3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics

Heuser and Hartmann Galleries
February 27 – March 23, 2012

Lecture by Central Time Ceramics Juror, Delores Fortuna
Date: March 1st, 5:00pm
Horowitz Auditorium, Global Communications Center
Reception: March 1st, 6:00-7:30pm

This exhibition is the third installment of the biennial juried exhibition of ceramic artwork, Central Time Ceramics. Produced by Bradley University this exhibition has been generously funded in part by Robert Freeland.  The show brings together ceramic artwork from across the Central Time Zone to a city not only centrally located but also commonly associated with the central United States: Peoria, Illinois. Assembled in Peoria at the Bradley University Galleries are 55 ceramic works by 37 artists living and working in the Central Time Zone. From Minnesota to Texas, the locales represented are as varied as each artist’s aesthetic, yet the level of craftsmanship and innovation remains high throughout.

“Central” often refers to being in the middle, inferring sameness or mediocrity, yet the multiplicity of styles, methods and materials in this exhibition is anything but. Delores Fortuna, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the SAIC has superbly selected a diverse group of work full of color, technical expertise, and experimentation. This exhibition may be centrally located yet it depicts The Central Time Zone as a multifarious region including diverse perspectives on the materials, methods, and styles of contemporary ceramic art. Bradley University Galleries is proud to announce the following artists will be exhibiting in the 3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics juried exhibition;

Zach Balousek
Amanda Barr
Bo Bedilion
Jill Birschbach
David Bogus
Eric Bosch
Keith Carter
G E Colpitts
Kelly Cox
William Cravis
Audra Darbyshire
Angela Dieffenbach
Daniel Gardner
John Gargano
Kelly Kessler
Tim Kowalczyk
Chris Kukla
Cassandra Lawlor
Chris Leonard
Hollie Lyko
Laura Marmash
Eric Mullis
Kate Nelson
Tybre Newcomer
Sheryl Paulson
Nila Petty
Don pilcher
Megan Quinn
William Rimel
Tammie Rubin
Jessica Smith
Mike Stumbras
Sarah Teasley
Julia Timm
Kelsie Ward
Jennifer White
Sarah Zaleski

Update: Central Time Ceramics Award Winners
1st Place – Kate Nelson
2nd Place – Keith Carter
3rd Place – Angela Dieffenbach

Honorable Mentions:
Kelsie Ward
Jill Birschbach

Image: Keith Carter, Spacil-Phylum Cnidaria IV

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