Annual Show


The capstone of the week-long symposium is a public art show and sale featuring works by attending artists.

The annual sculpture show is open to the public:
Saturday April 28th 2018, from 10 am – 6 pm
BBQ* is from noon to 1:30 pm
at Camp Ocean Pines: 1473 Randall Dr, Cambria, CA 93428.

Visitors are welcome to see the exhibited art in the camp lounge and enjoy meeting and greeting the participants as they work in the field. This setting offers an inspirational showcase of sculptures.

*BBQ lunch available for purchase.

2018 Esteemed Judge for the CSS Annual Art Show is Armando Ramos

Armando Ramos

Armando Ramos works in a variety of media—the basis of the work lies in the stories of the characters explored and how they act as placeholders for a time that can no longer be attained. His pieces take us back to a time of playfulness and naiveté in our ideas about the world. Ramos uses toys and playful references to speak about complicated social histories and how these histories and ideas engage with the wider world. He utilizes alternative and traditional surface treatments altering surfaces with glazes, gold leaf, or thread.

Armando first trained in ceramics at the Kansa City Art Institute where he did his undergraduate studies (BFA 1999). Soon after he completed his graduate studies at Montana State University in sculpture (MFA 2003). Ramos moved to San Francisco, CA to continue his studio practice. Armando now works lives and works at his studio in Ventura, California, where he serves as a Sculpture Professor at Santa Barbara City College.

Armando Ramos is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, the Frey Foundation, the Red Lodge Clay Center Red lodge, Montana, the Vermont Studio Center, and the International Ceramic Workshop California State University of Long Beach. His work has been shown at Grand Rapids Museum of Art in Michigan; The Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, Ohio; North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks North Dakota; The Clay Studio Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California.