Workhouse Arts Center 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National 2012 Prospectus

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The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to announce a call for entries for its 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition 2012. This 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The focus of this year’s exhibit is to highlight the tremendous variety and depth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks currently being created throughout the U.S.A. Juror- Peter Held Peter Held received his bachelor’s degree in studio art with an emphasis on ceramics from the State University of New York, Brockport. Upon graduation, he moved to Helena, Montana to become a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. He later completed a master’s degree in museum administration at Oregon State University and interned at the Portland Art Museum in the Asian Art Department. Held returned to Helena in 1994 to serve as executive director and curator of the Holter Museum of Art, where he helped successfully lead a $2.3 million capital and endowment campaign. Since 2003, Held has been curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He also serves as a trustee for the American Craft Council and is chair of its development committee. Held has curated more than 75 exhibitions since 1989, including seven traveling ceramic shows: Ashen Beauty: Woodfired Ceramics; David Shaner: A Potter’s Work, 1963-1993; Sisters of the Earth: Native American Ceramics; A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence; Between Clouds of Memory: Akio Takamori, A Mid-Career Survey; Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser and Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the ASU Art Museum Collection. Entry Guidelines Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.
All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. The juror will make final determinations. Work must fit through a standard door. Floor works must be firmly stable. Installations shall be installed by artist. Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. per section. Work must have been produced within the last 3 years.

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Click here . Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed. Artists may submit up to 3 entries with two images (including one detail) of each, not to exceed 6 images. Please proof your entries carefully as this will be the information used to generate any publicity information. Entry Fee All U.S. artists- $30 (Fee is non-refundable – payable thru PayPal when applying) for up to 3 entries (2 images per entry max.). Apply Online Now! click here Awards Best of Show- $350 1st place-$250- Sponsored by Standard Ceramics, Inc. 2nd Place-$150 Honorable Mentions Calendar Detailed information and Registration form: Available online December 7, 2011
Entry Submittal deadline: May 2, 2012
Acceptance notification: after June 1, 2012
Acceptance Contracts due: by July 1, 2012
Delivery of accepted work-being shipped: Due by July 20, 2012 Delivery of accepted work-being delivered: July 23, 2012 10am-5pm only!
Installation: July 23-24, 2012
Exhibition Dates: July 25 – August 26, 2012
Opening Reception: July 28, 2012 from 6pm-9pm Return of Shipped Artwork: Starting August 27, 2012 Pick-up of Delivered Artwork: August 27, 2012 10am-4pm only!
Workhouse Arts Center Lorton Arts Foundation W-16 Gallery Building
9601 Ox Road
Lorton Virginia 22079

Image Submission Guidelines

Please be prepared to submit the following when applying online:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Year completed
  • Type of clay and firing method
  • Size (inches) H x W x D
  • Weight (lbs.)
  • Insurance Value/ Retail Price
  • A brief artist statement of no more than 200 words describing your work

* Artist must be ready to upload professional quality JPG images. * The resolution of images should be 150DPI minimum; 300DPI maximum.* Images need to be smaller than 15MB.For more details please visit their website.