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Artist: Mat Rude


Mat Rude
Mat Rude, WASHINGTON
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Associate Professor of Art, Gonzaga University 

 

Statement

The weathered beauty of the work speaks of secret places and the arcane symbols that mark them. Throughout our lives we discover places that give us comfort, escape, or solitude. This body of work with its eroded textures and subtle perforations represents the sanctuaries in which we seek refuge. As time passes, we may lose or outgrow those places just as the relationships we develop that take us to or make us leave them also transform. The form and surface of the work is also reflective of my conversation with the material and a record of the firing process. The end result is to have an object that can exist as an artifact of not only the process and energy that went into its creation, but also of the history of the medium. Hopefully the viewer can allow that energy to radiate by finding something new in the piece with each glance.

 

Bio

Mat Rude lives and works in Spokane, WA where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Gonzaga University. He earned a BA from Luther College in 1998 and an MFA from Montana State University in 2007. Mat also had the distinguished honor of working closely with internationally renowned artist Don Reitz as his studio assistant as well as working alongside Donovan Palmquist of Master Kiln Builders. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including The Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA; FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China; Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC; Lyndhurst Gallery, Tarrytown, NY; Glassworks Gallery, Louisville, KY; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL; Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX; Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA; The Cedar Rapids Art Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA,  and the Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Education
2007 Master of Fine Arts, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Focus: Ceramics, Minor: Sculpture
1998 Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

Employment History
2014-Present Associate Professor, Ceramics, Department of Art, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA,
2009-2014 Assistant Professor, Ceramics, School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2008-2009 Visiting Assistant Professor, Ceramics, School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2007-2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Ceramics, Department of Art/Fine Art, Yavapai College, Clarkdale, AZ
2006-2007 Instructor of Record, 2-D and 3-D Design, School of Art, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
1999-2007 Studio Assistant to Don Reitz (Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison), Clarkdale, AZ
2000-2006 Apprentice, Master Kiln Builders, Northfield, MN

Honors and Awards
2020 Honorable Mention Award Filled up, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville,
2018 Faculty Development Award, Wood-fire Kiln Construction
Research Council Award, Wood-fire Kiln Construction
2017 Faculty in the Arts Award, Creativity in the Community: After School Paper Making and Creative Writing- Extended Funding
2016 First Prize Award, Wichita Falls Empty Bowls Invitational
Faculty in the Arts Award, Creativity in the Community: After School Paper Making and Creative Writing
Faculty and Student Research Award, Zaglab-Godot on Ice
2014 MKM Pottery Tools Purchase Award, KC Clay Guild Teabowl National
2014, Kansas City, MO
2013 University of Ohio Ceramics Program and Brad and Cathy Schweiger 1st
Place Award of Distinction, Starbrick Clay National Cup Exhibition, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
Old Gold Summer Research Fellowship, University of Iowa
2005 Achievement Award, First Annual Wall Exhibition, Weaver Gallery,
Bozeman, MT

Grants
2010 International Programs Travel Grant, University of Iowa

Workshops, Lectures, and Panels
2021 Careers in Art Panel, Whitworth College, Spokane WA
2019 Careers in Art Panel, Whitworth College, Spokane WA
2018 Papermaking Workshop for Hospice, Spokane, WA
Careers in Art Panel, Whitworth College, Spokane WA
2017 Papermaking Workshop for Campus Kids. Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
Papermaking Workshop for Garry Middle School, Spokane, WA
2016 Juried Student Exhibition and Lecture, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Wood Kiln Firing, NCECA Pre-conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2015 Student Critique Room, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference, Providence, RI
Workshop and lecture, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ
Workshop with Aubrey Purdy Rude, Trackside Studios, Spokane, WA
Artist Journey, Panel with Painter, Kay O’Rourke, Whitworth College, Spokane WA
Gallery Lecture, The Work of Chris Ricardo, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2013 Fire Spectacular Wood-fire Symposium Panel Member, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Wood-fire Panel, Iowa Clay Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA
2012 Topics Discussion-Living the Dream: A Skeleton Key to the Trials and Tribulations of Following Your Passion. National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference, Seattle WA
Two-week course-Image and Surface, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist’s Residency, Saugatuck, MI
Workshop and lecture, RDG Dahlquist Art Studios, Des Moines, IA
2011 Lecture, Pottery Workshop, Jingdehzen, China
Lecture, Luther College, Decorah IA
Lecture, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist’s Residency, Saugatuck, MI
2010 Lecture, Pottery Workshop, Jingdehzen, China
Lecture, Kendal College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2008 Visiting Artist Workshop, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2007 Foundation Lecture, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
2005 International Graduate Slide Forum, NCECA Baltimore, MD
2004 Wood-fired and Salt-glazed Ceramics, Workshop, Luther College Decorah, IA
Wheel Thrown Ceramics, Workshop, Pardeeville Senior High Pardeeville, WI
Salt-fired Ceramics, Lecture, Thomas Roberts High School Decorah, IA

Exhibitions (Invited)
2021 Featured Artist, Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2020 Off the Table, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO
Exhibitions (Invited continued)
2020 2020 Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Cup of Joy, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
2019 Art of Repetition, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
Mat Rude, Lee Ayars, Seth Charles, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
Faculty Exhibition, Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Spokane Clay, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
2019 Cup of Joy, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
2019 Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Wichita Falls Empty Bowls Invitational, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
2018 Upstream from the Confluence, Helen E. Copeland Gallery. Montana State University School of Art, Bozeman, MT
Cup of Joy, Trackside Gallery, Spokane WA
Small Works Show, Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Rebuilding and Reimaging Reitz Ranch, Yavapia College, Verde Valley Art Gallery Clarkdale, AZ
Wichita Falls Empty Bowls Invitational, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
2018 Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Alumni Artists, Union Gallery, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2017 Cup of Joy, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
2016 Wichita Falls Empty Bowls Invitational, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX (First Place Award)
Clay Revisited: Traditions in Shards, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
Cup of Joy, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
Artists-Invite-Artists Preview Exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
2016 Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
From There to Here, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Kansas City, MO
2015 Winterfest 2015, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MA
Living With Pots, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Intimate Object XI, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Wichita Falls Empty Bowls Invitational, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX
Stoked! Eutectic Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, Portland OR
Yunomi 2015 Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Free for All, Spokane Art School-Tinman Gallery, Spokane, WA
Ode to Bowls, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
Recent Works: Mat Rude and Aubrey Purdy Rude, Trackside Gallery,
Spokane, WA
Fresh, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA
2014 Cup of Joy, Trackside Gallery, Spokane, WA
Exhibitions (Invited continued)
2014 16th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Lake Effect, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
2014 Lillstreet at NCECA, Lillstreet Gallery, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee WI
Reitzagama Invitational, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix AZ
8 Fluid Ounces-A National Invitational Ceramic Cup Exhibition, Glassel Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Yunomi 2014 Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2013 Recent Works, Cedar Rapids Ceramic Center, Cedar Rapids, IA (solo
exhibition)
Midwest Connections, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids IA
Wichita Falls Empty Bowls Invitational, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
We Met in Iowa, Earlham College, Richmond, IN
2012 We Met in Iowa, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS
Serendipity, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
Sacred Spaces, Wigley-Fleming Gallery, Luther College, Decorah, IA
Yunomi 2012 Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Clay Colleagues, Peter Paul Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon,
IA
2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Bear Creek, Helen L. Copeland Gallery Montana State University,
Bozeman, MT
Yunomi 2011 Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Those Who Can: University of Iowa Art Faculty, Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
Potters for Peace, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)Exhibition, Tampa Bay, FL
2010 Show of Hands, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Yunomi 2010 Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2009 Potters for Peace, NCECA Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
Yunomi 2009 Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2008 Artful Tabletop, Lyndhurst National Trust for Historic Preservation,
Tarrytown, NY. Curated by Julia Galloway. Exhibit held in conjunction with the All Fired Up! Ceramics Conference, Pleasantville, NY
59715, East Central University Art Gallery, Ada, OK
Exhibit of work by Montana artists. Curated by Aaron Hauck.
2007 Serving the US: Master Kiln Builders Invitational, Glassworks Gallery
Louisville, KY. NCECA Exhibition. Curated by Donovan Palmquist.
Wood Fired 2007, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
Translations, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Helen L. Copeland Gallery,
Bozeman, MT
Third Annual Wall Exhibition, The Weaver Room, Bozeman MT
2006 Wood-fired Ceramics, Gallery 211, Works by Mat Rude and Teresa
Magert, Bozeman, MT
The Suitcase Boogie Ceramic Invitational, Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR
(Curator)
Trial by Fire, Waller-Oblonski Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Annual MSU Graduate Exhibition, The Helen L. Copeland Gallery Bozeman, MT
Graduate Review Exhibition, The Waller-Oblonski Gallery Bozeman, MT
2005 Arizona Ceramics: Past, Present, Future, St. Louis Community College
St. Louis, MO
The Wood/Salt Situation, Waller-Oblonski Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Annual MSU Graduate Exhibition, Helen L. Copeland Gallery Bozeman, MT
Progression Session 3, The Emerson, Bozeman, MT
2004 Mat Rude: Recent Works, Windhover Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac,
WI (solo exhibition)
International Tozan Tea Bowl Invitational, NAU Art Museum Flagstaff, AZ
Luther College Alumni Exhibition, Union Gallery, Decorah, IA

