Mar 22, 6-9PM.   map

Jeremy R. Brooks, Darien Johnson.

Manipulating familiar objects and images, Brooks and Johnson’s creative works question how perception forms experience and where the poetic emerges from the quotidian.  Organized by Jeremy R. Brooks.

William DePauw, John Gargano, John Oles.

Follows three avenues of inquiry in form, surface, and composite / hybridization as they relate to energy and earth.

Patsy Cox, Chad Curtis, Bryan Czibesz, Brian Gillis, Holly Hanessian, Mia Mulvey, Amanda Small, Linda Sormin, John Williams, Julie York

Ranging from the interpretation of scientific data to technological, biological, cultural, geographical, historical, and social constructs, CODE presents work from artists who merge sculptural boundaries with investigations of systems of information.  Organized by Holly Hanessian and Bryan Czibesz.

Kwok-Pong (Bobby) Tso

Enrich and express the spatial relationship between Landscape and Object, through the characteristics of materials, and their qualities of balance, weight, and texture.

Craig Clifford, Debbie Kupinsky, Peter Morgan, Kim Greene, David Smith, Karen Koblitz, Dylan Beck, Benjie Hue, Michelle Tobia.

An exploration of a specific place on the earth. Each artist will investigate the communication of the idea. Organized by Craig Clifford.

Dennis Smith, Ryan Takaba.

Smith’s work migrates from implied biological shapes to obscure objects evoking a thought while Takaba uses the concept of flower, vase, and the traveling of water.  Organized by Ryan Takaba.

Ray Meeker, Nidhi Jalan, Brian Kluge, Tammy Marinuzzi, Jeff Forster, Alex Kraft, Sharbani Das Gupta.

From entropy and metamorphosis to expression, these artists are directly influenced by physical and mental environments; their work reflecting ‘Naturalization’ or the process of adaptation.  Organized by Sharbani Das Gupta.

Mark Rigsby

A series of evocative porcelain vessels, each encompassed in a fossil-like relief of industrial gear/cog forms interlaced within a dynamic composition of earthy texture.

Aurora Hughes Villa, Marina Kuchinski, Kate Pszotka, Christine Rabenold.  

Probes perceptions of transformed objects to reveal contemplation with ideas, meaning, materiality and process. Exploring contexts of human environments, memory, the body and relationships. Organized by Kate Pszotka.

James C. Watkins.

This show consist of resent saggar fired – fumed double-walled vessels and multi-fired porcelain subsrtate tiles with laser cut drawings.

Piotr Chizinski, JD Durham, Loren Erdrich, Sarah Haven, Brian R. Jobe, Shreepad Joglekar, Ryder Richards, Sue Anne Rische, Kale Roberts, Ian F. Thomas, Dryden Wells, Jonathan Whitfill.

A collection of blue & white, hand-painted Jingdezhen porcelain tiles; the resulting resulting creations of a Culture Laboratory Collective project focused on communication and translation. Organized by Dryden Wells and Ian F. Thomas.

Jeremy R. Brooks,  John Balistreri, Charlie Cummings,  Anna Calluori Holcombe, Colby Parsons, Ian F. Thomas.

Showcases some of the contemporary innovations that are exploring what it means to be a ceramic artist today. Organized by Ian F. Thomas.

Shane Christensen, Stephen Heywood, Brian Jensen and Michael Schmidt.

Current work from members of the art collective known as “The Firm”.  This exhibition marks ten years of exhibiting and working together as a collaborative entity.  Organized by Brian Jensen.

Ray Meeker, Deborah Smith, Aarti Vir, Adil Writer, Amrita Dhawan, Nidhi Jalan, Antra Sinha, Ashwini Bhat, Madhvi Subrahmanian, Rakhee Kane, Vineet Kacker.  

Founded by American artists Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker in 1971, Golden Bridge Pottery has been central to cultural shifts taking place in contemporary Indian ceramics. This show brings together contemporary ceramic artists with foundations at Golden Bridge who seamlessly combine originality with tradition. Organized by Madhvi Subrahmanian.

Stop 4

Google map: walk and bus from Spring Street Studios to 18 Hands Gallery (30 minutes)

18 Hands Gallery, www.18handsgallery.com, 249 W 19th St, Ste B, Houston, 713-869-3099. Mar 17- Apr 14. Mon Closed, Tue 10AM-6PM, Wed 10AM-6PM, Thu 10AM-6PM, Fri 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 12-5PM.  Reception Mar 22, 6-9PM. map

Kurt Anderson, Christa Assad, Nicholas Bivins, Jeff Campana, Andrew Casto, Craig Clifford, Sunshine Cobb, Steven Colby, Jess Riva Cooper, Alanna DeRocchi, Jana Evans, Maggie Finlayson, Andrea Gill, Andrew Gilliatt, Mel Griffin, Kenyon Hansen, Giselle Hicks, Tom Jaszczak, Peter Christian Johnson, Walter Keeler, Ben Krupka, Debbie Kupinsky, Steven Lee, Matt Long, Lauren Mabry, Matthew Metz, Sean O'Connell, Lindsay Pichaske, Chris Pickett, Paola Porelli, Liz Quackenbush, Jonathan Read, Chris Riccardo, Amanda Salov, Brad Schwieger, Christina West.  

This exhibition will feature work by Archie Bray Visiting Artists and Residents during 2012.

Google map: Walk from 18 Hands Gallery to The Lift

The Lift, 365 W. 19th St., Houston, 713-868-5438.  Mar 18-24.  Mon Closed, Tue 11AM-6PM, Wed 11AM-6PM, Thu 11AM-6PM, Fri 11AM-6PM, Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun 12-5PM.  Reception Mar 21, 6-10PM. map

Reema Houwari Forster

Colorful illustrations depicted on functional ceramic works. Curated by Rhonda Rhodes.

Google map: Walk or bus from The Lift to Gallery M Squared.

