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ABOUT MERYL RUTH


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List of Awards | Gallery and Museum Representation | Memberships | Education | Occupation
Museum Purchases | Niche Awards | Houston Awards | International Design Award  


Juried and Invitational Shows

 

 

2017

  • National Teapot Exhibit X, Cedar Creek Gallery , Creedmoor, NC, May-September, 2017.
  • Teapots! Eleventh Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2017.
  • Portals: Works by Maine Art Education Association Members, USM Gallery, Gorham, ME, January-March 2017.

 

 

2016

  • Solo Show: Teapots and Textiles by Meryl Ruth, Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Topsham, ME, September-December, 2016.
  • Teapots and Textiles at Meryl Ruth's Studio, by Christine Macchi, Fiber Folio, Maine Fiberarts Association website, September 2016.
  • Maine Fiberart Juried Exhibition, Maine Fiberart Gallery and Red Studio, Topsham, Me, June-September 2016.
  • Teapots! Tenth Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-May 2016.
  • Ninth Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January-February 2016.
  • Art Quilt Elements 2016 International Juried Competition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA , March-April 2016.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2016 Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, January 2016.

 

 

2015

  • Potters Council Artist Portfolio Listing for Meryl Ruth, September, 2015.
  • Fired Up, National Juried Competition, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, July-August 2015.
  • National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, June-July 2015.
  • Kamm Teapot Foundation, Museum Purchase, Sparta, NC, June, 2015
  • Teapots! Ninth Invitational Exhibit, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June, 2015.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2015 Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, February 2015.
  • Eighth Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, January 2015.

 

 

2014

  • Unorthodox Crafts, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME, November-December 2014.
  • Let There Be Light, Menorah Exhibition, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME, November 2014-January 2015
  • Teapots! Invitational Exhibition, Bella Arte Gallery, Midlothian, VA, October-November 2014.
  • Reap and Sow, Maine Art Educators Association (MAEA) Exhibit, Portland, ME. October 2014.
  • National Teapot Invitational X, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, May-August 2014.
  • 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, October 2014-January 2015.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art  (CMCA) 2014 Biennial Exhibition, Rockport, ME,September-December 2014.
  • Teapots! 8th Invitational Exhibiton, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2014.
  • Maine Art Educators Association, Saco Museum, Members Exhibit, Saco, ME, January-March 2014.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2014 Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014.

 

 

2013

  • CraftBoston Holiday Show, A Juried Competition, Boston Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC), Boston, MA, December 2013.
  • Bridgton Quilters Chickadee Quilt Show, Bridgton, ME, July 2013.
  • Teapots 7! Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2013.
  • 100 Teapots VI, A Juried Exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, January-February 2013.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2013, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, January-March 2013.

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2012

  • The Makings of Music, Invitational Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, October 2012.
  • Extravaganza, Invitational Exhibition, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, Me, November-December 2012.
  • The Teapot Redefined Premiere, Invitational Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, September-December 2012.
  • American Craft Today, Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC, September-December 2012.
  • DeLuce Clay National Juried Ceramic Exhibition, Northwest Missouri State University, Mayville, MO, October-November 2012.
  • Teapots 6! Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2012.
  • Signature Works, Crafthaus On-Line Exhibit, Evergreen, CO, March-July 2012.
  • San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, National Ceramic Competition 2012, San Angelo, TX, April-June 2012.
  • Inspired Hands V, Maine Crafts Association Members Exhibition, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, Atrium Art Gallery, Lewiston, ME, January-March 2012.
  • Third Statewide Juried Virtual Art Exhibit, Maine Arts and Culture Online Magazine, Maine Art Scene, January-December 2012.
  • Big Fish, Small Pot V: Fifth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, February-March 2012.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2012, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2012.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2012.
  • Maine Art Educators Exhibit 2012, University of Southern Maine, Area Gallery 5, Lyceum Hall, Lewiston Campus, Lewiston, ME. January-February 2012.

 

2011

  • National Teapot Invitational VIII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, May-August 2011.
  • Critters: A Show of Paintings and Sculpture, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, ME, April-July 2011.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2011, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Phidadelphia, PA, February 2011.
  • 100 Teapots V Juried Competition, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD, January-February 2011.
  • Second Statewide Juried Virtual Art Exhibit, Maine Arts and Culture Online Magazine, Maine Art Scene, January-Aprli 2011.

