19th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA 2008)

Venue: John Natsoulas Center for the Arts; downtown Davis

Location: Davis, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 25, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 27, 2008
Registration Date: Apr 24, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2008
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CCACA 2008
19th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art
April 25 – April 27, 2008

Contact: Nancy Resler, 530.756.3938
John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street, Davis, CA 95616

Festival/Conference Dates: Friday April 25, 2008: 10am - 10pm; Saturday, April 26, 2008: 9:30am-5pm; Sunday, April 27, 2008: 10am-3:30pm
Opening Reception for 30 Ceramics Sculptors: Friday, April 25, 2008, 7pm-10pm
30 Ceramic Sculptors Exhibition Dates: April 23 - May 24, 2008

The annual Ceramics Festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts enters into its 19th year and continues to bring the leading national and international ceramic artists to Northern California for a weekend of creative instruction and collaboration. This year the conference showcases internationally known sculptors Jack Earl and Richard Notkin. Also, Judith Schwartz, distinguished writer, curator and professor at NYU will be among the presenters. Lectures and hands-on demonstrations will feature Wesley Anderegg, Paul Dresang, Jack Earl, Rosette Gault, Carmen Lang, Shigeru Miyamoto, Richard Notkin, Lisa Reinertson, Cybele Rowe, Judith Schwartz, plus many more! Kevin Nierman, artist, teacher, and founder of the Kids ‘n Clay Pottery Studio in Berkeley, will also present free hands-on workshops for kids, allowing children of all ages to experiment and interact with clay. Kids ‘n Clay workshops are scheduled for Saturday, April 26th, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. In addition, there will be special workshops for those of all ages sponsored by the Art Science Fusion Program at UC Davis, which features a hands-on interactive workshop integrating clay and science, which will take place at the Davis Commons, Saturday afternoon April 26th (time tba)

Supplementing the ceramics-packed weekend, free exhibitions of burgeoning student art from over 40 colleges and universities will be on display throughout downtown Davis. Local ceramic artists’ work will also be on exhibit at ten other Davis locations.

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will hold its annual gallery-wide 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the conference. The exhibition will run from April 23 to May 24, 2008. This show was first conceived in 1986, a collaboration between the late 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 at Berkeley.

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Additional Information

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