Exhibitions (Juried)
2020 Filled up, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN Juror – Paul Wandless (Honorable Mention Award)
2019 27th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Kevin Lehman Gallery, Lancaster, PA, Juror-Malcolm Mobutu Smith
The Intimate Object XV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
KC Clay Guild Teabowl National 2019, Kansas City, MO, Juror – Pete Pinnell
2018 Last Call III, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN Juror - Brett Kern
2016 Southern Miss Ceramics National, University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS, Juror - Brian Harper
24th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Kevin Lehman Gallery, Lancaster, PA, Juror-Simon Leach
Across the Table, Across the Land, NCECA Exhibition, Charlotte St. Project, Kansas City, MO, Jurors - Namita Gupta Wiggers and Michael Strand
2015 Starbrick Clay National Cup Exhibition, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
Juror - David Hiltner
Drink This! Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Exhibition,
Workhouse Art Center, Lorton VA Juror - Phil Rogers
2014 The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas. University of Missouri, Columbia,
MO Juror - Linda Arbuckle
KC Clay Guild Teabowl National 2014, Kansas City, MO
Juror - Delores Fortuna and Bill Farrell (MKM Pottery Tools Purchase Award)
Drink This! Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Exhibition, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton VA Juror - Sam Chung
Exhibitions (Juried continued)
2013 Starbrick Clay National Cup Exhibition, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville,
OH Juror - Lorna Meaden (University of Ohio Ceramics Program and Brad and Cathy Schweiger 1st Place Award of Distinction)
Artifacts of the Inferno, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD Juror - Jack Troy
2012 KC Clay Guild Teabowl National 2012, Kansas City, MO
Juror - Bede Clarke
Last Call II, St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL
Juror - McKenzie Smith
2011 Artprize, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 International Ceramics Magazine Association Emerging artist Juried
Exhibition, Fu Ping, China
2007 Third Annual Wall Exhibition, The Weaver Gallery, Bozeman MT
2006 NCECA 2006 Student Juried Exhibition, Northview Gallery, Portland, OR
Second Annual Wall Exhibition, Weaver Gallery, Bozeman, MT
2005 First Annual Wall Exhibition, Weaver Gallery, (Achievement Award)
Bozeman, MT

Artist Residencies
2016 Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
2011 Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

Videography
2008 Brick by Brick, produced by Owen Mcllhattan, 7 Cedars Pottery
2006 Fireborn, produced by Lori Harris, Montana State University, School of Art
2003 Reitzagama, produced by Roy Hanscom, Material Wonders of Kingwood

Publications
2020 Life in Clay
2013 Salamoni, Amedeo, and Jack Troy. Wood-fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary
Artists. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2013. 174-75. Print.
2012 Kevin Crowe. “Serendipity: An International Exhibition of Wood-Fired
Sculpture.” Ceramics Monthly (December, 2012): 46-50.
Yunomi Invitational 2012. Iowa City, IA: AKAR, 2012. 48. Print.

Public and Private Collections
FuLe International Ceramics Art Museum, Fu Ping, China
Montana State University School of Art - Bozeman, MT
Cedar Rapids Art Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
Luther College, Decorah, IA
Windhover Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI
Northern Arizona University Museum of Art, Flagstaff, AZ
Public and Private Collections (Continued)
Vic Bassman, St Louis, MO
Don Reitz (Estate), Clarkdale, AZ
Todd Thelen and Eric Dean, Iowa City, IA
Jim Kolva and Pat Sullivan, Spokane, WA

Conferences
2019 Student Critique Room, NCECA Conference, Minneapolis, MN (National)
2017 Student Critique Room, NCECA Conference, Portland, OR (National)
2016 KU Pre-conference, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (National)
From There to Here, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Kansas City, MO (National)
Across the Table, Across the Land, Charlotte St. Project, NCECA, Kansas City, MO, Jurors: Namita Gupta Wiggers and Michael Strand (National)
2015 Student Critique Room, NCECA Conference, Providence, RI (National)
2014 Lillstreet at NCECA, Lillstreet Gallery, NCECA, Milwaukee WI (National)
2013 Fire Spectacular, Wood-fire Symposium, Panel Member, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (Regional)
Wood-fire Panel, Iowa Clay Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA (Regional)
2012 Living the Dream: A Skeleton Key to the Trials and Tribulations of Following Your Passion, Topics Discussion, NCECA Conference, Seattle WA (National)

Teaching Experience
2-Dimensional Foundations
Build vocabulary, critiquing skills, and problem-solving skills. Learn the elements of art making in two dimensions. Transition from “high school” subject matter to more conceptual.

