The 4th Ceramics Annual of America: Exhibition and Art Fair at Civic Center, San Francisco, California

Carol Wedemeyer – Rocher Waves (installation)

October 19-20 2013 9:00am-7:00pm
Contact: Nancy Resler
Telephone: (415) 558-1688
Witness A Unique Experience: Ceramic Sculpture from Around the World
The
Ceramics Annual of America (CAA) is an ambitious exhibition and art
fair spotlighting the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics
from around the world including works from China, Korea, Mexico,
Australia and Italy. It is the only event of its kind in the United
States and the goal is to encourage the education and enrichment of the
public, cultivate a fertile art market, and foster dialog between
collectors and makers of ceramic sculpture.
Part
of California’s continuing legacy of excellence and innovation in
ceramics, CAA is the largest exhibition and art fair that is entirely
focused on ceramic art in America and is modeled after the Ceramic
Biennials held in Europe, Korea, Japan and China. It provides a venue
for the top regional and international artists from working in the clay
medium to show their work to a broader audience of collectors.
CAA
is organized by the California Ceramics Cooperative, a group of
invested regional ceramic artists, and will feature panel discussions,
lectures, tours as well as daily interactive art demonstrations all day
that will provide a greater understanding of the artistic process for
students and educators alike.  Artist demos will feature Donna Billick,
Rene Martucci, Amber Augirre, Yosuke Koizumi, Tony Perry, Susannah
Israel, John Toki and Bar Shacterman
This
year, the city of San Francisco is partnering with CAA. The exhibition
will be held at the San Francisco Civic Center. CAA expects high
attendance with over 25,000 vistiors. This is an exciting time for  CAA,
the Civic Center has not been used as an art venue since 1986. From
1946 until the last years of the Arts Festivals in the mid-1980s, the
Arts Commission used budgeted monies from the City’s general fund to
purchase jury-selected work by contributing local artists. As a result,
the Civic Art Collection contains a number of early works by influential
artists, including Robert Arneson, Bruce Beasley and Viola Frey. In
1978 an exhibit of Arts Festival acquisitions was held at the Arts
Commission’s gallery, followed in 1986 by a second showing in the lobby
of the TransAmerica Building, after which many of the objects were
incorporated into the Arts Commission’s interdepartmental loan program
for display in City offices. For many of the artworks included in The
Art of a City, this is the first time they have been publicly exhibited
in over twenty years.
Last
years event was a huge success with over 10,000 people in attendance.
The museum quality exhibition included educational lectures by curators
such as Peter Selz and Phil Linhares and renowned artists such as Jim
Melchert. “The size and scale of such an exhibition and the education
opportunities, all under one roof, were extraordinary.”—Art Historian,
Peter Selz.
Featured artists…
Amber
Aguirre (Hawaii), Junghee Nicole Sohn (Korea) Hollie Dilley
(California), Mikey McGhee (Alaska),  Calvin Ma, (California), Geordie
Shephard (Canada), Susannah Israel (California), Steven Allen
(California), Jennifer Brazelton (California), Lisa Clague (North
Carolina), Natasha Dikareva (California), Jeffrey Downing (California),
Katherine Dube (Idaho),  Cathy Feiss (California), Carol Fergoso
(California), Damien Jones (California), Carmen Lang (California),
Eusebio Lozano (California), Rene Martucci (California), Kathryn McBride
(California), Paula Moran (California), Kathy Pallie (California), Lisa
Rienertson (California), Gail Ritchie (California), Bar Shacterman
(California), Tiffany Schmierer (California), Barbara Sebastian
(California), Leslie Smith (California),  Glenn Takai (California),
Yoshio Taylor (California), Derik Van Beers (California), Cindy
Williamson (California), Geetha Alagirisamy (Switzerland) ,
Golly Peters (Netherlands), Katherine Dube (California), Susana Arias
(Panama), Spring Montes (California), Tony Perry (California),
Jenni Ward (California), Stephen Braun (California) Miguel Peraz
(Mexico), Jose Benavides (California), Carol Wedemeyer
(California)Esther Shimazu (Hawai), Shalene Valenzuela (California)
Gomme Palotti (Italy).


Call for artists: The 4th Ceramics Annual of America

Exhibition and Art Fair at Civic Center, San Francisco, California

Exhibition Dates:  October 18-20 2013

 

Witness A Unique Experience: Ceramic Sculpture from Around the World
The Ceramics Annual of America (CAA) is an ambitious exhibition and art
fair spotlighting the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics
from around the world including works from China, Korea, Mexico,
Australia and Italy. It is the only event of its kind in the United
States and the goal is to encourage the education and enrichment of the
public, cultivate a fertile art market, and foster dialog between
collectors and makers of ceramic sculpture.

