We are happy to announce an important development in our efforts to broaden the international presence of Artaxis.
We recently asked our membership for suggestions on how we could make our organization more useful and we received many great responses. One such response came from Artaxis member, Anthony Stellaccio. Anthony offered to help strengthen our international presence by promoting Artaxis and encouraging international artists to apply. As our new International Coordinator, Anthony has been hard at work already, soliciting and, when needed, advising and editing applications from the UK, Turkey, Lithuania, Italy, Australia, Ukraine, Ireland, South Africa, and Israel.
Anthony Stellaccio is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) and the American Folklore Society, earning his MFA at Tulane University in ceramics, and his MA in Folklore from Western Kentucky University. He lived in Lithuania from 2004-2010, during which time he served as a consultant for the Lithuanian Art Museum, lectured and wrote extensively on Lithuanian ceramics, published both a documentary film and a book on Lithuanian folk pottery, and remained active as an artist in Europe and abroad. In 2010, Stellaccio served as a project manager and curatorial research specialist for the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art. In 2017, he will receive his second US Fulbright Grant to teach American ceramic art history and professional development at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts in Lithuania. In June of this year, an exhibition of international artists for which Stellaccio is co-curator will open at Cloud Gallery in Amsterdam. In 2018, he will be curating a series of concurrent exhibitions at Baltimore Clayworks, focusing on the topic of folklore in contemporary ceramics. He remains active as a writer and studio artist.
See more of Anthony’s work on his Artaxis page at: https://artaxis.org/anthony-stellaccio/
If you would like to be involved in the Artaxis organization, please let us know. We are always looking for curators, organizers, and writers to work with us to help promote our members and the field in general.