ACGA Clay and Glass Festival Palo Alto

28th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto


We plan to hold our event at the Palo Alto Art Center on September 11-12, 2021,
and we look forward to seeing you all then.

If you would like to participate in the September ACGA Clay and Glass Festival, you must be a member of ACGA in good standing, and have been accepted as a festival-eligible artist through our Jury Process. For more information, please visit our Jury Process page.

We encourage you to continue to support ACGA clay and glass artists by checking in with your favorite artists through their websites or on social media, and keeping a lookout for online sales and show venues at


Kathy Maag Bentaieb
Phone: 408.836.8093

Garden Art

An online exhibit featuring clay and glass art made specifically for the garden.

Shop Over 70 Studio Artists

From the ACGA website, enter a world of creativity as you wander through artist online shops.
CELEBRATE art and find the perfect gift for loved ones, or maybe even yourself.


The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

Become eligible to participate in Online Sales, Festivals and Special Events, learn about Zoom Classes and Workshops.

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.

Become a Member


Throwing has always been Steve’s first love in clay. Despite the many creative turns his artwork has taken over the years, he has never strayed far from the wheel. It’s rare to find any of his work that doesn’t include a thrown element. Steve’s work is a cross section of techniques developed over more than thirty years that includes figurative, steampunk, books, trains, toys, whimsical animals, functional pottery, painting and Raku. Many of these items touch on identity, personal history, social, political and environmental concerns.

Steve owns and operates SMAart Gallery & Studio with 2 ceramic studios in San Francisco offering more than 5,000 square feet of studio space, classes, team building, membership and galleries.

More can be found about Steve and SMAart at

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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


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.