 Gallery M Squared, www.gallerymsquared.com, 339 W. 19th St, Houston, 713-861-6070.  Mar 19-22. Tue 10AM-6PM, Wed 10AM-6PM, Thu 10AM-6PM, Fri 10AM-9PM.  Reception Mar 22, 7-9PM. map

 Diana Farfán

Within this hierarchical system, inhabited by Rulers, Bureaucrats and Toy People, The Toy Republic presents narratives about a class-conscious society and the plight of its people.

Holly Hanessian, Colby Parsons, Tony Merino, Nel Bannier

Work addressing the ironies and associations of light and it's relation to clay as material. Organized by Tony Merino.

 Valerie Zimany.

Ceramic work developed during a research project on traditional and contemporary overglaze pattern and imagery in Kanazawa, Japan.

Stop 5

Google Map: bus from Gallery M Squared to The Ceramic Store

The Ceramic Store of Houston, ground level, www.ceramicstoreinc.com, 1002 W 11th St, Houston, 713 864-6442. Mar 18-23. Mon 9AM-5PM, Tue 9AM-5PM, Wed 9AM-5PM, Thu 9AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-4PM, Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun Closed .  Reception Mar 22, 6-8PM. map

 Kurt Anderson, Leanne McClurg Cambric, Shanna Fliegel, Brooke Noble, Jane Shellenbarger, Mikey Walsh

From gnarling to cuddly, artists explore animals as both metaphor and muse on the functional vessel.  Organized by Leanne McClurg Cambric.

The Ceramic Store of Houston, second level  Limited to stairlift chair

Marianne Levy, Pat Johnson [1], Jim Salazar, John Vela, Shikha Joshi, Chris Gray, Chris Leonard, Linda Gossett, Billy Ray Mangham, Colby Parsons, Louis Katz, Tom Perry, Bridget Hauser, Susan Kennedy, Gery Henderson.

Celebrates the Texas Clay Arts Association (TCAA) community and its 15 years of inspired, energized work. Featuring emerging and established artists, this exhibit represents a cross-section of the TCAA community. 15 artists will produce new work for the exhibit, drawing on personal attachments, inspirations and methodologies.  Curated by Jennifer Quarles.

Stop 6

Google map: walk from Ceramic Store to Koelsch Gallery (20 minutes)

Koelsch Gallery, www.koelschgallery.com, 703 Yale St, Houston, 713-626-0175.  Mar 20-Apr 13.  Mon Closed, Tue 11AM-6PM, Wed 11AM-6PM, Thu 11AM-6PM, Fri 11AM-6PM, Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 6-9PM. map

Yin-Yueh Chuang, Jessica Knapp, Andrea Marquis, Ursula Hargens Giselle Hicks, Angela Cunningham, Mallory Wetherell, Rebecca Hutchison, among others.  

Contemporary ceramic artists from across North America make up this group exhibition.  Each maker individually approaches the idea of the floral bloom resulting in a diverse experience of various ceramic forms and methods of production - the work ranging from objects to large scale installations.  Organized by Mallory Wetherell and Rebecca Hutchison.

Cisco Tucker Kolkmeier.

Whimsical functional ceramics, wine goblets, bowls, platters, coffee mugs all in the style of Houston painter Cisco Tucker Kolkmeier.  Curated by Franny Koelsch.

Joel Kaplan

New York skyline and water towers recreated in ceramic.  Curated by Franny Koelsch.

Google map: 7-block walk from Koelsch to Redbud

Redbud Gallery (approximate 3-block walk from stop 6), 303 E. 11th Street, Houston, TX, 713-862-2532. Mar 20-24, Mon-Fri. 12 PM-5 PM, Sat 12PM-9 PM, Sun 12 PM-5PM. Reception, Sat., Mar. 23, 6PM-9PM. map

Martin Moehwald

New ceramic work by German master Martin Moehwald (from Halle, Germany). Curated by Gus Kopriva.


  Midtown/Museum District Exhibition Shuttles

Wednesday, March 20, 10AM-5:30PM and Thursday, March 21, 5PM-9:30PM for receptions (separate ticket purchase required)

Stop 1

Main Street: 4715, 4848, 4912

Google map: Bus from Convention Center to Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (30 minutes)

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Large Gallery, www.crafthouston.org, 4848 Main St, Houston, 713-529-4848. Jan 25-May 5.  Mon Closed, Tue 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-5PM. Thu 10AM- 5PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12-5PM.  Reception Mar 21, 5:30-9PM. map

Nicole Aquillano, Christa Assad, Tom Bartel, Nicholas Bivins, Renee Brown, Josephine Burr, Gary Carlos, Lisa Cecere, Du Chau, Andrea Keys Connell, Emily Connell, Shenny Cruces, Elizabeth DeLyria, Sharan Elran, Léopold L. Foulem, Teri Frame, Chad Gunderson, Sarah House, Erica Iman, Ryan LaBar, Thomas Lane, Lauren Mabry, Ted Neal, Tybre Newcomer, Claudia Olds Goldie [1], Vijay V. Paniker, Joseph Pintz, Paolo Porelli, Audrey Rosulek, Joel Schroeder, Linda Sormin, Mark Stafford, Michael Strand, George Timock, Triesch Voelker.

The 2013 NCECA Biennial is one of the most important surveys of contemporary ceramic art in the country, featuring diverse approaches to materials and process.  Juried by Cristina Cordova, Richard Notkin and Namita Gupta Wiggers.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Artist Hall

ClayHouston is a nonprofit guild for potters and sculptors, teachers and students, and professionals and amateurs who create with clay in the Greater Houston and southeast Texas area.

Andre Bally, Jay Calder, Marcia Erickson, Karen Fiscus, Jeff Forster, Sarah German, Yvonne Gerych, Nell Gottlieb, Terry Hagiwara, Shikha Joshi, Michelle Matthews, Christopher Melia, Damon Thomas, Jennifer Windham, John Zimmerman.

Juried by HCCC's 2011 curatorial fellow, Susie J. Silbert, "Roughneck" displays the high concentration of talent in the region and showcases a range of ceramic processes. 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Small Gallery

Janice Jakielski.

