Featured Acquisition

Beth Cavener

Beth Cavener incorporates human psychology into her ceramic animal forms. Many of her animals, including this large-scale rabbit, are based on people in her life, though she is often reluctant to reveal their identities. It is known, however, that the rabbit in Empire of Dust depicts Garth Clark, an art critic, art historian, and art dealer, who also collects contemporary ceramics. The “dust” in the title refers to ceramics, Garth’s area of specialty, and the way the rabbit fails to fit into the Queen Anne Soap box reflects his desire to be unconventional or “outside of the box.”

Born in California, Cavener is a full-time professional studio artist working in the state of Montana. She received her BA in sculpture from Haverford College and her MFA from Ohio State University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has taught numerous workshops across the country. 

This work adds to the FIA’s contemporary ceramics collection, which numbers to more than 400 with recent gifts from Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger and Sidney Swidler.

Beth Cavener American, born 1972 Empire of Dust, 2006 Stoneware with painting and antique box 23 x 41 x 45 inches Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment, 2016.33

Acquisitions

William R. Stolpin
American, 1942–2017
Donation of 139 prints
Mediums vary
Dimensions vary
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Stolpin, 2017.227–2017.365

Gordon Baldwin
British, born 1932
Untitled, 1983
Ceramic 
7 x 17 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.366   
Thomas Bettin
American, born 1948
Homage to Wayne Thiebaud, 1995
Ceramic
20 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 3 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.367  
Natalie Blake
American
Untitled, 2009
Stoneware
7 x 3 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.368
Rebecca Chappell
American
Asparagus Landscape, 2013
Stoneware
Dimensions vary
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.369
Lisa Clague
American, born 1962
Untitled, 2014
Porcelain with metal bar
16 x 10 x 5 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.370
Jimmy Clark
American
Drunken Teapot, 2003
Ceramic shards, epoxy, sawdust-fired clay
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.371

