30th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA 2018)

30th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA 2018)

April 27 – April 29, 2018

Davis, CA

Festival & Conference Dates: Friday, April 27, 2018: 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28: 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Opening Reception, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CCACA brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA from April 27th – April 29th, 2018. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

With over 40 participating schools from throughout California, CCACA is one of the largest and most diverse ceramic events in Northern California. Demonstrations, lectures, student exhibitions—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field. This is a chance to surround yourself with the top ceramic art and artists of today and the ideas of the artists of tomorrow.

Featured artists include En Iwamura, Shenny Cruces, Gerit Grimm, Kevin Snipes, Michelle Gregor, Mark Burns and Lisa Clague. Lectures, demonstrations, student exhibitions and student critiques Join us and be a part of the biggest ceramic event of 2018!

“This is the kind educational, intellectual event one expects from museums or universities, but which public institutions seem less and less able to provide.” – ARTWEEK

For more information, how to register and a complete schedule of events visit http://natsoulas.com/ccaca-2018/

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call for entry: Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself, and I
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Entry Deadline: 9/22/17
Days remaining to deadline: 38


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (I: Clay Art Center National Juried Exhibition): $25.00


The 2018 gallery year will feature 4 Degrees of Separation, a series of four exhibitions featuring artists whose works examine the intricacies of maneuvering life, lifestyles and living within a global society with its political and social ramifications. The first exhibition is titled Me, Myself and I and will be followed by THEM, US  and ALL. CAC is committed to exhibiting emerging, mid-career, and established artists, as it seeks to become a platform for the field to express potent ideas and  relevant topics of our time.

Me, Myself and I will be the opening exhibition of the Clay Art Center’s gallery and will start the year’s themed exhibitions. This open juried show invites artists to submit vessel based work that explore issues surrounding identity. Artists are asked to think about such passionate issues such as who we are and how do we see ourselves within the context of society, family, relationships, and most importantly within our own skin? What role does culture, lineage, inheritance, and other characteristics of personality and sub-personalities play in how we see ourselves and define who we are?

This exhibit seeks submissions from artists who use their vessel-based art to explore concepts around self, experiences, and the triumphs and challenges faced either in the daily tasks of living or one’s place in society. This national call for entries will be juried by Kathy King, a renowned artist and educator whose own work reflects the very core theme of the show. As guest juror, she has invited kindred artists Mark Burns, Cheyenne Rudolph, Beth Lo, and Matt Nolen who also use their art to reflect identity and self-awareness.

Juror, Kathy King is currently a studio artist in the Boston area and is an Instructor and the Director of Education at the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA and is a Visiting Faculty at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA.

“I hope to find work that truly expresses and shares the individuality of the artist. In contemporary ceramics, we have such a long history to reference the individual with a myriad of processes; though technique and design is the building block to many works – concept is what communicates with the viewer. I’ll be looking for strong narratives that look inward and trust what they see.” –Kathy King