This solo exhibition of work by Janice Jakielski will include a site-specific installation, along with a collection of colorful and imaginative headware.  Curated by Anna Walker.

Google map: walk from Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to Lawndale Art Center (1 minute).

Lawndale Art Center, www.lawndaleartcenter.org, 4912 Main St, Houston, 713-528-5858. Mar 15-Apr 1.Mon 10AM-5PM, Tue 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat 12-5PM, Sun Closed.  Reception Mar 21, 6-8PM. map

Brian Benfer, Sharbani Das Gupta, Jessica Dupuis, John Emerson, Jeff Forster, Kamila Szczesna.

REady MADE features the work of six artists who integrate discarded items with clay and ceramic processes as a means of personal expression. Through this investigation the works transform from being “ready mades” to being re-made.  Organized by Jeff Forster.

The Bridge Club Collaborative: Julie Wills, Annie Strader, Emily Bivens, and Christine Owen

The Trailer is a mobile installation, archiving station and series of live performances centered around and inside of a vintage camping trailer. The Bridge Club will be at Lawndale Art Center on March 21, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Organized by Annie Straeder.

Google map: Walk from Lawndale Art Center to War'Hous Visual Studios (3 minutes).

War’Hous Visual Studios, www.warhous.com, 4715 Main St, Houston, 832-768-9515.  Mar 19-23. Mon Closed, Tue 1-7PM, Wed 1-7PM, Thu 1-7PM, Fri 1-7PM, Sat 1-7PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 6-9PM.   map

Jennifer Brazelton, Tomoko Nakazato, Tiffany Schmierer.

Featuring surfaces energized with hyper-color and richly layered patterns, imagery, and textures, our works are influenced by the energy and excitement of the seismically charged landscape and draw from the energy and tension of diverse urban elements. We ask viewers to build connections and discover their relationships with the earth.


Stop 2

Multiple addresses on Montrose Blvd: 5200, 5101, 5100(2), 5120

Google map: Walk or bus from War'Hous Visual Studios to Jung Center (15 minutes walk)

The Jung Center, www.junghouston.org, 5200 Montrose Blvd, Houston, 713-524-8253 ext 19. Mar 4- Sat. Reception Mar 21, 6-9pm.   map

Julia Haft-Candell, Brian Gillis, Brandon Johnson, Darien Johnson, Linda Lopez, Christina West.

Having received photographs from a documentarian, five artists respond to the images to create the work for this exhibition.  Organized by Darien Johnson.

Google map: Walk from Jung Center to Perimeter Gallery (1 minute)

Perimeter Gallery, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, www.glassell@mfah.org, 5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, 713-639-7500. Feb 15-Mar 23. Mon 9AM-10PM, Tue 9AM-10PM, Wed 9AM-10PM, Thu 9AM-10PM, Fri 9AM-10PM, Sat 9AM-7PM, Sun 9AM-7Pm.  Reception Mar 21, 6-8PM.   map

Sasha Alexandra, Molly Allen, Samantha Bachman, Tiffany Bailey, Melisa Cadell, Cori Crumrine, Heather Davis, Virginia Eckinger, Thomas Edwards, Marty Fielding, Marisa Finos, Donna Flanery, Anastasia Gabriel, Stephanie Galli, Nick Geankoplis, Violet Goode, Elizabeth Head-Fischer, Tyler Houston, Natasha Hovey, Michael Hurley, Kahlil Irving, Ah-Young Jeon, Kevin Kao, Lauren Karle, Margaret Kinkeade, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Robert Kolhouse, Shasta Krueger, Michelle Laxalt, Yeon Joo Lee, John Loveless, Marsha Mack, Leslie Macklin, Ashley Maxwell, Spring Montes, Norleen Nosri, Sara Parent-Ramos, Alia Pialtos, Brian Pierce, Louis Reilly, Justin Schortgen, Mitchell Spain, Diana Synatzske, Kristen Tripp, Josh Van Stippen, Kathryn Whistler, Austin Wieland, Bill Wilkey, Wesley Wright, Crisha Yantis

Juried exhibition highlighting the breadth and caliber of student work around the country. Juried by Bonnie Seeman and Kevin Snipes

Google map: walk next door from Perimeter to Norma R. Ory Gallery

Norma R. Ory Gallery, Glassell Junior School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 5100 Montrose Blvd, Houston, 713-639-7500.  Mar 18-23.  Mon 10AM-9PM, Tue 10AM-9PM, Wed 10AM-9PM, Thu 10AM-9PM, Fri 10AM-9PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 6-9PM. map

Rebecca Chappell, Michael Fujita, Joe Page

Chromatic Schematics features three artists who utilize color as a systematic, content-driven, and logical choice within their work. Organized by Joe Page.

Glassell Junior School, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Human Resource Lobby 5100 Montrose Blvd, Houston, 713-639-7500. Mar 18-23. Mon 10AM-9PM, Tue 10AM-9PM, Wed 10AM-9PM, Thu 10AM-9PM, Fri 10AM-9PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 6-9PM. map

Peter Beasecker, Sally Brodgen, Sam Chung, Steve Heinemann, Maren Kloppmann, James Lawton, Mark Pharis, Munemitsu Taguchi.

Features ceramic art works that share modernist modes and themes and that bring renewed cultural currency to modernism, proving the movement to have persistent longevity.  Co-curated by Michel L.Conroy and Mary Mikel Stump.

Tradition Bank Lobby, 5020 Montrose Blvd, Houston,  Mar 19-24.  Mon 10AM-6PM, Tue 10AM- 6PM, Wed 10AM-6PM, Thu 10AM-6PM, Fri 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-6PM.  Reception Mar 21, 7-9PM. map

Luca Tripaldi

Porcelain jewelry.

Bissonnet

Multiple addresses on Bissonnet: 1001, 1100

Google map: 3-minute walk from Traditon Band to Museum of Fine Art

Museum of Fine Art Houston, 713-639-7300, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005.

