Charles E. Wissinger
The Project named “Piri Reis Projesi.” This Project was initiated by UNESCO announced the year of 2013 as the year of Ottoman Captain and Mapmaker Piri Reis by referring to the 500th anniversary of his famous World Map.
The main idea of the Piri Reis Project is to apply famous “Piri Reis Maps on
Ceramics.” Subsequently, created work will be displayed at exhibitions/receptions in Çanakkale-Turkey, Cersaie and Rome-Italy, Ankara-Turkey and Istanbul-Turkey (September-December 2013).
Before having these exhibitions, we are planning to gather some selected ceramic artists in KALE Ceramic Factory in Çan, Çanakkale in order to arrange a “15-days-workshop” (in September 2013) where they can work and produce. We would like to work with both Turkish and foreign artists (especially from countries which were displayed in Piri Reis Maps such as Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Egypt, North Africa, Algeria, Cyprus and also USA). At this stage, we are trying to make a list of the artists that are willing to attend such a workshop activity.
We would like to kindly ask if you are interested in attending our workshop which will be held in Çanakkale, Turkey in September 2013.

Final list of participants:
1) Charles Wissinger, USA
2) Elisabeth Le Retif, France
3) Ivo Sassi, Italy
4) Ossama Emam, Egypt
5) Xavier Monsalvatje Vich, Spain
6) Kostas Karakitsos, Greece
7) Mustafa Tunçalp, Turkey
8) Sevim Çizer, Turkey
9) Aysegül Sahin, Turkey
10) Serap Erdogan, Turkey
11) Fuat Kökek, Turkey
12) Ismail Yardimci, Turkey
13) Engin Cetin, Turkey

The Wissingers are rock stars AT TSTC!
The Wissingers are rock stars AT TSTC! That's for sure. It's a pure, simple fact. Students, faculty and administrators are raving. Everyone is excited. The art exhibit and the impression they made on TSTC is the absolute talk of campus. The cultural immersion almost makes this feel like a university!
I will try to get extra copies of the Valley Morning Star front page coverage suitable for bulletin boards and mail them to you next week.
Thanks for your cooperation!
Financial support for National NCECA Conference: Senior Vice President
Terisa Riley’s contribution: $1000.00, February, 2013

Financial support for National NCECA Conference: Vice President Rex Gandy’s contribution:$500.00

Financial support for National NCECA Conference: Senior Vice President
Terisa Riley’s contribution: $500 Rex Gandy (Collective Purpose by Prof. Charles Wissinger and Lecturer Fulden Sara)

Research Proposal, “Integration of Digital Imaging Capability into Ceramic Processes” College of Art and Sciences Research and Development Fund, TAMUK, Kingsville, TX $6000.00
Honorable Mention, 36th All Membership Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, Texas

3. Place, All Membership Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, Texas
2. Place, 40th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Brownsville, Texas.
1. Place, Southwest Sculpture Society, 52th Anniversary Exhibition, Art center Corpus Christi, Meadows, Galley, CC, Texas

1st Place, Southwest Sculpture Society, South Texas Art League 76th
Anniversary Exhibition Juried by Greg Reuter, June 3-June 26, 2010.

3rd Place, 12th Annual TCAA Members’ Exhibit, The Six Pack Show, Coop Gallery, San Angelo, Texas, April 15th-18th.
Piri Reis Exhibition in Rome / Piri Reis Sergimiz Roma'da..., Turkish Embassy in Rome, Italy, Opening November 28, 2013. (International Invitational)

Reflections From A Century, Artists of Central Alberta, May 18-August 5, 2013, MAG, Red Deer Museum, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Curated by David More, (International Invitational.)

“Cultural Exchange” Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Event coincides with NCECA
Conference, March 20-April 28, 2013.

A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Clear as Mud: 7rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Ceramic Conference and Exhibition, STC, Library Art Gallery, June 3th- August 12, 2013, McAllen, Texas.

International Fourth ASNA Clay Triennial, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, 2013. (Juried International Show)

Texas Clay Arts Association, 2013 Six Pack Juried Show, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX, March 09-April 13th, 2013. Event coincides with NCECA Conference. (Invitational.)

40th Annual All Membership Annual Juried Show 2013, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, Texas, Opening, Jan 22th, Feb 17, 2012.(Juried Show)