|Joanne Horton's ceramic “Collagena” is on display at the “Ink and Clay 30” exhibit through Feb. 14 at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery.|
|“Good Samaritan,” a serigraph (third of three) by John August Swanson.|
|“On the Outskirts,” a monotype by Masha Schweitzer.|
After sorting through more than 800 entries for Cal Poly Pomona?s annual competitive exhibition of ceramics, prints and drawings, the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery is showcasing ?Ink and Clay 30? now through Feb. 14. The exhibit features 102 pieces of ceramic works, prints and drawings from the best 38 ceramic and 34 print artists in the Western United States.
The competition was judged and curated by Hollis Goodall, curator of Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The number of entries was exceptionally high this year and the quality of work was outstanding, says Patrick Merrill, curator of the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery.
?Ink and Clay 30? is a competition that surveys the best ceramic and print artists from the greater Western United States including Alaska and Hawaii. This annual event is made possible through the generosity of long-time university supporter Col. Jim Jones, who provided $4,000 to purchase awards. In addition, this year university president J. Michael Ortiz has matched this amount. The work will be placed in the university's permanent collection.
This year?s award winners, honored at a ceremony on Jan. 8, are: Barbara Burghart Perreault of Fairfax; William Shinn of Santa Maria; Hannah Alex Glasser of Berkeley; Mary Beierle of Claremont; Olga Guerdjikova of Burbank; John Swanson of Los Angeles; Amber Aquirre of Holvaloa, Hawaii; Laos Yoni of San Diego; Diane Mc Leod of Seal Beach; Stan Hunter of Sierra Madre; and Nancy Harlan of Lake Forest.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, call Patrick Merrill at (909) 869-4301.