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Big Ideas 1950-1970: Influences in modern Ceramics September 11, to October 25, 2014 This exhibit focuses on the clay works of current ceramic artists who were influenced by thirteen seminal artists from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Robert Arneson, Carlton Ball, Shoji Hamada, Vivika & Otto Heino, Bernard Leach, James Lovera, Glenn Lukens, Gertrud & Otto Natzler, Richard Shaw, Paul Soldner, Toshiko Takaezu, Peter Voulkos, and Marguerite Wildenhain, artists who introduced thought and design in sculpture and functional ware that has contin - ued through generations of teachers and students. One work by each of these ground breaking artists will be featured in the show, along with pieces by or graphic representations of the work of many other important artists of the period. Jurors will be looking for how these influences continue to show in current work, from subtle to obvious connections. Pieces will be selected and displayed alongside the influential works to illustrate their association. Sixty to eighty juried pieces will be accepted for the show, which will be mounted on fine furniture, as it might be in the home of a collector who appreciates craftsmanship. The call for submissions will be broadly publicized and international, and all submissions will be electronic to make the selection process equal for all. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract, func - tional or sculptural. Big Ideas 1950-1970: Influences in modern Ceramics promises to be an exceptional exhibition of contemporary ceramics years. See the full prospectus at

Curators/Jurors: Robert Brent, Founder, Brent Equipment Bill Geisinger, Emeritus Professor of Ceramics, De Anza College Joel Bennett, Ceramics Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College Works in the show from the collections of Forrest Merrill, Robert Brent, Bill Geisinger, AMOCA

Timeline: April 1, 2014 Submissions are open. July 10, 2014 Entry deadline. July 14- 29, 2014 Jury Process August 1, 2014 Notifications to Artists September 2-5, 2014 Shipped art due September 5, 2014 Hand delivered art due September 11, 2014 Opening Reception, 5- 7pm October 26, 2014 Art must be picked up or shipped

Awards: Best of Show $500 Award of Excellence. $300 Award of Merit $200 Honorable Mention $50 Honorable Mention $50 Honorable Mention $50 Honorable Mention $50

How to submit work: All entries must be received by 6 p.m. on Monday, July 10. Here is the Prospectus or at the SCA gallery.

Complete your entire application online: • Go to, enter data online and follow instructions • Enter images of your work. Up to 3 images may be submitted for each entry to show perspective or detail. Enter one image, then add detail/image before going to the next. We advise that you submit high-quality images that will best represent your work. This is an “open jurying” and all images will be viewed in an anonymous manner by our jurors. • Pay via Paypal For additional information contact SCA 707/829-4797; or e-mail, or go to