28th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto –
It was a fabulous event!

Thank you to all our friends who came out in support of our annual event.

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Eight New Artists Jury In to the AGCA Clay and Glass Festival

We would like to congratulate and welcome these eight artists who were accepted as Festival-Eligible by our panel of jurors in the July jury.
Congratulations!

Alex Beck - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
ALEX BECK
Diana Greenleaf - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
DIANA GREENLEAF
Jody Lee - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
JODY LEE
Jane Peterman - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
JANE PETERMAN
Peter Stucky and Dana Rottler - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
PETER STUCKY AND DANA ROTTLER
Reiko Takahashi - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
REIKO TAKAHASHI
Hannah Nicholson and Alana van Altena - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
HANNAH NICHOLSON AND ALANA VAN ALTENA
Kim Webster - ACGA Clay and Glass Festival
KIM WEBSTER

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The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

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Celma Kirkwood at Gallery House in Palo Alto

With museums, galleries and art venues of all kinds closed due to the pandemic, ACGA has vigorously explored virtual ways to present the work of our members. Visit our most recent exhibit ‘GARDEN ART’ and our ongoing online sale which includes over 70 ACGA Members.

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ACGA ARTIST OF THE MONTH –
JOSEPH KOWALCZYK (Ko-väl-chick)

Joseph is an award winning sculptor and painter who has been creating art in the California Bay Area since 2003.

Joseph’s sculpture often explores representations of protection, strength, and integrity as it questions the legitimacy of such virtues. These virtues are often at war with dualities that spring from the darker side of the subconscious such as fear, defeat, and anger; often referred to as the “human shadow.” Joseph’s work attempts to highlight these aspects of the human shadow, as it puts them into the physical world. It gives them a face and a set of eyes, so we can confront them and understand them better.

Along with his own studio work, Joseph manages his own kiln repair business. Joseph and his wife Emily also co-manage FM Oakland; a gallery & community of artist studios within the Oakland Art Murmur district.

Follow Joseph on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/studiojoko/

RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS DURING COVID

CERF + The Artists Safety Net

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a consortium of funders have created a national emergency relief fund for artists.

Click to read more about the grants and how to apply.

CERF + The Artists Safety Net

CERF+ Emergency Assistance

March 1, 2021: New PPP Loan Rules Make More Money Available to Artists and Other One-person Businesses

LEARN MORE HERE

CERF + The Artists Safety Net

Americans for the Arts ACTION Fund

OUR MISSION: To enlist and mobilize one million citizen activists to advance the arts and arts education at the Federal, State and local levels.

LEARN MORE about how The Americans for the Arts Action Fund is supporting artists and arts education during the pandemic.