Relics of the Tide at The Compound Gallery

relics of the tide: a new exhibit by jenni ward

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | relics of the tide

 

July 18th-September 6th, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 18th, 2015  6-9

The Bone Series is a new line of ceramic sculpture that is focused on the remains of a form. The pieces are abstract interpretations of biological creatures that may have had fleshy fins, flanges or appendages, and these bone structures are all that remains after the flesh is gone.  Ward imagines that these pieces might have been discovered in the natural world and are the only clues to the past of what this creature might have been. These relics have been preserved for viewing.

The Compound Gallery
1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608
HOURS: Wed-Sun 12-7pm
TOLL FREE: 844-ART-SHIP
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Bone Series Installation Photos Are Up!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | bone series installation photos are up

 

If you haven’t had a chance to get to the Sculpture IS: 2015 exhibit at Sierra Azul Gardens in Watsonville, you can check out a sneak peek of my Bone Series Installation here on the website.  View the portfolio…

The show is up until October 31st, so make sure to get out there and check out all the amazing work in the garden. Also, click the link to read the Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the show. Enjoy!

Garden Party at Sierra Azul

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Garden Party at Sierra AzulGot some press today in the Santa Cruz Sentinel for my Bone Series at Sierra Azul’s Sculpture IS: 2015 exhibit! Such an amazing line up of artists in this exhibit, I’m so proud to be showing my work alongside them. The show is up until October, make sure that you get out there to see it!

Repost Reminder: Sculpture IS: 2015 Opens Today!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Sculpture IS: 2015I’m so excited to once again be participating in the Sculpture IS exhibit at Sierra Azul Gardens this summer. It’s one of my favorite local exhibits and it incorporates art and nature beautifully. This year I’ll be doing a site specific installation of my Bone Series. If you were able to make it to the Spring Studio Sale a few weeks ago, you saw a mock up if the installation in the studio, I’m hoping that the garden and sky space will only enhance what is already so exciting about this installation. Hope to see you at the reception!

 

 

Sierra Azul Gardens
2660 East Lake Ave Watsonville CA
Exhibition dates June 1 – Oct 31
Artists reception June 11, 5 – 7 pm

For more information contact: Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

Sculpture IS: 2015 Opening Reception

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Sculpture IS: 2015 Opening receptionHope to see you Thursday June 11 from 5 – 7 pm for the opening of Sculpture IS: 2015 at Sierra Azul Gardens in Watsonville. My site specific installation of the Bone Series is up alongside a number of other beautiful sculptures nestled into the gardens.

 

Sierra Azul Gardens
2660 East Lake Ave Watsonville CA
Exhibition dates June 1 – Oct 31
Artists reception June 11, 5 – 7 pm

For more information contact: Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

 

 

Sculpture IS: 2015 Installation

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Sculpture IS: 2015 installation

This weekend, Nate and I were over at Sierra Azul Gardens in Watsonville to install the new Bone Series piece, we worked on it for over 4 hours and it still needs a little tweaking but it’s looking really good! These are the same pieces (plus a few more) that I used for my Bone Series Installation at the MAH for Everybody’s Ocean exhibit, but the pieces are being displayed in a completely new configuration. Conceptually, I feel that the pieces in this installation represent the connections we have with each other, the synapses happening within our own bodies and how we are stitched together from past to present, from inside and out.

Be sure to come by for the opening of Sculpture Is: 2015 on June 11th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. The exhibit will be up from June 1 – Oct 31, 2015.

 

 

The Bone Series at the Compound Gallery

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | relics of the tideI’ve been a part of the Art in a Box program at The Compound Gallery in Oakland CA for a few years now, which has been great. They’ve recently expanded their studio spaces and added a new sculpture exhibition space called the Fabrefaction Gallery and I’ve been invited to exhibit my work there this summer. I’ll be showing work from my Bone Series in an exhibit called Relics of the Tide, these pieces have never been shown outside the studio so it is their public debut and I’m so excited!

Relics of the Tide
Show dates: July 18th – Sept 6th
Opening Reception: July 18th 6-9pm

About The Compound Gallery:
The COMPOUND Gallery & Studios was established in 2008.  We were voted Best Art Hang Out 2012 by the East Bay Express! Located in the Golden Gate district of North Oakland, our two buildings boast over 12,000 square feet. Visit them at: 1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608

 

Sculpture IS: 2015

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | sculpture IS: 2015

I’m  so excited to once again be participating in the Sculpture IS exhibit at Sierra Azul Gardens this summer. It’s one of my favorite local exhibits and it incorporates art and nature beautifully. This year I’ll be doing a site specific installation of my Bone Series. If you were able to make it to the Spring Studio Sale a few weeks ago, you saw a mock up if the installation in the studio, I’m hoping that the garden and sky space will only enhance what is already so exciting about this installation. Hope to see you at the reception!

Sierra Azul Gardens
2660 East Lake Ave Watsonville CA
Exhibition dates June 1 – Oct 31
Artists reception June 11, 5 – 7 pm

For more information contact: Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

Studio Sale Success!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support independent artists and student artists at our 10th annual Spring Studio Sale this past Saturday!!! Earth Art Studio student artists sold $475.00 worth of art alone, which allows for us to make a $47.50 donation to The Homeless Garden Project! In addition, many of my pieces from my Nest Series, Seed Pod Series & Bone Series found their way to new happy homes!  And I was able to showcase a new installation formation from my Bone Series and Hive Series.  AND… a big congratulations to Kim Bierman who was the winner of the raffle this year!!!

I was really busy and didn’t get to take too many photos, but if you missed the sale, here are a few images to give you the vibe of the event and remember that you can always make an appointment to visit the studio anytime. Thank you!!!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | studio sale success
new Bone Series installation
Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | studio sale success
treats!
Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | studio sale success
Van Gogh inspired student sunflower installation
Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | studio sale success
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Everybody’s Ocean comes down

jenni ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Everybody's Ocean comes down

 

After nearly 4 months of floating in the Solari Gallery at the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz for the Everybody’s Ocean exhibit, it was finally time to take the Bone Series Installation down. Thanks to the help of ceramic artist and my mentee Hong Lui, we were able to take the whole piece down in about an hour. You can see the last tail end of pieces still hanging in this photo. If you liked this piece, be sure to come by the studio for my Spring Studio Sale on May 2 from 11 – 4 and the pieces will be installed in a whole new arrangement.