University of Southern Indiana

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

Filled Up 2: A Ceramic Cup Show

Presented by New Harmony Clay Project

November 20–December 18, 2021

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at University of Southern Indiana, in partnership with New Harmony Clay Project, is proud to present Filled Up 2: A Ceramic Cup Show. Filled Up 2 features ceramic cups by contributing artists around the United States, juried by noted ceramic artist Virginia Scotchie. Filled Up 2 opens on Saturday, November 20 and runs through Saturday, December 18, 2021. Gallery hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central, Tuesday – Saturday.

Awards will be announced at the start of the show and a public reception for Filled Up 2 will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Central, where we will begin to allow visitors to remove purchased works from the gallery in time for the holidays. COVID safety procedures will be required, including masks and social distancing, in accordance with University of Southern Indiana policy.


Virginia Scotchie is a ceramic artist and area head of ceramics at University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. She holds a BFA in ceramics from UNC-Chapel Hill and in 1985 completed her Master of Fine Arts at Alfred University in New York. Virginia exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and abroad and has received numerous awards including the Sydney Meyer Fund International Ceramics Premiere Award from the Shepparton Museum in Victoria, Australia. She has lectured internationally on her work and been an artist in residence in Taiwan, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands. Her clay forms reside in many public and private collections and reviews about her work appear in prestigious ceramic publications.

New Harmony Clay Project (NHCP) is an artist residency and educational center located in historic New Harmony, IN. The Project fosters an environment that supports the investigation of new ideas and work in the ceramic arts. It was established in 2015 by Lenny Dowhie, an internationally known ceramic sculptor and Professor Emeritus at University of Southern Indiana. NHCP is supported by the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation, Efroymson Family Fund, Greater Houston Community Foundation and Lenny and Anne Dowhie Trusts. Its goal is to encourage emerging and professional visual artists/ educators in ceramics by giving them quiet space and the time to develop a new body of work. The Clay Project is located within the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Ceramic Studio in New Harmony, next to the Roofless Church.

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at University of Southern Indiana promotes discourse about and access to contemporary art in the southern Indiana region. 


This exhibition is made possible in part by the Lenny and Anne Dowhie Trusts, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is a proud outreach partner of the University of Southern Indiana.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. 

                 Indiana Arts Commision                     National Endowment for the Arts


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