Novie Trump at Hillyer Art Space–Longing For Distant Skies

Novie Trump installing at Hillyer Arts Center

Novie Trump installing at Hillyer Art Space. Photo credit: Novie Trump.

Novie Trump (founder/director of Flux Studios in Mt Rainier and formerly director of Arlington’s Lee Arts Center ) recently relocated to Jerome, Arizona, returns to DC a solo show at Hillyer Art Space.  Fans of Novie’s evocative ceramic sculpture and installation work will see how her the depth of her work has intensified and deepened in the incredible exhibit titled “Longing For Distant Skies” opening today (Friday Sept 4). Of her recent works, Novie said, “ the show was inspired by the beautiful huge skies that are their own presence where I now live.”


Photo credit: Novie Trump.


From her new studio space out west in Arizona, Novie curates exhibitions and juries for arts organizations throughout the US. Trump has served on the boards of several arts organizations and is also an educator who teaches workshops in ceramics and professional development. sculptor and installation artist working in ceramic, mixed media and sound.


Photo credit: Novie Trump


Formally trained in classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina, her work has been selected for juried and invitational exhibitions in the US and Europe and has been featured in numerous publications. Winner of the Fairfax Strauss Fellowship, she has been awarded numerous grants and commissions for public art works, most notably at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC.  In 2013, Novie Trump was selected as a Fulbright Candidate by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars.



Novie Trump; Longing For Distant Skies

Photo credit: Novie Trump

Novie Trump: Longing for Distant Skies

Since ancient times, man has looked up into the heavens and dreamed of distant skies.

In this exhibition of porcelain, glass, wax and steel installations, Novie Trump explores the longing we have for those distant skies: that desire to fly away to bluer skies, to drift upwards into the stars, to follow the horizon to unknown places. 


Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC  (Hillyer Art Space is directly behind the Cosmos Club and the Phillips Collection)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 6-9pm | On view September 4 – 26, 2015


Michael Janis
Authored by: Michael Janis

Michael Janis developed a focus on glass after working for twenty years as an architect in the United States and Australia. Now as Co-Director of the Washington Glass School, Janis has taught at the UK’s National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Penland School of Crafts, California’s Bay Area Glass Institute, Cleveland Institute of Art, and The Glass Furnace (Istanbul, Turkey). Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012, he became an Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG) at the University of Sunderland. Janis’ artwork has been shown at major galleries and international art fairs and is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011, Janis had a solo exhibition of his artwork at the Fuller Craft Museum (Massachusetts), and was named a “Rising Star” by the Creative Glass Center of America. The James Renwick Alliance named him "Distinguished Artist 2013/2014 and had him present his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Janis was awarded the prestigious Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2016. Janis is also editor the Washington Glass School blog.