33rd California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA 2.0)

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Free Zoom webinar on September 18th, 2020 featuring discussions between your favorite renowned ceramic sculptors! Ask questions, hear from famous artists, and gain firsthand insight about what it's like to be a ceramic sculptor in the 21st century.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy a free online ceramics conference and interact directly with renowned ceramic sculptors. Over 50 colleges and schools will participate in this live event, asking questions and hearing from leading artists in the ceramic arts. The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts is proud to announce its continuation of the largest sculptural ceramics conference in the world. Conceived by the need for dialogue and direct interaction between artists and students, this educational conference is an expansion of our annual ceramics conference that was held this past May. The conference will consist of 4 discussions on Zoom between pairs of ceramic sculptors.

Date: Friday, September 18th 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free
Presenters: Michelle Gregor & Lisa Reinertson, Shalene Valenzuela & Jeff Downing, Lisa Clague & Arthur Gonzalez, Louis Marak & Bill Abright

This Fall, the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will present some of the best ceramic sculptors in the world. One of the distinguished artists included in this free webinar is Lisa Clague, whose transformative work of turning the figurative tradition on edge earned her two Virginia Groot Foundation Grants. Also included in this conference is Arthur Gonzalez, a recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts fellowship. Michelle Gregor, a leading figure in the second generation of Bay Area Figuration who is multifaceted in her works of clay, bronze, paint and drawing media will be joining in as well. Other artists at the forefront of sculptural ceramics this year include Shalene Valenzuela, Jeff Downing, Louis Marak, and Bill Abright

In a side-by-side Zoom discussion, two artists will engage with one another about the nuances of their work and the experience of being a ceramic sculptor in the 21st century. They will also participate in a Q&A, with questions being sent in real-time by audience members from all over the world.

This conference is free to the public so that students and art lovers from all walks of life can directly interact with and gain firsthand insight from renowned sculptural ceramic artists. Because many colleges and universities will continue to implement social-distancing regulations this coming Fall, over 50 professors and teachers have requested for this conference to be used as an educational tool for their curriculum. The conference will be available on Zoom and for live streaming on Facebook. We highly encourage educators to take advantage of this conference by inviting as many students to participate.

To participate, please download Zoom and register in advance at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GR3xOBlLReqCibVDZP9iHQ.

For more information and details on times, please visit: https://www.natsoulas.com/ccaca-2-0/

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
521 1st St. Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756 - 3938

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