call for artists: Exhibition Applications for the Saskatchewan Craft Council

Deadline: November 15 annually

The Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery presents solo, two-person, and group exhibitions reflecting craft history, contemporary practice, and innovation. The SCC Gallery policy prioritizes showing Saskatchewan artists and curators, but aims to include at least one touring or out-of-province exhibition each year.

For each of the six exhibitions accepted to the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery annual schedule, the SCC will provide installation assistance; insurance; promotion; documentation; administrative labour; and artist fees to be paid to the artist(s). To assist the SCC with the cost of the aforementioned labour and staffing, a 40% commission will be retained on any sales resulting from an exhibition.

The SCC encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served communities. We encourage submissions from Indigenous artists, artists with disabilities, new Canadians as well as people from visible and invisible minorities.

Criteria

The SCC Gallery is committed to showcasing fine craft artists; other forms of visual art may be considered in addition to an exhibition that has a primary focus on craft.

Please ensure your application is complete. Applicants who submit incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading information may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

Each applicant must fulfill the requirements of the Exhibition Application Package.

Download the introduction and a helpful checklist here: SCC Exhibition Application Introduction and Checklist

Download the Application form here: SCC Exhibition Application Package

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Process

The Exhibitions & Education Coordinators along with the SCC Curatorial Committee assess all applications annually. Information from each applicant is sent to members of the Curatorial Committee prior to the annual review meeting, where proposals are considered along with their support material. The Curatorial Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Exhibitions Coordinators. Applicants will be informed of the Curatorial Committee and Exhibitions Department’s decisions following the curatorial meeting in late December – mid January of each year. Additional Curatorial Committee meetings may be scheduled as decided by the Exhibitions and Education Coordinators.

In preparing your application, please consult the SCC’s archive of previous exhibitions, as well as the SCC gallery floorplan.

You can also refer to this blog post for more information or tips for submitting your proposal!

Questions can be directed to:

Stephanie Canning or Maia Stark
Exhibitions and Education Coordinators
scc.exhibitions@sasktel.net
306-653-3616 ext 2

saskcraftcouncil.org

movie day: Masterclass with Annette Welch

‘Surfaces are scarred with marks or mono-printed with slip, then the application of warm matte or glossy glazes complement and contrast with unglazed areas of fired clay.’

In this video, Annette Welch discusses how she makes her large thrown dishes, decorated with mono-printed designs.

Learn how Annette makes her work in the full step-by-step masterclass inside Ceramic Review issue 293. You can order current and back issues of the magazine from ceramicreview.com/subscribe.

Film by Layton Thompson for Ceramic Review

IOWA 2018 Clay Conference

 

October 5th – October 7th, 2018

Join us for an Intimate Conference with a Midwestern Feel.

The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is pleased to host the fourth bi-annual Iowa Clay Conference.   This conference brings together potters, ceramic artists and educators from the around the state, as well as contiguous states, to share information and explore areas of common interest.  Local potters and educators will be among the participants – ranging from those new to ceramics to the professional potter at this three-day event.

The Iowa Clay Conference aims to bring together the often-disparate groups of amateur potters, professional ceramic artist/potters and the ceramic educational community (teachers and students) together, to network and to learn from one-another.

This year’s Conference will feature demonstrations, presentations of the working processes of  Matt Kelleher and  Janis Wunderlich with guest presentor Zachary Wollert.

2018 Demonstrators and Presenters:

Matt Kelleher, was raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  He attended UNI, where he received an MA in printmaking.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at the internationally recognized Ceramics Department at Alfred University in New York with over ten years of experience as a studio potter.  Matt then received his MFA in 1999 from University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied with Gail Kendall, Peter Pinnell, and Eddie Dominguez.  He was a resident at Penland School of Crafts, the Archie Bray Foundation and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan.  Matt received his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute under Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu from 1993-1995.  We are excited to welcome Matt back to Iowa for the Iowa Clay Conference!

Artist Statement:  “Pottery is a continuous curiosity; how it’s made, how it feels, its shape, its surface, how it exists in a home as an object, or a tool, or maybe an image. . . I create my surfaces for contemplation. Moods are suggested with warmth, fluidity, and translucency…Pouring and layering slip, I respond intuitively to the qualities of liquid.”

Janis Mars Wunderlich is a contemporary ceramic master. She was born in Akron, Ohio and received her BFA from Brigham Young University and an MFA from The Ohio State University.  She was profiled in a documentary Who Does She Think She Is?  Janis has been the recipient of several awards and grants, including multiple fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.  She teaches Ceramics and Design at Ashland University, and is an assistant professor of art history, ceramics, and art foundations at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois.

Zachary Wollert received his MFA from Kent State University.  Zachary has completed residencies at both Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project Cobb and Firebug Pottery in Elkton, Oregon.  He also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ceramics and Assistant/Curator to the Director of Galleries, for Kent State University in Ohio.  Zach is currently head of the Ceramics Department at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids Iowa where he teaches ceramics and sculpture.


Juried Exhibition ‘River to River’:

In conjunction with the Iowa Clay Conference is the Juried Exhibition “River to River”.  This exhibition is in conjunction with Coe College and is juried by Clary Illian and Mitchell Spain– both accomplished ceramic artists creating and working in Iowa.  They had the difficult task of narrowing down all of the entries to 65 works for the show, and then to further chose one best-of-show and 3 honorable mentions.

This exhibit will highlight the richness and diversity of ceramic art within Iowa and across the Midwest.  Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or older in Iowa and states directly adjacent to Iowa.  This exhibition will open on September 7th and close on October 6th.  There will be a closing reception on October 6th from 5-7pm.

Cost:

Early Registration  – $65.00 until September 15th

Registration – $85.00 after September 15th

*Student Pricing Available Upon Request (must be a enrolled High School or College Student)  Please email info@iowaceramicscenter.org for more information on registration for students.

Full details here: www.iowaceramicscenter.org/abouttheconference/

call for entry: Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. This prestigious national award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000
The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals. The winner will be celebrated and the award presented at a ceremony in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Please visit the website to download the complete application guidlines: theclayandglass.ca/events/awards