Seismic State: California Ceramics - Call for Entries

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: NOVEMBER 15, 2021

EXHIBITION DATES: MARCH 12 – APRIL 1, 2022

Open to all California ceramic artists and potters
What have you made that feels new, fresh, or ground-breaking? 

Concurrent with NCECA 2022

Juror: Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director,
American Museum of Ceramic Art

Host: Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Sponsored by ACGA

ACGA

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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.

2021 ACGA Clay and Glass Festival

2021 ACGA Clay and Glass Festival

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 –
DIANA GREENLEAF

Making art, especially the physicality of moving clay, has long been the vehicle for me to stay connected to feelings and to find joy and healing during difficult times.

My husband committed suicide a year prior to Covid. I found solace from grief by continuing to rehearse dances and to sculpt in the ceramic studio. In my communities of shared purpose, the beautiful ballet-antics of dogs at play could seed an exploration in my clay work of dogs swimming. This idea has sustained me in mourning the deaths of my husband and dear friend and the isolation during the Pandemic.

I began sculpting dogs when the death of my mother opened in me a channel to creativity. Raised by a woman who resented being a mother, I missed the way maternal support opens you to life. Instead, our relationship tightened and held me back. My muse, a sweet Sheltie called Bug, has shown me the canine capacity to open people to loving and living.

A walk with Bug provides opportunities to chat with fellow dog owners. My sculptures, movement and personality rendered, elicit smiles from viewers and recognition of the shared bond of unconditional love we experience with our pets. I look forward to seeing my art connect with people anew, as the world opens up.

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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

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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.