Craft Virtual Talk: Pearce, Shea & Robertson

Join us for the second of two Craft virtual talks in the month of September. James Pearce, Andrew Shea & Rich Robertson will share their artwork inspirations and insights on working within their art mediums.

Register in advance for this webinar:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Dubuque Museum of Art is currently featuring the 2nd Craft Invitational exhibition highlighting fine craft, with an emphasis on traditional materials handled in unexpected and innovative ways.
This exhibition continues through October 11, 2020.

For more information including artist bios/statments, virtual tours and downloadable art activity worksheets, click here.

We would like to thank Premier Bank, Cottingham & Butler, Mosaic Lodge No. 125, Wisconsin Public Radio and Brigadier General USA (Retired) Bob and Nancy Felderman for being generous sponsors of the 2nd Craft Invitational exhibition.

Craft Virtual Talk: Ewoldt, Kauss & Kelen

Join us for the first of two Craft virtual talks in the month of September. Darlys Ewoldt, Ali Kauss and Linda Kelen will share their artwork inspirations and insights on working with metal.

Register in advance for this webinar:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Dubuque Museum of Art is currently featuring the 2nd Craft Invitational exhibition highlighting fine craft, with an emphasis on traditional materials handled in unexpected and innovative ways.
This exhibition continues through October 11, 2020.

For more information including artist bios/statements, virtual tours and downloadable art activity worksheets, click here.

We would like to thank Premier Bank, Cottingham & Butler, Mosaic Lodge No. 125, Wisconsin Public Radio and Brigadier General USA (Retired) Bob and Nancy Felderman for being generous sponsors of the 2nd Craft Invitational exhibition.

Craft Social Media Post 12 August 2020

DuMA 2nd Craft Invitational Featured Artist:
Gordon Browning

Gordon Browning is a wood artist working in Viola, Wisconsin.

Browning makes lathe-turned, blind-hollowed vessels. Aesthetically, he favors clean, full-bodied curves that respect the grain and hint at the log beneath.

For more info about Miller including bio & artist statement: https://dbqart.org/craft2020//browning/

DuMA 2nd Craft Invitational continues through October, 11, 2020

Gordon Browning, Black Earth, 2018, Ziricote, 5.75×6.75×6.75 inches, collection of the artist

Craft Social Media Post 5 August 2020

DuMA 2nd Craft Invitational Featured Artist:
Linda Kelen

Linda Kelen is a metal artist working in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

“There’s nothing special I can say about why I do anything. It’s curiosity mostly. A wondering of, “Can I?” and “What if?”

For more info about the artist including bio & artist statement: https://dbqart.org/craft2020/artists/kelen/

DuMA 2nd Craft Invitational continues through October, 11, 2020

Linda Kelen, Half-Listening, 2018, copper, 5.75 inches, collection of the artist

Craft Social Media Post 1 August 2020

Exploring The Craft Movement:
Jessie Bayes (1876-1970)
“EXPERIMENT”

In conjunction with the Craft Invitational exhibition, we invite you to explore some of the Craft movement’s figures, schools and issues.

The work of British arts and craftswoman Jessie Bayes has been described as ethereal, magical, and an “expression of things felt and seen.”

Bayes was known for her work in woodcarving, painting, calligraphy, gesso and gilding, and stained glass, but is best known for her ethereal illuminated manuscripts inspired by Scandinavian, Celtic, and French poetry. She often wrote the texts which were dominated by themes of romance and mysticism and strove to beautify everyday life and “wed the physical and spiritual.”

Jessie Bayes was raised in an artistic family where the four children were taught by their father Alfred, an etcher and book illustrator, to appreciate beauty at an early age. All her siblings later pursued careers in the fine arts.

Bayes attended evening classes at London’s Central School of Arts and Crafts, which grew directly out of the Arts and Crafts Movement of William Morris. There, Bayes learned to gild on wood and discovered a love for writing and illumination.

