Monday, November 23, 2009

October Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended Joan Dulla’s informative presentation on the ins and outs of setting up and selling at craft shows. Joan covered a variety of topics including the types of equipment and suppliers that she uses, the set up and organization of her stand, the tools she always takes with her and handy travel tips. We also learned how to save money on things like credit card transactions and booth storage. Joan also gave great advice on how to market oneself, how to select and apply to shows, and how to take advantage of other opportunities, like teaching workshops. We really appreciate all of the information that Joan shared with us and all of the questions she answered too! Thank you Joan!

If you'd like to learn more about Joan Dulla's wire crocheting technique, sign up for her March 2010 workshop at the ADC Workshop Calendar.

ADC Holiday Party

It's that time of year again!

Come Share Some Holiday Cheer!

Arizona Designer Craftsmen Central Chapter

Hors d’oeuvres and Dessert Potluck Style Holiday Party

The Details:

Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.

Graciously Hosted by Sally-Heath Lloyd at

23645 North 83rd Place

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Bring an hors d’oeuvre or dessert to share.

Coffee and Water will be provided or Bring Your Own Beverage.

Optional: Bring a handmade ornament to exchange. Make sure it is wrapped and keep the cost under $10 worth of materials.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Exhibition Opening for Craftsmanship 2009

Thanks to all who attended the opening last night. It was great to see you all there and I hope you enjoyed the exhibition. For those of you who couldn't make it. Here are the award results determined by our juror Carol Eckert and remember the show runs through October 2nd so be sure to get on over to the gallery!

Three equal Juror's Awards went to:

Bandhu Dunham for his kinetic glass sculpture entitled Calvin

Jonathan L. Brown for his deconstructed chalice entitled Reconstruction

and Maurice E. Hamburger for Safety Glasses

Honorable Mention went to Eleanor Richards for her piece entitled Farbenblockes

Gallery 100 is located at
Tempe Center, Suite 199
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

The corner of Mill and 10th behind the Ceramic Research Center

Hours: M-TH 12:00-5:00pm and Fri 12:00-3:00pm

Congratulations to all of this year's participating artists.

Craftsmanship 2009:
An Arizona Designer Craftsmen Juried Exhibition

Claire Gimber
Marla Hattabaugh
Loraine K. Sample
Denise A. Currier
Terry Rein
Eleanor Richards
Marie Long
Dana Smith
Farraday Newsome
Jeff Reich
Susan Hearn
Thomas Kerrigan
Gail Jamieson
Bandhu Dunham
Maurice E. Hamburger
Nissa Kubly
Mayra Esquivel
Jonathan L. Brown
Katie Poterala
R Merrill Bollerud
Samuel Troxell
Erik Bogner
Mark R Ramsour
Lauren Diggs
Mary Chang
Holly Carter
Lynette Andreasen
Glynis Palazuelos-Buersmeyer
Daniel Icaza
Julie Mikelson
Tedd R McDonah

Friday, April 24, 2009

Artist Lecture and Professional Practices Workshop with Megan Auman

The ASU Metalworking Department is pleased to announce visiting artist, Megan Auman from Towson University. Megan will be presenting a lecture about her work and giving a professional development workshop emphasizing on business survival skills for the working artist. Please see details below. This is a FREE lecture and workshop. Questions should be directed to Lynette Andreasen at or calling 480-965-8866

Megan Auman resides in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, where she maintains a studio making sculpture and jewelry. Her work explores the floral patterns found in textiles and decorative ironwork. Through excessive decoration, she examines the way we perceive domesticity and the contemporary home. She is currently a faculty member in the metals department at Towson University. Megan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Metalsmithing from Syracuse University, and an MFA in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling from Kent State University. Her work has been widely exhibited across the United States and included in several publications such as Art Jewelry Magazine, Metalsmith Magazine, 500 Bracelets, 500 Brooches,and the Penland Book of Jewelry. For more information about the artist please see her website:

The ASU Metals Department is pleased to have Megan Auman as a visiting artist and would like to invite you to attend the following events:

Artist Lecture
When: Thursday, April 30th, 7pm
Where: Art Building, Room 246

Professional Development Workshop
Emphasizing on marketing and smart business skills for the working artist.
Covered topics will include approaching galleries, production work, wholesale vs. retail, trade shows, web marketing, marketing materials, online resources for artists, and much much more!
When: Friday, May 1st, 10am-3pm with a one hour break for lunch at noon
Where: Stauffer Building room A237

Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Potluck

ADC Potluck
Saturday, April 4th
Bill and Betsy Douglas have graciously offered to be our potluck hosts!
4835 E. Cheryl Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ

They promise a friendly atmosphere and weather permitting an outdoor fire as well. So practice up on your favorite campfire songs! As I mentioned earlier, there should be plenty of us with experiences and/or latest projects to share and why not do it over a plate heaping with yummy food (and desserts)! Anything goes, such as tips from workshops, Yuma Symposium stories, treasures from the Tucson Gem Show, your own work or even a hilarious yet non-offensive joke if you have one… this may be preferred over that song you were thinking about sharing.

