ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to announce the recognition of four of its ceramics studio staff at Colorado Clay 2006.
Colorado Clay is a juried biennial exhibition showcasing the very best in contemporary ceramics by Colorado artists. It features work by artists who explore figurative, architectural, organic, functional, narrative and installation concerns with a variety of techniques, surfaces and thematic approaches in clay. This year’s juror was Michel Conroy, exhibitions director for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) for the past seven years. Ms. Conroy has juried 25 shows in the U.S. and around the world, including Korea, China and Taiwan.
Of the 80 artists who submitted their work for Colorado Clay 2006, Ms. Conroy accepted only 15. Four of those 15 select artists, Bebe Alexander, Katie Martineau-Caron, Amy Chavez
and Kazu Oba
, are part of the Arvada Center’s studio ceramics staff.
At the reception and awards presentation on Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Foothills Art Center, three of the Arvada Center’s four artists walked away with awards. Chavez won first place, The Award of Excellence in Ceramics, Martineau-Caron was given the Juror’s Award and Alexander received an Honorable Mention.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). It is the metro area’s seventh largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Boulevard., the Arvada Center is a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver.