The exhibition featured the work of internationally recognized artists, representing many media.
Woodwork – Gene Blickenstaff, Wharton Esherick, Brett Allen Hesser, Ron Kent, Sam Maloof, Wendy Maruyama, George Nakashima and Bob Stocksdale
Ceramics – Laura Andreson, Polly Blank, Rupert Deese, Ken Dierck, Joel Edwards, Vivika and Otto Heino, Ken Hensell, Karen Karnes, James Lovera, Warren MacKenzie, William Manker, Louis Marak, Harrison McIntosh, Barbara Moorefield, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Ramona Rowley, Peter Voulkos, Marguerite Wildenhain and Beatrice Wood
Textiles – Joan Austin, Emily Dubois, Eve Gulick and Jack Lenor Larsen
Glass – Dale Chihuly, Benjamin Moore and Italo Scanga
Enamel – JoAnn Tanzer and Ellamarie Woolley
Jewelry and Metalwork – Henry Petzal, Helen Shirk and Denise and Samuel Wallace
Paper – Kay Sekimachi
Several films played throughout the run of the exhibition: “Beatrice Wood – Mama of Dada,” “The Ceramic Art of the Natzlers,” “Chihuly and the Masters of Venice,” “Chihuly over Venice,” and “Perfection in Form: Sam Maloof, Kay Sekimachi, Bob Stocksdale”
A Members’ Reception was held on July 25, following which Sam Maloof, Dean of American Woodworkers, presented an illustrated lecture in the Warren Theater Gallery.
The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement program.
Ron and Mary Taylor Gallery
Collection Source: Mingei International Museum