ACGA: Ceramics in Focus 2016

April 29 – May 27, 2016

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Davis Arts Center welcomes back the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California for their annual ACGA exhibit, this year titled,  ACGA: Ceramics in Focus 2016.  The annual show is presented in conjunction with the 28th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art.

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The artists were selected by juror Robert Brady, who has his ceramic work widely exhibited both nationally and internationally.  Retired, after teaching for 33 years at California State University, Sacramento, he has continued to lecture and teach workshops nationally and internationally.   Brady has been awarded numerous National Endowments of the Arts Fellowships and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award, American Craft Council.  His work is held in the collections of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; di Rosa Art Preserve, Napa; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, de Young, San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Stedelijik Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; Oakland Museum, Oakland and the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art, Los Angeles.

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Brady selected the following artists for the exhibit:  Doris Fischer-Colbrie, Linda Fitz Gibbon, Bob Pool , Virginia Rigney, Kala Stein and Patricia Yenawine.

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PENCE_colorPence Gallery, located at 212 D Street, will also display a piece from each of the 6 artists participating in the ACGA: Ceramics in Focus 2016 exhibit.  The work will be on display from April 29 – May 27.  A big thank you to the Pence!

There will be an artists opening reception on Friday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m.  The artists will be present for the reception.  Exhibition juror, Robert Brady, will give a juror’s talk at 5:30pm.  Seating will be limited, so please plan accordingly.  The opening reception is held during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art.  A 2nd Friday ArtAbout! reception will take place on May 13 from 7-9 p.m.  Both receptions are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Additionally, during the 28th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis Arts Center will be featuring work by the ACGA: Ceramics in Focus 2016 artists in an annex show at Regency Square, 508 Second Street, Davis.  Annex exhibition hours are April 29, 9am-9pm; April 30, 10am-5pm and May 1, 10am-2pm.  Special thanks to the Ballerini Family and to The John Natsoulas Gallery for their assistance, support and generosity.