2021 Plate Project Opening May 28 | Online gallery live May 21
Join us May 28th from 11-5pm for the 27th Annual Plate Project Opening. Visit during gallery hours and choose a plate in thanks for your $125+ new or renewing membership.
Visit the 2021 Plate Project gallery.
Donate $250+ and choose your plate early.
All plates available at the $125 level (or $10 a month!) on May 28th.
What is the Plate Project?
Every year dozens of Alaskan artists create unique art plates for Bunnell’s Plate Project. The bisqued plates are blank “canvases” for brilliant food-safe underglazes. The finished painted plates are then competitively selected by new and renewing members when they make a donation at a $125+ or higher, each year. Members look forward to collecting annual plates that commemorate their support for Bunnell Street Arts Center.
The plate project would not be possible without the time and talent of Homer potters who transform hundreds of pounds of clay into about 100 plates each year. The painters are artists, community members and Bunnell supporters. With all materials provided, painters use the hand built plates in collaboration to create a plate design. If you’d like to get involved for the first time, staff and volunteers will gladly offer you tips and techniques to create a successful plate.
The cornerstone of Bunnell’s membership, the Plate Project was created and sponsored for 25 years by potter, Ahna Iredale. Local potter Jeff Szarzi now fires the painted plates in his Homer studio. Paint an Art Plate and contribute to the well of creativity that nourishes this community.
We hope you’ll participate this year.
Note: This is not a project designed for children independently, although families are invited to help their child paint a plate assuming parents will select their child’s plate to commemorate their own family’s $125 membership. Call us with questions 907- 235 – 2662
To-go painting kits can be made available for you. See the plate key below to choose up to five glazes to bring home and return when you’re finished: