Bio & Resume


Paveen “Beer” Chunhaswasdikul

117 Lakepoint Drive, Gadsden, AL 35901

(256)543-3009

(256)504-4726 cell

 

Bio

Paveen Chunhaswasdikul, he goes by the name given to him by his father at birth “Beer” for short, was born in Thailand on May 23, 1967.  
After graduating from high school in Thailand, he came to United States to study English at Gadsden State Community College (GSCC) in 1985.  
After graduating from GSCC, he attended Jacksonville State University (JSU). Beer discovered pottery in the course of an art class taught by Steve Loucks at JSU.  In 1993 Beer graduated from JSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During his education at JSU, he discovered a love for designing and making pottery. After successful business ventures, he longed to return to his first love, pottery.  In 2002 he set up a small studio, and he started to work with clay again on his own. Persuaded by friends and inspired by media coverage, now Beer is a full-time potter.

 

Awards

2014

  • August, Gadsden Art Assocication Art Show in Gadsden, AL – First Place in 3-D
  • June, Lakefront Festival of Art in Milwaukee, WI – Honorable Mention
  • May, Arts Alive Festival (Gallery) in Florence, AL – Mhairi Frank Award
  • May, Arts Alive Festival (Park) in Florence, AL – First Place
  • May, Artisphere in Greenville, SC – Third Place
  • March, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in Winter Park, FL – Merit Award

2013

  • May, Arts Alive festival (Gallery) in Florence, AL – Second Place
  • May, Arts Alive festival (Park) in Florence, AL – Merit Award
  • May, Artisphere in Greenville, SC – Merit Award
  • April, 4 Bridges Art Festival in Chattanooga, TN - Third Place
  • March, Palm Beach Fine Craft Show in West Palm Beach, FL – First Place Best in Show

2012

  • October, Bluff Park Art Show in Hoover, AL – Burr & Forman “Results Matter” Award
  • August, Gadsden Art Association Art Show in Gadsden, AL – First Place in 3-D,  Third Place in 3-D
  • June, Lakefront Festival of Arts in Milwaukee, WI – Best of Show
  • June, Art in the Garden in Hoover, AL – Best in Show
  • May, Arts Alive festival (Gallery) in Florence, AL – Merit Award
  • May, Arts Alive festival (Park) in Florence, AL – First Place
  • May, Gumtree Festival in Tupelo, MS – First Place in Clay
  • Alabama State Council on the Art Grant

2011

  • October, Arts and Music on the Green in Hoover, AL- Second Place
  • August, Gadsden Art Association Art Show in Gadsden, AL – Best in Ceramic
  • June, Art in the Garden in Hoover, AL – Best in Show
  • May, Canton Festival of the Arts in Canton, GA – Third Place
  • May, Arts Alive festival (Gallery) in Florence, AL – Barry E. Broach Ceramic Award, Jack & Nancy Opler Award
  • May, Arts Alive festival (Park) in Florence, AL – Best Display Award
  • April, Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington DC – Best in Ceramics
  • March, Outdoor Art Show (ESAC) in Fairhope, AL – Best in Ceramics

2010

  • October, Arts and Music on the Green in Hoover, AL – Best in Show
  • September, Monte Sano Art Show in Huntsville, AL – Monte Sano State Park Award
  • August, Gadsden Art Association Art Show in Gadsden, AL – Best in Ceramic
  • June, Art in the Garden  in Hoover, AL - First Place in Pottery         
  • May, Arts Alive festival (Gallery) in Florence, AL – Merit Award
  • April, 4 Bridges Art Festival in Chattanooga, TN – Best in Ceramic
  • March, Outdoor Art Show (ESAC) in Fairhope, AL – Best of Show
  • March, American Craft Council Show in Atlanta, GA – Award of Excellence

2009

  • October, Grand Festival of Art in Fairhope, AL - Honorable Mention
  • October, Arts and Music on the Green in Hoover, AL – Best in Show
  • September, Monte Sano Art Show in Huntsville, AL - Arch Pike Memorial Award, Honorable Mention
  • September, Gadsden Art Association Art Show in Gadsden, AL - Honorable Mention
  • June, Helen Keller Art Festival in Tuscumbia, AL - Award of Excellence
  • May, Arts Alive Festival (Gallery) in Florence, AL – Second Place, Barry E. Broach Ceramic Award
  • May, Arts Alive festival (Park) in Florence, AL – Merit Award
  • May, Trussville Art Show in Trussville, AL – Best in Show, First Place in Ceramic
  • April, 4 Bridges Art Festival in Chattanooga, TN – Best in Ceramic
  • March, airhope Art Festival in Fairhope, AL – Merit Award

