Newsletter2020-09-04T18:33:12-05:00

NEWSLETTER July – August 2021

ACGA May Newsletter 2020

Important Message: Sept. 11-12, 2021: Clay & Glass Sale!

More information here

President’s Message

President's Message July -Aug Newletter - Cheryl CostantiniIt is an exciting time for ACGA. Once again, we will be able to gather in Palo Alto for the 28th annual Clay and Class Show, this year, happening in September. The relative isolation many artists feel was compounded this past 17 months for many of us, and it will be great to be together again. I have heard so many tales of these Covid times offering artists an opportunity to dig deep and explore. I know that here at Nichibei, my husband and I have discovered new glazes, shapes and even new ways to run our business; a silver lining for sure.

Another jury for artists to become festival eligible will happen before the Show, and the deadline for submissions is July 10. Please encourage other Clay and glass artists you might know whose work you think is of quality to apply. Growing the clay and glass community here in California is a goal of ACGA as we strive to become an organization that is more accessible and relevant. Especially younger artists who may be at the beginning of their artist journey, we want ACGA to be a partner in your growth. So as summer settles in and the days grow warmer, I can’t help but look back as well as forward. I’m reminded to be grateful for so much, and to send healing compassion to those who are hurting. I will miss those who have passed on and yet am comforted in knowing that their artistic creations, and hence spirits, endure.

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

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival Update

Yes! We can call it a Festival!

Annie from Giant Creative is preparing to email confirmations to Festival Artists as I write this. We will continue to keep an eye on COVID-19 safety rules for Santa Clara county as well as any additional guidelines the Palo Alto Art Center may set.

We would like to have an attractive, interactive artist list for the Festival so please update your profile page on the ACGA website – see the For Members menu – if you haven’t already done so. Need help resizing your profile images for the ACGA website? Ask James Aarons for help: james@jamesaarons.com. If you forgot your password, you can request a password reset from the login page: https://acga.net/login/ It might take a few minutes to receive a password reset link at your profile’s email address.

Financial questions? Ask April Zilber at zilberglass@gmail.com

Other festival questions? Ask Annie at annie@giantcreative.com

See you in September!

April, for the Festival Committee
The Festival Committee (Jan, Lee, Joe, April, Mari, Sally, Miki, Diane)

WEBSITE LIAISON

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MEMBER NEWS

Mari Emori

Mari Emori VerdantMari’s “Verdant” has been accepted into Clay International, the Workhouse Arts Center 11th annual Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Kevin Snipes

Exhibition: August 7 – October 10

Location: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia

“My Water Drop Series emerged as a metaphor for life and environment. It symbolizes the importance water plays in our lives and our environment. California, where I live, has been suffering from severe drought for the past several years. I was inspired by the striking blue sky and breathtaking clouds that I saw after a rainstorm in early spring. Without water, the environment depicted in “Verdant” could not exist.”

Jane B Grimm

Jane GrimmJane gave an Artist Talk , June 5th, at Epperson Gallery, “Flow”.

In positive psychology, a flow state, also know colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.

“Creativity always has been part of my like. I was born into a family of architects and artists. However, I did not seriously focus on making art until I was in college where one third of my course load was sculpture. I have been experimenting with materials, styles, and content ever since. I began by having a jewelry business in NYC in the 60’s making jewelry that could be considered small scale sculptures. In the 80’s, having tired of running a business, I decided to use clay as my material of choice. There are few limitations in creating sculptures in clay. Texture and color and surface treatment options are limitless. Most of my work is organic, reminiscent of things in nature, the sea, plant life, microscopic forms. Other sculptures are very structural, architectural, focusing on form.

As I am making one piece, I start questioning how it would look if I just made this one change, or maybe that one change. What if I change the dimensions, the form, the color, the finish…My artistic journey continues.”

Liza Riddle

Liza Riddle ACGA
Liza is one of the featured artists at DZINE Gallery, located in San Francisco. In this new exhibit, One of Many, Liza joins stellar artists Karyn Gabriel and Tanya Hollis, who use similar media and materials, and present art that replicates patterns and natural processes.
As curator Philip Bewley writes: “Material becomes metaphor for time and transformation, for our human identity, our place within a larger community, and for being a witness to the dramatic changes in the world around us.”

The exhibit will be on view from June 18 -August 20, 2021.
For more information, please visit DZINE Gallery’s website:
https://www.dzinegallery.com/

Vince Montague

Vince Montague ACGA
Vince gave an Artist Talk at Epperson gallery, on June 6th.
“The work I make is subjective and personal, based on feeling rather than thought. My earlier ceramics showed my interest with Japanese folk pottery and atmospheric firing, but recently I have wanted to make pots that feel closer to the place where I live and work in Northern California. Before the revolution in technology, people moved to the west coast to pursue their dreams “to find themselves” or to build the type of world they wanted to see. “Back to the Land” wasn’t just a slogan but an actual choice. I feel a
great debt to the many artists, designers, architects, composers, farmers, utopians, iconoclasts and spiritual seekers who settled out here in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, to manifest their own ideals of living peacefully and equitably either alone or in communities. That burst of energy surrounds me every day, and my new work strives to be part of that dream.”

Kris Marubayashi

Kris Marubayayshi ACGA
Kris is in the following shows:
Solo show, Graci Gallery, Marquette, Michigan. June 1 – 30 and “Slice”, Pence Gallery, Davis, California.

Reception July 9 6-9 pm. Show dates – July 6 – August 15.

Kim Webster – Member Profile

Kim Webster ACGA
Kim Webster ACGAKim Webster, a new member, is a glass artist and avid gardener whose subtly lit sculptures tempt people into the garden at night. A graduate of Canada’s Sheridan College School of Craft and Design, Kim has studied glass in many of its forms: blowing, casting, kilnworking and enameling. After a move to California with her filmmaker
husband in 1999, Kim established her glass career with sculptures inspired by the Mediterranean landscape. She has
been commissioned to make installations for Kaiser and John Muir hospitals as well as private homes and gardens
throughout the USA. Her work has twice been selected for the Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review and in 2019 won the Mayor’s Award for her installation at Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival, an event she looks forward to every autumn!

Kim in Fairy Wings (left) Pyro Plant (right)

Sad News About Bob Poole

Bob Pool ACGABob Pool, forty years an amazing potter, longtime ACGA member and past ACGA president, died suddenly in his Berkeley home on May 31, 2021. He had been battling cancer for the last three years but was doing extremely well, Bob had started back working in the studio. His death was a shock as he was feeling well, looking very fit, and in very good humor. He had just spent a day working with his grandkids in the studio. Bob was planning to visit Korea in November to meet with the international group of potters he had been working with for the last 15 years.