Jimmy Clark
American
Eccentric Teacup, 2003
Ceramic shards, epoxy, sawdust-fired clay
5 x 5 x 4 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.372 
Jimmy Clark
American
Man Eater, 2004
Ceramic shards, epoxy, sawdust-fired clay
4 x 5 x 5 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.373 
Tom Coleman
American, born 1945
Untitled, 2000
Stoneware
3 1/2 x 5 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.374
Marsha D’Sylvester
American
Untitled, 2000
Stoneware
4 x 12 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.375
Ruth Duckworth
British, 1919–2009
Untitled, 1965
Stoneware
6 x 18 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.376
Morten Løbner Espersen
Danish, born 1965
Untitled, 2003
Stoneware
3 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.377 
Dorothy Feibleman
American, born 1951
Untitled, 1975
Porcelain
3 x 4 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.378 
Laszlo Fekete
Hungarian, born 1949
Doll, 2014
Porcelain with decals
13 x 6 x 2 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.379 
Laszlo Fekete
Hungarian, born 1949
Fiddler, 2014
Porcelain with decals
9 x 4 x 2 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.380 
Jeff Forster
American, born 1974
Untitled, 2001
Stoneware
12 x 26 x 4 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.381 
Henriette J. Galliard
Untitled, 2001
Ceramic
12 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 5 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.382 
Henriette J. Galliard
Untitled, 2001
Ceramic
16 x 11 1/2 x 4 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.383 
David Gilhooly
American, 1943–2013
Frog Wrap, 1995
Stoneware 
3 x 5 x 3 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.384 
Magda Gluszek
American
Small Pond, 2013
Ceramic
13 x 19 x 15 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.385
Margaret Gregg
American, born 1932
Untitled (3 mugs), 2001
Porcelain
4 x 4 x 3 3/4 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.386 
Carol Gouthro
American, born Canada, born 1952
Aurlia gouthroii Barnaclette, 2012
Porcelain
7 x 9 x 12 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.387 
Nicholas Homoky
Hungary, born 1950
Untitled, 1996
Porcelain
3 x 5 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.388 
Giselle Hicks
American, born 1979
Untitled, 2008
Stoneware
8 x 8 x 6 inches each
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.389 
Julia Kirillova
American, born Russia, born 1942
Untitled, 1997
Stoneware
11 x 10 x 5 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.390 
Mary Law
American
Untitled, 1998
Stoneware
10 x 8 x 8 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.391 
Minkyu Lee
American, born Korea, born 1976
Red Crescent, n.d.
Slip-cast porcelain  
6 x 9 x 4 1/2 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.392 
James Lovera
American, 1920–2015 
Untitled, 2003
Ceramic  
5 x 17 inches diameter  
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.393 
Karen Massaro
American 
Untitled, 2002
Porcelain  
3 x 5 inches diameter  
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.394 
Warren Mather
American, born 1947 
Chairman Mao’s Room, n.d.
Glazed ceramic mounted on wood
29 x 31 x 2 1/4 inches  
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.395 
Roddy Brownlee Reed
American, 1916–2005  
Untitled, 2001
Earthenware
3 x 4 inches diameter  
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.396 
Jesse Ring
American 
Precipice Of No Return, 2013
Porcelain
11 x 181/4 x 8 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.397 
Barbara Schwartz
American, born 1947 
Untitled, 2000
Porcelain
12 x 6 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.398
Bonnie Seeman
American, born 1969 
Untitled, 2002   
Ceramic  
16 x 8 x 8 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.399 
Yoko Sekino-Bové
American, born Japan 
Water Lily Pot, 2004
Ceramic  
14 x 19 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.400  
Leland Shaw
American, 1939–2015 
Untitled, 2011
Stoneware
5 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.401 
Michael Simon
American, born 1947 
Untitled, 1997
Stoneware
5 x 5 x 5 1/2 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.402 
Lee Stoliar
American, born 1956 
One of the Ways XIV, 1997
Terracotta
9 x 16 x 15 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.403 
Toshiko Takaezu
American, born Japan, 1922–2011  
Untitled, 2002
Stoneware
5 x 4 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.404 
Toshiko Takaezu
American, born Japan, 1922–2011  
Untitled, 2000
Stoneware
9 x 6 inches diameter 
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.405 
Gerry Wallace
American, born 1943 
Untitled, 2008
Poured stoneware slip
8 x 10 x 3 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.406
Pauline Wiertz
American, born 1955
Untitled, 2014
Porcelain
5 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.409 
Pauline Wiertz
American, born 1955 
Untitled, 2014
Porcelain
6 x 3 3/4 x 3 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.410 
Kazuo Yagi
Japanese, 1918–1979 
Judge’s Crown, 1972
Earthenware
13 x 11 x 7 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.411 
Kato Yasukage
Japanese, born 1964 
Untitled, 2006
Stoneware
7 x 12 x 11 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.412 
Artist Unknown 
Untitled, 1995
Porcelain
7 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.413 
Artist Unknown 
Untitled, 1991
Stoneware
4 3/4 x 18 x 21 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.414 
Artist Unknown Thai
Untitled, 2000 Stoneware
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.415       
Artist Unknown 
Untitled, 2000
Stoneware
9 1/4 x 5 inches diameter
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.416 
Artist Unknown 
Untitled, 2003
Porcelain
10 x 4 x 4 inches
Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2017.417
Fritz Johannes Bentzen-Bilkvist
Danish, born Norway, 1865–1934
Landscape, 1891
Oil on canvas
72 x 104 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.1 
Norman Colp
American, 1944–2007 
A Documentation Investigation, 1976
Four framed photographs with mixed media additions
10 1/4 x 12 inches each
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.2 
Greg Constantine
American, born Canada, born 1938 
Picasso Driving Artists Cucu-Monga, 1984
Conte crayon on paper
23 x 35 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.3 
Charles Melville Dewey
American, 1849–1937 
Landscape, n.d.
Oil on canvas
26 x 30 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.4 
George Calder Eichbaum
American, 1837–1919
Portrait of Virginia Frances Morley, 1897
Oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.5
John Fawcett
American, born 1939
The Dubuffets Give The Mice A Picture Of Felix Who Is Away At Art School, 1989
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.6
John Fawcett
American, born 1939 
Mickey Mouse, n.d.
Lithograph on paper
20 x 27 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.7 
Kevin Franke
American, born 1949 
Lace, 1982
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 72 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.8 
Vladimir German
Russian/American, born 1940
Untitled, 1987   
Oil on wood
22 x 14 1/2 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.9

Gary Jacobson
American, born 1951 
I Want the Kiss, 1983
Mixed media on board
14 x 18 x 3 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.10 
Gerry Keon
English, born 1942 
Orizaba (in memoriam Hart Crane), 2009
Gouache and varnish on wood
22 x 15 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.11
Josef Levi
American, born 1938
Still Life with Lichtenstein and Leonardo, 1993
Mixed media and graphite on paper
18 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches each
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.12 
Nicholas Maravell
American Lamp, n.d.
Lithograph on paper
15 x 10 1/2 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.13 
Joseph Maresca
American, born 1946 
Cigar & Ashtray painted on black and white tiles, 1989
Painted tiles
12 x 12 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.14

David Miretsky
American, born Ukraine, born 1939 
Family Tea with Child and Toy Car, n.d.
Oil on canvas
15 x 17 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.15 
David Miretsky
American, born Ukraine, born 1939 
Red Pepper Still Life, 1998
Oil on canvas
16 x 18 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.16 
William Nichols
American, born 1942 
Poor Country Evening, 1999
Oil on linen
50 x 78 inches
Gift of Jesse Karp and Maren Berthelsen, 2018.17 
Robert Rohm
American, 1934–2013 
Untitled (Knotted Rope Wall Hanging), n.d.
Rope
42 x 20 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.18 
Richard Rudich
American, born 1945 
Princess No. 4, 1984
Glazed and painted ceramic
17 1/2 x 12 inches
Gift of Amie O. Karp and Jeremy F. Brooke, 2018.19