Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mae Slaton Silent Auction

Young Mae
Mae's vessel


Mary Alice Rogan Slaton


Mae Slaton believed that artists should gather together to create and to share. She initiated the Empty Bowls Project in 2006 to celebrate the life and work of Lundin Kudo, ceramic artist and friend. Mae brought together ceramic artists, artists from other media and people who just like to play with clay. All who wished to contribute were welcome. A few “souper” bowls were also selected for a silent auction to raise additional funds to feed the hungry in Martin County.

In honor of Mae Slaton’s commitment to excellence as evidenced by her contributions to the Center for the Arts, Martin County Arts Council Exhibition Committee and Martin County Public Art Advisory Board, this silent auction is now the MAE SLATON SILENT AUCTION OF SOUPER BOWLS.

Mae brought art to every aspect of her life. We hope that these beautiful bowls will fill your life with joy and wonder, while helping to fill humbler bowls with sustenance.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Empty Bowls Day

Empty Bowls Day, Sunday, February 28, 2010 was an absolute blowout success! We had 350 bowls, twice as many as last year and sold almost every single one. We also had twice as much delicious locally donated soup and innumerable baskets of good bread from Publix. And we ran out of everything by noon anyway! Few glitches - line too slow - but all will be addressed next year. We also made twice as much money this year - way over $8,000 for St. Mary's Episcopal Soup Kitchen and the Treasure Coast Food Bank for other Martin County Soup Kitchens! So we are all happy as can be today and looking forward to making more beautiful bowls next year and involving our artists and restaurants and even more of our community in a great project. Click here for photos of the day on Thomas Winter's blog and here for more photos of the event.

Thank You List




Carrabba’s Italian Grill

1900 Fountainview Blvd., St. Lucie West

Conchy Joe’s Seafood

3945 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House

1401 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

East Ocean Bistro

2661 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart

Roosters Daytime Café

891 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach

Publix Supermarkets


Dale Hudson

Sunshine State Carnations

3403 SE Berry Ave., Palm City

Garden of Goods Gallery

12330 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound


to all the Potters, Artists, Teachers and Students. (If you cannot find your name, it would be our mistake. Please let us know.)

Art Students of Maria Miele, the Pine School

Art Students of Tracy Canada, Jensen Beach High School

Carlee Weston & Friends Pottery

Garden of Goods Gallery

Maria’s Clay Habit Studio

Treasure Coast Clay Art Guild

Alex Akerberg

Marianne Arcadapane-Todor

Buzzy August

Diane L. Ayres

Diane T. Ayres

Adam Balfour

Jane Ball

Ellen Bates

Gale Belanger

Judi Bettendorf

Joanne Biamonte

Mike Booth

Carol Boye

George Ann Braden

Suzanne Briley

Nylan Christensen

Judy Coffman

Petey Cox

Susan Cremin

Jen Dacota

Claudette Dalack

Cristina de la Vega

Garth Decker

Kendra Deltano

Jean Dugan

Karla Frederick

Aida Fry

Valerie Geever

Nina Gelardi

Howard Gibbons

Margaret Gray

Maggie Griner

Linda Hake

Susan Hansen

Duane Hatfield

Julie Hegedus

Jennifer Holmes

Liz Huggins-Thompson

Carol Hughes

Julia Kelly

Karen Kerwin

Chris Kling

Jackie Lanier

Justin Lambert

Cynthia Lay

Jane Lincoln

Lois Looby

Mary Makowske

Marlee Matheson

Gail McCarthy

Nedra Mead

Pat Mercier

Bev Migneault

Billye Miraglia

Hal Moore

Marilyn Moriarty

Susan Mottice

Jan Nimmo

Suzanne Osman

The Perez Family

Michael Plunkett

Linda & Heather Pollnow

Jussi & Olavi Poyhonen

Tom Prestopnik

Jerry Rose

Paula Rubino

Marcy Rutledge

Marilyn Ryan

Karen Sandlin

Shanna Scarpitti

Pat Scott

Kathy Sincerbeau

Brenda Susla

Joni Thieling

Carolyn Walsh

Ellen Wiest

Maura Wilder

May Wong

Leona Zegar

Paige and 4 kids ; Elisabeth, Caleb, Benjamin and Andrew

With all of your help, we made beautiful things happen.