May 31, 2016
Debra Keyes of Minneapolis and Nadine Terk of New York City have been selected as the 2016 recipients of The Saint John's Pottery Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program. In addition, the studio will also host Jane Kelley Rodeheffer from Pepperdine University in California. All three will create ceramic art while in residence at SJU in June.
Keyes and Terk were selected to receive support from the Jerome Foundation through an extensive panel review. The panelists included Richard Bresnahan, director and artist-in-residence at The Saint John's Pottery; Kathleen Richert, textile artist and illustrator; and Laura Youngbird, director of Native American programs at the Plains Art Museum.
Keyes creates functional pottery adorned with playful and expressive imagery. Originally trained as a printmaker, she is primarily interested in decorative surface design. She was recently awarded a competitive fellowship through the Powderhorn Park Recreation Center in Minneapolis.
Terk utilizes painting, sculpture and multimedia art to explore connections to nature and one another, often through portraiture. She has a master's of art history and archeology from Columbia University and recently completed an artist residency at the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, Florida.
The Saint John's Pottery Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program is made possible through a Jerome Foundation 50th Anniversary Grant. The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, supports the development and creation of new works by emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City.
Rodeheffer, a scholar, curator and calligrapher, will also take part in an artist residency. She has a master's and doctorate of philosophy from Vanderbilt University and is the Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books at Pepperdine's Seaver College. She is interested in the expressive relationship between literature and tea ceramics.
The Saint John's Pottery embodies the Benedictine values of community, hospitality and self-sufficiency as well as SJU's commitment to the integration of art and life, the preservation of the environment and the celebration of diverse cultures. For more information, contact Steven Lemke, program manager, at 320-363-2930.