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

Newsletter September – October 2021

ACGA May Newsletter 2020

President’s Message

President's Message July -Aug Newletter - Cheryl CostantiniIt is with an enormous amount of joy that I, and the entire ACGA community, celebrate the return of The Clay and Glass Festival. We are grateful to the Palo Alto Art Center for continuing to provide the lovely venue where we can safely be outdoors and share our work with the public. It has, and continues to be, a challenging time, but I believe that the power of creativity and beauty help mitigate the trying times and enrich our lives. We look forward to seeing many of you on September 11 and 12.

As a volunteer organization, ACGA relies on its’ members to make things happen. I would Like to acknowledge the long-time serving board members for their continuing efforts on behalf of us all. Jan, Lee, April, and Bonita, thank you for your long-time service. Sally, Emil, Joe, Trudy, thank you as well, your continued support is appreciated! And to our newest board members, Ian, Chelsea and Mari, thank you for stepping up, you all are awesome, and add real value to the group. All of these people make ACGA happen. Check out their bios on the ACGA website to get to know them better. https://acga.net/board-of-directors/ You too can make a difference. I would like to encourage those of you who have a bit of extra time, some passion for the arts, perhaps some organizational or creative skills to consider joining the board or offering your skills through volunteering. We meet monthly via Zoom, so no longer does living far away limit participation. Even if at some point we reinstate our monthly dinners and meetings, a new member could certainly still participate via Zoom. Board elections happen at the end of the year. Please reach out to me if you would like more info. It’s a great group of people and we would love to welcome you aboard. New ideas are central to any healthy organization. Since joining the board 4 years ago, my vision and goals for ACGA have circled around developing a more sustainable, forward thinking, inclusive organization that can meet the needs of both existing members as well as the next generation of Clay and Glass artists. I welcome your thoughts and ideas – feel free to email me!

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

Exhibition News

What Remains - Radius GalleryWhat Remains - Radius Gallery

RADIUS GALLERY
August 4th – September 12th

What Remains

Over 40 works by nineteen ACGA Artists, demonstrating the depth, breadth and process of clay and glass mediums. The exhibit includes a range of interpretations of the concept of “What Remains” – whether it be focused on process and technique, or social or cultural narrative. The work ranges from utilitarian, figurative, and sculptural pieces, to installations.

Juried by Ann Hazels, Director, Radius Gallery

Pictured at left: Mari Emori, Lynne Mead, Rose Hagan, Liz Crain and Sally Fairfax

Exhibiting Artists: James Aarons, Susana Arias, Sylvia Chesson, Liz Crain, Mari Emori, Sally Fairfax, Janet Fullmer-Bajorek, Rose Hagan, Sonja Hinrichsen, Chris Johnson, Joseph Kowalczyk, Lynne Meade, Jane Peterman, Bruce Pizzichillo, Margaret Realica, Miki Shim, Cynthia Siegel, Daniel Stingle, Melissa Woodburn

RADIUS GALLERY
1050 River St Unit 127
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

International Conference

From Judith Schwartz and Forwarded by Jan Schachter

“I am emailing to let you know about an international conference coming up this month that I feel confident you will want to know about, register for and inform your professional community about.

It will mark the 49th Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), in collaboration with the Arctic Ceramics Center (ACC), and will take place online on September 22 and 23, 2021.

The Theme: “On the Edge” reflects not only the location of the Congress (Lapland) but the pulse of our time as we emerge from the global pandemic.

The program of this two-day virtual meeting includes international speakers, national and international exhibitions, presentations by IAC members on current issues that effect our time and opportunities for interactive discussions. The conference hopes to develop critical positions as it moves into a post Covid world and provides a framework for these primary topics of exploration: Signals from the Future, Social and Political Realities, Locality and Materiality and Making and Wellbeing.

“On the Edge” is particularly significant as it provides an opportunity to re-imagine, rethink and restart a dialog that addresses both mainstream and margins within ceramic art, design and crafts. We will bring together communities of artists, researchers, collectors, curators, writers, historians, and gallerists in a unique forum.

