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3 Day Ceramic Art Conference Begins Tomorrow in Davis

Bill Abright
Bill Abright
Tomorrow is the start of the premiere ceramic art event California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts. 
The California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art is the largest professional art function in the region, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. Now, on its 26th year, this event continues to bring the leading national and international ceramic artists to Northern California for a weekend of creative instruction and collaboration. The Conference will take place Friday April 25- April 27, 2014. It is a ceramics weekend of over 50 exhibitions, many hands-on clay demonstrations and interactive clay events. In three days, visitors can see the biggest collection of student work from over 50 schools, as well as established artists. Presenting artists will include; Esther Shimazu, Stephen Braun, Wesley Anderegg, Tom Arie Donch, Donna Billick, Jennifer Brazelton, Arthur Gonzalez, Kevin Snipes, John Toki and many more. This grassroots conference and festival will give everyone an opportunity to view work by students of every level of learning and well-known artists. The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will hold its annual gallery-wide 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the conference. The work will be on display from April 16-May 24, 2014. This exhibition was first conceived in 1986, a collaboration between Robert Arneson and John Natsoulas, and continues the ceramic traditions made famous by instructors and students of the University of California, Davis Art Department and the University of California, Davis and local ceramic artists.

Exhibiting artists Natasha Diakreva, Arthur Gonzalez, Shenny Cruces, Tom Arie Donch, Jennifer Brazleton, Bill Abright, Donna Billick, Amber Aguirre, Don Fritz, Jon Gariepy, Susannah Israel, Carmen Lang, Calvin Ma, Paula Moran, Louis Mrak, Mary O'Brien, Andy Ruble, Erika Sanada, Tiffany Schmierer, Bar Shacterman, Esther Shimazu, Claudia Tarantino, Steve Allen, Wesley Wright, Lisa Reinertson, Cindy Williamson, Stan Welsh, Monica Van den Dool, Tomoko Nakazato, Stephen Braun, Wesley Andregg and many more.

For registration or more information please contact 
John Natsoulas Gallery at art@natsoulas.com or http://www.natsoulas.com

Follow us on our Facebook page for updates on the both student and professional work, updates on artists and demos, and so much more http://www.facebook.com/CeramicsConference 


Friday April 25th, 2014

8:30am – 5:00pm Registration at the John Natsoulas Gallery
10:00am – 9:00pm Student Exhibitions throughout Downtown Davis
10:00am – 12pm Stephen Braun and Jennifer Brazelton demo at Davis Commons
1pm – 3pm John Toki and Wesley Anderegg demo at Davis Commons
3:30pm – 4:30pm Community Built Association lecture with Tom Arie Donch and Donna Billick:
Mobilizing the community to create public art.
4:30pm Sculpture walk tour starting at the John Natsoulas Gallery
6pm -9pm Student Opening Reception throughout Downtown Davis
7pm -10pm Opening Reception at the John Natsoulas Gallery
8:00pmReception at the John Natsoulas Gallery

 

 Saturday April 26th, 2014

8:30 am – 5 pm Registration at the John Natsoulas Gallery
10:00am –5pm Student Exhibitions throughout Downtown Davis
9:00 am Lecture by Arthur Gonzalez
10:00 am Lecture by John Toki
11:00 am Wesley Anderegg Lecture
1:00 pm -3:00pm Lecture by Paolo Porelli: Icons of the Present
1:00 pmLecture by Kevin Snipes
2pm Lecture by Esther Shimazu
3pm Lecture by Stephen Braun
7pm Private Party

  

Sunday April 27th, 2014

9:30 am – 10:00am Registration at the John Natsoulas Gallery
10:00 am – 2 pm Student Exhibitions throughout Downtown Davis
10:00- 12pm Demo by Kevin Snipes and Esther Shimazu
1:00pm-3:30pm Community Built Association hands-on demo with Donna Billick and Tom Arie Donch

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