California Arts Council

State of California

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Ceramics Annual of America Exhibition and Art FairVisual Arts

Witness A Unique Experience: ceramic sculpture from around the world 

The Ceramics Annual of America (CAA) is an ambitious exhibition and art fair spotlighting the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics from around the world including works from China, Korea, Mexico, Australia and Italy. It is the only event of its kind in the United States and the goal is to encourage the education and enrichment of the public, cultivate a fertile art market, and foster dialog between collectors and makers of ceramic sculpture. Part of California's continuing legacy of excellence and innovation in ceramics, the CAA is the largest exhibition and art fair that is entirely focused on ceramic art in America and is modeled after the Ceramic Biennials held in Europe, Korea, Japan and China. It provides a venue for the top regional and international artists from working in the clay medium to show their work to a broader audience of collectors. The CAA is organized by the California Ceramics Cooperative, a group of invested regional ceramic artists, and features panel discussions, lectures, tours as well as daily interactive art demonstrations that provide a greater understanding of the artistic process for students and educators alike. 

A popular attraction for countless national and international visitors to the city, Fort Mason still resonates with the presence of the California Funk movement of the sixties and seventies that inspired ceramic greats living in San Francisco today. Its close proximity to nature, unique architecture and nostalgic atmosphere contribute a breathtaking backdrop for an impressive array of Ceramic Sculptures.

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: September; October

Festival Location: Fort Mason, San Francisco

Contact Information:
California Ceramics Cooperative
Nancy Resler
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
(877) 459-9CAA

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