Linda Huey (b. 1947), Vase and Flowers, 2000; terra cotta and glazes, 30 x 26 x 24 diameter, inches; Gift of Dora Williams in honor of Sylvia Rosen, 2000
Craft Art from Western New York, 2000
On View Saturday, September 9–Sunday, November 26, 2000
Craft Art Western New York 2000 was selected by arts adviser Michael W. Monroe, former curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and former executive director of the American Craft Council in New York City. He selected 61 works created during the past two years by 46 artists. Artists included Nancy Belfer, Michelle Berardi, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, Dale D. Bosworth, Christopher L. Bretschneider, Juan Carlos Caballero-Pérez, Mary K. Cloonan, Brett Coppins, Donna D’Aquino, Laurie dill-Kocher, Todd W. Eick, Irwin M. Franco, Suzanne Gray Hofmeister, Paul R. Harp, Kris Harrison, Tracy Haynes, Bryan Hopkins, Linda Huey, Sue Katz, Steve Loar, Keng Nio Lolly Ong, Scott Losi, Elizabeth Lyons, Ellen Markel, Ayesha Mayadas, Gail McCarthy, Lori Mills, Barbara J. Murak, Richard Nickel, John M. Paananen, Ann Perry, Scott Place, Elaine Polvinen, Kathi Roussel, Matthew SaGurney, Carlo Sammarco, Stephen Saracino,Yu-ting Shih, Gerald G. Smith, Lynn Szymanski, Carol Townsend, William Underhill, Robert L. Wood, Leah Woods, Barry R. Yavener, and Julie York. This biennial, juried exhibition is supported by the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment.
Monroe made remarks at the preview reception and presented the purchase awards, which were made possible by The Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment and The Floristry. The Rosen Lecture was given by ceramic artist Kathi Roussel, recipient of the 1998 Sylvia L. Rosen Purchase Award. The Canadian lecture series was made possible by funding from the Canadian Consulate General with a discussion about Canadian craft art by representatives from the Ontario Crafts Council in Toronto and the Burlington Art Centre in Burlington, Ontario. Another presentation was made by Canadian craft artists who teach at the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design in Oakville, Ontario.