Hive Installation

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

I am so excited to announce that I was selected to install a sculpture from my Hive Series at the Museum of Art & History’s open stairwell space for 2014. This sculpture is comprised of 150 hand-built ceramic pieces and is my largest installation to date. Visit Jenni Ward Art on Facebook to see photos and video of the installation in process.

About the Hive Installation:
The piece is a visual expression of the energy between opposing forces. In nature, a hive illustrates the natural balance between strength and fragility, curiosity and avoidance, security and vulnerability. In this sculpture, these concepts are explored using a geometric arrangement of multiple ceramic forms inspired by nature. The negative spaces between each ring and each piece create an active energy that is felt but not seen. The combination of these elements create an abstract interpretation of a hive structure both physically and conceptually.

Learn more about the Santa Cruz MAH:
Please check out the sculpture while you enjoy one of the many exhibits and art activities going on at the MAH. The MAH is located at 705 Front St, and is open Tuesday – Sunday 11- 5 and is open late until 9pm every Friday. Check out the First & Third Friday event schedules. $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, FREE for MAH members.

Take-Aways: Art To Go!

Group Art Exhibit
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery
Jan 15th – Feb 16th, 2014
artists reception: Jan 19th, 2 – 4pm

Take-Away beautiful small works of art from over 50 of the county’s top artists. I will be exhibiting work from my Specimen Series; arrangements of little clay compartments filled with organic ceramic shapes. Enjoy!

Learn more about the PVAC:

PVAC is located at 37 Sudden St, Watsonville
Gallery is open Wed – Sun 11 – 4
Free Admission!

Art in a Box

Jenni Ward has joined the Art in a Box team! The Compound Gallery is pleased to present ART IN A BOX, an art subscription service featuring Bay Area artists. Operating on the model of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or wine subscription service, Art in a Box offers amazing original works of art instead of vegetables or wine.

Subscribing is simple, once you place your order, you will be sent a link to an online form where you can give us three adjectives to describe your art taste and tell us what media you like, and you will receive a carefully chosen piece of art YOU GET TO KEEP in your box each month of your subscription!

Subscribers can choose how often to receive boxes (every month, every other month, quarterly, etc.) Subscribers receive a new work of fine art by a different local artist in each box. Our featured artistswork in a variety of mediums (ceramic, printmaking, painting, collage, digital prints, etc.) and most of them live and work in Oakland or San Francisco.

Subscribers can indicate a preference in mediums, but not the artist or piece. All artwork is contained in an 11″ x 17″ x 3″ box along with the artist’s bio. Subscriptions are $40/month for pick up only, and $50/month which includes shipping (there is a minimum three month subscription). We currently have subscribers in all parts of the U.S.—from Oakland to Brooklyn. Art in a Box allows subscribers to receive high quality works worth much more than the subscription cost, gives local artists national exposure, and helps to support the arts and artists in the Bay Area.