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Artist: Breena Buettner


Artist: Breena Buettner
Breena Buettner, MONTANA
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Like the rings of a log constructing a cabin, the imprints of flame that remain on clay after a wood firing, or the continuity of grasses woven to form a basket, this body of work evokes the passing of time—a perception of how time passes quickly and occasionally slow. Line quality is that perception’s aesthetic translation. Combining the slow rolling of coils with the fluid and quick wheel thrown elements illustrates time’s perplexity. Coil seams and shadows, their visual depths and slow progression impart elements of stillness. Slight pressure and rhythm changes in the coil work create subtle irregularities relatable to human experience, beckoning the touch that reads between lines and speaks to the qualities of a whole form; the work welcomes itself into the hands of others, implicating an experience with the sense of touch that is often disregarded in today’s culture of constant visual stimulation. It is essential that the soft coil seams and inner thumb marks aren't smoothed over—that the clay body is unglazed, raw, and translucent, if the piece is to convey the vulnerability, honesty, and random, hidden depths to which artistry and life is inextricably bound.

EDUCATION
2014 Post Baccalaureate Program, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

2013 Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
Major in Ceramics and minor in Psychology.

RESIDENCY
2017 Short Term Artist in Residence, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana.

WORK EXPERIENCE
2016–2017 Gallery and Online Sales Manager, Archie Bray Foundation for the
Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT, archiebraygallery.org

2015–2016 Inventory Specialist, Archie Bray Foundation Clay Business, Helena,
MT

Gallery Assistant, North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation for the
Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Studio Assistant, Tara Wilson, Helena, MT

Studio Assistant, Steven Young Lee, Helena, MT

Studio Assistant, Adam Field, Helena, MT

2015 Studio Assistant, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2014–2015 z
Artist Vendor, Breena Buettner Ceramics, Summer Farmers Market,
Salida, CO

Artist Vendor, Breena Buettner Ceramics, Summer Farmers Market,
Buena Vista, CO

Gallery Sitter, Wannamaker Gallery, Taos, NM

2012
Gallery Assistant, Blue Sage Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX

Studio Assistant, Blue Sage Pottery, Amarillo, TX

Teaching Assistant, Kent Harris’s Advanced Wheel Throwing, Blue

Sage Art Gallery and Pottery, Amarillo, TX

Teaching Assistant, Megan Easley’s Kids Summer Art Camp, Blue

Sage Art Gallery and Pottery, Amarillo, TX.

EXHIBITIONS | SALES | JURIED ART FESTIVALS
2017
Yunomi 2017 Invitational, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA

Community Exhibition, North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2016
Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery,
www.charliecummings.com

Out of the Ashes, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

Holter Holiday Bazarr, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

Juried Exhibition, Sherman Gallery, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

This is Helena, Emily Free Ceramic Art Center, Helena, MT

Coffee and Clay, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA Juror: Noah Riedel and Carolyn Reddy

Serve It Up, Victor F. Keen Gallery, Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Juror: Leilani Trinka

Featured Artist Exhibit, Spring Art Walk, Ten Mile Creek Brewery, Helena, MT

Mother’s Day Pots and Plants Sale, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Community Exhibition, North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic
Arts, Helena MT

Small Works From a Big State, Montana Clay Exhibition, Community Christian

Church Steeple of Light Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Last Call, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN Juror: Matthew Schiemann

Drink Me, Mariani Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO Juror: Sebastian Moh

Twin Cups National Ceramic Exhibition, Potter Fine Arts Gallery, Missouri
Western State University, St Joseph, MO Juror: Bede Clarke

Off The Table! Plates for the Wall National Ceramic Exhibition, Potter Fine Arts
Gallery, Missouri Western State University St Joseph, MO Juror: Linda Ganstrom