Anyway here is the breakdown if you are looking for some direction as to what to bring:
Last names beginning with A-J should bring a main dish; K-R should bring a salad and S-Z should bring desserts.

Tour the Mesa Arts Center!

Come join us for a private tour of the Mesa Arts Center!
1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85211
Friday, April 17th
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Please be there 10 to 15 minutes early as the tour will start exactly on time!
Many of us have attended gallery openings at the Mesa Arts Center, but what else do we know about the facility? Well let's find out what it's all about and the variety of services and opportunities that it offers our community... and tour the galleries as well! We will get a chance to see the studios and theaters although, due to performance schedules we will be unable to visit each of the four theaters, but will have access to the theater that is not in use at the time of our tour.
You may park in the south parking lot located off of 1st Avenue, just east of Center Street. Please meet outside at the south entrance of the theaters, which can be accessed from this parking lot.

The tour guides will meet us10-15 minutes prior to our tour start time to let us into the theaters. Our tour will begin promptly at the start time and will last approximately 1-½ hours. After touring the facilities a docent will be available to take us through the galleries that will be featuring a lot of ceramic work due to the NCECA conference that is happening in our area that has inspired many exhibitions and events scattered throughout the valley!
Note: All tour and gallery fees will be waived/covered by ADC.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dynamical Balance-MFA Thesis Exhibition by ADC Member Victoria Altepeter

ASU Masters of Fine Arts Candidate, Victoria Altepeter, is putting her finishing touches on her thesis show, Dynamical Balance. The show will run from March 23 - March 27.
Dynamical Balance explores the intricacies of our universe with hand-crafted artwork both large and small.

The Opening Reception is Monday, March 23 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. In the Harry Wood Art Gallery in The Katherine K Herberger School of Art, Art Building.

Friday, February 6, 2009


You're invited to take the Ceramics Research Center Open Studios Tour on Saturday, February 21 & Sunday, February 22, 10 - 4. Please stop by 491 W. Courtney Ln in Tempe to see ceramic art by Sandy Blain, Lisa Harnish, Gil Quintanilla, and me. We'll conduct hand building and surface treatment demonstrations from 12 - 3. And please visit my shop at to see a preview of some of my art.

Click here for a Tour Brochure
I hope to see you at the tour!
Take care.
Sandy Luehrsen

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thanks to Ingrid Donaldson and The Blink Gallery!

Thanks go out to Blink gallery owner Ingrid Donaldson for talking with us on January 16th. She covered many things including tips on approaching and selecting a gallery to carry your work, as well as things to look for in a consignment contract. Importance was placed on professionalism in presentation and researching your target to know what type of work they carry and who their audience is. She also shared what is looked for in the artists/artwork carried at their gallery and the reasoning behind their approach to the rotation of the work. Other things mentioned addressed issues of pricing and whether galleries require exclusivity or not.

The Blink Gallery has an open call for new artists. For more information go to

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Join us January 16th at The Blink Gallery on Roosevelt Row

Happy New Year ADC!
Let's start off the New Year with a gallery visit to...
The Blink Gallery on Roosevelt Row in Phoenix
The vision of this gallery is to promote local and emerging artists. Combining several media into one space, this gallery offers the viewer a great range of different artworks and techniques.

Note the date and time change!
Friday, January 16th at 6:30pm

Owner and operator Ingrid Donaldson will speak of her experience with opening and managing a gallery as well as give insight on the topic of consignments from both a store owner and an artist's perspective.

An Art Gallery
610 E. Roosevelt Suite 133Phoenix, AZ 85004

The gallery is located on the NW corner of 7th and Roosevelt...Just up street from Quiznos. There is parking directly in front of the gallery. There is also parking on 5th street which is just west of the gallery.

Hope to see you there!

Kerr Grabowski Workshop

Announcing a 3-day workshop opportunity. If you have any questions, contact Marla Hattabaugh at

Kerr Grabowski
3 Days of Design and Deconstructed Screen Printing
February 14-16
Location: Marla Hattabaugh Studio
6339 E. Mitchell Dr.Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Cost: $250 for three days

If you want to know why your pieces do or do not work, to be able to simplify and make work stronger—
along with Deconstructed Screen Printing, this is the workshop for you!

We begin with a very quick, fun design exercise to “realign” our brains,
followed by a Powerpoint show of painting/drawings with images grouped according to the design principle used.
We will discuss images as they are shown.
This is exciting and revealing as it visually simplifies and makes very obvious which design principles the artist used
and how universal the usage is. If time allows, we will do another quick design exercise.

After lunch we begin deconstructed printing creating a series of prints based on chosen or assigned principle of design.

On day 2 we will do design/composition exercise and discussions until lunch.
After lunch we will print based on designs created.
On the last day we will print all day with a break for discussion of work being done.

Kerr will provide extensive handouts on deconstructed printing and design.
This is a fun, creative and enlightening workshop---guaranteed to send you home excited and chock full of ideas/images
to work with. (along with knowledge of deconstructed screen printing)
Please visit