Exhibitions

2018

Solo show

Drowning: Ceramic Forms
October 7 – November 3
Reception: Friday, October 12th, 6 – 9 pm
Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda MD 20814
http://www.waverlystreetgallery.com

Group shows

Strictly Functional Pottery National
Juror: Ben Carter
September 22 – October 27
Reception: Friday September 21, 6 – 9 PM
Kevin Lehman’s Pottery,
560 S. Prince St. Lancaster PA 17603
http://www.strictlyfunctionalpottery.net

Metropolis
Sept 13 – November 4
Reception: September 13, 7 – 9 pm
Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Workhouse Clay International 2018
Juror: Eva Kwong
August 11 – October 14
Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way Lorton, VA 22079
http://www.WorkhouseArts.com

Passages
January 27 – March 4
Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA

2017
“Silver and Gold”, Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda MD. December 8, 2017 – January 6, 2018 www.waverlystreetgallery.com

  

“Holiday Art Show”, Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812. Nov 24, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018. 301-634-2222 www.glenechopark.org

Glen Echo Potters 30th Annual Pottery Sale                                                                    December 1, 2017, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM                                                                          at
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, MT. VERNON CAMPUS – WEST HALL      Corner of Whitehaven Parkway NW and Foxhall Road NW, Washington DC

    

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Washington Printmakers Invitational: We the Immigrants                                        September 28 – October 29                                                                                                                1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007                                                                Kanika Sircar’s Rg Veda wall tiles playfully juxtapose hymns of the invaders of Northern India with maps of Mars, the cosmic imaginings of bards two millennia (or more) ago, as they sat around a fire, drank their version of mead, and looked upward.

“Being Sentient/Sentient Being” September 9 – 30                                                                Juror Aneta Georgievska-Shine                                                                                              Allegany Arts Council, Wills Creek Exhibition                                                                                 9 Center St. Cumberland MD 21502

 Pair of Ratri Sukta porcelain tile books, printed paper versos

Thoughts about linguistic and scientific relativism guide the imagery in most of my work. Schiaparelli’s drawings of Mars and the Vedic hymns in the two Ratri Sukta books present a playful, amalgamated cosmos that the ancient invaders of India may have imagined two millennia ago as they looked at the night skies of the Gangetic plain.

SUMMER

Montgomery Potters Exhibition. July 7 – September 2, 2017. Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD 20860. Disappearing Narrative: pair of stoneware wall tiles; Subtext: Trio of stoneware wall tiles. Juror: Lisa York. www.sandyspringmuseum.org/exhibits

 Subtext wall tiles

Washington Printmakers National Small Works Exhibition. August 3 -27, 2017. 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Washington DC 20007. Bradbury: accordion tile book; recto, slip and print on tile, verso, printed rag papers. Award: Honorable Mention. Juror: Scott Hutchison www.washingtonprintmakers.com

Creative Crafts Council 2017 Biennial Prizewinners, The Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD. August 4 -27, 2017. Glen Echo MD 20812. StarChart: stoneware vessel.  Curator: Jaimianne Amicucci.

 StarChartC

Cartography. August 4 – 27, 2017. The Gray Gallery, 43 S. Cameron St. Winchester VA. Mandala: stoneware vessel; Ratri Sukta : porcelain wall tiles (4); StarChart Flasks 1 – 4, stoneware vessels. www.the-gray-gallery.com/

 StarChart Flask 1

SPRING

Gateway Arts Center, Invited Front Window Featured Artist, May through July, 2017. 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood MD 20722. Curator: John Thomas Paradiso Exploration Box

Creative Crafts Council 2017 Biennial Exhibition. April 8 – May 21, 2017. Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda MD 20852. StarChart 1, 3, & 4.  Award: First Prize in Ceramics.  Jurors: Maurine Littleton, Rebecca Stevens, Matthew Hyleck. www.creativecraftscouncil.org

 StarChart3

March 26,  2017: Presentation on the inspiration and use of poetry in my ceramic work. Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda MD 20814. www.waverlystreetgallery.com

 Basho Box

Work at the Renwick Gallery Shop, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006:  Galileo Flasks

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