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March 2019

11th Annual Art of Painting in the 21st Century

March 6 - April 20

Tickets available here The Art of Painting in the 21st Century is an annual conference, in its eleventh year, and is geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define current trends in the field. Many painters work alone, an isolated process that deprives the artist of thriving debate until the work is shown. This year’s conference will feature some of the most talented and well known painters working today. This conference provides a unique opportunity…

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April 2019

30 Ceramic Sculptors

April 24 - May 19

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will hold its annual gallery-wide 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the California for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA) Conference. The work will be on display from April 24 – May 19, 2019. This exhibition was first conceived in 1986, a collaboration between the late Robert Arneson and John Natsoulas, and continues the ceramic traditions made famous by instructors and students of the University of California, Davis Art Department and the…

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May 2019

CCACA – Ceramics Conference

May 3 - May 5

Register today! CCACA 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. LIKE CCACA ON FACEBOOK >> Demonstrations, lectures, shows—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for…

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Ayeshia Samdani & Chris Liberti

May 22 - June 29

Chris Liberti is an American artist primarily known for his oil paintings of landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes. Chris was born in Buffalo, NY, and began illustrating at an early age. He initially attended a graphic design school, and from 1993-96, he studied fine arts in oil painting at Buffalo State College, under professors Jim Phalen, Constance Payne and Richard Gubernick. Ayesha Samdani was born and grew up in Pakistan. She has an MA degree in Fine Arts from Pakistan.…

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July 2019

18th Annual California Landscape Exhibition

July 3 - August 17

California’s natural beauty and diverse landscape has been giving artists a source of inspiration in the genre of landscape painting since Albert Bierstadt and his 19th century depictions of Yosemite. Bierstadt’s practice of capturing the exceptional, ethereal light of California continues in contemporary landscapes as artists today explore a new sublimity present in the 21st century. Featuring scenes of fertile valleys, sparkling beaches, dense forests, and seemingly boundless deserts, Californian landscapes remain the root of poetic allure for artists today. Many such artists will be displaying the products of…

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August 2019

Glenn Takai

August 21 - September 21

Glenn Takai was an American ceramic artist. He studied at California State University, Sacramento and at the University of California Davis. Glenn’s ceramic figures are a powerful narrative. Each sculpture captures an important moment or memory in life. The family is often the focus of Takai’s work, tracing the path of three generations of men: his great grandfather, his father, himself and his brother, and his two sons. Objects, landscapes, animals and faces serve to supplement his narratives. Glenn has…

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