SAW (Studio For Arts + Works) 525 Buggy Circle Carbondale, CO 81623 970-618-7479
Alleghany Meadows is a nationally recognized studio potter, mentor, gallery owner and curator, non-profit board member and artistic entrepreneur – all centered around his love of art. He received his BA from Pitzer College, MFA from Alfred University, studied in Karatsu, Japan with with Takashi Nakazato, and received a Watson Foundation Fellowship for a year study of potters in Nepal. He has been an invited artist, lecturer and panelist at numerous universities, art centers, museums and conferences nationally, including, Penland, Kansas City Art Institute, Huntington Museum of Art, RISD, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Alfred University, Anderson Ranch, NCECA, Arrowmont, Archie Bray Foundation, Haystack and University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Long Beach Museum of Art, American Museum of Ceramic Art and the Huntington Museum of Art, where he was honored with the Walter Gropius Master Award. Alleghany is also known for his social outreach and entrepreneurial projects, including Artstream Nomadic Gallery, Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Studio for Arts + Work (SAW) and Artstream Ceramic Library.
Studio for Arts + Works (SAW) was designed as a collaborative space for creative professionals and professional creatives. It was remodeled from a auto mechanic shop into artist studios and minimalist, industrial-style offices on a modest budget using non-toxic, salvaged and recycled materials wherever possible. The tenant mix at SAW (potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, service professionals) showcases our commitment to enhancing the vitality of our community through our work. Though SAW doesn’t have regular hours (as the tenants are working artists and keep their own day-to-day schedules) the SAW gallery space is open to the public upon request and hosts local art events. SAW was Co-founded by Alleghany, in 2011 and became the sole owner and expanded to the current location, tripling the size and scope of the project.
Artstream is a traveling exhibition space in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer. Currently in its 18th year, it has exhibited work by more than 150 artists in over 400 venues across the country. While on tours, the travelling artists present workshops, are visiting artists at universities, and participate in symposiums. Locations range from street corners to museums, colleges, universities and conferences, putting art on the street, introducing thousands to the language of contemporary studio potters through its innovative and accessible context.