The art of illumination requires patience and attention to detail. Bayes, who combined tempera with watercolor and gold gilt, developed her own sense of jewel-like color, often in blues and golds. She felt that the “idea of color symbolizing love should be above all precious to an illuminator, since, in illuminating, color can reach its intensest [sic] height of purity and radiance.”

Bayes exhibited widely with the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, and at the Royal Academy and the Baillie Gallery in London. In 1922, Bayes exhibited some of her illuminated books, as well as paintings on vellum, fans, and panels, at the Art Center in New York. Bayes gradually expanded her repertoire to include painted and gilded decoration on furniture as well as interior design and stained-glass work.

Excerpted from the Cranbrook Kitchen Sink Weekly Blog.

Jessie Bayes (1876-1970)

Craft Social Media Post 29 July 2020

DuMA 2nd Craft Invitational Featured Artist:
Donald Friedlich

Donald Friedlich is a glass artist working in Madison, Wisconsin.

“I had the idea for this body of work (“Organic Series”) for more than five years, but thought it was frivolous, so kept pushing it aside. Eventually, though, the only way to get it to stop haunting me was to make a piece of jewelry and see it if it was worthy of pursuit. In the end, I came to feel that transforming commonplace materials such as food, into glass, allowed viewers and wearers to see the beauty and elegance of their forms in a new light. Plus, the idea of wearing an apple or a stalk of celery as a brooch makes me smile.”

For more info about the artist including bio & artist statement:
https://dbqart.org/craft2020/artists/friedlich/

DuMA 2nd Craft Invitational continues through October, 11, 2020

Navel Orange Brooch, 2013, Glass, 22k gold, sterling, niobium, 18k gold, 14k gold, 2 5/8” x 2 ½” x 5/8”, $3400.

Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

A Gallery Talk with Carol Sauvion

Sunday, August 26th
1 PM – 2 PM

Carol Sauvion, creator and producer/director of the award-winning PBS series “Craft in America”, will present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “Handmade Craft Invitational.” Ms. Sauvion has operated Freehand, a Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft, for 37 years.

The exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continues through September 9, 2018.

Free Admission

Look & Learn: Artist Demo Patricia Lehnhardt & Book Making

Join us at DuMA for a demonstration of book making with Artist Patricia Lehnhardt.

Patricia will be sewing a book with coptic binding and explaining the process of dyeing and printing fabrics and paper with natural dyes and leaves, and the process of making paper from mulberry bark, grasses, flax, and recycling paper scraps with botanical inclusions.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition: Handmade Craft Invitational, DuMA will feature a series of artist demos on selected weekends. No registration is required.

DuMA Member Trip to Madison – Day Trip and Studio Tour

DuMA Member Trip
to Madison

Saturday, August 11 – Day Trip

DuMA members will enjoy the privilege of  a free visit to the studio of woodworker Aaron Laux followed by lunch and a guided tour of current exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art. This member trip is offered in conjunction with the exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continuing through September 9, 2018.

Meet at DuMA parking lot at 8 am to carpool. Return to Dubuque by 4 pm. Members purchase their own lunch.

Advanced reservations are preferred, call 563-557-1851 x11 or email abarron@dbqart.org

Artist Studio Tours: Opperman & Eshelman

See the artist process in action! Visit the art studios of boot maker Paul Opperman and potter Paul Eshelman. This is a free event for DuMA members & $10 for guests

Members and guests are encouraged to provide their own transportation, but a limited amount of rides can be provided by DuMA if needed.

 1-2 PM Paul Opperman Studio: 818 S Grandview Ave, Dubuque, IA

3-4 PM Eshelman Pottery: 238 N Main St, Elizabeth, IL

Advanced registration is preferred, call 563-557-1851 x11 or email abarron@dbqart.org

The studio tours are offered in conjunction with the exhibition: “Handmade Craft Invitational” continuing through September 9, 2018.

Paul Opperman Eshelman Pottery