Democracy is the theory that government by the whole people is in the protection of group interest. Artaxis.org, an online community of over 175 artists, utilizes this principle to interpret the field using criteria formed from its own internal logic. Membership to Artaxis.org is determined by group consensus, applicants are juried by seven members of the site selected at random. A blind jury process is used that is founded on democratic principles and guided by the jurors own criteria. Using the same democratic process, this exhibition has been curated by the members of Artaxis.org and therefore embodies the principles and potential of the site. Of the 20 participating artists, 15 were selected by the votes of the community to represent Artaxis.org. In addition, the exhibition will include the works of the founding members and the 100th member. Artaxis.org: An evolving network of independent artists is unique in its confluence of the internet, its effect on globalizing the ceramics community, and an important representative sampling of ceramics contemporaneity.
This exhibition was accepted as one of the 2010 Concurrent Exhibitions and was shown in conjunction with the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Art (NCECA) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in March, 2010. The exhibition was hosted in the Gladys Wagner Gallery at the Cheltenham Art Center from March 28th, 2010 – May 15th, 2010.
Artists Included: Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, Tiffany Carbonneau, Chad Curtis, David East, Brian Harper, Del Harrow, Ayumi Horie, Kristen Kieffer, Tsehai Johnson, Tyler Lotz, Richard Notkin, Adelaide Paul, Jeanne Quinn, Scott Rench, Erin Furimsky, Benjamin Schulman, Brooke Hine, Mikey Walsh, Adam Welch, Christina West