Call for entry – ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 2010



ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 2010The International Prize “Arte Laguna” starts the new edition with the goal to promote young contemporary art. Remaining consistent to the original purposes of its two creators, Laura Gallon and Beatrice Susa, Arte Laguna Prize continues its course as “incubator of Italian and international young art”, with the will to discover new talent, to support emerging artists in promoting their creativity and to develop their careers.
Continuing the path opened in 2006, the Prize, organized by the Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, highlights the peculiar ability to innovate and renew itself. It gained importance an value in a few years in the contemporary art system and it achieved a great success in the 2009 edition, with 5.500 participants from more than 90 different countries, and almost 5,000 visitors for the main exhibition of the 180 Prize finalists, which was successfully completed in Venice on 31st March. This collective exhibition was the first of a series of events involving most of the finalists in personal and group exhibitions organized by galleries and partners held in Italy and abroad during all the 2010.

The next edition of the Prize is enriched with two new sections – Video Art and Performing Art – which are additional to those established: Painting, Sculpture and Photographic Art.
The final exhibition – which displays the 110 finalists selected by judges – is scheduled in March 2011, involving again the prestigious venue of the Arsenal of Venice.
In particular, the Prize presents three main innovations. The first one is represented by a special prize, the Press award, whose jury is composed of seven journalists from the art field: Daniele Capra (Exibart), Elisa Delle Noci (Artkey/Teknemedia), Lorella Pagnucco Salvemini (ArteIn), Cristiano Seganfreddo(Innov(e)tion Valley), Chiara Somajni (IL Sole 24 Ore), Gloria Vallese (Arte), Maurizio Zuccari (Insideart). The second one is the Special Prize “Artist in Residence”, assigned to the artists choosen between finalist ones and it provides three artist’s residencies with the specific intent to promote and encourage the creativity of young artists. Finally, there is the Special Prize “Tina B”, in collaboration with the same festival in Prague, dedicated to performance. Moreover the Special Prize “Open Arte Communication” that offers the partecipation to the XIV edition of the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations that will take place in Lide of Venice during the Venice International Film Festival.

Surrounding the figure of the main curator of the Prize, the art critic Igor Zanti, the Jury presents new important art professionals for increasing new perspectives in the selection of works: Gianfranco Maraniello – Museum Director MAMbo Bologna; Chiara Barbieri – the Guggenheim Foundation in Venice; Matteo Zauli – Director of the Museum Zauli in Faenza; Luca Panaro – art critic; Ludovico Pratesi –
Director Visual Arts Center Pescheria in Pesaro; Rossella Bertolazzi – Director European Institute of Design in Milan; Maja Skerbot – art critic and curator; Valentina Tanni – art critic and one of the founders of Exibart; Monika Burian – Director of the International Festival of Contemporary Art Tina B in Prague.

Also for its fifth edition, the Prize offers Special Prizes in collaboration with the Galleries Partners, a network of more than 30 Italian and foreign galleries, that host personal exhibitions for the selected artists among the finalist ones.

Moreover the Prize can start new and unexpected synergies between the contemporary art world and the companies through the Special Prize “Business for Art”. In this new edition it will start a new collaboration with RE-IL enterprise, in the real estate field, that offers the Special Prize “Reil for young talents”, a stay in Brazil for one artist that will work in a resort for making it an unique artistic space.
The deadline for apply is the 10th December 2010, for online applications.
More information on www.artelagunaprize.com

A site 2 see friday – puls contemporary ceramics

From their website:
“puls contemporary ceramics

is the only gallery in brussels exclusively dedicated to ceramics. the gallery stages around eight exhibitions annually, showing the best of international contemporary ceramics, with a special focus on denmark. the gallery is divided into two spaces, whereby the main space will typically show works of established artists. The second space is where young, promising talents are given a platform, people who will put their stamp on the next generation of ceramics. in both spaces, puls contemporary ceramics is committed to pressing its finger firmly against the thumping pulse of the 21st century”

Here are just a few of the many amazing artists that show at puls. Grab a cup of tea, well maybe an entire pot this morning, there’s lots of amazing images to look through on puls’s website, enjoy!

cathy coëz
Jussi Ojala

Enno Jäkel

Yoshimi Futamura

Mieke Everaet

Call for participation – FOREVER A Collaborative Exibition

You are invited to join FOREVER, a Tampa NECEA exhibition that
connects the archival nature of clay to the poetic and preposterous
nature of a FOREVER* postage stamp. Ceramic material provides us with
some of our oldest records of history. The FOREVER stamp offers the
possibility of imagining an equally distant future.

Please send us just a bit of wet clay. The journey through the postal
system will leave its impression on the material. These marks become
a tale. We will fire your impressions of the journey, archiving the
process. Your bit of clay will join others and the collection will
form the FOREVER exhibition at The Train Station and the Morean Arts
Center for Clay during the National Council on Education for Ceramic
Arts conference in March.

Post by December 15, 2010.
* The US Post Office offers FOREVER stamps, good as First Class
postage FOREVER regardless of price hikes or other unforeseeable
futures.

Entry Fee: One Postage stamp
Jury acceptance rate: 100%

To participate:
1. Measure ONE ounce of wet clay, slightly smaller than a walnut.
2. Prepare it in any way you wish and wrap in plastic.
3. Place in an envelope with one FOREVER stamp (or other appropriate
amount if you are from outside the US).
4. Mail to: FOREVER
c/o The Train Station and The Morean Arts Center for Clay
420 22nd Street South, St Petersburg FL, 33712
5. Note type of clay and/or cone temperature on envelope.
6. Post.

If you are an educator, please consider spreading the word to your
class/students/fellow instructors/etc. For more information contact
Robin Lambert at lambert.robin@gmail.com or Amber Ginsburg at
amberginsburg@gmail.com.

Amber Ginsburg and Robin Lambert

Call for instructors

The Crucible, an educational non-profit collaboration of arts, industry and community located in Oakland, CA, is accepting applications from talented individuals with excellent skills to help expand their curriculum and faculty base. Some previous teaching experience is a plus, but more important is a passion for your work and for sharing it with others. They are looking for enthusiastic individuals with top skills in the industrial and sculptural arts: welding, metalsmithing, jewelry, blacksmithing, claymation, kinetics, neon, woodworking, glass, foundry, ceramics, stoneworking, fire performance and more. The Crucible faculty is comprised of Bay Area artists, tradespeople, artisans and educators teaching innovative classes to students of all ages, experience levels and areas of interest. The Crucible seeks a staff of broad diversity and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply. The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. To learn more about our vibrant community visit www.thecrucible.org. If you can see yourself teaching a class at The Crucible, click here to download an application form and apply today! http://www.thecrucible.org/about/jobopp.php Deadline: December 31st, 2010 Contact: Email:rob@thecrucible.org
Phone:510-444-0919
Address: 1260 7th Street; Oakland, CA
Website: www.thecrucible.org