Available works are up on Project Art & Ferrin Contemporary’s Online Store!
GrowlerFest was featured in the Berkshire Eagle!
To read the article by Jennifer Huberdaeu, Click Here.
What a blast at PROJECT ART &
Sat, July 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Local Beer, Food, Pottery, Music
Benefit Party and Sale for the Studio Potter Journal
Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington, MA
Growlers, Tumblers, and Jugs from GrowlerFest are available at Project Art in Cummington, MA and Ferrin Contemporary Online Shop
Come to Hops+Pots to get first dibs and Project Art’s Open House, July 28 and 29 from 10-5 each day.
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GrowlerFest 2018 Invited Artists
Nicole Aquillano, Amanda Barr, Jessica Brandl, Tom Budzak, Ben Carter, Adriana Christianson, Blair Clemo, Carole Epp, Adam Field, Chase Gamblin, Ayers Design: Meredith Host & Alex Watson, Lorna Meaden, Didem Mert, Steve Theberge, Kyla Toomey, Justin Rothshank, Liz Quackenbush, & Gwendolyn Yoppolo
GrowlerFest 2018 Juried Artists
Michael Bishop, Paul Blais, Mike Bowen, Kathryn Davis, John Domenico, Ashley Gauntt, Brenna Gerlach, Jim Gottuso, Kyle Guymon & Melissa Yungbluth, Kevin Kowalski, Alex & Lisa LaPella, Ryana Lawson, Kristin Lemieux, Jenifer Levine, Mac McCusker, William Mueller, Sarah Newberry, Ashlyn Pope, John Reinking, Emma Rimi, Erin Robison, Alexandra Saunders, Jay Schmidt, David Smith, Katie Susko, Andrew Tarrant, Clive Tucker, & Adam Yungbluth
WAS IN PITTSBURGH
March 2 – 29, 2018
The Brew House Association, along with project coordinators Alexandra Jelleberg and Bradley Klem, are hosting GrowlerFest in Pittsburgh, PA. The NCECA Venue Originated Exhibition is comprised of an exhibition of beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer. The invited artists’ pieces will be complemented by juried selections through an open call. The Exhibition is free and open to the public.
A Special Reception & Beer Mixer will happen at the Brew House Association during the NCECA conference on Friday, March 16th 6-10pm. The exhibition entry is free and VIP tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance and includes a select draft pour & bar snacks, a special VIP tour of “The SpeakEasy Loft” with views of the Pittsburgh skyline, access to “The Distillery” with resident artist studios, & a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several prizes. All proceeds from the event go towards supporting Brew House Association arts programming.
GrowlerFest is generously supported by The Brew House Association, Bloom Brew, Ferrin Contemporary, Knurd Brewing Company, Musing About Mud, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Project Art 01026, Revival Print Co, Rivers of Steel, Contemporary Craft, Standard Ceramic Supply Company, Studio Potter, & Tales of a Red Clay Rambler.
About GrowlerFest At The Brew House Association
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. GrowlerFest 2018 pairs invited Artists with an Open Call for beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer. Curated by Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem, the exhibition will be on view March 2-29, 2018 in the Brew House Association’s Gallery.
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.
NCECA VENDOR SPONSORED EXHIBITION
During this national ceramics conference, March 14-17th, 2018, GrowlerFest will be at the Brewhouse Association, located at
711 South 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA, 412-381-2000. Open hours will be extended during the conference: Tue-Sat 11am-2pm, Saturdays 11am-2:30pm, or by appointment (10am-5pm).
A Special Reception & Beer Mixer will happen at the Brew House Association during the NCECA conference on Friday, March 16th 6-10pm. The exhibition entry is free and VIP ticketsare $25 at the door, $20 in advance and includes a select draft pour & bar snacks, a special VIP tour of “The SpeakEasy Loft” with views of the Pittsburgh skyline, access to “The Distillery” with resident artist studios, & a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several prizes. All proceeds from the event go towards supporting Brew House Association arts programming.A Public Reception will be held Friday, Mar 16, from 6-10pm, with local beer & food tasters.
Studio Potter Issue Launch: You’re invited! Join us 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 16th, at the Brew House Association in Pittsburgh to celebrate the launch of our upcoming issue, Volume 46, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2018, “Regional Perspectives and Pottery Tours”! Light refreshments will be provided, non-members can sign-up to receive a free, one-year, digital membership, and all attendees will be entered into a raffle for new SP logo merchandise, our new poster, print issues, and tickets to GrowlerFest (see below). Editor, Elenor Wilson, will speak briefly about new opportunities at Studio Potter, and will be available to answer questions about the organization and the journal.
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Read About GrowlerFest in Ceramics Monthly’s September 2016 Issue
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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.
• 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
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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