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Past Exhibitions

Southern California High School Ceramics Exhibition 2020

Posted on Jan 18th, 2020 - By Paul Roach

Alyssa Martinez, Rollie Pollie, Esperanza High School '20 An annual juried show featuring 74 finalists from 27 Southern California High Schools,…

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Kent Tool + Dana Gardner

Avian Clay: Kent Tool + Dana Gardner

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2019 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

High-resolution Images • Reception • Shop On View: October 12 – December 29, 2019 Reception: October 12, 6 – 9 PM Dana Gardner, a…

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Julie Green: Flown Blue

Posted on Jun 20th, 2019 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

High-resolution Images • Press Release (pdf) • Reception On View: September 14, 2019 – February 23, 2020 Reception: September 14,…

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Peter Pincus: Chroma

Posted on May 9th, 2019 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

High-resolution Images • Reception • Workshop On View: July 13 – September 29, 2019 Reception: July 13, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm • Talk by…

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Juan Quezada: The Legend of Mata Ortiz

Posted on Apr 9th, 2019 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

High-resolution Images • Press Release (pdf) • Reception On View: June 8 – December 29, 2019 Reception: June 8, 6:00 pm – 9:00…

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En Iwamura: Legacy in the Vault

Posted on Mar 18th, 2019 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

April 20 - June 30, 2019 En Iwamura was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1988 with two painters as parents. When applying to art school in Japan, he thought…

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Silver Splendor: The Art of Anna Silver

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2019 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Free admission March 9 after 5pm • On View: March 9 - August 25, 2019 • RSVP on Facebook "Spontaneity doesn’t happen by accident." Lucinda…

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Building a Collection

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

AMOCA's 15th AnniversaryExhibition Dates: October 5, 2018 - March 31, 2019Opening Reception: October 6,…

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Lasting Impressions: Selections from the Scripps College Permanent Collection

Posted on Oct 19th, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: January 12 - April 7, 2019Opening Reception: January 12, 6-9pmCurator: T Robert-Pacini During the mid-1950s, the ceramics…

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John Toki: Fault Lines

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

October 6, 2018 - June 23, 2019 Opening Reception: Sunday, October 7th • 2-5pm Artist Presentation @ 3pm Describing the multifaceted life of John…

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Sara Parent-Ramos: Jumble, Bunch, Grow

Posted on Apr 18th, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: September 8 - November 11, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8th, 6pm-9pm Artist Presentation • 7:00pm All Second…

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The Incongruous Body

Posted on Apr 18th, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

August 11, 2018 - February 17, 2019 Curator: Timothy John Berg Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the…

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Jeff Picou: Cracked

Posted on Apr 17th, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: July 7 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14th 7pm-9pm Jeff Picou's work explores the duality between the…

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Brent Hendry: Frayed

Posted on Apr 15th, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

May 12, 2018 - June 24, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm Artist Presentation @ 7:30pm Finding inspiration from textural…

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Making It Work: Production by Design

Posted on Feb 4th, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

April 7, 2018 - September 16, 2018 Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2-5pm Curated by Jo Lauria, AMOCA Adjunct Curator Making it Work:…

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Discovering Saar Ceramics

Posted on Feb 4th, 2018 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

April 7, 2018 - September 16, 2018 Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2-5pm Curated by Jo Lauria, AMOCA Adjunct Curator It is not often that a…

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Fahrenheit 2018 Bienniel

Posted on Nov 20th, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

March 10, 2018 - July 22, 2018 Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 6-9pm Patti Warashina, Juror Presentation, 7:00pm The American Museum of…

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Patsy Cox: Mouthpiece

Posted on Nov 5th, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

January 13, 2018 - April 29, 2018 Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 6-9pm Artist Presentation @ 7:00pm This exhibition features artwork…

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Kukuli Velarde: Plunder Me, Baby

Posted on Sep 10th, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

                            September 16, 2017 -…

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Love, Resilience, and Bad Memory: Diego Valles + Carla Martinez Vargas

Posted on Sep 9th, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

September 9 - November 5, 2017 Closing Reception: Saturday, November 5, 3:00-5:00pm Mata Ortiz Sale: November 2-5, 2017 Diego Valles Workshop:…

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We the People: Serving Notice

Posted on Jun 1st, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

August 5, 2017 - March 18, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, 6-9pm Beth Ann Gerstein, AMOCA’s Executive Director will provide an…

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Peter Olson: Photo Ceramica

Posted on May 27th, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

March 11-August 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11th, 6-9pm Artist Lecture: March 11th, 6:30pm   Photo Ceramica is the…

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Bobby Free & Andrew Gilliatt: Point of View