Bob was of the fifth generation of Pools born in San Francisco (1946) and was raised in Marin County,
mainly in Fairfax. He graduated from Drake High School in San Anselmo. His original career was in Marine Biology (A.B. from University of California, Berkeley, PHD. from University of California Los Angeles.) In 1982 he took a pottery class. Bob fell in love with making pots and left his work in science to become a studio potter.

His love and knowledge of the natural world, particularly the ocean, was reflected in his forms and glazes. He also took inspiration from Asian and African fabrics. In his last years of work, he was deeply influenced by working with his dear friends in Asia, and with potters from around the world. He was a founding member of the International Ceramic Artist Association, Zibo, China. Bob was studying Korean so he could better communicate with his Korean colleagues. Bob was an expert potter and his wares were light and masterfully decorated. He was most well-known for his glaze on glaze decoration applied with pattern carved sponges and his stamped and inlayed vessels inspired from the Korean tradition. He immersed himself in Asian culture, tradition and art. Bob especially loved the ceramics and cuisine of Korea. He also had a passion for good high quality coffee and would scour the streets of Asian cities for a great (cappuccino) espresso!

Bob was most generous and giving. He was always sharing his knowledge and passions with those who had the privilege of meeting him. Bob is survived by his wife, Cathy Valdez Pool, his step-sons, Adam and Matthew Valdez, his daughters-inlaw, Julie Valdez and Audrey Ferrara. His six grandchildren were the delight of his life: Hailey, Tobin, Quinn, Utah, Wyatt and Eloise. His brother Michael Pool and his sisters: Mary Lou Webster and Sally Pool all survive him.

His family hopes to have an event in his honor in the near future. Condolences can be sent to Bob’s studio:
Cathy Pool
c/o Bob Pool Pottery
2547 Eighth ST. #25
Berkeley CA 94710
ps
I know that this is a small thing but if at all possible Cathy would like to change one word in the ACGA
statement about Bob. The word cappuccino should be espresso. How he loved his coffee.

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.

ALBANY

ADAMS CLAGHORN GALLERY
“One Nest” investigates balancing what is good for human beings with what is beneficial for other species and the planet – our one nest, our only home, and a shared one. Recognizing that all life and ecosystems on our planet are deeply intertwined, we share these impressions in clay, ink and light. We believe in art as agency for change. Artists, historically, have been both witnesses and the raw material for envisioning the future in challenging and critical times. These ARE critical times. It is critical that we do our art. It is critical to make the peaceful revolutionary changes that allow the world to repair. Look closer with us.
Vicki GunterVIDEO TOUR: https://abramsclaghornshop.com/collections/one-nest-earthworks

1251 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Tuesday – Sunday | 10-6pm and by appointment

BERKELEY

TRAX GALLERY
We will again go to our summer cabin in MN in late May. TRAX shopping is available online and by appointment – but you are used to that now! Robert Brady has an exhibition opening May 20th in Reno, NV at the Stremmel Gallery. Last day for walk in foot traffic at TRAX is Saturday, May 10. Thank you for your continued patronage!

Trax is currently open by appointment and walkin Friday and Saturday 11-2 until May 10th. Then we are online only for the next months until October.

Online shopping is available and you can text or call TRAX if you want to pay a masked visit: 510.914.1303 info@traxgallery.com The St. Croix Pottery Tour is Virtual again this year ! Please find us (Robert and Sandy) exhibition! minnesotapotters.com AND Ron Meyers sent a few stunning new pots! online soon. November exhibition is Mark Pharis, Candice Methe and Noah Riedel

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

Berkeley Potter's Studio

SAN FRANCISCO

Asian Art Museum San FranciscoAsian Art Museum

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum and your safety is our top priority. We will continue to frequently clean high-touch areas, provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and reduce capacity to allow for physical distancing. Plus, our building is equipped with a top-notch air-filtration system to deliver some of the cleanest air you can find in the city.

We are committed to providing you an uplifting and worry-free
experience. Learn more about what to expect on your visit. And don’t forget to join us on Mar. 7 for Free First Sundays!Book Timed Tickets Online in Advance.

Timed entry tickets are quick and easy to reserve. With reduced capacity, you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy an intimate experience with our collection and exhibitions. Reserve your tickets now…asianart.org

Check Out Our New Hours
Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tues–Wed: Closed

200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 | 415.581.3500

CROCKETT

EPPERSON GALLERY OF CERAMIC ART

Flow Epperson Gallery

Vince Montague May 14th – July 11th
Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment – 510-787-2925.
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic

www.eppersongallery.com

DAVIS

DAVIS ARTS CENTER
Davis Art CenterIf you have not linked on it lately – www.ACGA.net – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent:  https://acga.net/2020-davis-center/    addition of a virtual showing of the Davis Arts Center ACGA show “Ceramics in Focus :2020”, that for obvious reasons is not live.

JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY
Esther Shimazu - ceramicsNew small ceramics!

Esther Shimazu, Kevin Snipes, Deborah G. Rogers & Yeonsoo Kim

John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-3938

also:

Pop Meets Funk Exhibition

Join us for an exciting crossover between Pop Art and Funk!
Dates: June 9th to August 1st, 2021
John Natsoulas GalleryJohn Natsoulas GalleryFEATURED ARTISTS: Banksy, Christo, Richard Pettibone, Claes Odenberg, Mel Ramos, Patrick Siler, James Albertson, Robert Arneson, William T. Wiley, Peter Saul, David Gilhooly, Wayne Thiebaud, Alex Gross, Shalene Valenzuela (l), Peter Vandenberg, Bill Maul, Gladys Nilsson, Roy De Forest, Lisa Clague, Robert Ransom, Kevin Snipes, Beth Lo, Glenn Takai, Patti Warashina, Tom Rippon, Robert Brady, Robert Haemmerling, Melissa Chandon, Richard Shaw, Mark
Buwinkle, and more.

Funk was a Northern California art movement based mainly in Davis and Berkeley throughout the 60s and 70s. This movement exaggerated and elevated the medium of ceramics, often using political or autobiographical subjects. In response to the cool, detached minimalism in New York, Funk art made use use of bright colors, lewd humor, and bizarre narratives. This zany new approach to art brought a group of people together in the early 1960s that would become well-known funk artists in the coming years. The early days at UC Davis where funk art flourished were made possible by pioneers like Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, William T. Wiley as well as like-minded individuals in the Bay Area like Peter Saul and Clayton Bailey. Starting in the mid 1950s, Pop art also challenged traditions of fine art by including imagery from pop culture such as ads, comics, and mundane mass-produced objects. One of the aims of Pop art is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any culture, most often through the use of irony. Some of the pioneers and leaders in this movement were Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns. Although some Funk artists continued to make art for many decades, the movement itself ended in the late 70s. Meanwhile, Pop art became a much larger movement that
continues to this day.
John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First Street, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 756-3938

PENCE GALLERY

Slice - Pence Gallery“Slice”
Reception July 9 6-9 pm.
Show dates – July 6 – August 15.
212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 | phone 530.758.3370
| fax 530.758.4670 |
Open Hours Tue-Sun 11:30 AM – 5 PM

OAKLAND

APPLIED CONTEMPORARY CRAFT GALLERYApplied Contemporary Craft Gallery
FRAGILE FAILING FOUND

OJAI

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Put a Lid on It - Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is open to the public again – after a year of being closed! Come and check out our current exhibitions, upgrades to the Permanent Collection, relax on the back patio and let Happy Valley do its magic!

