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Otto has been finalizing several events for 2009/10…and we will keep you abreast of dates, venues and possible changes.
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Otto Heino is the inaugural artist in the "Masters Artisan Series" at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art during the weekend of April 3-5, 2009. Contemporary artists are rarely invited to participate at SBMA therefore Otto deems it an honor to be so selected. Barbara Savage, from the Museum, has requested 50 new vessels for the show and additional pieces to be available for the Museum's store. Mark your calendar and plan to join Otto at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art this first weekend in April. (Click on the SBMA icon at right to see the pdf file from SBMA magazine "The View.")
Otto will be attending the 205 Gallery's Lifetime Achievement Award Exhibition at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's headquarters in Concord, New Hampshire on May 15, 2009. Many collectors have donated their pieces of Otto's work for this Exhibition and Otto has also sent many pieces for this exhibit, which will run from May 15-August 12, 2009.
Otto received the Lifetime Achievement award in May 2007, at the League’s Gala. His sister, Olga Heino, accepted the honor on his behalf because Otto had a show at AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Arts: ceramicmuseum.org) in Pomona. (Click on their logo to see the brochure...) He will visit the Concord gallery on Wednesday and be in Littleton on May 17, 2009, to see their new pottery/jewelry school and throw some pots on the wheel he donated to them. He also looks forward to meeting some of the recipients of the Vivika and Otto Scholarship Fund in Littleton.
League of NH Craftsmen,"Craft Connections" featured front page article and his scholarship fund. We are pleased that the first scholarship is to go to a ceramist in Littleton, NH, as they open their new studio as an extension of their gallery, next month. In addition, Uncle Otto has sent them a potter's wheel !! Managers, Michele and Beth came the furthest distance last August to meet us at Hanover at that gallery, when Uncle Otto was the featured artist for their Traveling Exhibition for 2006!!
Read all About It
Last summer, the Los Angeles Times interviewed, photographed, and videotaped Otto for a feature article in the Home Section of the newspaper. Because of the syndication of the LA TIMES article by David Keeps, The Pottery was visited by collectors/potters/artists from all over California and the USA!
Released and Syndicated on June 26 2008
The Timeless Ceramics of Otto Heino
The Ojai ceramist was at the heart of the 1950s studio movement. Now, six decades later, a new generation is drawn to his earthy, organic pieces with their distinctive forms and glazes.
By David A. Keeps
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The first in a yearlong series profiling California's living legends of midcentury design.
The complete article and video can be viewed at:
Master Craftsman Otto Heino shared centerstage with Sam Maloof at Bonhams and Butterfield's in September "08, for the panel discussion on "Masters and Apprentices in the Studio Craft Movement." A gathering of nearly three hundred(300) collectors and art enthusiasts appreciated the rare opportunity to interact with these two living legends...Otto Heino and Sam Maloof...this was written up in the LA Magazine as the "Rolling Stones Concert of Art!!"
Otto donated three yellow pieces that were auctioned by Bonham & Butterfields on September 22, 2008; the monies generated from the auction on these three vessels benefited the Vivika and Otto Heino Scholarship Fund in New Hampshire for theLeague of NH Craftsmen.
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