January 27, 2011 is our annual membership meeting. Members and guests are welcome to attend. Dinner starts at 6 PM PT.
SAT will provide the main course. Members will provide sides and dessert. If you cannot bring anything to share, your presence is more important than a dish, so please come anyway. If you can, please bring a dish to share as follows:Last names starting with "A" through "M" - please bring a vegetable dish or salad.Last names starting with "N" through "Z" - please bring a small dessert. Program:
We will have a short business meeting followed by a presentation from Chris Theiss, ceramic artist and instructor at SVCC (Skagit Valley community College).
The presentation will be an overview of his ceramics and drawings from 1989 to present. He will discuss his artistic decisions, career choices, and professional ambitions.
Chris will also talk about marketing and exhibiting artwork and the future of the traditional "art show".
Bio - Chris Theiss was born in 1967 in Hope, Rhode Island. After beginning his art education at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, he transferred to the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his B.F.A. in ceramics in 1990. He then studied under Robert Arneson at U.C. Davis where he received his M.F.A. in studio art in 1992. Chris was visiting professor of ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and 1993. He has been a member of the art faculty at Skagit Valley College from 1993 to present. Chris has exhibited his ceramic sculpture and drawings throughout the United States and his work is in Museum collections such as The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Los Angeles County Museum, and California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Chris’ work was recently selected for a book, “Ceramics for Beginners- hand building”,by Shay Amber.