It's that time of the year when the Saratoga Clay Arts Center invites their Members to submit their best current work for our Annual Members Juried Exhibition. This year's juror is Leigh Taylor Mickelson, who is new to the SCAC team! Since April she has been our Program Consultant, helping SCAC with exhibition management, promotion and helped build our new website, which we launched this summer. Being this year’s juror is an excellent way for her to get to know all of you and your work.
The exhibition will be held in the Schacht Gallery from December 14, 2019 - January 18, 2020 and we will host an opening reception on Saturday, December 14, 5-7pm. It is always a wonderful community event, as many exhibiting artists are from the region. We will be awarding prizes! First Place $150, Second Place $100, Third Place $50, People's Choice $50. Hope to see you there.
Deadline for Entries – October 4, 2019, midnight. Learn more.
About our Juror:
Leigh Taylor Mickelson, a resident of Ossining, NY, is an artist and independent consultant with 22 years of experience in nonprofit arts management and program development. From 2012-19 she served as Executive Director at Clay Art Center, in Port Chester, NY and was formerly on staff as the Program Director. In 2006, she moved to NY from Baltimore, MD where she was the Exhibitions Director for Baltimore Clayworks for 9 years. In her 22-year career as an arts administrator and curator, she has curated and organized dozens of ceramic exhibitions for galleries and organizations across the United States, and from 2013-18 served on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) board as their Exhibitions Director. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and English Literature from Hamilton College, and received her MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts. Mickelson has had several articles published in various publications and catalogs, has taught ceramics and workshops across the east coast and exhibits her own work widely across the nation.