Susan Budge
Susan Budge

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Susan Budge: Gifts, Guardians & Objects of Affection
Nov
4
to Nov 26

Susan Budge: Gifts, Guardians & Objects of Affection

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Redbud Gallery is pleased to present "Gifts, Guardians & Objects of Affection," a solo exhibition by artist Susan Budge, featuring works resulting from forty years of exploration in clay. Reflections on life, influenced by the Dada movement, Brancusi, Miró, and Ernst, Susan Budge has explored sculptural forms by embracing the work ethic of the surrealists - working spontaneously in the studio and allowing forms to emerge from the subconscious, the realm of authentic creativity. 

The cut, or interlocking forms present in this body of work reference a meditative practice, while her love of nature and the human figure is revealed in the curving, bulbous forms. Her fascination with mystery is illustrated with the human eye, peering from abstract works. “Having my son has been one of the greatest gifts of my life, and the sculptural forms with the realistic eyes began with him watching me in the studio. The guardians represent the spirit of the people I have loved who have passed. The objects of affection are the small forms that reference the quote from Kandinsky that ‘everything that is dead quivers, even a white trouser button glittering out of a puddle in the street. Everything has a secret soul, which is silent more often than it speaks.’”

Raised in west Texas and New Mexico, Budge earned a BFA in Ceramics at Texas Tech University, and a MA from University of Houston Clear Lake. In 1989 and 1990, she was awarded two Artist in Education Grants from the Texas Commission for the Arts and discovered her love for teaching. She taught at San Jacinto College in Houston, then moved to San Antonio College, as Head of Ceramics where she received tenure, full professor and continued her education earning a MFA at University of Texas San Antonio. 

In the forty years that she has worked in clay, she has had 30 solo exhibitions and has been included in hundreds of invitational and juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Budge has work in private collections in Saudi Arabia, Greece, The United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, The San Angelo Museum of Art, the Art Museum at Northern Arizona State University, the Art Museum of South Texas, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Susan has received public commissions for Brackenridge Park, The South Texas Center for Blood and Tissue, and Lady Bird Johnson Park in San Antonio. Corporate Collections include Wyatt Energy, Tesoro, San Antonio Department of Cultural Affairs, Project Control, Five States Energy, and Saks Fifth Avenue. 

Budge returned to Houston, for a one year residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft following retirement from San Antonio College. She continues to teach ceramics at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School and the Art League of Houston.

To learn more about the artist, visit www.susanbudge.com

The exhibit will be on display from November 4 through November 26, 2017.

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"21st CENTURY EXPRESSIONISM IN CLAY" EXHIBITION @ LEEDY-VOULKOS ART CENTER
Jul
7
to Jul 29

"21st CENTURY EXPRESSIONISM IN CLAY" EXHIBITION @ LEEDY-VOULKOS ART CENTER

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21st Century American Clay Artists
July 7 - July 29, 2017
Back Gallery

Ben Bates | Chicago, Illinois
Susan Budge | Houston, Texas
James Ibur | St. Louis, Missouri
Jeff Whyman | Delray Beach, Florida
Allan Winkler | Kansas City, Missouri

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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

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C & M Present is a collaboration between Chris Higham and Michel Muylle, two avid art collectors in Houston. The last show they will produced is Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen, featuring substantial works by Joe Aker, Diel Anguilu, Cecilia Beaven, Susan Budge, Michael Collins, Sandra de la Rosa...

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"IN RESIDENCE" EXHIBITION @ HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
Mar
31
to May 20

"IN RESIDENCE" EXHIBITION @ HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

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"IN RESIDENCE"
ON VIEW MARCH 31, 2017 — MAY 20, 2017
IN THE ARTIST HALL

Opening Reception
Friday, March 31, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

The evening will also feature open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is delighted to present the ninth edition of In Residence, an annual exhibition celebrating HCCC’s Artist Residency Program, which has supported makers in the field of craft for over 15 years. This exhibition features work by 11 artists working in ceramic, fiber, metal, wood, and mixed media: Susan Budge, Jonathan Clark, Madison Creech, Terry Fromm, Julia Gabriel, Rene Lee Henry, Younha Jung, Wen-Dan Lin, Sarah S. Mallory, Gary Schott, and Carolyn Watkins.

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Susan Budge @ Sculpture Month Houston
Oct
27
to Nov 19

Susan Budge @ Sculpture Month Houston

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Susan Budge is pleased to announce participation in Sculpture Month Houston with ceramic works in Above and Below, a group exhibition on view at Decorative Center Houston, October 15 – November 19, 2016.

Featured artists include: Susan Budge, Larry Graeber, Michael Kirby, Alex Larsen, Steve Murphy, Ketria Scott, Lorraine Tady and Ben Woitena.

Above and Below
Curated by Sculpture Month Houston

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 27, 2016.
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Decorative Center Houston
5120 Woodway Dr. #3002
Houston, TX 77056

ABOUT SCULPTURE MONTH HOUSTON
Sculpture Month Houston is a citywide event that celebrates sculpture throughout Houston. It will showcase sculptural work, creative energies and diverse expressions of local sculptors. It will join a succession of existing art celebrations such as FotoFest, PrintMatters Houston and Houston Art Fair, adding to Houston’s reputation as an art friendly city. We invite you to come and celebrate the diverse exploration of sculpture rarely seen at this capacity.

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Opening Reception: THIRST
Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: THIRST

Please join Capsule Gallery the evening of Friday, July 8, for the opening reception of THIRST, an exhibition that celebrates the vessels and accessories that facilitate our enjoyment of summertime drinks through the display of both functional and decorative works.

The exhibition showcases local, national and international artists working in a number of materials–including Susan Budge's Angel Cups, David Clarke’s intimate Ever So Slightly Sloshed 2 pewter cup, Cheyenne Mallo’s tufted ceramic mugs, and Sandie Zilker’s 3d printed Dot Shot.

THIRST is on view at Capsule Gallery, July 8 - September 10, 2016.
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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On View: THIRST
Jul
8
to Sep 3

On View: THIRST

THIRST celebrates the vessels and accessories that facilitate our enjoyment of summertime drinks through the display of both functional and decorative works. THIRST showcases local, national and international artists working in a number of materials–including Susan Budge's Angel Cups, David Clarke’s intimate Ever So Slightly Sloshed 2 pewter cup, Cheyenne Mallo’s tufted ceramic mugs, and Sandie Zilker’s 3d printed Dot Shot.

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