LOS ANGELES

Po Shun LeongCRAFT IN AMERICA

Making Waves: Ocean Ecology & Craft
1/16/2021 – 8/21/2021
Craft in America Center is pleased to present a dynamic virtual exhibition of more than fifty mixed media works
made by eleven artists from across the U.S. who depict the beauty of our seas and confront various ecological
and human-generated threats.
https://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibition/making-waves

“The way creativity works with me, is that I can’t write about it, I can just
do it and experiment in an abstract way.” – Po Shun Leong

POMONA

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

Don Reitz - Amoca PomonaThe Museum is Open!
After over a year of virtual programming, we are thrilled to be open again. To celebrate our reopening and as a thank you to everyone who helped us get through the closure, complimentary admission through the end of August is available for all front-line workers, individuals working in health care, veterans, educators, students, and residents of the City of Pomona.

Curated Virtual Clay
Your resource for the best videos, podcasts, glaze recipes, projects for kids, and more.
http://www.amoca.org/events/virtualclay/

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

Amy Santoferraro: Two on a Lot, Three on the TreeAmy Santoferraro:
Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree

May 8–26 • Online
Join artist Amy Santoferraro for a documentary exploration of the installation of Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree. Santoferraro will document two trips from her studio in Pomona to the Vault Gallery at AMOCA on May 8 (6 PM) and May 12 (12:30 PM). The site-specific installation will also be documented in four separate “Bird’s Nest” virtual experiences on May 17, 19, 24, and 26 (11 AM–1 PM).

ROSEVILLE

Blue Line Arts

Off Center Blue Line ArtsOff Center

Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution.
Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.
https://www.bluelinearts.org/shop-coker-family-gallery

www.BlueLineArts.org

info@bluelinearts.org

405 VERNON ST STE 100
ROSEVILLE, CA 95678-2636
(916) 783-4117

SACRAMENTO

THE CROCKER ART MUSEUM

Welcome back! The Crocker is now open Thursday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM.
thru September 12, 2021
Louis Comfort TiffanyLouis Comfort Tiffany
Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

Zemer Peled - Crocker Art MuseumCool Clay
Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Ceramics
July 21, 2019 — July 21, 2021

Zemer Peled (Israeli, born 1983), Untitled 1, 2016. Ceramic, 22 x 19 x 19 in. Crocker
Art Museum purchase, Becky B. Krisik Fund and Marcy and Mort Friedman Acquisition
Fund, 2018.47.

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

SFO AIRPORT

International Terminal
Departures – Level 3
May 28, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022

Stoneware Stories- Folk Pottery of Edgefield, South Carolina

Stoneware StoriesStoneware StoriesThe Deep South has a unique place in the history of American ceramics. In the Northeast, potters commonly used salt to glaze stoneware in the European tradition. But in the southern United States, where salt was a more precious commodity, potters often applied alkaline glazes on high-fired stoneware. Pottery ranges in color from pale green to dark brown with glazed surfaces that vary from smooth and glassy, to drippy and textured. The technique originated in Han
Dynasty, China (206BCE–220CE) and was pioneered in the United States by South Carolina physician and newspaper editor Dr. Abner Landrum (1785–1859), who most likely studied published accounts of Chinese alkaline glaze formulas. Landrum established the Pottersville Stoneware Manufactory around 1815 in the
Edgefield District, the west-central area of the state that is rich in kaolin clay deposits and the alkaline ingredients—wood ashes or lime—required to melt the additional glaze elements.
……more….
Traditionally, Southern potteries were small, family-owned seasonal operations, consisting of farmers who sold their wares locally to supplement their incomes. In contrast, Edgefield’s potteries were ambitious enterprises. By 1850, numerous entrepreneurs and investors had opened factories to fulfill the demand for stoneware required for food storage and preservation in the agriculturally rich region. Manufacturers shipped pottery via railway to planters and merchants throughout the state. They placed newspaper advertisements, hired journeymen potters, and applied makers’ marks. Enslaved laborers and, later, freed African Americans, engaged in all aspects of Edgefield stoneware production, from digging and mixing clay to loading wood-fueled kilns, and peddling wares. Others served as “turners” or potters, producing exceptional examples of Edgefield stoneware.
https://www.sfomuseum.org/exhibitions/stoneware-stories

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/

360xochiquetzal
YOUR PERSONAL RESIDENCY IN MEXICO

Superb live/work studio space for artists & writers. This summer and fall you can prepare for a show, finish a manuscript, collect your thoughts, or plan your next body of work. Located on Lake Chapala, nestled in a ring of mountains with colorful fishing villages strung like pearls along the north shore, a slower pace of life awaits you.

When it gets hot and muggy where you live, you can be here painting or writing to your heart’s content where the weather is fresh and delightful. We still have several private studio apartments available You can focus on your creative work and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and perfect year-round climate.

Rates, descriptions & pictures: https://360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-program/
For more info write: 20360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
Join our group Facebook page: %360-Xochi-Quetzal –
Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal
and Instagram: @360xochiquetzal

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

NEWSLETTER May 2021

ACGA May Newsletter 2020

President’s Message

The degree to which this spring feels like a true awakening cannot be understated. The contents of this newsletter alone mirror the reopening of our precious world, offering so many opportunities to reconnect and explore anew again.

The dormancy of the past year presented us with great challenges as well as opportunities. We know things now that we did not before, including an entirely new vocabulary, Zoom, PPE, flatten the curve, PPP, a Pod, and the saddest of all, social distancing. We were all forced, on some level, to rediscover resiliency. I believe we grew, if even just a bit, despite the many sadnesses. Seeing this growth in so many of my friends, family and fellow artists has been wonderful. I have experienced it myself as I dove more fully unto my work than ever before in my life, and did so without the constant deadlines of wholesale orders and shows. It felt great!

So, as we cautiously step forward, re-entering and returning to that which we once took for granted, my hope is that we hold onto the quiet that this period has offered and learn to be more conscious, compassionate and creative. Wishing you all a peaceful spring.
Cheryl Costantini

ACGA Online Exhibition – Garden Art

Garden Totems - ACGA Online ExhibitionMarch 1 – May 30, 2021
We are excited to announce the upcoming online exhibition, “Garden Art”, featuring clay and glass pieces made by ACGA artists for use and display
outdoors.

