"Being invited to the Annual Pottery Show and Sale was a turning point in my career as a potter. Karen Karnes and The Show have educated a sophisticated audience over the past 40 years. Working towards this high-end annual show required my very best work – for the buying audience as well as for my fellow potters. The Show, the potters, the Art Center staff has become an integral part of my community, my best friends. Several shows have been patterned after the Demarest Show, but this Show & Sale has no equal, as it remains about the people -- yes the pots -- but very much about community."
- Robbie Lobell