Ce­ram­ics On Dis­play At Delta Col­lege Gallery

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The L.H. Hor­ton Gallery at San Joaquin Delta Col­lege in Stock­ton presents the ninth an­nual “Vi­sions in Clay,” the largest ex­hi­bi­tion of ce­ramic works in the San Joaquin Val­ley.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs from Sept. 4 to Sept. 21, with an open­ing re­cep­tion from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 6.

Ad­mis­sion to the gallery on Delta Col­lege’s Stock­ton cam­pus is free and open to the pub­lic.

Founded by the San Joaquin Pot­ters Guild in 2002, Vi­sions in Clay was turned over to the Hor­ton Gallery in 2010. It is an ex­cep­tional show of crafts­man­ship and di­verse style. Vi­sions in Clay has been fea­tured sev­eral times in the na­tional mag­a­zine Ce­ram­ics Monthly, in­clud­ing the Septem­ber is­sue fea­tur­ing the work of 2018 Vi­sions in Clay artist Alina Hayes.

Beth Ann Ger­stein, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Ce­ramic Art, was this year’s guest ju­ror. She se­lected the works and awards for ex­hi­bi­tion. The se­lec­tion was based on qual­ity of crafts­man­ship, unique con­tent and form, and tech­ni­cal skill. This year’s ex­hibit fea­tures 58 works by 48 artists from around the coun­try, in­clud­ing Stock­ton artist Kathy White.

Vi­sions in Clay Awards this year went to: Re­becca Zweibel, Best of Show $800; Don­ald Williams, 2nd Place $600; Mimi Lo­go­thetis, 3rd Place $400; Tiffany Sch­mierer, San Joaquin Pot­ters Guild Founders Award $300.

The gallery at San Joaquin Delta Col­lege is at 5151 Pa­cific Ave.; show hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri­day with spe­cial hours on Satur­day, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To view the ex­hi­bi­tion on­line and link to the artists’ web­sites, visit the Gallery web­site at gallery.delta­col­lege.edu and go to Cur­rent Ex­hi­bi­tions.

Ex­hi­bi­tion Ju­ror Ger­stein is the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Amer­i­can Mu­seum of Ce­ramic Art in Pomona, Cal­i­for­nia. From 1994 to 2014 she was the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of The So­ci­ety of Arts and Crafts in Bos­ton. Ger­stein holds an MFA from Cran­brook Academy of Art in Michi­gan and a BFA from Ed­in­boro Univer­sity in Penn­syl­va­nia.

She cur­rently serves on the Board of the Wa­ter­shed Cen­ter for Ce­ramic Arts in Maine. Ger­stein is a for­mer mem­ber of the Col­lec­tions Com­mit­tee of the Fuller Craft Mu­seum, in Brock­ton, Mas­sachusetts, and a for­mer Board mem­ber of the Glass Art So­ci­ety. She has been a ju­ror for a num­ber of craft shows in­clud­ing the Amer­i­can Craft Council, Belle­vue Craft Show and the Smith­so­nian Craft Show, as well as a ju­ror for state arts council grant pro­grams in Maine, New Hampshire, Ken­tucky, Mas­sachusetts, Ohio and Illi­nois.

Ce­ram­ics will take cen­ter stage at the L.H. Hor­ton Gallery on the San Joaquin Delta Col­lege cam­pus in Septem­ber, with a va­ri­ety of award­win­ning pieces on dis­play in the “Vi­sions in Clay” show.

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