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Past Resident Shana Salaff Shares Her ART342 Experience

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Three years ago in the fall Shana Salaff was an artist-in-residence here at ART342, and today we were able to catch up with her and find out what she’s been doing and how she remembers ART342.

Since your time at ART342 what have you been up to? (exhibitions, new routes of work, etc)

I have been teaching ceramics at both Front Range Community College in Fort Collins and Aims Community College in Greeley since Spring 2010. Last spring, I participated in a panel on teaching three-demensional arts via the internet at the NCECA (ceramics) conference in Seattle. I am co-curating a juried community college show for next spring’s conference in Houston. This summer, I spent 10 weeks in Bali as the artist-in-residence at Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, as well as a week as a regular tourist in Japan. I had a solo show entitled “Small Offerings” in Bali at the Gaya Ceramic and Design gallery. I just finished a writing an article for Ceramics Monthly that describes an anagama kiln build that took place at Gaya during my residency; this article will be published in either the November or December edition of the magazine. I’m also working on two articles about my work for Pottery Making Illustrated (magazine).

You were here 3 years ago in the fall, what do you remember most about your time at ART342?

What do I remember most? It was an idyllic time for me: unlimited time in the studio, a beautiful house to live in, the company of fellow artists and the freedom to lose myself in my work.

Where do you see yourself and your work in the next 5 years?

In 5 years I’d like to be teaching full-time at a university or art college. That, or living on my work full-time and teaching workshops. Whichever comes first!
What advice do you have for incoming/current residents?
Advice? Enjoy your time and make the most of it!
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions?
 I don’t have a definite next exhibition, but am working on a proposal for a gallery in Fort Collins to host the body of work that that is a response to my summer in Bali.
Check out more of Shana’s work at: www.shanasalaff.com

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