Off Center: An International Ceramic Art Competition

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For teachers & parents: a Tour Talk Create lesson plan is available for this exhibition! Book your field trip today.  

Family-Level Members can pick up a take-home art project kit with this lesson plan. Call the gallery to schedule a pickup.

About the Exhibition

Off Center is Blue Line Arts' annual ceramic art competition, juried each year from entries from across  the nation and abroad.  Ranging from functional studio pottery to mixed media installations, works in this show offer a vibrant cross section of contemporary clay in a variety of styles. 

Cash prize awards will be announced at the reception on April 15th.  

About the Juror

Writer, curator, and educator Garth Johnson is the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Johnson is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century. His recent exhibitions at the Everson include Renegades & Reformers: American Art Pottery, Earth Piece: Conceptual and Performative Works in Clay and Key Figures: Representational Ceramics 1932-1972.


Juror's Statement

“As someone who is surrounded by the greatest works in the history of studio pottery at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, I’m astounded by the energy that is driving the field today. Community studios are having a hard time meeting the demands of a public that is increasingly turning to ceramics for solace and to transform their environments. The resulting show, Off Center, is truly that. It’s full of work that makes me curious and excited about what is to come.”

Participating Artists

Anthony Maki Gill
Barbara Hoffman
Brandi Cooper
Charles Stewart
Christine  Golden
Dan Molyneux
Dani Jeffries
Daryn Lowman
Debra Mezaros
Dyan Akkouche
Freddy Santana
Greta Ruiz
Heather Cornelius
Heather Kaplan
Ianna Frisby
J. Casey Doyle
Jan Schachter
Jason Edmonds
Jeffrey Michael
Jennifer Lim
Jill Foote-Hutton
John Gargano
Joy Okokon
Karen Fulk
Lucien Koonce
Maggie Gao-Gehlmann
Mari Emori
Mario Munguia
Maru Hoeber
Mary Catherine Bassett
Matthew Skelly
Michele Collier
Muna Halabi
Pancho Jimenez
Shannon Blakey
Tina Gebhart
Vince Montague
Vincent Burke
Wendy Kusmaul Keeling


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