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Prestigious ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto July 14-15

26th Annual Art Festival at Palo Alto Art Center Features More Than 130 Juried Artists

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10, 2018 – Our popular ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto
hosts a free and fun-filled two-day celebration of clay and glass art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14-15,
2018, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. Featuring both fine and functional art, the ACGA
Clay & Glass Festival boasts more than 130 juried artists displaying their work.
Fill your home with one-of-a-kind artwork while you meet the artists. Attendees will also enjoy several
demonstrations of hands-on activities, including glass, clay and ikebana, as well as an interactive clay
project for artists of all ages.

The festival is hosted by the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and co-sponsored
by the Palo Alto Art Center, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo
Alto, and KFOG.

Discover unique pieces of the finest quality glass and clay art that make a beautiful addition to any home
or garden. Select from handcrafted stunning pottery, unique jewelry and show-stopping glass art and
sculptures.

Demonstrations in the Art Center Studio will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days of the Festival.
The schedule is:
Saturday, July 14
11 a.m. to Noon – Clay demo with Dan Dermer

Noon to 1 p.m. – Ikebana demo with Marty Dorn, Thanh Nguyen and Bernice Malizia
1 to 2 p.m. – Clay demo with Lynn Wood
Sunday, July 15
11 a.m. to Noon – Clay demo with Joe Battiato
Noon to 1 p.m. – Ikebana demo with Marty Dorn, Thanh Nguyen and Bernice Malizia
1 to 2 p.m. – Clay demo with Lynn Wood
ACGA is the nation’s largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to the advancement of
ceramic and glass arts. Juried by their ACGA peers, the festival’s artists are widely acclaimed and many
are internationally recognized.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:
 More Than 130 Juried Artists. Meet renowned clay and glass artists, and get an insider’s look
into the creative processes behind their work as you peruse their collections.
 Live Demonstrations. Watch raw materials turn into beautiful shapes at live glass, clay and
ikebana demonstrations both Saturday and Sunday.
 Clay For All. An interactive clay project for artists of all ages.
 Artist Showcase. Visit the Artist Showcase in the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, where you
can preview as well as purchase a selection of the artists' best work.

DETAILS:
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018
WHERE: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
DIRECTIONS: The Palo Alto Art Center is easily accessible by public transit. Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto train station. Walk to the Palo Alto Transit Center, directly adjacent to the Palo Alto train station. Take
the 35 bus southbound. Exit the bus at the corner of Middlefield and Embarcadero. Walk one block on
Embarcadero to the intersection of Embarcadero and Newell. Cross Newell and turn left. The Art Center
will be on your immediate right.
PARKING: There is plenty of free street parking and valet parking is also available at the Palo Alto Art
Center.
ADMISSION: Free.
FOOD: A variety of fresh food and drinks from local vendors will be available.
INFO LINE: 650.329.2366.
WEBSITE: www.clayglassfestival.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/641139746237387
ABOUT ACGA: The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (www.acga.net) is dedicated to
establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. The ACGA
began as the Association of San Francisco Potters in 1945. The group now has more than 500 members,including clay and glass artists, students, patrons and supporters, galleries, network organizations and corporate sponsors from throughout California.
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CALENDAR LISTING:
ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 and 15, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313
Newell Road, Palo Alto. A fun and fabulous weekend celebrating the work of more than 130 juried
artists who will display the finest in handcrafted glass and ceramic art. Meet the artists while shopping
or take part in fun activities such as demonstrations in clay, glass and ikebana techniques. Free
admission; valet parking available at the Palo Alto Art Center. Hosted by the Association of Clay and
Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Art Center and KFOG.
http://www.clayglassfestival.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/641139746237387.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution JPEG images are available for download at
www.clayglassfestival.com or by contacting Kathy Maag Bentaieb at kbentaieb@yahoo.com or
408.836.8093.

 

David and Ann Lindsay

 

Gerald Arrington

 

Andrea Ciak

 

James Aarons – Moraine

 

Paul Harrie-Saturn

 

Kris Marubayashi

 

Sarah Logan

 

Marcia Dalva

Terry Ow-Wing-Coral Basket

 

Mari Emori

 

Sarah Brown

 

Susie Harper

 

Treg and Candace Silkwood

 

Deborah Bridges