3-Dimensional Foundations
Build vocabulary, critiquing skills, and problem-solving skills. Learn the elements of art making in three dimensions. Transition from “high school” subject matter to more conceptual.

Forms in Clay I
Beginning ceramics focusing on hand-building, developing critiquing skills and intro to material and process.

Forms in Clay II
Beginning ceramics focusing on learning to use the potter’s wheel as a tool.

Forms in Clay III
The focus of this course is to learn new techniques such as mold making, surface imaging techniques with decals and screen-printing, and further development of critiquing skills and discourse through artist statements, exhibition reviews, and readings.

Forms in Clay IV
Similar to Forms in Clay III with continued emphasis on concept and critiquing skills.

Materials and Effects
This is a glaze calculation course with an in-depth investigation into materials, unity molecular formula, processing and use of local materials.

Materials and Installation
This course encourages students to think outside the clay box by interpreting assignments such as Multiples, Raw Material, Narrative/Metaphor, and Research and Report.

Atmospheric Firing Techniques
This course focuses on atmospheric firing techniques and aesthetics such as wood-fire, salt and soda, saggars, low-temperature salt, and raku.

Kiln Construction
During this course, students design and build a kiln as well as team up to create kiln sculptures. They also prepare a packet and presentation of a kiln they have designed. The packet includes plans, materials/cost sheet, and proposal for funding.

Undergraduate Workshop
This course focuses on career development with artist statements, how to properly photograph your work, cover letters, and further development of individual aesthetic within one’s own work.
By the end of the course the students have the skills and tools to push them to the next level whether that is grad school, residencies, apprenticeships, or a becoming a studio artist.

Ceramics Graduate Workshop
This course is similar to Undergraduate Workshop in career development but also asks the students to think of art as a whole with readings, critiques, and exercises; for example, create a piece in response to a film.

Service
College
2016-Present Member, Committee, Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry
Advisory Board, Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry
Funding Committee, Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry
Member, Student Travel Subcommittee
Member, Faculty Awards Committee
Faculty Advisor, Clay Club, Student Ceramics Club
Faculty Advisor, Bulldog Pack, Student Skateboard Club

2014-2015 Member, Search Committee, Theatre and Dance, Costume Design Member, Search Committee, Theatre and Dance, Scenic Design

2013 Faculty Representative, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Houston, TX

2012 Faculty Host, Fullbright Scholar, Partha Dey, Kolkata, India Faculty Representative, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Seattle, WA

2011 Faculty Representative, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

2010 Member, Executive Committee, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History Faculty Representative, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Faculty Representative, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Department
2021 Search Committee, Art Technician
Gonzaga University Urban Art Center Committee
Reappointment Committee, Laura Truitt, Art Department

2020 Gonzaga University Urban Art Center Committee
Search Committee, Tenure Track Printmaking Position
Reappointment Committee, Reinaldo Zambrano Gill, Art Department
Reappointment Committee, Matt McCormick, Art Department
Tenure Committee, Leslie Stamoolis, Theatre and Dance Department
Tenure Committee, Suzanne Ostersmith, Theatre and Dance Department

2019 Gonzaga University Urban Art Center Committee
Promotion Committee, Leslie Stamoolis, Theatre and Dance Department
Promotion Committee, Courtney Smith, Theatre and Dance Department
Promotion Committee, Suzanne Ostersmith, Theatre and Dance Department
Tenure Committee, Charlie Pepiton, Theater and Dance Department
Reappointment Committee, Laura Truitt, Art Department
Facilitator, Visiting Artists Jessica Brandl and Iva Haas

2018 Chair, Promotion Committee, Shalon Parker, Art Department
Chair, Retention Committee, Laura Truit, Art Department
Member, Search Committee, Art Department and Integrated Media, Photography and Photo Journalism (Tenure-Track)
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Jesse Albrecht
Facilitator, Visiting Artist James Richards and Kyle Johns
Facilitator with Trackside Studios, Visiting Artist Martis Nano, Sarah Magar, and Bonnie Parker

2017 Facilitator, Visiting Artist Bonnie Parker and James Tingey
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Nicholas Danielson, and MyungJin Kim
Facilitator, Visiting Artist J.J. McCracken

