Gale Gibbs "Matchbook" collection will be showing in CraftTexas 2010 September 25 – December 30, 2010
Friday, September 24, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents one of its most popular shows, CraftTexas 2010, the sixth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. This year, 73 works made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials were selected from a pool of over 460 submissions. Works range in style from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary and were judged on criteria such as technical proficiency, creative and inventive use of medium and innovation in style or concept.
While CraftTexas 2010 features outstanding works in all of the craft media, the exhibition is particularly strong in conceptual jewelry created from innovative and alternative materials. A few of the themes running throughout the exhibition are material re-use and nature, as well as social and political issues. Juror Paula Owen said, “As most of the work submitted for Craft Texas 2010 was both beautiful and provocative, I expect an extraordinary exhibition—one that engages the mind and the senses to the fullest!”
CraftTexas 2010 was juried by Gail M. Brown, independent curator of contemporary craft from Philadelphia, PA; Cindy Hickok, internationally acclaimed fiber artist from Houston, TX; and Paula Owen, president of the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts in San Antonio, TX, and a practicing artist.