It brings me great pleasure to present Steinfest, an annual, national exhibition featuring the German beer stein. I am honored to present this diverse group of nationally and regionally known artists who have approached this form in unique and individual ways.
Steinfest artists have come from 25 states and Canada, and more than half live outside of North Carolina. The exhibition brings together artists whose styles, techniques, and processes represent the full spectrum of applications in clay. Known for their excellence in craftsmanship and interpretations in clay, Steinfest artists have elevated the simple beer container to new heights and unexpected directions. They exemplify the transformation of matter into art.
Why focus on the beer stein? Durham is the local food movement writ large. An extension of that movement is to recognize the artists and craftspeople that are creating forms that showcase this food. There is nothing like handling an object created by hand and then drinking from that object. Handcrafted objects are good for the economy as well as the soul.
Gillian Parke, Steinfest Curator
2017 - 5th Annual Steinfest Artists
Andrew Avakian ~ Noel Bailey ~ Amanda Barr ~ Nolan Baumgartner ~ Bethany Benson ~ Lisa Brown ~ Dawn Candy ~ Andrew Coombs ~ Jeff Dean ~ Elise Delfield ~ Maria Dondero ~ Doug Dotson ~ Charlie Evergreen ~ Susan Feagin ~ Josh Floyd ~ Nancy Garrett-Mead ~ Martha Grover ~ Phil Haralam ~ Deborah Harris ~ Steven Hill ~ Gillian Parke ~ Brian Jensen ~ Jake Johnson ~ Jordan Jones ~ Matt Kelleher ~ Tim Kowalczyk ~ Justin Lambert ~ Paul Linhares ~ Mimi Logothetis ~ Didem Mert ~ Nikki Mizak ~ Nick Moen/The Bright Angle ~ Emily Murphy ~ C.J. Niehaus ~ John Oles ~ Julie Olson ~ Marsha Owen ~ Elizabeth Paley ~ Ronan Peterson ~ Teresa Pietsch ~ Dow Redcorn ~ Joseph Sand ~ Amy Sanders ~ Pete Scherzer ~ Kristina Stafford~ Jennifer Stas ~ Joy Tanner ~ Brad Tucker ~ Eric Van Eimeren ~ Evelyn Ward ~ Nathan Willever~ Betsy Williams
Posey Bacopoulos Noel Bailey Gaines Bailey Chris Baskin Bethany Benson Lisa Brown Naomi Cleary Andrew Coombs Dawn Dishaw Christopher Donald Doug Dotson Kowkie Durst Carole Ann Fer Yoshi Fujii Phil Haralam Deborah Harris Wesley Harvey Cathi Jefferson Jordan Jones Jesse Jones Matt Kelleher Michael Kline Rob Kolhouse Tim Kowalczyk Brenda Lichman Mimi Logothetis Andrew Massey Lorna Meaden Melissa Mencini Didem Mert Shane Mickey CJ Niehaus Conni Norman Julie Olson Lisa Orr Elizabeth Paley Gillian Parke Anne Partna Erica Passage Ronan Peterson Teresa Pietsch Audrey Rosulek Joseph Sand Carol Schwartz Lindsay Scypta Grace Sheese Jennifer Stas Angelique Tassistro Kyla Toomey Brad Tucker Eric Van Eimeren Evelyn Ward Betsy Williams
2015 Stein Gallery
Nicole Aquillano Andrew Avakian Posey Bacopoulos Nolan Baumgartner Hayne Bayless Bethany Benson Patricia Bilbro Rob Cartelli Pattie Chalmers Mark Cole Dawn Dishaw Doug Dotson Sanam Emami Mark Errol Charlie Evergreen Becca Floyd Yoshi Fugi Matthew Gaddie Stephanie Galli Deborah Harris Lana Heckendorn Stephen Heywood Autumn Higgins Meredith Host Matthew Hyleck Mike Jabbur Cathi Jefferson Julie Jones Peter Karner Michael Kline Rob Kolhouse Laura Korch Adam Landman Mimi Logothetis Lorna Meaden Jennifer Mecca Shane Mickey Sean O'Connell John Oles Julie Olson Lisa Orr Elizabeth Paley Gillian Parke Ronan Peterson Ron Philbeck Teresa Pietsch Anne Pärtna Jeremy Randall Barry Rhodes Joseph Sand Lindsay Scypta Rusty Sieck Gay Smith Stacey Stanhope Jennifer Stas Tyler Stoll Charlie Tefft Kyla Toomey Evelyn Ward Betsy Williams
Nicole Aquillano Andrew Avakian Hayne Bayless Bethany Benson Karl Borgeson Lisa Brown Rob Cartelli Pattie Chalmers D awn Dishaw Maria Dondero Doug Dotson Mark Errol Charlie Evergreen Bruce Gholson Martha Grover Deborah Harris Lana Heckendorn Robbie Heidinger Samantha Henneke Autumn Higgins Cathi Jefferson Julie Jones Laura Korch Martina Lantin Michael McCarthy Lorna Meaden Julie Olson Marsha Owen Elizabeth Paley Eric Pardue Gillian Parke Anne Pärtna Ronan Peterson Ron Philbeck Teresa Pietsch Eric Rempe Barry Rhodes Scott Roberts Lindsay Rogers Justin Rothshank Joseph Sand Amy Santoferraro Deborah Schwartzkopf Stacey Stanhope Jennifer Stas Charlie Tefft Brad Tucker Evelyn Ward Julie Wiggins Betsy Williams