Spring Show 2014
4501 Fairmount Avenue, KCMO
Friday, April 25th (6pm-9pm)
Saturday, April 26th (10am-5pm)
Sunday, April 27th (Noon-5pm)
In addition to ceramics by John Eck and Tara Dawley, we'll be featuring the work
of the four artists below. Come help us celebrate our one-year anniversary!
by Rick Findley
Prints by Steve Huey
Prints by John Lujan
Prints by Rebecca Riden
Ceramics by Tara Dawley
Ceramics by John Eck
Work in Progress
Spring Show is coming! April 25-27. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list. (Below: John's lidded boxes and tray
with a new clay from Brackers--thanks, Cindy!)
Art by Architects! Call for Submissions.
Are you an architect, landscape architect, interior architect or interior designer?
Do you make beautiful things outside the office, too?
Do you wish you had someplace to show them?
If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, we'd like
to hear from you.
We'd like to develop a list of people who meet the above description
to show their work at Rafter E. We host (generally) three shows a year. In the broadest sense, we're looking for two-dimensional
work, but if you work three-dimensionally, send us pics, anyway! Who knows where this will go? The only requirements are that
it be for sale, and if two-dimensional, be self-supporting (i.e. framed, stretched on a frame, mounted, etc.)
When you contact us, please send jpgs of your work, with the files labeled with your name and size of
work (i.e. "Robert Smith_24x36"). Tell us a little about the medium, the price point you're thinking of--and anything
else you'd like to say. Ideally, the slides are of the actual piece(s) you'd like to show. Send to email@example.com.
Deadline for email submissions.
We plan to sort
the work (so shows look cohesive), so we'll email you about how your work could fit in the overall year's show schedule.
Work for the Spring Show needs to be
delivered to 4501 Fairmount, KCMO (no later than this date).
Spring Show of Work.
Sales tax will be added to whatever price you assign, and we're happy to help you determine price, if you like. A
10% commission will defray our costs of mounting the show, advertising, wrapping materials, credit card fees, etc.
Music, art, food . . . and a walk around
our West Plaza neighborhood! Saturday, June 14. Visit www.porchfestkc.com to learn more about it (and how you can be a part of it). The snow should probably be gone by then.
Valentine's Day 2014
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nice pictures like this from us. Only occasionally. You won't get sick of us. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
If you haven't been to Arrow Rock, Missouri, it's worth a look. Hiking, history, antiques, crafts, theater--it's got it all. The history is too extensive to cut
and paste here, but suffice it to say that (per the website) "the entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a
National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and the artist George Caleb
It's growing in popularity as a weekend destination for Kansas Citians, with more than a few opting
to build on empty lots in the city. Like my clients, whose home is in its final stages. Because of the historic status,
all homes have to adhere to a very well-written set of design guidelines. You should go!
Work in Progress
John's trying out a new stoneware
and borrowing some of Tara's engobes . . .
Vintage Warren Mackenzie
As a bonus for visitors coming to our Kansas Clay Guild Studio Tour, we'll have
a special showing of Warren Mackenzie pots from the late 1960's and 1970's. They're all from the collection of Ted Seligson,
noted Kansas City architect and longtime educator.
Unfortunately, they won't be for sale--just for looking!
But they've never been on display before, so here's your chance.
Go here for more info about the tour.
(And, of course, they'll be plenty of brand-new work to peruse, too.)
Scenes from the Fall Show
If you didn't get a chance to see
it, here are some shots!
New Season = New Work!
This fall, we're featuring paintings by Curtis Simmons (Kansas City architect + artist) and wood-fired ceramics by Bede Clarke (Columbia, MO artist + professor) along with new work from Tara Dawley and John Eck. It's never too early for
holiday shopping! (Even for yourself.)
Friday, October 11th (5pm-9pm)
October 12th (10am-5pm)
Sunday, October 13th (Noon-5pm)
It's been pretty quiet around the studio: John's
back teaching at UMKC and Tara's been traveling . . . but at least the garden is being productive. We had a GREAT sale in
August (thanks, neighbors!) and are getting ourselves geared up for the Fall Show on October 11-13.
Summer Sale! Mark Your Calendars.
We're gearing up to
show a LOT of new work later this fall and winter, so we decided we better clear some shelves. Lots of things will be on sale,
much of which you haven't seen before . . . it's been squirreled away in "during-construction" storage. Come take
Friday, August 9th (5pm-9pm)
Saturday, August 10th (10am-5pm)
Sunday, August 11th (noon-5pm)
PS: This will also be our first use of Constant
Contact to send out email notices about the sale, so check your spam box if you're wondering why no one has told you about
it, and mark it "safe" . . . OR drop me an email at email@example.com to get on the list. (Emails will be only a few times a year, and the list is kept private.)
Fresh Out Of The Kiln
And out of the studio garden .
John's trying out some new forms . . .