Women’s Studio Workshop’s Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta is a beloved local event designed to burn-off the winter blues and refuel your inner furnace with great ceramics, fun music and a heaping dose of steaming chili. Every year the Workshop’s ceramics department gathers together a team of local artists and ceramicist volunteers to produce over 800 handmade bowls in preparation for the big day. Many of the faces in the ceramic studio ar regular visitors, but each year WSW chooses one special ceramic artist out of a pool of Chili Bowl Intern applicants to come stay at WSW and help us make it all happen. Britny Wainwright, this year’s Chili Bowl intern, joined us in early January and has been working up a storm downstairs, along with WSW Ceramic Studio Manager Ruth McKinney Burkett, supervising bowl production, assisting volunteers during our community bowl making days, loading and unloading kiln after kiln after kiln AND finding time inbetween all the thises and thats to produce a number of awesome bowls for Chili Bowl 2013.
No stranger to our New York winter, Britny came to us fresh from completing her BFA in Art and a minor in Art Education at Alfred University in upstate New York. Her studies at Alfred included exposure to many different media as well as experience in gallery and exhibition design and jurying shows. Britny took classes in printmaking, photography, oil and mixed material painting before finding her home in Alfred’s ceramics department. We are very pleased to have Britny making her new home here with us where her wide range of experience and awesome attitude make a her an natural fit for Women’s Studio Workshop’s intern program!
Join us Saturday February 23rd for out 16th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta where you can browse and buy from a vast selection of handmade bowls and tumblers. Each purchased bowl or tumbler will come with a hearty helping of chili donated by Hudson Valley restaurants and chefs. Tastebuds will delight in a range of flavors from savory and mellow zest to three-alarm zing. Over 20 local chefs and restaurants contribute more than 50 gallons of delicious chili to the fundraiser every year. Beating the winter blues never tasted so good!
Women’s Studio Workshop’s
16th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta Fundraiser
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 New York 32, Rosendale, NY 12472
$5 Early admission: 2-4pm
Free admission: 4-7pm
Featuring live music by Dog on Fleas, 4-7pm and face painting & ballons from Rainbow The Clown!