Tue-Wed 10 AM-5 PM, Thur. 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM - 7 PM, Sun 12:15 - 7 PM, closed Monday. map

link for this show

Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson, Ken Price, John Mason, Ralph Bacerra, Marilyn Levine, David Gilhooly, Richard Shaw, Richard Notkin, Howard Kottler, Nancy Carman, Elsa Rady, Viola Frey, Ron Nagle, Mineo Mizuno, Beatrice Wood.

The years between 1956-1986 witnessed a fundamental shift in American ceramics,

one that took place mainly in the West Coast states of California and Washington. This exhibition will highlight work from the MFAH’s rich collection of American ceramics made during this important period, specifically focusing on teachers and students from four seminal university programs in ceramics in California and Washington, each with its own stylistic history. Curated by Cindi Strauss

Google Map: Museum of Fine Art to Harris Gallery (3 minutes)

Harris Gallery Houston, www.harrisgalleryhouston.com, 1100 Bissonnet, 713-522-9116.  Mar 18-Apr 1. Wed 11AM-5PM, Thu 11AM-5PM, Fri 11AM-5PM, Sat 11AM-5PM.  Reception Mar 21, 6-9PM  map

Paulina Van Bavel Kearney, Pat Johnson [1], Lebeth Lammers.

Sawdust fired earthenware vessels by Paulina Van Bavel Kearney, figurative ceramic sculpture by Pat Johnson, ceramic sculpture by Lebeth Lammers.

Galary Jatad, www.galleryjatad.com, 1517 Blodgett St, 832-657-4328.  Mar 13-Apr 20. Mon Closed, Tue Closed, Wed Closed, Thu 12-6PM, Fri 12-6PM, Sat 12-6PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 23, 2PM. . map

Google map: This gallery is a 30-minute bus ride southwest of the Convention Ctr.

Martine Ménard

Contemporary plates and bowls by celebrated Parisian ceramist Martine Ménard are displayed in conjunction with traditional African utilitarian objects. The commonality of simplistic elegance of form alludes to the human connection across cultural boundaries, while the contrast of material and texture creates a powerful dynamic. Curated by Matt Scheiner.

Gallery 1724, www.gallery1724.blogspot.com, 1724 Bissonnet St, 713-582-1198. Mar 21-May 31. Mon Closed, Tue 12-5PM, Wed 12-5PM, Thu 12-5PM, Fri 12-5PM, Sat 12-5PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 7-10PM. map

Google map: 2-block walk from Raven Grill to Gallery 1724

Julie Moon, Linda Lopez, Lindsay Pichaske, Margaret Meehan, Mathew McConnell, Ryan Kelly, Teri Frame.  

Provides a unique perspective on ceramic surface design. These artists present novel ways of adorning ceramic forms through hyper-patterned glazes to meticulously applied mixed media materials. These surprising strategies energize the rich historic tradition of ceramic surface decoration.  Organized by Linda Lopez and Lindsay Pichaske.

The Kenmore c/o Gallery 1724, www.the-kenmore.blogspot.com, 1724 Bissonnet St, 713-582-1198. Mar 9-24.  Mon Closed, Tue 11AM-6PM, Wed 11AM-6PM, Thu 11AM-6PM, Fri 11AM-6PM, Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 8-10PM map

Jessica Dupuis

New ce

Raven Grill, 1916 Bissonnet, 713-521-2027.  Mar 6-Apr 24. Mon 5-10PM, Tue 11AM-10PM, Wed 11AM-10PM, Thu 11AM-10PM, Fri 11AM-11PM, Sat 11AM-11PM, Sun 11AM-9PM. map

Google map: This is a 50-minute bus ride to a location southwest of the Convention Ctr near the Houston Zoo.

Google map: Raven Grill is a 25-minute bus ride from Galary Jatad

Pat Johnson [1]

Wall-hanging ceramic tile murals. Pat Johnson is known for her sometimes disturbing yet humorous figures that take cues from a grab bag of influences ranging from antiquity to popular culture. Her current work has been a dialog of personal disasters with the protagonists as the artist. Curated by Franny Koelsch.

Stop 3

Google map: Bus from Tradition Bank to HCC-Central(20 minutes)

Houston Community College-Central Art Gallery, HCC, 3517 Austin St., Houston, 713-718-6586.  Feb 27-Apr 2 (closed Mar11-17). Mon 9AM-9PM, Tue 9AM-9PM, Wed 9AM-9PM, Thu 9AM-9PM, Fri 9AM-3PM, Sat 9AM-3PM, Sun Closed.  Reception Mar 21, 6-9PM. map

link describing the following two shows

Jessica Gardner, Lauren Mayer, Leslie Macklin, Alia Pialtos, Amanda Salov, Adam Shiverdecker.

This exhibition features the work of seven artists who explore destruction as a transformative tool utilizing slip-coating to create fragile and ephemeral remnants that exist as resilient fossils. Whether from a social, psychological, or narrative perspective, each artist examines what remains amidst the passage of time and accumulation of experience.  Organized by Jessica Gardner.

Patsy Cox, Adam Davis, Gabrielle Ferrer, Oona Gardner, Julia Haft-Candell, Ben Jackel, Zachary Leener, Rebecca Manson, Matthias Merkel-Hess, Chris Miller, Gerardo Monterrubio, Thomas Mueller, Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, Julie Schustack, Kim Tucker, Bari Ziperstein.

Artists in the exhibition, live in the Los Angeles area and create work that seeks to participate in the contemporary art dialogue of the city and is influenced by the history of LA ceramics.  Artists were asked to send their work in a flat-rate USPS mailing box (12"x12"x5.5").

