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Newsletter September – October 2022

ACGA July - August Newsletter 2022

President’s Message

Cheryl Costantini - Board President ACGASeptember I marvel at how the light changes and lengthening shadows offer the suggestion of Autumn as we brace for Indian Summer. Even with climate change, our turning planet and its relationship to the sun do still seem like something we can count on.

I find it interesting to note that though the seasons remain so much the same, the ways in which we sell our work have, for some, changed dramatically. Unimaginable doors have opened and offer us access like no time before! The options that are available now are truly astounding, I am humbled by the ever-changing potential possibilities. As creatives, I encourage us all to embrace even more deeply and more authentically this world. It is to that end that we on the ACGA board are rethinking the way in which communication both between ourselves as members as well as our customers and the works of social media.

The ACGA board is diligently working on a way to access the power of the Internet and potential communication streams to reinvent the way we communicate with each other as well as our ever growing customer base.

We will soon be announcing a new trial system that will change the look and formatting of the newsletter and offer more opportunities for artists to communicate and market their work. This new system will offer our members additional opportunities to reach out to the Clay and Glass community and those who love to purchase Clay and Glass. It will offer each of us more opportunities to post directly to a calendar and digest, our events, musings, exhibitions etc.

Stay tuned.

I am struck by this dichotomy of life. So much changes and yet so much remains the same. I like it. It keeps us on our toes and encourages us to seek our own internal balance… good stuff for sure!

Cheryl Costantini
707 823-0950 potters@sonic.net nichibeipotters.com
Nichibei Shop
@nichibeipotters

ACGA Exhibition News

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival 2022

We Want to Share News About the 2022 ACGA Clay & Glass Festival

Successes:
Our preliminary sales total (before corrections) = $353,656 and with 96 artists in the show, that works out to average sales of $3684. This is not quite as astounding as the 2021 total sales (average sales = $3979), but still a very strong show for most artists. Reconciliation is underway, and letters will be mailed to those who had a math mistake. April will send an updated financial report when reconciliation is done. From the perspective of management (Messenger Events), artist check in & load in generally went very smoothly this year. Annie appreciated the communication and flexibility with artists arriving on site who wanted to make tweaks to their booth spaces (communication is key).

In case you missed the memo, Annie purchased the Giant Creative business from Chris at the end of 2021, and gave it a new name, Messenger Events. Congratulations to Annie! Ren and her social media Festival volunteers did an amazing job (88,000 impressions!) and netted us approximately 250 more followers on IG and 300 more on FB. She’s continuing to post to keep our audience growing. The ACGA Board’s Communications Team is developing plans to publicize ACGA member events year-round (open studios and gallery exhibitions, etc) on ACGA channels. Stay tuned to the ACGA google group email to learn how you can participate!

Challenges:
We’re not so happy about the two missing fire extinguishers – we had to pay the rental company $358. We’re thinking of ways to keep better track of them next year. This year, instead of muddy ruts in the lawn, we had some dirt patches where tree stumps were ground down – but at least they were dry. On a living park grounds, there are always going to be some changes as trees die or need major pruning, or an irrigation pipe needs to be replaced.

Lastly, we heard that an artist yelled at a PAAC staff person and that someone else refused to follow PAAC rules when informed. Folks, we cannot afford to alienate the art center staff. They work hard to make it possible for us to occupy their building and grounds for three days, and without their goodwill our show is toast. Please, let’s all honor our social contract (and our artist contract) and be respectful and patient rather than unpleasant in our dealings – with everyone.

Thank you for listening,
April for ACGA

Get Featured on ACGA’s Website
We are looking to put a spotlight on our members. A new artist will be featured every month. If you would like to be featured, please send us:
• short blurb about yourself, your work, your process or anything else you want to say. Try to keep it below 100 words.
• 5-10 images of your work. 400 px across x 600 px high max. 72 dpi. Please try to keep your images all the same dimension. (I can re-size if you’re not sure how)
• Link to your website or social media page
We want to have new artists Postings will be on a first come first served basis.

Please send information to :
Emil Yanos
acgamembership@gmail.com

WEBSITE LIAISON

Remember that if you would like to have your information to appear in the newsletter, you MUST send it to Bonita Cohn at news@acga.net, (Please separate image and text.)

MEMBER NEWS

Lidija Tkalcevic featured in the Press


Lidija Tkalcevic is featured artist at The Main Gallery in Menlo Park.

Lidija writes: “Our worlds suddenly became small causing our appetites for fun and adventure to grow bigger.

ACGA Artist Kathy Pallie

Kathy Pallie

On the Ceramics Arts Network!

View it here.

Donor Profile: Jan Schachter

Jan Schachter - Cerf This month we’re pleased to profile Jan Schachter, a studio potter from Portola Valley, California, who is one of CERF+’s most active and committed volunteers and donors. Jan served on the CERF board from 1992-1997 when Lois Ahrens was the director and only employee. During that time, Jan organized a major fundraising
auction for CERF+, in which she invited artists from across the country to donate artwork. Today, thanks in part to all of Jan’s work, CERF+ is a robust organization making a difference for artists in communities across the United States and its territories. Jan continues her critical work, advocating and fundraising for CERF+ by organizing the annual benefit sale of artwork donated by members of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists (ACGA) for the California Fund at CERF+ during their annual July Clay and Glass Festival in Palo Alto in July.

Thank you, Jan, for your exceptional creative spirit, dedication, and generosity to CERF+. CERF - Artist Disaster Relief Fund

Sara and Thomas Post

“Dear Art Friends,
I’m sorry to have been unavailable for several months. Spring and summer have been difficult. In mid May, we lost my husband and fellow artist, Thomas Post. Our family has been taking a little quiet time to begin to adjust to this new reality.

Tom was so many things to us–artist, husband, father, and friend. Direct and kind, he was known for his thoughtful generosity, sly jokes and subtle humor. These qualities shone in his art work, in elegant, unadorned ceramics, in surrealistically manipulated photographs and in inventive sculptures employing interesting ideas, unexpected materials and beautiful surfaces.

We worked collaboratively and with a varying team of wonderful artists for many years at TSPost Ceramics in Davis. We also had separate interests and in the past ten years worked primarily in our own studio spaces exploring individual directions. We shared an exhibit, “Habitat” at Dolphin Gallery in Gualala, California in March, 2022.”

Paula Ross Passed

Paula was a member of the Berkeley Potters Guild for many years in the 80’s and 90’s, holding a place well remembered not only for her sharp, hilarious New York wit, but also for her loose, experimental and creative ways with terra cotta. With an artful hand, her surface decoration, one of simple, freely drawn lines incised through lusciously colored slip, was filled with sensual gesture.

Paula was creative, hard working, resourceful, funny, independent, and willing to jump in to help when needed. Staying focused with her clay work, she also took the time to engage in greetings and perceptive conversation when she arrived at the studio each day. She truly understood something about being
human together in a natural way.

