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Notre Dame Ceramic Art Symposium

April 1 — June 18, 2017 | Warner Gallery

Photo credit: Brandon Schwartz

For one week in October 2016 fourteen ceramic artists worked together in the Notre Dame ceramic studios.  In addition to making their own signature ceramic artworks, the artists interacted and collaborated with each other.

Sometimes collaboration occurs in the making of objects or through the sharing of glazes.  In the case of wood firing, there is no escaping collaboration.  Philosophically, the artists collaborate with the kiln, wood, and the ancient process.  Practically, they collaborate by putting their artworks within another artist’s kiln and by allowing others to fire their work.  Whether the artist wishes to acknowledge it or not, work realized through wood firing is never the product of one’s sole sensibility.

Photo credit: Brandon Schwartz

These artworks were fired within the Notre Dame anagama kiln, which is located at the Michigan studio of ND Professor of Art William Kremer.  In most situations, the preparation for a wood firing is more time consuming than the actual firing. This can require several days or weeks to cut, split, and prepare the wood for its use as fuel. The firing process lends itself to an amazing happening of sorts.  Aside from the tangible goals––accumulation of melting ash and temperatures reaching nearly 2400 degrees Fahrenheit––there is typically a rich range of creative interaction between the artists from firing strategies to aesthetic/conceptual discourse. The end result is a smattering of earthen tones and a ubiquitous patina over the work.

 Selected works created during the symposium and fired within the Notre Dame anagama kiln are the focus of this exhibition.

The fourteen participating artists are Bede Clarke; Keith Ekstam; Dale Huffman; Howard Koerth; Bill Kremer; Dick Lehman; Tony Marsh; Scott Meyer; Tom Meunick; Dan Molyneux; Lindsay Oesteritter; Ann-Charlotte Ohlsson; Dennis Sipiorski; and Zach Tate. The artists generously lent their artworks to this exhibition and all artworks are stoneware, except where noted on the object label.

 The symposium was made possible in part by support from the Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame. The exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art is an expanded installation of the work that was recently on view at the Snite Museum of Art, including additional works, documentation of the firing process, and educational materials.

 

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2016 Undergraduate Residency Exhibition

Chloe M Dukes, Untitled, Illustrator, mixed media, 2017

April 1 – May 7, 2017 | Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery
Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the summer of 2016, the SBMA hosted a program that gave artists the opportunity to experience teacher training, arts administration and community art projects.  This year, the program focused on two fellows who worked with our curatorial and education staff.  As part of this program, the artists each contributed 8-10 volunteer hours per week (over a twelve week period) and gained valuable experience through their work with the museum’s summer programming. This exhibition features the work of Chloe M Dukes and Guerwin Weekes.  The work in this exhibition is representative of both the fellowship and work created up to the exhibit.

Guerwin Weekes,Killjoy and Pretend wife, Archies Oil Paper, Watercolors, Pastels, 2016

The Summer Undergraduate Residency Program offers a unique opportunity of self-direction for fine arts majors enrolled in area Indiana university or college art programs. The program offers studio space, as well as a series of critiques, workshops, and volunteer opportunities to local college students. College residents work with members of our curatorial and educational staff. Additionally, a residency mentor provides focused conversation in a challenging environment. Residencies last during the summer months of June, July, and August. At the completion of the residency, participating students and residency mentor are awarded an exhibition in our Community Gallery the following February.

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2016 Undergraduate Resident: Chloe M. Dukes


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B.F.A. Candidate, Indiana University
South Bend (May 2017)

Chloe M Dukes, Clowns, clowns, clowns!! Illustrator. 2016

Artist Statement

Although most people find it “boring” or “difficult”, I love politics, and anything that deals with the topic of socioeconomics, because it effects and relates to everyone despite race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. I’m often inspired by the blatant but also underlying truths and realties of politics, the things that are seen or known but go unsaid. I enjoy the use of vibrant colors, something that stops people in their tracks and captures attention.