Google map: Walk from HCC-Central to Midtown Artists Collective

Midtown Artists Collective, 1413 Holman St, Houston, 713-523-1616.  Mar 20-Apr 28. Mon 12:00- 5PM or by appt, Tue 12:00-5PM or by appt, Wed 12:00-5PM or by appt, Thu 12:00-5PM or by appt, Fri 12:00-5PM or by appt, Sat 12:00-5PM or by appt, Sun 12:00-5PM or by appt.  Reception Mar 22, 6-8PM. map

Chuck Wissinger, Fulden Sara-Wissinger, James Watkins, Jesse Sifuentes, Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw, Hana Bibliowicz, Elizabeth Montgomery-Shelton.

Invitational group exhibition. Organized by Chuck and Fulden Wissinger.


CONVENTION CENTER & DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT

(Free Greenlink shuttle operates between the Convention Center and the downtown business district Mon-Fri 6AM-6PM)

Google map: Green Link (or walk) from Convention Ctr to Houston Public Library-Central (about 1 mile)

Houston Public Library-Central, 4th floor, www.houstonlibrary.org/central-library, 500 Mckinney, Houston, 832-393-1626. Mar 1-Apr 1. Mon 10AM-8PM, Tue 10AM-8PM, Wed 10AM-8PM, Thu 10AM-8PM, Fri 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun Closed. map

Texas students, K-12.

Teachers of K-12 students will submit work for this show. Juried by Nick de Vries, James Watkins, Dennis Smith.

Heritage Plaza, 1111 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002. Mar 18-22, Mon 8 AM- 6PM, Reception Wed.,Mar 20, 4-6 pm. map

Jolea Arcidiacono,  Jessica Battes, Susan Bell, Terry Buck, Max Butler, Bridget Hauser, Esteban Hermida, Lyn Hodgson, Eric Jackson, Pat Johnson [1], Ty Johnson, Diana Kersey, Billy Ray Mangham, Lisa Orr, Kristy Richards, Stephanie Sterling, Bob Swaffar, James Tisdale, Jamie Wade, Jess Wade, Kyle White, Will Wilson.

An exhibition of functional and figurative ceramics from central Texas. Organized by Jess Wade and Jamie Wade.

A juried exhibition of US and Canadian community college student works. Juried by Bruce Cochrane (Canada) and Kristen Kieffer (US)

(1.5 block walk from One Allen Center route stop)

1600 Smith, 1600 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002. Mar 18-22, Mon 8 AM- 6PM, Reception, Wed., Mar 20, 4-6 pm. map

Sharon Dennard, Libby Delyria, Jessica Dupuis, Kelley Eggert, Jeff Forster, Chanda Glendinning, Jessica Kreuter, Kia Neill, John Zimmerman.

This exhibition will feature work by the Glassell School of Art faculty and visiting instructors in Ceramics since 2010. Organized by Jeff Forster.

One Allen Center, 500 Dallas St, Houston. Mar 18-22. Mon 8AM-6PM, Tue 8AM-6PM, Wed 8AM-6PM, Thu 8AM-6PM, Fri 8AM-6PM. Reception Mar 20, 4-6PM. map

Bri Kinard, Virginia Scotchie.

A collaboration between two artists who approach the making of sculpture with an intense passion for the material and process of clay. Organized by Bri Kinard.

Z. Miles Mayfield, Ryon York, Diane Scarbrough, Kristy N. Walton, Jason Bennett, Danny Saleh, Rachel Goodwin, Tonya L. Shanholtz, J. D. Sylvester.

An exhibition of graduate and undergraduate student work from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Roy Hanscom, Sharon Warrington, Rex Villapando.

Professor Roy Hanscom, Lab Tech. Sharon Warrington and student Rex Villapando from Lone Star College-North Harris will show their current work. Working side by side, each has drawn from and inspired the others. Organized by Roy Hanscom. 

Two Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002. Mar 18-22, Mon 8 AM- 6PM, Reception Wed., Mar 20, 4-6 pm. map

Jeannie Hulen, Mathew McConnell, Jinsoo Song, Linda Lopez, Amanda Salov, Adam Posnak, Nichole Howard, Cambry P.D. Newton, Laura Polaski, and Todd Pentico.

An exhibition of work from current and former faculty and current graduate students from the University of Arkansas. Organized by Adam Posnak.

20 members of the San Antonio Potters Guild. This show represents the San Antonio Potters Guild and features a comprehensive look at the works of the entire membership. The show embodies the current state of the ceramic arts in and around San Antonio. Organized by Andre Bally.

Z. Miles Mayfield.

A solo exhibition of the work of Z. Miles Mayfield, a graduate student of the University of Texas at Tyler. Organized by Merrie Wright.

Three Allen Center, 333 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002. Mar 18-22, Mon 8 AM- 6PM, Reception Wed., Mar 20, 4-6 pm. map

A selection of works from current ceramics students at the Glassell School of Art. Organized by Jeff Forster.


Greater Houston Area and in the Region

Baytown

Google map: Bus from Convention Center (1.5 hours)

Lee College PAC Gallery, www.lee.edu, 200 Lee Dr, 281-425-6484. Feb 11-Mar 23. Mon 8AM-6PM, Tue 8AM-6PM, Wed 8AM-6PM, Thu 8AM-6PM, Fri 8AM-12PM, Sat Closed, Sun Closed.  Reception Mar 19, 6-8PM. map

Marsan Sqar, Cindy Cozewith, Joyce Joe, Jennifer Herzberg, Rebecca Trail, Kay Nguyen.

Sculptural ceramics.  Organized by Joyce Joe.

Beaumont

Google map: 2-hour drive from Conventiion Center. (There is no bus between Baytown and Beaumont.)

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, www.amset.org, 500 Main St, 409-832-3432.  Jan 19-Apr 7.  Mon 9AM-5PM, Tue 9AM-5PM, Wed 9AM-5PM, Thu 9AM-5PM, Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun

9AM-5PM.   map

Miguel Abugattas, Erik Bright, Elizabeth Farson, Barbara Frey, Geoff Holle, Margaret Israel, Amy Sabrina Myers, Nobuhito Nishigaware, Jerry Rothman, Chris Staley, Judit Varga, James Watral, Kurt Weiser.