This is not a sale. However, we will provide visitors with a main link to each artist’s website or shop. Please stroll through our first online exhibition to enjoy an amazing range of outdoor pieces made by our members. Your virtual garden tour will bring you one step closer to spring!

ACGA SEPTEMBER SALE

The Festival Committee is excited to announce that the Clay & Glass Sale will be happening on Sept. 11-12, 2021!
Giant Creative and the Palo Alto Art Center are on board, and we are starting to work out the details.

Important Points:
• We expect a great show after missing 2020, but this year will not be like other years. Please modify your expectations, and find the silver lining in the changes that are needed to make this event viable.

• Due to COVID-19 uncertainties, we have simplified the event. We all need to be prepared to be flexible as California reopens this summer, things could change by September.

• We will all be adhering to the city and county guidelines for safe outdoor retail sales.

• For now, we have to call it the ACGA Clay & Glass Sale (county regulations). The booth fee is $260 plus 15% of sales (cap at $7,000 remains in place)
• Most important – please be kind, gentle and respectful with our partners at Giant Creative, the Art Center, the committee members and each other.

The event application and booth map is being updated and will be emailed soon to all Festival-eligible artists. We hope to hold an online jury in May or June; look for an email with more info about jurying if you are interested in becoming a Festival-eligible artist. If you have ACGA artist friends who do not tend to check their email, please spread the word!

Thank you,

The Festival Committee (Jan, Lee, Joe, April, Mari, Sally, Miki, Diane)

ACGA Has Decided to Apply for a Booth at Gallery Expo

Have you seen the NCECA 2022 Sacramento trailer video? It’s pretty good!

NCECA 2022 Sacramento trailer video:

NCECA 2022 SacramentoWe are so looking forward to the NCECA conference coming to Sacramento in March next year. ACGA has decided to apply for a booth at Gallery Expo at the convention center. Gallery Expo features unique, high-quality works in clay, including functional, decorative, and sculptural.
Eight selected galleries and organizations from across the United States will show and sell at Gallery Expo. We believe that this is an excellent opportunity for ACGA to extend its presence beyond California, promote and support ACGA clay artists, and attract new members.

We will be announcing the Call For Entry very soon. Any CLAY member who is eligible for the Festival may apply to participate in the prospective ACGA booth at Gallery Expo. You will find out more details in the announcement email with a link to the application through Member Planet. Please keep your eyes on the email —make sure to check other folders besides your Inbox.
– ACGA Gallery Expo Committee

“What Remains”

We are excited to announce a new exhibition opportunity for ALL members of ACGA – Radius Galley @the Tannery in Santa Cruz.

Exhibition: August 4 – September 12, 2021;
Deadline for entry: July 2, 5:00pm

APPLY HERE
This is a wonderful large space…………..

The details are below.
Questions to Jan Schachter – janschachter@gmail.com
“WHAT REMAINS”
An exhibition of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists members demonstrating the intense depth and process of the medium, a narrative of what has been left behind or destroyed, or a response to the climate crisis: What still stands after natural disasters? All of these themes explore “What Remains.”

Juried by Ann Hazels, Director, Radius Gallery.
Open call to ACGA members.
Exhibition: August 4 – September 12, 2021
Installation: Delivery July 27-29. Times TBD. Artists must coordinate with the Gallery Director if shipping. Artist Reception: August 14 or 21, 6:00-8:00pm
First Friday: August 6 & Sept 3, 6:00-9:00pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, Aug 15, 22, or 29 at 2:00pm
De-Installation: Wednesday Sept 15-Friday Sept 17. Times TBD.
OPEN CALL – Deadline for entry July 2, 5:00pm
“What Remains” is a group exhibition with an open call to ACGA members. Artists may submit utilitarian, sculptural, narrative, environmental, figurative, and installation work. Artists may choose work that is process focused to reveal “what remains” when the labor-intensive, vigorous clay and glass techniques are completed. Artists may also interpret this theme as more narrative, such as objects, individuals, or groups that have been left behind, destroyed, or removed. Artists may also interpret this in relation to the climate crisis since it is during the anniversary of many devastating California wildfires.
Artists may submit up to 5 works – Up to 2 images per entry – Entry fee $35 Deadline for entry July 2, 5:00pm

ABOUT RADIUS
Radius Gallery is located at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, California. The building is historic with exposed trusses, skylights, and concrete floors – great for installation and large sculpture. Radius is located on the ground floor, with 8′ wide doorway and easy to access for delivery and pick up. The main exhibition space is 1600 feet. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 12-5 and by appointment.
Radius Gallery will handle all exhibition marketing, postcard, labels, and title vinyl. Artist commission is 60% of the sale. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork. ACGA is available to assist with group deliveries.

Jan Schachter
190 Golden Hills Dr. Portola Valley, CA 94028 www.janschachter.com (650)851-3754

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

Lee Middleman

Lee Middleman CeramicsOutdoor/Indoor Open Studio will be on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 & 2, from 10am to 5pm at 16 Coalmine View, Portola Valley. COVID cautions will be observed.

Come see his new crater glazed works. These glazes and pieces were developed during these challenging times. He will also be displaying his classic works as well.

Jan Schachter

Jan Schachter CeramicsJan Schachter’s Ceramic Studio – 190 Golden Hills Drive – Portola Valley, CA janschachter@gmail.com 650-851-3754

Mari Emori

I am excited to now invite you to two exhibits!
Mari Emori Ceramics

The 11th Biennial Show,
at LEX ART, Lexington MA Juror: Julia Galloway
May 15 – June 13, 2021 (This show was postponed from last year due to the pandemic.)

Off Center: An International Ceramic Competition, at Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
Juror: Magdolene Dykstra

Lynne Meade

Lynne Meade ceramics
For many years I have been teaching ceramics classes for adults. The pandemic changed that. During this year off I have had time to concentrate on my work and my business. It has changed everything. My art and business it took off in ways I never expected. Now I will be taking an extended and perhaps permanent break from teaching. But I find that I miss my students.

So, I am asking for a favor from my former students. If you have ever taken a class or workshop with me, please post a photo of yourself, or one of thinking of this as a sort of retirement party. Thank you in advance if you respond.

#lynnemeade #ceramicsstudents #teachingcareer #teachingceramics #berkeleypottersstudio #millvalleypottersstudio #asuc #mitstudentartassociation #newjerseycenterforvisualarts #centerforcommunityarts #paloaltoartcenter #rossmoorceramic
Lynne Meade Ceramics 7055 Pinehaven Road Oakland, CA 94611 United States
1 (510) 812-3904 info@lynnemeade.com

Bill Melberg

Bill Melberg ceramics
Bill is in a one day show and sale in Napa sponsored by our friends at AANV. There will be many mediums including ceramics and glass.
Napa Pop Up Art Show at Jessel Gallery
Jessel Gallery | 1019 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA 94558

Saturday May 1st 10am to 4pm
Tented Displays in Front of Gallery
OUTDOOR SOCIAL DISTANCED & MASKS REQUIRED

Fused Glass, Ceramics & Glass Pastels, Fine Art, baskets, Watercolors, Oils, Jewelry
Special Offerings from Napa Valley Tasting Barn behind Jessel Gallery
Bougetz Winery : 2 for one tasting . 707-699-2187

Vicki Gunter

Vicki Gunter - ceramics
Vicki has several shows.

