Exhibition runs through June 26, 2021
Artists have been given awards for their artwork in the Beautiful Bountiful Bowls juried exhibition. The handmade bowls were created by outstanding contemporary fine craft artists. From around the state, 33 artists created 100 pieces in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood. Community programming (virtual and in person) includes a singing bowl sound healing and glass artist and gallery owner Duncan McClellan will present an in-depth look at glass blowing bowls.
The show’s judge Catherine Bergmann (curator of Dunedin Fine Art Center) gave the following awards.
Best of Show went to John Mascoll (Safety Harbor) for his eye-catching bowl that was created using woodturning structural GlueLam wood. He enhanced it with an East Indian Rosewood foot and finished the surface with a high-quality catalyzed lacquer.
Renee Farr (Cape Coral) won First Place for “Kaleidoscope,” a colorful fused glass piece.
Second Place was awarded to Tampa-based artist Susan Gott for “Teal Celestial Vessel.” The blown-glass bowl has interesting, multiple images within the blue and green glass.
Young St. Petersburg potter Kayla Harbeitner was awarded Third Place for “Illusion of Celadon” for an intricating and expertly carved large wheel-thrown bowl.
Honorable Mentions were presented to Joanne Taylor Brown (Holmes Beach ), Kimberli Cummings (Tampa), Kathryn Erickson (Punta Gorda), Betsy Lester (St. Petersburg), Susan Lumsden (Brooksville), Heidi Wineland (Lakeland), and Rebecca Zweibel (St. Petersburg).
Katie Deits presented her Executive Director’s Award to Eric Folsom for his hand-forged and brazen bronze and copper bowl. Folsom says, “My bronze and copper bowls contain ideas and stories. Within each of these bowls, I have tried to place stories about things that I have learned, seen and experienced. Each hand-wrought piece is a word or a phrase that is a part of a sentence that tells the story. The bowls are also containers for objects which will continue to add to the story as time moves on.”
“As engaging the community is part of Florida CraftArt’s mission, the public is invited to attend the exhibition and programming free of charge,” said Florida CraftArt’s Board President Tyler Jones. “Videos of exhibition programming are on our website. The upcoming presentations will be on Zoom, links of which can also be found on our site.”
“When people join, renew or elevate their membership to Florida CraftArt during the exhibition, they will receive a free heART ceramic bowl,” said Jones, “that I personally made by hand on the wheel.”
The show runs through June 26 when the People’s Choice Award will be presented. People can vote for their favorite work of art in the Florida CraftArt Exhibition Gallery and on Facebook. The exhibition’s sponsor is Tyler Jones of Premier Sotheby’s International Real Estate, along with support from Perry and Lisa Everett, the City of St. Petersburg, and State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs.
Florida CraftArt is located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.FloridaCraftArt.org or call (727) 821-7391. Fine craft art is presented in its 2,500-square-foot retail gallery and curated exhibitions are featured in its adjacent exhibition gallery. Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 and headquartered in St. Petersburg. Its mission is to grow the statewide creative economy by engaging the community and advancing Florida’s fine craft artists and their work. Florida CraftArt is theonly statewide organization offering artists a platform to show and sell their work.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m. Singing Bowls sound healing with Master Gopali, virtual and in person (space is limited to 10, reservations are required.) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85163096230
Saturday, June 12, 5:30-9 p.m. Second Saturday ArtWalk – Visit ArtLofts on our second floor!
Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m. Renowned glass artist and gallery owner Duncan McClellan talks virtually about creating bowls in glass. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84389684359
CUTLINES (More images of work available on request.)
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John Mascoll, of Safety Harbor, was awarded Best of Show for this unusually patterned bowl. It was fashioned from a mixture of woods called “GlueLam.” It is priced at $1,450.
Renee Farr won First Place for “Kaleidoscope” created with fused glass.
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Second Place was awarded to Tampa-based artist Susan Gott for “Teal Celestial Vessel.”
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Kayla Harbeitner was awarded Third Place for “Illusion of Celadon,” a carved large wheel-thrown bowl.
ARTISTS IN THE FLORIDA CRAFTART EPICUREAN DELIGHTS EXHIBITION
Dan Alexander, St. Petersburg
Danyell Bauer, St. Petersburg
Joanne Taylor Brown, Holmes Beach
Joan Clear, St. Petersburg
Kimberli Cummings, Tampa
Renee Davis, Palmetto
Katie Deits, St. Petersburg
Kathryn Erickson, Punta Gorda
Renee Farr, Cape Coral
Eric Folsom, Gulfport
Susan Gott, Tampa
Nancy Gray Griffin, Cape Coral
Kayla Harbeitner, St. Petersburg
Berit Hines, Largo
Tyler Jones, St. Petersburg
Patricia Knapp, Sun City Center
Leeann Kroetsch, Tampa
Sue Kutno, Sarasota
Betsy Lester, St. Petersburg
Susan Lumsden, Brooksville
John Mascoll, Safety Harbor
Wolfgang Mueller, The Villages
Elizabeth Neily, Gulfport
Victoria Nikkel, Pinellas Park
Suzy Pease, Gulfport
Emilie Pritchard, Panama City
Nick Reale, St. Petersburg
Jan Richardson, St. Petersburg
Rebecca Skelton, St. Petersburg
Barbara Ellen Williams, Ruskin
Catherine Wineland, Lakeland
Mary Ann Zeigler, Largo
Rebecca Zweibel, St. Petersburg