 

 

2010

  • Maine Art Educators Exhibit 2010, University of Southern Maine, Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus, Portland, ME. November-December 2010.
  • Portland Pottery Teapot Show, Portland Pottery Studio, Portland, ME, April-May 2010.
  • Art2010, 15th Annual Juried Show, Kennebec Valley Art Association, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, May 2010.
  • The MILL-ennial: Celebrating the Art and Artists of the Cities on the Saco. Saco Museum, Saco, ME. April-June, 2010.
  • Fill-adelphia Juried Show, Potters Council, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA),  A Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, March-April 2010.
  • Big Fish, Small Pot IV: Fourth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, February-March 2010.
  • Practicing What We Preach by Maine Art Educators, Maine Art Educators Association, Saco Museum, Saco, ME, January-March 2010.
  • Inspired Hand IV, Juried International Show, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn, ME, January-March 2010.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston Potters Guild, Houston, TX, January, 2010.

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2009

  • 35th Annual Art Auction, MCEA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, November 2009.
  • The Art of Tea, Invitational Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Center, VisArts, Rockville, MD, October 2009. 
  • Drink: Functional Forms for Every Libation, Second Annual Lillstreet International, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, September-October 2009.
  • National Juried Competition 2009, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, June-July 2009.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2009, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Phildadelphia, PA, February 2009.

 

 

 

2008

  • Mug Show, Invitational Exhibit, River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, December 2008.
  • Form and Grace and Whimsey: Small Group Show, The Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA, September-October 2008.
  • Bridgton Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, Bridgton, ME, July 2008.
  • National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, June-September 2008.
  • Invitational Teapot Show, Craftsman House, St Petersburg, FL, May-June 2008.
  • Third International Invitational Competition and Show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, February-March 2008.
  • Educate and Create, Maine Art Education Association Members Exhibit (MAEA), Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn, ME, January-April 2008.
  • Clay and the Transferred Image II, Rowan University, Wesby Gallery, Glassboro, NJ, March-April 2008.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2008, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2008.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament 2008, Second Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2008.

 

 

2007

  • Teapots! Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2007-January 2008.
  • Work of the Hand, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockport, ME, October 2007.
  • Teapot Invitational 2007 Exhibition, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, July-August 2007.
  • Tea Four Two, International Teapot Exhibition, Petroff Gallery, Toronto, Canada, May-June 2007.
  • North Meets South, Maine Highlands Guild, Portland, ME, May 2007.
  • Pulp Function Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, May 2007-January 2008.
  • NCECA Conference, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, March-June 2007.
  • The Hands That Teach, Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) Exhibition, Cabot Mill Gallery, Brunswick, ME, March-April 2007.
  • Beyond the Ordinary: Figurative Characterization in Clay, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX, March-April 2007.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2007, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2007.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament 2007, First Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2007.
  • 100 Teapots III, Baltimore Clayworks Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, January-February 2007.

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2006

  • Funk-Tion-National Juried Ceramics Exhibition #3, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, NC, November 2006.
  • The Inspired Hand III Exhibition, University of Southern Maine, Atrium Gallery, Lewiston-Auburn, ME, September-October 2006.
  • Solo Exhibition, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, NC, August-October 2006.
  • National Ceramic Competition 2006, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX, April-June 2006.
  • Teapots-A-Go-Go 2006, Mudfire Clayworks and Gallery, Decatur, GA, April-May 2006.
  • Atlanta Teapot Festival, The Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA, April-May 2006.
  • The Mad Hatter's Tea, OPA-NCECA Exhibitions, Oregon Potters Association, Portland, OR, March 2006.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2006, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2006.
  • International Small Teapot Competition, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, February 2006.
  • Reflection International 2006, Highland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, January 2006.

 

 

2005

  • Steeped in Tradition, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oaks, MI, November 2005.
  • Work of the Hands, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, October 2005.
  • Teapot Invitational, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, July 2005.
  • The Many Faces of Clay, The Clown Gallery, Portland, ME, February 2005.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2005, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2005.

 

2004

  • Funk-Tion-National Juried Ceramics Exhibition/Competition, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, NC, November 2004.
  • La Petite Show: National Juried Art Competition, Alder Art Gallery, Coburg, OR, November 2004-January 2005.
  • Work of the Hand, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, October 2004.
  • Salad Days Art Show, Watershed Ceramic Arts Center, Edgecomb, ME, July 2004.
  • Mid-Summer's Picnic, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME, June-July 2004.
  • Second's Sale and Auction, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD, Spring 2004.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2004, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2004.
  • Biennial Juried Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, June-July 2004.
  • 100 Teapots II: A National Juried Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, February 2004.

 

 

2002-2003

  • Jackpot! National Juried Teapot Exhibition, Contemporary Arts, Las Vegas, NV, May 2003.
  • Salad Days Art Show, Watershed Ceramic Arts Center, Edgecomb, ME, July 2002.
  • Enough Twist, Juried Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, May 2002.
  • National Juried Competition, Leyshon Gallery, Byesville, OH, 2002.

