News & Events

News & Events

JUNIPER RAG   DARKNESS: A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION 
2022.10.27
https://www.juniperrag.com/darkness-exhibition

Curator’s 1st Place Selection

Sunrise Stories by Julia C R Gray

AMANDA KIDD-KESTLER:

“I keep coming back to this piece, and everytime I do, I see something new. This piece shows a mastery of ceramic handbuilding and glazing. The way every surface tells a story makes it read like a book. It is incredibly rich and complex. I love the ties to art history, and the creative use of the modular structure really works to enhance the artist's concept of untold lived experiences.

Absolute knock-out work. Love. Love. Love!"” 


JUNIPER RAG Magazine: Julia C R Gray is one of the most prolific artists in our Juniper Rag community. She was awarded a spot in our Luscious Punch show in May of 2022 at CUSP Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Julia drove across country with over 40 sculptures for the New England show. We are very grateful for discovering artists like Julia C R Gray.

We are so thrilled that Amand Kidd-Kestler chose her work for top placement in this exhibition. Julia is a great example of an artist dedicated to her work and one who constantly evolves, striving to create work that is as intuitive as it is complex. We are so proud to support her as a person and a gifted artist. Many of her pieces found new homes in New England and one ventured all the way to Mumbai, India.

ART SD2022
2022.8.31

ART SD2022 at San Diego Convention Center 👉🏼 Booth 522. 

Tickets: https://rwag.ticketspice.com/art-san-diego-2022-contemporary-art-design-fair?registrants.prefill=rwag22-member-access&utm_source=TicketSpice&utm_medium=Ticket&utm_campaign=ASD22 


My FIRST year exhibiting! Come on by and see my new ocean sculptures.


ART SD2022 at the San Diego Convention Center opens September 9-11, 2022.


San Diego Convention Center

Hall C, BOOTH 522

111 W Harbor Dr.

San Diego, CA 92101

FIRST LOOK FRIDAY
Friday, Sept. 9 | 12:00PM — 5:00PM

COLLECTORS’ VIP OPENING
Friday, Sept. 9 | 6:00PM — 9:00PM

WEEKEND FAIR HOURS
Saturday, Sept. 10 | 11:00AM — 7:00PM
Sunday, Sept. 11 | 11:00AM — 5:00PM 

TURNING TIDES - TWA Group Exhibition
2022.8.11
August 19-September 3, 2022. BFREE STUDIO, 7857 Girard Ave. La Jolla, CA.  

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20, 5-8pm


September 2, 2022 Clay and Drawing Demo: Julia C R Gray will give a talk titled: Ocean Mystery in Ceramic Language and Clay Demo on building coral details. Lori Mitchell will conduct a drawing demo. 


Talk Schedule: 

4:30 - Lori Mitchell 

5:30- Julia C R Gray 

RSVP


TWA's (Time for Women Artists) newest group show is “Turning Tides”. The group will showcase their individual visions of what the theme means to them: ebb and flow, change, transition, the sea—and more. 

 SHE: Sea Wisdom sold at the ART AUCTION Oceanside Museum of ART. JUNE 25, 2022 7PM VIP Reception. https://oma-online.org/
2022.6.21
ROBIN REYNOLDS solo show at CUSP GALLERY, Provincetown.  Also featured the work of sculptor Julia C R Gray. Co-Curated by Curtis Speer, Michelle May and Payal Thiffault. 
2022.5.11

Opening Saturday, May 28th

— and runs for 2 weeks only —

Closing on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at CUSP Gallery in Provincetown, MA.

https://www.juniperrag.com/cusp-solo-show 

 Dreams and Daylight: OMA Artists Alliance at Sparks Gallery
2022.5.11

Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA.

Dreams and Daylight: through July 3, 2022. 

Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists
2022.5.11

Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN. March 5- May 29, 2022 

2022.5.11
The Unknown Nature of Being 
2022.4.5

The Unknown Nature of Being 

Opening reception, Friday, April 8, 2022, 5-7pm.

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - May 29 @ 4:30 pm

Artists are invited to explore the connectedness of all living things, the life bond between humans and nature.


Tubac Center of the Arts

9 Plaza Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646

(520) 398-2371 


National Sculpture Society at Bonita Museum thru 3/19/2022
2022.2.16

The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center announces the National Sculpture Society (NSS) California exhibition in February and March of 2022. The exhibition features thirty-eight artworks by master California sculptors, members of the prestigious National Sculpture Society based in New York city. The NSS was founded in 1893 and is the oldest sculpture society in the United States, promoting the work of sculptors and architects who specialize in highlighting our natural world.

2022 Artist Alliance Biennial  Oceanside Museum of Art.
2021.12.10

Reception: February 12, 2022 5:00 to 7:00pm. Limited space, RSVP required. 

https://oma-online.org/open/


December 18, 2021- May 1, 2022. OMA is thrilled to present their fifth biennial, continuing the tradition of elevating the voice of Southern California artists and celebrating the best work from OMA’s Artist Alliance. 

Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

OMA: This exhibition represents only a small cross-section of our remarkable artist members. The competition was fierce— ultimately only 61 artworks were selected from nearly 900 entries by juror Alessandra Moctezuma, Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College. Although the exhibition is not themed, visual connections clearly emerge through the juror's choices, reflecting her aesthetic judgment and curatorial eye. When shown together, this broad cross-section of styles, interests, media, and approach reflects the diversity and multi- dimensionality of OMA’s artist community, and illustrates the story of artists in the Southern California region. 


Sowing Seeds of Universal Language at San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA 
2021.11.1

 The female torsos of Julia C R Gray’s sculptural series, SHE-Shell Sea Wisdom, merge gold luster and pearlescent aqua glazes with colorful texturized bases resembling coral. Like a porcelain figure lost at sea and decorated with aquatic growth, her pieces seem fragile yet tempered by time. When given proper protection, our delicate coastal seas can rebound into healthy and vibrant ecosystems. 

November 9 – December 15, 2021
Reception: Friday, November 12, 3 – 7 p.m., Art Gallery FA 103

Free Parking in Lot # 1. Park in STUDENT spaces ONLY. 

Gallery Hours: T, W, TH 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Fridays, Weekends & Holidays. Closed Thanksgiving week Nov. 22 – 26, 2021. For additional information, please visit: https://www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery or contact the gallery at (619) 388-2829.


Participating Artists:

Jenny Armer - Aurora Bewicke - Claudia Cano - Evan Chau - Cloud Club Collective

- David Contreras - Ty and Sam Creighton - Bronle Crosby - Alex DeCosta - Dana Edwards - Francisco Eme - Gabrielle Espina - Scott Gengelbach - Rosario Glezmir - Sofia Gonzalez - Chitra Gopalakrishnan - Julia C R Gray - Steve Harlow - Doug Harvey - Vijay Hingorani - Terri Hughes-Oelrich - Amanda Kachadoorian - Sophie Kamdar - Desiree Lawrence - Elena Lomakin - Santiago Lopez - Isa Medina -Teresa Mill - Michelle Montjoy - Kathy Nida - Elizabeth Parr - Omar Pimienta - Wendy Ponomarenko - Kim Reasor - Josie Rodriguez - Taylour Rudzinski - Elizabeth Salaam - Julia San Román - Sage Serrano - Jennifer Spencer - Elizabeth Tobias - Litzy Torres - Thuyduyen Jenny - Jennifer Vargas.  



Reception October 9, 4 - 7 pm: Save The Ocean Juried Art Show Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
2021.9.28
JURIED Exhibition 2021Front Porch Gallery
2021.7.17
TWENTY WOMEN ARTISTS: NOW
2021.3.13

TWENTY WOMEN ARTISTS: NOW

LINK

Curated by Alessandra Moctezuma

March 13-August 1, 2021

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, California 92054


Watch BEHIND THE EXHIBITION: TWENTY WOMEN ARTISTS: NOW

Watch Behind The Exhibition with curator Alessandra Moctezuma, artist Julia C R Gray, exhibitions manager Katie Dolgov, live streamed Thursday, April 22, 2021.

LINK

New Book Release: MODIFIED Living As A Cyborg
2020.10.14

Modified: Living as a Cyborg 1st Edition

by Chris Hables Gray (Editor) 

Cover: Julia C R Gray


Available on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Modified-Living-Chris-Hables-Gray/dp/0815364016/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=book%3A+modified+cyborg&qid=1600306892&sr=8-2 


Building off the highly successful The Cyborg Handbook, this new collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces brings together a set of compelling personal accounts about what it means to live as a cyborg in the twenty-first century.

Human integration with complex technologies goes back to clothes, cooking, and language, but has accelerated incredibly in the last few centuries, with interest spreading among scientists, coders, people with sophisticated implants, theorists, and artists. This collection includes some of the most articulate of these voices from over 25 countries, including Donna Haraway, Stelarc, Natasha Vita-More, Steve Mann, Amber Case, Michael Chorost, Moon Ribas, Kevin Warwick, Sandy Stone, Dion Farquhar, Angeliki Malakasioti, Elif Ayiter, Heesang Lee, Angel Gordo, and others. Addressing topics including race, gender, sexuality, class, conflict, capitalism, climate change, disability and beyond, this collection also explores the differences between robots, androids, cyborgs, hybrids, post-, trans-, and techno-humans, offering readers a critical vocabulary for understanding and discussing the cyborgification of culture and everyday life.

Compelling, interdisciplinary, and international, the book is a perfect primer for students, researchers, and teachers of cyberculture, media and cultural theory, and science fiction studies, as well as anyone interested in the intersections between human and machine.

California Sculpture SLAM
2020.5.17

Cyborgs Are Us has been juried into the California Sculpture SLAM. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is proud the present California Sculpture SLAM, a California-wide juried exhibition featuring contemporary sculpture. This biennial exhibition represents the diversity of sculpture being created by artists across the state. Selections were made by art critic and LA Times Arts Editor Shana Nys Dambrot.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to concerns surrounding Covid-19 and the mandated shelter-in-place, the provisional dates for California Sculpture SLAM have been extended to November 1, 2020. 

Exhibition: 20/20 Women of Vision
2020.2.25

Reception for Exhibition: 20/20 Women of Vision


May 17, 2020


Fresh Paint Gallery

1020-B, Prospect St, La Jolla, California 92037


Exhibition through July 2020.