From the ACGA. I know she has left her postcards before at the Guild and at Leslie’s… i didn’t know her well though but some of you may… -Chanda

Paula RossFor the many who knew Paula Ross

Celebration of Paula Ross – 1943 – 2022

August 5 – 7, 2022

It is with bittersweet sentiment we announce a special event at ACCI Gallery. Paula Ross, a well loved ceramic artist and one of the earliest members of ACCI passed away last February. ACCI has been given the privilege of selling Paula’s remaining ceramic work in a special legacy sale this August. The celebration kicked off with a reception Friday August 5th, followed by a two-day exposition and sale of her art. Many of the pieces for sale are unique and have not been seen by the public for many years, possibly even decades.

Maggie Gao-Gehlmann

Maggie Gao-GehlmannI create functional pottery that can be used daily. I hand craft my pieces using slab building techniques.
I then hand paint with underglazes and glazes. All of my designs are original that reflect my love for animals and Nature.

Mayer Schacter Passed Away

Dear friends and potters that have been in ACGA awhile. I have sad news that Mayer Shacter passed away…after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Mayer was my mentor as well as my husband. I became his apprentice in 1973. He was juried into the association in 1974 and was an ACGA president in the 1980’s. He had a wonderful ceramic career for 30 some years. He sold to top galleries all over the country and had one of those prize one man shows at Garth Clark in New York. He remarried to a well known author, Susan Page, and they created a beautiful life in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They bought an old hacienda and converted it into a showcase home and gallery. He shifted from being a potter to a world class collector and dealer in indigenous folk art. Collecting had always been his passion.

I remember going to flea markets and Mayer had a knack for finding that gem in a pile of junk. His wife Susan and son Gabriel were there with him. He will be greatly missed.

~ Diana Crain

WORKSHOPS AND VIRTUAL CLASSES

Please visit ACGA’s EVENTS/WORKSHOPS page for a complete list of upcoming classes and workshops.

EXHIBITIONS

NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct, be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.

BERKELEY

TRAX GALLERY

Trax is shuttered for the summer months

We invite you to shop online at https://traxgallery.com or schedule an appt: info@traxgallery.com
Please text us @ 510.914.1303 and leave a message! or call the gallery & leave a message @ 510.540.8729
There are still many beautiful pieces available that can be found on our website.

Peter Voulkos poster

TRAX Gallery has five unique Peter Voulkos color lithos
32″ x 24″, 1979, $1000 each, signed, unframed, email for more info.

Although Peter Voulkos is known as a ceramist, like most artists, he worked simultaneously in different mediums. To him, whether it was graphic design, painting, ceramics, or metal working, one informed the other, altogether advancing his understanding of his work.

The TRAX art bnb is actively being booked check it out on the trax web site. Covidly cleaned.

1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA  94710
510.540.8729
info@traxgallery.com      www.traxgallery.com

 By appointment –  call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303

CROCKETT

EPPERSON GALLERY OF CERAMIC ART

Elemental featuring Carol Dalton and Kris Marubayashi
Carol Dalton and Kris Marubayashi

Schedule: August 5 through September 25
Opening Reception: August 6, 4 – 6 pm. The gallery is open from 11am to 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Carol Dalton and Kris Marubayashi are each inspired by the natural world, the light,
patterns and textures that surround us. Through the mediums of Mixed Media and Clay
they bring their keen observational skills and honed sensibilities to manifest in a quiet sophistication.

1400 Pomona Street, Crockett, CA
510-787-2925
Friday -Sunday 11-6 pm.
Safety precautions in place, Masks Required!
Private Appointments available upon request.

POMONA

AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art
info@amoca.org, or call (909) 865-3146.

September 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023 / February 19, 2023
Member Preview: September 9, 2022, 2-4pm
Reception: September 10, 2022, 4-6pm
Catalog: Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay
Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay – Exhibition Overview

Amoca - Breaking Ground

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present the exhibition and accompanying catalog Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay, celebrating 44 artists who have defined—and redefined—ceramics over the past 100 years. Many of the Golden State’s most innovative and impactful ceramic artists in the 20th and 21st centuries are women who faced adversity due to gender inequality and were often ignored or overlooked in favor of their male counterparts. These incredibly determined women pushed forward, driven by creativity and tenacity.

Breaking Ground highlights the significant shifts in California ceramics over several generations of women artists. The story is told in three sections, using the artist’s “breaking ground period” (rather than their date of birth) to determine their place in history. The story begins with trailblazers Laura Andreson, Betty Davenport Ford, Stefani Gruenberg, Vivika Heino, Elaine Katzer, Mary Lindheim, Martha Longenecker, Gertrud Natzler, Susan Peterson, Ruth Rippon, Susi Singer, Helen Ritcher Watson, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Beatrice Wood. These artists laid the groundwork for the field and inspired successive generations of artists.

The second section includes a disparate group of artists who explored—or are exploring—the female figure, feminism, and the creation of the perfect form. Works by Judy Chicago, Dora De Larios, Roseline Delisle, Viola Frey, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Phyllis Green, Margaret Keelan, Karen Koblitz, Marilyn Levine, Elsa Rady, Lisa Reinertson, Nancy Selvin, Anna Silver, and Sandy Simon mark a substantial break in artmaking from their predecessors.

https://www.amoca.org/upcoming-exhibitions/breaking-ground-women-in-california-clay/

frontdesk@amoca.org
http://www.amoca.org
399 N Garey Ave
Museum: 909.865.3146
Studio: 909.622.0464

OAKLAND

Oakland Museum
Edith Heath: A Life in Clay
January 29, 2022–October 30, 2022

Trailblazer. Rebel. Revolutionary.

Edith HeathDiscover the story of Edith Heath, founder and designer of Heath Ceramics. Heath transformed the ceramics industry, creating dinnerware from California clay for “Sunday best” and everyday use. Driven by the power of good design, and a commitment to her craft, Heath’s vision continues to live on through her stoneware and tile over 70 years later. Durable, not delicate, simple, yet stylish, Heath Ceramics is an icon of American design.

This is not a traditional ceramics or craft exhibition – it combines historic objects, photographs,
documentary video and personal memorabilia to showcase Heath’s legacy and story. Do not miss it!

1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607


OJAI

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Ventura County Potter's GuildVentura County Potters’ Guild
Logan Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 2022 / 2-4 pm
This exhibition features artist-members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild
Founded in 1957, the guild has grown into a nonprofit corporation with a mission to stimulate public interest and appreciation of the arts of creative ceramic pottery and sculpture. The Ventura County Potters’ Guild is committed to providing a forum for local potters who share their experiences and knowledge of clay through general meetings with invited specialists in the field of ceramics providing demonstrations, lectures, slide presentations, and workshops.
September 17 – October 29, 2022

Sandy Calles Mid-Century #1 – Ceramic

DAVIS

Come to the Artery at 207 G Street, Davis, California. We are open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm
In addition to our regular hours, The Artery will be open until 9 pm on Second Friday.

