Artist Profile

Gary Beaumont

Artist Statement

People have been making artwork from clay for ten thousand years. From the start, they have shaped it and added color, texture, and design. So, there work wasn’t just functional. It became an expression of their humanity. Following this tradition, my goal is to carefully craft ceramic art. In the end, it pleases me greatly when someone says, “Wow. I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

Bio / Description

Gary Beaumont’s Recent Juried Recognition: * 2017 Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois * 2017 Planetary Platters, R.G. Endres Gallery, Prairie Village, Kansas, dual show * 2018 Featured Artist, Springfield Art Association * 2018 Pieces, 40 North, Champaign, Illinois * 2018 Nude Attitude, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria * 2018 Green, Webster Arts, Webster Groves, MO * 2018 1868 Collection, Busey Bank, Urbana, IL * 2019 Off Center, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA * 2019 Drip, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg * 2019 Ceramic Centric, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri * 2019 [Untitled], Athens Arts Gallery, Crawfordsville, Indiana * 2019 Quincy Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois (Best in Show) * 2019 1868 Collection, Busey Bank, Urbana, IL * 2021 Around the Block III, Gertz Gallery, Champaign, Illinois * 2021 Great ARTDoor * 2021 October National, Gallery 510, Decatur, IL * 2021 Untitled, Athens Gallery, Crawfordsville, Indiana (Merit Award) * 2022 Art at the Airport, Quad Cities, Illinois * 2023 Around the Block IV, Gertz Gallery, Champaign, Illinois * 2023 From the Earth, St. Charles, Illinois * 2023 13th Annual Workhouse Clay International, Lorton, Virginia * 2023 SAA Featured Artist, Springfield, Illinois