AMSET exhibits a selection from the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts’ nationally recognized ceramics collection. The exhibition features works by multiple artists.  Curated by Caitlin Williams.

The Art Studio, Inc., 720 Franklin. Mar 2-29. Mon by appt only, Tue 2-5PM or by appt, Wed 2-5PM or by appt, Thu 2-5PM or by appt, Fri 3-5PM or by appt, Sat 2-5PM or by appt, Sun by appt only.Reception Mar 23, 4-8PM. map

Sandra Laurette, Suzanne Garrett, Cynthia Grimes, Greg Busceme, Rhonda McNally, Rhonda Rodman, Sue Wright, Linnis Blanton, Forrest Goodhue, and more.  

Works by The Art Studio, Inc. tenant artists and friends.  Organized by Elizabeth French.

Beaumont Art League, www.beaumontartleague.org, 2675 Gulf St, 409-782-7486.  Mar 2-30.  Mon Closed, Tue Closed, Wed 2-6PM, Thu 2-6PM, Fri 2-6PM, Sat 11AM-3PM, Sun Closed. map

current and former students of Lamar University.  Beaumont Art League presents a selection from the Lamar University Ceramics Department from 1980 to present. Curated by Linnis Blanton.


The exhibition features works by current students.  Beaumont Art League presents a selection of works from k-12 clay enthusiasts.  Curated by Linnis Blanton.

Columbus

Google map: Columbus is 1 hour, 15 minutes by bus from the Convention Center (northwest).

Live Oak Art Center, www.lonestar.edu/bosquegallery.htm, 9191 Barker Cypress Rd, 281-290-3252. Mar 19-Apr 4. Wed 11AM-5PM, Thu 11AM-5PM, Fri 11AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-5PM. Reception Mar 23, 3-5PM. map

Annual TCAA members’ exhibition, formerly known as “Attachments,” invites members to submit work that fits within the dimensions of a six pack of longnecks (5 ½” x 7 ½” x 9 ½”).  Organized by Texas Clay Arts Association.

Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce, The University Gallery, link, 2600 W. Neal St, 903-886-5446.  Feb 26-Mar 23.  Mon 1-5PM or by appt, Tue 1-5PM or by appt, Wed 1-5PM or by appt, Thu 1-5PM or by appt, Fri 1-5PM or by appt, Sat Closed, Sun Closed.   map

Charley Allen, Chris Blackhurst, Rolando Shaw, Katherine Taylor.

An exhibition of artists who received their BFA degree in ceramics from Texas A&M University-Commerce and studied with Barbara Frey. These alumni worked in two noteworthy ceramics studios: The Creative Arts Village and the Wathena Temple Fine Arts Building.  Curated by Barbara Frey.

Cypress

Bosque Gallery, www.lonestar.edu/bosquegallery.htm, 9191 Barker Cypress Rd, 281-290-3252.  Mar 19-Apr 4. Tue 11AM-6PM, Wed 11AM-6PM, Thu 11AM-6PM, Closed Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon. Reception Mar 19, 4-6PM. map

Suzanne Shield-Polk, Glenn Edwards, Malinda Wright, Nancy Liebes, Lou Higdon, current LSC CyFair students.  

A collection of student and faculty work which includes exemplary samples of traditional reduction glazes and firing approaches fired at cone 6.  Rich Kaki, strong copper red, Shino over stoneware with feldspar inclusions, mid-range sagger, Oribe, and Temoku are all represented.  Organized by Suzanne Shield- Polk.

San Antonio

Google map: San Antonio is a 3-hour car ride west of Houston.

There is a bus service between Houston and San Antonio provided by Megabus. It is a 3-hour trip costing $15 each way. The bus is just as fast as driving a car and costs less than the price of gas for the car. 

Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus, Southwest School of Art, www.swschool.org, 1201 Navarro St, 210-224-1848 ext 403.  Feb 21-Apr 28.  Mon 9AM-5PM, Tue 9AM-5PM, Wed 9AM-5PM, Thu 9AM-5PM, Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 11AM-4PM. map

Pavel Amromin, Russell Biles, Michelle Erickson, Benjamin Schulman, Linda Vallejo.

The ceramic artists included in this exhibition, while approaching related themes from different perspectives, are linked by a preference for figurative work, often re-contextualized or satirical, that expresses biting socio-political insight.

The Woodlands

Mossrock Gallery, www.mossrockstudio.com, 26002 Oak Ridge Drive, 281-684-4411.  Mar 15-Apr 15. Mon 9AM-9PM, Tue 9AM-9PM, Wed 9AM-9PM, Thu 9AM-9PM, Fri 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-9PM, Sun 9AM-9PM.  Reception Mar 19, 6-9PM.  Partial map

Google map: This is a 30-minute car drive north of the Convention Ctr. No bus.

Kirsten Stingle

Featuring the human form approaching and inspecting the inner world of the individual through stories from the past leading to the future by identifying and revealing the inner self.  Curated by Andrew Sankowski.


Houston Southwest

These Houston galleries are accessible by public transportation. It is not clear why they are not included in tours.

Foelber Pottery Gallery & Studios, www.foelberpottery.com, 706 Richmond Ave, 713-529-1703.  Mar 12-Apr 6. Mon Closed, Tue 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-5PM,Sun Closed. map

Google map: This is a 15-minute bus ride going back in the direction of the Convention Ctr from Gallery 1724 to Foelber

Bob Redell

A retrospective of the ceramic career of Bob Redell (1955-2004). Co-curated by John Foelber and Judy Adams.

Inman Gallery, 3901 Main St, 713-526-7800.  Mar 19-23.  Mon Closed, Tue 11AM-6PM, Wed 11AM- 6PM, Thu 11AM-6PM, Fri 11AM-6PM, Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun Closed.  Reception Mar 21, 6-8PM.   map

Google map: 10-min walk from Foelber to Inman.

A small group exhibition of contemporary artists affiliated with the Inman Gallery who use clay, and its many associations, as part of their studio practice. Organized by Patrick Reynolds.

