Salon Exhibition – Gallery Talk Artists Announced!

Salon Exhibition – Gallery Talk Artists Announced!

We’re excited to announce that featured artists Tiffanie Heben (Photography/Tracy), Rick Ingraham (Painting/Modesto), and Mira Woodworth (Reclaimed Glass/Herald) will be our special guests!  Each is an important member of our creative community and have contributed to collective success of the Exhibitions Program at the Grand.

Join us on Saturday, October 9th at 12 noon for an interactive discussion about the creative process, inside of the 15th Anniversary Salon Exhibition on display across the Grand Galleries.  This event is free and open to the public.  Masking is required.

Dia De Los Muertos Family Day!

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Join the Arts Education Program for Dia De Los Muertos Family Day on Saturday, October 30th from 10 am to 2 pm.

There will be hands-on activities, photo opportunities, vendors in our Mercado, and more! An altar will be on display in the Pombo Lobby, with a Community Art Show in the 2nd floor hallway from October 30th through November 5th.

In recognition of the Center’s 15th Anniversary Season, limited edition Dia de los Muertos t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event! These unique shirts feature original sugar skull artwork designed by local artist Paco Garcia. Pictured below.

This event is free and open to the public!

Be a part of our Community Altar!

The public is invited to contribute to a Community Altar, on display in the Pombo Lobby on the 2nd floor through Friday, November 5.  Participants may deliver or send images of loved ones to celebrate and honor.  Photos can be dropped off at the Arts Education Office at the Grand, or emailed to:  boxoffice@cityoftracy.org

Be a part of our Community Art Show!
Submit your Artwork to be on display in the upstairs hallway!

– Artwork of any medium is welcome
– Dia de los Muertos themed art
– Family Friendly art
– All ages welcome to submit art
– Art must be framed or on a canvas and include hanging hardware
– Submissions due by 10/26 – drop them off at the Arts Education Program Office on the 2nd floor of the Grand.

Want to be a part of the Art Show? Register here!

Ceramics Open Lab

Ceramics Lab 2021

Fall 2021 Open Lab Dates: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8.   *No Lab on 11/24

Ceramics Lab

Join us Wednesday afternoons 4:30 to 7:30 pm for extra time to practice the skills you are learning in class. Students, both beginning and advanced, currently enrolled in any of our ceramic classes are strongly encouraged to attend lab to enhance their learning experience. Experienced ceramic artists are also welcome. Labs do not include instruction and enrollment in a current ceramic class is not required to attend open lab times.

While attending open lab you will have access to our six electric wheels, a kick wheel, a slab roller and an extruder. You will also have a plethora of tools available for use including trimming tools, metal and wooden rib tools, sponges, stamps, molds and more. You will find that open lab can be a calming and playful experience. 

Cone 5 Glaze List

  • We have a verity of different glazes to dip your bisque ware and testing tiles to experiment with colors.  The following glazes are available during open lab: Colonial White, Peach Gloss, True Celadon, Turkish Amber, Dynasty Red,  Mandarin Orange, Black Gloss, Royal Blue, Purple Gloss, Lemon Yellow, and Clear.

Cost

Drop in for one-day lab access is $20 for residents of Tracy and $22 for non-residents.

We offer a punch card at $100 for residents and $110 for non-residents. With your punch card you will have six entries for the price of five. Punch cards do not expire, and you can use them whenever our ceramics open lab is running.

Clay Available for Purchase

Clay is $15.50 plus tax for a twenty-five-pound bag of clay, with or without grog. Recycled clay is $9.00 plus tax for a twenty-five-pound bag of clay. Recycled clay is not always immediately available so please call ahead if you would like to purchase some. You will find that open lab can be a calming and playful experience. 

 

Ceramics Firings

The Grand is pleased to provide cone 5 & 05 electric kiln firing services to the local ceramic arts community. Simply purchase clay through the center, and then make an appointment to bring your unfired projects to our studio. The cost of firings is dependent on the size and amount of work. We will provide you with a finalized price when pieces are ready for pick up. Please note this special service is contingent on our acceptance of materials to be fired; we reserve the right to reject work that includes paper, metal, or unidentified materials. Please contact the Ceramics Technician for more information about ceramic firings and availability.