This year I decided to incorporate glitter and sequins to give the view something “pretty” to look at although the piece may have an ugly or dark subject matter or may conflict with personal values or beliefs. I also enjoy the use of sequins and glitter when working on pieces that feature celebrities like Kim Kardashian who is the inspiration for Untitled (Liberty) or Donald Trump shown in my Clowns, Clowns, Clowns. To me the over the top decorations signify the glitz and glam that typically distracts the American population from their everyday, dull lives.

Chloe M Dukes, Untitled, Illustrator, mixed media 2017

The pieces I’ve worked on are large, because the topics I decided to showcase I feel shouldn’t be ignored. I want people to not only think, but also feel something when they see my work whether it’s anger, humor, enjoyment or even confusion. Art is about evoking emotion, feeling something.

I am currently working towards a B.F.A. with a concentration in Graphic Design at Indiana University of South Bend. I want to thank my family, friends, friends of my family and teachers who pushed me to get to this point in my life; you’re the real inspiration. 

College Residency Statement

The South Bend Museum of Art Residency Program is an amazing opportunity for any college student to experience. It is time set aside in the to work with some truly talented local, professional artists to throw ideas around, receive feedback on work and develop ideas. As a resident, you have access to materials, studio space and pretty much all the museum has to offer. We had the opportunity to work the amazing museum faculty, to put together the type of show we wanted. Before this program I never really felt like an artist, I had never created anything I really loved, the South Bend Museum of Art College Residency Program changed that for me.

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2016 Undergraduate Resident: Guerwin Weekes

Guerwin Weekes, The Birth of Aubrey, Archies Oil Paper, Watercolors, Pastels, 2016

Guerwin Weekes
B.F.A. Candidate, Indiana University
South Bend (May 2017)

Artist Statement

My name is Guerwin Weekes and I am one of the participants in last summer’s 2016 College Residency Program. This is my last year at IU South Bend in the drawing and painting program where I will be receiving my BFA and a minor in printmaking and sculpture. The program was a valuable experience in that it allowed me to progress further in my knowledge of waking with watercolors and also combing other medias in the process. I can honestly say that because I was fortunate in having gone through this program I have grown as an artist and as a person with the help and time spent with Christyn Overstake.

Guerwin Weekes, Killjoy and Pretend wife, Archies Oil Paper, Watercolors, Pastels, 2016

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2016 Student/Faculty Exhibition

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December 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017 | Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery
Featuring artwork created by SBMA students and faculty from the past year, the annual Student/Faculty exhibition showcases the variety of class offerings at the museum and highlights the talents of its wonderful community.

Any faculty or student of museum classes from December 1, 2015 – December 1, 2016 is eligible.  Participants may submit one (1) work not previously shown at the museum.  All submitted work will be exhibited.  All media will be accepted.

Congratulations to our 2016 award winners!

Best in Show
Anastassia Cassady
Student, Watercolors
The Maine Coon in Gold, 2016, oil and gold leaf

 

Adult Merit Award Anthony GermanoStudent, PaintingCar Bomb- - Cizre, 2016Acrylic

Adult Merit Award
Anthony Germano
Student, Painting
Car Bomb- – Cizre, 2016
Acrylic

 

Adult Merit AwardMonique DeguaraStudent, WeavingScarf, 2016Cotton

Adult Merit Award
Monique Deguara
Student, Weaving
Scarf, 2016
Cotton

 

Adult Honorable MentionElizabeth HernlyStudent, WatercolorRecurring Dream, 2016ink

Adult Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Hernly
Student, Watercolor
Recurring Dream, 2016
Ink

 

Adult Honorable MentionLinda NelundStudent, CeramicsChocolate Waves, 2016Clay

Adult Honorable Mention
Linda Nelund
Student, Ceramics
Chocolate Waves, 2016
Clay

 

Adult Honorable MentionTami McNallyStudent, PastelsBuena Vista Lagoon, 2016Pastel

