Kellogg University Art Gallery Presents "Ink and Clay 31"

Kellogg University Art Gallery Presents "Ink and Clay 31"
Dicepphalopod, an earthenware sculpture by Coquia James, is part of the “Ink and Clay 31” exhibit on display at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery.
John August Swanson's serigraph, Loaves and Fishes, is part of this year's “Ink and Clay” exhibit.

The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery is showcasing “Ink and Clay 31” now through Feb. 18. The exhibit represents the best of printmaking and ceramic art from a national juried exhibition.

A reception and awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, 7-9 p.m.

The exhibit features 106 pieces of ceramic works, prints and drawings from the best 35 ceramic and 57 ink artists in the Western United States.

More than 620 entries were judged by Henry Hopkins, former director of both the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art.

“Ink and Clay 31” 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, the Cal Poly Pomona President's Office matched this amount. The work will be placed in the university's permanent collection.

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.