Exhibitions - University, Community and Regional:


2017     "CRC Studio Tour Artist", Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

2016     "CRC Studio Tour Artists", Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

             "CRC Studio Tour Artists", US Post Office Gallery, Tempe, AZ

​             "Vessels", Marjon Ceramics, Phoenix, AZ

2015    "Five 15 to the Fifth", Five 15 Arts, Phoenix, AZ

             "CRC Studio Tour Artists", Night Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

            "2015 Studio Artists", Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2014     "CRC Studio Tour Artists", Night Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

             "Atomica Ceramics REDO 2014", Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ

             "2014 Studio Artists", Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

             "MicroArt", Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ

             "Five 15 to the Fifth", Five 15 Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2013     "CRC Studio Tour Artists", Night Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

             "2013 Studio Artists", Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

             "Atomica Ceramics", Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ

             "Artists Invite", 515 Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

              Artwork for Congress-woman Kryston Sinema's office - Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, AZ

2012     "Marvelous Mud", Night Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

             "2012 Studio Artists", Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2011     Exploration of Negative Space", Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ

             "2011 Studio Artists", Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2010     "2010 Studio Artists", Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

             "2010 Studio Artists", Ceramic Research Center, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2009     N.C.E.C.A. Related Exhibitions - AZ

             Sky Harbor Airport - Phoenix Airport Museum, Term 3, Phoenix, AZ

             Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson, AZ

             Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, "Encounter with the Muse", Tempe, AZ

             Cervini Haas Gallery - 2-person exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ

             Mesa Arts Center - Mesa Contemporary, "Imprints", Mesa, AZ

             Mesa Community College, "Depth & Breadth - Women in Clay", Mesa, AZ

             Wyndham Hotel, "Sante Fe Clay - La Mesa", Phoenix, AZ

             Cervini Haas Gallery, "Gallery Artists in Clay", Scottsdale, AZ

             Art One Gallery, "Studio Tour Artists", Scottsdale, AZ

             Hyatt Regency Hotel, "Artist Advisory Council - CRC", Phoenix, AZ

             Visions Gallery, "Arizona Ceramics:  An Exhibition of Mud Art", Chandler, AZ

             "Process and Surface", Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2008     "2008 Studio Artists", Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

             Fall Rotation, Visions Gallery, Chandler, AZ

2007     Fall Rotation, Visions Gallery, Chandler, AZ

2006     USPO Ceramic Exhibition, City of Tempe Cultural Services, Tempe, AZ

             Faculty Exhibition, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

2005     "Celebrating 75 Years of Craft Making in the Southern Appalachians", SHHG, Asheville, AZ

2004     Summer Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

             Faculty Exhibition, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN           

2003     Sandy Blain and Marcia Goldenstein, (2-person), River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

             Holiday Invitational, Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2002     New Traditions:  Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

             University of Tennessee Art Faculty Exhibition, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN

             Holiday Invitational, Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2001     Sandy Blain and Ed Kellogg, (2-person), Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN

             Southern Highland Craft Guild 70th Anniversary Exhibition, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN 

             Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

             Folk Art Center, Morehead, KY

             Spring Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2000     The Gallery-West Town, Knoxville, TN

             Spring and Summer Faculty, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN


Exhibitions - Invitational:


2017     Faculty Exhibition, John C. Campbell Folk School, Murphy, NC

2016     "Arrowmont:  Past and Present", Hive Gallery, Knoxville, TN    

2016     Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN

2015     Sandy Blain "Markings", Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

2014     "Old Hands in Clay, N.C.E.C.A. Exhibition, UW - Parkside, Kenosha, WI

             Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN

2013     Faculty Exhibition, John C. Campbell Folk School, Murphy, NC

2011     Faculty Exhibition, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

             Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN

             Faculty Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center Gallery, Mendocino, CA

             "La Mesa" - Santa Fe Clay, Tampa Convention Center - NCECA Exhibition, Tampa, FL

2010     "New Imagery" - Sandra Blain and Holden McCurry, River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

             Constructed: A Handbuilt Review, Mudfire Studio Gallery, Decatur, GA

             "La Mesa" - Santa Fe Clay, Marriott Hotel - NCECA Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2009     "From Tradition to Innovation:  Arrowmont School at Hartsfield International Airport "T Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008     N.C.E.C.A. Exhibition "Adaptation", Ellis Armory, Pittsburgh, PA

