AMOCA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration


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  A Night at the Museum: Where the Art Comes Alive

AMOCA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in celebrating AMOCA’s “Night at the Museum.”  We are delighted to report that as a result of your generosity and that of the other 450 people in attendance, AMOCA netted over $50,000 to support its education and outreach programs.

Photos of the event can be viewed below and on our Flickr account. In addition, a history of AMOCA’s first 10 years, written by retired university professor, Richard Jacobs, will be available for downloading from AMOCA’s website in April.

On behalf of AMOCA’s board of directors, staff and all those who benefit from the museum’s exhibitions, ceramic studio, programs, our heartfelt gratitude.


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Sunday, March 15, 2015 • 5:30-9:30 pm.  The Board of Directors and Staff of the American Museum of Ceramic Art present A Night at The Museum, AMOCA’s first major fund-raising event. This anniversary celebration featured a stunning exhibition from the permanent collection, exclusive peeks behind-the-scenes, cocktails and dinner, and concluded with both a silent and live auction offering art objects, gifts and weekend getaways to the highest bidders. AMOCA has been a point of pride for the Pomona Valley over the past 10 years, becoming a cultural destination for thousands, including visitors from as far away as Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Dedicated to outreach to youth, just this past year the museum welcomed some 3,500 school children from the Pomona and Claremont districts, as well as the greater Los Angeles area. AMOCA’s exceptional art exhibitions, education programs, and studio ceramics classes continue to serve the needs and interest of an ever-widening community.


For images and full list, CLICK HERE.





David & Julie Armstrong
Robert & Colette Wilson


AmTec Total Security, Inc.
Citizens Business Bank
Claremont Museum of Art,
Board of Directors
Class of 1963, Pomona College
Rosemary Choate
D & M Trust
Foothill Country Day School
Foothill Transit
Randall & Janell Lewis
Magnison & Moen, Inc.
Don Pattison
Rembrandt Club, Pomona College
The School for Arts and Enterprise
Cladd Stevens, MD
Joan Takayama-Ogawa
Kent Tool
Valley Vista Services, Inc.


Sandy Baldonado
Brad Blaine
Peggy Carlson
Coloramics, LLC
Stefani Gruenberg
Colin Holman
Dan Holznecht
Young Shin Kim
Brent Maire
Harrison McIntosh
Ronald Nilsen
Steve Pauley
Carole Pelton
Helen and Roger Porter
Edward Tessier
Todd Memorial Chapel
Georgette Unis
WorldBridge Art, Inc.


Chuck Bader
Charlene Bolton
Barbara Campbell
Marta Chausée
Diamond Elevator Service
Stephanie Fox
Denise Hahn
Elaine Haley
Geoff Hamill
Original Tommy’s Burgers
Velma McKelvey
Dwight Mitchell
Rick and Alexis Rains
Greg Regalado
Sue Shrode
Lillian Thibodeau
Arnold Thompson
Linda Tigner
Carol Vernon
Vehicle Parking District
Tom and Susan Wait

 (lists as of 3/27/15) For additional information please contact Carolyn Wagner at 909-865-3146.





Also Special Thanks to

10th Anniversary Exhibition

Jo Lauria, Guest Curator
Gino Ruzi, Assistant Curator
Erin Kasimow, Exhibition Designer
Eric T. Haskell, Scripps College

Auction Donors

Ann Ach
David & Julie Armstrong
Rosemary Choate
Dale Brothers Brewery
Audrey Durnan
Alex Ehrlich
Bobby Free
Eric T. Haskell
Judith Hendler
Norm Hines & Marjorie Harth
Jo Lauria
Pamela Leeds
Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach Opera
Los Angeles County Fair
Brent Maire
Catherine McIntosh
Bob & Trudy Mendez
Museum of Latin American Art
Original Tommy’s Hamburgers
Jim & Alice Piatt
Don Pattison
Sal Perez
Faith Porter
Bret Price
Greg Price
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens
Rock Wall Winery
Roclord Studio of Photography
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts
Adrian Sandstrom
Porntip SangvanichLinda Smith
Betty Spindler
Cladd Stevens
Joan Takayama-Ogawa
Matthew Taylor
The Cheesecake Factory
John Toki
Kent Tool & Jim Williams
Joe & Georgette Unis
Fritz & Mary Weis

Event Volunteers

Frank Balch
Glen Bartholomew
Mary Beierle
Cheree Bill
Linda Blake
Victor Citrin
Juanita Cruz
Alysa Cua
Robert Curry
Matthew Dickerson
Kathryn DiStefano
Kara Fritts
John Hart
Kim Hau
Edward Hayes
Beverly Helfer-Grand
Gilbert Hernandez
Robyn Holt
Kathleen Hopkins
Zac Hould
Alyson Iwamoto
Judy Jacobs
Brian Kies
Sloane Kochman
Gary Lett
Bruce Lim
Kim Lingo
John Maciel
Susan Mach
Susan Malloy
Madeline McGinnis
Heather Morrow
Sydney Mosley
Anna Nahanni
Jonah Nunez
Jordan Nunez
Jillian O’Dwyer
Jillian Olandt
Alvina Olivier
Emily O’Pray
Rocio Parro

Event Volunteers

Courtney Peterson
Genelle Peterson
Anzu Pilgrim
Angelica Ramirez
Jimena Roman
Valerie Sanchez
Adrian Sa    ndstrom
Jennifer Sandstrom
Connie Schapiro
Dr. Billie Sessions
Peter Sheldon
Harriet Sherry
Alexis Silva
Gary Smith
Will Smith
Wendy Thoreson
Brett Tondreau
Anthony Urzua
Bryon Vasquez
Jackson Veigel
Tiffany Vendiola
Jennifer Windham
Susan Zenger
Holly Zimmerman

Entertainment & Vendors

Eric Boos Trio
Judy Casanova
Centro Basco
Chameleon Creative Group, flashlights
Liquorama Fine Wine and Spirits
Mimes: Celia Dufournet, Peter Lane,
Simone Nibbs, & Davis Saul
Picture Perfect Party Rentals
Pomona College Duplicating Services
Carrie Rosema, Photographer
SLJ Pro Audio Services

Special Thanks To

Our Founders, David & Julie Armstrong
Israel Alvarez, Javier Alvarez, Oscar Martinez
and Evangelina Quiroz for everything you do
for AMOCA everyday
Thomas Ahern, Certified Appraiser
Jan Burwell
Wendy DeLeon, AMOCA donor wall
Bobby Free, ceramic centerpiece pots
Marjorie Harth
Bernadette Helton
Areta Herr
Rae Lynn Price
Nancy Scotto
Perdita Sheirich
Sherwood Florist
John Toki
Bryan Vansell
Adams & Brooks, Inc, Candy Company for
A Night at the Museum lollipops
Richard Jacobs, The First Decade of The
American Museum of Ceramic Art. A
downloadable version will be available on
AMOCA’s website in April.
Broc Cellars, Berkeley CA, Chris Brockway
Mitchell Katz Winery, Livermore CA
Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda CA,
Shauna Rosenblum
Scotto Cellars, Lodi CA, Anthony Scotto,
Paul Scotto, Michael Scotto, Natalie Scotto