Living Studios (Cornerstone Associates) is excited to announce that two of our collaborative ceramic pieces were accepted into the 2023 Around Oregon Biennial show!
Our ceramics program has been hard at work creating numerous impressive pieces, from individual works to large collaborative sculptures, two of which will be in the gallery show at The Arts Center in Corvallis from August 3rd to September 9th. The awards reception was Thursday, August 17 from 5:30-7pm at The Arts Center.
The pieces "Garden Day" and "Carousel Flower Dance" were honored with the Juror's Choice Award!
Please join us in celebrating the artists and these exciting accomplishments!
Information on the pieces for the show:
The works displayed are created through collaborative practice between Resident Artist Kelsey Hamilton Davis and Living Studio artists. Hamilton Davis built the foundation of these works through a collective handling of clay. The coils were formed by the hands of Living Studio artists, the clay maintaining the memory of that touch, before becoming forms. Surface pieces were placed with the direction of collaborating artists. The glaze and mixed media additions were led entirely by Living Studio artists, without intervention. The works were accomplished early in 2023 and were inspired by the early, still chilly, yet promising days of the springtime.
Living Studios at Cornerstone Associates, Inc. (est. 1970) is a 501(c)(3) organization supporting artists who identify as neuro-diverse in the Corvallis area. Living Studio promotes artists’ opportunity to engage in the social, cultural, and political life of their communities through working with Artists in Residence on collaborative projects and individual practice both onsite and in the Corvallis community. With the consideration of neuro-diversity as an asset in the creation of intuitive and reflective process, artists are engaged to diversify and grow their practice through varied material and collaboration, including performance, ceramics, sculpture, and a variety of 2d media. They have participated in numerous shows and festivals locally and nationally, representing artists at the Outsider Art Fair in New York, the Ashland Fringe Festival, residence at Truckenbrod Gallery and the Corvallis Museum, along with various solo and group exhibitions.
Kelsey Hamilton Davis received her MFA in Visual Studies from PNCA in 2021. She has participated in regional and international residencies, including Thirdroom in Portland, Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Argentina, Cortex Frontal in Arraiolos, Portugal, and Guldagergaard International Center for Ceramic Research in Skaelskor, Denmark. In 2020 she presented at the Lewis & Clark Gender Symposium and has won several awards, including the Allied Artist Association Graduate Scholarship Award for promising emerging artists in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has been shown at the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture in Portland, OR and Monaco Artspace in St. Louis, MO among other regional and international venues.
The collaborative pieces featured in the show