Ceramicists Find Out Who’s Best
Winning Artists to be Announced Monday
Date Published: Feb. 10, 2017
This Monday, Feb. 13, winners of the University of Dallas 2017 Regional Juried Ceramic
Competition will be announced from among 45 featured artists that were selected by
guest juror Virginia Marsh. The awards ceremony and a reception will take place in
the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Earlier that evening at 6:30 p.m.
in the Art History Auditorium, Marsh, who is an internationally acclaimed ceramics
artist herself and current artist-in-residence at UD, will lecture on the featured
Started nearly a decade ago, the every-other-year, regional ceramics exhibit has become
a premier competition for both new and established ceramicists. The featured artists
exhibit provides visitors with an overview of contemporary ceramic art from ceramicists
throughout the region; the exhibit closes Monday, March 13.
“I looked for artwork that expressed a clear idea and was executed well,” said Marsh
of the general qualities she looked for to narrow the field down to 45 ceramicists
from more than 100 submissions. “UD’s ceramics competition and exhibition presents
the variety of excellent work being made in our community.”
Before coming to UD, Marsh taught ceramics for 20 years at the University of Louisville,
served as editorial adviser to Chilton Book Company and published numerous articles
and photos of her own work.
The competition was founded by internationally known ceramicist Dan Hammett, professor
of art, so that ceramics artists would have a platform and professional gallery in
which to display their work alongside that of their peers.
“As the creator of objects in clay, one quickly learns that the value is established
by the artist and not the media. This exhibition provides our gallery patrons an opportunity
to stay current with ceramics created in our region,” said Hammett, who is retiring
at the end of this semester after more than four decades of service to the university.
“The UD Regional Juried Exhibition would not happen without our undergraduate and
graduate art students. Their greatest desire is that our community will learn and
enjoy from their labor of love.”
In case you miss the Haggerty Gallery’s showing, the regional exhibit will travel
to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University in March and close
at the end of April.
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