The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery has received a $10,000 grant to Scripps from the Pasadena Art Alliance to support the catalog for the 2019 Ceramic Annual—Scripps College’s 75th entry in the perennially popular exhibit that has been running since World War II.
According to Mary MacNaughton, director of the Gallery and associate professor of Art History at Scripps College, this marks the 17th consecutive year the publication has been funded by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
“As we approach the 75th anniversary of the Ceramic Annual, we are particularly grateful for the support of the Pasadena Art Alliance, which has been vital to sustaining the excellence of the Ceramic Annual. The Annual is unique: it is the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States. For 75 years, it has increased the audience for contemporary ceramics.” said MacNaughton.
“The exhibition also provides work opportunities for students,” MacNaughton said. “Each summer, we involve interns in preparing the exhibition, which gives them valuable pre-professional experience.”
The current Ceramic Annual exhibit, “Stories Without Borders,” garnered an opening night attendance of more than 600 guests. The exhibition, which is open to the public, runs through April 8. Admission is free. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm.