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Two of our TLCArtists are featured in the Marin IJ this month!

Please take a moment to read these great articles on two Terra Linda Ceramic Artists, Dove Govrin and Melissa Woodburn, who both live their lives through their unique passion for ceramics.

Dove Govrin https://www.marinij.com/2022/05/07/terra-linda-ceramicist-uses-art-to-address-the-trauma-and-healing-of-her-cancer-journey/#




Melissa Woodburn https://www.marinij.com/2022/04/27/novato-artists-hare-tarot-cards-a-balm-during-the-pandemic/

The TLCA show at the
35th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

Back from two amazing days at the CCACA conference. Great show for our group, demos and lectures by top notch ceramic artists, student shows, all inspiring. Can't wait for April 29, 2023, mark your calendars!


The Terra Linda Ceramic Artists "R'Evolution Exhibit" opened with a bang!

Thank you to the 240+ Marin County residents and volunteers who came to our opening night for our "R'Evolution" exhibit.

Featuring the works of 40 TLCArtists, this exhibit was judged by ceramic Artist Antonia Lawson.

Antonia gave 3 awards and 4 Honorable Mention to the following TLCArtists, Congratulations!

1st Place, Jo Clarke for "The Girls"
2nd Place, Cornelia Nevitt for "Plague Doctor Six"
3rd Place, Brianna Woodward for "King Toad"

Honorable Mention
Heather Austin Weir for "Mirror Dimension"
Tajali Littman for "A Chime of Wrens"
Geraldine GaNun for "Artifact"
Emeigh Poindexter for "Winston & Sal Go for a Ride"

Curators: Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi, Jo Clarke and Cathie Blackstone

The Terra Linda Ceramic Artists win once more

Everyone at the TLCA Thank You Marin County residents for awarding us the Marin IJ 2022 Reader's CHOICE Award for "BEST ART STUDIO".

Check out the online publication of the Marin IJ Reader's CHOICE Awards.
You can find us on page
42 and page 91 https://marinijreaderschoice.com

THANK YOU!

The Terra Linda Ceramic Artists win once more

We at the TLCA thank you Marin County residents for awarding us for the second year in a row "Best of Marin 2021", for Best Art Studio and Best Art Instructor!

If you have not had a chance yet, come and check us out.


Marin Magazine Article

"Connecting with your creative side — why does it matter even more during difficult times?"

The Terra Linda Ceramic Artists is featured in the Marin Magazine

Current & Upcoming Events

Contemporary Botanicals

Three of our TLCArtists are featured in this beautiful exhibit, Susan Hontalas, Susan Press and Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi.

April 1st - May 21st, 2022

Art Works Downtown presents Contemporary Botanicals to celebrate spring by showcasing an artistic garden of varied approaches to, interpretations of, and expression through, our relationship to flora and fauna.

Juror: Vanessa Indies, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Opening Night Reception/Art Walk - April 8th, 2022 - 5-8pm

Closing Night Reception /Art Walk- May 13th, 2022 - 5-8pm

For gallery directions and visiting hours visit: Artworksdowntown

Ceramic Related Events to see in the Bay Area

Edith Heath: A Life in Clay
Oakland Museum
of Art

January 29, 2022–October 30, 2022

Trailblazer. Rebel. Revolutionary. Discover the story of Edith Heath, founder and designer of Heath Ceramics. Heath transformed the ceramics industry, creating dinnerware from California clay for “Sunday best” and everyday use. Driven by the power of good design, and a commitment to her craft, Heath’s vision continues to live on through her stoneware and tile over 70 years later. Durable, not delicate, simple, yet stylish, Heath Ceramics is an icon of American design.

This is not a traditional ceramics or craft exhibition - it combines historic objects, photographs, documentary video and personal memorabilia to showcase Heath's legacy and story. Do not miss it!

For more information, COVID19 requirements and tickets visit here: Edith Heath

Past events

The TLCA show at the
35th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts
April 29 - 30, 2022

The TLCArtists were pleased to participate for the third year in this amazing yearly ceramic conference.

After 35 years of tradition the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts is proud to continue the largest sculptural ceramics conference in the world. Conceived by the need for dialogue and direct interaction between artists and students, CCACA 2022 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.

