CALL FOR CERAMICS ART! Deadline 2/1/22
ACCI Gallery presents A Place at the Table: featuring individual table settings by regional ceramic artists, organized by ACCI Ceramic Artists, Kathy Kearns and Vince Montague and juried by Bay Area Artist and Writer, Maria Porges. This exhibition explores the concept of “place” and the artists’ visual connection between food and ceramics.
A Place at the Table is a juried exhibition of place settings open to all Bay Area ceramic artists that will run concurrently with the March 2022 NCECA conference in Sacramento. A place setting consists of a minimum of two ceramic pieces and a maximum of six (for example, a plate, a bowl, a cup) not to exceed an 18” footprint.
Tableware, both functional and non-functional, should express in any way the artist sees fit, not only the idea of “place” but also the artist’s visual connection between food and ceramics. The place setting can be intended for an informal environment (a picnic), a formal situation (a family dinner,) a culturally specific milieu, or a contemporary or futuristic version of a place setting. Keep in mind the idea of handmade ceramics connects and supports local movements that represent sustainable agriculture, urban gardening and social justice for food. Local agriculture served on beautiful local pottery underlines the value of a community that supports health and art for all people.
The exhibition is generously supported by the Julia Terr Fund for Ceramic Arts under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Sonoma.The Julia Terr Fund will underwrite the cost of the entry fee for all participants (one entry per person) and provide three cash awards to the best place-settings in the exhibition of $300, $200 and $100.
This support will allow access to those artists who are working locally and want to show their work during the the NCECA 2022 conference. We encourage all artists to apply, from students to professionals, especially those artists who are underrepresented and who identify as such.
We are returning to hold the Seconds Sale inside the gallery this year, but we are making some changes with respect to COVID safety. Customers will enter the gallery at our side door on Lincoln Street, and will move through the sale in one direction, passing through our patio garden and paying for purchases at a station in our garage leading to Lincoln Street.
SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEKEND!
Celebrate Julybations with ACCI Gallery, Agrodolce and Visit Berkeley
Visit Berkeley is celebrating all during July with a bevy of beverages for JULYbations!
Drink specials, happy hours, wine pouring, and more will be available to quench all thirsts.
Join us at ACCI Gallery for a “Sip and Save Happy Hour” from 4-6pm every Saturday in July!
We'll be pouring wine provided by Agrodolce and offering 10% off an array of wonderful drinkware made by our member artists. After our Happy Hour wander down to Agrodolce for more mouthwatering wines, exceptional cocktails, and a delicious dinner.
Ticket Sales Extended Through Weds 5/19!
Join us for our first ever collaboration between ACCI and the Berkeley Garden Club. Visit 7 local gardens on this tour plus the outdoor back garden at ACCI Gallery. Tour booklets describing the gardens and artists will be given to all ticketholders. Many of the gardens will have demonstrations taking place by artists and gardeners. It will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy spring gardens and beautiful artwork at their best.
The Art in the Garden Tour will take place rain or shine from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, May 22. People attending this event will be expected to wear masks and maintain social distance.
Bold Botanicals Biennial Exhibition