Michaela Valli Groeblacher

McPherson College Assistant Professor of Art Michaela Valli Groeblacher with her award winning sculpture.

McPherson College Assistant Professor of Art Michaela Valli Groeblacher received first place in the prestigious national ceramics exhibition in Wichita with her piece Clown #2.

The Art of Clay: Wichita National Exhibition focuses on ceramic and sculpture made of clay and assembles entries from artists across the country. It was juried by renown artist Marko Fields, owner of Mojo Gallery in Minnesota who is widely exhibited, collected and published and Diego Valles, a master potter from Mexico who was recognized as the Premier Visual Artist of Mexico.

“This show assembles a dazzling array of exquisite work,” Fields said. “Culling the accepted works from the pool of entries was challenging, but determining the award winners was especially so. The work at the top is extraordinary.”

The exhibit is on display at the Mary R. Koch Mark Arts Center in Wichita through June 29.