May HTA Newsletter
HTA is awarded the Doty Research Grant
Karin Kreamer wrote a grant on behalf of the HTA to create a full color map of historic and contemporary tile installations in the twin port cities of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. It will be the next phase of a documentation and publication project of historic and contemporary tiles in the upper midwest. A previous map concentrating on historic and contemporary tiles in Minneapolis and St. Paul.was created by Jane Swan and Josh Blanc in 2002.
Karin was notified she received the Doty Research Grant of $3717 to make the map on April 29th and will soon receive an initial check of $2000 to start the project. She has already been collecting tile installation addresses and making contacts to compile the list of sites. The map will be ready for participants of the “Tiles of the Northern Plains: Building on Tradition” tile conference in September.
If you have any leads of tile sites in Duluth or Superior, please contact Karin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
218-724-6955. Congratulation Karin and we look forward to seeing the second map of tiles.
Budget of Historic and Contemporary tile map of the "Twin Ports" Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin:
$1717 Printing 2000 full color two sided maps
$ 900 Map maker
$ 800 Photography
$ 300 Transfer images and text to HTA web site
Press coverage of members
Back in February a band of volunteers sent out 1200 directories and press releases and we are starting to see some fruit from all that hard work. On March 29th the HTA was given a blurb with a picture of the directory in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and over 50 people requested a directory from that spot.
The HTA was contacted by The Rake Magazine asking us to submit art for use as the cover of their Folio, a special supplement. Pooka Ness's "Ginkgo" was selected and now graces the cover of the May issue.
Sheryl Tuorila was featured through her gallery representation Art Resources in a full page image of her work "Bruno".
Tiles of the Twin Cities Recap
Announcing the publication of Tile Heritage: A Review of American Tile History, vol. 8, no. 1, Tiles in the Twin Cities, dedicated to the THF symposium held in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in 2002. With our second Minnesota conference coming up this fall, the timing of this publication couldn’t be more perfect. We are especially grateful to our four contributors—Marcia Anderson, Tim Counts, Sharon Darling and Tom O’Sullivan—for their scholarship and perseverance, having submitted their work to Tile Heritage over three years ago. Each of the articles is flawlessly written, reflecting on over 100 years of Minnesota tile history. The journal will be in the mail to THF members by the middle of the first week in April.
The topic of shipping has come up in a couple of conversations as of late. Probably because the cost continues to rise. One discovery has been the Post Office's flat rate box. They have two box sizes: one just smaller than a Continental Clay box at 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and the other at 11-7/8" x 3-3/8" x 13-5/8" which is more for books. The rate of the Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes provided by the Postal Service is $8.10 regardless of weight or destination and reaches its destination in 2 days. The boxes are free and can either be picked up at your local post office or ordered online where you can get a minimum of 25 boxes sent to you free of charge. A good idea is to buy two $4.05 stamps, stick them on the box and put it out for pick-up by your friendly mail carrier.
Attendance for meeting on May 2nd at Sheryl Tuorila Studio
Host Sheryl Tuorila - Nancy Froseth, Jane Swan, Merribeth O'Keefe, Sharra Frank, Leann Johnson, Stephanie Kaczrowski, Norma Hanlon, Linda Taylor, Roger Mayland, and Josh Blanc
Sheryl Tuorila gave us an excellent over view demo and tour of her new 1100 sq. ft. studio in the Northrup King Building. Sheryl is working on a public art commission for the Ridgedale Library to make four large mosaic tile benches. The project is part of a team project that she is collaborating on with Josh Blanc and Randy Walker for the front lobby. Josh is Designing the floor, Randy is making a large string sculpture that will hang above the benches. She will keep everyone informed when it is complete so you can visit the site. Sheryl has dedicated a section for a gallery of her work where she shows off her Zen tile series and mosaic animal sculptures. You can view her work during Art-A-Whirl May 19th, 20th, 21st. Go to www.nemaa.org for more information.
Juried Show Final Chance
One Square Foot presented by Clay Squared to Infinity is excepting entries for the show which will have one of its openings during the tile conference in September. The Deadline is May 15th, and artists can submit up to three works. Each piece must be 12” x 12” x 12" or smaller, framing included if applicable, and there must be a way to hang the piece for it to be accepted. The application is online, but hard copies of the entry forms are also available. Please contact Clay Squared to Infinity to get more details. www.claysquared.com
When - July 19th
Where - Mosaic on a Stick
595 N. Snelling Ave.
St. Paul , MN 55104
phone: (651) 645-6600
Mosaic On A Stick is located in St. Paul in the State Fair corridor at 595 North Snelling Avenue. (Otherwise the name wouldn't be nearly as cool or fitting.)
From I-94, take the exit for Snelling Avenue. Go North on Snelling. Mosaic On A Stick is 4 blocks North of University on the corner of Snelling and Thomas. Call us if you get lost - we'll get you here.
Recent Press by our HTA Members
Pooka Ness on the cover of the Folio of May issue
Sheryl Tuorila featured in April edition of Midwest Home and Garden
Updates on the conference click here
Tiles in the Twin Cities. Contact the Tile Heritage Foundation to order your copy today. THF members get one free.
Non Members $18.
Flat Rate Boxes
Art - A - Whirl
the 11th Annual Art studio tour. Come see over 400 artists including six HTA members. Sheryl Tuorila, Mercedes Mattila, FK Art Glass, Sharra Frank, Potek Glass, and Clay Squared
Last chance to submit work by May 15th