24th San Angelo
Ceramic Competition

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the Opening Reception of the Twenty-Fourth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 5 to 8 pm at the museum. The National Ceramic Competition is a juried exhibit that features work from leading ceramic artists as well as undiscovered new talent from across North America. The San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events sponsors the event with additional support provided by Darlene and John Williams of Dallas, Angelo State University and The Old Chicken Farm Art Center. In addition to the opening at the Art Museum, other events in nearby locations will take place Friday night as part of Downtown Stroll, with a shuttle bus available to transport visitors to the different venues.


The National Ceramic Competition has been held in San Angelo since 1986, taking place annually until 1996 and then every two years after that. It is a cooperative event carried out by the Art Museum, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Angelo State University and the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. April 8 - 10 are packed with ceramic art events held at all 3 locations, including a symposium at Angelo State University and a day-long workshop at the Old Chicken Farm Art Center.

Ceramic Workshops & Times

Ceramic Workshop
with
Randy Brodnax

Thursday, April 7th

1 pm - 6 pm

$25 per person

The Old Chicken

Farm Art Center

(2505 MLK Blvd)

Brodnax has been leading workshops in San Angelo's cermic's weekend for several years, and his year he will once again lead participants in a RAKU workshop, alternative firing techniques, and throwing thin on the wheel. Participants will help build & fire the kiln. Work will continue on Friday and Saturday will be the kiln opening. Participants are encouraged to bring bisque work to glaze and fire. RSVP required.

Ceramic Workshop
with
Horacio Casillas

Thursday, April 7th

3 pm - 6 pm

Free Admission

San Angelo Museum

of Fine Arts

(1 Love St)

SAMFA Education staff and Horacio Casillas will be on-hand to help with clay activities for families and kids in the Education Studio at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, April 8th

9 am - 11:30 am

Free Admission

San Angelo Museum

of Fine Arts

(1 Love St)

Casillas will be demonstrating how to make a slab-built cylindrical vase, along with his process for transferring designs and carving techniques. There is no charge and public is invited to attend.

 

Invited Artist Workshop
with
Andrea Gill

Saturday, April 9th

9 am - 3 pm

$45 per person

$25 per student

The Old Chicken

Farm Art Center

(2505 MLK Blvd)

Invited Artist, Andrea Gill, will  be conducting a day-long demonstration workshop, discussing and demonstrating her techniques, materials and process. RSVP required.

Exhibits, Openings, & Symposium

Friday, April 8th

Transcendent: An Exhibit of Ceramic Art by Horacio Casillas​​

9 am - 5 pm (Ongoing March 30 - April 20)

Gallery 193, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, Angelo State University

Sponsored by Angelo State University Department of Visual Arts

Reflections Made of Memories: An Exhibit of Ceramic Art by James C. Watkins

10 am - 5 pm

Mayer Museum, Angelo State University, 2501 W. Ave N

37th Annual Ceramic Symposium

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Room 101, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, Angelo State University

Panelists: James C. Watkins, Ceramic Competition Juror; Andrea Gill, Invited Artist; and Horacio Casillas, Exhibiting Artist in Gallery 193

Moderator: Howard Taylor

24th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Opening & Awards Reception

5 pm - 8 pm

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St

Opening Receptions at the Galleries on Oakes Street

5 pm - 8 pm

The Coop Gallery, 427 S. Oakes St

Studio Rio, 423 S. Oakes St

Gallery Verde, 417 S. Oakes St

San Angelo Downtown Stroll

5 pm - 8 pm

Visit local shops, restaurants, and organizations. Enjoy light refreshments, music, fine art displays, and event discounts from various participants! Free transportation will be available from 5 pm - 8 pm between San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Oakes Street Galleries, and other participating venues downtown.

Saturday, April 9th

Reflections Made of Memories: An Exhibit of Ceramic Art by James C. Watkins

10 am - 5 pm

Mayer Museum, Angelo State University, 2501 W. Ave N

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Open

11 am - 4 pm

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St

Exhibitions at Oakes Street Galleries

11 am - 4 pm

The Coop Gallery, 427 S. Oakes St

Gallery Verde, 417 S. Oakes St

Studio Openings at The Old Chicken Farm Art Center

2 pm - 7 pm

The Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 MLK Blvd

Texas BBQ Dinner & Dance

7 pm

$17 a person

RSVP Here

The Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 MLK Blvd

Sunday, April 10th

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Open

1 pm - 4 pm

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St

Exhibitions at Oakes Street Galleries

11 am - 4 pm

The Coop Gallery, 427 S. Oakes St

Gallery Verde, 417 S. Oakes St

For more information regarding workshops, contact Ariel Bowman at ceramics@samfa.org or call 325-653-3333

For more information about 24th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition or past competitions, please visit the SAMFA's website.