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NEWSLETTER September 2020

ACGA May Newsletter 2020

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Acga Zoom Board Meeting September 2020Hello Everyone,
I would like to reach out today to let you know that if you have been affected by the fires, ACGA would like
to help. You all know about CERF but in addition to that, we would like to facilitate connecting those who need help with members who might be able to help those in need. This might include a place to stay, studio help, cleanup or whatever you can offer.

April has kindly offered to put together a database of those who have a need and those who have something to offer. Please email her if you are in either of these situations. Tell her your name and if you have a need and if you have something you can do to help.

Having served of many boards, there is a joke of sorts that I have often heard. Your first job as a board member is to find your successor… Though that is not totally true, there is truth in it.

Sustainability has been one of my main concerns for ACGA since joining the board almost 3 years ago. As such, I would like to reach out and ask you to consider joining the board. Meetings are all now via Zoom, and though that has it’s downsides, it also opens the door for greater participation. This is a chance for you to help guide the direction of ACGA into the future.

Please think about it.

Any healthy organization needs a combination of the old traditions as well as new fresh ideas. Now is your chance. Please call or email me to find out more.
Take care,
Cheryl Costantini

potters@sonic.net

WEBSITE LIAISON

Do you have clay- or glass-related information that you would like to place on our website (ACGA.net)?
Please email the information with images to Jacqueline Thompson at jtceramics@mindspring.com.
Items might include announcements of sales and exhibitions, workshops, open studios, member news and
meet-ups, and so on. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.)

EXIBITION NEWS

The Davis Art Center exhibit: ACGA in Focus

The exhibit is up on our website. It is a good example of the ways we promote ACGA & its members. See a full view of the participating artists at https://acga.net/2020-davis-center/

10 DAYS OF ACGA ONLINE

There is still time to take advantage of this terrific online sale of ceramic and glass artwork by members of ACGA. Click here to visit the SALE!

Clay and Glass Festival News

Festival Booth Fee Refund Update

Dear Artists and Sponsors,

Thank you for your patience.  The booth fee refunds should be completed by the time this newsletter reaches your inbox.  The Festival Committee and the ACGA Board wish to thank those of you who were able to roll over your booth fee to 2021, which helps us to spread the loss of Festival income over 2 years.  We also appreciate those of you who helped cover this year’s expenses.  We are especially grateful for the generosity of those who were able to both roll over and contribute to offset this year’s Festival expenses.

We all look forward to being together in July 2021.  Until then, stay healthy and continue nurturing your creativity in whatever ways you enjoy.  And please share your online sales events and live demos/workshops on our ACGA Facebook page!The Festival Committee

Joe Battiato, Mari Emori, Sally Jackson, Lee Middleman, Jan Schachter, Miki Shim-Rutter,  April Zilber

Annie Hermes, Deputy Director
408-772-6667

Giant Creative

MEMBER NEWS

Kathy Pallie

Kathy PallieKathy Pallie: “Visions in Clay 2020” will be virtual viewing only this year, but should be very exciting all the same. I’m delighted that my piece “Ebony Landscape Trio” was selected by juror Nancy Selvin to be included in this show. You can participate in the opening reception on Thursday, September 3 from 5:30 – 6:30. A zoom link will be posted on the 3rd. If you want to participate, let me know, and I will be sure to get you the link. After the 3rd, the entire exhibit can be viewed at
https://gallery.deltacollege.edu.

Visions in Clay - San Joaquin Delta College 2020

Sally Jackson

Sally Jackson Community ArtPR about a ‘neighborhood’ project by Sally Jackson: https://stanfordcampusresidentialleash.app.box.com/s/t14xdfh7ic97lljslg8nexf7vlmfxr1o/

“Everything just braided together.” This is how Stanford ceramic artist Sally Jackson describes the threads that came together in the creation of a stunning piece of community art now standing in her front yard across from Lathrop Park. The first thread was Sally’s desire to do something for a community in quarantine.

Lee Middleman and Julia Feld

China Changchun International Ceramics SymposiumThe 9th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium has opened (August 12, 2020 to January 7, 2021) . The exhibition is in The Changchun International Ceramic Art Museum in Changchun, the capital of northeast China’s Jilin province. Lee Middleman’s and Julia Feld’s pieces are on display and have been purchased for the museum/gallery collection. Lee’s works selected are a Red Diamond Globe, a Winter Sun Flower, and a Jade Sea Urchin Vase. Some images of the exhibition are shown here.

Emil Yanos

Two wall sculptures by Emil Yanos were juried into an exhibit Off Center: An International Ceramic Competition At Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA

Exhibit runs through September 12
https://www.bluelinearts.org/shop-coker-family-gallery

Emil Yanos

Natasha Dikareva

Natasha DikarevaI was scheduled to teach my workshop Dreams in Clay in San Raphael, France in September but we all know what happened to the world. Being nostalgic, I want to share with you the experience I had during my first artist residency in Vallauris also in the south of France. Imagine you are at the French Riviera in September. You start your day swimming in the waters of the clear Mediterranean sea, hiking in the surrounding hills or taking an excursion to the nearest medieval town. You enjoy french culture and fresh, delicious cuisine. Already seems like paradise, right? And for me it was all of that plus my favorite activity – sculpting with clay.

During the month of my artist residency there I produced 21 pieces! Want to hear about my amazing experience at Vallauris, an ancient town known
as a center of French pottery and ceramic arts and a place where Picasso produced more than 3 thousand ceramic works? I’ll show you the images
of his and other French artists’ works who inspired me there. Also, you will get the insights from such places like Antibes, Nice, Cannes, Grasse and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. She did a zoom event in August, and showed what has been growing in her studio
Teaser: https://youtu.be/1Reta7umHqc

Ann and David Lindsay

Ann and David LindsayAfter 44 years as a glassblower and over 22 years as co-owner of Lindsay Art Glass, David Lindsay is retiring. David and his wife and business partner, Ann Lindsay, opened Lindsay Art Glass in 1998, and will close the business this fall….More than one year ago, Ann and David started marketing the business for sale. Wanting to retire, they worked to keep the 50-year Benicia glassblowing tradition going. With a buyer ready to take over and a second one extremely interested in doing so, COVID-19 hit. The uncertainty of the times caused both buyers to change their minds. While they continue to market the business for sale and hope to find a buyer to continue glassblowing in Benicia, Lindsay Art Glass will be closing no later than October 31, 2020.

In the meantime, David’s work along with the work of other American Craft Artists is for sale in the Lindsay Art Glass Gallery. Since glassblowing is no longer happening and orders are not being placed with the artists that we represent, the inventory that we have is quickly diminishing. All gallery fixtures, displays and equipment are also for sale. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ann at 707-853-6121 or David at 707-208-7673.

Lindsay Art Glass, 109 East F St. Benicia, CA 94510

Heidi Bekebrede

Heidi BekebredeHeidi Bekebrede did a Zoom Workshop in August thru Natsoulas Gallery, on how to create fun & engaging curriculum for children (K-6). She showed how to easily incorporate a kiln into your classroom and what kind of projects you can develop with students that are fun for everyone.

https://www.shop.natsoulas.com/product/heidi-bekebrede-workshop/

Create Your Own Outdoor Art Event

Jan Schachter and April ZilberJan Schachter and April Zilber each recently took part in safe, small outdoor art events. They were successful and we thought they might inspire artists to consider hosting or organizing a similar small event and including local ACGA members. April participated in an art walk at Filoli Gardens near the end of July, along with four ACGA artists: Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham, Barbara Grauke, and Sandy Feder. There were only 19 booths, located in different areas along a unidirectional path through the gardens (link to map). Booth spaces were 10 feet apart, masks & social distancing were required, and hand sanitizer was available in multiple locations. Filoli required advance ticket purchase so they could monitor the number of visitors and keep the attendance at an acceptable level. San Mateo County’s guidelines for outdoor sales were carefully followed. $100 booth fee plus 10% of sales (only if the artist had sold at least $500). April did some social media posting before the event but did not send out a postcard. Perhaps there are other Botanic Gardens that would consider hosting this type of event?

Jan hosted an independent all outdoor Open Studio event with 5 other ceramic artists in the courtyard of her home the weekend of August 1 & 2. We had the idea for probably 8 weeks, but because there were almost no upfront costs (like venue rental) we knew we could cancel on short notice – even before we sent out postcards or online invitations. We had good spacing of tables, and because it was in a garden we emphasized garden
ornaments, although we did sell all manner of work. The access to my courtyard was through an outdoor gate, so no one needed to go through my house. We had chairs set up outside the gate, in the event we needed to close it to limit the # of customers at one time. We never did, but some people enjoyed complementary beverages (individual bottles or cans) in the shade. Hand sanitizers, gloves and wipes were readily available.

We did send postcards (designed by Fred Yokel). PR was through numerous social media pitched from the participants. Many customers came and were delighted to have somewhere fun & safe to go to. The minimal cost was shared by all participants based on their % of sales. If you want to try something like it and have questions, do not hesitate to contact me
janschachter@gmail.com.

Barbara Sebastian

Barbara SebastianBarbara writes:

Open Studio/Holiday Sale!

I would like to ask ACGA artists if they would like to join me in an Open Studio sometime in late October at or near my studio in San Rafael. We have a
parking lot we could set up on a Saturday early a.m. and take down Sunday evening. Or if anyone has a better place I am open for it.

Hopefully, Barbara Sebastian

Barbara@SebastianArt.com

NCECA

Josie Jurczenia

Hello Fellow Bay Area Ceramic Artists,
Planning 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.

Josie JurczeniaIf you would please pass this information along to any ceramic artists,studios or galleries you feel might be interested. Also if you do
not wish to be a part of this email thread please let me know and I will remove your name.
Best,
Josie Jurczenia

josiejurczenia.com
josiegoestopot@gmail.com
Summer St, Berkeley, CA

The Potter's Studio

The Potter's Studio

Welcome to The Potter’s Studio Fall Session of Online Classes!
Eight-week classes begin September 15, 2020.
Classes are $250 per eight-week class.
Current members of The Potters’ Studio pay only $125!

There are two series of mini-classes that run for eight weeks. For all eight mini-classes, the price is $250. Each mini-class is
$35.

Current members can take all eight mini-classes for $125 or pay $20 for each mini-class!

All classes will take place LIVE online via Zoom. Classes will also be recorded on video and will be available 24 hours after each class. This means that if you miss a class, you can still watch the class at a later date. Video recordings of classes will be available for two weeks beyond the last class meeting date.

Clay and Firing: Students enrolled in eight-week classes will receive one bag of Cone 10 clay (Recycled Clay, B-Mix, Black Mountain, Soldate or Rod’s Bod) or Cone 5/6 clay (B-Mix) and three cubic feet of firing space (bisque and mid- or high-fire combined) included in the class fee. After that, you will be charged at member firing rates. Those enrolled in mini-classes will receive enough clay to complete the number of classes they sign up for
and free firing of one piece (bisque- and glaze-fired) per mini-class.
Tools: Basic clay tool kits are available for purchase for $20. We will also be selling an underglaze kit with seven colors and a compatible Cone 5/6 clear brushing glaze for $30 (recommended for both series of mini-classes).

We look forward to seeing everyone online!

The Potters’ Studio Staff and Teachers

Any Skill Level
Mini-Class Series: Exploring the Clay Surface with Sharon Virtue
Eight Wednesdays: September 16 through November 4, 10:30am–2pm

Beginning-Level: Hand-Building Classes
Hand-Building Basics: Pinch, Coil and Slab with Scott Jennings
Eight Thursdays: September 17 through November 5, 10am–12pm

Intermediate-Level: Hand-Building Classes
The Sculptural Vessel with Leah Bowring
Eight Tuesdays: September 15 through November 3, 1–3pm

In the Garden: Vessels for Flowers and Plants with Scott Jennings
Eight Thursdays: September 17 through November 5, 1–3pm

Intermediate-Level: Wheel-Throwing Classes
Traditional Japanese Wheel-Throwing Techniques with Hiroshige Kato
Eight Wednesdays: September 16 through November 4, 4–6pm

Intermediate-Level: Combination Hand-Building & Wheel-Throwing Classes
The Teapot: Leather-Hard Slabs and Altered Forms with Bob Johnson
Eight Tuesdays: September 15 through November 3, 10am–12pm
High-Fire Ceramics for the Kitchen and Table with Sante Salvoni
Eight Thursdays: September 17 through November 5, 7–9pm

Classes for Children and Young Adults
Mini-Class Series: Clay Projects for Children and Young Adults with Sharon Virtue
Eight Wednesdays: September 16 through November 4, 2–3:30 pm
Register on our website, call us at (510)-528-3286 or email and request an invoice to pay online.

SEE ACGA’s Workshop Page to learn more, and go to
The Potters’ Studio
1221 8th Street (near Gilman Street)
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 528-3286
events@berkeleypottersstudio.com

EXHIBITIONS

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

SAN FRANCISCO

American Craft Council

American Craft Council
Join us online September 7 – 13 for a free online marketplace experience where you can discover more than 100 artists from across the country and the Bay Area who are working to bring craft into our lives, affirming its importance, and building awareness and connection to the process of making. Our marketplace opens on Thursday and runs for four consecutive days. In addition to the marketplace, you can experience the Bay Area’s vibrant handmade culture through workshops, artist playlists, studio tours, and more. Members can RSVP for the preview party on September 9.

https://shop.craftcouncil.org/pages/preview-party

ACC: Inside the Artist’s Studio: Susan McKinney
Watch Susan’s Inside the Artist’s Studio video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSqp-23UVao&feature=youtu.be
Susan McKinney
@skinnyceramics | skinnyceramics.com

Susan’s work is a pure exploration of material and form. Her work celebrates the differences and similarities in
the softness and hardness found in objects. There are so many intriguing elements in her work – in particular,
her clay basket weavings. She can capture a sense of movement in her sculptures, leading back to her process
of repetitiously weaving

BERKELEY

TRAX GALLERY
TRAX GalleryTrax is in its 25th year!  www.traxgallery.com  We’ve been making sculpture and pots at our cabin on the St. Croix River – amidst the greenery our creativity is flourishing!

TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October.  Meanwhile you can text our gallery assistant, Miles, to inquire about works, or have a masked space visit; 510.908.1580  email: miles.mccreary@gmail.com 

Our next exhibition will be in November with Mike Helke, Kari Radasch,
Jenny Mendes, and Scott Parady.  

TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October, (minus the virus).  Jenny Mendes, and a surprise!

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

Epperson gallery Into the WoodsDue to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art  will be Closed until it is Safe to Open.
Our Upcoming Show with Lisa Reinertson and Francoise LeClerc will be rescheduled.

The gallery is empty with the exception of Francoise LeClerc’s piece “Parallax” and the morning sun through the east facing windows.

Art lives here. Art will continue to live here.

Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art
510-787-2925
Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art, 1400 Pomona Street, Crockett CA 510-787-2915
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 Center for the Arts

Esther Shimazu & Margaret KeelanNew Work from Esther Shimazu & Margaret Keelan
Enjoy art from the comfort of your own home! To reduce overcrowding and risk of spreading germs, this sale
hopes to encourage people to enjoy their staycation by browsing artwork from home. Perfect for gift-giving or
adding to your own collection, these unique pieces offer something for everyone. Support the arts today by
visiting our online store and checking out our Social Distancing Sale!

Social Distancing Sale https://www.shop.natsoulas.com/social-distance-specials-2/

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

Location: 521 First St. Davis, CA 95616

LOS ANGELES – Craft in America

Here Now - A Humble LegacyHere/Now | A Humble Legacy: Two Exhibitions of Yunomi
7/18/2020 – 9/19/2020
https://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibition/here-now-a-humble-legacy-two-exhibitions-of-yunomi
Upon the centennial of the founding of Leach Pottery, the Craft in America Center is pleased to present two exhibitions celebrating the cup as object and the impact of Bernard Leach on studio ceramics.

A Humble Legacy is an exhibition of approximately two dozen works of historic and contemporary cups made by a selection of artists affiliated with Leach Pottery and others who continue in its legacy. Master potters Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada established St. Ives Pottery (Leach Pottery) in Cornwall, England in 1920, and their impact on 20th century ceramics cannot be overstated. Leach’s conception of the artist-potter and his advocacy for studio pottery in England came at a time when industrially-produced ceramics were dominant. His role in communicating Eastern ceramic tradition to the West, had a ripple effect on the global history of contemporary studio ceramics. The utilitarian cups, or yunomi, featured in this exhibition speak to Leach’s ideology and outlook. This international exhibition is organized in consultation with former Leach apprentice, Jeff Oestreich, who worked at the pottery from 1969-1971.

LACMAHere/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi is a ceramic cup invitational, which will consist of a small group of ceramic artists asked to construct a series of yunomi. The cylinder, being the root structure of most ceramic objects, leads to the yunomi, which can be playful and quickly made. The yunomi is a foundational form for most makers-inviting many options, directions, and intent. These are a range of contemporary vessel makers who are dedicated to rethinking traditional ideas. Using the cup as a launching point, this exhibition explores the historical ideal of the humble, anonymous Japanese potter juxtaposed with the American idealism of self-experience.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMA @ Home
Make Art @ Home—Create Stained Glass Windows
Get inspired by the stained glass windows in LACMA’s collection and create your own miniature stained glass
windows using materials available at home. Subscribe for weekly art-making videos, with new activities every
Friday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZGKQFskX-8&list=PLJy-HLfC3xxBdAa2vP1Js-RXrx1X0S27T&index=3

OJAI

Take a Virtual Tour of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=hvSY-lT9VNg&feature=emb_logo
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will reopen on July 6th, for tours only, by appointment. The number of visitors will be limited, required to wear masks and maintaining physical distance with others while inside the buildings will be mandatory. We will be following guidance and protocols provided by the State of California to provide a safe environment for visitors. Tours can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail

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

Beato Gallery
Lauren HansonSeptember 12 – October 24, 2020
Lauren Hanson – Natural Wonders
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts proudly welcomes Lauren Hanson back for this upcoming exhibition of
her recent ceramics.

Logan Gallery
September 12 – October 24, 2020
Ventura County Potters’ Guild “Nature’s Bounty”

An exhibition of works by 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.

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. The book is dedicated to Beatrice Wood, as it is based upon her approach to the arts and cultural studies.

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.

POMONA

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

We’re Reopening!
After more than three months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that we are reopening!
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!

AMOCAFeminizing Brutalism: Ruby Neri and Her Giant Vessels

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 second blog, Feminizing Brutalism: Ruby Neri and Her Giant Vessels, Brandes discusses how her
research into Neri led her to question her concepts of masculine and feminine art.and how interest in the 1970s Chicano artist collective Asco and how it helped chart her path to the ceramic arts.

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
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

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

Asian Art Museum

Backstage Baking | Cake Inspired by Chinese Floral Vase

National Sponge CakeGet a behind-the-scenes look at how Bake Sum made a beautiful sponge cake inspired by a legendary “hundred flowers” vase from Qing-Dynasty
China.

Never miss a chance to take a behind-the-scenes peek into everything that happens at the museum — from conservation and bespoke mount-making, to installation and more! Check out our behind-the-scenes YouTube playlist and follow us on social media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0neTMvVWAw&feature=youtu.be
200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102
Chong-Moon Lee Center for
Asian Art and Culture
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

WATSONVILLE

Pajaro Valley ArtsPajaro Valley Arts presents Sierra Azul  Nursery and Garden
July 1 – Oct. 31

E-postcard announcement for this real, physical sculpture garden exhibition  There are a few ACGA members in the show, both clay and glass:  Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham,  Peggy Snider

RESIDENCIES

2020 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/

Res Artis –

Encounter the World in Residencies.
Explore the listings here: www.resartis.org/en/
Arts residencies are at a global standstill. By our very nature of facilitating quality international and national arts and cultural exchange, the field of arts residencies is one of the hardest hit.

Res Artis: Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies is partnering with UCL (University College London) to conduct this survey to assess the true impact of COVID-19 specifically on the arts residencies field. This survey first examines the immediate impact; and then we will ask respondents to complete two further short surveys to analyse the medium-term; and long-term effects.

You don’t need to be a Res Artis Member or affiliated to UCL to complete this survey. We urge all artists and arts residency organisations around the globe to complete this form so that Res Artis in partnership with UCL can advocate for support, much-needed resources and emergency funding on behalf of the sector. It will help us all, as a collective whole, gain a deeper understanding of the situation and how we might work together to rebuild and strengthen the field.

The survey below should take approximately 10 minutes of your time, but the results will be long-lasting. Thank you for contributing to this important research and data collection.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/resimpact1

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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RESIDENCY at Watershed – cancelled

With heavy hearts, we are writing to update you on Watershed’s plans for the coming months.
The Watershed Board of Trustees convened an emergency session over the weekend to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 season and consider what steps we must take for the wellbeing of our community. After weighing the latest information from local and national experts, we have made the difficult decision that we must cancel our 2020 summer residency and workshop sessions, and the Salad Days fundraiser.

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 August 2020

ACGA May Newsletter 2020

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Resilience, spirit, strength, vigor, determination, vision, sagacity, insight, ingenuity and perhaps a bit of doggedness; it seems to me that it is these are the traits that creativity demands.

Be we creators, or lovers of the creative, it is times like these when we need to access these qualities the most.

Please support our participating ACGA artists in the 10 Days of ACGA online event.

The entire affair is the result of all the above-mentioned traits. It exists because people came together and created portal for artists to sell and for customers to buy. We also added another component. Many artists have chosen to give a percentage of their sales to a non-profit of their choice. Learn a bit more about what organizations our participants care about.

So please…

Visit ACGA.net. Share the link. Post it on social media. Tell a friend. Support the arts. Support the artists.

And maybe, get a lovely new piece of beauty to spark your creativity as well!

Cheryl Costantini
potters@sonic.net

SUPPORT CLAY AND GLASS!
An online protal to purchase Clay and Glass from 85 ACGA Artists – Still Available!

Click here to visit the Sale Now!

10 Days of ACGA Online

Because we were unable to have the ACGA Clay and Glass festival in Palo Alto this year, many artists of ACGA have gotten together to host an online event. “10 Days of ACGA Online Clay & Glass” will run from Aug. 1-10 at www.acga.net and will feature an incredible array handmade work.
85 artists have provided links to their online sales sites where a variety of beautiful art that can be shopped 24/7 and shipped anywhere. Each artist will be offering their work for sale through their own portal, in their own way.

In an effort to help other non-profit organizations, many of the artists will donate a percentage of their proceeds to other non-profit organizations that they feel passionate about.

Here is a link to a great article about the sale – Palo Alto Online

MEMBER NEWS

Website Liaison

Do you have clay- or glass-related information that you would like to place on our website (ACGA.net)?

Please email the information with images to Jacqueline Thompson at jtceramics@mindspring.com.
Items might include announcements of sales and exhibitions, workshops, open studios, member news and meet-ups, and so on. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.)

Cynthia Siegel’s work is on the Palo Alto Weekly Online in the article about 10 Days of ACGA.

Jan Schachter Member News May 2020

Vicki Gunter is at Blue Line Arts, Roseville

“I happily have two pieces opening in Off Center @bluelinearts . This piece, Farewell To Spring, is dedicated to the memory of my friend Marnie. Our last conversation was about her love of the color purple and purple flowers. These are all California natives, Lupine, Clarkia (common name Farewell To Spring) & violet.
. . . 19 x 26 x 10 Clay, underglaze, glaze, beeswax, encaustic, wire” – Vivki Gunter

Lee Middleman Member News May 2020

Swanica Ligtenberg

“Today, my exposition in the Amstelland Museum opened!!
It is beautiful and in the historical village of Ouderkerkat the Amstel which started 1000 AD!!!
https://www.swanceramics.com/blog
“Exposition Amstelland Museum in Holland…My exposition “Repair Your Soul” opened in the Amstelland Museum in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel in the Netherlands. It is a historical museum about the history of this village Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, which started in the year 1000, because of the important river the Amstel and river crossings. Those rivers were water ways carrying and moving people and freight in barges. The museum consist of 6 small Diaconie charity houses for elderly women and build by the Protestant Amstelkerk in 1733.
Jos Out https://www.outart.eu/en/ , a sculptor, is my partner in the exposition.
More information is on the exhibition page: https://www.swanceramics.com/exhibitions
Paula Ross Member News May 2020

Linda Fitz Gibbon

Footsie (teapot) by Linda S Fitz Gibbon is included in the inaugural exhibition at Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery, 473 25th Street #D, Oakland, CA. The “666 Small Works” Juror was Didem Mert. Show dates are August 1 – 29th. https://www.appliedcontemporary.com/mission.
In addition, a ceramic mixed media abstract sculpture, VT Abstract #1, was selected for the “Slice Exhibition” by Juror Hearne Pardee at the Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. The all media  show runs from July 10 – August 16th. https://www.pencegallery.org/Exhibits_2020/07_jul/slice.html

Natasha Dikareva Member News May 2020

Julie Feld

Julie will be teaching a wheel-throwing class at West Valley college starting in August. Only 10 students in the class, social distancing and masks required.Ceramics-Potter’s Wheel (no prerequisites or previous ceramic experience).

T/Th 2:10 – 5:15 pm
Starting August 29.

 https://www.westvalley.edu/

Her  teapot, “Premonition”, now belongs to the permanent ceramic collection at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.

Vicki Gunter Member News May 2020

Kathy Pallie

From Kathy Pallie:   “I’m delighted that my clay artwork “Ebony Landscape Trio” was selected by juror Nancy Selvin to be included in the LH Horton Jr. Gallery  “2020 Visions in Clay” exhibition.
Each of the 3 wall pieces are 12″L x 18″H x 3″D. This will be a “virtual” show with an opening reception on September 3 from 5:00 – 6:00.
The show will run from September 3 – October 9th.
There will be an artist’s talk with Nancy Selvin on September 17th from 12:30 – 1:30.  A zoom link to view the exhibition and the juror’s talk will be available soon.”
Vicki Gunter Member News May 2020

Lee Middleman

Lee Middleman is participating in two exhibitions beginning in August.

OFF-CENTER – AN INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC COMPETITION at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, California. Three of his pieces were selected: “Tri-Red Diamond Globe, Winter Ridge Globe, and Oribe Pine Textured Globe” vases, all created in 2020. The exhibition runs July 31 to September 12, 2020.  The judge is Jason Walker.

WORKHOUSE CLAY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT 2020 at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, VA.  His “Winter Blue Sun Flower” vase will be displayed. The exhibit runs August 8 to October 11, 2020.  The jurors are Lynnette Hesser and Steve Loucks.

Nichibei Potters

Nichibei Potters, is featured on the American Craft Council Website
https://craftcouncil.org/.

Ceramists Cheryl Costantini (ACGA President) and Mikio Matsumoto take you on a tour of their studio and show room in Sonoma County, California.

Vicki Gunter Member News May 2020
The Potter's Studio classes
In conjunction with Ceramic Materials Workshop,
The Potters’ Studio is offering
3 online, on-demand
GLAZE MATERIALS WORKSHOPS
STARTING SEPTEMBER 1st
Sign up no later than August 15!!!

Ceramic Materials Workshop is run by Rose and Matt Katz who specialize in educating people about how glazes and clays work. They teach at schools such as Alfred University, The Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University, making it their job to translate the technical side of clay and glazes for makers of all experience levels.

Workshop #1:
Glazed and Confused: Understanding the Unity Molecular Formula – $35

Understanding the Unity Molecular Formula is a 4-hour online, on-demand workshop exploring the mysteries of the Unity Molecular Formula and learning how we use the U.M.F. to make our glazes the best they can be.

When you purchase the workshop, you will have access to it as long as Ceramic Materials Workshop is in existence. You may watch whenever, wherever, however often, and on whatever device you own (computer, tablet or smartphone).

The topics we explore: How firing temperature works; How cones work; How glazes melt; Understanding the U.M.F.; How to calculate the U.M.F.; How to interpret U.M.F. numbers; Predicting glaze behavior; Altering glaze formulas and much more

REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOP #1: Register on our website, call us at (510)-528-3286 or email and request an invoice to pay online.

Workshop #2: Glaze of Our Lives: Understanding Glazes for the Beginner  – $75

This is an online, on-demand workshop to help people with little or no experience learn about what glazes are and how they work. We answer all of those questions you’ve always wondered about and smash a lot of those ceramic myths you may have been told.
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You’ll have access to over 12 hours of content that you may watch whenever, wherever, however often, and on whatever device you own (computer, tablet or smartphone). When you purchase the workshop, you will have access to it as long as Ceramic Materials Workshop is in existence.

Just a few of the topics we explore:
What is a glaze?
How temperature works   – Temperature: Cone 04, bisquing, Cone 6, Cone 10
Glaze finishes: gloss, matte, and satin –     Slow cooling, phase separation – Reading a formula
Glaze ingredients: feldspars, carbonates, clays, flint, borates – Glaze additives   – Colors: colorants, stains, opacifiers –  Toxicity and durability
Firings: oxidation, reduction, body reduction
Glaze types: Celadon (Blue, Green, Amber), Temmoku, Snowflake Crackle, Tea Dust, Oil Spot, Hare’s Fur, Tomato Red/Kaki, Iron Bleeding, Adventurine,  Shino, Wood Ash, Fake Wood Ash, Jun, Nuka, Crawling (Bead), Crystalline, Fake Metallic, Oribe, Copper Red, Chrome-Tin Pink, Floating Blue, Lava –
Layering glazes
Glaze flaws: crazing, shivering, crawling, metal-marking, running, pin-holing, blistering  –
What is the “Unity Molecular Formula”?

REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOP #2: Register on our website, call us at (510)-528-3286 or email and request an invoice to pay online.

Workshop #3:
The Middle Glazes:  The Story of Mid-Temperature Glazes – $75

This is an online, on-demand workshop to help people with little or no experience learn about what Cone 6 glazes are and how they work. We answer all of those questions you’ve always wondered about and smash a lot of those ceramic myths you may have been told.

​​You’ll have access to over 10 hours of content that you may watch whenever, wherever, however often, and on whatever device you own (computer, tablet or smartphone). When you purchase the workshop, you will have access to it as long as Ceramic Materials Workshop is in existence.
Just a few of the topics we explore:
Why Cone 6?
Fluxes and how they work
Understanding formulas
Borate materials and frits
Converting a Fake Matte Glaze, testing a Fake Matte Glaze
Temperature conversion
Titanium and nickel
Crystallization
Cooling
What makes glazes weak
Boron and durability
Identifying Cone 6 glazes
Cone 6 clay bodies

REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOP #3: Register on our website, call us at (510)-528-3286 or email and request an invoice to pay online.

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

EXHIBITIONS

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

SAN FRANCISCO

American Craft Council

American Craft Council
San Francisco Bay Area Craft Week
We won’t be able to show up in San Francisco in-person this year for our annual American Craft Show, so we’re bringing the Bay Area’s vibrant handmade culture straight to you. Join us online September 7 – 13 to experience the innovative work happening in this area, get to know both local and national artists, buy their work, and explore the important ways craft can impact our lives. Craft Week is free and open to all.
Show Date(s)  Online September 7 – 13, 2020 (more information to come)
American Craft Council is taking the Bay Area’s handmade culture online – The craft we encounter in communities across America makes those places unique. That’s something worth celebrating, and that’s what San Francisco Bay Area Craft Week is all about.

Asian Art Museum San FranciscoAsian Art Museum – temporarily closed

Tigers in the Collection
Online Collection

#InternationalTigerDay was recently, which means we’re celebrating by taking a closer look at some of our tigers. From Indonesia to Japan, the museum’s collection includes tigers in all shapes and sizes, often symbolizing different cultural values depending on their origin.

Jar with tiger and magpie design
Place of Origin: Korea
Date: approx. 1700-1800
Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
Materials: Porcelain with cobalt decoration under glaze
Dimensions: H. 16 in x Diam. 13 in, H. 40.6 cm x Diam. 33 cm

200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102
Chong-Moon Lee Center for
Asian Art and Culture
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500

BERKELEY

TRAX GALLERY
TRAX GalleryTrax is in its 25th year!  www.traxgallery.com  We’ve been making sculpture and pots at our cabin on the St. Croix River – amidst the greenery our creativity is flourishing!

TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October.  Meanwhile you can text our gallery assistant, Miles, to inquire about works, or have a masked space visit; 510.908.1580  email: miles.mccreary@gmail.com 

TRAX TeapotOur next exhibition will be in November with Mike Helke, Kari Radasch,
Jenny Mendes, and Scott Parady.  

TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October, (minus the virus).  Jenny Mendes, and a surprise!

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

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art  will be Closed until it is Safe to Open.
Our Upcoming Show with Lisa Reinertson and Francoise LeClerc will be rescheduled.

The gallery is empty with the exception of Francoise LeClerc’s piece “Parallax” and the morning sun through the east facing windows.

Art lives here. Art will continue to live here.

Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art
510-787-2925
Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art, 1400 Pomona Street, Crockett CA 510-787-2915
www.eppersongallery.com

DAVIS

Davis Arts Center
If 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 Center for the Arts

Enjoy art from the comfort of your own home!
To reduce overcrowding and risk of spreading germs, this sale hopes to encourage people to enjoy their staycation by browsing artwork from home.  Perfect for gift-giving or adding to your own collection, these unique pieces offer something for everyone. Support the arts today by visiting our online store and checking  out our Social Distancing Sale!

Social Distancing Sale https://www.shop.natsoulas.com/social-distance-specials-2/

Zoom Workshop

Date: Aug 8, 2020 1 PM – 4 PM  Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Irina Zaytceva will demonstrate the process behind her delicate porcelain works. Particularly, she will delve into how to create profitable, smaller works such as porcelain sculptures and jewelry.
https://www.shop.natsoulas.com/product/irina-zaytceva-workshop/

Location: 521 First St. Davis, CA 95616

EMERYVILLE

Bullseye

Relief and Resources for Artists
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/news-releases.html

Bay Area Gallery – Next show is in November.
Glimmer – A solo exhibition by Jenn Shifflet at Bullseye’s Resource Center Bay Area
November 26 – March 14, 2020
Important Pickup and Sales Announcements for Resource Center Bay Area
Contact-free order and pickup:
Your local Bullseye Glass Resource Center is currently closed to in-person shopping. We welcome your orders via phone or email and will call you to schedule a pickup at a later time. Greater Bay Area] Bullseye Resource Center
4514 Hollis St.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm – 510.595.1318
bayarea@bullseyeglass.com

LAFAYETTE

Jennifer Perlmutter Fine Art

Domesticated - Jennifer PerlmutterDomesticated,  through August 15
An Exhibition by Dana DeKalb & Jane Fisher

“A rabbit’s foot may bring good luck to you, but it brought none to the rabbit.”
-Ambrose Bierce, Epigrams of a Cynic

DeKalb and Fisher’s exhibition, entitled Domesticated, toys with the relationship between humans and animals. Whether in the wild, in captivity, or on your sofa, the context of each image – utilitarian, scary, or cute — reveals the contradiction between our desire for connection with other species and our need to control them.
The show consists of groupings of small paintings as well as larger life-size paintings and drawings. Subject matter includes encyclopedia-style presentations of over-bred dogs, and a series of animals observing their various forms of containment – a new take on “sheltering in place”. All are animals that have no experience in a realm without human interaction and in many cases owe their existence to human intervention.
DeKalb and Fisher approach their subjects with distinct but complementary styles. Both artists have devoted decades to observing and recording human psychological interactions with both empathy and irony. They have each exhibited since the 1980’s in numerous public venues and galleries nationwide, such as Hackett-Freedman, Marx-Zavaterro, George Krevsky, and Charles Campbell.

https://jenniferperlmuttergallery.com/2020/06/domesticated

3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Corner of Moraga Rd. and Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
Lafayette, CA 94549

LOS ANGELES – Craft in America

Here Now - A Humble LegacyHere/Now | A Humble Legacy: Two Exhibitions of Yunomi
7/18/2020 – 9/19/2020
https://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibition/here-now-a-humble-legacy-two-exhibitions-of-yunomi
Upon the centennial of the founding of Leach Pottery, the Craft in America Center is pleased to present two exhibitions celebrating the cup as object and the impact of Bernard Leach on studio ceramics.

A Humble Legacy is an exhibition of approximately two dozen works of historic and contemporary cups made by a selection of artists affiliated with Leach Pottery and others who continue in its legacy. Master potters Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada established St. Ives Pottery (Leach Pottery) in Cornwall, England in 1920, and their impact on 20th century ceramics cannot be overstated. Leach’s conception of the artist-potter and his advocacy for studio pottery in England came at a time when industrially-produced ceramics were dominant. His role in communicating Eastern ceramic tradition to the West, had a ripple effect on the global history of contemporary studio ceramics. The utilitarian cups, or yunomi, featured in this exhibition speak to Leach’s ideology and outlook. This international exhibition is organized in consultation with former Leach apprentice, Jeff Oestreich, who worked at the pottery from 1969-1971.

Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi is a ceramic cup invitational, which will consist of a small group of ceramic artists asked to construct a series of yunomi. The cylinder, being the root structure of most ceramic objects, leads to the yunomi, which can be playful and quickly made. The yunomi is a foundational form for most makers-inviting many options, directions, and intent. These are a range of contemporary vessel makers who are dedicated to rethinking traditional ideas. Using the cup as a launching point, this exhibition explores the historical ideal of the humble, anonymous Japanese potter juxtaposed with the American idealism of self-experience.

OJAI

Take a Virtual Tour of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=hvSY-lT9VNg&feature=emb_logo
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will reopen on July 6th, for tours only, by appointment. The number of visitors will be limited, required to wear masks and maintaining physical distance with others while inside the buildings will be mandatory. We will be following guidance and protocols provided by the State of California to provide a safe environment for visitors. Tours can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail

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

Online Exhibition – Ojai Studio Artists – Ojai Visions – Part 2Sooz Glazebrook
July 11 – August 29, 2020
An exhibition of works by Ojai Studio Artists measuring less than 18″ x 24″. Ojai Studio Artists is a nonprofit working to promote art awareness, preparing the next generation of artists, and celebrating the importance of the arts.

“Ojai Visions: Part 2”, featuring smaller-scale works by artist members of Ojai Studio Artists, is being presented on Artsy

Click here to view the exhibition:
https://www.artsy.net/show/beatrice-wood-center-for-the-arts-ojai-visions-part-two

POMONA

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

We’re Reopening!
After more than three months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that we are reopening!
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!

AMOCAFeminizing Brutalism: Ruby Neri and Her Giant Vessels

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 second blog, Feminizing Brutalism: Ruby Neri and Her Giant Vessels, Brandes discusses how her research into Neri led her to question her concepts of masculine and feminine art.and how interest in the 1970s Chicano artist collective Asco and how it helped chart her path to the ceramic arts.

In a review of Neri’s 2019 show at the David Kordansky Gallery, Leah Ollman from the L.A. Times described Neri’s work as closing the gender gap in large ceramic sculpture by using a sense of machisma, in opposition to the male-gendered machismo. This description resonated with me as someone who is fairly new to researching ceramic’s history. In the 1950s and 60s, leading ceramic artists such as Viola Frey and Nancy Selvin were breaking away from the studio potter tradition started by the previous generation of California ceramicists. At the same time, Peter Voulkos and his peers were creating large brutalist works that critics tied to masculinity. Neri’s oversized works challenge the notion that large scale work is tied to masculinity, while also leading the current generation of women artists, many of whom are now using their work to discuss important themes of identity and politics.

Making In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics

On View: March 14–August 23, 2020

Making in Between - AMOCAMaking In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics examines the works of six first- and second-generation Chinese American ceramic artists from the United States and provides a basis for dialog and inter-cultural exchange during an era fraught with international tensions.

Southern California has significant Chinese-American heritage and is home to the third-largest community in the United States of Americans with Chinese ancestry. Through cultural, geographic, and historic lenses, the exhibition invites visitors to explore and engage with the contemporary Chinese American artistic experience.

Ricky Maldonado, “Vertigo IV,” 2008. Terracotta and glazes. Photo from New Acquisitions: Julianne and David Armstrong.
AMOCA members and residents of the City of Pomona can reserve complimentary tickets online. As a thank-you to our community, 500 complimentary tickets will be available to residents of Pomona during the month of July. Tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online at least one day in advance.
Not a member? Become one today and come visit us!

Tickets will be available in July for August Admission
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.

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!

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
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 Museum is currently closed

The Crocker Art Museum is temporarily closed to the public, and all programs, tours, classes, and events through May 31 have been postponed or canceled. This is a proactive measure to preserve the health and well-being of our visitors and staff, and to support the city of Sacramento’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as possible. While you are home, we will do our best to provide fresh ways to engage with art and one another on our social platforms, so we can all stay connected. Follow us @crockerart for updates and new content.

Main: (916) 808-7000, Membership: (916) 808-6730 216 O Street

WATSONVILLE

Pajaro Valley ArtsPajaro Valley Arts presents Sierra Azul  Nursery and Garden
July 1 – Oct. 31

E-postcard announcement for this real, physical sculpture garden exhibition  There are a few ACGA members in the show, both clay and glass:  Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham,  Peggy Snider

ARTS RESOURCES FOR THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

This time of social distancing, school, and workspace closures continues to be very tough going for so many of us. Some have lost friends and loved ones. Others are coping the best they can under difficult constraints. Many of our friends in the arts community are rising to the challenge to share valuable information and resources like those below. Please let us know of sites and articles you have found helpful that NCECA might share in the days and weeks ahead.

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resource and Response Center includes links to webinars, studies, helpful blog articles, and a running list of opportunities some of which are limited by geographical region or artistic discipline.

 CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund
CERF+ emergency assistance is available to established artists working in a craft discipline who have earned the majority of their livelihoods from artmaking and are in need of immediate financial assistance. CERF+ grants typically total around $3,000. https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/

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

NEWLETTER July 2020

ACGA July Newsletter 2020

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Without the shows and deadlines to bracket my daily life, it’s pretty easy to get lost in days of clay and pots, and that is an OK place to be. That they demand so much tending is a good thing. Their needs keep me grounded, and even though it, vertical, seems as though I rarely know what the actual day of the week is, the pots provide a different knowledge and rhythm that soothes. Time passes quite differently listening mostly to them.

And then, there is the garden.  Had those tomatoes not grown so tall and the peas not finished bearing, I might not believe that July is really here. Daily excursions to water, tend and harvest offer additional confirmation of the passage of time as well as the promise that this pandemic will pass. The trick for me is to incorporate some of the lessons from this time into life going forward, whatever that will look like.

But for now, it feels like life is less defined by the external world. The pace of the drying pots and the growing vegetables appear to rule the roost, and that’s OK with me.

Despite these musings, there are realities in this potter’s life that burst in like California fog. I chose to invest energy into online sales and as a result, I get to wear new hats; photographer, up-loader and shipping manager, to name a few.  It’s fun and different, but the truth is, I miss our events, I miss seeing customers face to face. Nothing beats that connection!

So, next best thing….Customers and artist alike, read below about the new 10 Days of ACGA…online!  Please support craft and the creative spirit….check it out, it will debut August 1st

Cheryl Costantini
potters@sonic.net

10 Days of ACGA Online

10 DAYS OF ACGA…Online!

August 1 – 10, 2020

Dear ACGA Artists,

Woo Hoo! We have a name and dates!

In this email you will find the link to submit your form and payment to be part of this new fun event. Please you MUST submit it by the deadline of July 7.

Remember, you do not need to have an Etsy or other shop to participate. For those of you who might want to or are in the process of setting something up, remember all we need now from you is the URL. You have till opening day to finish setting it up. Also, your URL might be your Facebook or Instagram … It can be all 3. Minimally it can be your phone or email. The point is to offer customers a way to contact and buy your things.

Your image needs to be 500 KB or smaller. I know that resizing can be hard for some … me included. Please, if you need help, I am going to suggest that you google it. Input all details pertinent to your situation. For me, it might look like ‘ How to resize an image on a Mac in Photos” . Change and save your image before you begin the form. Vertical is best.

You will notice the donation section. I actually think that this is pretty cool as it gives customers a bit of info about us. it makes it more personal, and that is a good thing.

The next email will include a banner to use in advertising and your emails and other postings. It will also discuss the importance of us all putting in effort to make this happen. I will not know what kind of advertising budget we will have to work with till the final numbers are in. This will work if we ALL post to social media … more on that next time.

For now…. GET THIS FORM SUBMITTED! Here is the link…https://form.jotform.com/201797765608166

ACGA EXHIBITION NEWS

Davis Art CenterThe Davis Art Center exhibit: ACGA in Focus

Ian Bassett - ACGA Ceramics in Focus - Davis Art Center
The exhibit is up on our website. It is a good example of the ways we promote ACGA & its members. See a full view of the participating artists at https://acga.net/2020-davis-center/

MEMBER NEWS

Lee Middleman
Julia Feld

LEE MIDDLEMAN & JULIA FELD

Lee Middleman’s and Julia Feld’s art pieces (3 each) have been accepted into the 9th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium. Normally the symposium is held in August, but this year only the exhibition will be held from August 12, 2020 to January 7, 2021. The exhibition will be held at the Changchun International Ceramic Art Museum in Changchun, the capital of northeast China’s Jilin province.
Since 2011, Changchun has held 8 sessions of the China Changchun International Ceramics Works Symposium (International Ceramics Competition). At present, the Ceramics Gallery has collected more than 800 works created by more than 220 artists from 51 countries and regions in five continents.

Lee’s works selected are a Red Diamond Globe, a Winter Sun Flower, and a Jade Sea Urchin Vase and will be a part of the museum’s permanent collection. Julia’s are Modesty, Passion and Envy.

*****
Lee recently opened a ceramics gallery shop on ETSY, “take a look and give a “like” to the shop.
The ETSY link is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeeMiddleman Thanks.”

Alpha Fired Arts

4675 Aldona Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841(916) 484-4424
“We are currently open for In Store Shopping and Curbside Pickup with reduced store hours, Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Closed Saturday & Sunday. We have resumed our Firing Service!
New Summer Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm; Closed Sunday & Monday”
http://www.alphafiredarts.comhttp://www.alphafiredarts.com

CERF+The Artist's Safety Net
CERF+ Announces Launch of COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for Artists
CERF+ — the Artists Safety Net is pleased to announce the launch of a COVID-19 Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis.
As part of CERF+’s broader COVID-19 crisis response strategies, this special program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to meet urgent food, housing, and/or health insecurities. The grants will be awarded in two cycles: the deadline for the first round will be July 29, and the second will be September 9. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists.
“CERF+ recognizes that artists, who are so vital to the health of our communities, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic with the sudden loss of income because of canceled shows, residencies, exhibitions, teaching opportunities, and other income-generating activities,” notes CERF+ Executive Director, Cornelia Carey. “We acknowledge that this is a small program relative to the significant need, and we look forward to rolling out additional programs to assist with recovery.”

www.cerfplus.org        802.229.2306       info@cerfplus.org

COVID-19 Relief Grant – CERF+ is launching the COVID-19 Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis.

As part of CERF+’s broader COVID-19 crisis response strategies, this special program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to meet urgent food, housing and/or health insecurities. The grants will be awarded in two cycles: the application opens July 8th and the deadline for the first round will be July 29th, the second will be September 9th. Priority will be given to eligible artists facing the most severe financial pressures, and CERF+ will ensure that funds are dispersed throughout the country. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists.
https://cerfplus.org/cerf-covid-19-relief-grant/?org=808&lvl=100&ite=2242&lea=2181869&ctr=0&par=1&trk=

annuity.orgOn behalf of Annuity.org: a site dedicated to providing the most accurate financial content to help heighten financial health in our country.

In light of the pandemic we are facing with COVID-19, we understand many individuals and organizations have been impacted. I wanted to share the free information we provide that I feel would be of great value to users looking for more information about the economic impact, small business help, federal benefits – along with much, much more. You can read our guide below:

annuity.org/financial-literacy/covid-19-financial-guide/
annuity.org/annuities/  (In case you had any annuity questions!)

EXHIBITIONS

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

AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL
The Queue: Kitchen Table Series

A weekly roundup for and by the craft community, the Kitchen Table series of The Queue introduces you to the makers, writers, curators, and more featured in the most recent issue of American Craft. We invite them to share their shortlist of exciting projects, people to follow, and content to consume to help you stay dialed into what’s hot in the world of making.

SANDOR KATZ ON THE CRAFT OF FOOD AND NEW FERMENTATION EXPERIMENTS

Featured in “From Passion to Plate” in the June/July 2020 issue of American Craft, Sandor Katz is an author and educator, and is regarded as a guru of all things fermentation. He has experimented widely in this realm, taught hundreds of workshops all around the world, and written two books on the subject: Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation.

What are your thoughts on the relationship between craft and food? Everything about food involves craft and technique, from growing it to harvesting it and storing it correctly, to milling, sprouting, fermenting, cooking, and all the other processes that transform the raw products of agriculture into all the things we love to eat and drink. Read more.

“My work empowering people with fermentation skills is motivated by my desire to see more people get their hands into food crafting.”
~ Sandor Katz
https://craftcouncil.org/post/queue-sandor-katz

Korsha Wilson

KORSHA WILSON ON HONORING KITCHEN INNOVATORS AND THE POWER OF THE COLLECTIVE VOICE

Korsha Wilson is a food writer and host of the weekly podcast A Hungry Society, which explores the intersection of race, class, and gender in dining and culinary spaces and communities. Read more about Korsha in “Thinking with your Hands,” an interview between her and American Craft Council board member Sarah K. Khan in the June/July 2020 issue of American Craft.
@korshawilson @ahungrysociety

https://craftcouncil.org/post/queue-korsha-wilson

“Thinking with your Hands” explores the relationship between craft and cooking and the lessons to be learned in the ways we make, share, and savor.

BERKELEY

TRAX GALLERY
Tea pot by Sandy SimonHello All TRAX friends and fans!  Summer is upon us.
You can purchase pots online at traxgallery.com many great pots by great potters’.
TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October, (minus the virus).
Our next exhibition will be in November with Mike Helke, Kari Radasch,
Jenny Mendes, and Scott Parady.  

TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October, (minus the virus).  Jenny Mendes, and a surprise!

Tea Pot by ACGA Member Sandy Simon

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

Prior to October, if you want to make an appointment or have an item shipped, you can by emailing or texting Miles McCreary who is on the premises:  1.510.908.1580 email: miles.mccreary@gmail.com

CROCKETT

Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art  will be Closed until it is Safe to Open.
Our Upcoming Show with Lisa Reinertson and Francoise LeClerc will be rescheduled.

The gallery is empty with the exception of Francoise LeClerc’s piece “Parallax” and the morning sun through the east facing windows.
Art lives here. Art will continue to live here. Joanne and Gerald Epperson have been making a space for Art since 1996. Their mission, their support and passion for the Arts will continue. Stay safe, stay well.

Please keep Joanne and Gerald in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for your continued support.
-Suzanne M Long
suzannelong@eppersongallery.com         510-787-2925
510-787-2925
Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art, 1400 Pomona Street, Crockett CA 510-787-2915
www.eppersongallery.com

DAVIS

Davis Art Center

If you have not linked on it lately – ACGA.net – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent 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 Center for the Arts

Kevin Snipes Ceramics

Beth Lo ceramicsEsther ShimazuSupport the Arts from Home!

To reduce overcrowding and risk of spreading germs, this sale hopes to encourage people to enjoy their staycation by browsing artwork from home.  Perfect for gift-giving or adding to your own collection, these unique pieces offer something for everyone. Support the arts today by visiting our online store and checking  out our Social Distancing Sale!

Kevin Snipes, 2020 – Cup 1        Beth Lo, 2020 Girl & Boy Plate    Esther Shimazu, 2020 – Red Bull

https://www.shop.natsoulas.com/social-distance-specials
Location: 521 First St. Davis, CA 95616

EMERYVILLE

Bullseye Resource Center
Important Pickup and Sales Announcements for Resource Center Bay Area
Contact-free order and pickup:
Your local Bullseye Glass Resource Center is currently closed to in-person shopping. We welcome your orders via phone or email and will call you to schedule a pickup at a later time. Greater Bay Area] Bullseye Resource Center
4514 Hollis St.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm – 510.595.1318
bayarea@bullseyeglass.com

LAFAYETTE

Jennifer Perlmutter Fine Art

Small footprint - Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Jennifer Perlmutter Pop-Up Gallery is hosting  Small Footprint art exhibit featuring re-purposed and up-cycled material that has been given new life.  The show includes wall art, sculptures and installations made from alternative materials.

Up-cycling is the process of turning waste, often of the sort that is usually considered “un-recyclable”, into something that is useful or of value. A popular form of up-cycling involves creating art with items of waste, and the results can be spectacular!

The show includes a variety of Bay Area artists and our guest artist Joe Bologna – Artwork by Deborah Benioff Friedman
Hours: By appt. during Covid19 – 925-284-1485
3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Corner of Moraga Rd. and Mt. Diablo Blvd.)
Lafayette, CA 94549

LOS ANGELES – Craft in America

Here Now - A Humble LegacyHere/Now | A Humble Legacy: Two Exhibitions of Yunomi
7/18/2020 – 9/19/2020
https://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibition/here-now-a-humble-legacy-two-exhibitions-of-yunomi
Upon the centennial of the founding of Leach Pottery, the Craft in America Center is pleased to present two exhibitions celebrating the cup as object and the impact of Bernard Leach on studio ceramics.

A Humble Legacy is an exhibition of approximately two dozen works of historic and contemporary cups made by a selection of artists affiliated with Leach Pottery and others who continue in its legacy. Master potters Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada established St. Ives Pottery (Leach Pottery) in Cornwall, England in 1920, and their impact on 20th century ceramics cannot be overstated. Leach’s conception of the artist-potter and his advocacy for studio pottery in England came at a time when industrially-produced ceramics were dominant. His role in communicating Eastern ceramic tradition to the West, had a ripple effect on the global history of contemporary studio ceramics. The utilitarian cups, or yunomi, featured in this exhibition speak to Leach’s ideology and outlook. This international exhibition is organized in consultation with former Leach apprentice, Jeff Oestreich, who worked at the pottery from 1969-1971.

Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi is a ceramic cup invitational, which will consist of a small group of ceramic artists asked to construct a series of yunomi. The cylinder, being the root structure of most ceramic objects, leads to the yunomi, which can be playful and quickly made. The yunomi is a foundational form for most makers-inviting many options, directions, and intent. These are a range of contemporary vessel makers who are dedicated to rethinking traditional ideas. Using the cup as a launching point, this exhibition explores the historical ideal of the humble, anonymous Japanese potter juxtaposed with the American idealism of self-experience.

OJAI

Beatrice WoodBeatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Take a Virtual Tour of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=hvSY-lT9VNg&feature=emb_logo
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will reopen on July 6th, for tours only, by appointment. The number of visitors will be limited, required to wear masks and maintaining physical distance with others while inside the buildings will be mandatory. We will be following guidance and protocols provided by the State of California to provide a safe environment for visitors. Tours can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail

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

Online Exhibition – Ojai Studio Artists – Ojai Visions – Part 2Sooz Glazebrook
July 11 – August 29, 2020
An exhibition of works by Ojai Studio Artists measuring less than 18″ x 24″. Ojai Studio Artists is a nonprofit working to promote art awareness, preparing the next generation of artists, and celebrating the importance of the arts.

“Ojai Visions: Part 2”, featuring smaller-scale works by artist members of Ojai Studio Artists, is being presented on Artsy

Click here to view the exhibition:
https://www.artsy.net/show/beatrice-wood-center-for-the-arts-ojai-visions-part-two

POMONA

AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art

We’re Reopening!
After more than three months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that we are reopening!  Read on for exciting new developments, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Making In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics

On View: March 14–August 23, 2020

Making in Between - AMOCAMaking In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics examines the works of six first- and second-generation Chinese American ceramic artists from the United States and provides a basis for dialog and inter-cultural exchange during an era fraught with international tensions.

Southern California has significant Chinese-American heritage and is home to the third-largest community in the United States of Americans with Chinese ancestry. Through cultural, geographic, and historic lenses, the exhibition invites visitors to explore and engage with the contemporary Chinese American artistic experience.

Ricky Maldonado, “Vertigo IV,” 2008. Terracotta and glazes. Photo from New Acquisitions: Julianne and David Armstrong.
AMOCA members and residents of the City of Pomona can reserve complimentary tickets online. As a thank-you to our community, 500 complimentary tickets will be available to residents of Pomona during the month of July. Tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online at least one day in advance.
Not a member? Become one today and come visit us in July!

Tickets will be available in July for August Admission
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.

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!

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

SACRAMENTO

ALPHA FIRED ARTS

John Klaiber

SAN FRANCISCO

Asian Art Museum – Temporarily Closed

https://asianart.org/museumfromhome/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CATLcitlsyq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Chinese scholars who created beautiful calligraphy surrounded themselves with equally decorative calligraphy tools. Despite their utilitarian functions, these objects often displayed intricate motifs. Can you spot the cranes on top of the ink stick container? A crane paired with the pine tree is a powerful emblem of longevity.

200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102
Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
200 Larkin St. • San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500

SEBASTOPOL

Sebastopol Center for the Arts - Pandemic Transformations“Pandemic Transformation”
International ONLINE Juried Exhibition,
JUNE 6 – JULY 18, 2020
https://sebarts.org/visual-arts/current-exhibitions/

WATSONVILLE

Pajaro Valley ArtsPajaro Valley Arts presents Sierra Azul  Nursery and Garden
July 1 – Oct. 31

E-postcard announcement for this real, physical sculpture garden exhibition  There are a few ACGA members in the show, both clay and glass:  Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham,  Peggy Snider

RESIDENCIES

2020 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/

Res Artis –

Encounter the World in Residencies.
Explore the listings here: www.resartis.org/en/
Arts residencies are at a global standstill. By our very nature of facilitating quality international and national arts and cultural exchange, the field of arts residencies is one of the hardest hit.

Res Artis: Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies is partnering with UCL (University College London) to conduct this survey to assess the true impact of COVID-19 specifically on the arts residencies field. This survey first examines the immediate impact; and then we will ask respondents to complete two further short surveys to analyse the medium-term; and long-term effects.

You don’t need to be a Res Artis Member or affiliated to UCL to complete this survey. We urge all artists and arts residency organisations around the globe to complete this form so that Res Artis in partnership with UCL can advocate for support, much-needed resources and emergency funding on behalf of the sector. It will help us all, as a collective whole, gain a deeper understanding of the situation and how we might work together to rebuild and strengthen the field.

The survey below should take approximately 10 minutes of your time, but the results will be long-lasting. Thank you for contributing to this important research and data collection.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/resimpact1

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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SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

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

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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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(707) 545-6528
5240 Aero Dr,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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