California Now: Juried Exhibition of Clay, Glass & Enamel Art
California Now showcases 85 contemporary and innovative works in clay, glass and enamel art that are being created today by California artists. The exhibition will include functional and non-functional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that illustrate a wide scope of artwork. The artwork was selected by preeminent jurors Beth Ann Gerstein, Mary Bayard White and Deborah Lozier. Work was chosen for its melding of technical excellence and content and for daring to push boundaries. Sponsored by the Center for Enamel Art and the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California.
Beth Ann Gerstein (clay) is the new Executive Director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California. She also serves on the Board of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. She was the Executive Director of The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, a former member of the Collections Committee of the Fuller Craft Museum and former Board member of the Glass Art Society. She has been a juror for a number of shows including the American Craft Council, Bellevue Craft Show and the Smithsonian Craft Show and was a juror for state arts council grant programs in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Illinois. MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Edinboro University.
Mary Bayard White (glass) is a Bay Area sculptor and adjunct instructor at St. Marys College. She is currently Chair of the Women Environmental Artists Directory. She has served as head of the Glass Area of the San Jose State University Spatial Arts/Glass Program, was a visiting Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. MFA and BFA California College of the Arts.
Deborah Lozier (enamel) is an internationally known metalsmith and enamelist residing in Oakland, California. Lozier is noted for her innovative use of enamel on organic copper forms. Her jewelry and sculpture can be seen in the pages of numerous books and magazines. She is a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Metal Arts Guild and a former chair of the Public Art Advisory Committee for the City of Oakland. Along with many private collections, her work is also included in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of California. BFA Arizona State University, magna cum laude. Adjunct professor at California College of the Art since 1994.
Artists featured in California Now: Melinda Alexander, Julie Alland, Barbara Andino-Stevenson, Susana Arias, Curtis Arima, Brooke Battles, Dale Beevers, Bonnie Randall Boller, Elin Christopherson, Ilana Crispi, Nick Dong, Craig Easter, Kathleen Elliot, Nina Else, Frances Elson, Christine Finch, Doris Fischer-Colbrie, Duane Fitzgerald, James Friedberg, Eileen P. Goldenberg, Mark Goudy, Margaret Grisz-Dow, Sharon Hardy, Maru Hoeber, Erika Island, Victoria Jang, George Jercich, CJ Jilek, Marnia Johnston, Caroline P. M. Jones, Carol Koffel, Ed Lay, John Lennertz, Zackary Tyler Lindemann, Sarah Logan, Sam Lopez, Evelyn Markasky, Devon Matlock, Nicholas McCullough, Catherine Merrill, Victoria Montgomery, Gordon Morris, Malcom Nicoll, Shoshana Parry, Janice Peacock, Hannah Pierce, Bruce Pizzichillo, Susan Press, Margaret Realica, Gail Reid, Mary Catherine Richardson, Liza Riddle, Gail Ritchie, Emelie Rogers, Orly Ruaimi, Adrian Sandstrom, Tiffany Schmierer, William Schwob, Olivia Shih, Treg Silkwood, Arthur Stern, Judy Stone, Kana Tanaka, Kent Tool, Bambi Waterman, Emil Yanos, Zhou Yuan.