Over 30 Northern California artists will congregate in Stockton on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2013, for this year’s Fine Arts Festival. The hours of the event are Friday, 4 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. The event is free to attend.
This premier art festival will be held at the Spanos Community Center at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church at 920 W. March Lane, Stockton, CA 95207. This art event will delight the general public and art lovers of the high quality of art available in one location at this annual event.
Popular Bay Area ceramics artists’ Barbara Sebastian and Bruno Kark are returning to Stockton to participate in the 2013 Fine Arts Festival. Both Barbara and Bruno’s ceramic work are in collections throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Guild member Harry Nakamoto of Columbia, CA, whose name is widely recognized throughout the California, the United States and Japan will be sharing his experience and mastery of Raku and Anagama Wood-Fired pottery with event attendees.
The Fine Arts Festival, sponsored by the San Joaquin Potters Guild, will include art media in ceramics (sculptural and functional), mixed media, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, textiles/weavings and wood (sculptural and turned).
The event will include the 5th annual juried student ceramics exhibition by San Joaquin County high school ceramics classes. High school ceramics instructor can pick up the student entry forms on the San Joaquin Potters Guild website. Student awards will be announced on Saturday, November 23 at 3:00 PM.
For more information and directions visit www.sanjoaquinpottersguild.org
A non-profit organization, the San Joaquin Potters Guild was founded in 1991 by a small group of clay artists who were interested in the camaraderie and inspiration that could be gained by association with other ceramic artists. Over the years the guild has grown and now includes glass artists. Several years ago, the organization decided to include other media of art in their annual fall event.