40+ Major Shows

Local gallery exhibitions and over 30 college shows bring the best work of the year within easy reach. These shows run concurrent with CCACA 2022. See all this and over 40 amazing student shows within a short walk. This is a chance to surround yourself with the top ceramic art of today and the ideas of the artists of tomorrow.

Stay tuned for our exact location at the conference!

Find out about the Natsoulas Gallery here: CCACA_2022

Marinwood Spring Art Show

Saturday, April 23rd, 2002 - 3-7pm

Please join 15 TLCArtists and numerous wonderful Marin County artists for this one day Art Show! Thank you Susan Press, for upholding this bi-yearly Marin art tradition for our community.

Juror: Suzanne Long, Curator, Epperson Gallery, Crocket, CA

TLCA 2022"R'Evolution"
Falkirk Cultural Center

March 11 - April 15th 2022

The Terra Linda Ceramic Artists is pleased to present its Member's show hosted by the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael California.

This juried member's show presents figurative and non figurative works by 20+ artists from the Terra Linda Ceramic Artists vibrant community. Each artist presents their interpretation of the theme R'Evolution, a compound word that offers exciting opportunities in clay.

Jurors: Catherine Blackstone, Jo Clarke
Judge: Antonia Lawson

Opening Night Reception/Art Walk - March 11, 2022 - 5-8pm

Closing Night Reception/ Art Walk and People's Choice Awards - April 15, 2022 - 5-8pm

For gallery directions and visiting hours visit: Falkirk Cultural Center

56TH Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

March 16-19, 2022
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) provides opportunities to build and strengthen professional networks and experience lifelong learning with friends, colleagues, mentors, and students.

The TLCA exhibit "R'Evolution" is listed in the NCECA WEB listing for the conference under the section "SACRAMENTO SUBURBS AND REGIONAL".

View full listing of all other amazing exhibitions happening in conjunction to the NCECA conference here: "2022 exhibition listing"

For more information, COVID19 requirements and tickets visit here: NCECA 2022


To VOLUNTEER and earn a conference PASS visit: https://nceca.net/2022-conference-volunteers/--


Ceramic Artists Winter Fair

Saturday, November 20th
10AM to 4PM
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael

Please join us for our first annual Winter Fair. This year, 10 TLCA ceramicists will fill the historical Falkirk Cultural Center with new, exciting works perfect for gift-giving.
An event not to be missed!

The variety of work runs from early-folk style vessels to flowing contemporary sculpture - some with a touch of whimsy to more lyrical pieces. You'll want to go early for the best selection.

Wear a mask, maintain social distancing and practice proper hand hygiene while viewing the galleries

Marinwood Fall art Show

Saturday, November 6th
3PM to 7PM
Marin Wood Community Center, San Rafael

Please join ten TLCArtists and numerous wonderful Marin County artists for this one day Art Show. The theme this year is "Connections"

Juror: Stan Gibbs, Program Director of Artworks Downtown in San Rafael



The TLCA went to the
34th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

After 34 years of tradition the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts is proud to continue the largest sculptural ceramics conference in the world. Conceived by the need for dialogue and direct interaction between artists and students, CCACA 2021 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field.

40+ Major Shows

Local gallery exhibitions and over 30 college shows bring the best work of the year within easy reach. These shows run concurrent with CCACA 2021. See all this and over 40 amazing student shows within a short walk. This is a chance to surround yourself with the top ceramic art of today and the ideas of the artists of tomorrow.

Find out about the gallery here: CCACA_2021

Epperson Gallery: "Menagerie"

Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts is honored to present Menagerie, a juried National Clay Competition celebrating Animals. Menagerie features thirty-six Ceramic Artists who create, interpret and explore the wonder of Animals real, surreal or imagined. Ariel Bowman: juror.

Three of the Terra Linda Ceramic Artists members are exhibiting in this show. Jo Clarke, Susan Hontalas and Melissa Woodburn

Find out about the gallery here: Epperson Gallery

The BOX SHOW


The Box Show 2021 and auction officially opens Saturday, July 24, at 11 am and will close on Saturday, September 11, at 4 pm.

The gallery is open Thursday through Monday, 11 am – 5 pm.