Posted on May 26th, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

June 10 - August 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm Artist Lecture: June 10th 6:30pm Point of View features the…

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Kristen Erickson: Community in Blue

Posted on Mar 29th, 2017 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

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Don Reitz & Ben Roti: tran•si•tions

Posted on Dec 24th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

January 14 - April 2, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14th,…

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Joan Takayama-Ogawa: Climate Change

Posted on Dec 10th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

January 14 - April 2, 2017 Warmer ocean temperatures prompted bleaching events of the world’s coral reef habitats, turning healthy colorful…

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Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion

Posted on Sep 10th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: October 8, 2016 - February 26, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 5:00-8:00pm Garth Johnson, Curator’s Talk:…

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Alison Petty Ragguette: OUTCAST

Posted on Sep 9th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: September 10 - October 30, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5:00-8:00pm Free and open to the public. Lunch &…

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Mettlach: Folklore & Fairy Tales

Posted on Sep 8th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: September 10, 2016 - July 8, 2018                    …

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AMOCA Ceramic Annual: Biomorphic

Posted on Sep 7th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

                          October 8 - November 27,…

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Dirk Staschke: Nature Morte

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: April 9-September 18, 2016   The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present Dirk Staschke: Nature Morte, an…

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A to Z: AMOCA’s Permanent Collection

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: Through July 13,…

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John Conrad: The Dichroic Effect

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: July 9 - September 4, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9,…

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Wendy Thoreson: Wrought Clay

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: July 9 - August 28, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9,…

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Lineage: Mentorship & Learning

Posted on Apr 6th, 2016 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: January 16-June 19, 2016   Lineage: Mentorship & Learning highlights the impact and importance of the teacher/student…

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Alexi Morrissey: Have You Seen Me?

Posted on Oct 16th, 2015 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: January 16-June 26, 2016   "By putting the faces of real slaves on hand-crafted, archival, milk bottles, we are seeking…

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Jeff Blandford: Life Behind the Wheel

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: September 12 - December 27, 2015.   Jeff Blandford, creates voluptuous and modern work at his organic farm in Michigan.…

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RE-MADE: Contemporary Approaches to Factory Ceramics

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Dates: August 1-December 27, 2015 Reception: Saturday, August 8th •…

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Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future: AMOCA’s 10th Anniversary

Posted on Jun 16th, 2015 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

An exhibition featuring art from our permanent collection in a celebration of AMOCA's 10 year Anniversary. Extended to July 12,…

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Brian Rochefort in the Vault

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

April 11 - August 2, 2015                 "Brian Rochefort’s unedited ‘gloop’…

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Southern Migration: Ruby’s @ AMOCA

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

  February 14 - March 29, 2015 A juried exhibition showcasing some of the finest ceramics by Ruby’s artists. First showing was at Ruby’s Clay…

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Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay

Posted on Sep 17th, 2014 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015 Opening Reception - Saturday, November 8, 6:00-9:00 pm Artist Lecture - Saturday, November 8, 5:00pm …

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Site Unseen: Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers (Vault)

Posted on Sep 15th, 2014 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

November 29, 2014—January 31, 2015 Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers have been collaborating with each other for the last eight years.  As individuals…

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HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

September 13 – October 26, 2014 Opening & 100th Birthday Reception —Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6pm-9pm The American Museum of…

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Heaven: Rebekah Bogard (Vault)

Posted on Jun 17th, 2014 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

September 13, 2014 –November 16, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is proud to present Heaven: Rebekah Bogard in the Vault…

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LARGE AS LIFE: Betty Davenport Ford, Elaine Katzer, Lisa Reinertson

Posted on Jun 14th, 2014 - By AMOCA

 Large As Life: Betty Davenport Ford • Elaine Katzer • Lisa Reinertson June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic…

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La Catrina: Tribute to Jose Posada

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

La Catrina June 14, 2014 through August 31, 2014 The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present, La Catrina, a colorful, interactive…

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Mettlach: Medieval to Modern

Posted on Jun 12th, 2014 - By Beth Ann Gerstein

Exhibition Closes: July 31, 2016 The “Mettlach: Medieval to Modern” exhibition presents a journey into the history of European art and…

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Palm Prints: Jamie Bardsley

Posted on Jan 24th, 2014 - By AMOCA

IN THE VAULT April 12, 2014 –June 1, 2014 Our experience of time is much like water; constantly shifting and changing.  Sitting on the…

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Patsy Cox: Romanesco Fractals

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013 - By AMOCA

IN THE VAULT Lecture: March 8, 7:00pm February 8, 2014 -March 30, 2014 Structure, activity and growth found both in nature and the urban…

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