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Tip Toland Workshop

Putting Expression Into The Face - 2010

Tip Toland teaches this three day, hands-on class focused on composing facial expressions in clay. Tip notes, "The expression on a face can speak volumes. So much is possible with the face and how it supports the gesture and directs a narrative."

Participants will lean an easy step-by-step way to proportionally construct the head and features. Tip will review the basic musculature of the face as it relates to expression. Over the course of the workshop, we will make multiple heads in various sizes, each with a different expression.

Tip will lead participants through topics such as asymmetry, layering expressions, and how to turn up and down the degree of volume of expression. The class will also discuss creating subtle nuance, which can suggest so much with so little. The goal is to give voice to inner psychological states, projecting aspects of humanity which create a felt response in the viewer.

Start collecting pictures of expressions you'd love to work with!"

Class size 18.

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Artist talk w/slides
June 24, 2010, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Three day Workshop
Hands On
June 25-27, 2010
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tip Toland Bio

Tip Toland was born outside of Philadelphia and now lives in Vaughn, Washington. She received her MFA from Montana State University in 1981. In 1986 She received a visual arts Fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded first-place in 2005 for the Virginia Groot Foundation grant. Tip is a full-time studio artist and a part-time instructor in the Seattle area. In addition, she conducts workshops across the United States. Her work has been shown at numerous galleries, including Nancy Margolis in NYC, Pacini-Lubel in Seattle, WA. She is currently represented by the Barry Friedman LTD Gallery. Her work is represented in both private and public collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, Kohler Art Center, and as a promised gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tip Toland Resume

1981 M.F.A., Ceramics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
1975 B.F.A., Ceramics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Grants and Awards:
2007 Artist Trust/Washington States Arts Commission Fellowship 2007 Nominated for a Neddy Grant, Seattle, WA
2004 Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant, First Place Award
2002 GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2001 Emerging Artist, NCECA, Charlotte, N.C.
1997 Artist-in-residence, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA
1995 Artist-in-residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1987 Slides retained for the Slide Reference Library, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
1986 Visual Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1985 Artist-in-residence, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
1982-3 Artist-in-residence, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR
1981 Governor's Award, Northern Rockies Clay, juried traveling exhibition, Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, MT
Purchase, Permanent Collection, Paint on Clay, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1980 Ferro Corporation, Cash Merit Award, The Westwood Clay National, Los Angeles, CA
1976 Purchase Award, Colorado Artist and Craftsman, juried, Boulder, CO
Solo Exhibitions:
2008 Bellevue Museum of Art, Bellevue, WA
2007 Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Recent Work, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988 Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1987 Brunswick Gallery, Missoula, MT
1985 Hundred Waters Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983 Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland, OR
1982 Meredith Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
Select Group Exhibitions:
2008 Two person exhibition, University of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, ALA
2007 Northwest Figurative Ceramics Invitational, Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT
2007 Red, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2007 Neddy Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2006 Living it Large, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
2006 The Edges of Grace. Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2005 The 35th Annual Ceramics Exhibition. Crossman Gallery, Univ. of WI, Whitewater
2005 White on White. Elaine L. Jacob Gallery. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2005 Tip Toland, Phoebe Toland. Turman Gallery, Helena, MT
2005 "Trans-Ceramic Art", 3rd World Ceramic Biennale/World Ceramic Exposition Foundation (WOCEF), World Contemporary Ceramic Exposition. Seoul, Korea
2004 A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence the Northwest
Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane
2004 Edgy Characters, NCECA, University of Indianapolis, Wheeler Arts Center
2003 Women on the Edge, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2002 Fired Up, Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2001 Gallery Group Plus+, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000- 02 Ceramic National 2000, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2001 Invitational Exhibit of Ceramics with the Human Figure, The Emerson, Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT.
2000 Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
1998 Thirtieth Artists-in-Residence Birthday Exhibition, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
Pratt Instructors' Exhibit, Center on Contemporary Art, (COCA), Seattle, WA
1996 Magic Mud Northwest Invitational, Gallery by the Lake, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Pottery Northwest / Northwest Folklife Festival Exhibit, Seattle, WA
1995 A-I-R Five-Year Retrospective, Children's Museum, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Resident artist exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Pratt Instructors' Exhibit, Center on Contemporary Art, (COCA), Seattle, WA
Teapot Invitational, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994-95 Cups 4, Annual Cup Show, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993 Clay 1993, A National Survey, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pratt Instructor's Exhibit, juried, Foster-White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 Kirkland Center for the Arts, juried, Kirkland, WA
1991 Clay with an Attitude, Kirkland, Center for the Arts, Kirkland, WA
War in the Gulf, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Two Person Show, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 Seven Figurative Artists Working in Clay, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Third Biennial Oregon / Washington Juried Exhibition, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA
Surreal Ceramics, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Artist-in-Residence Retrospective, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1988 Animal Imagery, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
The Aesthetic Edge, A National Clay Invitational, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Northwest Clay, Littman Gallery at Portland State University and Coos Art Museum, Portland, OR
1986 Contemporary Crafts: A Concept in Flux, National Craft Show Room, New York City, NY
Three-Person Show, Art Attack Gallery, Boise, ID
Figure Narrative, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Three-Person Exhibition, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1985 Group Clay Exhibition, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984 Ceramics and Social Commentary Clay, 1984, Laumeier International Sculpture Park Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1984, Group Show, Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Detroit, MI
1983 Louisiana State University Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Visiting Artists Exhibition, Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Clay for Walls, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Ceramic Invitational, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
1982 The Many Facets of Paper, Boca Raton Arts Center, Boca Raton. FL
1981 American Clay 1981, Invitational, Meredith Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
M.F.A., Thesis exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Northern Rockies Clay, juried traveling exhibition, Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, MT
Paint on Clay, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1980 Westwood Clay National, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY
Teaching and Related Experience:
2007 Sabbatical replacement, Spring Quarter, Ceramics Instructor, University of WA
2004-07 Abstracting the figure in Clay, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA
1999-2007 Sculpture Instructor, Seward Park Arts Studio, Seattle, WA
2006 NCECA Panel, "Deep sources of Inspiration" Tip Toland, Richard Notkin, Adrian Arleo,
Rick Newby. Portland, OR.
2001 Art Instructor, "Abstracting the Figure", Pratt Fine Arts center, Seattle, WA
1998-2000 Handbuilding & Beginning Wheel Instructor, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
1990-2007 Instructor, Coyote Central, Seattle, WA
1991-97 Art Instructor, Pacific Rim Camp for the Arts, Stanwood, WA and Evergreen State College
1996 Ceramic Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1990-96 Art Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
1995-96 Ceramic Instructor and Consultant, Pacific Arts Center, Seattle, WA
1995 Experiences in Creativity, Ceramic Sculpture, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA
1990-95 Artists in the Schools, Artist-in-Residence, Washington State Arts Commission
1993-95 Drawing Instructor, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
1988-93 Ceramic Instructor, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
1992-93 Drawing Instructor, Northwest School, Seattle, WA
1992 Ceramic Instructor, Edmonds Community College, Sumner, and Edmonds, WA
1991 Artist-in-Residence, Artists Unlimited, Lynnwood, WA
1990-91 Ceramic Instructor, Green Lake Middle School, Seattle, WA
1990 Art Facilitator and Artist-in-Residence, Festival Sandjate, T.T. Minor School, Seattle, WA
1989-90 Director for Sculpture Project, Sculpture Garden, Children's Museum, Seattle, WA
1988 Ceramic Instructor, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
1987 Substitute art instructor, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
1985 Ceramic Instructor, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
1983 Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1979-81 Graduate teaching assistant, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
The Stranger, "The Genius Awards" Visual Art Shortlist", Jen Graves, Sept. 13, 2007 Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Tip Toland, Prayer and Preoccupation, Mathew Kangas. Aug/Sept 2007
Tacoma Volcano, "The Neddy Finalists" Alec Clayton, July 26, 2007
Ceramics Art and Perception The Precious and Precarious, Glen Brown, Issue 60, 2005
"500 Figures in Clay" Lark Book, 2004
"A Head of its Time" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 16, 1984.
"A Turbulent Century Produces Art of Strong Social Content" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 25, 1984
"Actual Landscapes, Inner Images." Seattle Times, August 1990.
"American Clay 1981 and the Arts." Art in America, Summer 1982.
"American Clay 1981." Catalog for Meredith Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD, 1981.
"American Illustration 4th Annual: The ties that Bind." American Illustration Inc. New York, NY, 1985-86
"American Illustration 5th Annual: Restless Nights." American Illustration Inc. New York, NY, 1986-87
"Art, Money and the N.E.A." Ceramics Monthly, February 1987.
"Ceramic Exhibition is a Major Overview." Seattle Times, April 4, 1984.
"Ceramics and Social Commentary." Published in St. Louis, MO, 1984.
"Clay: Arts Multipurpose Vehicle." Baltimore Sun, September 1981.
"Clay Molded to Artists' Visions." The News American, September 1981.
"Contemporary Crafts: A Concept in Flux." Published in New York, NY, 1986.
"Down on Paper: The Material is the Message." Miami Herald, April 11, 1982.
"Galleries Rating Guide." Denver Post, January 1991
"Gallery Works Invade Auraria Campus." Rocky Mountain News, January 25, 1991.
"Goddesses of Clay Make Fertile Symbols." The Seattle Weekly, August, 1990.
"Looking Back at 1995's Artistic High Points." The Port Townsend Jefferson Co. Leader, December 27, 1995.
"Mixmasters." Eastside week, August 25, 1993.
"New Path for Feat of Clay." Sheboygan Journal, January 1981.
"Not Just Paper Adds Dimension to Wood." Boca Raton News, April 2, 1982.
"Northern Rockies Clay." Ceramics Monthly, November, 1981.
"Paint on Clay." American Crafts, June 1981.
"Relief on Clay." The Oregonian, August 12, 1983.
"Sculptors Mold a World of Emotion." Seattle Post Intelligencer, August 1990.
"Show Has Clay with Attitude." Journal American, August 4, 1991.
"Social Comment is Seen in Parks Ceramic Show." St. Louis Globe Democrat, November 16, 1984.
"Surrealistic Relief." Missoulian, March 6, 1987.
"Tapping Creativity." The Port Townsend Jefferson Co. Leader, November 22, 1995.
"Tapped Goddesses." Reflex, August 1990.
"Tea Sets for One of a Kind Tastes Served Up in Exhibits." Seattle Post Intelligencer, December 15, 1995
"The Westwood Clay National." Published in New York, NY, 1980.
"War in the Gulf." KIRO News 7 (interview), March 14, 1991, 6:45pm.