W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
Curator Juror - Peter Mays
Peter Mays is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and its premiere La Cienega exhibition space Gallery 825. Mays believes LAAA is now poised to launch the next phase of the 91-year-old organization’s expansion and commitment to Los Angeles’ emerging artists. Since joining LAAA in June 2005, Peter has implemented cultural exchanges with Switzerland (Basel), Korea, Germany and China, initiated collaborative programming with institutions like Harvard, MoCA and Otis, as well as with artists Tim Hawkinson and Lita Albuquerque, secured the very best curators to jury LAAA exhibitions, increased LAAA’s career development programs and direct services by 30% and created LAAA’s public art program which was selected as one of the top public art works completed in 2010 by Americans for the Arts.
Beyond his commitments at LAAA, Mays has curated exhibitions throughout Southern California for various arts, educational and civic agencies. Mays was the recent recipient of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Economics: Art and Business Partnership award and a past recipient of the Art to Life award sponsored by Art & Living Magazine, Sotheby’s International Realty and A&I for his work on behalf of emerging artists and emerging artists communities. As chairperson of the West Hollywood Arts and Culture Commission’s Art on the Outside public art effort from 2009 - 2015, Peter led the city’s nationally regarded outdoor public art programming which has been praised in ArtForum and the New York Times. Peter helped to launch the region-wide LA Arts Month effort from 2009-2011 where he served on Planning Committee and the Program Committee. He also serves on LAUSD’s National Study Group which is charged with informing the nation’s second largest district as it plans the next 10 years of K-12 Arts Education. Peter has co-chaired the Education Committee for the Board of Directors for the MOCA Contemporaries and he remains an active member of many other arts leadership groups including the Fellows of Contemporary Art and the Executive Arts Leaders Forum.
Clay Juror - Patrick Crabb
Patrick Crabb is a contemporary archaeologist in clay. His work contains an element of mystery, which is meant to evoke different things to different people. While never blatant in his attempts to entice, Crabb weaves his magic subtly. His works are derived from the “deconstruction approach” of creating. His methods are meant to draw the viewer quietly into the work itself, rather than into its construction. An artist in the clay medium, Crabb finds his sources of inspiration evolving from a historical context, specifically artifacts from pre‑technology or primitive cultures. Crabb possesses a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1992, through the auspices of the Fulbright Scholarship Award program, he received a travel grant from the Queen Elizabeth II Fine Arts Council in New Zealand. For nearly 40 years, Crabb served as Professor of Ceramics at Santa Ana College in the Rancho Santiago Community College District, Orange County, California. In addition, he had been an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton, and Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Crabb’s ceramic art has traveled a great distance in miles, in technique, and in time. His works are held in more than 60 corporate and public collections across the United States, including: American Museum of Ceramic Arts, CA; Montclair Museum of Art, NJ; Mobile Museum of Art, AL; Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.; and the Mint Museum of Craft & Design, NC. On the international scene, Mr. Crabb’s work is part of the permanent collections of: the Auckland Museum, New Zealand; the Kyushu Ceramics Museum, Japan; the International Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy; the Museum of Modern Ceramics, Castelli, Italy; the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Yigge International Ceramic Museum, Taiwan; and the Czech Republic’s Ceramic Design Institute. The tradition that is Ink & Clay is not foreign to Patrick Crabb. He has participated many times as an artist (1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1992 and 2007) and once prior as a juror, over 30 years ago.
Ink Juror - Denise Kraemer
Denise Kraemer is a native of the Inland Empire. Even before she discovered printmaking. Kraemer found herself drawn to artists like, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Kathe Kollwitz, and Alphonse Mucha. This fascination with their style of work lured her to take her first printmaking class. Like these artists her work tends to be organic in style. Kraemer will tell you that printmaking perfectly unites her analytical left brain and her creative right brain allowing her to process, alter, and develop ideals satisfying her inquisitive nature. Each print lends itself to a finite progression of discovery, which is the driving force of her work. She has served as the Education Curator at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California for 3 years, where she organizes the adult education programs, monthly lecture series and member critiques. As a founding member of RIP (Riverside Independent Printmakers), Kraemer curated the printmaking exhibition Pressed at the Riverside Art Museum and has worked with the museum’s “Monothon” workshop and exhibition for the last 4 years. Kraemer received her BA in Art from California Baptist University and her MA in Art/Printmaking at California State University San Bernardino. Recently, she has had a solo exhibition at Riverside Art Musuem, she works with the Arts Connection and Mil Tree in Joshua Tree, teaches a printmaking workshop at Division 9 gallery, and printmaking at Riverside Community College and CSU San Bernardino.
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Ink & Clay 42
Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona
September 17- October 27, 2016
© 2016 Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona
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