Archived Exhibitions

Crafts National 2012

Who 
Emerging and established artists throughout the country.

What
A juried exhibition of contemporary crafts by artists through their exploration in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, beads, basketry, handmade paper & mixed media. 

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Fiber/Textiles
  • Beadwork
  • Basketry
  • Wood
  • Handmade Paper
  • Mixed Media

When
Exhibit runs May 5 - August 19, 2012.

Where
Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS

Juror
Gail M. Brown
is an Independent Curator whose focus is to enhance visibility and education about contemporary craft in the larger visual arts community. She trained as a print maker at the Philadelphia College of Art, and she has been watching the contemporary crafts movement since the early 1970's. She curates focused exhibitions which share the exceptional work of mature and mid-career artists and introduce younger makers. She also lectures and writes on craft and professional practices for emerging artists.  Her impressive resume includes exhibitions curated for NCECA; the Brookfield Craft Center; the Folk Art Center of the SHCG; and U Mass Dartmouth.  A selection of exhibits she has curated include: The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft at the Fuller Craft Museum; Life In/Sight: The Human Experience at the Kentucky Museum of Arts & Crafts; of lineage and legacy: Jewelry & Metals at the Savannah College of Art & Design; Next Iconoclasts at the Oregon College of Art; RE/ACTIONS(s) at the Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO; and DIS/Arming Domesticity at NCECA, Philadelphia, PA.  Upcoming exhibitions include: FRESH Figurines for the Fuller Craft Museum, 2011, The Art of Seduction for Howard Community College, 2012 and A Feast of Beads for the Facere Art Jewelry Gallery, Seattle, 2012.

Contact Us 

Crafts National
Mulvane Art Museum
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS  66621
785.670.1124
mulvane.info@washburn.edu

Local Participating Artists

Name

City

State

Medium

Rebecca Barton

Olathe

 KS 

 Mixed Media

Dylan Beck

Manhattan

 KS 

 Bisque porcelain

Lauren Karle

Manhattan

 KS

 Ceramic

David Brackett

Lawrence

 KS

 Jacquard design

Lynn Cool

Lawrence

 KS

 Mixed media

Damia Smith

Lawrence

 KS

 Mixed media

Sunyoung Cheong

Topeka

 KS

 Mixed media

Bob Heintzelman

Topeka

 KS

 Copper

Rachelle Gardner

Mission

 KS

 Mixed media

Patrick Martin

Emporia

 KS

 Glass