2015 -16 Exhibition Season



A premier exhibition surveying 60 years of contemporary ceramics!

Father Clay
Bruce Duke Retrospective
curated by Cathy Anderson
August 29th – October 17th, 2015
Souza & Energy Galleries

Opening Reception
Meet-n-Greet, Hospitality & Live Music
Saturday, August 29th
12 to 2 pm

Gallery Talk with Mr. Duke & Ms. Anderson
Saturday, September 19th
12 to 2 pm

San Joaquin Potter's Guild Reception
A Special Membership Event
Saturday, October 3rd
11 am to 1 pm

These associated events are free & open to the public! 
Father Clay presents a retrospective spanning 60 years of the ceramic pottery and sculpture of Bruce Duke, and is curated by Cathy Anderson.  Mr. Duke is a celebrated educator and artist who is the father of Stockton ceramics.  He is an Emeritus Professor, teaching 39 years at San Joaquin Delta College, and has trained several prominent national and international artists including Viola Frey, Michael Lucero, Joe Mariscal, Bill Abright and David Phelps.  This premier exhibit features a comprehensive selection of Duke’s whimsical, thought provoking and inspiring work, for the first time in his career.  Many of the works from the artist’s own collection will be on display and available for purchase.
Bruce Duke holds a B.A. from San Jose State University and a M.A. from the Ohio State University.  Although born and raised in San Diego, Bruce has resided and worked within the creative community in Stockton for the past 66 years.  In addition to teaching at Delta College, he has taught at San Jose State University and Sacramento Community College, as well as lecturing across the region.  Bruce has exhibited professionally since 1961 and his work is held many private collections.  His cultural contributions in the region are numerous and he has been given the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in the San Joaquin Valley by the Stockton Arts Commission.
Cathy Anderson is the daughter of Bruce and Claire Duke.  Ms. Anderson is a retired Film Commissioner and CEO of the San Diego Film Commission, as well as an Emmy award winning producer and writer.  This exhibition is her second curatorial project featuring the work of her father. 

Art Co-Opted

Special exhibits of original artwork, limited editions, and artist-designed products from over 30 artists are featured in the South Gallery. These exclusive artworks and products are available at low price points for a limited time only in this unique venue.  Rotating displays in the Co-Op run concurrent with feature exhibitions.

Artists and designers interested in showing/selling work in the Co-Op can find more information about on-going exhibition opportunities here.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • +1 hour prior to most ticketed performances in the theatres.
  • The Galleries are closed on Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Holiday.
  • The Galleries are closed in between exhibitions.

Contact Us

715 Central Avenue,
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: 209-831-6TKT (6858)
Fax: 209-831-6271

boxoffice at ci.tracy.ca.us

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