'Ink and Clay 34' Showcases Best in Ceramics, Prints

'Ink and Clay 34' Showcases Best in Ceramics, Prints
John Schnick's ceramic, epoxy and
acrylic sculpture, “Holy Roller.”
Andrew Cho's mixed media “No Foothold In The Water. No Air On The Land.”
Kelly Berning's ceramic sculpture “Carnival.”

The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona is showcasing “Ink and Clay 34” through May 3. The exhibit represents the best of printmaking and ceramic art from a national juried exhibition.

A free reception and awards ceremony will be held Thursday, April 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The exhibit features 120 pieces of ceramic works, prints and drawings from 87 of the best artists in the Western United States. Each year the competition has grown steadily in recognition and stature. “Ink and Clay 34” received more than 800 entries, which were juried by Darrel Couturier of Darrel Couturier Gallery and Mark Greenfield, director of the Barnsdale Municipal Gallery for the city of Los Angeles.

“Ink and Clay” 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 $5,000 to purchase awards. In addition, the Cal Poly Pomona President's Office matched this amount bringing the award total to $10,000. The work will be placed in the university's permanent collection.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

For more details, visit www.cpp.edu/~kellogg_gallery.