2008

  • October, Art & Music on the Green in Birmingham, AL – Third Place
  • October, Gadsden Art Association Art Show in Gadsden, AL – Third Place in 3-D
  • September, Artscape Festival in Pell City, AL – First Place
  • September, Monte Sano Art Show in Huntsville, AL – Arch Pike Memorial Award
  • September, Artwalk in Birmingham, AL – Second Place
  • June, Art in the Gardens in Hoover, AL – Best in Show
  • May, Southworks OCAF in Watkinsville, GA – First Place Best in Show
  • May, Arts Alive in Florence, AL – Merit Award
  • May, Spring Art Show in Trussville, AL – Third Place
  • April, Art on the Lake in Guntersville, AL – First Place in Pottery
  • March, Riverwalk Arts Festival in Milton, FL – First Place in Pottery

2007

  • September, Powers Crossroad in Newnan, GA – Merit Award
  • June, Art in the Garden in Hoover, AL – First Place in Pottery

2006

  • October, Homestead Hollow in Springville, AL – Third Place
  • September, Jubilee Festival in Daphne, AL – Award of Distinction
  • July, Gadsden Art Association Art Show in Gadsden, AL – Second Place in 3-D
  • May, Homestead Hollow in Springville, AL – Best in Show

2005

  • September, Jubilee Festival in Daphne, AL – Award of Distinction

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Jacksonville State University, August 1993.

 

Publications

  • April 2014 – Smithsonian Magazine
  • August 2013 – Teapots 500 Vol.2
  • April 2011 – Gadsden Times, AL
  • March 2011 – Gadsden Style Magazine, AL
  • April 2010 – Times Daily  Florence, AL
  • April 2010 – Ceramic Monthly    Suggestions
  • May 2009 – Ceramic Monthly    Suggestions (Tip of the Month)
  • May 2008 – Ceramic Monthly    Suggestions (Tip of the Month)
  • July/August 2007 – Clay Times    Slurry Bucket Tips
  • January 2007 – Ceramic Monthly    Suggestions (Tip of the Month)
  • September/October 2006 – Clay Times    Slurry Bucket Tips
  • August 2004 – Gadsden Times, AL
  • September/October 2004 – Clay Times    Slurry Bucket Tips
  • November/December 2004 – Clay Times    Slurry Bucket Tips

Collection

  • University of Arkansas in Little Rock Collection
  • Kamm Foundation Teapot Collection
  • One Eyed Turkey Farms Collection

Members

  • American Craft Council – Minneapolis, MN
  • Southern Highland Craft Guild – Asheville, NC
  • Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild – Raleigh, NC
  • Alabama Designer Craftsmen – Birmingham, AL
  • Association for Visual Arts – Chattanooga, TN

 

Exhibitions

  • May 2014
    • Kennedy Douglus Center – Florence, AL
  • May 2013
    • Kennedy Douglas Center – Florence, AL
  • August 2012
    • Gadsden Art Association Art Show – Gadsden, AL
  • May 2012
    • Kennedy Douglas Center – Florence, AL
  • April 2012
    • Teapots 6th invitational – Pittsburgh, PA
  • August 2011
    • Gadsden Art Association Art Show – Gadsden, AL
  • May 2011
    • Kennedy Douglas Center – Florence, AL
  • September 2010
    • A New Decade of Clay 2010 – Sierra Nevada College
  • August 2010
    • Gadsden Art Association Art Show – Gadsden, AL
  • August 2010
    • Red Dot Gallery – Birmingham, AL
  • May 2010
    • Kennedy-Douglass Center – Florence, AL
  • April 2010
    • Kennedy-Douglass Center   Solo Exhibit – Florence, AL
  • September 2009
    • Gadsden Art Association Art Show – Gadsden, AL
  • May 2009
    • Kennedy-Douglass Center – Florence, AL
  • May 2009
    • Eastern Shore Art Center – Fairhope, AL
  • 2008-2010
    • 1000 lbs. Alabama Clay Exhibit – Cities across Alabama
  • October 2008
    • Gadsden Art Association Art Show – Gadsden, AL
  • September 2008
    • JSU Art Department Alumni Exhibit – Jacksonville, AL
  • July 2007
    • Gadsden Art Association Art Show – Gadsden, AL
  • February 2007
    • Kentucky Art Center   Solo Exhibit – Northport, AL
  • July 2006
    • Gadsden Art Association Art Show – Gadsden, AL