As you travel through Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, be sure to enjoy the display of ceramics created by members of Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA). My work titled “Passage to Adventure” is the tall grouping of columnar forms near the right end of the case. The work will be on display through the beginning of June 2019.
I am honored, grateful, and thrilled to receive a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant for 2019.
My statement outlines: Feigenbaum will create abstract ceramic wall sculptures depicting Minnesota birds in their habitats. She will present an exhibit, artist talk, and intergenerational clay workshop at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
I am looking forward to a year of learning, creating, and sharing!
The Studio: HERE project provides a window for fair guests into the practice of art-making: the opportunity to witness how art objects rarely just tumble out and that being an artist requires sustained work. I will use my 12 hours in The Fine Arts Building gallery as a working studio day, and provide a look into the world of hands-on labor and how my ceramic sculpture is created through work -- and sustenance from food-on-a-stick.
I am proud to announce that I am a recipient of a 2017 Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant, awarded by Northern Clay Center. The project period is April 1 - December 31, 2017.
The following information is from the Northern Clay Center website, northernclaycenter.org.
Susan Feigenbaum plans to use the time and space provided by the award to consider new compositional presentations for her work and to aggressively pursue corporate commissions. She will do a deep dive into ceramic chemistry to expand her palette. Finally, Feigenbaum will continue her critical dialogue with her mentorships developed during her time in NCC’s MN NICE program.
This year’s selection panel consisted of our winter McKnight Resident Artist, Eva Kwong, who is also an educator and an author; visiting artist, Pattie Chalmers, curator of our spring exhibition, Roadside Attractions, and professor at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale; and local potter and NCC teaching artist, Peter Jadoonath, who is a former Jerome recipient himself.
We wish to thank each of them for a day of very thoughtful deliberations; their valuable feedback is available to the grant recipients and applicants as a form of professional development.
2017 marks the 27th year of support for this program from the Jerome Foundation. The Foundation supports emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City who, among other qualifications:
- take risks and embrace challenges
- are rigorous in their approach to creation and production
- are under-recognized by their peers.