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All Ceramics and
Nothing But Ceramics

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through July 1, 2012
Gualala Arts Center

All Ceramics and Nothing But Ceramics Ceramic art precedes European cave art and is certainly one of the oldest expressions of the human need to create. Entire prehistoric cultures are primarily known through their pottery.

The All Ceramics and Nothing But Ceramics exhibit during the entire month of June, 2012, is intended to be homage to this priceless medium and to those who use it in our community.

The intent is to fill the gallery with the most diverse array of contemporary ceramic art produced by artists in the community, which is loosely defined as any ceramicist who knows about the show. Both two and three dimensional pieces, high or low fired works, glazed or unglazed entries without regard to functionality are welcome to this non-juried show.

Doric Ball #3 The only limitations placed on the artist is that whatever is submitted be ceramic and that it be produced within the last two years and not have been on display previously at Gualala Arts Center. Up to three entries per artist will be accepted. Preferably, everything submitted should be for sale, although not-for-sale work may be included with the consent of the curator.

This show, curated by Doric T. Jemison-Ball and Sharon Nickodem, opens in the Burnett Gallery on Friday, June 1, 2012 and runs the entire month through Sunday, July 1, 2012. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2012.

Chambers Samurai Jars To make this exhibit as inclusive as possible and to display the widest range of possibilities with the medium there are no judges or awards and no distinction between pieces traditionally associated with craft and functionality and those considered fine art.

New artists with new concepts are particularly invited to participate. The hope is that participants seize this opportunity to display their personal vision unfiltered by any outside influence.

Submission information and registration forms may be found on the Gualala Arts website. Doric Jemison-Ball can also be contacted for further information via email at or by phone at 707-884-5067. He can be found at the Gualala Arts Center Clay Art Studio any Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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