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America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

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From page B14 | April 18, 2014 |

The Art League of Lincoln in conjunction with Blue Line Arts will be holding the second annual art show and competition, America’s ClayFest II, at the beautiful Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Road, Suite 100 in Roseville. This show will be celebrating the rich history of 25 years of clay competition formerly known as the Feats of Clay that was held at Gladding McBean Clay Manufacturing Company in Lincoln.

For 2014, besides the open competition at Blue Line Arts, the organizers will be expanding the show to include a Gladding McBean Retrospective at the newly opened Art League of Lincoln’s Art Center Gallery and an International Student Art Show and Competition.

This year’s judge will be artist and collector Candice Groot who earned her MFA in ceramics and sculpture from Texas Tech University, after which she taught at Gustavus Adolphus College. While in Minnesota she founded the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, an organization that annually awards three grants to artists working in 3D so they may devote more resources to their craft. Currently Groot lives and works in Chicago using white-ware, decals, and found objects in her art as well as directing the Foundation.

Blue Line Arts is honored to host visiting artist Tip Toland through the Susan Cooley — Gilliom Artist Residency Teaching program. She will present workshops and lectures in conjunction with America’s ClayFest II.

Also featured, April 18 to May 31, is emerging artist, Marianne Bland, who was selected for a solo art exhibition in the WestPark Workshop Gallery at Blue Line Arts. Bland is a local artist, known for her quaint and serene paintings of city life.

In Bland’s latest series, she presents scenes taken throughout neighborhoods in modern-day San Francisco and Sacramento, highlighting store signs, vehicles, and others from times past. There will be over 30 pieces on display, most created in the past two years.

Regarding this exhibit, Bland stated, “This series of paintings examines city elements that serve as markers of our collective memories as well as moments that feel out of place in time. The signs, streets and buildings that bear silent witness to the experiences of everyday people become vessels of nostalgia. These are spaces imbued by the past: reminders of decades of footsteps, echoes of laughter and layers of lives lived here.”

Bland was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently lives and works in Sacramento. She began her art career in 1998 when she started her own mural painting business at the age of 16. Bland then went on to receive her BFA in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts.

The gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment.

There will be a reception on third Saturdays, April 19 and May 17, open to the public from 7-9 p.m. and to members only 6-7 p.m.

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