Exhibition Dates: May 14-June 26, 2021
Beautiful Bountiful Bowls is a juried exhibition of handmade bowls by outstanding contemporary fine craft artists. From around the state, 33 artists created 100 pieces in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood. Community programming (virtual and in person) includes a singing bowl sound healing and demonstrations about creating bowls in clay and wood. Glass artist and gallery owner Duncan McClellan will present an in-depth look at glass blowing bowls.
The show’s judge Catherine Bergmann (curator of Dunedin Fine Art Center) gave the following awards.
Best of Show went to John Mascoll (Safety Harbor) for his eye-catching bowl that was created using woodturning structural GlueLam wood. He enhanced it with an East Indian Rosewood foot and finished the surface with a high-quality catalyzed lacquer.
Renee Farr (Cape Coral) won First Place for “Kaleidoscope,” a colorful fused glass piece.
Second Place was awarded to Tampa-based artist Susan Gott for “Teal Celestial Vessel.” The blown-glass bowl has interesting, multiple images within the blue and green glass.
Young St. Petersburg potter Kayla Harbeitner was awarded Third Place for “Illusion of Celadon” for an intricating and expertly carved large wheel-thrown bowl.
Honorable Mentions were presented to Joanne Taylor Brown (Holmes Beach ), Kimberli Cummings (Tampa), Kathryn Erickson (Punta Gorda), Betsy Lester (St. Petersburg), Susan Lumsden (Brooksville), Heidi Wineland (Lakeland), and Rebecca Zweibel (St. Petersburg).
The exhibition includes wheel-throwing of bowls demonstrations, as well as workshops.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Friday, May 14, 6 p.m. Virtual opening with artists and judge Catherine Bergmann, Curator of Dunedin Fine Art Center. Join on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85005975794
Tuesday, May 25, 6 p.m. “Throwing and Turning” Learn about throwing clay on the wheel with Tyler Jones and woodturning with Nick Reale at this virtual event. Join on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84004404456
Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m. Singing Bowls sound healing with Master Gopali, virtual and in person (space is limited to 10, reservations are required.)
Saturday, June 12, 5:30-9 p.m. Second Saturday ArtWalk – Visit ArtLofts on our second floor!
Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m. Renowned glass artist and gallery owner Duncan McClellan talks virtually about creating bowls in glass. Join on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84389684359 Meeting ID: 843 8968 4359
This exhibition is made possible in part with grants from:
Tyler Jones, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Perry and Lisa Everett
Important Dates And Information
Submission period opens: December 15, 2020
Submission deadline (Early): March 16, 2021
EARLY entry fees are:
Florida CraftArt members: $25 for up to 5 works
Students and AIRs: $15
Submission deadline (Late): April 26, 2021
LATE entry fees are:
Florida CraftArt members: $35 for up to 5 works
Students and AIRs: $15
Notification of acceptance via email: Week of April 27
Selected artwork due at Florida CraftArt: May 5-7 by appointment with Liz Cooper
Opening reception and award announcements: May 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Closing reception and People’s Choice Award: June 26, 4-5:30 p.m.
Art Pick-up: June 27-28
Make an appointment with Liz Cooper.
For general exhibition information or questions related to the call to artists, contact: Florida CraftArt Gallery manager Liz Cooper at (727) 821-7391 or email [email protected].