Fine art for over 60 years...

  • 2018 “By Hand” Extraordinary Fine Craft Exhibition

    International Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition is a biennial fine craft competition which depicts a range of materials and techniques employed by craft artists today. Traditionally, “fine craft” is defined as objects that are handmade from ceramics, wood, metal, glass and fiber. Today, craft artists are expanding on this tradition to incorporate technological advances, new materials, and even old materials used in new ways. This competition will highlights the skill of the maker as well as offer conceptual elements that push boundaries.

  • 2017 “Exuberant Earth” Ceramics by Ruth Rippon

    On October 29, 2017, the Crocker Art Museum will open a wide-ranging exhibition of ceramics by Ruth Rippon, as the Museum honors the vanguard ceramist and teacher who has been integral in shaping the Northern California ceramics tradition. Featuring 90 pieces from the 1950s through the 1990s, Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon collectively demonstrates the breadth of the 90-year-old artist’s prolific and influential career.

  • 2016 “By Hand” Extraordinary Fine Craft Exhibition selected by juror, Elisabeth R. Agro

    CALS, in collaboration with Blue Line Arts in Roseville, California present a national juried exhibit of 69 fine craft artworks that push beyond the materials and process with originality and a strong, well executed presence. They were created by 48 innovative artists from 15 states. The work was selected by juror, Elisabeth R. Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Craft and Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Magnificant Seven

To finance exhibitions at the Crocker Art Museum one of our fund-raising activities is “The Magnificent Seven”. We asked seven nationally know artists to create a special limited edition of 50 prints. We sell these exclusive prints at special fund raising events and to discerning collectors who may contact our organization through our website.

The original seven artists are:

Robert Brady – Serigraph
Roy De Forest – Lithograph
Kathe Keller – Lithograph
Gregory Kondos -Lithograph
Jack Ogden – Lithograph
Irving Marcus – Lithograph
Roland Peterson – Color Itaglio (sold out)

We have since added:

Larry Weldon – Color Lithograph
Viola Frey – 25 original plates (sold out)
James Estey – Exclusive poster

All proceeds from the sale of the editions are used for exhibition expenses. We expand our collection every few years.