             Appalachian Center for Crafts - Faculty Exhibition, Smithville, TN

             "Arrowmont School at the KMA", Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

             Glendale Community College, 1-person exhibition, Glendale, AZ

             "Tactile Clay:  Surface and Structure, Bronson Ingram Art Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2007     "Contemporary Ceramics", 4-person exhibition, University of North Alabama Art Gallery, Florence, AL

2006     Holiday Exhibition, River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2005     Terra Madre Clay Exhibition, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville, TN

            "Celebration: Six Women Artists", River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2003     2003 Inaugural Exhibit, Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN

             Sandra Blain:  Ceramics, Trinity Clay Co., Florence, AL

             "Planting, Potting and Pruning:  Artists and the Cultivated Landscape", Wustum Museum, Racine, WI

             "Releasing the Mold:  New Applications in Contemporary Ceramics", SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

             "UT: 2D/ 3D" - Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

             "Blain, Brogden, Martin: Ceramics", Nicholls State University, Ameen Art Gallery, Thibodaux, LA

             "Teabowls", Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2002     An Inch of Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

             Masterworks, Madison Art Center, Madison, TN

2001     Southern Women of Influence, Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, Louisville, KY

             Nature Takes a Turn, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St.Paul, MN

             N.C.E.C.A. Exhibitions:  Arrowmont Residents and Staff, Central Piedmont Community College - Hart Witzen

             Gallery, Installation, Charlotte, NC

             Faculty and Staff Exhibitions, Arrowmont School Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN (since 1978)

2000     Living with Form:  Horn Collection, Little Rock Art Center, Little Rock, AR

             Who Knows Where or When:  Artists Interpret Geography and TIme, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI

             Sandra Blain and Bill Griffith:  Ceramics After Five, Berea College, Berea, KY


Exhibitions - Juried:


2017     "38th Annual Contemporary Crafts", Mesa Contemporary Crafts, Mesa, AZ

2016     "TCA Juried Biennial:  Clay Exhibition", Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ   

2016     "All AZ Clay", Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2015     "The Almighty Cup Show", Gandee Gallery, Syracuse University, Fabius, NY

             "Cup:  The Intimate Object X" Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

             "Arizona Clay", WHAM Art Museum, Surprise, AZ

             "Southwestern Invitational", Yuma, AZ

             Traveling Exhibitions to the West Valley Art Gallery, Prescott College of Art, Tubac Center for the Arts,

             Cococonino Center for the Arts, Phoenix Airport Museum, AZ               

2014     "Twin Cups", Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

2013     "Arizona Clay", West Valley Art Association, Peoria City Hall Gallery, Peoria, AZ

              (Arts Council Purchase)

2012     "Arizona Clay", Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2011     "The Shoulders We Stand On", Potters Council National exhibition, Nancy Markoe Gallery,

              St. Pete Beach, FL

             "Arizona Clay", Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ

2010     "8 Fluid Ounces", national juried cup exhibition, L.S.U. - Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

             "National Juried Cup Exhibition", Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2009     "Objects of Virtue", Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

             "NAU Biennial Ceramic Exhibition," Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

2008     "Mesa Contemporary Arts' 29th Annual Contemporary Crafts", Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

             "Earth, Air, Fire, Water", Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ

             "All Arizona Clay", Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

2007     "Artscapes", Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

             "All Arizona Clay", West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ

2006     "All Arizona Clay Exhibition: Carpe Argillum", West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ

2004     "Open Show 2004", Arts and Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, TN

             T.A.C.A. 2004 Biennial Exhibition, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

2003     35th Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition, Octagon Cneter for the Arts, Ames, IA

             Spotlight '03: Southeast Crafts, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC - Craftforms: 2003 - national juried

             exhibition of fine crafts, Wayne Art Cener, Wayne, PA

2002     LaGrange National XXII, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA

             One-Person Exhibition, Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN

             T.A.C.A. 2002 Biennial Exhibition, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

             Plates "02, Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA

             Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

2001     The Best of Tennessee, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

             National Juried Cup Show, Gallery 138, Kent State University, Kent, OH

             Hand Held Cup Show, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC

             Art with a Southern Drawl X, University of Mobile, Mobile, AZ

2000     T.A.C.A. 2000 Biennial Exhibition, Carroll Reese Museum, Johnson City, TN; Christian Brothers University

             Gallery, Memphis, TN; McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, Athens, TN


Sandy Blain

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