Clay works featured at art gallery

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It’s the first of its kind, a juried pottery art show at Art Gallery 3698. The show will feature more than 15 artists from the Denver-metro area displaying a variety of pottery.

“We were looking to do something different and you never really hear of pottery shows, especially juried pottery,” said Rosie McGraw, Paletteers member and show coordinator. “So this month we picked pottery and it’s been so much fun.”

The reception and the awards ceremony was April 13, but the show will continue to run until April 30 at the gallery, 3698 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster. McGraw, a potter herself, brought in her former pottery instruction Bob Smith, a nationally known potter, to jury the show.

The top awards given were: best of show to Sabra Kuykendall, first place to Judi Mitchell, second place to Heidi Meissner, third Place to Steve Bober and three honorable mentions to Robert Schroeder, Judith Snyder and Diana Wilson.

“We did a lot of marketing to get the word out to artists about this show,” McGraw said. “And we had a great turnout and that was really cool. All of the artists were just so excited to actually be a part of a juried show.”

McGraw said juried pottery shows are limited because many times there isn’t enough space for the pieces, which can be quite large. But at Art Gallery 3698 space wasn’t an issue with over 50 pieces on display some as tall as three feet high.

“The variety in the show is just incredible,” she said. “For people who have never been exposed to pottery or clay art, this is a chance to get a great education on all of the different types out there.”

All of the pieces are also available for purchase. For more information call 303-487-1981.

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