Cal Poly Pomona will present Ink & Clay 39, an annual competition of the best ceramic and print artists from the United States. The exhibition will take place at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery on the Cal Poly Pomona campus from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26, and a reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 3 to 6 pm.
The exhibition will display 100 pieces — 50 clay and 50 ink —from nearly 400 submissions nationwide. A national jury of distinguished art faculty curated the exhibition, the first time the Ink & Clay has gathered a national group for the task of curating the exhibition. Comprising the jury for Ink & Clay 39: Stanton Hunter, associate professor of art at Chaffey College; Michael David, chair of fine arts at the Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University; and Lisa Folman, professor of fine arts at Lesley University.
Shortly after the exhibit officially opens, the Kellogg Gallery website (www.csupomona.edu/~kellogg_gallery) will feature a virtual catalog of the exhibition. The website is currently displaying Ink & Clay 38.
The annual event is made possible by a legacy of generosity from Col. Jim Jones and the continued efforts of Bruce M. Jewett. This year, Ink & Clay will award $8,000 to exhibition artists, including two $1,000 purchase awards from The James H. Jones Memorial Purchase Prize and the University President’s Award, sponsored by the Office of University President, J. Michael Ortiz. Other awards include 11 $500 Juror Awards and five $100 Director’s Choice Awards.