Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual competition of printmaking, drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture, installation and mixed media utilizing any variety of âinkâ or âclayâ as a material. The exhibition is sponsored by the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is underwritten
by the generosity of the late Col. James âJimâ H. Jones with additional support from the Office of the University President. This yearâs Ink & Clay jurors include clay artist Jody Baral, print artist Cathy Weiss and Curator Julie Perlin Lee. After 10 years as an adjunct instructor in various colleges, Jody Baral is currently full-âtime at Mount Saint Maryâs University as Art Department Chair and Director/Curator of the Jose Drudis-âBiada Art Gallery while also maintaining an active clay and sculpture studio for the past 25 years. Cathy Weiss served as Exhibition Chair for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and was the Founder and Director of LA Print Space at the Pacific Design Center. She has curated and organized numerous exhibitions throughout the world, received many awards for her own print work, and is held in several collections both in the US and abroad. Julie Perlin Lee is the VP of Collections and Exhibition Development at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. She oversees the care and research of more than 100,000 permanent collection objects in the Bowersâ permanent art collection. She has been instrumental in building the museumâs collection of Pacific Island art. Perlin Lee was the director of @Space Contemporary gallery in Santa Ana, and is serving as President of the Grand Central Art Forum, a support group for the arts in Southern California.