Part of California’s continuing legacy of excellence and innovation in
ceramics, CAA is the largest exhibition and art fair that is entirely
focused on ceramic art in America and is modeled after the Ceramic
Biennials held in Europe, Korea, Japan and China. It provides a venue
for the top regional and international artists from working in the clay
medium to show their work to a broader audience of collectors.

CAA is organized by the California Ceramics Cooperative, a group of
invested regional ceramic artists, and will feature panel discussions,
lectures, tours as well as daily interactive art demonstrations all day
that will provide a greater understanding of the artistic process for
students and educators alike.  Featured artist and instructor Kevin
Nierman, author of “The Kids ‘N’ Clay Ceramics Book,” will provide
“Artistic childcare” on Saturday and Sunday from 11-3.

This year, the city of San Francisco is partnering with CAA. The
exhibition will be held at the San Francisco Civic Center. CAA expects
high attendance with over 25,000 vistiors. This is an exciting time for
 CAA, the Civic Center has not been used as an art venue since 1986.
From 1946 until the last years of the Arts Festivals in the mid-1980s,
the Arts Commission used budgeted monies from the City’s general fund to
purchase jury-selected work by contributing local artists. As a result,
the Civic Art Collection contains a number of early works by
influential artists, including Robert Arneson, Bruce Beasley and Viola
Frey. In 1978 an exhibit of Arts Festival acquisitions was held at the
Arts Commission’s gallery, followed in 1986 by a second showing in the
lobby of the TransAmerica Building, after which many of the objects were
incorporated into the Arts Commission’s interdepartmental loan program
for display in City offices. For many of the artworks included in The
Art of a City, this is the first time they have been publicly exhibited
in over twenty years.

Last years event was a huge success with over 10,000 people in
attendance. The museum quality exhibition included educational lectures
by curators such as Peter Selz and Phil Linhares and renowned artists
such as Jim Melchert. “The size and scale of such an exhibition and the
education opportunities, all under one roof, were extraordinary.”—Art
Historian, Peter Selz.

Opening Reception and Preview Party :October 18,2013, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Exhibition Dates:
Friday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday: 9am-6:30pm
Sunday: 9am-6:30pm

Contact: Nancy Resler

Telephone: (415)558-1688
 

Call for artists: Third Annual: Ceramics Annual of America – September 14 – 16, 2012

Ft. Mason Festival Pavilion – San Francisco, CA The Ceramics Annual of America is a gallery format exhibition featuring the work of an impressive group of ceramic artists. This is your opportunity to be included in the largest exhibition of ceramic fine art in the United States. Last year’s exhibition attracted over 7,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, educators and students. Entry Guidelines: Open to all artists 18 years and older working in clay 1. All works must be one of a kind, non-production work, made primarily of clay. 2. Digital entries submitted for jury must be representative of the artwork that will be shown in the exhibition. 3. Artists will be responsible for installing their own work in a preassigned space, not a booth, which will accommodate 4 – 6 life size pieces or 6 – 8 smaller pieces of artwork. This is a gallery exhibition, not a vendor booth setup. Free standing I-beam and T-shape areas are available for wall displays. Lighting and background walls will be provided by CAA. Artists will provide their own pedestals, painted a specified white color. 4. Artists must be present during the exhibition. 5. Sales will be handled by CAA staff with a 30% commission going to the CAA. 6. If your application is accepted, the fee to participate in the exhibition is $1,000. payable in 2 installments – $500 due June 1 and $500 due August 10. CAA, managed by the California Ceramics Cooperative, is a not-for-profit organization of regional ceramic artists. All revenue from fees, commissions and sales covers the costs of the exhibition. Calendar Entry submittal deadline: May 15 Acceptance notification: May 25 1st payment due June 1 Final payment due August 10 Delivery of work and installation Thursday, September 13 Opening reception Friday, September 14 Show ends and move out Sunday, September 16Find more info here,or
Contact: Nancy Resler
Telephone: 1.877.459.9CAA
Email: ceramicsannual@gmail.com

Call for entries, Third Annual: Ceramics Annual of America

The Ceramics Annual of America is a gallery format exhibition featuring the work of an impressive group of national and international ceramic artists. This is your opportunity to be included in the largest exhibition of ceramic fine art in the United States. Last year’s exhibition attracted over 7,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, educators and students. Location: Ft. Mason Festival Pavilion – San Francisco, CA Image Submission Guidelines Please be prepared with the following information when applying online:

  • Title of work
  • Year Completed
  • Dimensions H x L x W
  • Images should be of professional quality – JPG images in 300 dpi, 8″ x 10″
  • One digital image per artwork
  • Please submit 4 images of your work for consideration

Deadline: February 15th, 2012 Website link to entry: http://www.ceramicsannual.org/?page_id=14
The Ceramics Annual of America (CAA), San Francisco, CA