Three of the Terra Linda Ceramic Artists members are exhibiting in this show. Donald Beaton, Ellen Leo and Geraldine GaNun.

Find out about the Box Show here: BOX SHOW


CORNELIA NEVITT A RETROSPECTIVE

The Falkirk Cultural Center and Terra Linda Ceramic Artists are proud to present:

CORNELIA NEVITT A RETROSPECTIVE

March 5th - April 2nd, 2021

This unique solo artist exhibit features, Marin County award-winning sculptor Cornelia Nevitt.

A member of many art groups around the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Terra Linda Ceramic Artists, Cornelia's abundant work is introspective and imaginative and reflects her own inner world. She draws her inspiration from human figures, the environment and from nature.

Cornelia's work is unique and highly diversified in styles and techniques. This is a show not to be missed.

The show is open for in-person viewing at the Falkirk Cultural Center from March 5th-April 2nd Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-1pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm-5pm.* Wear a mask, maintain social distancing and practice proper hand hygiene while viewing the galleries.

The exhibit was curated by Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi.

Falkirk Art Galleries visiting hours: March 5 - April 2

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


*Subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions. Please check the Falkirk website to confirm gallery schedule.

https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/falkirk/


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TLCA 2020 – Falkirk Exhibition

October 7th – November 20th, 2020

The Terra Linda Ceramic Artists is pleased to present its first Virtual Exhibition, hosted by the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael.

The exhibit showcases the works of 38 artists from the Terra Linda Ceramic Artists vibrant community.

Virtual Opening Night Reception - Oct 10, 2020

We had a great virtual opening night, thank you for those of you who came and support the Arts. Stay tuned for our Exhibition Speaker's Series!

Visit the online exhibition

www.Falkirk.org

TERRA LINDA CERAMIC ARTISTS 2020 at the BARTOLINI GALLERY

April 9th – May 31, 2020
Due to COV-19 exhibit was POSTPONED date TBA

This exhibit features works by the TLCA advanced artists. The TLCA exhibit will be featured in Bartolini Gallery along with “Layered Expressions: Marin Collage Collective” and “Rising Stars: The 29th Annual Marin County High School Art Show”.

Opening Night Reception: April 9th – 6-8pm
www.MarinCounty.org

SPRING DAY ART SALE

Saturday May 9th, 2020 – 11am – 4pm CANCELLED due to COVID19

Please come and see the works for sale of many Marin County artists including TLCA artists.

At the Marinwood Community Center
775 Miller Creek Road San Rafael, CA 94903-1323

MARIN OPEN STUDIOS

May 1-3 and May 8-10, 2020

Many TLCA artists participate in the Marin Open Studios – Details TBA
https://marinopenstudios.org

32nd Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

May 1-3, 2020 – VIRTUAL Conference

Terra Linda Ceramic Artists will be exhibiting for the second year at CCACA (California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts ).

TLCA artists will be selected to represent the group for this exciting 3 day of Ceramic Arts immersion.

Thanks to John Natsoulas, the founder of the CCACA one can stroll for free through dozens of pop up galleries. Purchasing the conference gave access to live demonstrations and inspiring lectures by professional ceramicists. This event repeats every year do not miss it!

John Natsoula Gallery where you can view some amazing art and pick up your map is conveniently located at the corner of 521 First Street in downtown Davis, California.

THE FINE ARTS EXHIBIT AT THE MARIN COUNTY FAIR

“The Soaring 2020s” CANCELLED due to COVID19
July1st – July 5th 2020 (Exhibit Hall)

Many artists from the TLCA participate every year in the Fine Arts Exhibit at the Marin County Fair and bring home a long list of Awards. We are looking forward to another exciting Fair!

www.marinfair.org

FALKIRK Spring 2020 Juried Exhibition

March 13th -April 10 –
AVAILABLE ONLINE – Galleries were closed due to COV-19

Three members of the TLCA participated in the exhibit “capturing the natural beauty of California”

Falkirk Cultural Center
1408 Mission St. San Rafael, CA 94901

Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts

Wh Lies Beneath – Juried by Lisa Clague
February 14th-March 15h

Opening Reception February 16th – 4-8pm

Two members of the TLCA are exhibiting in this national show.
Epperson Gallery 1400 Pomona St, Crockett, CA 94525

O’HANLON Center for the Arts – Member’s Show

January 16th – February 20, 2020

Members of the Terra Linda Ceramic Artists are also members of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and exhibiting in this show.

www.ohanloncenter.org

CERAMIC SENSIBILITIES

September 20th – November 8th (Artworksdowntown)

THE FINE ARTS EXHIBIT AT THE MARIN COUNTY FAIR

July 3rd – July 7th 2019 (Exhibit Hall)

Over a dozen of our Terra Linda Ceramic Artists, adults and youth alike, won numerous and impressive awards this year.