SAN FRANCISCO

California Modernist Women - Harvey Milk Terminal SFOCalifornia Modernist Women: Groundbreaking Creativity
New exhibition at SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features the work of outstanding female artists and designers from the midtwentieth century. Includes Edith Heath and Marguerite Wildenhain

Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass

Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass

International Terminal Departures Level 3, Gallery 4A
Aug 10, 2021 – Sep 25, 2022

Marvin Lipofsky (1938–2016) was a founding member of the American studio glass movement. Throughout his career, Lipofsky explored the limits of form and color in glass and helped to elevate the medium to a fine art. Lipofsky’s most prolific period featured glass sculpture that was initiated in a collaborative setting, such as a factory or workshop, and then finished in his home studio in Berkeley, California.

CALLS FOR ENTRY AND OPPORTUNITIES

CALLS FOR ENTRY
Deadline: October 12, 2022. URBAN LANDSCAPE
A National Call for Entries
Show Dates: November 4th – January 29th, 2023
Urban Landscape is a juried National Competition/Exhibition. Urban Landscape a complex structure resulting from the interaction between human and environment. It includes social, cultural and economic dimensions. Urban landscapes are formed and shaped mainly under the influence of human activities. What Urban Landscape surround and inspire you, how do these environments influence your life and art?
Juror: Cameron Brian
Mediums: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Mixed Media and Fiber Art.
AWARDS: First Place: $1,500. Second Place; $1,000. Third Pace: $500.

GRANT
India Basin Shoreline Park Project
Application Deadline:
September 30, 2022, 12:45 PM
The San Francisco Arts Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone. We affirm the sovereign rights of their community as First Peoples and are committed to supporting the traditional and contemporary evolution of the American Indian community and uplifting contemporary indigenous voices and culture.

The San Francisco Arts Commission is committed to creating a city where all artists and cultural workers have the freedom, resources and platform to share their stories, art and culture and where race does not predetermine one’s success in life. We also acknowledge that we occupy traditional and unceded Ohlone land. Fueled by these beliefs, we commit to addressing the systemic inequities within our agency, the City and County of San Francisco and the broader arts and culture sector. This work requires that we focus on race as we confront inequities of the past, reveal inequities of the present and develop effective strategies to move all of us towards an equitable future.

https://sfartscommission.org/find-opportunities/calls-for-artists/india-basin-shoreline-park-project

VENUES
https://www.cranewaycraftfair.com/artcraftapplication-winter2022?
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Are you ready for an indoor show? Note that this event has relocated to Pleasanton, since the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond was sold.

Craneway Craft Fair
The 51st Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit Craft Fair
December 3 & 4, 10am – 5pm both days
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Taking place indoors at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, the winter fair features 200 artists & craftspeople, and a special live KPFA broadcast from the fair both mornings. The new location also provides an opportunity for our exhibitors to reach new markets in a very wealthy part of the Bay Area. Pleasanton is well connected to the south and east bay, and we’ll be running a new and improved shuttle service to keep this event Bartable.

‘Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire’
November 18, 19 & 20, 2022, Napa, CA
From Kim Patillo
Hi Everyone,
Hope you’re all having a great summer and are as grateful as we are to be seeing some of our favorite shows starting up again! And that includes the 48th Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire’ to be held on Nov. 18, 19 & 20 in the Chardonnay Hall at the Napa Valley Expo in Napa. As we told you earlier this year we’re turning the reins over to Chelley at Eckerstrom Productions, but she and we will be working closely together this year to bring back the awesome event it’s always been. Chelley intends to keep the layout, format, and holiday feel of the show as it’s been in the past; she was a vendor at the show for many years herself. Advertising has already began, including reserved billboards on Hwy 29 and banners all around Napa as always.

The first jurying deadline will be August 1, so if you haven’t sent in your application, now would be the time to do so. If the show is not full, we will jury once a month till full. Chelley and we will do the jurying together, and if you’re a past participant that would like the same space, please make sure to state that on your application. The application is attached. You will be notified by the end of August as to acceptance/rejection. There are no refunds once accepted into this Fair.

Any questions, please contact Chelley at information@eckerstromproductions.com.
Thanks for reading, and have a great summer season & happy shows!
afterthegoldrush@sbcglobal.net

FELLOWSHIP
https://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/princeton-arts-fellowship/
The Princeton Arts Fellowship is open to early career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years at Princeton University. An $88,000/year stipend is provided. Applications are due September 13.

JOB
Job Posting: Studio Tech
Potters’ Studio is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization located in Berkeley, CA 2 positions.
Position Description:
The Studio Tech sees to the routine maintenance and functioning of the studio and reports to the Operations Manager. There are 2 part-time positions available. Must be available to work weekends. These positions are seasonal (mid/late September through the end of December 2022) with the potential for long-term employment.
Immediate opening; Part-time: $19 to $20 per hour. There is an initial 90-day evaluation period with review.

HOW TO APPLY
Email cover letter and resumé. The cover letter should include why you would be a good fit, what you’d bring to the organization and what appeals to you about this position. No phone calls please.

The Potters’ Studio is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy,
childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics ), genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, denial of family and medical care leave , or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.
Bobbi Fabian, Executive Director, The Potters’ Studio
bobbi@berkeleypottersstudio.org | she/her/hers
www.berkeleypottersstudio.org
1221 8th Street, Berkeley CA 94710 (510) 528-3286

RESIDENCIES
Sonoma Ceramics.
https://sonomacommunitycenter.org/ceramics/ceramics-residency-program/.
We offer two, 6-month, all-inclusive residencies per year for potters or ceramic sculptors. Applications are open for this 6-month, all inclusive residency. Open to potters and sculptors on a professional trajectory. The Ceramic Artist in Residence program offers a self- directed emerging or established ceramic artist a supportive work environment to explore ideas and create a cohesive body of work.
https://sonomacc.wpengine.com/category/ceramics/

Newsletter July – August 2022

ACGA July - August Newsletter 2022

President’s Message

Cheryl Costantini - Board President ACGAGreetings artists and supporters of ACGA. July is an exciting month for as it marks the time when we gather to celebrate the creative spirit as it is revealed through Clay and Glass. To those artists who are participating in the Festival, it’ll be great to see you all and I am personally sending wishes for a fun and successful weekend for us all. To those were not participating in the event this year, do stop by and visit if you’re in the neighborhood!

As always, to everybody, please feel free to reach out and share with me any thoughts you may have about ACGA and its various doings. There is some exciting work being done on developing more robust and integrated communication avenues going forward. Stay tuned for updates as the new plan solidifies.