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Gallery and Museum Representation

  • Aarhus Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  • Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Museum, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
  • Craftsman House, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Da Vinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth, ME
  • Dishtopia, Tampa, FL
  • Galeria of Sculpture, Palm Beach, FL
  • Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics, South Portland, ME
  • Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC
  • Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  • Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Petroff Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Portals Ltd, Chicago, IL
  • River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
  • San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
  • The Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA
  • Sherwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • A Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Ceramic Arts Galleries
  • Clayart Listserv
  • Fuller Craft Museum
  • Maine Craft Association
  • Maine Teacher's Association
  • Porcelain Painters International Online
  • Portland Museum of Fine Arts
  • Potters Council


Education

  • Master of Arts, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K-12), 1982, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1977, School of Visual Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, annually since 1996
    • Extensive coursework including wheel thrown ceramics, firing, hand building, glaze calculation, as well as fabric painting
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1971-1972. Art and design foundations program

 


Occupation

  • Professional Artist, Founder of Porcelain Grace, Ceramic Studio, 1981 to present
    • Work sold and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Instructor, University of Southern Maine, 2006, Gorham, ME: Ceramic Art
  • Instructor, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 1999: Watercolor
  • Instructor, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, 1998: Exceptionality for the Art Educator
  • Presenter, Portland Museum of Art, Evening for Educators, Portland, ME, 1997
  • Art Teacher, Deering High School, Portland, ME, 1991-2013
  • Art Teacher, Washington Academy, East Machias, ME, 1987-1991

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Awards

  • Niche Awards Finalist 2016 in Teapot Category for Designer Teabag, Washington, DC, January 2016.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2015 in Teapot Category for Sweet-tea, Washington, DC, February 2015.
  • Museum purchase of Har-tea Har Har by the Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC, June 2014.
  • Museum purchase of Dysfunctional Par-tea by the Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC, April 2014.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2014 in Teapot Category for Fit to a Tea, Philadelphia, PA, February 2014.
  • Niche Awards Winner 2013 in Teapot Category for I'm a Little Teasnout, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013.
  • Museum purchases of Tea Cozy and Steampunk Teaclock by The Cafesjian Foundation for permanent display at the Museum of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan, Armenia, May 2012.
  • Honorable Mention Award for Royal-tea Tote,  Big Fish, Small Pot V: Fifth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, February-March 2012.
  • Niche Awards Winner 2012 in Teapot Category for Tea-sharp Harmony and Finalist 2012 for Queen of T-arts, Philadelphia, PA, February 2012.
  • Viewers' Choice Awards for Owl and Pussycat and Fit as a Fiddle, National Teapot Invitational VIII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, May 2011.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2011 for Mel-oh-tea-us, Philadelphia, PA, February 2011.
  • Judges Choice Award for Tea Leaves, Portland Pottery Teapot Show, Portland, ME, April-May 2010.
  • Skutt Pottery Kiln Awards Finalist for My Peeps, NCECA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2009 for Pink Pearl Puggetbook II, Philadelphia, PA, February 2009.
  • International Design Award for High Top Tea, Word Press, December 2008.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2008 for High Tea Top, Philadelphia, PA, February 2008.
  • Women’s Choice Award for Seascape Imagery, Bridgton Chickadee Quilters Show, Bridgton, ME, July 2008.
  • People’s Choice Award for Mary Frances Takes Tea, Texas Teapot Tournament , Second Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2008.
  • Honorable Mention Award for High Tea Top, Third International Invitational Competition and Show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, February-March 2008.
  • Richella Robinson Memorial Award for Sea Gir-raft, Texas Teapot Tournament, First Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2007.
  • Niche Awards Winner 2007 in Teapot Category for Twinling's Teafarers, Philadelphia, PA, February 2007.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2007 for Tea Wow Wow, Philadelphia, PA, February 2007.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2006 for Turquoise Tea Tote, Philadelphia, PA, February 2006.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2005 for Zebra Teabag, Philadelphia, PA, February 2005.
  • Solo Exhibition Invitational, Stretch Gallery, Funk-Tion-National, Pineville, NC, November 2004-January 2005.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2004 for Leopard Teabag III, Philadelphia, PA, February 2004.
  • Guild Award for Leopard Teabag II, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, September-October 2004.
  • Honorable Mention Award for Tea Clutch, International Small Teapot Show, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, February 2004.

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Museum Purchases

Tea Cozy and Steampunk Teaclock purchased for Cafesjian Museum, Yerevan, Armenia

Museum purchase of Dysfunctinal Par-tea by Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC.

Kamm Foundation purchase of Dysfunctional Part-tea

 

 

 

Niche Awards

Niche Awards

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Houston Potters Awards

 

 

International Design Award

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