Fired Art – July 2023

Exhibition: July 1-27, 2023

First Saturday Public Reception: July 1, 4-7PM, with an awards presentation at 5:30PM.

Many artists create using flame or heat. These primal forces are the foundation of mediums like ceramics and encaustic. As we heat up the Center this summer, we have invited artists to create something steamy for our July competition show.

Sample Gallery

Please visit the Center to view the full exhibition.

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.