Whitney Forsyth, TU Faculty, Selected for Materials: Hard & Soft Exhibition
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Whitney Forsyth, Associate Professor of Ceramics was selected to be included in the 2012 Materials: Hard & Soft Exhibition, and her work was published on the cover of the exhibition catalog.
Materials: Hard & Soft is an annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts started in 1987 and is now in it's 25th year. Recognized nationally, this competition attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.
For the 2012 exhibition, we received entries from 220 artists, with a total of 582 pieces. The juror chose 75 pieces. Monica Moses juried this exhibition. She became editor in chief of American Craft magazine in June 2010. She brings to that role 20 years' experience in media organizations as an editor, designer, and creative director – as well as a lifetime of passion for the visual arts. Moses is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in English of St. Olaf College and has a master's degree in visual communication from the University of Minnesota. She was on the visual faculty of the world's leading training institution for mid-career journalists, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, for four years and served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in photography in 2006. When she is not editing the magazine, she paints, makes jewelry, works with handmade paper, and dabbles in clay.