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To be invited to show your work in an invitational exhibition is a great honor and tends to validate the whole creative process. Being “judged in” energizes
your effort to climb the ladder.
      In 2013 I accepted no invitations nor entered any “call for work” offerings. My reason was that I was making a complete transition to clay, to develop a certain level of ability — not too mention a recovery from hand surgery in December of 2012. Like Cortéz, I scuttled my ships.
     As my clay improved, I began pulling  older work from the galleries. My goal was to start from scratch . . . a
clean break. My first invitational response for clay work, was to send three pieces to Warm Springs Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.
    I have been invited to be the “2014 visiting artist” by The College of Mobile and a show Miya Gallery in Weavervile, NC. In 2015 I have three invitational shows: at Morgan Contemporary Gallery’s 10th Annual Teapot Invitational in Pittsburgh, a three month one man show in the Small Format Gallery at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville; and, a one month, two person show at River Gallery in Chattanooga, TN. Hurray for clay!
Upcoming Shows

Exhibition, October 15 through November
Miya Gallery, Weaverville, NC.

10th Annual Invitational Teapot Show - April 2015
Morgasn Contemporary Glass Gallery , Pittsburgh, PA

Two Person Show, September 2015, with Margret Couch Cogswell,
River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN.
   
Jim Kransberger, Uncensored, October - December 2015,
Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

By Invitation

Man’s Best Friend, June 1 - July 30, 2014,
Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Visiting Artist - The College of Mobile, August - September 2014

Winter 2011 Invitational, Green Hill Center for NC Arts, Greensboro, NC
   
Dog Show Invitational 2011, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
   
SPRING 2012 • Outsider Art Fair, NYC. with Marcia Weber • Art Objects Gallery  
   
Waking Up With Van Gogh Invitational, (Bedroom in Arles) 2012
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

Parallel Play (competitiveness familial) 2012, UPSTAIRS Artspace, Tryon, NC

Music Invitational Show 2012, Cateret Contemporary Art Gallery, Morehead City, NC

Found Objects Invitational 2012, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Humor in Craft Invitational 2012, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Show traveled afterward in 2014 to .

Juried Exhibitions:

New Member Show, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, 2011

Folk Fest - Atlanta, 2011
     
The Bascom - American Craft Today, Highlands, NC -  (Judge: Carol Sauvion), 2010
   
WOOD! competition, Arts Council of Henderson County, 2010

GREEN! Tryon (NC) Painters and Sculptors Annual show, 2010