596 mile circuit from Oakland to Yosemite.
“FORM & FUNCTION” ceramic exhibition . Juried by Christa Assad; Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery

Opening Reception – Saturday, May 8th 3-6pm, 473 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Baby Names 1955-2020 (detail)- New Era Series ©Vicki Gunter – paper clay, underglaze, stains, glaze – 20 x 27 x 5.5 ”

“COMPOSING THE FUTURE”NCWCA Member Exhibition
Reception June 5, 1:30-4:30pm
Show dates – May 7 to June 27, 2021
Bankhead Theater Gallery, 2400 First Street Livermore, CA 94550

“ECO-CENTRIC” at Blue Line Arts
Reception – June 19, 2021 5-8pm Show dates – May 21- July 12, 2021 405 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA

“YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE 36” currently at Yosemite Gateway Gallery
through May 30, 2021 . 40982 Hwy 41, Oakhurst CA – Show later travels to Kings Art Center, Carnegie Arts Center and Yosemite Museum in October.

Catharine Hiersoux

Catharine Hiersoux - ceramicsWe are excited to announce the release of the retrospective book Herein Lies the Magic, The Life and Work of Ceramic Artist Catharine Hiersoux. For those of you who don’t know Catharine, she was also a former president of ACGA back in the 1970s. She was committed to promoting the Association and its existence. She strongly believed that it wasn’t enough just to throw pots and ferry them back and forth to the fairs. It was crucial to make a contribution tot he larger community if one was to expect to elevate ceramics from the usual perception of a craft form to a true medium of the arts in the marketplace.

To purchase your copy of this beautiful book, go to Hiersoux.com and click on the BU NOW button. We can ship the book or, if you prefer, you can pre-arrange to pick up your copy of the book at her gallery in Berkeley. Catharine can be contacted at Hiersoux@earthlink.net .

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.

ALBANY

ADAMS CLAGHORN GALLERY
“One Nest” investigates balancing what is good for human beings with what is beneficial for other species and the planet – our one nest, our only home, and a shared one. Recognizing that all life and ecosystems on our planet are deeply intertwined, we share these impressions in clay, ink and light. We believe in art as agency for change. Artists, historically, have been both witnesses and the raw material for envisioning the future in challenging and critical times. These ARE critical times. It is critical that we do our art. It is critical to make the peaceful revolutionary changes that allow the world to repair. Look closer with us.
Vicki GunterVIDEO TOUR: https://abramsclaghornshop.com/collections/one-nest-earthworks

1251 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Tuesday – Sunday | 10-6pm and by appointment

BERKELEY

BERKELEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Berkeley Center for the Arts“Origin Stories”

March 10 – May 8, 2021
Origin Stories: Expanded Ceramics in the Bay Area Book a Gallery Appointment 510.644.6893
Spanning the past decade, Origin Stories: Expanded Ceramics in the Bay Area surveys key works by 10 artists and artist groups who consider ceramics in relation to site and place. The exhibition foregrounds the contributions of both interdisciplinary artists and artists who primarily work with clay to a larger and vibrant contemporary field. Several artists bring a conceptually driven approach to functional ceramics, embracing the potential to invite participation and community engagement.

Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik and María Inés Leal García, The Brick Factory, Ilana Crispi, Futurefarmers, Nicki Green, Dana Hemenway, Kari Marboe, Mutual Stores, Stephanie Syjuco

Curated by Tanya Zimbardo
1275 Walnut street, berkeley, ca 94709.
Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Bay Area Cup SwapThe BAY AREA CUP SWAP 2021
The Bay Area Cup Swap has connected ceramic artists to one another through generosity and the exchange of mugs since 2009. Organized by artist Erik Scollon, BAC is hosting the 2021 version as part of ‘Origin Stories: Expanded Ceramics in the Bay Area.’ Join us for this free outdoor, socially distanced event on the closing day of the exhibition.

The premise is simple: exchange a cup you made for a chance to connect with someone else through the mug they made.
Ceramic artists, makers, potters, and sculptors of any kind and all levels are encouraged to participate. This event is for everyone, especially self-identified amateurs, hobbyists, “Sunday potters,” and those who work in community centers and neighborhood studios. The event is free but registration is required. All participants must wear face coverings, even if you are vaccinated, and social distancing protocols will be enforced. The gallery will be open to a limited number of walk-up visitors at a time for the final day of the exhibition.

Calling all potters, ceramicists, and makers: Free registration is now open for the 2021 BAY AREA CUP SWAP LIVE EVENT on Saturday, May 8 at 1 pm!

Bring a handmade mug to exchange with another maker in Live Oak Park outside the Berkeley Art Center. Organized by Erik Scillonian to celebrate the last day of ‘Origin Stories: Expanded Ceramics in the Bay Area’ curated by Tanya Zimbardo. Please share! Hit the link below for more details https://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/bay-area-cup-swap- 2021
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709 510.644.6893

TRAX GALLERY
We will again go to our summer cabin in MN in late May. TRAX shopping is available online and by appointment – but you are used to that now! Robert Brady has an exhibition opening May 20th in Reno, NV at the Stremmel Gallery. Last day for walk in foot traffic at TRAX is Saturday, May 10. Thank you for your continued patronage!

Trax is currently open by appointment and walkin Friday and Saturday 11-2 until May 10th. Then we are online only for the next months until October.

Online shopping is available and you can text or call TRAX if you want to pay a masked visit: 510.914.1303 info@traxgallery.com The St. Croix Pottery Tour is Virtual again this year ! Please find us (Robert and Sandy) exhibition! minnesotapotters.com AND Ron Meyers sent a few stunning new pots! online soon. November exhibition is Mark Pharis, Candice Methe and Noah Riedel

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

SAN FRANCISCO

Asian Art Museum San FranciscoAsian Art Museum

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum and your safety is our top priority. We will continue to frequently clean high-touch areas, provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and reduce capacity to allow for physical distancing. Plus, our building is equipped with a top-notch air-filtration system to deliver some of the cleanest air you can find in the city.

We are committed to providing you an uplifting and worry-free
experience. Learn more about what to expect on your visit. And don’t forget to join us on Mar. 7 for Free First Sundays!Book Timed Tickets Online in Advance.