Adult Honorable Mention
Tami McNally
Student, Pastels
Buena Vista Lagoon, 2016
Pastel

 

Adult Honorable MentionAndy BozeStudent, WeavingScart - Traditional Whig Rose Pattern, 2016Wool and cotton

Adult Honorable Mention
Andy Boze
Student, Weaving
Scarf – Traditional Whig Rose Pattern, 2016
Wool and cotton

 

Adult Honorable MentionBrian KolbusStudent, Painter's ChoiceLindenwold, 2016Gouache

Adult Honorable Mention
Brian Kolbus
Student, Painter’s Choice
Lindenwold (detail), 2016
Gouache

 

Carol Lupa Memorial AwardReed TierneyStudent, Youth WatercolorsThe Dark Falcon, 2016Watercolor

Carol Lupa Memorial Award
Reed Tierney
Student, Youth Watercolors
The Dark Falcon, 2016
Watercolor

 

Youth Merit AwardAmeilia AlbarranStudent, Meet the Masters The Master's Violin, 2016Wood

Youth Merit Award
Ameilia Albarran
Student, Meet the Masters
The Master’s Violin, 2016
Wood

 

Youth Merit AwardSarah LopezStudent, Teen Sketch/DrawMajestic Nature From God, 2016Collage

Youth Merit Award
Sarah Lopez
Student, Teen Sketch/Draw
Majestic Nature From God, 2016
Collage

 

Youth Merit AwardNineth Kanieski KosoStudent, Teen CeramicsCoral Bowl, 2016

Youth Merit Award
Nineth Kanieski Koso
Student, Teen Ceramics
Coral Bowl, 2016
Clay

 

Youth Honorable MentionMiriam YormarkStudent, Art Under WaterDolfin, 2016Paper mache

Youth Honorable Mention
Miriam Yormark
Student, Art Under Water
Dolfin, 2016
Paper mache

 

Youth Honorable MentionYitzy YormarkStudent, Youth CeramicsGuitar, 2016Clay

Youth Honorable Mention
Yitzy Yormark
Student, Youth Ceramics
Guitar, 2016
Clay

 

Youth Merit AwardYankov YormarkStudent, Art Under WaterDeepsea, 2016Print on canvas

Youth Merit Award
Yankov Yormark
Student, Art Under Water
Deepsea, 2016
Print on canvas

 

Youth Merit AwardLily GouldingStudent, CeramicsLuna and the Thestral, 2016Clay

Youth Merit Award
Lily Goulding
Student, Ceramics
Luna and the Thestral, 2016
Clay

Youth Honorable MentionJohah DeMeesterStudent, Preschool ArtUntitles, 2016Tempera paint

Youth Honorable Mention
Jonah DeMeester
Student, Preschool Art
Untitled, 2016
Tempera paint

 

Youth Honorable MentionGinger JurisnicStudent, Surprising SculpturesCrazy Flower, 2016Plastic

Youth Honorable Mention
Ginger Jurisnic
Student, Surprising Sculptures
Crazy Flower, 2016
Plastic

 

Youth Honorable MentionMaren RospendaStudent, Youth CeramicsMy Kitty is All Orange, 2016Ceramic

Youth Honorable Mention
Maren Rospenda
Student, Youth Ceramics
My Kitty is All Orange, 2016
Ceramic

Download a prospectus with full details here.

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Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki VanAmeyden: Heritage Habitats

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October 1 – December 31, 2016 | Art League Gallery
Owen-Murakami and VanAmeyden will speak about their work beginning at 6:15 p.m. just outside of the Art League Gallery followed by an opportunity for questions and answers with visitors. Immediately following, Mark Pohlad, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University, will speak about the exhibition in the adjoining Warner Gallery, Through the Looking Glass, and the history of the daguerreotype.


Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory Heartwood, Grove and Roots are large-scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism. The installations explore collective memories through vernacular photography and the act of pursuing one’s history as a universal human experience. They are concerned with imaging oneself in a genealogical lineage while contemplating basic life stages.

