COMMON GROUND: ARTISTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Exhibition
February 27 – March 27, 2021
INVITATION from Ashwini Bhat @ashwinibhat
LOCATION: Sonoma County Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476 // To arrange a private tour, please contact Kala Stein firstname.lastname@example.org
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: *indicates NCECA committee member
Mary Catherine Bassett*/Derik Van Beers, Ashwini Bhat*/Kari Marboe, Ianna Frisby*/Myung Ahn, Anthony Maki Gill*/Luis Ortiz, Ray Gonzales*/Yoshio Taylor and Deborah Pittman, Josie Jurczenia*/Lana Wilson, Marc Lancet*/Maryann Steinert-Foley, Forrest Lesch-Middleton*/Arash Shirinbab, Rick Parsons*/Sheri Leigh O’Conner, Scott Parady*/Alberto Lozano, Lisa Reinertson*/Michele Gregor, Kala Stein*/Anela Oh, William Ishmael*/PK Kelly, and Zachary Myers*/Eddie Orrego.
Many artists who use clay as their primary medium live in Northern California. Due to the numerous colleges, universities, residencies, and art-driven communities in the region, a strong clay community of depth and breadth exists where teachers, mentors and colleagues have influenced many students and each other sparking innovation, dynamism and challenge. This generational legacy within creative communities fosters a spectrum of artistic voices that vary artistically while retaining relational cohesiveness.