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KINGS MOUNTAIN ART FAIR SEEKING NEW ARTISTS

Have you ever applied to the Kings Mountain Art Fair? If not, do consider it – the deadline is Jan. 31st. The fair is a three-day outdoor exhibition held annually during Labor Day Weekend, on Skyline Blvd. above the town of Woodside (near Palo Alto).

Here’s a link with much more information about the event and the application process. High quality images are a must! Allow yourself plenty of time.

https://kingsmountainartfair.org/call-for-entry/

If applying, be aware that this can be a physically challenging event – setting up on hillsides can be tricky, or you could get very hot out on the flat parking lot. In spite of these challenges, this is a very well supported event. KMAF has a long history of excellence and its purpose is to raise funds for the local volunteer fire department.

By |January 9th, 2023|Categories: ACGA News|

POTTERS FOR PEACE HAS A NEW NAME AND EXPANDED MISSION

ACGA supported Potters for Peace for many years. They were primarily focused on teaching communities in Nicaragua how to make ceramic water filters to produce clean, healthy drinking water. Now they have expanded their mission to include more countries, broadened their projects (adding hygiene and women’s economic self-sufficiency) and chosen a new name, Good Foundations International. You can read more, and donate if you wish, at their new website: https://www.goodfoundationsinternational.org/

By |January 9th, 2023|Categories: ACGA News|

SEEN & IMAGINED

Seen & Imagined Gallery Route One’s Annual Juried Show 2023

Juror: Jeremy P. H. Morgan, Faculty member, Lucid Art Foundation, Visiting Professor, Shanghai Academy and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, Feb. 18 – Sat. March 18, 2023
Reception and Awards: Saturday, Feb 18, 3-5 pm
Route One Gallery: 11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

My piece “Rumble” was juried into Route One’s Annual Juried Show.

I work from both memory and photography.My work records what is real in our environment.My work also records what is perceived.The marks and textures in my work help to create sensations, real or perceived that I would want you the viewer to experience.I hope that my work will bring a sense of wonder and curiosity.The combination of familiar forms and textures will cause you to marvel at things you notice if you take the time to slow down and experience the world around you.

Rumble
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
7.25″ h x 14.25″ w x 1.375″ d
Stoneware, Underglazes fired to cone 5

By |January 5th, 2023|Categories: ACGA News|

IN MEMORIUM Remembering a Classic Inner Mongolian Ceramic Artist – Na LIsha

Na Lisha was an emeritus Professor, excellent sculptor, international recognized artist, good friend to many artists.  A number of ACGA members met Na Lisha at a ceramics festival in Beijing or when she visited California in 2016.

She was Ceramic Professor in Sculpture Department Research Institute in Inner Mongolia Normal University.  President of Inner Mongolia Ceramic Art Institute, Executive Director of Inner Mongolia Sculpture Institute, member of Chinese Sculpture Institute, Executive Director of Sculpture Art Council in Chinese Arts and Crafts Institute.

Na Lisha passed way due to Covid complications.

By |January 3rd, 2023|Categories: ACGA News|

NEW YEAR, NEW COMMUNICATIONS MODEL!

ACGA News

A new communications model for reaching more of our audience, in a more timely way, has been launched after a year of research, development, and implementation. Members who want to share upcoming news, events, milestones, studio equipment for sale, shows, awards, and other craft-related items with our audience of fellow artists and collectors can now fill out a few lines on our website and get posted to our online calendar of events or our news page.

There are two forms:

one for getting on the calendar here: https://acga.net/submit-an-event-to-the-acga-calendar/

and a different form for submitting a news item here https://acga.net/submit-a-post-to-acga-news/

So, for instance, if you have an upcoming open studio event in MARCH 2023, you would put that on the calendar RIGHT AWAY so people who are planning ahead will know to save the date. You can also do a news post that adds further information regarding your event, such as other artists participating in your small event, or what kind of work will be featured. Always include your contact information and wherever possible include your social media handles so people can find more of your work and where to purchase. It is important that you write this as if you want someone to read it, check your spelling, and make it as easy to follow as possible.

Once you’ve submitted your post, it will be reviewed and posted to our calendar page or our news page, and will be included in our regular newsletter distribution to our members, collectors and friends, depending on the target audience you choose.

In addition, members who are active on Instagram who would like to be reposted on ACGA pages can tag @theacga on Instagram and those posts will be reposted in the days leading up to your event. To be reposted, your post should include information about where to find your work for sale online or in person, or interesting aspects of your process. We do not generally repost ‘check out this thing I just made’ posts, but we do like them. We cannot repost anything from accounts that are ‘private.’

By |January 2nd, 2023|Categories: ACGA News|

VISCOSITY GLASS GALLERY ROCKS IT WITH ACGA ARTISTS

I have artwork in the window at Viscosity Glass Gallery in Boulder Creek! I’m showing candle screens and tree panels (you have to go inside to see those). You will also find ceramic sculptures by Iver Hennig and lots of gorgeous colorful blown glass from Cristy & Scott of Viscosity Glass.
The gallery is now open Fridays 1-5, Saturdays 12-5, and Sundays 1-4, until 12/18. Check their FB page for updates Xmas week. You can also make an appointment if you’re in town on different days.
By |December 12th, 2022|Categories: ACGA News, Shows and Exhibits|
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