Gallery of Art | University of Northern Iowa

JoAnn Schnabel and UNI Ceramic Alumni 1990 – 2021

October 15, 2021 to November 6, 2021

An opening reception will take place on October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the KAB South lobby. Also, on the final day, November 6, the Gallery will be open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This exhibition is a group invitational event curated by UNI Professor of Art JoAnn Schnabel who will retire from teaching at the conclusion of 2021. Born in Cleveland, OH, Schnabel received her B.F.A. in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in 1981 and her M.F.A. from Louisiana State University in 1986. She has participated in artist residencies at the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, ME, CRETA Rome, Italy, and at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in New Castle, ME.

Professor Schnabel has served for the past twenty years on the Board of Trustees at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. She was Vice President of the Board of Trustees from 2019- 2020 and currently serves on the Arts and Program Council. She taught at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 1989 before coming to the University of Northern Iowa where she has taught since 1990.

Exhibition participants include the following: Bryan Coons (B.F.A, 2012), Lori Dale (B.A., 1997), Thaddeus Erdahl (B.F.A., 2004), Allison Fretheim (B.A., 2015), Sarah German (B.F.A., 2006), Travis Gingerich (B.F.A., 2016), Matt Kelleher (M.A., 1997), Rylie Lawrence (B.F.A., 2018), Caitlin Mary Margarett (B.F.A., 2018), Lisa McClurg (B.A., 2010), Nicholas Meyer (M.A., 2010), Daniel Orr (M.A., 1998), Jesse Parrott (B.F.A., 2010), Wade Scheel (B.A., 1995), Chris Singewald (B.F.A., 2006), Kelsey Sorensen (B.F.A, 2015), Denae Statzer (B.F.A., 2020), Brad Travis (M.A., 2003), Dallan Troyer (M.A., 1996), Madalyn Loring Vorrie (B.F.A., 2017), Amythest Warrington (B.F.A., 2014), Chad Wolf (B.F.A., 1996), and the curator herself.

The UNI Department of Art, the Gallery, and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences marketing team have produced a catalogue to complement the exhibition. Essayists include UNI Professor Emeritus Crit Streed and American Museum of Ceramic Art Executive Director Beth Ann Gerstein. Gerstein states, "This exhibition and catalog are a wonderful tribute to JoAnn Schnabel’s artwork, her impact as an arts educator, and her service to the ceramics community."

All events are free and open to the public. We ask that visitors wear masks and socially-distance while attending Gallery events.