November 2, 2009 until December 13, 2009 // Artery - Artist Cooperative of Davis //
Davis, CA

The Artery of Davis, California presents the 2010 CALIFORNIA CLAY COMPETITION. The Artery, home of the Artists’ Cooperative of Davis, has sponsored the Competition since 1990 to give California ceramic artists an opportunity to display their work during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. For information about the CCACA, phone John Natsoulas Gallery at 530-756-3938, or visit: The Artery is within walking distance of the John Natsoulas Gallery, which serves as conference headquarters. Many area galleries will hold artists’ receptions for ceramics exhibits on the evening of April 30, including the Natsoulas Gallery’s Thirty Ceramic Sculptors.


The competition is open to all California residents. Works accepted must be for sale, available for the duration of the exhibit, and made within the last two years.


Stan Welsh:

Stan holds a MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. Currently, he is professor in Spatial/Ceramics at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and his work can be found in many collections. To see some of it visit


Artworks must be made of clay; or mixed media, with clay being the major emphasis of the work. Functional as well as sculptural forms are solicited. The work must fit through a standard doorframe and weigh no more than can be easily handled by two people. Wall pieces should be ready to hang using wire and/or cleats. Space is limited; approximately 35 works will be accepted from an expected 400 entries.


Monetary and gift awards will be announced at the opening reception. Previous competitions’ award donors include Trax Gallery of Berkeley (for excellence in function), John Natsoulas Gallery of Davis (purchase award), Scott Hill Gallery of Dixon; and suppliers Aftosa, Alpha Fired Art, Ceramics and Crafts Supply Company, Clay Planet, Creative Ceramics and Glass, East Bay Clay, Industrial Minerals, Laguna Clay, Leslie Ceramics, Clay People, Quyle Kilns Clay Company, and the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California.


Works may be hand delivered or shipped via parcel post or UPS. Shipped work will be returned in the container in which it was received. The artist is responsible for shipping and insurance costs to and from the exhibition.


The Artery will retain a 50% commission on all sales resulting from the exhibition.


Submission of CD, fees, and entry form ... POSTMARKED by Feb 13, 2010

Notification of judging results: March 12, 2010

Accepted works received at The Artery: April 24-25, 2010

California Clay Competition opening reception at the Artery: Friday, April 30, 2010 // 19h00 - 22h00

California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (Natsoulas Gallery), April 30- May 2, 2010

California Clay Competition at The Artery: April 30- May 28, 2010

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