Professor Vince Pitelka, Head of the Clay Program at Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Craft, to Juror the 45th Annual Gussman Juried Student Exhibition

Thursday, April 04, 2013, 10:36 AM to Thursday 18, 10:37 AM

The Annual Gussman Juried Student Exhibition is funded by an annual gift by the Herbert and Roseline Gussman Foundation.

Professor Vince Pitelka  will serve as juror for the 45th Gussman Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The Gussman Student Art Show is the capstone exhibit of each academic year. This exhibit is intended to showcase the most exceptional creative works produced by students in the School of Art. All University of Tulsa graduate and undergraduate students who were enrolled during the spring and fall semesters of 2012 and the spring semester of 2013 are eligible to submit works for jurying into this exhibit.  

A teacher, designer and a visual artist with an extensive workshop and exhibition record, Professor Pitelka is currently the Head of the Clay Program at the Appalachian Center for Craft near Smithville, Tennessee.   Vince received his MFA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Between 1988 and 1991 Vince taught art foundations at Northeastern University in Boston, and from 1991 to 1994 he was Assistant Professor of Art and Coordinator of the Art department at North Dakota State University in Fargo, where he taught ceramics, art history, art appreciation, and drawing.  Vince moved to Tennessee in 1994 to direct the Clay Program at ACC. Among his many contributions to the field, Vince wrote the definitive ceramics textbook, Clay: A Studio Handbook, published by American Ceramic Society in 2001.

The opening reception for the Gussman Exhibition will be held Thursday April 4, from 5 to 7 pm in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery.  Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception.   The Gussman will be on exhibit April 4 through April 18. 


Mary Whitney