NOTE: Some of the dates/activities may no longer be correct,; be sure to contact the organizer to confirm.
American Craft Council
Join us online September 7 – 13 for a free online marketplace experience where you can discover more than 100 artists from across the country and the Bay Area who are working to bring craft into our lives, affirming its importance, and building awareness and connection to the process of making. Our marketplace opens on Thursday and runs for four consecutive days. In addition to the marketplace, you can experience the Bay Area’s vibrant handmade culture through workshops, artist playlists, studio tours, and more. Members can RSVP for the preview party on September 9.
ACC: Inside the Artist’s Studio: Susan McKinney
Watch Susan’s Inside the Artist’s Studio video.
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Susan’s work is a pure exploration of material and form. Her work celebrates the differences and similarities in
the softness and hardness found in objects. There are so many intriguing elements in her work – in particular,
her clay basket weavings. She can capture a sense of movement in her sculptures, leading back to her process
of repetitiously weaving
Trax is in its 25th year! www.traxgallery.com We’ve been making sculpture and pots at our cabin on the St. Croix River – amidst the greenery our creativity is flourishing!
TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October. Meanwhile you can text our gallery assistant, Miles, to inquire about works, or have a masked space visit; 510.908.1580 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next exhibition will be in November with Mike Helke, Kari Radasch,
Jenny Mendes, and Scott Parady.
TRAX will reopen for walk in business in October, (minus the virus). Jenny Mendes, and a surprise!
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
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by appointment – call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art will be Closed until it is Safe to Open.
Our Upcoming Show with Lisa Reinertson and Francoise LeClerc will be rescheduled.
The gallery is empty with the exception of Francoise LeClerc’s piece “Parallax” and the morning sun through the east facing windows.
Art lives here. Art will continue to live here.
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art
Friday – Sunday: 11:00am 5:00pm – Anytime by Appointment
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art, 1400 Pomona Street, Crockett CA 510-787-2915
Davis Arts Center
If you have not linked on it lately – www.ACGA.net – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent: https://acga.net/2020-davis-center/ addition of a virtual showing of the Davis Arts Center ACGA show “Ceramics in Focus :2020”, that for obvious reasons is not live.
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
New Work from Esther Shimazu & Margaret Keelan
Enjoy art from the comfort of your own home! To reduce overcrowding and risk of spreading germs, this sale
hopes to encourage people to enjoy their staycation by browsing artwork from home. Perfect for gift-giving or
adding to your own collection, these unique pieces offer something for everyone. Support the arts today by
visiting our online store and checking out our Social Distancing Sale!
Social Distancing Sale https://www.shop.natsoulas.com/social-distance-specials-2/
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
Location: 521 First St. Davis, CA 95616
LOS ANGELES – Craft in America
Here/Now | A Humble Legacy: Two Exhibitions of Yunomi
7/18/2020 – 9/19/2020
Upon the centennial of the founding of Leach Pottery, the Craft in America Center is pleased to present two exhibitions celebrating the cup as object and the impact of Bernard Leach on studio ceramics.
A Humble Legacy is an exhibition of approximately two dozen works of historic and contemporary cups made by a selection of artists affiliated with Leach Pottery and others who continue in its legacy. Master potters Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada established St. Ives Pottery (Leach Pottery) in Cornwall, England in 1920, and their impact on 20th century ceramics cannot be overstated. Leach’s conception of the artist-potter and his advocacy for studio pottery in England came at a time when industrially-produced ceramics were dominant. His role in communicating Eastern ceramic tradition to the West, had a ripple effect on the global history of contemporary studio ceramics. The utilitarian cups, or yunomi, featured in this exhibition speak to Leach’s ideology and outlook. This international exhibition is organized in consultation with former Leach apprentice, Jeff Oestreich, who worked at the pottery from 1969-1971.
Here/Now: Contemporary Narrative and Form in the Yunomi is a ceramic cup invitational, which will consist of a small group of ceramic artists asked to construct a series of yunomi. The cylinder, being the root structure of most ceramic objects, leads to the yunomi, which can be playful and quickly made. The yunomi is a foundational form for most makers-inviting many options, directions, and intent. These are a range of contemporary vessel makers who are dedicated to rethinking traditional ideas. Using the cup as a launching point, this exhibition explores the historical ideal of the humble, anonymous Japanese potter juxtaposed with the American idealism of self-experience.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMA @ Home
Make Art @ Home—Create Stained Glass Windows
Get inspired by the stained glass windows in LACMA’s collection and create your own miniature stained glass
windows using materials available at home. Subscribe for weekly art-making videos, with new activities every
Take a Virtual Tour of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts!
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will reopen on July 6th, for tours only, by appointment. The number of visitors will be limited, required to wear masks and maintaining physical distance with others while inside the buildings will be mandatory. We will be following guidance and protocols provided by the State of California to provide a safe environment for visitors. Tours can be booked in advance by phone or e-mail
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September 12 – October 24, 2020
Lauren Hanson – Natural Wonders
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts proudly welcomes Lauren Hanson back for this upcoming exhibition of
her recent ceramics.
September 12 – October 24, 2020
Ventura County Potters’ Guild “Nature’s Bounty”
An exhibition of works by artist/members of the Ventura County Potters’ Guild. Founded in 1957, the guild has grown into a
nonprofit corporation with a mission to stimulate public interest and appreciation of the arts of creative ceramic pottery and sculpture. The Ventura County Potters’ Guild is committed to providing a forum for local potters who share their experiences and knowledge of clay through general meetings with invited specialists in the field of ceramics providing demonstrations, lectures, slide presentations, and workshops.
We recently created a short video to share the first chapter of the book, Intersection: Art & Life. The book explores the role of the arts
historically, and features inspiring works by contemporary artists. The book is dedicated to Beatrice Wood, as it is based upon her approach to the arts and cultural studies.
Watch the Video
Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX0ZJU-y8dE&feature=youtu.be
This video shares the first chapter of the book Intersection: Art & Life. The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is expanding virtual programming in order to serve the larger community.
Kevin Wallace, Director of the Center, wrote the book to share the Center’s educational philosophy through exploring the role of the arts historically, as well as inspiring works by contemporary artists. The book is dedicated to Beatrice Wood, as it is based upon her unique approach to the arts and cultural studies.
Become a member of the Center at the $30 level and we will mail you a copy of Intersection: Art & Life, or
choose from our selection of thank you gifts.
AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art
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After more than three months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that we are reopening!
AMOCA members and residents of the City of Pomona can reserve complimentary tickets online.
Tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online at least one day in advance.
We will welcome the general public back to the museum the week of August 3. Details on how to reserve advance tickets will be sent via email next month and available at AMOCA.org in a few weeks.
Complimentary tickets are required for admission and must be reserved online a day in advance.
Complimentary Private Members Tours – In-Person or Virtual!
AMOCA members are invited to schedule in-person or virtual private tours of our current exhibitions.
These small-group experiences with a staff member or docent are a remarkable way to experience the exhibits on view.
As a thank-you for your continued support, you are invited to enjoy these special tours free of charge. On behalf of everyone at AMOCA, we are grateful for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Feminizing Brutalism: Ruby Neri and Her Giant Vessels
Alyson Brandes is a graduate of Chapman University and a 2020 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at
AMOCA. During her internship, Brandes writes periodically for AMOCA.org, and posts on Instagram and Facebook on Tuesdays.
“As part of my internship, an ongoing project that I’ve been working on involves researching artists for a future exhibition on women working with ceramics in California.”
In her second blog, Feminizing Brutalism: Ruby Neri and Her Giant Vessels, Brandes discusses how her
research into Neri led her to question her concepts of masculine and feminine art.and how interest in the 1970s Chicano artist collective Asco and how it helped chart her path to the ceramic arts.
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The Crocker Art Museum
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
Asian Art Museum
Backstage Baking | Cake Inspired by Chinese Floral Vase
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Bake Sum made a beautiful sponge cake inspired by a legendary “hundred flowers” vase from Qing-Dynasty
Never miss a chance to take a behind-the-scenes peek into everything that happens at the museum — from conservation and bespoke mount-making, to installation and more! Check out our behind-the-scenes YouTube playlist and follow us on social media.
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Chong-Moon Lee Center for
Asian Art and Culture
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Pajaro Valley Arts presents Sierra Azul Nursery and Garden
July 1 – Oct. 31
E-postcard announcement for this real, physical sculpture garden exhibition There are a few ACGA members in the show, both clay and glass: Cristy Aloysi & Scott Graham, Peggy Snider