NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct,; be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.
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.
VIDEO TOUR: https://abramsclaghornshop.com/collections/one-nest-earthworks
1251 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Tuesday – Sunday | 10-6pm and by appointment
BERKELEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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
The 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
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 email@example.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
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
by appointment – call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303
Asian 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
200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 | 415.581.3500
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art
Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment – Frances Jackson
Davis Arts Center
If you have not linked on it lately – www.ACGA.net – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent: https://acga.net/2020-davis-center/ addition of a virtual showing of the Davis Arts Center ACGA show “Ceramics in Focus :2020”, that for obvious reasons is not live.
JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY
New work by Esther Shimazu
Applied 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
April 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)
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!
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
Craft 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.
Making 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.
AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art
firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 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.”
399 N Garey Ave
ANNUAL 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.
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!
Blue Line Arts
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.
405 VERNON ST STE 100
ROSEVILLE, CA 95678-2636
The Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum is currently closed in accordance with county and state health orders.
The 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