Straight Up! 2013

The Vertical Continuum
Totems, Towers, Cairns & Stacks



The Opening Reception on Sat. June 8 was packed full of guests who enjoyed fantastic refreshments and great conversation.

Straight Up! is a regional juried show, exhibit and sale open to clay artists and sculptural artists working in other media, that live in Colorado and its touching neighbor states. We are very pleased to have artist Jonathan Kaplan as this year’s juror. This show is all about vertical orientation, a “totem, tower, cairn or stack”.

Categories include:
1. Indoor sculpture: Clay (90% clay, excluding armature)
2. Indoor sculpture: Any media or mixed media
3. Outdoor sculpture: Clay/any media/or mixed media

2013 Winners

Tribal Pole by Kim Glidden to be placed in the SPACe exterior landscaping

1st Place
Untitled by Ron Burnham

2nd Place
Tribal Pole by Kim Glidden

Honorable Mention
3 Bird Stack by Mary Daly

1st Place
Pink Footed Canaries by Sharon McCoy

2nd Place
Micro Tower by Kathy Brown

Honorable Mention
The Absolem Question by Mike Rand

1st Place
Cup Slayer by Jake Allee

2nd Place
Tatoo Foo Dog by Laura Elm

Honorable Mention
In the Woods by Mark Dillon

Tatoo Foo Dog by Laura Elm

About the Juror Jonathan Kaplan:

Jonathan Kaplan has enjoyed a career in the ceramic arts for over 40 years. He earned his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design followed by an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Jonathan has worked as a production potter, university educator, ceramic artist, as well as a professional mold and model maker, ceramic designer and manufacturer. He has written extensively for Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramics Technical, Ceramics: Art and Perception, and Studio Potter. His work has been featured in the Lark Books 500 series, and he has been honored to be included in their “Best of 500 Ceramics”. Jonathan serves on the board of Studio Potter and currently curates Plinth Gallery in Denver Colorado.

A few of the other fantastic pieces in the show…