Resume

Collections   |   Exhibitions   |   Publications

Collections:

  • The White House Christmas Tree Ornament Collection, Washington, DC
  • Southern Progress (Southern Accents Magazine), Birmingham, AL (5 pcs)
  • Binney & Smith, Inc. (Crayola Crayons), Easton, PA
  • Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
  • NationsBank, Charlotte, NC
  • Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC (3 pcs)
  • Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA
  • AGL Resources (Atlanta Gas & Light), Atlanta, GA
  • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
  • SC History Center, Columbia, SC
  • SC State Art Collection, SC Arts Commission, Columbia, SC (2 pcs)
  • SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
  • University of South Carolina – Sumter, Sumter, SC
  • Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
  • Wachovia Bank, Columbia, SC
  • Springs Industries, Lancaster, SC
  • Carolina First Bank, Columbia, SC
  • Numerous Private Collections

Teaching Venues:

UPCOMING:
10/17 – Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
3/18 – Columbia Art Center, Columbia, SC

PREVIOUS:
7/17 – National Basketry Organization Conference, Tacoma, WA
9/15 – Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

Exhibitions:

CURRENT:
2017-2020

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,
National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri, University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archeology, Columbia, MO
1/28- 5/14/2017 – Museum of Art and Archeology, University of Missouri, Columbia,
MO
6/2 – 7/17/2017 – 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK
8/22 – 11/12/2017 – Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
2/2/18 – 5/6/18 – Whatcomo Museum, Bellingham, WA
6/1/ – 8/5/2018 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2/2/ – 4/14/2019 – Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
5/18 – 8/18/2019 – Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
9/21 – 12/14/2019 – Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of
Technology, Melbourne, FL
Additional venues to be announced.
2017 Arrowmont Instructors Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century
7/20 – 8/26/2017 – American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
9/16 – 10/29/2017 – Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ
3/29 – 6/9/2018 – Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA
2017 NBO Instructors Exhibition at American Art Company,  7/20 – 6/2/2017, Tacoma, WA
More to Consider 2- NBO 2017 Conference Open Exhibition Invitational, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
SC Fellows Part 1 Retrospective, SC Arts Commission, 701 Center, Columbia, SC
Progression: 50th Anniversary of the SC Arts Commission Fellowship Awards, Arthur Rose Museum, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
Eclipsing 50: The State Art Collection 1967-2017, SC State Museum Columbia, SC

2016
SC Arts Gala,
SC Arts Foundation, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
2016 Sustainable Holidays, Sustainable Midlands, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
Crafty Feast, Columbia Convention & Visitors Center, Columbia, SC

2015
Carolina Makers,
SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
Summer Salon, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC
Arrowmont Instructors Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg,            TN
All Things Considered VIII, National Basketry Organization
Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA
SC Arts Gala, SC Arts Foundation, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
2015 Sustainable Holidays, Sustainable Midlands, 701 Center for Contemporary Art,
Columbia, SC
Crafty Feast, Columbia Convention & Visitors Center, Columbia, SC

2014
Clay Burnette: A Stitch in Time, Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC
Forming: The Synergy between Basketry and Sculpture, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
SC Arts Gala, SC Arts Foundation, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
All Things Considered VII, National Basketry Organization, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2013 Sustainable Holiday Celebration, Sustainable Midlands, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
CraftyFeast, Columbia Convention & Visitors Center, Columbia, SC

2013
All Things Considered VII, National Basketry Organization, Arrowmont School of Art & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN (awarded Best in Show, basketry image used on cover of catalog)
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, South Arts, Atlanta, GA
(Final year of 6-year Southeast tour)
Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, VA
The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
One South Carolina, Riley Institute, Hilton Head Island, SC
SC Arts Gala, SC Arts Foundation, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
unearth: A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC
2013 Sustainable Holiday Celebration, Sustainable Midlands, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
CraftyFeast, Columbia Convention & Visitors Center, Columbia, SC

2012
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, South Arts, Atlanta, GA
(Year 5 of Southeast tour)
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Danville, VA
Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, MS
Columbia Design League Selects, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
SC Arts Gala, SC Arts Foundation, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
Organics – Clay Burnette, Erika Diamond, Kim Keats – Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, SC
A Sense of Place: Getting’ Fresh, USC McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC
unearth: A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC
2012 Sustainable Holiday Celebration, Sustainable Midlands, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC

2011
Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy – Dakar, Senegal, US Department of State, Washington, DC (3 years)
Gatos Locos! – Cats on a Leash – Still Crazy after 26 Years, Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC
Under an August Moon, USC McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC
Triennial Revisited, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
Unearth: A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC
Paths of Least Resistance – Jeri Burdick and Clay Burnette, Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, South Arts, Altanta, GA,
(Year 4 of Southeast tour)
Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
Appleton Museum, Ocala, FL
SC Arts Gala, SC Arts Foundation, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC

2010
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, South Arts, Atlanta, GA,
(Year 3 of Southeast tour)
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Hattiesburg Historic Train Depot, Hattiesburg, MS
Unearth: A Celebration of Naturally Inspired Art, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC Featured SC Artists, SC Book Festival, Columbia, SC
Congaree Arts Festival, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
SC Arts Gala, SC Arts Foundation, Columbia Museum, Columbia, SC
Summertime, USC McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC

2009
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, South Arts, Atlanta, GA
(Year 2 of Southeast tour)
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC
Sculpting Nature: Clay Burnette, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Fall Heritage Festival, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
eARTh, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Spring for Art, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Congaree Arts Festival, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC

2008
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, South Arts, Atlanta, GA
 (Year 1 of Southeast tour)
Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Carolina Collects, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Spring for Art, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
SC Arts Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Benefit Auction, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
SC State Museum’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
Congaree Arts Festival, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
The Gift, Summit One Gallery, Highlands, NC

2007
Cats on a Leash: Three Decades at Play, Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC
Interwoven: Contemporary Baskets, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
The Art of Basketry – National Basketry Organization, The Fine Art Center – Bascom-Louise Gallery, Highlands, NC
A Fool for Art, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Congaree Arts Festival, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC

2006
ACC Atlanta Craft Show, American Craft Council, World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
USC Alumni Exhibition, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
A Fool for Art, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Congaree Arts Festival, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC

2005
ACC Atlanta Craft Show, American Craft Council, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
All Things Considered III, National Basketry Organization, Tahoe City, CA
Third Contemporary Basket Invitational – American Art Co., Tacoma, WA
A Fool for Art, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Congaree Arts Festival, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC

2004
Basket Trends: A Showcase of Contemporary Basketry, The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
ACC Atlanta Craft Show, American Craft Council, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
ACC Charlotte Craft Show, American Craft Council, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
Cats On A Leash – Celebration of 20 Years, Carol Saunders Gallery, Columbia, SC

2003 – 1980
121 additional exhibitions – complete list by year available upon request

Selected Publications:

Books:

  • 500 Baskets – Lark Books, Asheville, NC
  • Beautiful Things: Original Art from the Artists of Guild.com – Guild Publishing, Madison, WI, 2000
  • Baskets: Tradition & Beyond – Leier, Peters, Wallace, Guild Publishing, Madison, WI, 2000
  • Baskets: A Book for Makers and Collectors – Billie Ruth Suddeth, Hand Books Press, Madison, WI, 1999
  • Contemporary International Basketmaking – Mary Butcher, Craft Council, London, Merrell Holberton Publishers, London, 2000
  • Craft In America: Celebrating the Creative Work of the Hand – Phyllis George, Summit Group, Fort Worth, TX, 1993
  • The Traveler’s Guide to American Crafts: East of the Mississippi – Suzanne Carmichael, Penguin Books, NY, 1990

Magazines, Catalogs, etc.

  • SC Fellows 1976-2018 catalog, SC Arts Commission, Columbia, SC 2017
  • All Things Considered 9 – Basketry in the 21st Century, National Basketry Organization catalog 2017
  • Coiled for the Future, Columbia Living Magazine – January, February 2017
  • All Things Considered 8, National Basketry Organization catalog, 2015
  • Clay Burnette: Pine Needle Basketry, National Basketry Organization Magazine, Fall 2014
  • 2015 Masters of Art: Clay Burnette, Jasper Magazine, Columbia, SC 2015
  • All Things Considered VII, National Basketry Organization catalog, 2013
  • Clay Burnette: Inspired by Nature, Jasper Magazine, Columbia, SC 2012
  • Contemporary Baskets 2001, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2001
  • Clay Burnette: Master Basket Weaver – Rachel Haynie, SC Homes & Gardens, Camden, SC, Jan/Feb, 2001
  • Pining for Coiled Baskets – Crafts Report, January 1999
  • From the Longleaf Pine: The Baskets of Clay Burnette – John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 1996
  • Patience and Pine Needles: Clay Burnette Creates Masterpieces from the Longleaf Pine – Liz Seymour, Southern Accents, November 1990
  • Handmade: The Year of American Craft in South Carolina – SC Arts Commission, 1993
  • Cats On A Leash: Fine Crafts Group – RL Bryan Company, Columbia, SC, 1987
  • Contemporary Baskets: A Portfolio – FiberArts, No1, 1988
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