Timed entry tickets are quick and easy to reserve. With reduced capacity, you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy an intimate experience with our collection and exhibitions. Reserve your tickets now…asianart.org

Check Out Our New Hours
Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tues–Wed: Closed

200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 | 415.581.3500

CROCKETT

Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art

Epperson Gallery

Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment – Frances Jackson

DAVIS

Davis Arts Center
Davis Art CenterIf you have not linked on it lately – www.ACGA.net – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent:  https://acga.net/2020-davis-center/    addition of a virtual showing of the Davis Arts Center ACGA show “Ceramics in Focus :2020”, that for obvious reasons is not live.

JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY
Esther Shimazu - ceramicsNew work by Esther Shimazu

OAKLAND

Applied Contemporary Craft GalleryApplied Contemporary Craft Gallery
FORM AND FUNCTION CERAMICS
May 8th – June 26th
Opening Reception May 8th 3-6-pm
473 25th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Juried by Christa Assad

PENCE GALLERY

Marc Lancet - ceramicsApril 30 – June 13, 2021

The search for the figure has inspired sculptor Marc Lancet’s artistic practice for decades. Harkening back to ancient goddess figures from prehistoric Europe, Japan and pre-colonial Africa, Lancet builds totemic female figures on a grand scale. Always aiming for wonder and mystery over realism and planning, he produces abstracted figures full of emotional depth. Equally full of sentiment are Lancet’s ceramic masks, in which found objects add expressive facial features and wry character. Each figure is fired using as ancient wood firing process, in which ash from burning wood deposits on the surface.

212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 | phone 530.758.3370

Open hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30AM – 5PM

2nd Friday ArtAbout – Reception 6 – 9PM (free admission)

OJAI

Beatrice Woods Center for the ArtsBEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is open to the public again – after a year of being closed! Come and check out our current exhibitions, upgrades to the Permanent Collection, relax on the back patio and let Happy Valley do its magic!

Works created by educators, interns and artists in residence over the last decade, or more, working in Beatrice Wood’s studio.

We recently created a short video to share the first chapter of the book, Intersection: Art & Life. The book explores the role of the arts historically, and features inspiring works by contemporary artists.

Watch the Video:

Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX0ZJU-y8dE&feature=youtu.be

This video shares the first chapter of the book Intersection: Art & Life. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is expanding virtual programming in order to serve the larger community.

Kevin Wallace, Director of the Center, wrote the book to share the Center’s educational philosophy through exploring the role of the arts historically, as well as inspiring works by contemporary artists. The book is dedicated to Beatrice Wood, as it is based upon her unique approach to the arts and cultural studies.

Become a member of the Center at the$30 level and we will mail you a copy of Intersection: Art & Life, or choose from our selection of thank you gifts.

8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai) – Ojai, CA 93023 Tel: (805) 646-3381
Email: BeatriceWoodCenter@gmail.com

LOS ANGELES

Ocean Ecology and CraftCraft in America
Making Waves: Ocean Ecology & Craft

Craft in America Center is pleased to present a dynamic virtual exhibition of more than fifty mixed media works made by eleven artists from across the U.S. who depict the beauty of our
seas and confront various ecological and human-generated threats.

Ocean Ecology and CraftMaking Waves focuses on artworks that celebrate and champion our oceans. These gathered objects shed light on the impact of climate change on the bodies of seawater across the planet, the hazards to life within them, and their vitality to our survival. Along with all that we have the past year, the ongoing and surmounting climate crisis remains one of the largest existential and physical threats to life on Earth. From global warming and rising ocean levels to microplastics, carbon emissions, and overfishing, the issues are numerous and urgent. The group of artists featured in this exhibition use various craft media to reflect the richness of the natural world that exists underwater. They remind us about the need to protect these resources before we are left with nothing more than their artistic likenesses.

https://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibition/making-waves

POMONA

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

Museum plans to re-open in June!

Thanks to two anonymous gifts totaling $150,000, designated as a dollar-for-dollar challenge, the Museum began work on a long-overdue renovation project during the pandemic closure. This is the first capital improvement project since the completion of Exhibition Gallery B in 2016. Existing spaces will be reimagined, including a much-needed expansion of the education and lecture space; a new kids makerspace; a collection study room with open storage displays; a reading area; and new accessible restrooms. These new and renovated spaces will support the educational and outreach offerings that make AMOCA such a vibrant, diverse, and unique institution and community.

We hope to be far enough along in the renovation to open the museum in June with a new exhibition “Don Reitz: This is Not a Dress Rehearsal”. Additional information on opening dates and hours will be shared through AMOCA’s website and e-news.
Sincerely,

Beth Ann Gerstein Executive Director

June is approaching, and with it, AMOCA’s reopening! Until you can visit in person, join us for one last month of virtual engagements.

Kim TuckerKim Tucker: Primal Beings, Ghosts, and Human Dummies

Alyson Brandes is a graduate of Chapman University and a 2020 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at AMOCA. During her internship, Brandes writes periodically for AMOCA.org, and posts on Instagram and Facebook on Tuesdays. “As part of my internship, an ongoing project that I’ve been working on involves researching artists for a future exhibition on women working with ceramics in California. ” In her eleventh blog, Kim Tucker: Primal Beings, Ghosts, and Human Dummies, Brandes explores Tucker’s “handmade, organic aesthetic.”

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

Annual High School Ceramics ExhibitionANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL CERAMICS EXHIBITION

Awards and Opening Reception Saturday, May 1 • 12 PM • Online
This juried exhibition features 100 students from 38 High Schools in 17 states – a vibrant sample of the next generation of ceramic talent in the United States. This program generously funded provided, in part, through grants from the DEW Foundation.

Amy Santoferraro:
Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree

May 8–26 • Online
Join artist Amy Santoferraro for a documentary exploration of the installation of Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree. Santoferraro will document two trips from her studio in Pomona to the Vault Gallery at AMOCA on May 8 (6 PM) and May 12 (12:30 PM). The site-specific installation will also be documented in four separate “Bird’s Nest” virtual experiences on May 17, 19, 24, and 26 (11 AM–1 PM).

Visitors will be able to view the exhibition in-person starting in June when the museum’s galleries reopen/ Live in the Cultivar Garden, With Artist in Residence Grayson Fair, Monday, May 10 • 12 PM • Online

Join Grayson Fair and Carrie Kiel (Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Botanic Garden) for a live, virtual tour of Clayfornia: Ceramic Sculpture in the California Sunshine. Hear insights about the exhibition, learn about California native plants, and explore this unique collaboration with the California Botanic Garden.

Artist Talk With Artist in Residence Natalia Arbelaez – Tuesday, May 11 • 12 PM • Online
Join AMOCA Artist in Residence Natalia Arbelaez for an artist talk to learn more about her artistic practice, residencies, and recent work. “For over the last month, I’ve been tucked away AMOCA making work and researching their permanent collection as a visiting artist. I’ll be a resident for a few months in Pomona (LA county)…Lots of new projects and ideas are developing. Big thank you to David Armstrong, Laguna Clay, AMOCA, and the AMOCA Ceramics Studio. I’m so excited to be here!”