[ SKIP THIS ONE]

University of Houston-Clear Lake, www.uhcl.edu/artgallery, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, 281-283-3376. Feb 21-Apr 4.  Mon 9AM-6PM, Tue 9AM-6PM, Wed 9AM-6PM, Thu 9AM-6PM, Fri 9AM-12PM, Sat Closed, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 5-7PM.

students enrolled in the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art & Design program.  Student projects in response to the conference theme “Earth Energy”. While individuals responded to the assignment differently, the works are tied by theme and material studies. Organized by Nick J. de Vries.

Houston North

Avis Frank Gallery, www.avisfrank.com, 1606 White Oak Dr, 713-231-8967. Mar 22-Apr 3. Mon Closed, Tue 11AM-5PM, Wed 11AM-5PM, Thu 11AM-5PM, Fri 11AM-5PM, Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 19, 6-9P  map

Google map: Avis Frank is a 30-minute bus ride from Inman

Google map: Avis Frank is a 25-minute bus ride from Motherdog (Motherdog is on the North Star and Downtown tour)

John Brough Miller

Ceramic vessels and small steel maquetts made between 1970-90s.  Professor Emeritus of Texas Woman’s University teaching ceramics and welding for 40 years.  Curated by Karmien Bowman.

RoadsignUSA, the billboard, and RoadsignUSA.mobi on the web, 4200 Block Bellaire Blvd, 713- 410-5368.  Mar 15-Apr 11.  24 hours. map

June Woest, Urban Artists

In homage to Rome’s Mount Testaccio, an artificial landscape of 53-million pottery shards, broken amphorae from the ancient empire's olive oil industry and Houston’s once thriving advertising industry, this installation of damaged ceramic objects at RoadsignUSA, an alternative art space and large billboard, creates a pseudo archaeological dig in progress.

Spring (north of Houston)

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, www.pearlmfa.org, 6815 Cypresswood Dr,, Spring, TX. 281-376-322.  Jan 11-Apr 28. Mon Closed, Tue 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-8PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat 10AM- 5PM, Sun 12-5PM. map

This should be a good show. However, it is a long bus and taxi trip from downtown. The last 5 miles requires a taxi.

Google map: Convention Ctr to/from Pearl Fincher (1:45 by bus plus a 5-mile taxi ride between Pearl Fincher and the last bus stop.

Google map: 1.5 hour bus ride from Lone Star to Pearl Fincher

Barbara Frey [1, 2], Meredith Host, Tsehai Johnson, Liz Howe, Katherine Taylor, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Merrie Wright.

The works in this exhibition aspire to enchant and engage the viewer to a degree that results in this arrested moment in time, engaging the viewer visually and mentally. The artists may alter one’s perception of time and/or space, utilizing clay to create forms and surfaces presented in a defying or dazzling manner. Organized by Merrie Wright.


Near the Convention Ctr

(walk or short bus ride)

Motherdog Studios, www.motherdogstudios.com, 720 Walnut St, Houston, 713-229-9760.  Mar 19-23. Mon 10AM-5:30PM, Tue 10AM-5:30PM, Wed 10AM-5:30PM, Thu 10AM-5:30PM, Fri 10AM-5:30PM, Sat 10AM-5:30PM, Sun 10AM-5:30PM. Reception Mar 22, 6-9PM. map

Google map: Bus from Convention Ctr to Motherdog Studios. Motherdog is a stop on the Downtown/Lone Star tour. It is a 20-minute bus ride from Convention Ctr (1.5 miles)

CJ Jilek, Carrie Longley, Steve Belz, Kristin Schimik, Jason Kishell, Kelley Eggert.  

Comprised of six ceramic artists, Bionomical Anomaly features fantastical organisms exploring the possibilities of alternative forms of life. The objective is to encourage conversation of humanity’s responsibility to the earth and the interconnected relationship of man, organism and environment.  Organized by Kelley Eggert.

Tyler Beard, Craig Clifford, Alanna DeRocchi, Myung Jin Kim, Debbie Kupinsky Walter McConnell, Peter Morgan, Monica Van Den Dool, Blake Williams, Merrie Wright.

Biota refers to the flora and fauna of a geographical region. The show comprises artists who explore some aspect of the natural/unnatural world in their work.  Organized by Peter Morgan and Debbie Kupinsky.

Ying-Yueh Chuang, Eva Kwong, Juliane Shibata.  

Nature inspires the multiples and repetition used in the works of Chuang, Kwong, and Shibata. Their sculptures and installations explore various interpretations of organic growth.  Organized by Juliane Shibata.

Dawn Holder

Monoculture is an obsessive installation that investigates the lawn in its dual nature as natural space and cultural signifier using thousands of blades of hand-made porcelain grass.

Ana Arbelaez, Yvonne Gerych, Nell Gottlieb, Michelle Matthews.

Four ceramic arists from Houston 3D Arts.  Organized by Michelle Matthews.

Museum of Cultural Arts Houston, 908 Wood Street, Suite 150, Houston, 713-224-2787. Mon 10AM- 4PM, Tue 10AM-4PM, Wed 10AM-4PM, Thu 10AM-4PM, Fri 10AM-4PM, Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 10AM-4PM.  Reception . map

Google map: Short walk from Motherdog to Museum of Cultural Arts. Museum of Cultural Arts Houston is a stop on the Downtown/Lone Star tour.

Adan Saenz, Alejandro Lopez, Karen, Rivera, Kira Kalondy, Paco Valenzuela, Perla Garcia, Roman Duran, Sam Turner, Reginald Adams, Amanda Flores, Rhonda Adams, and more.

Artists from Mexico and America present their artistic ceramic sculptures of Mexican and American Cultural, capturing the beauty, diversity and human treasures, as well as a glimpse of the unfortunate man-made destruction, which is changing the balance of the mental perception. Organized by Reginald Adams and Amanda Flores.

