Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists is a professional organization that supports women ceramic artists in Minnesota. MNWCA provides its members opportunities for exhibiting, networking and mentoring throughout their ceramic careers. MNWCA also furthers the creative and professional development of its members.
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Membership is open to women ceramic artists of all levels, living/working in Minnesota. For more information, please visit the about/contact page. 

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MNWCA 2017 Juried Exhibition - "Fresh Work"

August 18 - September 17, 2017
at the Arts Center of St Peter

Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA) is seeking submissions for the MNWCA 2017 Juried Exhibition at the Art Center of Saint Peter. We are requesting works made within the last two years by members and non-members of MNWCA to be considered for the exhibition Fresh Work. Open to women ceramic artists living and working in MN, ND, SD, IA, and WI. Primary medium must be clay. Wall, floor, and pedestal work accepted. Up to 5 images. Juror: Mary Roettger. Fee: $15 for members; $20 for non-members. Deadline: Friday, June 30.

Read details and apply here: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4314

MNWCA Member News

Kimberlee Roth will be conducting a slip casting workshop at the Peninsula School of Art in Wisconsin, July 13-18.

Ceramic Arts Daily video series has released "Layering Techniques for Sumptuous Surfaces" by Colleen Riley, available as DVD or download. 

MNWCA Members in Exhibitions

Kimberlee Roth, "Clay on the Wall," juried exhibition, MO Western State University.

Monica Rudquist, "Applying Influences," Artistry Gallery, Bloomington Art Center, through March 31.

Monica Rudquist, "Visual Systems," Gallery 71, artist reception March 29. 

Kathy Mommsen, "The Figure Show," Minnetonka Center for the Arts, March 9 - April 7. 

Members: please submit your news to mnwca.communications@gmail.com (mark subject as "member news item").

Porcelain Serving Plate, SchwietersPottery
Porcelain Platter Black Labrador, SchwietersPottery
Porcelain Blue Vase, SchwietersPottery
Colleen Riley. Ice cream bowls, 2016. Soda fired stoneware, wax resist design.
Colleen Riley. Tumblers, 2016. Soda fired stoneware, wax resist design.
Amanda Dobbratz, group of shot cups, 2016.
Amanda Dobbratz, double cactus basket, 2015.
Amanda Dobbratz, berry bowl with drip tray, 2015.
Christy Wetzig, Bird pitcher
Christy Wetzig, Locust vase, 2016
Colleen Riley. Rain vase, 9.5"h, soda fired stoneware.
Glynnis Lessing. Sgraffito jar, porcelain.
Three Wavelets. Earthenware, slab formed sculpture. 30" x 13" x 4". 2013 Depicts the fluid motion generated by layers of recirculating flows, eddies and vortices in river tributaries.
Twin Twisters. Earthenware, slab formed sculpture. 8" x 11" x 9". 2013 An inherent tension resides in the spiraling motion, twisting in opposite directions.
Twin Twisters. Earthenware, slab formed sculpture. 8" x 11" x 9". 2013 An inherent tension resides in the spiraling motion, twisting in opposite directions.
Gyrus. Earthenware, slab formed sculpture. 12" x 12" x 14". 2013 A bilateral symmetry of spiraling claws evokes energy uncoiling from its larger exoskeleton.

MNWCA 2017-18 Board of Directors:

Co-Presidents: Kimberlee Roth and Monica Rudquist

Exhibitions: Kathy Mommsen and Eileen Cohen

Secretary: Danielle Fernandez 

Treasurer: Amanda Dobbratz

Programming: Kip O'Krongly

Events: Kristine Hites

Communications: Colleen Riley 

Public Relations: Lynnea Schweiters

At large: Karen Brown

Special thanks to Danielle Fernandez for her service as 2015-16 president, and Bette Hart for her service as treasurer.

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