Ginger Owen-Murakami (b. 1971, Lake Wales, FL) is Associate Professor of Photography and Intermedia at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. She holds an M.F.A. in Photography from Louisiana State University and a B.F.A. in Photography from The University of Central Florida. Owen-Murakami’s artwork derives imagery from narratives and themes of family history, race, gender and culture. Her interdisciplinary practices include installation, sculpture, digital, traditional and non-silver photographic processes.

Vicki VanAmeyden (b. 1962, Battle Creek, MI) is an artist/printmaker whose interdisciplinary approach expresses the human condition with metaphor and non-traditional materials. She received her M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and is currently Head of Printmaking at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

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Made possible with the assistance of the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

 

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Discounted accommodations generously provided by The DoubleTree By Hilton, in downtown South Bend

 

 

Image: Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki VanAmeyden, Roots (detail), 2013, mixed media and lazertran, 44″ x 21′

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Through the Looking Glass

Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography

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Standing Girl With Large doll,
American, ca. 1850

October 22 – December 31, 2016

South Bend Museum of Art continues its popular Robert C. Shields American Series with the exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks From The Dawn of Photography. The exhibition features a selection of 145 photographs, mostly made in America, but also demonstrating work from France, England and the Mideast. All the major collecting genres are represented, including portraiture, landscapes, erotic stereos, post-mortems, and slavery subjects.

Invented in 1839, the daguerreotype is the chameleon of photography: open up its jewel-like leather or thermoplastic case and see yourself reflected in the mirror of the silver surface, now view it from another angle and see a startling negative image, now from yet a third angle and see the positive image revealed in its infinite detail and three-dimensionality – it takes your breath away. It is indeed a mirror held up to the soul of its subject, a time-machine to a bygone era.

This collection features both cased examples, mostly American, and larger framed plates, primarily European. Rarities include artistic whole plates of Boston’s upper crust by Southworth & Hawes; one of the earliest photos of Jerusalem, an archaeological whole plate by Girault de Prangey; and an important, unpublished gold-rush daguerreotype featuring a female miner.

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Zachariah Well, Monroe, Louisiana,
American, 1853

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Samuel Van Loan, Cornopeanist,
ca. 1850

All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Related programming features events for all ages and interest levels, including a bi-weekly call for theme-based photograph submissions via the SBMA’s Instagram account in the exhibit, Through My Lens .

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Instagram Contest:
“Through My Lens”

 

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Workshops: Photo Transfer Techniques
Saturday, November 5, 2016

 

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Family Day: Photo Processes
Sunday, November 13 | 2 – 4:00 p.m.

 

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Guerrilla Gay Bar South Bend
Saturday, December 10 | 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

 

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Family Day: 1840’s Technology
Sunday, December 11 | 2 – 4:00 p.m.

Through The Looking Glass is made possible with Support from:

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The South Bend Museum of Art’s 2016-2017 Exhibition Program is made possible, in  part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s Arts Everywhere initiative.

Jack Champaigne
The Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation
Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund        The Art League

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HALLMARK
ArtsEverywhere Fund of the
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
Jack Champaigne
IMAGING
The Art League
The Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation
The Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund
Teachers Credit Union
SILVER
Burkhart Advertising
MERCURY
Lynda B. & Charles S. Simon
Mr. & Mrs. L. Brown Sanders
Visit South Bend Mishawaka
COPPER
Susan Shields
Barbara & Stephen Fredman
Mrs. James Walton
PRESERVER
Lynn Blue
Suzanne Miller
Marcia Rickard & Dennis Doordan
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Q. Stifel
Doreen Zisla
VIGNETTE
Dayle Brown & David Piser
Judith Chase
Ann Dean
Anne Feferman
Drs. Tom & Susan Fischbach
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Guentert
Michelle Kuehn
Susan L. Moore
Susan Ohmer & Donald Crafton
Elizabeth Overmyer
Steel Warehouse Co., Inc.
Nanci Yokom
PORTRAIT
Kari Black
Mary Jane Buzolich
Sharon Donlon
Claudia A. Maslowski
Kathleen Petijean
Susan R. Visser

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Through My Lens

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Invented in 1839, the daguerreotype was the first photographic process. It required specialized skill, equipment and hazardous chemicals. Now, we almost all carry a camera around with us every day in the form of our phones. Furthermore, social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share those images with an immediacy that could not be imagined 177 years ago.