Google Map: Walk from Museum of Cultural Arts to O'Kane Gallery (0.5 mile)

O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown, www.okanegallery.uhd.edu, 1 Main St, Houston, 713-221-8043.  Mar 21-Apr 18. Mon 10AM-5PM, Tue 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat 12-5PM, Sun Closed. Reception Mar 21, 6-8PM. map

David Bogus, Meredith Knapp Brickell, Jason Briggs, Autumn Cipala, Susan Dewsnap, Seth Green, Aisha Harrison, Roxanne Jackson, Matt Kelleher, Ryan LaBar, Lauren E. Mabry, Joseph E. Pintz, Kari Radasch, Monica Ripley, Jesse Ross.  

An exhibition of fifteen alumni of the University of Nebraska Ceramics Graduate Program reflecting the breadth and depth of work that has been done at UNL .during Gail Kendall’s tenure, and the great strength and versatility of the program as embodied by the work of its alumni.  Curated by Margaret Bohls.

Google Map: Major show (not to be missed) is a short walk from Convention Ctr to Holiday Inn Express Downtown/Convention Ctr. (0.3 miles)

Holiday Inn Express, Downtown/Convention Center, 1810 Bell Street, 505-984-1122.  Mar 20-23.  Mon Closed, Tue Closed, Wed 9AM-6PM, Thu 9AM-6PM, Fri 9AM-6PM, Sat 9AM-2PM, Sun Closed.    map

Jennifer Allen, Christa Assad, Posey Bacopoulos, Mary Barringer, Hayne Bayless, Peter Beasecker, Susan Beiner, Chris Bieniek, Nicholas Bivins, Margaret Bohls, Lynn Smiser Bowers, Doug Casebeer, Victoria Christen, Linda Christianson, Sam Chung, Lisa Clague, Michael Corney, David Crane, Josh DeWeese, David Eichelberger, Diana Fayt, Adam Field, Julia Galloway, Andrew Gilliatt, John Glick, Bill Griffith, Hiroe Hanazono, Matthew Hyleck, Mike Jabbur, Sarah Jaeger, Eric Jensen, Jeremy Kane, Gail Kendall, Kristen Kieffer, Kathy King, Ben Krupka, Simon Levin, Suze Lindsay, Beth Lo, Kirk Lyttle, Karen Thuesen Massaro, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Ruchika Madan, Ryan McKerley, Kent McLauglin, Lorna Meaden, Jeff Oestrich, John Oles, Lisa Orr, Mark Pharis, Joseph Pintz, Donna Polseno, Liz Quackenbush, Kari Radasch, Elizabeth Robinson, Tim Rowan, Patricia Sannit, Ted Saupe, Emily Schroeder Willis, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Andy Shaw, Dennis Sipiorski, Kevin Snipes, Stacy Snyder, Shawn  Spangler, Tom Spleth, Munemitsu Taguchi, Shoko Teruyama, Sue Tirrell, Todd Volz, Holly  Walker, Tara Wilson, and many more.

A National Invitational Dinnerware Exhibition of 150 place settings in a spectacular banquet table display by some of the country’s foremost ceramics artists and potters.  Curated by Avra Leodas, Amy Slater and the Santa Fe Clay staff.

Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, 713-222-2593. Mar 20-23. 24 hours. map

Jeffrey Mongrain, Nicholas Kripal

Site specific/site related ceramic and mixed media installations.  Organized by Nicholas Kripal.

The following shows are right at the George Brown Convention Ctr.

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Room 352 D-F.  Mar 20-22. Wed 10AM-6PM, Thu 10AM-5PM, Fri 10AM-4PM. Reception Mar 20 4:30-5:30PM. map

Showcasing the best ceramic work created in our K-12 schools. Juried by Anne Currier, organized by Leah Schlief-Freese and The National K12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation, Inc.

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Resource Hall, Booth 408. Mar 20-22. Wed 9AM-5PM, Thu 9AM-5PM, Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM. map

Chris Campbell, Jerry Davis, Lisa Ernst, Elizabeth Farson, Patz Fowle, Carla Kappa, Madhavi Kolte, Connie Major, George McCauley, Sandi McFarland, Golly Peeters, Kelly Pinet, Sam Scott, Hank Shuler, Suzanne Stumpf, Katherine Tholl, Jan Valentine Priestley, Eliza Wang, Deborah Williams, Nancy Zoller

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Think of "GREEN" as an ecological movement, a human emotion, a favorite place, a state of mind, a beautiful color, or a celebration of life. This exhibition ranges from the totally serious to the seriously playful. Potters Council members’ have let their imagination run free. Jurors Cynthia Bringle and Jonathan Kaplan have put together a collection of Member work not to be missed.

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Exhibit Hall B3 map

Projects Space and Special Exhibits. This is the same space as Commercial and Non Profit “Resource Hall.”  The Expo Area will be free and open to the public and precede entry to the Resource Hall.

Emerging Artists

Lindsay Pichaske

Sunshine Cobb

Lauren Gallaspy

Linda Swanson

Amber Ginsburg

Brian Jones

Red Lodge Clay Center

Jeff Oestreich

Jan McKeachie ohnston

Margaret Bohls

Jeff Campana

Brad Schweiger

Russell Wrankle

Lorna Meaden

over 60 others

Spinning Earth Pottery

Jed Schlegel

Danny Meisinger

Cathy Broski

Conner Burns

Susan Filley

18 Hands

Deb Schwartzkopf

Martha Grover

Steven Hill

Brooke Noble

Linda Christianson

many others

John Natsoulas Gallery

Esther Shimazu

Jennifer Brazelton

Lisa Clague

Deborah G. Rogers

The Kiln Studio and Gallery

Ron Meyers

Sebastian Moh

Mary Louise Carter

Maria Dondero

Ronan Peterson

Scott Bennett

Chris Gustin

several others

ArtStream Nomadic Gallery

Ayumi Horie

Andy Brayman

Christa Assad

Julia Galloway

Lisa Orr

Josh DeWeese

Alleghany Meadows