I hope you all enjoy the summer, stay cool, stay safe!
Cheryl Costantini

Cheryl Costantini
707 823-0950 potters@sonic.net nichibeipotters.com
Nichibei Shop
@nichibeipotters

ACGA Exhibition News

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival 2022

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival 2022

We are not having an artist party in the Sculpture Garden, but we will have a BYO gathering outside. If you are not in the show, but are planning to come to the Festival on Saturday afternoon, you might like to stay a little later and hang out with other members.

The Saturday evening gathering will take place outside the Auditorium in the parking lot, from 5:15-6:30. This is a BYO drinks/snacks event. There will be tables but no chairs. Please be mindful that COVID-19 is still with us. If you bring something to share, think about how to do so safely. Or just bring what you need for yourself.

We hope to see some of you there, and in the meantime, keep cool and stay healthy!
April for the Festival Committee

CERF + Volunteer Time
As the booth coordinator, I am reaching out to you, not just for a donation of your work, but a donation ofyour time. We do not as yet have a fully staffed booth for CERF+ – which we need to have in order to make it the best fundraiser we can. There are time slots available on both Saturday, July 9 and Sunday July 10. The task would be to provide general info to inquiries, lots of handout available, and to sell the merchandise.

Please contact Annie Hermes, the Festival Organizer/Manager- Annie@messengerevents.com and see if there is a time that works for you. We would be most grateful.

James Aarons and I are again organizing the CERF+ Booth which will provide info about CERF+ AND raise money to assist CERF+ in its work. https://cerfplus.org
Please donate a piece of your work for us to sell there. The CERF+ booth is in the Sculpture garden. The best delivery time is Friday, July 8 after 1 pm, when the booth will be all set up and ready to display your work. If you need to deliver it sooner, that is OK, too. For members not doing the Festival, please consider donating a piece anyway. The ideal would be for you to give it to a participating member to deliver for you, but if that is a problem, contact me directly and will figure out a way to get your donation to the Festival.

Questions?

Many thanks in advance.

Jan Schachter www.janschachter.com 650 678-5404

Get Featured on ACGA’s Website
We are looking to put a spotlight on our members. A new artist will be featured every month. If you would like to be featured, please send us:
• short blurb about yourself, your work, your process or anything else you want to say. Try to keep it below 100 words.
• 5-10 images of your work. 400 px across x 600 px high max. 72 dpi. Please try to keep your images all the same dimension. (I can re-size if you’re not sure how)
• Link to your website or social media page
We want to have new artists Postings will be on a first come first served basis.

Please send information to :
Emil Yanos
acgamembership@gmail.com

WEBSITE LIAISON

Remember that if you would like to have your information to appear in the newsletter, you MUST send it to Bonita Cohn at news@acga.net, (Please separate image and text.)

MEMBER NEWS

Member Profile: Lynne Meade

Artful Home - Lynne MeadeRead about ACGA artist Lynne Meade in this article from Artful Home.

ACGA Artist Tiffany Schmierer

At the Sanchez Art Center,1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA

Vicki Gunter – It’s Okay To Be A Wild Flower!

This piece was chosen by juror, Cynthia Brannvall, for THE WILD SIDE at Arc Gallery SF
– ceramic, metal, glass – 41 x 25 x 4 – 2022 –
This piece is defiant!
Wild joy as Woman!
My Body, My Choice!
A Healing Affirmation!
Out with a Capitalist system causing breast/uterine cancer!
Ironically, one breast and the navel of this piece exploded when my kiln malfunctioned mid bisque fire! My own health was also called into question as I rebuilt the kiln, mended the sculpture, fired and glazed it two more times.

This wild woman’s uterus holds our California native Iris.

Her wildly joyous bouquet is made up of a lightening bolt, the moon, “seeing” you and everything in the universe as one, the stars
and an Okay gesture.

Online Gallery and Store: NCWCA
Online Artist Talk 1: Thursday, June 23, 7-8 PM
In-person Curatorial Tour with Cynthia Brannvall, Juror: Saturday, July 9, 1:30-3:30 PM.
( me+) Online Artist Talk 2: Thursday, July 21, 7-8 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87181920731?pwd=Y2xDVDhtS2xlSzlPdldaTTFjR3ZXZz09
In-person Curatorial Tour: Sunday, July 31t, 1:30-3:30 PM.

WORKSHOPS AND VIRTUAL CLASSES

Please visit ACGA’s EVENTS/WORKSHOPS page for a complete list of upcoming classes and workshops.

EXHIBITIONS

NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct, be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.

BERKELEY

The Potter's Studio Parking Lot Sale

The Potters’ Studio
1221 8th Street (near Gilman St.)
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 528-3286
events@berkeleypottersstudio.org

berkeleypottersstudio.org

TRAX GALLERY

Trax is shuttered for the summer months

We invite you to shop online at https://traxgallery.com or schedule an appt: info@traxgallery.com
Please text us @ 510.914.1303 and leave a message! or call the gallery & leave a message @ 510.540.8729
There are still many beautiful pieces available that can be found on our website.

Trax Gallery Trax Gallery Trax Gallery

Peter Voulkos poster

TRAX Gallery has five unique Peter Voulkos color lithos
32″ x 24″, 1979, $1000 each, signed, unframed, email for more info.

1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA  94710
510.540.8729
info@traxgallery.com      www.traxgallery.com

 by appointment –  call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303

CROCKETT

EPPERSON GALLERY OF CERAMIC ART

Yana Payusova

Schedule: May 6 through July 31.
1400 Pomona Street, Crockett, CA
510-787-2925
Friday -Sunday 11-6 pm.
Safety precautions in place, Masks Required!
Private Appointments available upon request.

POMONA

AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art
info@amoca.org, or call (909) 865-3146.

AMOCA Gallery Pomona CA

Pictured: untitled work from the Blooop Series by Alina Hayes
“I walk into the studio and make. Pushing my work in many directions, using and exploring materials I wouldn’t have otherwise. The Blooop series emerged as I regained control by making joyful objects full of childlike wonder. With feeling of play, without judgment, the work is loud, unapologetic; mine.”

Peter Callas at AMOCAPeter Callas: An Enduring Legacy
Regarded as one of the preeminent ceramic artists in the American Studio Ceramics tradition to work with anagama kilns, Peter Callas (1951– ) influenced an entire generation of ceramic artists. Opening February 12, 2022 at the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Peter Callas:An Enduring Legacy is a comprehensive career retrospective featuring works spanning nearly 30 years of creative production. Among the 50 works featured are Callas’s innovative expressionist sculptures and abstracted container forms that function as visual records of the transformative forces of fire. Other works on display include intimate tea bowls, selected works on paper, and the premier of an original film about the artist.
Pictured above: Peter Callas, Vase: 0134, 2016. Wood Fired Stoneware. 11.5 x 11 x 11 inches.
Amoca Gallery Pomona CA50 Bowls, 50 States, 50 Woodfires
Friday, 11 AM–4 PM • In-person
As usual, we are keeping busy here at the museum! May brought a new exhibition featuring work by Alina Hayes in the Vault Gallery and a podcast launches featuring AMOCA’s very own Exhibitions Manager Pam Aliaga; June brings artist talks with Artist
in Residence Kirstin Willders and Blooop artist Alina Hayes, as well as new ceramics studio classes! Click the link below to read
the extended newsletter, or scroll down for a list of upcoming programs.

frontdesk@amoca.org
http://www.amoca.org
399 N Garey Ave
Museum: 909.865.3146
Studio: 909.622.0464

OAKLAND

Oakland Museum
Edith Heath: A Life in Clay
January 29, 2022–October 30, 2022

Trailblazer. Rebel. Revolutionary.