Ceramics Technician

For more information about our Ceramics Open Lab, please contact Matt Farnsworth, Ceramics Technician, at matt.farnsworth@cityoftracy.org or (209) 831-6273.

Fused Glass Open Lab

Fused Glass Lab 2021-22

Fused Glass Lab is offered on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Fall 2021 Open Lab Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7.   *No Lab on 11/23

For more information about our Fused Glass Open Lab, please contact Matt Farnsworth, Ceramics Technician, at matt.farnsworth@cityoftracy.org or (209) 831-6273.

Galleries Reopen with Special Photography Exhibit

Summer is here and the Grand is open again!  The Exhibitions Program presents a special exhibit in collaboration with the Tracy Camera Club to close the 2020-21 Season.  Enjoy these compelling works and relax in the cool air of the Grand in the Souza and South Galleries.

Tracy Photographers Richard Beebe, Geoffry Faulkner, and Michael McGuire have selected recent works that not only capture their vision and interests in fine art photography, but also explore a variety of techniques.  All works are for sale and will be on display through August 10th.

#communityisgrand HEART EXHIBIT – Submissions Deadline Extended to June 4

Our dedicated fundraising partner, the Grand Foundation, is proud to announce the #CommunityIsGrand Heart Exhibit!

This new event in the fall of 2021, will showcase eight large heart sculptures in the City of Tracy to celebrate public art, engage community interest, promote exposure to local businesses, and draw visitors from around the Central Valley and Bay Area.

Professional artists are invited to submit concepts for painted designs.  Additional information and the Call For Artists prospectus is available here.

New Paintings in the Webstore

In these new paintings by popular Co-Op artists Kristina S. Anderson, Margarita Anderson, Rick Ingraham & Cherèe Reyna you’ll find ways to reflect, be inspired, and celebrate life/art this spring!

Our inventory continues to grow with a curated selection of original works of art, artist-designed products, and Grand merchandise; all for immediate purchase.  Visit the Grand Galleries Online & Webstore to find a special occasion gift, or to add the next piece to your collection.

Convenient and timely pick-up options are always available, and most items can also be shipped to valid mailing addresses in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

California Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month – April 2021

Join our community throughout April and celebrate Tracy Arts Month and California Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month!

In 2019, Arts, Culture and Creativity Month was declared by the California Senate in a concurrent resolution to be every April in California to recognize and celebrate the significant impact the arts have in California. Activations occur throughout the state including city and county proclamations, op-eds, special events, performances, round tables and more. The goal of our month-long campaign is to elevate public awareness of the value of the arts and the collective impact the arts bring to our communities and state.

The month of April is our time to celebrate, recognize and advocate for the significant impact we make in California!

#ACCM2021 #ARTSADVOCACY #ARTSAREESSENTIAL #INVESTINARTS #ARTSCREATEIMPACT #CAARTSCHAMPION #RESTARTARTSCA

New Items by Popular Co-Op Artists added to the Webstore

We’ve recently added a colorful group of handmade items, apparel, and jewelry by popular Co-Op artists: Judy Altamirano (nuno scarves & lampwork jewelry), Anny Caya (fused glass jewelry), Em McLaren (fused glass jewelry), and Rhett Regina Owings (paper crane mobiles & earrings).

Our inventory has more than doubled since the holidays! Visit the Grand Galleries Online & Webstore to enjoy a curated selection of original works of art, artist-designed products, and Grand merchandise; all for immediate purchase!

Convenient and timely pick-up options are always available, and most items can also be shipped to valid mailing addresses in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Grand Galleries Online & Webstore

We are excited to announce the launch of a new way to view and purchase art this holiday season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts!

Beginning Friday, November 27th at 9 am, the Grand Galleries Online & Webstore will provide a selection of original works of art, artist-designed products, and promotional merchandise, all for immediate purchase!  Both shipping and pick-up options will be available for most items.

The Artist Spotlight celebrates local artists from the region, beginning with Bruce Duke (1922 – 2016) who was a highly influential ceramic artist and arts educator.

The Exhibitions Program will add new items in the coming weeks, and present a selection of works from feature exhibits in 2021.

Please note, if you are gift shopping, we recommend making purchases by Friday, December 11th for shipped items.  Items can be picked-up through Thursday, December 17th.  Please note the Grand will be closed for holiday break between December 18th and January 3rd.  Orders placed during break will be processed in the new year.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of our programming at the Grand!