This virtual event is free and open to the public. It will take place on Zoom; RSVP is required.
AMOCA Members and residents of Pomona have first access to complimentary timed admission tickets. Click here to reserve tickets. https://www.amoca.org/reserve-tickets/

AMOCA members and residents of the City of Pomona can reserve complimentary tickets online.
Tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online at least one day in advance.

Complimentary tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online a day in advance. Complimentary Private Members Tours – In-Person or Virtual!

AMOCA members are invited to schedule in-person or virtual private tours of our current exhibitions.
These small-group experiences with a staff member or docent are a remarkable way to experience the exhibits on view.

As a thank-you for your continued support, you are invited to enjoy these special tours free of charge. On behalf of everyone at AMOCA, we are grateful for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

ROSEVILLE

Blue Line Arts

Off Center Blue Line ArtsOff Center

Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution.
Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.
https://www.bluelinearts.org/shop-coker-family-gallery

www.BlueLineArts.org

info@bluelinearts.org

405 VERNON ST STE 100
ROSEVILLE, CA 95678-2636
(916) 783-4117

SACRAMENTO

The Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum is currently closed in accordance with county and state health orders.

Duck Out Calvin MaThe Crocker Art Museum is delighted to welcome to its collection “Duck Out,” a gift from Bay Area sculptor Calvin Ma, whose ceramic, toy-like figure is suspended in the moment of fight or flight.

“Duck Out” joins “Around and Around,” another sculpture by Ma, in the Crocker’s renowned collection of international ceramics. Through both sculptures, Ma gives form to his experience with social anxiety, a disorder that impacts nearly 15 million American adults who experience a persistent, intense fear of being judged by others.

For more information and to view images, click here: https://www.crockerart.org/press/calvinmaduckout

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/

360xochiquetzal
YOUR PERSONAL RESIDENCY IN MEXICO

Superb live/work studio space for artists & writers. This summer and fall you can prepare for a show, finish a manuscript, collect your thoughts, or plan your next body of work. Located on Lake Chapala, nestled in a ring of mountains with colorful fishing villages strung like pearls along the north shore, a slower pace of life awaits you.

When it gets hot and muggy where you live, you can be here painting or writing to your heart’s content where the weather is fresh and delightful. We still have several private studio apartments available You can focus on your creative work and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and perfect year-round climate.

Rates, descriptions & pictures: https://360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-program/
For more info write: 20360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
Join our group Facebook page: %360-Xochi-Quetzal –
Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal
and Instagram: @360xochiquetzal

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

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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

NEWSLETTER March 2021

ACGA May Newsletter 2020

ACGA Online Exhibition – Garden Art

Garden Totems - ACGA Online ExhibitionMarch 1 – May 30, 2021
We are excited to announce the upcoming online exhibition, “Garden Art”, featuring clay and glass pieces made by ACGA artists for use and display
outdoors.

This is not a sale. However, we will provide visitors with a main link to each artist’s website or shop. Please stroll through our first online exhibition to enjoy an amazing range of outdoor pieces made by our members. Your virtual garden tour will bring you one step closer to spring!

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

Trudy Chiddix

Trudy ChiddixTrudy has a solo show at the Plinth Gallery in Denver. This gallery specializes in contemporary ceramics. Here is a link to her Video Tour of the show. “I hope you might take a look at this 20 minute video and enjoy it.”

Susan Duhan Felix

Susan Duhan FelixSusan is in the City of Danville’s TRACES SHOW. Her peice is “Mama and Me, 1938. Here is the virtual tour!

https://www.danville.ca.gov/227/Village-Theatre-Art-Gallery

Vicki Gunter

I am excited to now invite you to two exhibits!
Vicki GunterOne Nest: Earthworks

Artist Elizabeth Addison and I are excited to introduce our new collaboration, One Nest: Earthworks. This duo exhibition premieres new works created while sheltered during the pandemic, as well as some pre COVID favorites.

Show Dates:
March 2 – 31, 2021
Abrams Claghorn Gallery, 1251 Solano Avenue, Albany, California

Safe Reception (Masks Required): March 13
Artist Talk: March 20 on FB/zoom!
Meet Elizabeth 10-2 .
Meet Vicki 1-5

Vicki Gunter

Family Gathering, Little Pete Meadow – clay, glaze, stains, worked wire

Vicki Gunter

Folktales – clay, nichrome wire, underglaze

Yosemite Renaissance 36

Traveling Exhibit: Mar-Dec 2021
Yosemite Gateway Art Center
Mar 19 – May 30

40982 Hwy 41, Oakhurst CA

Josie Jurczenia

Sacramento NCECA conferencePlanning for the Sacramento NCECA Conference (March 16-19,2022) has begun. I am writing to you in my role as a member of the Advance Planning Committee. As one of the representatives from the Oakland/Berkeley/San Francisco Area, I would like to keep you informed about what’s happening and how you might like to participate.

Although our area is on “the fringes” geographically to the main event and we in no way want to take the focus away from the events that will be happening in Sacramento during the NCECA conference, I am hoping our Bay Area ceramic artists, studios and galleries will want to come up with pre and post conference events. There might be as many as 6,000 attendees to the 2022 NCECA conference and many of them will be traveling through the Bay Area on their way to the conference. Our pre and post conference events could provide a great opportunity to get folks to take a detour off the freeway and get to know our diverse and exciting Bay Area ceramics scene.
There is lots of time for you to start thinking up something special for you and/or your studio/gallery to do…an exciting exhibition, open studio event, tour ???…the possibilities are endless. About 12 months prior to March 2022 I would like to start putting together a map listing your pre and post conference events. I hope to post this information on-line as well as in printed form so that it is readily available well before and during the conference. Other areas in our region are also planning pre and post conference events and we are hoping to get together a coordinated calendar. This is going to be an extremely exciting time here for all things ceramic.

Do you have a dynamite idea for a concurrent show for the conference? The proposals are due in April 2021. These shows are supported by NCECA (which generally means they supply the space and the show will be listed in official NCECA literature). If you have an interesting idea for a show please consider submitting a proposal. Go to the NCECA site for more information: https://nceca.net. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have ideas or
suggestions about what you’d like to see happen at the 2022 Sacramento conference. I will be happy to pass along your ideas along. If you would please pass this information along to any ceramic artists,studios or galleries you feel might be interested.

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.

ALBANY

ADAMS CLAGHORN GALLERYVicki Gunter

1251 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Tuesday – Sunday | 10-6pm and by appointment

BERKELEY

TRAX GALLERY
“Earth to Table”

New pots by Stuart Gair, Tom Jaszczak, Maggie Finlayson-Jaszczak and Sandy Simon.
February 5  ongoing
https://traxgallery.com/product-tag/earth-to-table/

TRAX Covidly walk-in hours are every Friday and Saturday
11-2pm and by appointment

TRAX ArtBnB is again available for bookings. 

