ExhibitionsAmong The Bascom’s many opportunities for connection with creativity are major exhibitions that highlight the wealth of artists who live and work in our region and exhibitions of world-renowned artists whose work might not otherwise be seen in this community.
Barbara Sorensen: Goddesses
April 20 – July 28 May 11 – July 14 May 25 – August 18 In her Artist Talk, Judd will talk about her couture fashion sculptures made from trash and how she uses them to engage people in thinking about environmental conservation. She will share the unusual journey that has brought her to this unique career and tell stories about some of the difficult choices she has made along the way.
A Never Ending Stream: The Art of Linda Anderson
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20 5:00 – 7:00 pm; Artist Talk 6:00 pm
Recent paintings by Linda Anderson reveal how her bucolic scenes have matured and become more refined. Anderson’s work continues to surge forth in a never-ending stream of pictures, stories and fantasies. This exhibit will display a selection of Anderson’s early works along with more recent ones revolving around the things she loves.
Highlands High School Ceramics
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11 4:00 – 6:00 pm
In an on-going partnership between The Bascom and Highlands School, the Highlands High School Ceramics Class, taught in the Studio Barn during spring semester, will display their best work, based on traditional and contemporary approaches to making and finishing ceramic works of art.
ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 26 4:00 – 5:00 pm
ReDress is an exciting collection of amazing couture creations by Santa Fe artist Nancy Judd, each piece meticulously constructed from everyday throwaways, and each with a message for, by and about our contemporary lifestyle.
Form Follows Function
Specific types of wood can capture the hearts of furniture collectors, but the underlying form is of great importance. A rocking chair should be very comfortable, but can a dining chair be too comfortable? Ten craftspeople will be challenged to design a piece of furniture based on the concept that “form follows function.” These pieces will be on display along with a description of how the furniture’s form was designed to follow its function.
April 20 – July 28
May 11 – July 14
May 25 – August 18
In her Artist Talk, Judd will talk about her couture fashion sculptures made from trash and how she uses them to engage people in thinking about environmental conservation. She will share the unusual journey that has brought her to this unique career and tell stories about some of the difficult choices she has made along the way.
June 22 – September 1
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22 5:00 – 7:00 pm
A chance meeting at a painting workshop led to long-term friendships for a group of four women artists: Charlotte Foust, Martica Griffin, Krista Harris, and Audrey Phillips. Common among them are their Southern roots, which have inspired their work in unique ways. Expressed through the use of color, line, shape and form, each painter has a unique and colorful perspective on Southern culture. Inspirations ranging from down-home comfort food to landscape and Southern expressions figure prominently in their work, which in turn engages audiences, not just in the art, but in the deeper traditions of the South, and what it means to be “Southern.”
Terrace Painting: Saturday, June 22 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Terrace Painting: Monday – Tuesday, June 24 – 25 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The four artists of Southern Lights will demonstrate their abstract painting techniques on the Terrace. Come and meet the artists.
Free to the public
|“Common Ground” by Martica Griffin||“Mississippi Summer” by Audrey Phillips||“Summer Wisteria” by Charlotte Foust|
Mountains in Bloom Garden Artists
July 27 – September 29
Vestibule and Office
Local artists who volunteer to demonstrate their artistic talents in the gardens for the 2013 Mountains in Bloom Festival bring the resulting works to The Bascom for this exquisite exhibition.
Mountains in Bloom Photography
July 10 – August 4
Local photographers submit their nature-related photographs in a competition for awards and jurors’ comments.
Ceramics: Studio Barn Resident Artist and Intern Works
August 3 – October 27
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Bascom presents a showcase of the works of Janis Fisher, 2013 Resident Artist and Victoria Clark, Intern.
The Bascom Members’ Challenge: Whimsy
August 10 – October 20
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Each year, we are honored to showcase the talents of the artists who are Bascom members. This year, our members are invited to create a work of art based upon the concept of “whimsy.”
August 24 – November 10
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 24 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: 6:00 pm
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel will create a site-specific monumental installation for the Loft Gallery entitled green-house. Lathan-Stiefel lives near Bartram Gardens in Philadelphia, the site of the 18th-century house, gardens and greenhouse created by John Bartram, who is considered to be America’s first botanist. In a 1760 letter to a friend, Bartram wrote, “I am A going to build A green-house … stone is got & hope as soon as harvest is over to begin to build it.” green-house will be inspired in part by the form and pattern of the stacked stones that Bartram utilized to build this structure. In contrast to the heavy rocks, the installation will be created with lightweight materials, such as pipe cleaners, fabric, plastic, wire and thread. green-house will weave in and out of the Loft in a labyrinthine manner, offering an immersive experience for the viewer.
American Art Today: Figures
September 7 – January 5, 2014
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Saturday, September 7 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Juror Talk: 6:00 pm
This prestigious, juried exhibition features two-dimensional and sculptural works of approximately 50 artists from across the nation. The theme for the exhibition is “Figures.” This year’s juror is Jonathan Stuhlman, Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Three Potters
September 7 – November 10
This year’s featured potters for the annual clay symposium, The Three Potters, are three of the most well-known potters in America: Cynthia Bringle, Michael Sherrill and Ron Myers. For an extended period of time, a collection of their works will be on display in the Atrium Gallery.
In These Mountains
November 16 – March 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Highlands Plateau nestled in the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountain range offers abundant inspiration to local inhabitants, visitors and artists of the area. The Bascom is pleased to offer The Loft Gallery for exhibition proposals, submitted by artists working in any media, living within a 60-mile range of our Art Center.