Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tribute to Georgia O'Keefee

New works

Three women

Flower girls
Lera, the flower girl
Lodis , the dreamer

Summer, recycling art

Cardboard boxes, mattboard, bottle caps, lunch bags and more... We had some fun

My summer camp

I just finihsed my clay classes with CityArtworks, it was an awesome experience as always,
I am looking forward to my Fall Clay classes at CA.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Exhibitions details

Saida Hagverdi-Fagala

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan


Art College of Baku, Azerbaijan, Baku

Studied painting and drawing, graduated as an Art teacher

V.Mukhina  Professional Art Technicum, St .Petersburg. Russia

Studied academic drawing and painting

State University of Fine Arts  Azerbaijan, Baku

Graduated as Ceramist with Master of Fine Arts degree

Professional History

Professional Creative Workshop, Union of Artists (Ceramic Division) mass production designer

                        Solo Exhibition, Baku, Art Salon

1989           Autumn Annual art show, Moscow, Russia
API ( Pedagogical Institute named after V.Lenin) Ceramics Teacher



Art-4-All Inc. Art School, Summerville, NJ. Art Instructor

2000- Present

City Artworks, Art School (Houston, TX), Art Instructor(, contractor )

2004- 2007 School of the Woods, contractor, art teacher Houston, TX

2005 - MECA contractor art teacher, Houston, TX

2009-Present –Harmony School of Excellence-ENDEAVOR


1983- 89 Multiple Exhibitions in Baku, Azerbaijan and Moscow, Russia

1987    Autumn show " Russia, Moscow Central Hall of Arts

1990- 92    Multiple exhibitions German/Azerbaijan Refugee children support foundation.

                                Hamburg, Germany

1995                                  Young Azeri and Turkish artists Fair. Istanbul, Turkey

1999                                  1 Fine Art Gallery . Gig Harbor, WA USA

1999                                  Azeri Artists Show, Turkish Center of Culture. NY, USA

1999                             LIPA Gallery, International artist's show, Washington, DC

2000                            TCAA- Attachments annual show, Houston, TX
2004                                  City Artworks Teachers’ Art Show, Cloister Gallery, Houston, TX

2004                                  Veiled and Unveiled, Anya Tish Gallery- Solo exhibition,  Houston, TX

2005                                  Happy Nude Year, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX

2005                                  Attachments, Texas Clay Artists show  , Rockport, TX

2006                          City Artworks show                Art Show. Blue Door Gallery . Houston, TX
2001 Attachments, Annual Ceramic Show. Houston, TX

2001 Anya Tish Gallery , Summer show. Houston, TX

2001 Creative Alternatives, Art teacher’s show. Houston, TX

2002 Happy Nude Year Show, Anya Tish Gallery. Houston, TX

2002 Attachments, Texas Clay Arts Association Annual Show. San Angelo, TX

2003 Happy Nude Year Show, Anya Tish Gallery. Houston, TX

2003 Attachments, Texas Clay Arts Association Annual Show. Irving, TX

2003 Mixed Bag Gallery Ceramic show. Houston, TX
2004 Craft Houston Show, HCCC. Houston, TX , Juried exhibition
2004 Solo Exhibition, Azerbaijan/American Chamber of Commerce/ Washington, DC, Cloister gallery Houston, TX

2007                             Time Reflections, Russian Cultural Center, Solo Exhibition, Houston, TX

2007                       Spring Show, Foelber Gallery, Houston, TX

2008                       Thank you- ceramic show with Judy Adams at Foelber Gallery, Houston, TX

2008                       Gallery 3, Winters street Studios, Group show, Houston, TX

2008                        Craft Texas- Juried Exhibition, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX

2009                        Reflections, French alliance, E Voila Theater, Houston, TX

2009                        Rouge Art, Kevin Atelier, Houston, TX

2009                     TDA (Texas Designers Association) Houston, TX

2010                        Contained and Arranged, Foelber Gallery Houston, TX

2010                        Hanson Galleries “Spotlight on Clay” Houston, TX - Awarded best in show

2011                        Watson Galleries, series of shows, Houston, TX

2011                        Foelber Gallery, Spring Show, Houston, TX

Professional associations

Baku Union of Artists

Baku Center of Arts
Texas Clay Art Association

Texas Art Teachers Association

Public collections

 Moscow State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia

Museum of Carpets, Baku, Azerbaijan

Ministry of Culture, Baku, Azerbaijan

Nizami Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan


“Gobustan”, Art almanac, Baku, Azerbaijan  1987

“Adabiyyat ve incesenet”, ( Literature & Art ) Baku, Azerbaijan  1988

“Caspian” magazine, Baku, Azerbaijan 1996

 "Stigma" art magazine, Baku, Azerbaijan, 1998

 “Art Lies”, Houston, TX 2000

 "Houston Chronicle” 2007

“Our Texas" 2007


Current displays

Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX

Hanson Gallery, Houston TX

Foelber Gallery, Houston, TX

Internet Displays /artists-Hagverdieva Saida

Short bio

Saida Fagala, ceramist

Born Saida Hagverdi, I grew up in my native city Baku the capital of Azerbaijan.

Daughter of a noted painter, and sister to a sculptor and a painter, my life and

formal education was always full of art.

In 1977 I graduated Baku State College of Arts named after Azimzadeh,

 and then graduated from Baku State University of Arts in 1983.

Soon after graduation I started working at Professional Creative Combinat,

Ceramic Division as a mass production designer from 1984 until 1996.

In 1989 I became a member of Union of Artists of USSR and participated in

many art shows, in Moscow, Baku, Hamburg, Germany, Istanbul, Turkey.

I  moved to the United States in 1998 and lived in New Jersey for two years.

In New Jersey I started my teaching career as an art instructor in after school

program" Art-4-All" .

Soon after moving to Houston in 2000 I started teaching  at City Artworks, and also became a member of the Texas Clay

Arts Association .My participation

as a member has provided valuable contacts with other clay artists in the region and

opportunities for my  works to be displayed in art shows in Houston, San Angelo, Irving, New York, Sag Harbor, Washington DC and other cities.

My career took a step forward in 2000 when a collection of my works was exhibited

in the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston, where different works have been displayed on an

ongoing basis. Since 2001 I joined the newly opened Houston Center for

 Contemporary Craft where a collection of my works was on exhibit in the Asher Gallery until 2007.

A five piece collection was featured in HCCC"s Craft Houston Show in 2004. and Craft Texas in


I had more shows throughout past years: Washington D.C, Chamber of Commerce

of Azerbaijan, Anya Tish Gallery, Russian Cultural Center, Winter street studios Gallery3,  Foelber Gallery, Watson Gallery and more.

In 2010 my collection of “Three women” awarded a first place at Hanson Gallery,

 at “Spotlight on Clay” art show

I am starting to teach art at Post Oak School this year and very excited to start my new jurney.

 You can see my works at  - Saida  Hagverdieva-Fagala,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Time Reflections

Wire walker


Body blue

Time reflections

My Life