October 2022 General Meeting: Ray Gonzales critique

For our October meeting we have artist/educator and respected advocate of the arts, Ray Gonzales Judge of the 2022 Bold Expressions.

Ray has served on a number of non-profit arts organization boards. As a board member of Lincoln Arts, Ray conceived of, developed and was chairman of “Feats of Clay”, an international ceramic art competition that had a 24 year run and included artists from all 50 states as well as international entries. This huge exhibit was displayed in the 35 foot beehive kilns at Lincoln’s Historic Gladding McBean Terra cotta working factory. Ray received his Arts Degree, teaching credential and graduate work from CSUS. He has taught Art for decades In Lincoln public schools and is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Sierra college. He has exhibited widely and received Public art commissions. Currently Ray serves on the National board of NCECA (National Conference for Education of Ceramic Arts) and helped to bring this conference to Sacramento next March. Sac Fine Arts will be one of the venues for this Major event. Ray was born in Auburn and now lives and has his own studio in Lincoln. He is a founding member of Ocelotecame (Azteca Danza group) with goals which include promoting cultural traditions through dance, music and education. He has judged many shows on a local and state level. 

·  Who: Ray Gonzales, Critique of works in the 2022 Bold Expressions
·  What: General Meeting 
·  When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
·  Where: Sacramento Fine Arts Center  5330-B Gibbons Dr., Carmichael, CA 95608 and via Zoom  

Please bring your best appetizer to share with the group!

In person we will also be doing our “Artist of the Month” contest at the
general meeting. It can be the SAME PIECE as that
submitted to the critique, by this month’s presenter, Steve Memering.

The works will be voted on by the attendance and the winner will hang in the center for the entire month.  Previous winners sit out for three months. Please take advantage of this opportunity to display your work in a gallery for free, to nurture buyers and collectors of your work.

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