Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
In the Front Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002 (Map)

Please join HCCC and 2014 Texas Master, Sandie Zilker, for a members-only reception and private tour of her solo exhibition in the front gallery. HCCC members are invited to hear Zilker speak about her work and then mingle with the artist, HCCC Board and staff, and other members over refreshments and snacks. The resident artist studios and Asher Gallery will be open for this special event.

Become an HCCC Member by Tuesday, August 19th, and you’ll automatically be added to the event guest list. If you’re an existing member, please email events@crafthouston.org to RSVP.

About Sandie Zilker

This year marks Zilker’s 40th anniversary teaching at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School of Art, where she is head of the Jewelry and Enamel Department and the Three Dimensional Design Department. She also serves as the School’s Coordinator of Student Events and Exhibitions. Zilker holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Metalsmithing from the University of Houston and a Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin; Designmuseo, Finland; and Norden Feldske Kundiondustrimuseum, Norway. She has exhibited at HCCC in several juried shows, such as Fresh Metal, CraftHouston: Texas 2006 and Metal Moods. Her jewelry has been published in numerous books, including 500 Brooches, 500 Bracelets, and Showcase 500 Art Necklaces.

The Houston native has twice served on the Board of The Society of North American Goldsmiths and co-chaired the organization’s 2010 Annual Conference in Houston. She recently served as the liaison for Metalsmith Magazine and now serves on the Exhibition Committee. She has been an Honorary Board Member of the Houston Metal Arts Guild and serves on the Advisory Committee at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Above, from left to right: Sandie Zilker, “Fence Finials Reconsidered Series,” 2014. Sterling silver, stone, pearls, moonstone, brass, copper, enamel, polymer clay, plastic and resin fence finials. Photo by Logan Beck. Sandie Zilker, “X/O Series,” 1994. Sterling silver, copper, brass, pencil, acrylic, Astroturf, roof tile. Photo by Logan Beck.Sandie Zilker. Photo by Roswitha Vogler.