The 11th Biennial State Of Clay At LexArt

The 11th biennial State of Clay is a juried show, showcasing original and innovative ceramic work. Current and former residents of Massachusetts are eligible to apply. The show aims to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art, and to provide a venue for Massachusetts’ clay artists. The juried entries showcase a wide array of ceramics, which highlight a variety of building styles, firing techniques and clay types.

Our artists are educators, studio potters, established professionals, and emerging artists who have found clay to be a malleable medium that has inspired them to seek the best of themselves in their presentations.

The show is hosted by the Ceramic Guild of LexArt (formerly known as the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society) in Lexington, MA. Juror Julia Galloway will choose pieces for awards. The Artists’ Reception will be virtual, due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Julia Galloway is a potter who creates utilitarian work, and is a professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts, College of Arts and Media, University of Montana (Missoula). She was raised in Boston, and received her BFA at the NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and an MFA at the University of Colorado (Boulder). She is currently a Director at Large for the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Her work has been included in numerous journals and books. Julia has had numerous solo shows, and is part of several museum collections, including the Smithsonian Museum, the Renwick Museum, and

The Huntington Museum of Art among others. We are thrilled that she agreed to jury this year’s show.

The Lexington Arts & Crafts Society was founded in 1935 as a non- profit regional education center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of excellence in both traditional and contemporary arts & crafts. Last year, the organization was renamed LexArt. Each year, it holds a variety of exhibits in the Parsons Gallery, providing year-round space for members and outside groups to exhibit and sell their work. LexArt is composed of nine Guilds, most of which offer classes and workshops throughout the year.
Currently there are 38 members in the Ceramics Guild, which maintains a fully equipped studio with 5 kilns. LexArt has roughly 300 members and offers over 100 courses in various arts and crafts throughout the year taught by both Guild members and outside professional artists and craftspeople

The show runs from May 15 thru June 13, 2021.
Exhibit Hours Wed/Thurs/Fri 12-4, Saturday & Sunday 10-5
Virtual Artist Reception May 23 from 5:30 – 6:30

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