It’s that time of
year again, our third annual call for entry for the Medalta International Exhibition.

We are still
switching up the theme each year to keep things fresh… it started with cups…
then spoons … this year’s theme is an
ode to tools!
Last year for the SPOON
ME exhibition we were considering adding some of the scoops and spoons from
Medalta’s historic collection of great old objects from our three abandoned ceramic
factories.  We have over 7 acres of
roofed buildings on our 150 acre historic clay district site here at Medalta…
so you can imagine there’s more than a few amazing old tools. Well, we didn’t
want leave out this tool treasure trove in favour of the old spoons, so the
object for the next international exhibition theme was an easy choice.
We want a photo of you with your favorite tool or tools and a
description of how this tool is an integral part of your process… and of
course we still want to show off what you can create with these great tools of
our trade so submissions will also include up to 5 photos of your work.
Successful applicants will have their tool photograph &
description included in the exhibition alongside up to five pieces of their
This contemporary work from
around the globe featured in TOOL will be displayed alongside a collection of our
old tools that were used in the historic ceramics industry at Medalta.  The exhibition will be shared in
Medalta’s Yuill galley from September – November 30th 2015, &
online via Medalta’s Pinterest pages.  
Juror – Martina Lantin
month long residency at Medalta with accommodation!
Student entries are
eligible for 
Technical and Ceramic: Art & Perception
 digital subscription!
Purchase prizes for Medalta’s contemporary collection are
generously sponsored by Medicine Hat College.
Several of the
selected artists will be featured on the Musing
About Mud
Awards will be announced
at the opening reception.
This year it’s wide
open, and will be not only be a diverse exhibition, but a great opportunity for
our museum visitors & online community to gain insight into the processes
& tools that are a big part of our world behind the finished objects. Good
luck to everyone who enters and thank you for your support! We can’t wait to
see your submissions.
Submissions to be
completed online from April 1st to June 20th 2015. At
Entry Fee: $20
Applications Deadline: June 20th 2015.
Notification: Begins July 10th 2015.
Accepted Work Due: July 30th 2015.
Exhibition: September –November 2015
Reception: TBA
Any questions
regarding this exhibition can be directed to Medalta’s Curator
Jenna Stanton
Curator of Exhibitions & Collections