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It was a two day celebration of the diversity and quality of contemporary ceramics at the 2013 Ceramic Annual of America presented in Civic Center Plaza from 9 am to 6 pm on October 19-20, 2013. I had 8 and 12 feet walls covered with wall sculptures plus 10 sculptures on pedestals.

Modeled after the biennials of Europe, Japan, Korea and China, this event features ceramics from around the world. Top ceramic artists participate in hands-on art demos, panel discussions, and hold kids ceramic art events for artists, art collectors, students and families.

The image of my sculpture advertizing this event: http://sf.funcheap.com/event-series/annual-4th-ceramic-annual-america-civic-center-san-francisco/




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What takes place in the studio is often a mystery. Jazz slang for the term ‘woodshed’ (to practice or rehearse), DEEP IN THE SHED explores the artists journey of undergoing challenges in the studio over a period of time and condition. Patience and practice become a self- collaboration of the artist and in homage to their studio sojourn. Showcasing a jazzy palette of finished studio ceramic sculpture artworks, 12 contemporary artists come together in their visual journey. In the process of ‘doing’ and ‘over time’, the results are a diverse display of the connections of the studio sojourn.
ARTISTS: Steven Allen, Jenn Brazelton, Natasha Dikareva, Alex Hackworth, Bryan Higgins, Lori Koening, John Richard Lloyd, Nikky Lau, Maggie Malloy, Oli Quezada, Bar Schacterman, Tiffany Schmierer.

Opening reception Saturday, July 6, 6-8:30pm
Closing reception Saturday, July 27 6-8:30pm

Exhibition dates: July 2nd -July 27th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 11:30-5:30pm
Location: SMAART Gallery
1045 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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For one month every year, The Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. The Garden's world-class collection of succulent and drought-tolerant plants provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works. Follow the meandering pathways to discover art that ranges from classical to irreverent, spiritual to functional. Several of my sculptures will be there on display.
More info here:
http://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/rbgarden/pages/sculpture2013.html

June 05, 2013: Feats of Clay

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The exhibition was there from May 10 through June 1 at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville.

The Art League had more than 340 pieces submitted for this year’s show, of which 79 pieces were selected for the show including my sculpture.

Pieces for the show were selected by juror Richard Shaw, a ceramic artist and professor at the University of California Berkeley.
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Future Culture looks at the world as it could be, as it was, and as it should be. The Group Show mixes a curation of sculptural pieces, paintings, mixed-media creations, clay, ceramic, plastic and audio pieces to present the uncertain future of our culture. I am one of the six artists represented there and have several sculptures on display.

Asterisk Gallery is located: 3156 24th Street, San Francisco, California 94110
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If you happen to be in Davis within this month do not miss tons of incredible exhibitions that run along California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. My work can be found at the "30 Sculptors," John Natsoulas Gallery, and at The Artery Gallery with California Clay Competition.

http://www.natsoulas.com/visit-the-gallery/
http://www.theartery.net/ccc.html
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It might be news for some, although this show is in the past. Dynamic Narratives was a group show of 12 women sculptors that went very well. It was super exciting to go to NCECA (national council on education for the ceramic arts) with more then 5 thousand mud people, but it was even more exciting to be a part of it!
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Peaceable Kingdom explores the role animals have played in our shared cultural and artistic imagination. The history of human and animal interaction is filled with tales of failed domestication, unusual friendships, and fearsome predators. From Kipling’s ferocious Shere Khan to early imperial menageries, human fascination with the animal kingdom has run the gamut from emotional connection, to economic exploitation, and even scientific curiosity. Throughout all of these interactions, however, the sense of wonder we feel when we encounter animal life has been an enduring theme that has informed their continued and abiding presence in the visual arts.

The Bedford Gallery received over 400 artist submissions for this juried show. After much deliberation, our jurors have selected 58 artists from around the U.S. to participate. The artworks chosen by our jurors represent a range of media, from traditional sculptural and painting practices to conceptually oriented mixed media installations. Two of my sculptures are there!

For more info go here: http://bedfordgallery.org/exhibitions/current.shtml
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My sculpture was selected for the 2013 ACGA National Clay & Glass Exhibition which will take place in the City of Brea Art Gallery.
Opening Reception: January 26, 7-9pm

City of Brea Art Gallery

One Civic Center Circle

Brea, California

714-671-3601
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Got a grand prize at the American museum of ceramic Art in Pomona!
As a grand prize winner going to China next year, motherland of teapots.