W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery

Ink & Clay 39

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Ink & Clay 39 Exhibition 

On Display September 14 - October 26, 2013

Ink & Clay is an annual competitive exhibition of prints, drawings and ceramics sponsored by Cal Poly Pomona’s W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and the James Jones Foundation. 2013 marks the 39th year for this juried exhibition. This year, for the first time, Ink & Clay was open to artists across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. The prints, drawings, ceramic ware, and clay sculpture of over 70 artists are featured in this year’s exhibition. The site features links  juror’s statements, individual artist’s pages, and a PDF catalog available for download. 


The artworks filmed, photographed and presented herein were used courtesy of each participating artist, with their individual permission. Some images used in the logo design and graphics may be from a previous year's competition. Copyright of all artwork used or reproduced is owned by each individual artist and cannot be copied or reproduced without each artist's individual permission.

Ink & Clay 39
Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona
September 14 - October 26, 2013
© 2013 Kellogg University Art Gallery
Cal Poly Pomona

Ink & Clay 39

Ink & Clay 39

Two men admiring an abstract art piece.

Brian Cirmo

The Artist & Peter Saul Contemplate a Guston Painting
Carol Ann Klimek, "Meditator" sitting in a large chair, there is a statue of a figure meditating.

Carol Ann Klimek


Juror Biographies


Photo of Stanton Hunter, a man smiling while wearing a black and white suit. He has a beard and is standing in front of trees.
Stanton Hunter - Clay Juror

I am as excited by work that follows a smart or fantastic or quirky strategy as I am by work that is exquisitely crafted and designed. Work that attracts a wider audience, work that gives a broader view of the medium, work that relates to its environment, or is informed by other disciplines, or mashes up history/culture/tradition/ideas, work that “transcends” the material in that it is just amazing, simple, beautiful, quiet work - I think all of this is important in our time. I have either been audience or sometimes participant in Ink & Clay for the past 16 years. It is truly one of the preeminent shows of its kind in Los Angeles, and a great platform to advance the field. It was important to the former director of Kellogg Gallery and master printmaker, Patrick Merrill (1948 - 2010), that Ink & Clay some day become a national show, and carefully nurtured its growth and rel- evance. I am very happy to see current director Quinton Bemiller realize this goal, both for the show’s profile, and for the memory of Patrick. I am honored to participate, and look forward to seeing what artists are up to these days.


Photo of Michel David. He is a fair complected man in a light blue t-shirt. He has his arms crossed and is shown in front of a green wallpapered wall.

Michael David - Ink Co-Juror

Judging artwork is always subjective and can differ from day-to-day or even hour-to-hour. For that reason I try not to be impulsive and often view all the submitted works numerous times over several days. I look for work that impresses me over and over and does not loose my interest or my fascination with it. Often it is work unique to the artist in some way / look for that element of surprise, something I had never seen before or done quite in the same way I have no preference between figurative or abstract imagery, media or conceptual ideology. If it 1 seems genuine in its intentions, honest in its execution, and serious of its content, I will want to look at it ... again and again.


Photo of Liza Folman. She is smiling wide and has hair that is cut to her shoulders. Her dirty blond hair is also cut with front bangs. She is shown in front of the ocean.

Liza Folman - Ink Co-Juror

It is always immensely challenging to jury an exhibition, but it is also a great pleasure to see the wonderful work submitted. I try to select a group that indicates the highest levels of creative and technical achievement by the entrants, with an entirely open approach to their diverse artistic processes and perspectives.


Images top to Bottom: Photo Portrait of Stanton Hunter, Photo Portrait of Michael David, Photo Portrait Liza Folman