“Marin County Fair Theme Award” Susan Hontalas, “Outstanding Award in Sculpture”, “Outstanding Award in Stone Sculpture “, “3rd Place in Ceramics” Cornelia Nevitt, “1st Place in Miniature”, “Outstanding Award for Various Media”, only to name a few of our adult winners. Congratulations to everyone!

31st Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts

May 3-5, 2019

Terra Linda Ceramic Artists exhibited for the first time at the CCACA (California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts ).

16 TLCA artists were selected to represent the group for this exciting 3 day of Ceramic Arts immersion. TLCA shared the same building as the Mendocino Arts Center and the Davis Arts Center at 508 2nd st. downtown Davis.

Thanks to John Natsoulas, the founder of the CCACA one can stroll for free through dozens of pop up galleries. Purchasing the conference gave access to live demonstrations and inspiring lectures by professional ceramicists. This event repeats every year do not miss it!

John Natsoula Gallery where you can view some amazing art and pick up your map is conveniently located at the corner of 521 First Street in downtown Davis, California.

Click here for more information on the conference CCACA

Marinwood Spring Art Show

March 23rd – 3-7pm

The one day show was juried by Gabriella Calicchio and featured 15 TLCA artists. The first place was awarded to Dave Yoas, Second place to Alex Friedman, Third place to Donna Klie. Honorable Mention were awarded to Sandra McCreary, June Miller and Lisa Clarke.

Art Works Downtown Founders Gallery

February 8th – March 2nd

Thank you to Susan Press who curated yet another amazing show.

Several TLCA artists are featured in the show.

6th Annual Art & Wine Tasting at the Marinwood Community Center,

October 27th, 2018

Thank you Susan Press!

Many of our TLCArtists were included in the group of 50 Bay Area artists who participated. The show was juried by Stan Gibbs, Artworksdowntown Program Manager.

1st Place was awarded to Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi, 2nd Place to Lisa Clarke and 3rd Place to Jennifer Lipson.

“FORM & FIRE: THE ALCHEMY OF CLAY”

September 14 – October 25, 2018

The Terra Linda Ceramic Artists was pleased to present “Form & Fire: The Alchemy of Clay” . Through the process of transformation of matter and the act of combining seemingly ordinary elements, artists created dozens of extraordinary and magical pieces that were on display at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael. Over 300 guests, including Marin County Supervisor Damon Connolly, attended the Opening Night September 14th. The exhibit was a smashing success and showed our Marin County community the amazing talent and diversity of our artists.

THE FINE ARTS EXHIBIT AT THE MARIN COUNTY FAIR

June 30th – July 5th 2018 (Exhibit Hall)

Over a dozen of our Terra Linda Ceramic Artists have won numerous and impressive awards this year. “Best of Show” in sculpture, Cornelia Newit, “Artist of the Year” Susan Press,

“1st in Fine Arts for Ceramics”, Geraldine Ga Nun, ” 2nd in Furniture – Mozaic Table”, Kambia Moezzi, “3rd in Ceramics”, Susie Kelly to name a few . And in our “Youth Classes” we had as many awards such as “Best of Show in Ceramics”, Brooke. Y, “Special Award” Dylan. G, “Best of Class in Ceramics”, June. M, to also name a few.

We are so very proud to share these accomplishment with you. Do not miss our amazing upcoming show “Form & Fire: The Alchemy of Clay”.

Other past events:

Unleashed/Falkirk
July 29th – September 7th, 2016

Unleashed/ACCI
July 10th -30th, 2015

Reflections/Falkirk
June 13th – August 16th, 2014

Journeys/Falkirk
June 15th – August 18, 2012