2016 Member, Search Committee, Art Department, Painting (Tenure-Track)
Member, Search Committee, Art Department, Painting Lecturer
Core Advising Liaison, Art Department
Facilitator, Visiting Artist George McCauley

2016 Facilitator, Visiting Artists Chris Ricardo and Michelle Summers
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Israel Davis
Designer/Instructor, Construction of a 25 cubic ft. Soda Kiln for Ceramics Area in conjunction with Kiln Construction course

2015 Facilitator, Visiting Artists Lauren Gallaspy and Zemer Peled
Host, Drew Matott- Peace Paper Project
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Ben Roti
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Caleb Taylor
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Jeremy Hatch

2014 Facilitator, Visiting Artist Andy Brayman
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Charles Hindes

2013 Facilitator, Visiting Artist Paul Kotula

2012 Designer/Instructor, Construction of a 140 cubic ft. Anagama Kiln for Ceramics Area in conjunction with Kiln Construction course.

2011 Facilitator, “43 years of Commentary in Clay”, visiting artist Richard Notkin
Facilitator, Visiting Artist Von Venhuizen
Faculty Advisor, Ceramics Society
Coordinator, Studio Visit to Jun Kaneko Studios, Omaha, NE

2011 Coordinator, University of Iowa Graduate Student Lectures, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Coordinator, University of Iowa Graduate Student Ceramics Workshop, Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

2010 Facilitator, “From Print to Pots: Screen Printing on Clay”, visiting artist Israel Davis
Coordinator, University of Iowa Graduate Student Ceramics Workshop, Luther College, Decorah, IA
Facilitator, “The Form of Function Symposium”, visiting artists Christa Assad, Lorna Meaden, Josh DeWeese (Procured external sponsorship from private donors and local businesses in support of this event.)
Facilitator, Visiting Artists, Ted Adler and Tara Wilson (Procured external sponsorship from private donors and local businesses in support of this event.)

2009 Facilitator, Visiting Artist, Don Reitz (Procured external sponsorship from private donors and local businesses in support of this event.)
Designer/Instructor, Construction of a 230 cubic ft. Train Kiln for Ceramics Area in conjunction with Kiln Construction course

2009 Designer/Instructor, Construction of a 50 cubic ft. Wood-Soda Kiln for Ceramics Area in conjunction with Kiln Construction course.
Designer/Instructor, Construction of a 30 cubic ft. Salt Kiln for Ceramics Area in conjunction with Kiln Construction course
Facilitator, Visiting Artist, Jason Briggs

2008 Coordinator, University of Iowa Graduate Student Ceramics Workshop, Luther College, Decorah, IA.

Facilitator, Visiting Artist, Al Tenant
Design Team Member, construction of 160 cubic ft. Anagama kiln for Graduate students.
Designer/Builder, 25 cubic ft. Reduction Kiln for Ceramics Area.

Community
2018 Co-facilitator Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Luncheon, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Contributing Artist, Empty Bowls, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
2016 Contributing Artist, Empty Bowls, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Facilitator/Faculty Advisor, Pots for Paws fundraiser for Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. (Event organized by the Gonzaga Clay Club) Community
2015-2018 Volunteer, House of Charity Homeless Shelter
2015 Contributing Artist, Empty Bowls, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
2014 Contributing Artist, Nicole Richardson Memorial Golf Tournament & Auction, Nicole Richardson Memorial Fund, Panora, IA
2009 Contributing Artist, VN Art Auction, Visiting Nurse Association, IA
2009 Contributing Artist, Pottery for Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
2008 Volunteer, Glazing and Firing for Children’s Art Show and Fundraiser, Accelerated Learning Charter School, Cottonwood, AZ

Profession
2020 Pacific Northwest Ceramics Conference Planning Committee
2019 Pacific Northwest Ceramics Conference Planning Committee
2016 On-site Liaison, Washington Clay Arts Association (WCA) Summer Social Host, WCA Artist Workshop with Ryan La Bar and Donna Flannery
2013 Committee Member, The Iowa Clay Conference, The Ceramics Center,  Cedar Rapids, IA
2012 Committee Member, The Iowa Clay Conference, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
2011 Committee Member, The Iowa Clay Conference, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
2010 U.S. Delegate, Breaking Ground: VIP Ceramic Research Expedition to China, Workers’ Center for International Exchange (SWCIE), Shanghai, China Committee Member, The Iowa Clay Conference, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
2006 Curator, The Suitcase Boogie Ceramic Invitational, Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR

Professional Memberships
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Washington Clay Arts Association
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education


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