Fired Art – July 2023

Exhibition: July 1-27, 2023

Many artists create art using a flame or heat. We invite all hot artists to create something steamy for this competition show in the heat of the summer.


Entry Fee: $15 (member artists) / $20 non-members
Limit of 3 entries per artist
Application Deadline: June 16, 2023
Acceptance Notification: June 20 via email
Art Intake: June 23 and 24
Art Reception: July 1
Art Pickup: July 29 and 29

Awards will be given for:
Best of Show ($100), 1st Place ($75), 2nd Place ($50)

About the Judge

Freddy Santana is a Sacramento regional ceramic artist and educator. His work represents the exploration of tradition without being limited by that same tradition. Inspired by his culture, Santana states “philosophies and ideas, the forms and techniques, the images and symbolism reflect both my history and my present. However, I do not seek to replicate tradition, for I am not solely my past. I am the present using modern techniques and materials and struggling with modern themes.”

A graduate of California State University Sacramento, Santana was also an apprentice to internationally known artist Thanos Johnson for two years. Currently, Freddy Santana is the Visual Arts Department Chair as well as teaches ceramics and art at Laguna Creek High School.