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

SAN FRANCISCO

Asian Art Museum San FranciscoAsian Art Museum

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum and your safety is our top priority. We will continue to frequently clean high-touch areas, provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum, and reduce capacity to allow for physical distancing. Plus, our building is equipped with a top-notch air-filtration system to deliver some of the cleanest air you can find in the city.

We are committed to providing you an uplifting and worry-free
experience. Learn more about what to expect on your visit. And don’t forget to join us on Mar. 7 for Free First Sundays!Book Timed Tickets Online in Advance.

Timed entry tickets are quick and easy to reserve. With reduced capacity, you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy an intimate experience with our collection and exhibitions. Reserve your tickets now…asianart.org

Check Out Our New Hours
Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tues–Wed: Closed

200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 | 415.581.3500

CROCKETT

Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art

Epperson Gallery

Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment – Frances Jackson

DAVIS

Davis Arts Center
Davis Art CenterIf you have not linked on it lately – www.ACGA.net – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent:  https://acga.net/2020-davis-center/    addition of a virtual showing of the Davis Arts Center ACGA show “Ceramics in Focus :2020”, that for obvious reasons is not live.

OAKLAND

Applied Contemporary Craft GalleryDidem Mert
DIDEM MERT SOLO EXHIBITION
March 6th – April 24th
Opening Reception MArch 6th 3-6-pm
473 25th Street, Oakland CA 94612

OJAI

Beatrice Woods Center for the ArtsBEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Closed Until Further Notice

Wyatt AmendWyatt Amend
March 3 – May 1, 2021
Homage – View Online Exhibition
Works created by educators, interns and artists in residence over the last decade, or more, working in Beatrice Wood’s studio.

We recently created a short video to share the first chapter of the book, Intersection: Art & Life. The book explores the role of the arts historically, and features inspiring works by contemporary artists.
Watch the Video:

Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX0ZJU-y8dE&feature=youtu.be

This video shares the first chapter of the book Intersection: Art & Life. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is expanding virtual programming in order to serve the larger community.

Kevin Wallace, Director of the Center, wrote the book to share the Center’s educational philosophy through exploring the role of the arts historically, as well as inspiring works by contemporary artists. The book is dedicated to Beatrice Wood, as it is based upon her unique approach to the arts and cultural studies.

Become a member of the Center at the$30 level and we will mail you a copy of Intersection: Art & Life, or choose from our selection of thank you gifts.

8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai) – Ojai, CA 93023 Tel: (805) 646-3381
Email: BeatriceWoodCenter@gmail.com

LOS ANGELES

Ocean Ecology and CraftCraft in America
Making Waves: Ocean Ecology & Craft

Craft in America Center is pleased to present a dynamic virtual exhibition of more than fifty mixed media works made by eleven artists from across the U.S. who depict the beauty of our
seas and confront various ecological and human-generated threats.

Ocean Ecology and CraftMaking Waves focuses on artworks that celebrate and champion our oceans. These gathered objects shed light on the impact of climate change on the bodies of seawater across the planet, the hazards to life within them, and their vitality to our survival. Along with all that we have the past year, the ongoing and surmounting climate crisis remains one of the largest existential and physical threats to life on Earth. From global warming and rising ocean levels to microplastics, carbon emissions, and overfishing, the issues are numerous and urgent. The group of artists featured in this exhibition use various craft media to reflect the richness of the natural world that exists underwater. They remind us about the need to protect these resources before we are left with nothing more than their artistic likenesses.

https://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibition/making-waves

POMONA

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

Museum Reopening on hold.
Governor Newsom announced that museums and other indoor venues in LA County and 18 other counties will remain closed at this time.

AMOCA Members and residents of Pomona have first access to complimentary timed admission tickets. Click here to reserve tickets. https://www.amoca.org/reserve-tickets/

AMOCA members and residents of the City of Pomona can reserve complimentary tickets online. Tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online at least one day in advance. We will welcome the general public back to the museum the week of August 3. Details on how to reserve advance tickets will be sent via email next month and available at AMOCA.org in a few weeks. Complimentary tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online a day in advance. Complimentary Private Members Tours – In-Person or Virtual! AMOCA members are invited to schedule in-person or virtual private tours of our current exhibitions.

These small-group experiences with a staff member or docent are a remarkable way to experience the exhibits
on view.

As a thank-you for your continued support, you are invited to enjoy these special tours free of charge. On behalf of everyone at AMOCA, we are grateful for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Kim TuckerKim Tucker: Primal Beings, Ghosts, and Human Dummies

Alyson Brandes is a graduate of Chapman University and a 2020 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at AMOCA. During her internship, Brandes writes periodically for AMOCA.org, and posts on Instagram and Facebook on Tuesdays. “As part of my internship, an ongoing project that I’ve been working on involves researching artists for a future exhibition on women working with ceramics in California. ” In her eleventh blog, Kim Tucker: Primal Beings, Ghosts, and Human Dummies, Brandes explores Tucker’s “handmade, organic aesthetic.”

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

ROSEVILLE

Blue Line Arts

Off Center Blue Line ArtsOff Center

Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution.
Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.
https://www.bluelinearts.org/shop-coker-family-gallery

www.BlueLineArts.org

info@bluelinearts.org

405 VERNON ST STE 100
ROSEVILLE, CA 95678-2636
(916) 783-4117

SACRAMENTO

The Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum is currently closed in accordance with county and state health orders.

Duck Out Calvin MaThe Crocker Art Museum is delighted to welcome to its collection “Duck Out,” a gift from Bay Area sculptor Calvin Ma, whose ceramic, toy-like figure is suspended in the moment of fight or flight.

“Duck Out” joins “Around and Around,” another sculpture by Ma, in the Crocker’s renowned collection of international ceramics. Through both sculptures, Ma gives form to his experience with social anxiety, a disorder that impacts nearly 15 million American adults who experience a persistent, intense fear of being judged by others.

For more information and to view images, click here: https://www.crockerart.org/press/calvinmaduckout

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/

360xochiquetzal
YOUR PERSONAL RESIDENCY IN MEXICO

Superb live/work studio space for artists & writers. This summer and fall you can prepare for a show, finish a manuscript, collect your thoughts, or plan your next body of work. Located on Lake Chapala, nestled in a ring of mountains with colorful fishing villages strung like pearls along the north shore, a slower pace of life awaits you.

When it gets hot and muggy where you live, you can be here painting or writing to your heart’s content where the weather is fresh and delightful. We still have several private studio apartments available You can focus on your creative work and enjoy our gorgeous scenery and perfect year-round climate.

Rates, descriptions & pictures: https://360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-program/
For more info write: 20360xochiquetzal@gmail.com
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and Instagram: @360xochiquetzal

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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