Edith HeathDiscover the story of Edith Heath, founder and designer of Heath Ceramics. Heath transformed the ceramics industry, creating dinnerware from California clay for “Sunday best” and everyday use. Driven by the power of good design, and a commitment to her craft, Heath’s vision continues to live on through her stoneware and tile over 70 years later. Durable, not delicate, simple, yet stylish, Heath Ceramics is an icon of American design.

This is not a traditional ceramics or craft exhibition – it combines historic objects, photographs,
documentary video and personal memorabilia to showcase Heath’s legacy and story. Do not
miss it!

1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607


OJAI

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Patrick Crabb - Beato GalleryPatrick Crabb: A Search for the Ancients
Beato Gallery
My 14 – July 3, 2022

DAVIS

Come to the Artery at 207 G Street, Davis, California. We are open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm
In addition to our regular hours, The Artery will be open until 9 pm on Second Friday.

SAN FRANCISCO

California Modernist Women - Harvey Milk Terminal SFOCalifornia Modernist Women: Groundbreaking Creativity
New exhibition at SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features the work of outstanding female artists and designers from the midtwentieth century. Includes Edith Heath and Marguerite Wildenhain

Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass

Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass

International Terminal Departures Level 3, Gallery 4A
Aug 10, 2021 – Sep 25, 2022

Marvin Lipofsky (1938–2016) was a founding member of the American studio glass movement. Throughout his career, Lipofsky explored the limits of form and color in glass and helped to elevate the medium to a fine art. Lipofsky’s most prolific period featured glass sculpture that was initiated in a collaborative setting, such as a factory or workshop, and then finished in his home studio in Berkeley, California.

CALLS FOR ENTRY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Grant

https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/
The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-in-a-lifetime grants of up to $5,000 for one-time,
unexpected medical, dental, or mental health emergencies that have occurred in the last six months for artists in financial need.*
cycle 14 will open July 5, with a deadline of August 2, for emergencies occurring December 1, 2021 and after.
Please check back here, or sign up for our newsletter, to receive updates on potential future cycles. Questions may be sent to the
Rauschenberg Grants Coordinator at emergencyfunds@nyfa.org, or 212-366-6900 x 239.
CYCLE DATES

Craneway Craft Fair -SUMMER EDITION

August 13 & 14
Applications have been extended through Tuesday, July 5!
APPLY NOW – Applications are open to all artists, craftspeople, and makers. We also welcome fair trade exhibitors, non-profits,
and local, community based small businesses.

EXHIBITOR FAQ https://www.cranewaycraftfair.com/exhibit

Craneway Craft Fair brought to you by The Fellowship of Craft
PO box 6840, Eureka, CA 95502, United States

I am participating in this first time unique Portola Valley event where you can display and sell your work. We still have room
for a few more artists.

It will be all outside @ 3300 Alpine Road in Portola Valley, less than a mile west of the Alpine Rd Exit off of I 280. There is no fee
and you will conduct the sales yourself. The spaces are 10’x10′, and can accommodate a popup. It is set for 1-5 on Saturday, August 6, and the set up would be that am in whatever time you need to be ready at 12:30. Some tables will be provided. For wall work you would need to bring your own display. This is a very brief introduction of it to you.

Besides me, there will be other ACGA artists: Diana Crain, Lindsay Marx, Marilynn Host, Eliza Thomas, Barbara Grauke, Terry
Ow-Wing

Newsletter May – June 2022

ACGA March-April Newsletter 2022

President’s Message

Cheryl Costantini - Board President ACGAACGA made a fine showing at NCECA in March. 16 Artists were represented each with their own designated space. Sales were brisk and we got fabulous feedback from many people. I want to give a big thanks to Mari Emori for all of her incredible work that she put in to make this event happen and to make it be successful.

And moving on, just two months away from the annual ACGA Clay and GlassFestival in Palo Alto. Once again we look forward to gathering at the Palo Alto Art Center and can’t wait to see so many of you again. For many artists that I know, Covid has offered an opportunity to deepen their creative process. I believe we are a resilient bunch and have been excited to see all the postings on the ACGA Instagram account. Shout out to Ren Lee for her diligence and creativity and making Instagram page more alive.

Cheryl Costantini, President, ACGAAnd finally I’d like to share with you how vibrant the ACGA board of directors has become as a group. We’ve added new members with new talents and I am genuinely excited for the future of our organization. Now that meetings are on zoom it opens up the possibility for others to at least attend the board meetings so you know what’s going on, or even join the board. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Take care everybody and enjoy these beautiful spring days!
Cheryl Costantini

Cheryl Costantini
707 823-0950 potters@sonic.net nichibeipotters.com
Nichibei Shop
@nichibeipotters

ACGA Exhibition News

NCECA Conference 2022

NCECA Conference
NCECA Gallery Expo 2022

The ACGA booth at NCECA Gallery Expo was a huge success! The booth looked great and had constant visitors during the Gallery Expo. Thanks to those who visited us and shopped with us. The sales before tax totaled close to $20K. Special thanks to the 16 participating ACGA member artists who worked hard as a team with the committee to make this event successful. ACGA is also pleased to report that 28 new people signed up for membership during the NCECA conference.

ACGA Gallery Expo Committee:
Mari Emori, Jan Schachter, and Diane C. Master

In Hand, By Hand, Featuring work by:
Jordan King
Judy Miller
Karen Winograde
Jan Schachter
Sara Brown
Miriam Loory Krombach
Lidija Tkalcevic
Bev Zerbib-Berda
Sally Jackson
Nina Else
Janey Wolf
Jane Grimm
Nichibei Potters

Member Profile: Sally Graves Jackson

Sally Graves Jackson - Member Profile ACGAI starting working with clay in 2008 and pursued it more seriously after moving to California seven years ago. I use wheel throwing and hand-building to make sculptural and functional pieces. Insects, seedpods, trees, birds, stones, and all sorts of human constructions are as much my teachers as the ceramics I see in museums and galleries. Whenever possible, I use clays that I dig locally.

