ACGA: Ceramics in Focus – 2018


Call for entries:

Open to all associate and exhibiting members working in clay.
Reminder: this jurying is for a body of work, so don’t worry
about the availability of particular pieces.


Download Word Document Application Form here, go to Calls for Entry (click here) or follow instructions below.

Application postmark deadline: January 10, 2018

DAVIS ARTS CENTER, 1919 F Street, Davis, CA
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 29, 2018

This exhibition is in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art Our juror is Michelle Gregor, full time professor at San Jose City College and head of the ceramics department since 2004.

In addition to the group exhibition at the Davis Arts Center, participants will have a piece of their work on display at the Annex in downtown Davis during the CCACA Conference. Participants will be required to sit, and/or find a volunteer to sit, a minimum of one 3-4 hour shift at the Annex location during the Conference.

Michelle will be selecting the artists to display a body of work based on their application. During the installation, the work that will be included in the exhibit will be selected by each artist in cooperation with Jan Schachter and Mike Azevedo, Deputy Director, Davis Arts Center. The exhibition will be in the Tsao Gallery, on the walls in the adjacent lobby with an additional piece at the Downtown Annex.

Important Dates:
Installation: Wednesday, April 4, 10am-6 pm

Art About! Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-7 pm

CCACA Reception: Friday, April 27, 5-7 pm
Juror, Michelle Gregor, will talk about the exhibit at the reception

Take down: Sunday, April 29, 2017 – 5 pm

Submit your images by emailing them directly to me: It is best to provide 4 examples of your work, but no more than 2 images for each piece, please (you must submit one overall image and you may include one detail image per piece). Submitted images must be in JPG format with a resolution of 300dpi and no larger than 1800 pixels (6 inches) in the longest dimension.

Title each image as follows:

-your last name (this MUST be first in the file title)
-the entry number that image represents (1 2 3 or 4)
-abbreviate the name of the artwork (do not use quotation marks)
-add the word detail for the detail shots
for example:
DO NOT add spaces, extra punctuation, numbers or extra characters (such as ” ” / : % #) to the image file titles.

The work may be NFS, but an insurance value (50% of retail) must be stated.  Davis Arts Center will take a 40% commission on sold work.

Send a printed copy of the completed application to me at the address below, with the $30 jury fee check.

The participating artists will assist with the installation, installation graphics and produce the CCACA reception.   

Send the completed application form and $30 fee (payable to ACGA) to: Jan Schachter, 190 Golden Hills Drive, Portola Valley, CA 94028

Notification will be sent in early February.




Exhibition Application
Davis Arts Center, Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 29, 2018

Application deadline: postmark January 10, 2018



City______________________________        CA          ZIP ________________

Phone (____) ________________        Email____________________________


Entry #1                                                          Entry #2


Title_________________________                Title______________________

Medium & Description___________                Medium & Description ________

_____________________________                __________________________

Wall or Pedestal? ______________                 Wall or Pedestal?___________

Dimensions __________________                  Dimensions _______________

Insurance Value____________                        Insurance Value___________

or Price _____________________                    or Price ________________

Entry #3                                                          Entry #4

Title_________________________                Title______________________

Medium & Description___________                Medium & Description ________

_____________________________               __________________________

Wall or Pedestal? ______________                Wall or Pedestal? ___________

Dimensions __________________                  Dimensions ________________

Insurance Value_______________                  Insurance value______________ 

or Price _____________________                  or Price __________________

Will you be attending the CCACA conference?    _______yes   ______no


The artists will assist in the installation and organize the April 27 reception for this show. 

Installation will be Wednesday, April 4. 

Take down will be Sunday, April 29 at 5 PM.

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Installation (Wednesday, April 4)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Art About! (Friday, April 13)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CCACA Reception (Friday, April 27)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Take down (Sunday, April 29)