GrowlerFest

About GrowlerFest
At The Brewhouse Association

“GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association” calls for beer growlers, jugs,
and other containers used for storing or serving beer. 

 GrowlerFest is going to Pittsburgh in 2018!

NCECA VENDOR SPONSORED EXHIBITION

 at the

Brew House Association
711 South 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA, 412-381-2000, brewhousearts.org
Hours: Tue-Sat 11am-2pm, Saturdays 11am-2:30pm, or by appointment

10am-5pm). Reception: Fri, Mar 16, 6-9pm.
GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association, Connects artists to the craft beer movement, showcasing ties between food,
beer and ceramics. It’s goal is to link craft breweries and the vitality of handmade pottery.
Curated by Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem. Mar 2-29.

 Visit Call For Entry to apply:
Call For Entry | GrowlerFest 2018

Invited Artists

Nicole Aquillano, Amanda Barr, Jessica Brandl, Tom Budzak, Ben Carter, Adriana Christianson, Blair Clemo, Carole Epp, Adam Field, Chase Gamblin, Perry Haas, Meredith Host, Michael Kline, Lorna Meaden, Didem Mert, Steve Theberge, Kyla Toomey, Mariko Paterson, Justin Rothshank, Liz Quackenbush, Gwendolyn Yoppolo

GrowlerFest Concept

GrowlerFest connects artists to the craft beer movement by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. It’s goal is to create a “cross current” link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery. Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce.

GrowlerFest is partnering with the Brew House Association (BHA), which provides a wide range collaborative spaces, programs, and people in order to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence. The BHA has emerged as a place where code writers mix with sculptors, artists evolve into entrepreneurs, and citizens from Pittsburgh’s South Side, Hilltop, and Mon Valley come to be creative. A former brewery located near Pittsburgh’s cultural district, it presents the perfect location for an exhibition centering on its historical purpose and contemporary identity.

The exhibition will be comprised of two components, one being juried growlers from artists who answer an open call for entry, and another being growlers made by an invited list of artists. We will pair these two components in order to create a multi-faceted exhibition which fosters a particular aesthetic while sparking interest in the growler as a form. The events will feature beer tasting and local food and will be free and open to the public during the NCECA Conference.

The public is invited to an exhibition and social gatherings centering on the beer growler.

 

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Instagram: GrowlerFest |  Bradley Klem  |  Alexandra Jelleberg

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Read About GrowlerFest in Ceramics Monthly’s September 2016 Issue
written by participating Artist Amanda Barr


About GrowlerFests Past

GrowlerFest 2015 East + West is a project that showcased the ties between the local food movement, craft beer, and ceramic art.

Experience growlers in a whole new way.

 

Click to See GrowlerFest Midwest at NCECA in Kansas City

GROWLERFEST 2015 EXHIBITION
14 ceramic artists have collaborated on limited editions of ceramic growlers that was on exhibit at Project Art October 3–December 2. Also on display were vessels by local studio potters. Participating potters included Robbie Heidinger, Tiffany Hilton, Jeffrey Lipton, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Robbie Heidinger, Steve Theberge, & Elenor Wilson.

EXHIBITION OPENING & BEER TASTING EVENT
A celebration with craft beer tastings, local food, and ceramic art was held on Saturday, October 10.

ARTIST SALON & BRUNCH
Guests joined us for a potluck brunch and slideshow presentation by artist Bradley Klem. Brad has lived much of his life in Arizona, completing a BA degree with a focus in ceramics at ASU in 2014. Brad has since exhibited his work in several national and international juried exhibitions. Last year, he was featured in Ceramics Monthly in the “Undergraduate Showcase.” Currently he is the artist-in-residence and ceramics studio manager at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona. Brad produces pottery influenced by his love of fishing and fueled by his concern for local fisheries.

GrowlerFest 2015 ARTISTS
Molly Ann Bishop,  Jessica Brandl, Chandra Debuse, Carole Epp, Lauren Gallaspy, Kathy King,  Bradley Klem, Sergei Isupov, Justin Rothshank, Paul Scott, Vipoo Srivilasa, Mara Superior, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser

GrowlerFest 2015 LOCAL POTTERS
Robbie Heidinger, Tiffany Hilton, Jeffrey Lipton, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Steve Theberge, & Elenor Wilson


Project Art (Cummington, MA) is partnering with artist Bradley Klem (Phoenix, AZ),The Eutectic Gallery (Portland, OR) and Portland Growler Company (Portland, OR) to bring GrowlerFest 2015 East + West to the East and West Coasts for the first time. All proceeds go to support resident artist programs at Project Art in Cummington & the Eutectic Gallery.

Project coordinators Alexandra Jelleberg and Bradley Klem’s aim is to create a narrative about the link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery:

Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce.

GrowlerFest East + West connects artists working in disparate ways and faraway places to both each other and the craft beer movement by offering the surface of a growler as a way to collaborate with one another, and an exhibition with functional and decorative components to draw parallels and comparisons in form, style, design and philosophy between local and global ceramic artists.


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Instagram: GrowlerFest |  Bradley Klem  |  Alexandra Jelleberg
Portland Growler Co. | Eutectic Gallery

Facebook:  GrowlerFest 2015 East + West


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