Ceramics Annual of America 2012

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The Ceramics Annual of America is hosting the largest exhibition and ceramic art fair in the nation at Fort Mason Center Festival San Francisco, September 14th to 16th. The hours are 10am-8pm on Friday the 14th, 10am-8pm on Saturday the 15th, and 10am-6pm on Sunday the 16th.

Engage the evolution of ceramic sculpture through an eclectic fusion of international styles ranging from pottery and representational art to abstraction, performance, and installations. The Ceramics Annual of America is the largest ceramic exhibition and art fair in the United States, located at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco. The picturesque views from this dynamic bayside venue perfectly complement the flourish of intercultural creativity featured within the concrete walls.

At 50,000 square feet and capable of accommodating as many as 10,000 people, Festival Hall is a popular attraction for countless national and international visitors to the city. It still resonates with the presence of the California Funk movement of the sixties and seventies that inspired ceramic greats living in San Francisco today. The exhibition itself, extends from September 14th to the 16th with an opening reception on the 13th from 5:30pm to 9pm. The event is organized and juried by the California Ceramics Cooperative, a group of invested regional ceramic artists including Bar Shacterman, Garman Lang, Jennifer Brazelton, Derik Van Beers, Susannah Israel, John Toki, Claudia Tarantino, Bill Abright, Leslie Smith, and John Smith. With panel discussions, lectures, tours and daily interactive art demonstrations, the goal of CAA is to encourage the education and enrichment of the public, cultivate a fertile art market, and foster dialog between collectors and makers of ceramic sculpture.

Consistently over the last two years this event has proven to be a huge success with over 7,000 people in attendance. The museum quality exhibition included educational lectures by curators such as Peter Selz and Phil Linhares and renowned artists such as Jim Melchert. “The size and scale of such an exhibition and the education opportunities, all under one roof, were extraordinary.”—Art Historian, Peter Selz.

Featured artists…

Bill Abright, Amber Aguirre, Steve Allen, Merry Arttoones, Gerardo Azcúnaga, Lucy Beazley, Belinda Berger, Skuja Braden, Stephen Braun, Jennifer Brazelton, Bruce Cadman, Monica Chapon, Cameron Crawford, Lisa Clague, Nuala Creed, Natasha Dikareva, Hollie Dilley, Jeff Downing, Annie Evans, Carol Fregoso,Jon Gariepy, Arthur González, Michelle Gregor, Evan Hobart, Wes Horn, Susannah Israel, Pancho Jiménez, Chris Kanyusik, David Kuraoka, Carmen Lang, Eusebio Lozano, Joe Mariscal, René Martucci, Jane Mcdonald, Spring Montes, Paula Moran, Tomoko Nakazato, Junpei Omori, Kathy Pallie, Avery Palmer, Miguel Pérez, Tony Perry, Virginia Rigney, Gail Ritchie, Lisa Reinertson, Bar Shacterman, Tiffany Schmierer, Barbara Sebastian, Esther Shimazu, Leslie Smith, Glenn Takai, Claudia Tarantino, Clayton Thiel, James Tisdale, John Toki, Shalene Valenzuela, Derik Van Beers, Jenni Ward, Carol Wedemeyer, Cedric Wentworth, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Hijiri Yahagi, David Zdrazil

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