Jay Invitational of Clay

Jay Invitational of Clay

Jay Invitational of Clay

Jeff Schwarz of Brooklyn is one of the many featured artists included in the Jay Invitational. His work "Too Much," 2011, will be on view July 18-20.

Jay Invitational of Clay

Work by Cavan Drake of Hurricane Mountain Studios in Keene one of the many featured artists included in the Jay Invitational on view July 18-20.

an exhibition featuring an regional selection of works in clay
curated by Jackie Sabourin

presented by Norte Maar and the Jay Craft Center

July 18-20, 2014

Open reception: Fri, July 18, 5-9pm

Exhibition Hours:
Fri-Sun 9am-9pm / or by appointment: 646-361-8512

Link to Image Gallery

Related Press:
All things Clay in Jay this weekend, North Country Public Radio, July 15, 2014

[PDF] Convergence in Clay by Seth Thomas, Lake Champlain Weekly, July 16, 2014

Jay Invitational of Clay, Seven Days

Related Events:
The Clay Hearth:
Saturday, July 19, 11-2pm
Pit Firing: Saturday, July 19, 12-3pm
Raku Firing: Sunday, July 20, 12-3pm

The Jay House
35 Randy’s Lane
Jay, NY

Directions:
Exhibition and all events will take place at the Jay House, 35 Randy’s Lane in Jay, NY. Rte 82 to Glen Road. Left to Stickney Bridge. Left to Randy’s Lane. River will be at your right.

Sponsored by
POD Studios, Plattsburgh
Fosters’ Tent Rental, West Chazy

Lead Media Sponsor
Lake Champlain Weekly, Plattsburgh

 

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Jay, NY — Norte Maar announces its bold return to the North Country with an epic exhibition of ceramics presented in collaboration with The Jay Craft Center. The first annual Jay Invitational of Clay: an exhibition featuring a local and regional selection of works in clay curated by Jackie Sabourin will open to the public on Friday, July 18 from 5-9pm at the Jay House, Norte Maar’s new home in the Adirondacks. This event coincides with the 2014 Artist at Work Studio Tour July 20.

Originally founded on the shores of Lake Champlain in the summer of 2004 by curator Jason Andrew and choreographer Julia K. Gleich, Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts played a major role in revitalizing the arts in the North Country. Through exhibitions at the farmhouse in Rouses Point and ballet performances in the ice rink at the Civic Center, Norte Maar became a signature advocate and presenter of the visual, literary, and performing arts in the North Country from 2004-2010. Since then the organization as been a leading force in the Bushwick community of Brooklyn.

This summer however, Norte Maar makes its return to the North Country with an epic exhibition of ceramics curated by the renowned North Country ceramicist and arts patron Jackie Sabourin. The Jay Invitational of Clay will feature an extraordinary selection of works in clay from the functional to the fanciful by local, regional, and internationally recognized artists.

“As Norte Maar celebrates its 10th anniversary, it’s an amazing opportunity for us to return to the North Country where the organization was born,” states Norte Maar co-founder and director Jason Andrew, “the North Country has the artistic space and the flexibility wherein Norte Maar was born and took root. We have presented hundreds of artists and collaborated with just as many organizations, but there is nothing like presenting exhibitions and performances in the North Country. We can’t wait to meet new friends and renew our old friendships at our new home in the Adirondacks! The Jay Invitational of Clay will be epic and is a fabulous place to start!”

While Norte Maar celebrates its 10th year encouraging, promoting, and supporting collaborations in the arts its co-presenter, the Jay Craft Center, celebrates this summer its 40th year in promoting and supporting the ceramic community in the Adirondacks and beyond.

Invitational to feature: 

Jay Craft Center
Lee Kazanas and Cheri Cross

Young Studio & Gallery
Sue Burdick-Young and Terry Young

a site specific installation by Ali Della Bitta

with work by:

Joanne Arvisais, Plattsburgh

Trisha Best, Keeseville

Rebecca Conklin, Plattsburgh

Anna Caesar, West Chazy

Cavan Drake, Keene

Carol Hoffmaister, Plattsburgh

Gerald Hoffmaister, Plattsburgh

Barbara Kaufamn, Keene Valley

Jim King, Saranac

Berry Mathews, Plattsburgh

Kim Mazur, Cadyville

Cheryl McFadden, Elizabethtown

Kat O’Brien, Rouses Point

Ellen O’Hara, Plattsburgh

Betty Pace, Peru

Sacha Sanger, Plattsburgh

Jerry Seguin, West Chazy

Erik Wilson, Peru

and

Robert Chamberlain, Boston

Kristen Jensen, Brooklyn

Steve Keister, Brooklyn

Roxanne Jackson, Brooklyn

Jeff Schwarz, Brooklyn

About the Curator:
Jackie Sabourin is a studio potter residing in Plattsburgh, New York. A retired high school art teacher, and a long time member of NYSATA (New York State Art Teachers Association), she has been in the arts community volunteering in schools, community centers, North Country Potter’s Guild, local libraries and senior center galleries curating and managing art exhibits, as well as facilitating afterschool arts programs. Clay is her favorite medium, and she works from her studio. She volunteers with the NCCCA Clay studio as a facilitator, very part time teacher, enjoying the happy faces of those who work with clay wherever she is near clay. Basically a functional potter using the wheel as her favorite tool, she has been drawn more recently to using the slab roller and extruder. Jackie continues to study the art and craft of clay, attends conventions and workshops. The last few years she attended the Archie Bray 60th year celebration in clay in Montana. In October 2010, she enjoyed a workshop in La Meridiana in Tuscany. And in between enjoys looking and handling any piece of clay she can.

Directions:
Exhibition and all events will take place at the Jay House, 35 Randy’s Lane in Jay, NY. Rte 82 to Glen Road. Left to Stickney Bridge. Left to Randy’s Lane. River will be at your right.

Exhibition Hours:
Fri-Sun 9am-9pm / or by appointment: 646-361-8512

Related Events
(all events will take place on the grounds of the Jay House):
The Clay Hearth:
Saturday, July 19, 11-4pm
Pit Firing: Saturday, July 19, 12-3pm
Raku Firing: Sunday, July 20, 12-3pm

For more information click here.

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