Why it’s only clay…call for entry

2009 It’s Only Clay featuring Juror – Richard Breshnahan The Bemidji Community Art Center and the Bemidji State University Visual Arts Dept announce the 7th annual, It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Competition and Exhibition. This annual National juried ceramics competition and exhibition is a collaboration sponsored by the BCAC and Bemidji State University. IOC features a lecture and workshop on the campus of Bemidji State University by artist and potter Richard Bresnahan and a juried exhibition of functional ceramics by the Bemidji Community Art Center on exhibit in Nov. and Dec. 2009. Previous jurors include Linda Christianson, Jeff Oestreich, Robert Briscoe, Bill Gossman and Bob and Cheryl Husby. Workshop and lecture to be held in October. More information coming soon. Juried Exhibit at the Bemidji Community Art Center
The “Its Only Clay” 2009 exhibit is a juried competition focusing on, and dedicated to, functional clay vessels. Selected works will be a part of the exhibit at the BCAC from November 6th to December 19th. Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners equaling $1,600.00 and additional purchase awards for work going towards the Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at BSU.

  • Guidelines: for submissions are outlined in the It’s Only Clay 2009 IOC prospectus
  • Deadline for submissions: all entry forms must be complete and postmarked September, 5th 2009.
  • Application fee: $30.00 for 3 entries.
  • Exhibition Dates: November 6th through December 19th.
  • Opening Reception and Awards: November 6th 5 to 7 pm.

Awards – In 2009 there will be prize money for 1st place$800.00, 2nd place $500.00 and 3rd place $300.00 plus additional purchase awards will be made with work going towards the Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at BSU .

Francisco “Pancho” Jiménez
July 2 – August 29, 2009
Clay Mix is proud to present a solo exhibition by ceramic artist, Francisco “Pancho” Jiménez from July 2nd through August 29th. This exhibition includes Jiménez’s most recent works, which are inspired by the pre-Columbian Olmec heads. He expresses diverse psychological states by color and texture without depicting features.

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Job Opportunity – University of North Carolina Pembroke

UNC website: http://www.uncp.edu
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position to start Spring 2010

Teach four courses a semester and manage ceramics studio. Participate in professional, departmental, and university activities, including creative production and scholarship, student advising, committee work, assessment, curriculum development, etc. Community activities required for positive performance evaluations.

The Art Department includes 9 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 1 Visiting Martha Beach Chair, and 7 adjuncts. We offer BA degrees in Art Education (K-12) and Fine Arts, with specialization in Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture; MA and MAT degrees in Art Education, and minors in Media Integration Studies and Art History.

For additional department information see: http://www.uncp.edu/art/

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements:
MFA in Ceramics or Craft, exhibition record, teaching experience in ceramics beyond graduate assistant, and the ability to maintain all aspects of a ceramics studio, including safety standards and the maintenance and operation of wood, electric, and gas kilns.

Applicants should use the UNCP Online Employment System at https://jobs.uncp.edu Attach a letter of interest and vita.

Please mail 3 letters of reference, teaching philosophy, artist statement, copies of transcripts, PowerPoint presentations with 20 images of your artwork and 20 images of student work clearly labeled, and a SASE to Richard Gay, Art Department Chair, Art Department, UNCP, P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until October 15, 2009. We anticipate hiring for the Spring 2010 semester.

UNC Pembroke conducts pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for Security Sensitive positions. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference will be required to provide a copy of their DD-214 to Human Resources on or before their hire date.