Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

CraftTexas 2016

Friday, Sep. 23, 2016 – Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017

Jeff Forster, “Glaze Discard Trough,” 2016. Ceramic. Photo by Jeff Forster.

Jeff Forster, “Glaze Discard Trough,” 2016. Ceramic. Photo by Jeff Forster.

This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents CraftTexas 2016, the ninth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Featuring 53 works by 38 artists, the exhibition includes everything from sculpture, jewelry, installation, and cut paper to works that explore diverse subject matter, including genetics, upcycling, and process.

The CraftTexas series provides a unique opportunity for Texas artists to have their work viewed by three established jurors and to display their work in an exhibition that strives to broaden the understanding of contemporary craft. The show features exceptional work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

About the Exhibition

CraftTexas 2016 was juried by Paul Sacaridiz, Executive Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; Nicole Burisch, Core Fellow Critic-in-Residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School of Art; and HCCC Texas Master, Sandie Zilker, Department Chair of Jewelry and Enamel and Three-Dimensional Design at the MFAH Glassell School of Art. The jurors were tasked with selecting the finest works from a pool of 210 applicants and 556 pieces.

CraftTexas 2016 Artists

Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva
Jill Bedgood
Tanna Bennett
George Bowes
Hector Carmona Miranda
Kyla Crawford
Jennifer Datchuk
Brianna Deterring
Nathan Dube
Kurt Dyrhaug
Jean Fernandes
Mary Fischer
Jeff Forster
Maggie Fuller
Gabriel Garcia
Ronald Geibel
Clara Hoag
Natasha Hovey
Younha Jung
Calder Kamin
Masumi Kataoka
Lucia LaVilla-Havelin
Clay Leonard
Wen-Dan Lin
Edward Lane McCartney
Susannah Mira
Tamar Navama
Angel Oloshove
Jillian Palone
Jennifer Quarles
Agnes Seebass
Leslie Shershow
Graciela Socorro
Donna Stockton
Kamila Szczesna
Katherine Taylor
Jessica Tolbert
Catherine Winkler Rayroud
Merrie Wright

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