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Clay on display at Roseville Gallery

Blue Line's six-week event begins April 20
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“Six Weeks of Clay”

When: April 20 through June 1; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment

Where: Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St., Suite 11, Roseville

Reception: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 15; members only 6-7 p.m.; live music from jazz band Breez’

Info: www.bluelinearts.org or (916) 783-4117

Blue Line Arts will present “Six Weeks of Clay” April 20 through June 1 This time of year brings the return of the annual “Totems and Plates Invitational,” accompanied by “CERAMACOM,” an open ceramic competition. This year also brings the added twist of “America’s ClayFest,” formerly known as “Feats of Clay” to the Roseville area. All three shows will include varied styles of contemporary ceramic art.

This will be the third annual “Totems and Plates Invitation” exhibition of more than 80 plates and totems from Northern Californian artists who will present traditional forms in non-traditional ways – plates as paintings and totems as contemporary sculpture. “Plates and Totems” is a popular show with a wide variety of techniques and subject matter, and will be on display April 20 to May 4.

This third annual “CERAMACOM” competition features all-ceramic creations. This year juror Elaine O’Henry, editor of “Ceramics: Art and Perception/TECHNICAL,” will select the winning pieces. First place will claim both a cash prize and a solo exhibit in the WestPark Workshop Gallery in 2014.

The Art League of Lincoln will produce an international ceramic show, “America's ClayFest.” This year’s show will be juried by nationally recognized artist and teacher Richard Shaw. Blue Line Arts will host this year’s show from May 8 through June 1 in the Coker Family Gallery.