Rebekah Wostrel

The McGuffey Art Center, Studio SIX

201 2nd Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

EDUCATION

1995-97                  Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. MFA Ceramics.

1987-91                   Smith College, Northampton, MA. BA Anthropology. Concentration in religion and the arts.

1989-90                  Friends World College, Machakos, Kenya. Conducted fieldwork on indigenous ceramics.

1985-87                  Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2006-present           McGuffey Art Center, Studio #6, Charlottesville, VA. Artist and Teacher – Ceramics, Sculpture, Design.

2006-present           Piedmont VA Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Adjunct Associate Professor – Studio Art

                                             Design Fundamentals, Drawing, Sculpture, Art Appreciation/Art History (online).

2006                        Germanna Community College, Locust Grove, VA. Adjunct Instructor – Ceramics.

2001-2005               St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA. Adjunct Professor/Sabbatical replacement (03-04) – Ceramics.

2003                         Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Instructor – Ceramics Master Class. Summer term.

2002-2005              Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Lecturer – Ceramics.

2001-2005               The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Department Coordinator and Lecturer ­– Ceramics.

1999-2001                The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ. Ceramics Instructor.

                                  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Ceramics Instructor.

1999                          University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Instructor – Advanced ceramics. Summer term.

1992-95                    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Curatorial Assistant.                                        

 

AWARDS, HONORS

2010, 09                 Heymann Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.

                                        Grant for mobile clay program for the Adult Learning Center and Girl Scouts.

2008                      Artisans Center of Virginia and S.H.E.A. Center, Charlottesville, VA.

                                        Grant for coordination of mobile clay program for Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlottesville.

2003                      Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship.

2002                      The Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant. For creation of an interactive sound sculpture.

2001                       American Ceramic Circle Research Grant. For video documentation of ritual Balinese terracotta.

2001                       Independence Foundation Fellowship. For research of ritual Balinese terracotta.

1999-04                 Artist in Residence. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Five year ceramic art residency.

1998                       Fulbright Fellowship – Indonesia. Java, Bali, Lombok. Researched indigenous ritual ceramic vessels.

1995-97                  Graham Fellowship. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

      

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-present           The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. Executive Council member. President since July 2014.

2011-present            Mobile Art Share Initiative (supported by the Artisans Center of VA). Director.

2010                         Piedmont Council of the Arts, Charlottesville, VA.

                                          Panelist for screening/discussion of film, Who Does She Think She Is?

2005-present          The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. Resident Artist.

2003                         Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. "Cultural Traditions" – course.

                                          McCall Lecturer – Balinese Ritual Terracotta: Past, Present and Future.

2001                          The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. American Council for Southern Asian Art.

                                          Symposium Presenter – Balinese Ritual Terracotta: Past, Present and Future.

2001                          Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.

                                          Invited Participant for "Project Serving Artists" funded by the N. J. State Council on the Arts.

2000                         Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Visiting Artist.

1999                          Napa Valley College, Napa, CA. Visiting Artist.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014                      The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. Open Threads.

2008                      Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA. White Works +.

2008                      The Artisan Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA. Suite Belle Blue.

2007                      1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. Absorption and Flow.

2007                      The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. The Softer Side of Silica.

2004                      The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Pretties and Simples.

2004                      St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. New Work.

2002                      Gallerie Deja Vu, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Nuansa Bali.

2002                      The Princeton Arts Council, Princeton, NJ. into into.

2001                       The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Interstices.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014                      Pigment. Color/Design/Furniture, Charlottesville, VA. Porcelain and Leather.

2013                      1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. 35th Anniversary Portfolio Commission.

2010                      Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Declarations (in conjunction with NCECA).

2007-14                 Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Faculty Show.

2009                      University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. Third Practice Festival, Suspension No. 3: Open Threads.

                                       Interactive sound and video on sculptural porcelain screen.

2006                      The Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. World Women: On the Horizon.

2006                      The Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, WV. Annual Ceramics Invitational.

2006                      Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Triple Vision.

2006                      The Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA. Amazing Clay.

2006                      The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Small Favors.

2006                      Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Group Ceramic Exhibit.

2005                      The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Penn State Alumni. Curator: Chris Staley.

2005                      Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA. The Blue Plate Special. Curator: Gail Brown.

2004                      Lipscomb Gallery, Greenville, SC. Group Ceramic Exhibit.

2004                      Lancaster Museum of Art, Main Line Art Center, Erie Art Museum. In our own Backyard.

2004                      Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN. Residents of The Clay Studio.

2003                      Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. The House of Sound. (Installation of interactive sound sculpture).

2003                      Harrisburg Community College, Harrisburg, PA. Divergence: Contrasting Views in Clay.

2003                      The Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Collaborations in Clay.

2003                      Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Hundreds of Cups.

2002                      Gallery of American Craft, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ. Resident Artists Group Show.

2002                      The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. Our Cups Runneth Over.

2002                      Noyes Art Museum, Oceanville, NJ. Craft Concepts.

2002                      Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI. Less is More: Ceramics with a Minimal Aesthetic.    

2002                      Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. Wallworks. Juror: Michael Sherril.

2002                      La Galeria de Arte, University of Puerto Rico.

2002,01                 Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. The Hopewell Ceramic Show. Curators: Jim Jansma, Ruth Morpeth

2002,99                Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. Winterfest 1999: A National Exhibition of Clay Art.

2001                       West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Group Show.

2001                       Public Library of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. Emergence Theory – NCECA 2001.

2001                       Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury Center, VT. Two Views of the Cup.      

2000                      HAP Pottery, Beijing, China. New Qingci Show.

 

PUBLICATIONS, MEDIA              

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, 9.7.06, p. D1. Review (by Ruth Latter) of PVCC group exhibition: Triple Vision.

The Hook, 9.21.06, p. 52. Review (by Laura Parsons) of PVCC group exhibition: Triple Vision.

The Hook, 1.12.06, p.48. Review and image of exhibition pieces at The McGuffey Art Center: New Members Show.           

WRTI, Philadelphia "Creatively Speaking", September, 2004. Interview on exhibition at The Clay Studio: Pretties and Simples.

The Craft Digest, December 2002. Review of exhibition pieces at The Society of Arts and Crafts: Our Cups Runneth Over.

Clay Times, January, 2003. Review of exhibition pieces at The Society of Arts and Crafts: Our Cups Runneth Over.

Detroit Free Press, October 6, 2002. Review and image of exhibition pieces at Pewabic Pottery: Less is More.

NJN (NJ Public Television), April, 2002. Documentary of Perkins Center "Project Serving Artists" noborigama firing.

Art Matters, March 2001, p.8. Photo Mention of exhibition at The Clay Studio: Interstices.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 23, 2001, p.15. Review (by Edward Sozanski) of exhibition at The Clay Studio: Interstices.

Studio Potter Network News, March 1999. Article (by Rebekah Wostrel) "Clay Pots, Ritual Vessels: A Potter’s Journey into Bali."

        
COLLECTIONS

Boston Intercontinental Hotel, Boston, MA.

Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts, University Park, PA.

Philip and Margaret Kalodner, Philadelphia, PA.

Stan and Bunny Shapiro, Philadelphia, PA.

John Meyerhoff, Baltimore, MD.

Ichi Hsu, Beijing, China.

 

GALLERIES

Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA.

The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA.

Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA.

 

ONLINE

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