Gallery Guide of California

Altadena

del Mano Gallery, www.delmano.com, 626-421-6359

Showroom Open By Appointment Only

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional and sculptural works; Art teapots, contemporary and secondary market pieces | representing 50+ ceramic artists | 2 ceramics exhibitions per year.


Claremont

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, http://rcwg.scrippscollege.edu, 909-607-8090

1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, California 91711

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; sculptural, functional, and figurative works; mid-century ceramics | representing Bengston, Kaneko, Mason, McIntosh, Price, Soldner, Takemoto, Wood, Woodman, and Voulkos | 1 ceramics exhibitions per year.


Davis

John Natsoulas Gallery, www.natsoulas.com, (530) 756-3938

521 First St., Davis, CA 95616

Primarily exhibiting historical and contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, figurative, and installation works.

 

The Artery, www.theartery.net , 530-758-8330

207 G St., Davis, CA 95616

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; sculptural and functional works.


Graton

Art Honors Life | The Gallery at FUNERIA, www.funeria.com , 707 829 1966

2860 Bowen St. #1, Graton, CA 95444-0221
Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, figurative, and installation works; new funerary urns, vessels, reliquaries, and personal memorial art | representing 15 ceramic artists | 1 clay exhibitions and 2 multimedia exhibitions per year.


Fullerton

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, http://themuck.org/, (714) 738-6595

1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center offers extraordinary exhibitions, performances and engaging educational programs to Orange County’s diverse communities and beyond.


Laguna Beach

coastal eddy a gallery, (Facebook Page) 949-715-4113

1417 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, figurative, and installation works; only dedicated ceramics art gallery in Orange County, CA | representing 20+ ceramic artists | 10 clay exhibitions and 3 multimedia exhibitions per year.


Los Angeles

Craft and Folk Art Gallery, http://www.cafam.org/ (323) 937-4230

5814 Wilshire Boulevard (at Curson), Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Craft & Folk Art Museum engages people through its diverse exhibitions and programs that challenge established ideas about craft and folk art and inspire a sense of inquiry and creativity within all people.

 

Couturier Gallery, www.couturiergallery.com ,323-933-5557

166 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Primarily exhibiting contemporary and historical ceramics; sculptural and figurative works; Latin American & American ceramics | representing 6 ceramic artists including Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Rose Cabat, Susana Espinosa, Jay Kvapil, Toni Hambleton, Beatrice Wood, Brother Thomas | 2 ceramics exhibitions and 4 multimedia exhibitions per year.

 

Edward Cella Art + Architecture, http://www.edwardcella.com/ 323-525-0053

6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; sculptural and installation works; represents significant established, mid-career and emerging artists, architects, and designers whose practices engage structure and space conceptually, formally, and socially. | representing 2 ceramic artists including Brad Miller, Adam Silverman | 1 ceramics exhibitions and 0 multimedia exhibitions per year.

 

Freehand Gallery, www.freehand.com , 323-655-2607

8413 W. Third St. Los Angeles, California 90048

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional works; American artists | representing 20+ ceramic artists | 2 clay exhibitions and 1 multimedia exhibitions per year.

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, www.lacma.org , 323-857-6000

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Primarily exhibiting contemporary and historical ceramics.

 

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, http://www.culturela.org/lamag/Home.html , 323.644.6269

Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Founded in 1952, its mission is to promote, interpret, and present to the art of emerging, mid-career, and established artists from culturally diverse Southern California. The curatorial focus of the Gallery includes painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, video, sound, electronic, performance, and installation works. Once a year the Gallery serves as the host venue for the DCA’s City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships exhibitions, featuring the work of the City’s best mid-career artists.

 

The Brewery Artists Lofts, http://www.thebreweryartistlofts.com/brewery_website_003.htm , (323)222-3007

2100 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

We are one of the oldest and largest artist colonies in the world, celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Covering 23 acres in 14 buildings of live-work spaces, 500-700 artists and businesses call The Brewery their home. Twice a year, we open our doors and invite the public to enjoy our open studios at The Brewery Art Walk.


Mendocino

Mendocino Art Center, www.mendocinoartcenter.org , 707-937-5818

45200 Little Lake Street, P.O. Box 765, Mendocino, CA 95460

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; sculptural and functional works; | representing 15 ceramic artists | 4 multimedia exhibitions per year.


North Hollywood

The Noho Ceramic Gallery, http://www.nohogalleryla.com/ , (818) 506-6684

5126 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Contemporary ceramics; 6 exhibitions per year.


Ojai

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, www.beatricewood.com, 805-646-3381

8560 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, CA 93024

Primarily exhibiting contemporary and historical ceramics; functional and sculptural works; permanent collection of Beatrice Wood works | 6 ceramics exhibitions and 8 multimedia exhibitions per year.


Palm Springs

Silica Studios, www.silicastudios.com, 760-325-7007

752 Williams Rd. Palm Springs CA, 92264

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, and figurative works; contemporary southern California ceramic artists | representing 20+ ceramic artists | 3 clay exhibitions and 3 multimedia exhibitions per year.

 


Pasadena

Pacific Asia Museum (www.pacificasiamuseum.org), 46 N. Los Robles Ave.

Pasadena CA 91101; e-mail info@pacificasiamuseum.org; telephone (626) 449-2742; fax (626) 449-2754.

Permanent collection in five ceramics galleries of over 300 pieces from Asia and the Pacific Islands

 

Norton Simon Museum, http://www.nortonsimon.org/ , 626.449.6840

411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, 20th-century industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections.

 

Xiem Gallery, www.xiemclaycenter.com, 626-794-5833

1563 N. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, and, and figurative works; Established and emerging local artists | representing 30 ceramic artists | 0 clay exhibitions and 0 multimedia exhibitions per year.


