The 24th annual California Clay Competition exhibit, which has been sponsored by The Artery since 1990, is timed to coincide with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art.
California’s best clay artists “strut their stuff” for this eagerly anticipated show. The exhibit will feature 37 works from 33 artists chosen by juror Michelle Gregor. Her figurative sculptures in bronze and ceramic are in private homes, offices and gardens. Larger-scale architectural works are in such locations as The Spa at Pebble Beach and The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
The Artery’s own Pat Koszis is one of the chosen artists.
The opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, will include the announcement of cash/gift awards totaling more than $1,500. Award donors are The Artery; The Association of Clay and Glass Artists in the Greater Bay Area; private donors Pat and Gene Hill; and many suppliers: Aftosa of Richmond, Alpha Fired Arts of Sacramento, Ceramics and Craft Supply Company of San Francisco, ClayPeople of Richmond, Clayplanet of Santa Clara, Creative Ceramics and Glass of Santa Rosa, East Bay Clay of Richmond, Industrial Minerals Co. of Sacramento, Laguna Clay of City of Industry, Leslie Ceramics of Berkeley and Quyle Kilns Clay Company of Murphys.
The show continues through May. The public will vote for the People’s Choice Award. For more information, call 530-758-8330 or visit www.theartery.net.
The Artery is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.