May 24, 2008 — August 17, 2008
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is proud to present one of its most popular shows, CraftTexas 2008, the fifth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft.
Eighty-four objects made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials were selected from a pool of over 370 submissions (the largest number received in the show’s history). Works range in style from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary and were judged on criteria such as technical proficiency, creative and inventive use of medium and innovation in style and/or concept. Juror Jane Sauer described the entries for CraftTexas 2008 as “the strongest body of work that I have ever seen in a regional show—truly amazing and outstanding.”
CraftTexas 2008 was juried by a talented and nationally recognized panel of jurors: Kate Bonansinga, Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso; Harlan Butt, metalsmith and Regents Professor of Art at the University of North Texas; and Jane Sauer, fiber artist, sculptor and owner of Jane Sauer Gallery (formerly Thirteen Moons Gallery) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.