Gina Freuen Pottery & Design

Gina Freuen Pottery & Design

Spokane, WA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:  Feature, Invitational & Juried

2019 Inland Visions, Invitational ceramic exhibit featuring artists from Eastern Washington, The Clay Studio of Montana, Missoula, MT

2019 “Atmosphere” Two Sisters, Two Paths, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA

2019 “From the Ashes” Group Exhibition of Wood Fired Ceramics, January 25- March 1, Olympic College Art Department, Bremerton, WA

2018 / 19, The Contemporary Art of Pacific Northwest Crafts, Northwest Design Craftsmen, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, September 29, 2018 to January 6, 2019

2018 Annual exhibit October through November, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, New work by Chris Kelsey, Mark Moore & Gina Freuen, Spokane, WA

2018 Group Exhibit, Entree Gallery, Priest Lake, Idaho

2018 Group exhibit, 2 emerging working with 2 established female artists for a 1 month exhibit where work is developed working together. EMERGE, Couer d’Alene, Idaho

2017 "The Trailing Vine" Travels to Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Feature Exhibit, Spokane, WA

2017 "The Trailing Vine" Lewis Clark State College Art and History Museum, feature exhibit, Lewiston, Idaho

2017 "For Pitcher or Pourer," National Juried Pouring Vessel Exhibit, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2017 "Northwest Designer Craftsmen @ Vashon Center for the Arts," Vashon, WA

2017 "Last Call II" Handmade ceramics for Storing, Pouring and Sipping, National Juried Exhibit, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

2016 “Small Works,” Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2016, Northwest Designer Craftsmen @ Allied Arts, Richland, WA  and @ South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

2016 "The Clay Cup, Vessel, Icon, Canvas,"  National Juried Cup Invitational, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2016“Epitaphs - what dreams may come,” BIOLA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, Biola University, La Mirada CA

2015 “Small Works,” Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2015 “ Northwest Fine Craft,” Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island,WA

2015 “Extraordinary, Exotic, and Sometimes Erotic Soup Tureens,” Bellevue College Art Gallery, Bellevue, WA, Group Invitational

2015 Eutectic Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Group Invitational, "Stoked"

2014 /15 Curator and Exhibitor, "Cup of Joy,"  Group Invitational of Drinking Vessels with Ceramic Artists from throughout the United States, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, WADecember/ January

2014 / 15, Northwest Designer Craftsmen @ 60, Juried Exhibit of NWDC members, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

2014Four Ravens Gallery, Missoula, Montana, Feature Exhibit month of August

2014 Ceramics Invitational: Whitworth Art Department, Lied Art Center, Spokane, WA

2013/14 Curator and Exhibitor, Northwest Ceramics Invitational. 29 artists representing 3 states, Spokane Region, Archie Bray, LH Project, and Seattle Region. Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery and Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WADecember/ January

2013“Eat, Drink, and Be Merry,” Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA, Nov. 29 – Dec. 29

2013Washington Clay Arts Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, Seattle WA, April 18 to May 24, 2013

2013Tradition and Transformation, Jundt Art Museum, Collection Exhibit of Alums, Faculty, Students and NW Artists, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WAJanuary 22 - March 28, 2013

2012   Northwest Designer Craftsmen Exhibit, “The Clay Edge,”  NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, March 20 – April 8,

NCECA 2012/ WCA Annual Members Show, Artstop Gallery, Tacoma, WA, March 3 – April 13, 2012

Extreme, Extraordinary, & Exquisite: Teapots Extraordinaire, Bellevue Community College Gallery, Bellevue, WA, March 7 – April 6, 2012

2012Here and There: Contemporary Nordic American Ceramics Exhibition, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA, March 9 – May 6 2012

2012   “Eight Wood-Fired Kilns in the Northwest.”  Pots Gallery, Curated Exhibit, March 26 - 31, 2012, Seattle, WA

2012“Touchable” Northwest Designer Craftsman Juried Exhibit, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon, May 25 to June 29.

2012   Fifth International Juried Small Teapot Competition. Big Fish, Small Teapot V, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, April 14 - June 30, 2012

2011    Northwest Atmospheric Ceramics Invitational, Gonzaga University Jundt Museum, Spokane, WA Jan. 21 – April 1

2011    The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Sisters, Kay O’Rourke and Gina Freuen, Feature exhibition

2009   New Works by 12 Artists, Celebrating our 100th Show, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2008   Intersections:  K. O'Rourke & G. Freuen, Kress Gallery, Sponsored by the MAC, (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture) Spokane, WA

2008   Tea Pots: from Craft to Art, Grant’s Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon,   Feb. 1 – Mar. 28

2008   A Path of Flame, Invitational, Gallery Madera, Tacoma, WA Feb. 9 – Mar. 29

2007   Drawn to the Wall,  Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

2006   DECADE, Potters of Hikarigama, 1995 - 2005, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, in conjunction with NCECA, Portland Oregon, March 2006

2005   Yuma Art Museum, Yuma Symposium Guest Artists, Yuma, AZ

2005   Looking Forward, Glancing Back, Northwest Designer Craftsmen @ 50 Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA, Exhibit traveled for the next 2 years.