Information to register is found at the following link:
https://rovaniemi-posio2021.aic-iac.org.

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

Claudia Tarantino Workshop

Claudia Tarantino WorkshopZoom Workshop
When: September 4th 2021
Time: 1 to 4 p.m. PST
Where: Online through Zoom Webinar
Description: Claudia Tarantino works with porcelain to create trompe l’oeil sculpture. Her works are comprised of multiple objects assembled into a narrative still life. In her workshop Claudia will demonstrate her handbuilding techniques with an emphasis on detail in forming, underglazing and china paint application. She will also discuss the aesthetics of composition and the adhesives used in the final assembly of the work.

Claudia is a two-time recipient of Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grants and she exhibits nationally and is in numerous private collections and museums. She and her husband, Bill Abright, maintain a studio together in San Anselmo, CA.

Register Now: https://www.shop.natsoulas.com/upcomingworkshops/p/claudia-tarantino-zoom-workshop

To view all workshops, click here.

Lee Middleman

Lee MiddlemanThree of Lee Middleman’s ceramic artworks have been purchased for the 10th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium this summer. Changchun is the capital of northeast China’s Jilin province. The exhibition runs from August 5 to November 15, 2021. One piece, shown here (l) is entitled: Desert Pine Tribute, 12″ tall.

Vicki Gunter

Vicki Gunter
Vicki is in several shows:
Posies: A Pocketful
Gearbox Gallery in Oakland
Curated by Ruth Santee
Aug 26 – Oct 2, 2021
770 West Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
510-271-0822
info@gearboxgallery.com

Women Artists Make Their Mark
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
Juried by Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray
Aug 9–Oct 1, 2021

Menagerie
Epperson Gallery
Juried by Ariel Bowman
July 23, 2021 – September 12, 2021

Lynn Wood

Workshop by Lynn WoodA Workshop was taught by Lynn Wood at the Mendocino Art Center.

This workshop was about enhancing one’s hand-built work by combining a number of surface techniques using textures, colored slips, and underglazes. The techniques that were covered include slip trailing, using commercial and DIY stencils, DIY underglaze transfers, mono printing, underglaze inlay and more…adding some color techniques into the surface toolbox.

To see all workshops, please click here.

Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa“Kathy and I have been keeping ourselves busy. Last May we delivered 50 pieces of our work for a big project for a major search engine company and few weeks after we got fully vaccinated!

We have few shows in fall and new items available on our online store.

Hope to see you hear from you soon! Until then, please stay safe and healthy!”

Sincerely, Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Ikebana Containers for Professionals and Artists: ikebanavase.com
OFAD Seminar, Organization of Floral Art Designers
October 7 – 10, 2021, https://ofad.design/
Our studio is now open on Wednesdays and Sundays by appointment.

Natasha Dikareva

Natalie DikarevaKansas City has Dogota for the 14th Contemporary Figurative Art Show.
https://mailchi.mp/9f61c88aa270/13th-contemporary-figurative-show-13358922?fbclid=IwAR270PKmMyf1HN6JtfKHDmAuA5TRYLkRY-Eb69mdXUQ35kEXVt_0SxCrELs

In Exeter, my piece won best in show and quickly found a new home! You can read about it here on the CarriageTowne News: https://www.carriagetownenews.com/news/lifestyles/best-in-show-winner/article_a59c34bc-d9c4-11eb-81e8-4bfc8d2d9ba5.html

“Forest Diaries” arrived safely to the Arc Gallery in San Francisco and I am showing them at the 12th Annual invitational FourSquared exhibition. Arc Gallery, 11246 Folsom St, San Francisco
Exhibition runs: August 28 – October 9, 2021

In September, I’ll be bringing two of my sculptures for the Honoring, an Attleboro Arts Museum Invitational Exhibition Inspired by Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise poem.
I dedicated both of my sculptures to the nurses. “How much can you take?” draws on the idea of bodily knowledge of how to heal oneself.
Exhibition runs: September 18 – September 25, 2021.

Another piece has found a new home in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was shown for less than a month at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery.
“I am happy to see my work being appreciated here.”

Forrest Lesch-Middelton

Forrest Lesch-MiddeltonThis year’s American Pottery Festival hosted by the amazing folks at Northern Clay Center is all virtual and offers amazing workshops and an online gallery for shopping. It is their biggest annual fundraiser and it is incredible! I’m selling work from my collaborative project with Arash Shirinbab, “Contain and Serve”.

Sale is live and workshops have already started!
www.nccshop.org/american-pottery-festival

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

ABRAMS 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.
Video Tour: https://abramsclaghornshop.com/collections/one-nest-earthworks

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
Please visit TRAX online!  If you’d like an in person visit, before we reopen regular hours in October, please text or call Gianna our gallery assistant, Giana at 707.290.3305

Bede Clarke at Trax Gallery“I don’t separate pots by how they were fired or made but by the feeling they occupy – their ‘being.’ I am on friendly terms with wood kilns and electric kilns, high fire and low fire. No matter the technique it really only holds merit if it leads to ‘good’ pots.”
-Bede Clarke, excerpt from artist statement

Bede ClarkeBede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992. He received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982). Bede’s work is found in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

The soul of a pot, its “being,” is born in the hands of the potter and grows through the relationship you create with it: the ritual of pouring hot water into a teapot, the intention behind placing flowers in your beloved vase, the simple pleasure of a beautiful, functional object.

Go to TRAX Gallery’s website, where you will find Bede’s work as well other artist’s work.

Our next exhibition is in November with Mark Pharis, Noah Riedell, Birdie Boone and Candace Methe

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

MILL VALLEY

O’HANLON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Women Artists Making Their MarkArtists Making Their Mark 2021
Gallery Exhibits, Online Exhibits
Juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray

August 10 – October 1, 2021

Artist Roundtable Discussion on Zoom with Dr. Peller Marion:
Tuesday, August 10, 4 p.m.

POETRY: SUZ LIPMAN

Continuing our 14th annual show devoted to women artists, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is committed to amplifying the creative vision of today’s women artists across the globe and helping to bring more gender equity to the world of art.

Women Artists Making Their Mark 2021 is dedicated to living working artists know and yet to be discovered: women artists making their mark and changing the landscape of contemporary art.

© 2011-2019 O’Hanlon Center for the Arts • 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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

Through September 12th
Ariel Bowman: Lumiere
Ariel Bowman ARTIST STATEMENT:
Lumiere - Ariel BowmanI make sculptures of prehistoric animals that represent the wonder to be found in natural his- tory. I am intrigued by animals that evolved with distinct features, such as unfamiliar tusks, strange elongated limbs, and unusual proportions. I use clay to bring these extinct creatures back to life, sculpting folds of flesh and filling their bellies with air.

The picturesque aesthetic of the eighteenth century refers to a time when our relationship to nature was being expanded by scientific discoveries, yet separated by the disappearance of wild places. Each scene that I create is a fantasy inspiring curiosity about the unknown animal, while nourishing the imagination of the viewer with intricate details. Mysterious giants wander through palatial ruins, discovering the overgrown remains of monuments to human greatness. Moss and vines cover the fossils of civilization, and show the effects of time in their decay.

Menagerie - Epperson GalleryMy work uses reflective nostalgia to present these extinct animals in the context of human history. The combination of such contrasting timelines questions reality, and rekindles a fascination with the animal world.
Friday – Sunday, 11AM – 5PM
Anytime by Appointment – 510.787.2925.
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 is virtual.

JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY
Collectible CupsCollectible Cups!
from Patti Warashina, Keith Schneider, and Bill Abright
Cat cup by Patti Warashina, porcelain, 2021

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

PENCE GALLERY

Viola FreyIn conjunction with NCECA 2022 The Pence Gallery in Davis CA is mounting an exhibition honoring the Legacy of Viola Frey, the creativity she unleashed and the women artists she encouraged. This CCA(C) exhibition will include current faculty and grads with an emphasis on the inventiveness Viola fostered that thrives today in CCA’s ceramic program.

I am asking you to make a contributions of $100 to the Pence Gallery to support this historic exhibition and accompanying catalog but any amount is invaluable. Your donation is tax deductible: Pence is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization. You will be acknowledged as a contributor in the catalog and in the exhibition. Please leave a note when you donate that your gift is intended to support the CCA/NCECA exhibit.

https://pencegallery.z2systems.com/np/clients/pencegallery/donation.jsp
or mail your contribution to
Pence Gallery
212 ‘D’ Street
Davis CA 95616
Thanks for your support,
Nancy Selvin

Pence Gallery
212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 | phone 530.758.3370 | fax 530.758.4670 |
Open Hours Tue-Sun 11:30 AM – 5 PM

OAKLAND

GEARBOX GALLERYPosies: A Pocketful
Posies: A Pocketful

Throughout history, flowers have commanded human attention. Our relationship with flowers is special. In many ways it is symbiotic. Wild flowers being the exception, most flowers are cultivated and require human care. In return, flowers provide us with a rich cultural, and sensory experience. There are countless cultural and scientific references to flowers throughout history.  Humans have designated the flower as a symbol of birth, death, love and honor. We adorn our bodies, our homes, our churches and our graveyards with them.  We pick them, plant them, buy them, pollinate with them, draw them, sculpt them, dry them, eat them, preserve them and heal with them. For most people flowers carry enormous symbolism, provide soothing sympathy and are an integral part of many of cultural ceremonies. Flowers heighten our awareness. By using all of our senses, our continued relationship with flowers connects us to each other and the environment.

OJAI

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Jon KeenanJon Keenan – Recent Work

Through May 1, 2022
Beato Gallery
An exhibition of new work in porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware by Jon Keenan

NOTICE OF A DETOUR TO THE CENTER

The bridge at the entrance to Happy Valley is closed for repairs. Please see the map below for the detour to visit the Center.

Follow the signs for the temporary detour
to “Besant Hill School”.

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

LOS ANGELES

CRAFT IN AMERICA

This video contains important information for all of us.
On the Craft in America website: https://www.craftinamerica.org/talk/eco-responsible-ceramic-studios

LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum

Watts Towers
1/16/2021 – 8/21/2021
Learn how Conservator Elisabetta Perfetti conducts repairs at the Watts Towers, a mosaic sculpture in South Los Angeles built in 1921 by artist Simon Rodia.
https://unframed.lacma.org/2021/08/11/filling-cracks-simon-rodias-monumental-watts-towers?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MKT|WeeklyUpdate|Aug30–Sep5&utm_content=version_A&sourceNumber=

POMONA

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

The 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.

Don Reitz - Amoca Pomona

Don Reitz – Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal

The exhibition Don Reitz: Life is not a Dress Rehearsal features the work of Don Reitz, an artist broadly recognized as one of the most influential American ceramic artists of the last century. Known by many in the ceramics community as “Mr. Salt” for his role in almost single-handedly reviving the salt-fire tradition in American studio ceramics, the New York Times recognized Reitz as “one of a small cadre of midcentury artisans who expanded the medium to include immense, intellectually provocative works of abstract art” (New York Times, March 30, 2014). This exhibition will add to the significant body of scholarship on Reitz’s work with new research on the well-known but largely unstudied “Sara Series” (1983-91). This exhibition will feature, together for the first time, over 40 works from this series.

Mind Matter - AMOCAMind Matter
Five Bay Area Sculptors • August 14, 2021–January 23, 2022
Since the 1950s, the Bay Area has provided fertile ground for ceramic experimentation and innovation. Abstract Expressionism, Bay Area Figurative, and Funk movements fueled an art scene in Northern California, christening it as a leading center of progressive art and thought in the mid-twentieth century.

Colleges and universities in Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, and Davis became distinguished epicenters of vanguard ceramic education. Students flocked to study with luminary artists/educators Robert Arneson, Karen Breschi, Viola Frey, Jim Melchert, Ron Nagel, and Peter Voulkos as they created new and alternative ways to investigate the vast potential of ceramics. These artists had a significant influence on the next generation of Northern California artists, five of which are highlighted in this exhibition.

MIND MATTER: Five Bay Area Sculptors assembles over 80 works by Robert Brady, Arthur Gonzalez, Beverly Mayeri, Nancy Selvin, and Richard Shaw. Each investigates clay’s materiality while evoking profound expressions of life experiences, contemporary issues, psychological explorations, and reflections of popular culture. The wildly divergent approaches to artmaking of these five artists continue to be a touchstone for new generations of artists working in ceramics.

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

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

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

Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass
International Terminal – Departures – Level 3

August 10, 2021 – September 25, 2022

Marvin LipofskyMarvin Lipofsky (1938–2016) was a founding member of the American studio glass movement. Throughout his career, Lipofsky explored the limits of form and color in glass and helped to elevate the medium to a fine art. Lipofsky’s most prolific period featured glass sculpture that was initiated in a collaborative setting, such as a factory or workshop, and then finished in his home studio in Berkeley, California. Whether it was created stateside or in a foreign country, each sculptural series is unique and reflects the culture and environment in which it was made.

Lipofsky was an innovative force in the early years of experimentation with studio glass. He studied with Harvey Littleton and his first group of glassblowing students at the University of Wisconsin and received MFA and MS degrees in Sculpture in 1964. Later that year, Lipofsky founded a studio glass program at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by another program in 1967 at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) in Oakland. Lipofsky invited glassmakers from across the country and around the world to lecture and demonstrate at both schools, beginning in 1968 when he inaugurated the annual Great California Glass Symposium to bring artists and students even closer together.

Marvin LipofskyDuring the 1970s, Lipofsky refined his formula for creating collaborative glass sculpture. The first stage was fast-paced and involved a number of glassmakers working in concert with one another over a handful of days. Multiple layers of clear and colored glass were heated in a furnace and rolled onto the end of a blowpipe. Once the hot glass was blown into a suitable bubble, it was placed into a mold to form its initial shape. Upon return to his Berkeley studio, Lipofsky shifted to a more reflective and contemplative approach. He spent countless hours with a diamond saw, pneumatic grinder, belt sander, and sandblasting cabinet, sculpting his blown glass forms into lively and organic expressions of studio craft.

Marvin LipofskyFor close to five decades, Lipofsky worked in glass factories and workshops in more than twenty-five countries on five different continents, earning him the title of the “roving ambassador of glass.” A master of adapting to different cultures, he excelled at transcending language barriers and making efficient use of the resources at hand. Discarded molds, surplus glass, and the experience of his colleagues all lent a distinct character to each of his collaborative series. With great respect for glassmakers and their unique environments, Lipofsky consistently followed the path of local talent and molten glass to stunning and surprising outcomes.

Marvin Lipofsky working with Stefan Stefko and team, Nový Bor, Czechoslovakia [Czech Republic] 1986
photograph by Karel Bartonicek
Courtesy of Marvin Lipofsky Studio
R2020.1501.026

CALLS FOR ENTRY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Alameda County Arts Commission

PUBLIC ART – CALL FOR ARTISTS

Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (10:59pm Pacific Time)

Alameda County Artist Registry

The Alameda County Arts Commission invites visual artists to submit an application to the new Alameda County Artist Registry, a prequalified list of artists that will be used for upcoming public art opportunities managed by the Alameda County Arts Commission. Public art opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists that will include outdoor and indoor projects with a range of budgets and will be appropriate for artists working in a variety of materials and styles. Open to artists from the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo.View the complete Call for Artists at: https://bit.ly/ArtistRegistryCall
Applications for the Artist Registry must be submitted online through the CaFÉ™ website by Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (10:59pm Pacific Time) at: https://bit.ly/ACCAFElink

QUESTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact the Office of the Alameda County Arts Commission at (510) 208-9646 or artscommission@acgov.org.

Deadline: DROP OFF SUBMISSIONS IN PERSON: September 24 & 25, 2021

Enter the 17th Annual Wabi-Sabi – IN GALLERY O’Hanlon Center Show

“…celebrating the simple, the rustic, the unassuming; the dignity of things imperfect, uncontrolled and incomplete; the transient beauty of the natural world…

ENTRY PROCESS: On Entry Dates shown below… please hand-deliver (no slides or digital submissions) up to three pieces of work to: O’Hanlon Center for the Arts • 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 9494. There is an artwork submission form to fill in- which can be done by hand on the day, or you can do in advance via this PDF and print 3 copies of the first page to bring in with you.

VENUES

Abrams Claghorn Gallery in Albany Ca is looking for functional pottery to sell on consignment. This is for SF Bay Area artists only.

The shop at Abrams Claghorn would like simple, functional pottery to round out the selection of ceramics offered for sale.
Please send 10 or so images to Gallery@AbramsClaghorn.com. If your work fits with what we are looking for we can make an appointment to meet.

Abrams Claghorn Gallery pairs a curated gallery space with a museum-style store. Abrams Claghorn Gallery has exhibited fine art and functional artworks created by diverse Bay Area artists since April 2015. The Gallery hosts workshops that invite community members to learn about and work alongside the artists showcased in our exhibitions.

Abrams Claghorn Gallery is dedicated to being inclusive and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, disability, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, and immigration status.

Thanks
Robby
510-526-9558 (gallery)
Abrams Claghorn Gallery, 1251 Solano Ave
Albany, Ca 94706

Sell Your Work at Filoli

Filoli invites artists to sell their work at various artists’ markets throughout the year. This is not a call for exhibiting artwork in the House, but rather for selling artwork to the public, usually outdoors. See below for more information about our events. If you are not able to sell at any event listed, you may also fill out an application below to be on our list of vendors.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0JipA4esH_QzVG8q_s3IATMXHN9NqyqTSxkqcCG4G8K1QDQ/viewform

Please fill out the form completely. If we are unfamiliar with your work, we may request pictures of your art and/or your booth set-up.

Questions? Please email Hilary King at hking@filoli.org. Please do not call.
We strive to send out acceptance or rejection letters within two weeks of receiving applications, but may take longer. Booth fee of $100 and forms are due within one week of receiving an acceptance letter.
Booth locations will be sent within 2 weeks of the event.Entry Fee: $30 OHCA members, $40 non-members, for up to three pieces. Payable on drop off.

Special Offer: Become a new OHCA member at the time of art delivery and receive one free entry! Call (415) 388-4331 or visit ohanloncenter.org for more details

After the Gold Rush

From: Kim Patillo afterthegoldrush1@outlook.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kim & Mark, After the Gold Rush

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

DONATE

In conjunction with NCECA 2022 The Pence Gallery in Davis CA is mounting an exhibition honoring the Legacy of Viola Frey, the creativity she unleashed and the women artists she encouraged. This CCA(C) exhibition will include current faculty and grads with an emphasis on the inventiveness Viola fostered that thrives today in CCA’s ceramic program. I am asking you to make a contributions of $100 to the Pence Gallery to support this historic exhibition and accompanying catalog but any amount is invaluable. Your donation is tax deductible: Pence is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization. You will be acknowledged as a contributor in the catalog and in the exhibition.

Please leave a note when you donate that your gift is intended to support the CCA/NCECA exhibit.
https://pencegallery.z2systems.com/np/clients/pencegallery/donation.jsp
or mail your contribution to
Pence Gallery, 212 ‘D’ Street, Davis CA 95616
Thanks for your support,
Nancy Selvin

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 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

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

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

ABRAMS 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
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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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