Clay has led me to wonderful communities through the Palo Alto Art Center and the ACGA. As a member of the ACGA Board, I serve as Secretary and help coordinate some exhibitions and sales. I also volunteer in the Gunn High School ceramics program, and during the pandemic I organized neighbors to create four large clay totems that are now in front of our house. Clay has opened other doors for me here, including invitations to wood-fire in Napa County, Milpitas, Mendocino, and Cobb Mountain Arts. I love the hard work, camaraderie, and intensive mix of chemistry and kiln qualities that make each wood-firing unique.

There is great satisfaction in holding a finished piece of pottery that is useful and pleasing, but what I like best about working with clay is the link it forms between the ground, my hands, fellow artists, and the creative impulse that led me to the studio in the first place.

WEBSITE LIAISON

Remember that if you would like to have your information to appear in the newsletter, you MUST send it to Bonita Cohn at news@acga.net, (Please separate image and text.)

MEMBER NEWS

Cheryl Tall

Cheryl shared a post for the first time in a while: “So excited! My sculpture, The Man Who Invented Geometry, will be shown at the CALIFORNIA CLAY Exhibition, April 29 to May 26, 2022!…”

Lee Middleman

Lee Middleman ACGALee Middleman’s piece “Jade Sunflower Vase 2022” has been selected
for the “California Clay Competition” exhibition at the The Artery at 207
G Street in Davis, CA from April 29 to May 26, 2022. This is the eleventh
time Lee’s work has been selected for this California competition. This
year the juror is Heidi BekeBrede, a multi-media artist.

The Contemporary Clay Biennial Juried Exhibit 2022 will feature Lee’s
piece, Duo-Red Diamond Globe (below), at the The Art Center in
Grand Valley, Colorado. The exhibition will run from May 13 to June 25,
2022 at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. This is Lee’s seventh
time participating in this national competition. Juror: Fong Choo,
Adjunct Faculty, Bellarmine University.

Open Studios and Sales!

Open Studio and Sale
Open Studio
Sat. & Sun., May 14-15 • 10 am – 5 pm • Rain or Shine

Nina Else: Sculpture for the Home & Garden

Peggy Forman: Drawings on Clay – Vessels & Tiles

Jordan King: Wood-red Vessels

Sally Jackson: Garden Totems, Sculpture, and Functional Pottery

Lindsay Marx: Home and Garden Revelations in Porcelain

Jane Peterman: Ceramic Wall and Table Sculpture

Jan Schachter: Functional Pottery for the Kitchen & Garden

DIRECTIONS: Exit 280 at Alpine Road. Go west 1 mile. Turn right on
Westridge Dr. Drive 2 miles. Turn left on Golden Hills Drive to #190.
650.678.5404 • janschachter@gmail.com

Sean Free Alcala

Sean Free Alcala ACGABorn and raised in Northern California, Sean Free Alcala is a second-generation maker whose artwork has always been rooted in the natural world. Being inspired by the beautiful beaches and flowing rivers of the west coast, his artistic journey explores the wondrous material of glass as it overlaps with the many dynamic characteristics of water.

After earning a BA from Sonoma State University, he was introduced to kiln-formed glass by his father, David, who was a professional artist and glass art educator. Sean began an extensive glass apprenticeship while working at his father’s studio gallery in Carmel, California. Fueled by curiosity and a passion for discovery, he experimented for over a decade learning about the unique nature and properties of glass. His work has evolved over the years, but the heavy influence of the ocean has remained steady. Sean has refined his craft through the constant learning of glass casting techniques and cold-working methods.

Today, Alcala’s original jewelry designs and stunning sculptural artwork can be found at select galleries and art shows throughout the West Coast. Recently, he was selected by the Pence Gallery for their Emerging Artist Award, and he completed his first solo exhibition “Under the Surface” in Davis, California. As a glass artists, he aims to capture the essence of water and help others realize the importance of protecting our oceans and waters for our future generations.

CERF - Artist Disaster Relief Fund
https://cerfplus.org/studio-protector/resources/
https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/?org=808&lvl=100&ite=3479&lea=6399423&ctr=0&par=1&trk=a185a000021WQ9aAAG

DISASTER RESPONSE

Tornadoes in the Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley

On March 21, 2022 a storm system moved through the Southern Plains, producing dozens of tornadoes, hail, and wind damage. Governor Greg Abbott said that several homes and structures in central Texas were destroyed by heavy winds about 40 miles north of Austin.

The storm system continued to spawn tornadoes and severe weather across the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast. Search and rescue teams are combing through neighborhoods in the New Orleans area and have reported that at least one person was killed and thousands lost power.

CERF+ shares your concern for those impacted by the tornadoes and we need your help. If you know craft artists who suffered significant losses as a result of the severe weather, please help us spread the word that they can apply for CERF+’s Emergency Relief grant program.

Questions? Please contact relief@cerfplus.org.
Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists
In addition to our Emergency Relief grant, CERF+’s Studio Protector also has resources to support artists as they begin to assess and re-enter their damaged studios, including:
• Assessing Potential Hazards
• Unsafe Building Conditions to Look Out For
• Salvage DOs + DON’Ts
• Staying Safe During Cleanup
• NCAPER Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides confidential, multilingual crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to reach a trained counselor 24/7, 365-days-a-year.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Your support directly helps artists through their most difficult times.

Please be safe, and let us know if we can do anything to help.

WORKSHOPS AND VIRTUAL CLASSES

Please visit ACGA’s EVENTS/WORKSHOPS page for a complete list of upcoming classes and workshops.

EXHIBITIONS

NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct, be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.

BERKELEY

TRAX GALLERY

Trax is shuttered for the summer months

We invite you to shop online at https://traxgallery.com or schedule an appt: info@traxgallery.com
Please text us @ 510.914.1303 and leave a message! or call the gallery & leave a message @ 510.540.8729
The Minnesota St. Croix Pottery Tour is in it’s 30th year!
We will be selling our work at Ani Kasten’s studio stop along with 6 others!
The St. Croix Pottery Tour is May 6,7,8th in the lovely St. Croix Valley, MN.

A selection of pots will be available online May 5th @ 10am CMT

To view various artists and their works, visit: minnesotapotters.com.
There are still many beautiful pieces available from the Sprouted Roots exhibition that can be found on our website.
Kari Radasch, Bill Geisinger, Mary Law

Trax Gallery Trax Gallery Trax Gallery

Peter Voulkos poster

TRAX Gallery has five unique Peter Voulkos color lithos
32″ x 24″, 1979, $1000 each, signed, unframed, email for more info.

1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA  94710
510.540.8729
info@traxgallery.com      www.traxgallery.com

 by appointment –  call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303

CROCKETT

EPPERSON GALLERY OF CERAMIC ART

On the Strait - Epperson GalleryOn the Strait

April 29th, 2022 – June 26, 2022.
The gallery is open from 11am to 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Opening reception: March 12. 4pm to 6pm.

