‘Visions in Clay’ exhibit giving creative minds opportunities beyond California


The Delta Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery is currently hosting the 4th annual Visions in Clay Exhibition until Sept. 19.

Visions in Clay is the largest exhibition of ceramic works in the San Joaquin Valley.

“It’s a lot of different and diverse work… My Goal is to have broad experiences for the students and to be able to bring in pieces that they would have to travel to the city to see,” said Gallery Director Jan Marlese.

There are 69 pieces of work on display from a clay piece shaped to look like a balloon dinosaur, titled “inflatable T-Rex” to a series of colorful guns titled “Gun Series.”

To enter art into Visions in Clay, artists uploaded digital images of their work to a website and the exhibit juror, or judge, selected the best work to be displayed at the exhibit.

“The Jurors are prominent people in the field. This exhibit is juried by Peter Held who is the curator at the Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center, so he specializes in ceramics,” said Marlese.

Artists pay a fee to enter their work into the show and that money is used to put the show together. If the Artists work is admitted into the show, buyers from all over the country view the work.

“I’m starting to get buyers from out of state. I just sold one to somebody from Mississippi and one to New York,” said Marlese.

The exhibition can be viewed on display at the gallery or online at deltacollege.edu/div/finearts/dept/dca/gallery/exhibit1.


‘Visions of Clay’ runs through Sept. 19 in the L. H. Horton Gallery, located in the Shima Building.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday: 11 a.m.  –  6: 30 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6: 30 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.