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Rebekah Wostrel                                                                                                                                                    The McGuffey Art Center
2743 McElroy Drive                                                                                                                                               201 2nd Street NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903                                                                                                                                    Charlottesville, VA 22902
ph: 434.971.1033                                                                                                                                                    Studio Six
email: rawostrel@gmail.com

Education

1995-97    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. MFA Ceramics.
1987-91    Smith College, Northampton, MA. BA Anthropology. Concentration in religion and the arts.
1989-90   Friends World College, Machakos, Kenya. Conducted fieldwork on indigenous ceramics.

Work Experience

2006-present    McGuffey Art Center, Studio #6, Charlottesville, VA. Working artist and Teacher – Ceramics, Sculpture
and Design classes for kids and adults.
2006-present    Piedmont VA Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Adjunct Associate Professor – Studio Art: Design,
Drawing, Sculpture and Art Appreciation (online).
2001-2005          St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Adjunct Professor/Sabbatical replacement (03-04) – Ceramics.
2003                      Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Instructor – Ceramics Master Class. Summer term.
2002-2005          Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Lecturer – Ceramics.
2001-2005          The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Department Coordinator and Lecturer – Ceramics.
1999-2001           The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ. Ceramics Instructor.
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Ceramics Instructor.
1999                       University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Instructor – Advanced ceramics. Summer term.
1992-95                Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA. Curatorial Assistant.
Awards and Honors

2010, 09              Heymann Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.
Grant for mobile clay program for the Adult Learning Center and Girl Scouts.
2008                     Artisans Center of Virginia and S.H.E.A. Center, Charlottesville, VA.
Grant for coordination of mobile clay program for Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlottesville.
2003                     Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship.
2002                     The Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant. For creation of an interactive sound sculpture.
2001                     American Ceramic Circle Research Grant. For video documentation of ritual Balinese terracotta.
2001                     Independence Foundation Fellowship. For research of ritual Balinese terracotta.
1999-04              Artist in Residence. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Five year ceramic art residency.
1998                     Fulbright Fellowship – Indonesia. Java, Bali, Lombok. Researched indigenous ritual ceramic vessels.
1995-97               Graham Fellowship. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Professional Experience

2014                     The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. President.
2013                    White Lotus Tea House, Charlottesville, Staunton VA. Commission of tea bowls.
2011-present   Mobile Art Share Initiative (supported by the Artisans Center of VA). Director.
2010                   Piedmont Council of the Arts, Charlottesville, VA. Panelist for discussion of film Who Does She Think She Is?
2005-present  The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. Resident Artist.
2003                   Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. “Cultural Traditions” – course.
McCall Lecturer – Balinese Ritual Terracotta: Past, Present and Future.
2001                   The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. American Council for Southern Asian Art.
Symposium Presenter – Balinese Ritual Terracotta: Past, Present and Future.
2001                   Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.
Invited Participant for “Project Serving Artists” funded by the N. J. State Council on the Arts.
2000                  Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Visiting Artist.
2000                  Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA. Instructor – Paper porcelain course.
1999                   Napa Valley College, Napa, CA. Visiting Artist.

Solo Shows

2014                   Sarah Smith Gallery, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. Open Threads.
2008                  Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA. White Works +.
2008                  The Artisan Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA. Suite Belle Blue.
2007                   1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. Absorption and Flow.
2007                   The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. The Softer Side of Silica.
2004                   The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Pretties and Simples.
2004                   St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. New Work.
2002                   Gallerie Deja Vu, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Nuansa Bali.
2002                   The Princeton Arts Council, Princeton, NJ. into into.
2001                    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Interstices.
2000                   M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ. New Work.

Selected Group Shows

2010                   Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Declarations (in conjunction with NCECA).
2007-14            Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Faculty Show.
2009                  University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. Third Practice Festival, Suspension No. 3: Open Threads.
Interactive sound and video on sculptural porcelain screen.
2006                  The Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. World Women: on the horizon.
2006                  The Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, WV. Annual Ceramics Invitational.
2006                  Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA. Triple Vision.
2006                  The Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA. Amazing Clay.
2006                  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Small Favors.
2006                  Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Group Ceramic Exhibit.
2006                  The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA. New Members Show.
2005                  The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Penn State Alumni. Curator: Chris Staley.
2005                  Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA. The Blue Plate Special. Curator: Gail Brown.
2004                  Lipscomb Gallery, Greenville, SC. Group Ceramic Exhibit.
2004                  Lancaster Museum of Art, Main Line Art Center, Erie Art Museum. In our own Backyard.
2004                  Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN. Residents of The Clay Studio.
2003                  Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. The House of Sound. (Installation of interactive sound sculpture).
2003                  Harrisburg Community College, Harrisburg, PA. Divergence: Contrasting Views in Clay.
2003                  The Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Collaborations in Clay.
2003                  Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Hundreds of Cups.
2002                  Gallery of American Craft, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ. Resident Artists Group Show.
2002                  The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. Our Cups Runneth Over.
2002                  Noyes Art Museum, Oceanville, NJ. Craft Concepts.
2002                  Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI. Less is More: Ceramics with a Minimal Aesthetic.
2002                  Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. Wallworks. Juror: Michael Sherril.
2002                  La Galeria de Arte, University of Puerto Rico.
2002,01            Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. The Hopewell Ceramic Show. Curators: Jim Jansma, Ruth Morpeth
2002,99            Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. Winterfest 1999: A National Exhibition of Clay Art.
2001                   West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Group Show.
2001                   Public Library of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. Emergence Theory – NCECA 2001.
2001                   Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury Center, VT. Two Views of the Cup.
2000                  HAP Pottery, Beijing, China. New Qingci Show.
2000                  Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. The Clay Studio Resident Artists.

Publications, Media

American Ceramic Circle
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, 9.7.06, p. D1. Review (by Ruth Latter) of PVCC group exhibition: Triple Vision.
The Hook, 9.21.06, p. 52. Review (by Laura Parsons) of PVCC group exhibition: Triple Vision.
The Hook, 1.12.06, p.48. Review and image of exhibition pieces at The McGuffey Art Center: New Members Show.
WRTI, Philadelphia “Creatively Speaking”, September, 2004. Interview on exhibition at The Clay Studio: Pretties and Simples.
The Craft Digest, December 2002. Review of exhibition pieces at The Society of Arts and Crafts: Our Cups Runneth Over.
Clay Times, January, 2003. Review of exhibition pieces at The Society of Arts and Crafts: Our Cups Runneth Over.
Detroit Free Press, October 6, 2002. Review and image of exhibition pieces at Pewabic Pottery: Less is More.
NJN (NJ Public Television), April, 2002. Documentary of Perkins Center “Project Serving Artists” noborigama firing.
Art Matters, March 2001, p.8. Photo Mention of exhibition at The Clay Studio: Interstices.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 23, 2001, p.15. Review (by Edward Sozanski) of exhibition at The Clay Studio: Interstices.
Studio Potter Network News, March 1999. Article (by Rebekah Wostrel) “Clay Pots, Ritual Vessels: A Potter’s Journey into Bali.”

Collections

Boston Intercontinental Hotel, Boston, MA.
Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts, University Park, PA.
Philip and Margaret Kalodner, Philadelphia, PA.
Stan and Bunny Shapiro, Philadelphia, PA.
John Meyerhoff, Baltimore, MD.
Ichi Hsu, Beijing, China.

Galleries

Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA.
The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA.
Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA.

Affiliations
Artisans Center of Virginia. Juried Professional Artisan. Member since 201o.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Member since 1995.
American Craft Council. Member since 2002.

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