On the Strait is an invitational show highlighting artists working in the Carquinez Strait Region, including Benicia, Crockett, Port Costa, Martinez and Vallejo.
Show Dates: April 29 through June 26. Opening Reception: May 14, 4-6pm.
Invited Artists: Bill Concannon, Dan Connolly, Loralee Chapleau, Warren Dreher, Kathy Kearns, Tara Keefe, Diana Krevsky, Duncan Oja, Mary Oros, Jason Perry, Chris Shima and Toby Tover.

POMONA

AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art
info@amoca.org, or call (909) 865-3146.

The Museum is Open!

Peter Callas at AMOCAPeter Callas: An Enduring Legacy
Regarded as one of the preeminent ceramic artists in the American Studio Ceramics tradition to work with anagama kilns, Peter Callas (1951– ) influenced an entire generation of ceramic artists. Opening February 12, 2022 at the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Peter Callas: An
Enduring Legacy is a comprehensive career retrospective featuring works spanning nearly 30 years of creative production. Among the 50 works featured are Callas’s innovative expressionist sculptures and abstracted container forms that function as visual records of the transformative forces of fire. Other works on display include intimate tea bowls, selected works on paper, and the premier of an original film about the artist.
Pictured above: Peter Callas, Vase: 0134, 2016. Wood Fired Stoneware. 11.5 x 11 x 11 inches.

First Fridays at AMOCA
Friday, May 6, 2022 • 11 AM–4 PM • In-person
Thanks to generous support from AMOCA’s Board of Directors, Museum admission for First Fridays at AMOCA is pay what you can. A great way for students and anyone without the means to purchase a full-price ticket to visit the Museum.

The Artists of Mettlach
September 1, 2018–July 31, 2022
A selection of works from the Robert D. and Colette D. Wilson Villeroy and Boch Mettlach Collection, featuring original research on notable artists involved in the production of these historical works.

Ashwini Bhat: IMPRINTED, Assembling California
January 8, 2022–May 1, 2022
Since 2016, AMOCA has partnered with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College to produce exhibitions of works by the guest curators of the Scripps College Ceramic Annual. In January of 2022, curator Ashwini Bhat will curate On Fire: Contemporary Trailblazers for the 77th Scripps College Ceramic Annual. Opening earlier in the month in the Vault Gallery
at AMOCA, the exhibition Ashwini Bhat: IMPRINTED, Assembling California will debut a new body of work comprising sculptures, photographs, and a video work that are based in direct experiences with the California landscape.

50 Bowls, 50 States, 50 Woodfires
AMOCA - 50 BowlsMay, 2022 • 11 AM–12 PM • In Person & Recorded
AMOCA members are invited to join Executive Director Beth Ann Gerstein for an exclusive tour
of Elaine Henry’s exhibition 50 Bowls, 50 States, 50 Woodfires.

frontdesk@amoca.org
http://www.amoca.org
399 N Garey Ave
Museum: 909.865.3146
Studio: 909.622.0464

OAKLAND

Laney College

Shimmer - Laney CollegeShimmer
Curated Invitational Exhibition & Regional Juried Exhibition in Two Locations!

April 1 – 30, 2022
Abrams Claghorn Gallery
Curated Invitational Exhibition

April 5 – May 9th, 2022
Laney College’s June Steingart Gallery Regional Juried Exhibition

Curators/Jurors
Robert Abrams, Abrams Claghorn Gallery owner & sculptor
Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair, visual artist

Oakland Museum
Edith Heath: A Life in Clay
January 29, 2022–October 30, 2022

Trailblazer. Rebel. Revolutionary.

Edith HeathDiscover the story of Edith Heath, founder and designer of Heath Ceramics. Heath transformed the ceramics industry, creating dinnerware from California clay for “Sunday best” and everyday use. Driven by the power of good design, and a commitment to her craft, Heath’s vision continues to live on through her stoneware and tile over 70 years later. Durable, not delicate, simple, yet stylish, Heath Ceramics is an icon of American design.

This is not a traditional ceramics or craft exhibition – it combines historic objects, photographs,
documentary video and personal memorabilia to showcase Heath’s legacy and story. Do not
miss it!

1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Marienthal Residence

Timeful - David RuthThe Geologic Editions and Sculpture represents David Ruth’s singular achievement in cast glass. The series of sculptures is formed of composite patterns of rock and ice taken from Antarctica and the Berkeley Hills. This work is the result of more than thirty years of study and experience that employs melding expression of ideas with the formulation of colored glasses. The Geologic Editions represent a continental collision in deep time using patterns of geology to tell a human and geologic story through light. Please join us for a celebration of this glass sculpture at the Marienthal House.

A special thanks to Kim and Barbara Marienthal for hosting this event!
Get Free Timed Entry Tickets
OR VISIT
https://timefullbyartistdavidruth.eventbrite.com

ABOUT DAVID
David Ruth is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who is internationally known for setting cast glass in architectural spaces. Melding the transcendence of light and the sensitivity of contemporary sculpture and the ancient art of glassmaking. David Ruth’s artworks inspire viewers to see new possibilities in form, color, and imagery. Ruth’s glass sculptures and his architectural glass murals showcase technical prowess and artistic mastery as they use patterns of geology to tell human and time-based stories through the wonder of natural light and the movement of the sun.

ABOUT THE HOUSE
1 Montrose was designed by Robert Ratcliff, of the eminent Berkeley Ratcliff architecture firm. This house was built in 1953 for the owner of Cala Foods. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most luxurious houses built in Berkeley. The house itself was made from a recycled redwood bridge from Sonoma County. It features a great deal of glass; high ceilings with clerestory windows, 8-foot glass doors, and wrap-around windows in all the living areas. The dark redwood walls create an intimate space which is dramatic for glass sculpture viewing.
www.DavidRuth.com
Glass Sculpture Studio | 1135 57th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621

OJAI

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Patrick Crabb - Beato GalleryPatrick Crabb: A Search for the Ancients
Beato Gallery
My 14 – July 3, 2022

DAVIS

California Clay Competition Exhibition at The Artery

2nd Friday Art About has returned! Join us.
The 31st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition CALIFORNIA CLAY COMPETITION 2022
April 29 – May 26, 2022
CCC Opening Weekend Hours: April 29, 10-9
May 1, 10-5
Marguerite BRENNAN Sarah BROWN Sandy CALHOUN Judy CATAMBAY Brigitte CHERTOK Michele COLLIER Naomi STEIN COOPER Kelley DEAN-CROWLEY Sue DeWULF Mari EMORI Linda S FITZ GIBBON Sandy FRANK Geraldine GANUN Diana GREENLEAF Laurie HENNIG Evan HOBART Cathie JAMES-ROBINSON Robin KOZLOFF Liz LAUTER Ren LEE Roy LIZAMA Lee MIDDLEMAN Vince MONTAGUE Carey NATHANSON Cornelia NEVITT Kathie PALLIE Isaiah PHILLIPS Danilo RIBERA HENNIG Karen SANFORD Miki SHIM Marina SMELIK Marcia SMITH Maryann STEINERT – FOLEY Cheryl TALL Melissa WOODBURN Emil YANOS Bev ZERBIB – BERDA
Come to the Artery at 207 G Street, Davis, California.
We are open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
In addition to our regular hours, The Artery will be open until 9 pm on 2nd Friday Art About has returned! Join us.