2015 Winter Art Sale, Group Sale at Tara Wilson’s Studio, Montana City, MT

4th Annual Holiday Pottery Show, Buettner Family Residence, Amarillo, TX

Featured Artist, Solo Art Installation, Stonetree Climbing Center, Helena, MT

Anderson Ranch Art Auction, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

The Cup Show, NCECA, Providence, RI

Spring Open Studios, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2014
Elemental Foundations, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ *Awarded “Best of Show”

3rd Annual Holiday Pottery Show, Buettner Family Residence, Amarillo, TX

Juried Student Show, Beasley Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff,
AZ. Juror: Christopher Taylor

United Way Holiday Art and Craft Fair, Flagstaff, AZ

2013
CAMEO Emerging Artist Show, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

2nd Annual Holiday Pottery Show, Buettner Family Residence, Amarillo, TX

Llano Estacado Wine and Clay Festival, Llano Estacado Winery, Lubbock, TX

Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, River Star Arts and Event Park, Kerrville, TX

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, Civic Center Park, Denton, TX

Sculpture Collective Exhibition, UNT on the Square, Denton, TX

53rd Annual Voertman Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of North Texas
Main Art Gallery, Denton, TX

The Dirty Dozen, The Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX

Solo BFA Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX

2012
Holiday Art Show Invitational, Blue Sage Pottery and Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX

Holiday Pottery Show, The Buettner Family Residence, Amarillo, TX

Clay Guild Holiday Sale, Union Courtyard, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Llano Estacado Wine and Clay Festival, Llano Estacado Winery, Lubbock, TX

Texas State Arts and Craft Fair, River Star Arts and Event Park, Kerrville, TX

Strung Out, UNT Fibers Exhibition, Panhandle Gallery, Denton, TX

Advance Ceramic Show, North Gallery, Denton, TX

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, Civic Center Park, Denton, TX

Advance Sculpture Show, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX

Solo Exhibition, Blue Sage Pottery and Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX

Destinations, Group Exhibition, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX

Voertman Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of North Texas Art Gallery

CVAD Scholarship Show, Juried Student Award Show, Lightwell Gallery,
Denton, TX (recipient of scholarship)

Advance Sculpture Show, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and AFFILIATIONS
2015–2017 Artist member of Montana Clay, montanaclay.org

2017 Attendee of NCECA, Portland, OR

2016 Attendee of NCECA, Kansas City, MO

Workshop Assistant, Josh DeWeese, Helena, Montana

Workshop Assistant, Sue Tirrel, Helena, Montana

Workshop Attendee, Bede Clarke, Red Lodge, Montana

Workshop Attendee, Julia Galloway, Red Lodge, Montana

2015 Attendee of NCECA, Providence, RI
Wood firing assistant for Takashi Nakazato, Snowmass Village, CO

2014 Assistant, Installation of Bede Clarke’s tile mural project, Flagstaff, AZ
Workshop Attendee, Forrest Lesch Middelton, Flagstaff, AZ
Member of Taos Clay Studios, Taos, NM

2011–2013
Member of UNT Clay Guild

Member of UNT Sculpture Collective

2013
Historian of the UNT Clay Guild

Attendee of NCECA, Houston, TX

Curator, The Dirty Dozen, Lightwell Gallery, Denton, TX

Workshop Attendee, Doug Peltzman, Denton, TX

2012
Attendee of NCECA, Seattle, WA.

Internship, Blue Sage Art Gallery and Pottery, Amarillo, TX

2011 Member of UNT Clay Guild

AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS

2014 Awarded Best of Show, Elemental Foundations, Coconino Center for the Arts,
Flagstaff, AZ

2013 Dean’s List for Academic Achievement, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2012
Scholarship Recipient, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas. Denton, TX

Dean’s List for Academic Achievement, Fall and Spring, UNT, Denton, TX

2011 Dean’s List for Academic Achievement, Fall and Spring, UNT, Denton, TX

GALLERIES and SHOPS
Holter Museum of Art, Sales Gallery, Helena, MT

Lewistown Art Center, Sales Gallery, Lewistown, MT


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