“701 Louisiana”, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

All of the artists invited to this exhibition have stayed with Bird and Michel Loomis while in town as demonstrators for the Lawrence Arts Center’s Ceramics Symposium. At some point each invited artist has enjoyed a spirited conversation and cup of coffee while perched around the Loomis’ kitchen island. Bonds and unexpected connections arise from the warmth and energy in the Loomis’ Victorian home filled with contemporary art.

The common thread in a sense is that “we were here”.
This exhibition is a ledger, a record, and a signal of paths that have crossed ~despite any separation of time or distance. 

The Lawrence Arts Center will be presenting this exhibition at the Cider Gallery, which is a beautiful exhibition space a few blocks from the Arts Center.

Exhibition Dates: February 26th, 2015 to March 19th, 2015


Address: 810 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Phone:(785) 304-4005

    "The Once and Future: New Now", Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

    Artists: Cary Esser, George Timock, Chris Gustin, Sunkoo Yuh, Jun Kaneko, Bobby Silverman, Steven Young Lee, Gerit Grimm, Tip Toland, John Souter, Nathan Prouty, John Balistreri, Annabeth Rosen, Rain Harris, Dan Anderson, Christa Assad, Linda Lighton, Misty Gamble, Eva Kwong, Peter Pincus, Michael Lucero, Arnie Zimmerman, Richard Notkin

    Traces of shared DNA are found in the work of all ceramic artists and form the foundation of an ever-changing legacy of evolution and revolution. Ceramic genealogy continues to mutate and transform with each generation of promising new talent as the influence of makers and mentors continues to alter, shift, and evolve into the new, unexpected aesthetics of today. The exhibition, The Once and Future: New Now reflects the arc of that experience from the early pioneers to their heirs. Ceramics has been defined by the relationship between makers and mentors as the emphasis on community continues to thrive. Scheduled to coincide with a national ceramic conference, NCECA, the New Now exhibition is a concise display of the gallery’s dedication to representing ceramic artists for the past 30 years. Exhibiting the work of ceramic masters alongside newcomers to the field, The Once and Future: New Now embraces the theme of NCECA’s 50th anniversary conference: Makers, Mentors, and Milestones.


    February 5, 2016 – March 19, 2016

    2004 Baltimore AVE
    Kansas City, MO


    BREATHE Exhibit, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO

    In conjunction with the 50th annual NCECA conference, ReUpped is proud to present, "BREATHE", a two-piece sculptural installation at the Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, MO.  We hope you'll join us on Friday March 18, from 6-9pm for opening night, including celebrations which also include the Archie Bray Foundation and West Virginia University. The outdoor party promises to be a legendary NCECA event, with an array of prizes, food trucks, and good cheer. 

    Belger Crane Yard Studios

    Address: 2011 Tracy Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

    Phone:(816) 474-7316

    *opening reception: Friday March 18, 6-9 PM

    Anderson Ranch in Chicago | SOFA, Nov. 5 – 8‏

    Anderson Ranch Arts Center Announces a Special Exhibit, The Mindful Making of Tea, at SOFA CHICAGO

    Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design Fair
    November 5 – 8, 2015
    Navy Pier, Chicago
    Booth SE1620 in the Exhibit Hall

    View teapots, teacups, and cream and sugar objects by Anderson Ranch Arts Center artists Christa Assad, Peter Beasecker, Margaret Bohls, Ben Carter, Doug Casebeer, K Cesark, Sam Chung, Jim Connell, Josh DeWeese, Julia Galloway, Seth Green, Chris Gustin, Sam Harvey, Molly Hatch, Randy Johnston, Jim Lawton, Matt Long, Peg Malloy, Andrew Martin, Lorna Meaden, Alleghany Meadows, Takashi Nakazato, Jeff Oestreich, Lisa Orr, Mark Pharis, Ralph Scala, Mark Shapiro, Richard Shaw, Linda Sikora and Sandy Simon.



    Thursday, November 5
    VIP Preview | 5 – 9 pm
    Public Preview | 7 – 9 pm

    Tickets available online or at the door.

    check out www.reupped.net for more work by Christa Assad