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*For Immediate Release*
Garth Clark is proud to announce [C]File, a non-profit organization building a community of clay and ceramic creatives in art, architecture, and design. Launching November 1st, 2013 at www.cfileonline.org
(Santa Fe, NM) Garth Clark is excited to announce his third act in the world of ceramics, CFile, a non-profit organization building a community of clay and ceramic creatives in art, architecture, and design. The majority of CFile’s activity and function will take place through it’s website, www.cfileonline.org. CFileOnline launches on November 1st, 2013 and will instantly become the go-to digital location for all-things ceramic.
The website is categorized into 5 sections.
• The Daily will collect all relevant ceramic news from around the world and publish it into one, blog-style newsfeed available directly on the home page. In addition, The Daily will publish exclusive interviews with leading artists and profiles of emerging artists.
• The Screen will supply high-definition video content associated with the ceramic arts, including projection-mapped ceramic sculpture, documentaries, interviews, and commercials.
• The Kunsthall is CFile’s premiere exhibition space that will deliver an unprecedented digital experience showcasing established and emerging artists in the field of ceramics. More than just images, The Kunsthallactually creates an immersive gallery sensation with super high-resolution photos, video, and accompanied text.
• The Ostracon Society is a Journal of Creative Writing on Ceramics published twice a year and accessible only through CFile’s site. This journal will be authored by the leading voices in the world of ceramic art, and will instantly become required reading for anybody interested in the medium.
• Ceramics Limited is a fundraising shop that will sell limited edition work from the greatest ceramists in the world. All proceeds from Ceramic Limited’s sales will go back into CFile’s operation.
CFile will also support ceramists through the creation of hard copy catalogs and biographies. CFile’s first official literary release was Dark Light: The Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse, which won the 2013 Bronze Medal of The Independent Publishers Association.
About Garth Clark
Garth Clark is the Director and Editor-in-Chief for CFile’s publishing projects, journal and news magazine. Irving Blum, the pioneering contemporary art dealer who launched Andy Warhol, Ken Price and Andrew Lord’s careers calls Garth “ceramic’s great clarifier.” Critic Peter Shjeldahl refers to him as “a welcoming voice–never condescending” and “educational but confident in the reader’s appetite for grown-up complexities.“ The Mather Award jury of the College Art Association (he was the 2005 award winner) wrote that Garth’s writings “have shaped thought about the field of ceramics and indeed the field itself.” A hydra-headed force in the field, Clark has received many honors; Fellow of the Royal College of Art, London, several honorary doctorates and lifetime achievement awards, the “Art Book of the Year” from The Art Libraries Society of North America, medals from the Independent Publishers Association and others.
He is the author of many books (over sixty ) and several hundred reviews and essay. With Mark Del Vecchio in 1981 he founded Garth Clark Gallery in New York, Los Angeles and briefly London and Kansas City and reigned as the major international space of contemporary ceramics. He founded the Ceramic Arts Foundation in 1979 and was its Director until 2005. An active speaker, Clark has spoken on five continents in thirty countries at over 100 major venues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to the Sorbonne University, Paris.
Next year he will be in Europe on a lecture tour taking him to Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, France and Italy as CFile’s ambassador. He has just completed two books, Mind Mud: The Conceptual Ceramics of Ai Weiweiand Lucio Fontana Ceramics, both in association with CFile.
Board of Advisors
Glenn Adamson. Director of The Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Dawn Bennett. Former executive director of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY, for over ten years.
Marek Cecula. Founder Modus Design
Louise Cort. Curator of Ceramics at The Sakler and Freer Museums of Art, Washington DC.
Ned Cramer. Editor-in-chief of Architect
Ulysses Dietz. Chief Curator of the Newark Museum and currently acting director.
Andrew Glasgow. Director of education and collections at the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
John Stuart Gordon. Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, since 2007.
Paul Greenhalgh. Director Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Pamela Hootkin. Senior vice president, treasurer and director of investor relations at Phillips Van Heusen Corporation.
Rob Hunter. Editor of the annual journal, Ceramics in America, published by the Chipstone Foundation.
Garth Johnson. Studio artist, writer, curator and educator who lives in Eureka, California and teaches at The College of the Redwoods.
Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl. Co-founder of SuperFormLab at School of Design, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art
Tony Marsh. Professor of Art and Head of the ceramics department, California State University, Long Beach.
David Queensberry. The 12th Marquis of Queensberry, Professor of Ceramics at the Royal College of Art, London.
Anders Ruhwald. Professor of ceramics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI.
Ezra Shales. Associate Professor Massachusetts College of Art.
Martin Smith. Department head and Professor of Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London.
Cindi Strauss. Assistant Director of Programming, curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design, Museum of Fine Art-Houston.
Jorunn Veiteberg. Adjunct professor Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway and guest professor School of Design and Crafts Gothenburg University, Sweden.
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