Friday, May 29, 2009

Watershed Benefit

Another great event for Watershed!  Below is the info from Chris Gustin, the organizer of the event.  Thanks so much to Chris for asking me to participate!

Gustin Studio and Gallery

invites you to

The Watershed Gala Benefit

Wood Fire Exhibition, Raffle and Auction

Saturday, June 20th   
4 to 7 pm

We're doing it again! Join us for an afternoon of excitement as we raise funds to help support the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

We are celebrating the day with 3 events- You don't need to attend to participate!

The Watershed Invitational Wood Fire Exhibition

Opening Reception and Party
4 to 7 pm

125 ceramic artists from the United States, Canada and Australia have donated work that will be fired in my wood kiln in May. The exhibition will showcase some of the best artists in the field.

Click here for the list of artists participating!

A portion of all sales from the exhibit will go to support Watershed's programs

Exhibition runs from June 20th - July 26th

The Pot Raffle
Begins at 5:30 pm

100 pieces from the firing will be raffled.
Everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a piece.
A "special" piece will be saved for last, going to the person with the 100th number! 

You don't need to be present to participate. A Watershed Board Member will pick your piece when your number is called, and we'll send it to you.

Raffle tickets $50 each

Tickets can be purchased by emailing

100% of raffle sales will support Watershed

The Auction
We are choosing a select group of pieces from the firing to be auctioned on-line.

Visit our auction site on-line to view and bid on the pieces:

This is a great chance to purchase some truly unique work by some of the fields best artists. 100% of the purchase price will go to Watershed, so bid on some great work and help the cause!

Auction opens 12 noon, Friday, June 12th
Auction closes 12 noon, Saturday, June 20th

Friday, May 22, 2009

Upper Crust Pizza Party- A Successful Benefit for Watershed!

Thanks to all those that came out to support Watershed!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Please come enjoy an exciting night of comedy, music, delicious food and wine and take home an original work of art!
Upper Crust Pizza Party NYC- Celebrating the Art of Pizza
to benefit Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts 
DATE: Monday, May 18, 2009 
TIME: 6:00-9:00 pm 
LOCATION: Barry Friedman Gallery Ltd. • 515 West 26th St • NYC, NY

*Event Host- Joy Behar from ABC’s “The View”*
*Live music by Echosuite and Professor T.K. Blue & the C.W. Post Jazz Combo*
*Improv comedy by the cast of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical!*
*Guests will receive a handmade ceramic “slice” plate by acclaimed Watershed artist alumni*
*Haute pizza cuisine by Chef Roberto of Keste Pizza & Vino*

Please call 207.882.6075
$200 per person at the "Patron" level 
(special mention in our program as a thank you!)

$75 per person at the "Artist" level!

Tickets also available at the door

Friday, May 1, 2009


Visit Bronx artists' private studios during the 3rd Annual Mott Haven Open

Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 12:00-6:00pm! Free! 

Hosted by the Bronx Council on the Arts' new Bronx Culture Trolley


Maps are online here

<> , at, and will be at all locations on the tour. Event info

line: 718-401-7866

The self guided tour starts at 12:00pm (noon) at Longwood Art Gallery @

Hostos  at 450 Grand Concourse, near the 2, 4, and 5 trains at 149 St-Grand

Concourse; trolley departs Longwood Art Gallery every hour on the hour from

12-5pm and shuttles riders to all studios. Hop on and off the trolley all


Afterparty at Longwood Art Gallery from 6:00-8:00 pm.

The 3rd Annual offers a rare opportunity to visit many artists' private

studios not ordinarily open to the public; and brings together shows at the

Bronx Blue Bedroom Project, Bruckner Gallery, Haven Arts Gallery, LDR Studio

Gallery, Sobro 721 Gallery, and studios at the Bronx Museum of the Arts,

where international artists Dulce Gómez Cerezo (Venezuela); André Komatsu

(Brazil); and Belinda (Billie) Zangewa (South Africa) are in residence

(enter building through South Wing to visit studios; suggested donation to

enter exhibitions in North Wing).  Also on the tour is an installation

curated by Alison Ward at the Synthetic Zero Art Space, (305 E. 140th St,

#1A) which opens the evening before, May 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm. 

Special Event Schedule

12:00-6:00pm - Private artists' studios open to the public

2:00pm - Reading by Chapter One winners Shell Fischer and Jason Michael

Martin at Longwood Art Gallery

2:00-5:00pm - Opening of Mark L Stafford's installation W O R K at the Bronx

Blue Bedroom Project

3:30 - 4:30pm Play, Pink Bones at Spanic Attack's Bronx Salon, at 271

Alexander Avenue

All day - Artists paint outdoors en pleine aire outside 305 East 140th


6:00-8:00pm - 3rd Annual celebratory reception aka Afterparty! at Longwood

Art Gallery 

Next Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays trolley is June 6th - ¡Viva Cultura! -

a celebration of Puerto Rican heritage in the Bronx. 

The Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays' vehicle is wheelchair accessible; and

accessible venues will be marked on tour map.