Davis Arts Center has been hosting an ACGA show during the CCACA Conference since 2006. The first juror was Suzanne Baizerman, past curator of Craft & Decorative Arts of the Oakland Museum. Four artists, Tom Decker, Barbara Sebastian, Tom & Sara Post and Lydija Tkalcevic were selected. There was a simultaneous ACGA survey show juried by Suzanne Baizerman at The Pence.
We continued having concurrent shows with The Pence during the conference for 2 more years – jurors were Robert Brady in 2007 (artists: Kazuko Matthews, Bruno Kark, Lesley Baker and Julia Terr.) In 2008 Peter VandenBerge juried the show called ‘Exploring the Surface’ (artists: Jane Burton, Phyllis Pacin, Sara Post and Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk).
In 2009 it became a Davis Art Center show only, with Catharine Hiersoux the juror, selecting 8 artists – hence the title ‘ Eight from ACGA’ – Christa Assad, Bill Geisinger, Mark Goudy, Carol Koffel, Barbara Prodaniuk, Cynthia Siegal, Ursula Tilker and Sharon Virtue.
‘Eight from ACGA’ continued in 2010 with juror Marc Lancet, and artists James Aarons, Steven M. Allen, Jean Cherie, Suzanne M. Long, Forrest Lesch Middleton, Lee Middleman, Beth Ozarow and Margaret Realica.
In 2011 it became ‘ACGA@Davis Art Center” with juror Nancy Selvin and artists James Aarons, Linda Fitz Gibbon, Susannah Israel, Lynn Landor, Diane Levinson, Tomas Post, and Liza Riddle.
In 2012 it returned to ‘Eight from ACGA with juror Tom Decker selecting Michele Collier, Bill Geisinger, Amy Halko, Bill Heiderich, Lee Middleman, Bob Pool, Sara Post and Carol Wedemeyer.
The 2013 juror, Lana Wilson, selected Gerald Arrington, Alice Corning, Maria De Castro, Julia Feld, Susanne French, Patricia Griffin, Lee Middleman and John Schnick.
In 2014 the Davis Art Center became Davis Arts Center and ‘Eight from ACGA” continued with juror Donna Seager selecting Barbara Andino Stevenson, Natasha Dikareva, Nina Else, Iver Hennig, Suzanne M. Long, Kathy Pallie, Susan Press and Gail Ritchie
In 2015, the show became ‘ACGA:Ceramics in Focus’ with juror Linda S. Fitz Gibbon selecting Caroline Blackburn, Craig Easter, Jane Grimm, Bill Heiderich and Jo Killen.
Robert Brady, the juror of ‘ACGA:Ceramics in Focus’ in 2016 selected Doris Fischer-Colbrie, Linda FitzGibbon, Bob Pool, Virginia Rigney, Kala Stein and Patricia Yenawine . This was the first year we also had a ‘pop-up’ exhibition during the CCACA conference in downtown Davis at the Regency Building.
In 2017 Nathan Lynch selected Leah Bowring, Deborah Bridges, Jane Grimm, Crystal Kamoroff and Daniel Oliver for ‘Acga:Ceramics in Focus’.
And in 2018 juror Michelle Gregor selected Bill Abright, Claudia Tarantino, Eusebio Lozano, Joseph Kowalczyk, Françoise LeClerc and Daniel Stingle. We continued to have a pop-up down town during the CCACA conference.
In 2019, juror Lana Wilson selected Cuong Ta, Daniel Oliver, Leah Bowring Pollack, Mary Catherine Richardson, Peggy Snider, Shoshana Parry & Vince Montague for the Davis Arts Center Show Ceramics on Focus and the pop-up down town.