With equipment no longer an obstacle, we can now all be photographers if we want to be, and the SBMA wants to encourage your creative eye!

Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Beginning with the opening of the exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography, we will install a new selection of Instagram images submitted by the public, every two weeks. Each installation will center on one of five themes inspired by the subjects of daguerreotypes in the show: Portraits, Still Life, Work, Landscape, and Pets.

 The display schedule is as follows:

  • October 22 – November 6: PORTRAITS
    Selfies, images of your family, friends, formal, informal, etc.
  • November 9 – 20: STILL LIFE
    Your take on everyday objects, objects of your own invention, etc.
  • November 23 – December 4: WORK
    Images from your workplace, your office, how you make a living, etc.
  • December 7 – 18: LANDSCAPE
    The world around you and how you see it
  • December 21 – 31: PETS
    The critters you share your life with

PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE EXHIBITION:
You can pick up your prints from the SBMA offices (2nd floor of the museum) following the close of the exhibition. SBMA offices are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST (offices will be closed on Nov. 24 & 25 for the holiday). If those times are not possible for you, please e-mail Mark Rospenda at rospendam@southbendart.org for alternate arrangements. Prints not picked up by January 31, 2017 will be discarded.

Thanks for participating!

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NIA Juried Exhibition

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August 27 – November 13, 2016 | Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery
Reception: September 2, 2016 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Now in their 73rd year, a juried exhibition by members of the Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. (NIA) is sure to impress with the variety and quality of artwork currently being created by area artists.

The NIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary creative art from the Michiana region. The NIA strives to raise the quality of work produced and the standards of the community. Its membership includes over 150 artists who have passed an independent jury process.

Learn more about the NIA at nia-art.org.

Images: (above) Diane Overmyer, Ducky (detail), oil on canvas; (below) Alex Allen, Man with the Guitar (detail), oil on panel

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Artists’ Mixer!


Friday, October 6, 2017 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy music by Eli Kahn 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fischer Dance will be responding to the music in real time, creating shifting tableaus and relationships, while artist Lauren Steinhofer interprets dancers’ movements with expressionistic gestural painting!

Everyone is invited to Mix and Mingle as we celebrate local artists with Art, Music, Treats and Libations!

Call for Images! | Submit by October 2

Share your artwork with the South Bend Artist community!

We want to see what you’ve been making — and others do, too! During the course of the evening, we will show a slideshow of people’s artwork within the SBMA’s Art League Gallery. Each image will feature the artist’s name, image information and website if you have one.

If you’d like your work included as part of the slideshow, please do the following:

  • E-mail 1-3 jpeg images of your work to artistmixer@southbendart.org.
  • Jpegs should be around 1MB in size, 72dpi, and no smaller than 1280 x 720 pixels.
  • In the body of the e-mail, please include your name, title of the artwork, year it was made, media, size, and website if you have one.
  • All images must be received by Mon., October 2, 5:00 p.m.
  • The SBMA reserves the right not to include any images that are sent in an incorrect format, or that might not be appropriate for an all-ages audience.

Art Exchange! | Bring artwork to trade!

Bring 1–3 artworks to trade (they can be print editions, multiples or originals). When you arrive, pins and binder clips will be available to tack your work up on a designated wall. There will also be a table available for 3D works.

Before you leave, select a work or works to take home with you! Select one for each of the works you brought (if you brought 3, select 3)!

Be sure to sign your artwork(s) so the lucky person who selects it at the end of the night will know who created it!

Refreshments generously provided by Granite City Mishawaka

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