Sculptor to Judge HAC’s ‘Member Exhibit’ – Times-Standard


Annakatrin Burnham, ceramic sculptor and installation artist and lecturer in ceramics at Cal Poly Humboldt, received the Jury’s Choice Award at the Ingrid Nickelsen Trust Women’s Juried Exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in August for her work entitled “Generations”.

Now, she has been selected to judge this year’s Humboldt Arts Council members’ exhibition, which will be on view at the Eureka Museum from December 3 to January 8.

“With her roots in Humboldt through her undergraduate studies and her time exploring her artistic visions internationally, we are honored that she has accepted the role of juror and we look forward to seeing her vision take shape at through this exhibition,” said the executive director/curator of the Humboldt Arts Council. Jemima Harr.

Burnham received a BFA in Studio Art in 2011 from Humboldt State University (now Cal Poly Humboldt) and an MFA from the Höher-Grenzhausen Institute of Ceramics and Glass, in Germany in 2014.

The Annual Membership Exhibition is a juried exhibition designed to showcase artwork produced by Humboldt Arts Council member artists.

“The HAC Members Lounge is like a family reunion,” Harr said. “Our members are the heart of the organization and it’s so amazing to be able to showcase their work every year. The creativity, diversity and artistic process of each piece always impresses me and really showcases the incredible work created on the North Coast.

This is the first “member show” since the pandemic and Harr says everyone is “really thrilled to see the evolution of each artist over the past two years.

“We have all been personally impacted by the many nuances caused by the pandemic and I look forward to seeing how it has influenced each artist and their artistic practice,” Harr said.

Artists who are members of the Humboldt Arts Council are invited to submit a work for inclusion in the exhibition. Memberships – which offer a myriad of benefits – will be available on the day of entry.

“Membership has many benefits, from receiving quarterly newsletters, being the first to know about opportunities, exhibits and educational programs, to reciprocal benefits at over 750 museums across North America. “Harr said.

She added: “We have membership levels for everyone – from students and artists to patrons and local businesses. Our membership program also supports the many public opportunities the HAC provides at the Morris Graves Museum of Art and outreach programs in the community, which are essential for a healthy and happy community. Membership also represents 15% of our annual budget and supports the operations of the Humboldt Arts Council.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen our membership numbers dwindle,” said Harr, “and we hope that new and old members will renew to support the HAC and also participate in this exciting exhibition. Interested artists can become a member on the day of entry.

Works in the ‘member show’ can come from the discipline of visual arts, she said, including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textile arts and mixed media. .

“Humboldt County artists never cease to amaze and amaze me,” Harr said. “This exhibition really showcases the diversity of ideas, mediums and individual creativity, and I’m always amazed at how each artist develops and evolves their practice over time.”

Admission to the “Members’ Exhibition” is $15. Entries will be accepted at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., November 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Entry forms are available at the Morris Graves Museum of Art and online at for entries.

The awards – including best of show and first, second and third place – will be presented at 5:30 p.m. on December 3 just before Arts Alive! gathering.


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