Exhibition & Retail Galleries

Retail Gallery

 

In our retail gallery, our commitment lies in showcasing the talent of local and regional artists alongside national artists affiliated with Touchstone, including instructors, interns, and staff. Featuring over 60 artists, our collection highlights a diverse array of craft techniques, spanning ceramics, blacksmithing, fiber art, basketry, fine jewelry, and more. Discover a unique assortment of handmade items, perfect for gifting or treating yourself.

 

Shop in person seasonally: Currently by appointment only until campus reopens in the spring.

Shop online pop-ups: Select items are offered in short-term pop-ups throughout the year.

Gallery hours: Thursdays to Sundays
11 am-4 pm or by appointment.

2024 Bea Campbell Gallery Exhibitions

MAY 4 – JULY 28

Auböck: The Gallet Collection

Located in Touchstone’s Bea Campbell Gallery, with select works placed at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater home in situ.

 

Auböck: The Gallet Collection presents an exhibition of rare and important works of art and objects from the internationally renowned Werkstätte Carl Auböck, located in Vienna, Austria, and in operation for over 120 years. The Gallet family collection spans five generations and includes examples of metal working, woodwork, ceramics, artwork, architecture, ephemera and more.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1: Public exhibition opening from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during our Annual Open House.

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Standard Clay Co.

 

Roy W. & Diana L. Arnold

 

Senator Stefano

Turkeyfoot Farms

 

Beth & Barrie Athol

 

Drs. Paul & Diane Kiproff

National Road Heritage Corridor

 

Richard Burkland

 

Mary Len Hajduk

MAY 17 – SEPT 20
Visiting Artist: Theda Sandiford

Free Your Mind @Touchstone

Free Your Mind is a public textile art endeavor led by artist Theda Sandiford, with the objective of gathering, showcasing, embedding, and liberating personal narratives surrounding microaggressions through a multi-sensory installation.

 

Microaggressions, those nuanced and sometimes unintentional daily interactions, convey hostile, derogatory, or negative messages or assumptions towards historically marginalized groups. The cumulative impact of these routine encounters manifests in tangible consequences—stress, anger, frustration, self-doubt, and ultimately, a sense of powerlessness and invisibility.

 

This project boldly unveils these interactions to offer a cathartic release. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences of microaggressions by inscribing them onto a ribbon, which is then tied to a net, symbolizing the liberation of these stories from their personal narratives. Each ribbon becomes a tangible “story ribbon.”

 

Join us on Zoom or in-person for two engaging artist talks on May 22 and September 24. Share your “story ribbon” while visiting Touchstone’s campus from May to September. Register in advance on our Events page.

pictured: 2023 Best in Show ‘Absinthe Spoons’ by Marilyn Koch

AUG 3 - SEPT 29

Distinctive Drinkware

Through the exploration of utilitarian drinkware, our 2nd annual national juried exhibition serves as a stage to enhance the modern day ritual of crafting and enjoying your favorite beverages! The focus of Distinctive Drinkware is on the function and concept of not only the drinking vessel, but also the objects and accessories necessary for fashioning an elevated drinking experience.

 

Jurors: 2023 Touchstone Interns
Phil Stephens, Bonnie McEachren, & Eva Polzer

 

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Entry Fee: $30 for up to three entries.

Applications will be accepted online from May 1–June 1.

AUG 3 - SEPT 29 

Instructors of Touchstone 

This exhibition showcases the creativity, talent, and technical expertise of our current workshop instructors. These professional, accomplished artists are invited from across the country to lead our workshops and successfully develop the skillsets of our workshop participants. A sampling of their works will include mediums of which are taught within our studios. Learn more about our 2024 instructors by viewing their bios on our workshop pages.

 

Artwork pictured by a sample of our 2024 workshop instructors:
Lisa Geertsen, Tom Bartel, Stacy Lund Levy, Wesley Fleming & Michael Mangiafico, Motoko Furuhashi, Ann Coddington

OCT 5 - DEC 20

2024 Intern Exhibition

Touchstone provides seasonal internship opportunities for emerging artists to live, work, and create on its beautiful 230-acre campus. Throughout their stay, interns are fully immersed and inspired by the ever-changing creative community of the craft school environment. This annual exhibition showcases the Touchstone internship experience by presenting the works of this year’s talented interns.

 

pictured: 2023 Intern Exhibition: ‘Some Objects’