2004   Washington Potters’ Association Retrospective Exhibition, The Gallery, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA

2003    Major Works in Clay: 12 Artists, Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, and Oregon.

1999   Art Equinox, A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT

1995   ANA 24, National Juried Arts Exhibition, Lloyd Herman/Juror, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

1994   “Totally Teapots”, National Invitational, Gango Gallery, Portland, OR

1991   Rockies to Rainier and Back Again, Boulder, Colorado

1991   Spirit of the West, “Best of the West,” traveling exhibition of artists from Idaho, Utah & E. Washington sponsored by West One Bank

1990    Pacific Northwest Juried Arts & Crafts, Professional Division, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1989    Washington Crafts, Then and Now, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 1989 Surface and Substance, an exploration of texture in craft, the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Mass.

1988   Big Sky Biennial V/Crafts, Idaho State University, John B. Davis Gallery, Pocatello, Idaho

1985   San Diego Museum of Natural History, Animal and Dinosaur Teapot Exhibition, San Diego, California

1980    Governor’s Crafts Invitational, State Museum, Olympia, WA

1977    Northwest Invitational Drawing Exhibit, Olin Art Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1976    Ten State Bicentennial Art Show, Charlie Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT


2005   Best of Show, Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, Idaho

2000   City of Spokane Arts Awards, Individual Artist recipient

1997   Carol Duke Award of Excellence, Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA

1996   Washington State Artist Trust “GAP GRANT”

1989   Visual Arts Award, Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Fair Juried Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1974    Allied Arts Award, Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Annual Juried Arts Exhibition, Spokane, WA


. Exhibition Catalog, "Northwest Designer Craftsman @ 60,"  Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA, 2014

•Books:  E.Ashley Rooney. 100 Northwest Artists. Publisher: Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2013

•Books: Lark Books 500 Teapots, New York, NY, \ Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, 2013

•Exhibition Catalog, 2006 Decade, Potters of the Hikarigama 1995- 2005, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Art Center, Hillsboro, Oregon, 2006

•Books: “Teapots, Makers & Collectors,” Author: Dona Z. Meilach, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., June of 2005

•Books: "Tea Time, Five Artists," Artisan Northwest, the magazine of Northwest Art and Artists, Spring (2005) 20 - 25

•Books: “500 Cups, Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design”, New York, NY, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Inc., 2005

•Exhibition Catalog: “Looking Forward, Glancing Back, Northwest Designer Craftsman @ 50,” NWDC / Whatcom Museum of History and Art. 2003

•Books: “500 Bowls, Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design”, New York, NY, \ Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Inc., 2003

•Books: The Contemporary Potter, Rockport, Mass, Rockport Publishers, 2001

•Books: The Best Of Pottery, Rockport, Mass, Rockport Publishing, 1996

. Books: Modernism & Beyond:  Women Artists of the Pacific Northwest,  Brunsman & Askey


. 2017, Workshop / Demo, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WAMay 10th

. 2017, Workshop / Demo, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA, May 19 & 20

. 2017, In conjunction with feature exhibit, Workshop / Demo, Lewis Clark College Art & History Museum, Lewiston, Idaho

. 2017 - 2012, Partner and Exhibiting Artist, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, 115 S. Adams, Spokane, WA,

•2016 – 1996,  Non-tenure track faculty, Gonzaga University, Art Department, Spokane, WA RETIRED May 2016

•2017 - 2006,   Management committee and participant, Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, Spokane, WA

•2013, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2000 – 02, 1995 – 98, 1988-90, 1983 – 85, Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair, Bellevue, WA

•2012, & 2006   Gonzaga in Florence, Florence, Italy, summer term, May 15 - June 30

•2012 Faculty / Staff Pro Seminar, Lecture / Presentation to staff and invited guests, “Maiolica,”  Gonzaga in Florence Study Abroad Program, Florence, Italy campus

•2011 Workshop Presenter:  Master Potter Workshop:  Moshier Community Art Center, Saturday, March 24 2011

•2011 Curator for Northwest Atmospheric Ceramics Invitational, Gonzaga University Jundt Museum, Spokane, WA

•2010Juror, ArtFest, Northwest Museum of Arts and Crafts / the MAC, Juried Arts and Crafts Festival, Spokane, WA

•2008Juror, Artist Trust Gap Grant Applications, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

•2009 Workshop Presenter, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

•2006   Workshop presenter, Mosier Community Art Center, Burien, WA

•2005   Guest presenter and demonstrating artist, Yuma Symposium, Yuma, AZ

•2004 & 5   Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, Idaho

•2004   Art on the Pearl, Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Portland, Oregon

•2007 thru 1987 Management Committee and participant for Inland Craft Warnings, a juried craft exhibition and sale held annually in Spokane, WA

•2002   Workshop, Wenatchee Valley Community College, Ceramics Program, Wenatchee, WA

•1995 thru 1985 Director - Artfest: Spokane, a five state juried Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by Cheney Cowles Museum and the Spokane Art School

•1986   Juror - Washington State Juried Craft Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA1986 - l981 Served on the art committee for Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum,