The Faculty Show is up for a couple more weeks at the Santa Fe Art Gallery. I was represented by a sculpture called "Ontogenetic Flux" and two "small structures" drawings. 

 

http://www.sfcollege.edu/finearts/gallery/

 

 

 








"Ontogenetic Flux," 2014. Stoneware and earthenware.


"Where Are They Now?" will open this month at 4Most Gallery in Gainesville, Florida. Curated by my friend Cheyenne Chapman, it is a collection of handmade postcards from alumni of the University of Florida Ceramics program, wherever we may currently be.

 

Here's mine, called "Sweetwater Branch," after a rainy day walk I went on the day I started it. The brown curving lines in the drawing are from a tangle of vines I saw on that walk. 

 

It's 6" x 8" on paper, using collage, pencil, pen and ink, gouache and acrylic. 

 

http://the4mostgallery.wordpress.com/current-show/

 





This is a bit of a flashback, but I participated in the group project FLOR 500 by Xavier Cortada last year in Florida. From the website:

 

FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project created by Miami artist Xavier Cortada to commemorate Florida’s quincentennial in 2013. The project marks the importance of the moment when the history of our state changed forever and gives us a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago.

500 flowers 
A team of scientists selected the 500 native flowers-  the same ones that grew in our state when Juan Ponce de Leon landed in 1513 and named it "La Florida”–from "flor," the Spanish word for flower.

 500 artists 

Five hundred Floridians were then invited to depict 500 native wildflowers. The artwork, along with information about each flower, will be posted on the project website (www.FLOR500.com).

500 gardens
A team of historians selected individuals who helped shape Florida history.  Florida schools and libraries (across the 67 counties and 8 regions) are encouraged to plant 500 wildflower gardens, dedicating them to one of 500 important Floridians selected by a team of historians.  These 500 new native habitats will help support Florida’s biodiversity.


Based at the FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts where he serves as artist-in-residence, the effort furthers Cortada’s long-standing commitment to eco-art projects that engage community and expose human impact on the environment.

 

 

Since I was living in Panama City when I decided to participate, I chose a flower from Florida's northwest region, the Fringed Bluestar. Below is the link to my page on Cortada's site:

 

http://www.xaviercortada.com/?page=FLOR15

 




This drawing is 5" x 7" on rag paper, using pencil, pen and ink, gouache and gold leaf.




This past spring, I was honored to be invited to participate in Lillstreet Gallery's annual "Art And the Urban Garden" exhibition. I sent them bright and lively planters, wall vases, and this flower brick, with its removable lid for arranging stems.

 

I also have a drawing and a plate set in the current exhibit at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, Kansas, curated by Kyla Strid:

 

paper | plate

Curated by Kyla Strid
September 26 – November 8

RECEPTION September 26 | 5 to 9pm
INSIGHT Art Talk with Kyla Strid  |  October 8  |  7pm

Jessica Brandl
Jeremy Brooks
Ben Carter
Eva Champagne
Victoria Christen
Linda Christianson
Blair Clemo
Mark Cole
Josh DeWeese
Paul Donnelly
Kathryn Finnerty
Julia Galloway
Steve Godfrey
Mel Griffin
Mike Helke
Meredith Host
Mike Jabbur
Gail Kendall
Kathy King
Martina Lantin
Brenda Lichman
Roberto Lugo
Lorna Meaden
Sean O’Connell
Adam Paulek
Nathan Prouty
Amy Santoferraro
Pete Scherzer
Brad Schwieger
Adam Shiverdecker
Emily Schroeder Willis
James Tingey

IMAGES drawing on paper/plate by Victoria Christen




 





http://issuu.com/gayacac/docs/gaya_cac_ra_catalog/1

 

Above is the full catalogue of work by Resident Artists at Gaya Ceramic Art Center in Bali.


In Spring of this year, Desi Seni, which translates to "art village," featured the sculptures of Gaya Ceramic Art Center Artists in Residence, myself included. The lush, peaceful grounds and traditional Indonesian architecture was a perfect setting for our works. Below is the link to the catalogue:

 

http://issuu.com/gayacac/docs/yogathon_desa_sani_catalog/1


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The 22 Blog/magazine featured my work back in August, while I was at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine. Here it is:


http://the22blog.com/2013/08/05/eva-champagne/


In August 2013, as my Kickstarter campaign for the Gaya residency was just getting underway, I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with my friend Benjamin Carter for his podcast, "Tales of A Red Clay Rambler."

 

Here are the links to both Ben's blog and the podcast:



http://carterpottery.blogspot.com/2013/08/eva-champagne-on-tales-of-red-clay.html

 

http://talesofaredclayrambler.libsyn.com/webpage/2013/08