Pomona

American Museum of Ceramic Art, www.amoca.org, 909-865-3146

399 North Garey Ave.,

Primarily exhibiting historical and contemporary ceramics; functional and sculptural works; presenting, collecting, and preserving examples of significant, world-wide ceramic achievements, from ancient times to the present. | representing 20+ ceramic artists | 5 clay exhibitions and 1 multimedia exhibitions per year.


Richmond

Richmond Art Center, http://richmondartcenter.org/ , 510.620.6772

2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, California 94804

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; sculptural, figurative, and installation works; emerging and established Bay Area artists | representing 1 ceramic artists | 1 clay exhibitions and 1 multimedia exhibitions per year.


Rolling Hills Estates

South Bay Contemporary, http://www.southbaycontemporary.com/, 310-429-0973

550 Deep Valley Dr., Ste. 151, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

We host multiple events each year including art exhibitions, artist talks and workshops. Each program combines contemporary art with topics related to science and humanities.


Roseville

Blue Line Arts, www.rosevillearts.org, 916-783-4117

405 Vernon St, Ste. 100, Roseville, CA 95678

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, and figurative works; | representing 20+ ceramic artists | 1 ceramics exhibitions and 4 multimedia exhibitions per year


Sacramento

Crocker Art Museum, www.crockerartmuseum.org, 916-808-7000

216 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Primarily exhibiting historical and contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, and figurative works; American studio ceramics since 1945, Funk, and contemporary studio practices, and Southwest pottery. International including British, Danish, German, and Japanese. Historic: Korean, Goryeo Period, Early Meissen porcelain, Asian trade ceramics. | representing 800+ ceramic artists including Warren MacKenzie, Rob Barnard, Toshiko Takaezu, Robert Arneson, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Lucie Rie, Roxanne Swentzell, Annabeth Rosen, Richard Notkin, Clayton Bailey | 2 ceramics exhibitions and 1 multimedia exhibitions per year.


San Diego

Mingei International Museum, www.mingei.org, 619-239-0003

Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Primarily exhibiting contemporary and historical ceramics.


San Francisco

deYoung Museum, https://deyoung.famsf.org/, 415-750-3600

Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Primarily exhibiting historical and contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, figurative, and installation works; The American Art permanent collection galleries integrate decorative arts objects with paintings and sculptures, emphasizing the artistic, social and political context for the works on display. While essentially chronological, the installation also juxtaposes works from different cultures and time periods to emphasize the historical connections between works in the collection. The de Young’s holdings of American art include over 800 sculptures and 3,000 decorative arts objects spanning the seventeenth century to the present. The de Young also features contemporary installation and conceptual works by Andy Goldsworthy, Kiki Smith, and James Turrell. The outdoor Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden houses works by Joan Miró, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, and Claes Oldenburg. The promised gift of the Dorothy and George Saxe Collection will transform the de Young into one of the most important repositories of contemporary studio craft in the United States. | representing 20+ ceramic artists | 1 clay exhibitions and 1 multimedia exhibitions per year.

 

Hedge Gallery, www.hedgegallery.com, 415-433-2233

501 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional and sculptural works; representing Morten Løbner, Espersen Aneta, Regel Paul Philp, Tony Marsh, Erna Aaltonen, Tora Urup Tanya Gomez | 4 clay exhibitions and 0 multimedia exhibitions per year.

 

Museum of Craft+Design, www.sfmcd.org, 415-773-0303

2569 3rd St. , San Francisco, CA 94107

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics.

 

SMAart Gallery & Studio, www.smaartgallery.com, 415-962-7877

1045 Sutter St., San Francisco, 94109

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; functional, sculptural, figurative, and installation works


San Pedro

Angels Gate Cultural Center Gallery, http://www.angelsgateart.org/art_galleries.php, 310-519-0936

3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California 90731

Angels Gate Cultural Center galleries are a place for discovery and wonder. The three galleries, located inside Building A, promote cross-cultural and cross-generational understanding by using the Arts to provide new perspectives and insights that enrich our lives. The galleries collectively operate under a yearly theme from which artists, designers and performers are selected to interpret, and thus create fresh and innovative programming that is unique within the South Bay and Harbor region.


Santa Ana

The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and Bowers Kidseum, http://www.bowers.org/, (714) 567-3600

2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

To achieve its mission, the Bowers offers exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel programs, children’s art education programs, and other special community programs.


Santa Monica

Frank Lloyd Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. B5B, www.franklloyd.com, 310-264-3866

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; Ceramics from England, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, United States | representing 30 ceramic artists | 10 ceramics exhibitions per year.

 

TAG (The Art Gallery), www.taggallery.net/ , 310. 829.9556

2525 Michigan Ave., D3, Santa Monica, CA 90404

The Artists’ Gallery or TAG is a fine art gallery in LA featuring 40 diverse fine artists.


Sonoma

A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, www.sculpturesite.com, 707-933-1300

23588 Arnold Dr. (Hwy 121), Sonoma, CA 95476

Primarily exhibiting contemporary ceramics; sculptural and figurative works; | representing Jane Burton, Mark Chatterley, Kristin Gudjonsdottir, Casey Weigand, John Toki, Kathy Venter | 6 multimedia exhibitions per year.


Topanga Canyon

Topanga Canyon Gallery, www.topangacanyongallery.com , 310-455-7909

Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. #109, Topanga, CA 90290

Artist owned fine art gallery featuring the work of local residents. Monthly show information including annual juried competition


Venice

L.A. Louver, www.lalouver.com, 310-822-4955

45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Founded in Venice, California in 1975, L.A. Louver gallery is committed to contemporary art
through a distinguished exhibition program of Los Angeles based and international artists.

 


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