SACRAMENTO

Alpha Fired Arts, 4675 Aldona Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841, 916-484-4424

Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum
Belonging
https://www.crockerart.org/exhibitions
February 2, 2022 — May 1, 2022
Crocker GalleryThe 2022 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Annual
February 20, 2022 — May 08, 2022
In conjunction with the many NCECA festivities taking place throughout Sacramento, the Crocker will host one of the conference’s cornerstone events, Belonging, the 2022 NCECA Annual Exhibition.
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

https://www.crockerart.org/
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

CALLS FOR ENTRY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Calling ACGA Artists!

Get featured on the ACGA website!

We are looking to put a spotlight on our members. A new artist will be featured every month. If you would like to be featured, please send us:
• A short blurb about yourself, your work, your process or anything else you want to say. Try to keep it below 100 words.
• 5-10 images of your work. 400 px across x 600 px high max. 72 dpi. (I can re-size if you’re not sure how)
• Link to your website or social media page

Please send information to :
Emil Yanos
acgamembership@gmail.com
We want to have new artist for June. Postings will be on a first come first served basis.

Restart – Palo Alto art Center

How can we restart and rebuild after pandemic, personal, and community crises? Now more than ever, we crave opportunities for healing, connection, and restoration. And we acknowledge the vital power of art as a tool for promoting resilience, hope, and renewal.

The Palo Alto Art Center invites artists throughout Northern California to submit work for RESTART, an onsite exhibition exploring the theme of healing, resilience, and restoration. This juried show builds on the current Art Center exhibition Creative Attention: Art and Community Restoration.

The juror is Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, and there will be $1,000 in prizes for selected artworks.

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 6, and the exhibition runs from June 25-August 20.

Here is the link for more details: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/Departments/Community-Services/Arts-Sciences/Palo-Alto-Art-Center/See-Art/Exhibitions/Upcoming

Visions in Clay

Call for entries.
The San Joaquin Delta College

Deadline June 13.
apply online at: https://www.deltacollege.edu/department/horton-art-gallery

After the Gold Rush

From: Kim Patillo afterthegoldrush1@outlook.com

2021 Show Schedule
Hi Everyone, We were hoping we wouldn’t have to write this notice – AGAIN! – but we’ve just received word from the Pleasant Hill Chamber that they’ve had to cancel the 2021 Art, Wine & Music Festival. After meetings with the County re health protocols for summer events, the County wants vaccine cards, current negative covid test results, thermometer checks, etc., and controlling of the attendees with regards to numbers, distancing, etc. Even a fenced-in event (how DO you fence in an entire downtown area anyway??) would be prohibitive in cost let alone a nightmare to enforce. And no one wants to ‘enforce’ anything at what should be a fun, happy outing. Contra Costa County seems to be one of the most strict in CA when it comes to holding outside events (see the new CDC guidelines below.)

The Chamber has asked us to send their sincere apologies to all for any inconvenience, and hope to hold the 2022 show with no restrictions from the County (Covid!!!) Dates will be October 8 & 9, 2022.

We still have spaces available in the Sept. 4 & 5, 2021 Arnold shows now. Please send in your applications if you want to do the show, even if you have to post-date a check for the entry fee (up to August 1).

With regard to the ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire’ in Napa on Nov. 19 – 21, 2021, We should be at ‘herd immunity’ by late summer and the show is still over 6 months away, and we would expect even more relaxed guidelines when that goal is reached. See www.cdc.gov for the latest updates. Please continue to send in your applications – without entry fees – if you’re interested in doing the show. As well as knowing that the public will be confident enough to attend inside gatherings by November, we need to know that there are enough confident vendors that wish to do it as well.

We’ll be issuing refunds this week to anyone that’s already been accepted into the Pleasant Hill show. Please visit our website: www.afterthegoldrushfestivals.com – or email us if you’d like applications for any show with us. FYI, Kathryn at www.brotherspromotion.com and Mike at www.professionalartistsandcrafters.com have a good line-up of shows scheduled for this year if you’re interested.

On the positive side, we think that ANY festivals that manage to happen this year are going to be great – the public is overdue and anxious to get out there and shop and have fun!

Hang in there, folks. it’s gotta get better from here

Kim & Mark, After the Gold Rush

You can download applications from the website: www.afterthegoldrushfestivals.com or email us & we’ll send you them. Call us at 925-372-8961 anytime.

Let’s meet at the Barn.

https://www.localrootsmakersmarket.com/apply-for-barn-5400

My name is Andrew M. Kontrabecki, I operate a ceramics studio out of the Barn 5400 space in Petaluma.

As a valued creative, we know you have options when it comes to choosing a creative marketplace to showcase your business – which is why we’re so
honored that you’ve chosen us to provide such a platform for your brand. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about becoming a vendor for an
upcoming Local Roots event at our Barn 5400 venue — from our vendor requirements to our application process.

Let’s Do This
Location: Barn 5400, 5400 Old Redwood Highway N, Petaluma, CA 94954
Dates Recurring
11 am – 5 pm on the first Saturday of each month (weather permitting), from June-December.
6’ Table – $85
Single 10’x10’ Booth – $120
Shared 10’x10’ Booth – $150

RESIDENCIES

2020-2021 Fall Residency, Sonoma Ceramics

https://sonomacommunitycenter.org/ceramics/ceramics-residency-program/
We offer two, 6-month, all-inclusive residencies per year for potters or ceramic sculptors. Applications are open for this 6-month, all inclusive residency. Open to potters and sculptors on a professional trajectory. The Ceramic Artist in Residence program offers a self- directed emerging or established ceramic artist a supportive work environment to explore ideas and create a cohesive body of work.
https://sonomacc.wpengine.com/category/ceramics/

WOOD FIRING

Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project
May 27, 2022

Join our May Anagama firing crew! Learn wood firing from a great community of ceramic
artists.

Participants will pay $350 for 3 cubic feet of kiln space (additional space can be purchased at $50/cu/ft. Please contact us directly if you require additional space).

Firing- May 27-June 10 (*Work must be ready to load into the kiln at 10am on May 27th)

Unload- June 18
https://www.cobbartandecology.org/workshop-registration/may-anagama

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

Platinum

The Potter's Studio - Berkeley CAThe Potters’ Studio
510/528-328
61221 8th St
Berkeley CA 94710

Gold

Clay Hand Studios - Sponsor of Association of Clay and Glass Artists of CaliforniaClay Hand Studios
Contact: Nanette Mattos
660 Van Ness,
Fresno, CA 93721

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