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. 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
Nichibei Shop

Exhibition News

What Remains - Radius GalleryWhat Remains - 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

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:


Remember that if you would like to have your information to appear in the newsletter, you MUST send it to Bonita Cohn at, (Please separate image and text.)


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:

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

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

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:
OFAD Seminar, Organization of Floral Art Designers
October 7 – 10, 2021,
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.

In Exeter, my piece won best in show and quickly found a new home! You can read about it here on the CarriageTowne News:

“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!


Please visit ACGA’s EVENTS/WORKSHOPS page for a complete list of upcoming classes and workshops.


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


“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:

Vicki GunterVIDEO TOUR:

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


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

 by appointment –  call: 510.540.8729 or text 510.914.1303



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.


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


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…

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



Through September 12th
Ariel Bowman: Lumiere
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


Davis Art CenterIf you have not linked on it lately – – there have been many changes and updates. The most recent:    addition of a virtual showing of the Davis Arts Center ACGA show “Ceramics in Focus :2020”, that is virtual.

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


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.
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


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.


Jon KeenanJon Keenan – Recent Work

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


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



This video contains important information for all of us.
On the Craft in America website:

LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum

Watts Towers
1/16/2021 – 8/21/2021
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AMOCA – The American Museum of Ceramic Art, 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.

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399 N Garey Ave
Museum: 909.865.3146
Studio: 909.622.0464



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
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


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.
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.

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


Alameda County Arts Commission


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:
Applications for the Artist Registry must be submitted online through the CaFÉ™ website by Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (10:59pm Pacific Time) at:

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact the Office of the Alameda County Arts Commission at (510) 208-9646 or

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.


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 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.

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.

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 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 for more details

After the Gold Rush

From: Kim Patillo

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 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: – or email us if you’d like applications for any show with us. FYI, Kathryn at and Mike at 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: or email us & we’ll send you them. Call us at 925-372-8961 anytime.


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.
or mail your contribution to
Pence Gallery, 212 ‘D’ Street, Davis CA 95616
Thanks for your support,
Nancy Selvin


2020-2021 Fall Residency, Sonoma Ceramics
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.


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.

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


Clay Hand Studios - Sponsor of Association of Clay and Glass Artists of CaliforniaClay Hand Studios
Contact: Nanette Mattos
660 Van Ness,
Fresno, CA 93721