Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, The Muskingum County Community Foundation, Seilers’ Studio & Gallery and the Artist Colony of Zanesville, with support from the Ohio Arts Council, Mayco, and the Pioneer School Zanesville Clay Center, present the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere.
The 2017 Zanesville Prize Best-of-Show award will be $20,000. An additional $11,000 in prizes will be awarded to other successful competitors. This event is the third of a competition for the Zanesville Prize that is now held every two years.
Jurors will select up to 100 entries into the exhibit from the images of works that will be submitted worldwide to the competition. From those finalists the jurors will choose the Zanesville Prize recipient and the other award recipients.
The Best-of-Show Prize of $20,000, the largest in the Western Hemisphere for contemporary studio ceramics, along with $11,000 in additional prizes, will be awarded in October 2017.
For a $45 entry fee, ceramists may submit two images each of three (3) different works completed within the past two years.
New for 2017:
There will be four categories of entries; each will receive a “Best of” award except for the Best of Show Zanesville Prize winner, which will be selected from the four category winners:
- Mixed Media
We anticipate accepting up to 100 entries into the exhibit.
The three jurors are:
- Mary Jo Bole, past professor of art at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
- Leslie Ferrin, director of FerrinContemporary and Project Art, North Adams, Massachusetts
For more information, and to see the galleries of 2014 and 2015 Zanesville Prize finalists, visit zanesvilleprize.org.
The deadline for submission is July 17, 2017.
Go to zanesvilleprize.org for more information and to submit
The 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics show will be held at
The Zanesville Museum of Art will exhibit the top award winners and the People’s Choice award from November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018.
During the public viewing of the show (October 8, 2017 through November 18, 2017) all finalist entries will be offered for sale with the commissions used to support the Zanesville Prize competition in 2019.
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a call to artists for our “Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters” Exhibition. “Plates, Platters, Nothing Else Matters” is a National Juried Competition of ceramic works that are ready to be wall hung. The deadline for submission is May 1st, 2017.
Our juror, Garth Johnson, will select approximately 75 works for our exhibition. Garth Johnson will award a prize of $1,000 to the artist whose work earns first place. The winner will be posted on our website following the reception, where the prize will be awarded. You do not have to be present to receive the award. The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US. Please refer to the exhibition guidelines for complete details.
Important Dates: Monday, May 1st, 2017 Deadline for entries. All work must be primarily ceramic and ready to hang. Please submit up to three digital images to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3868 with an entry fee of $35.
Full details here: http://lbifoundation.org/events/national-juried-competition-plates-platters-nothing-else-matters-open-call/
‘dish’: Celebrating what ceramics brings to the table
We are also very excited to announce the talented Julia Galloway as our juror for this year’s exhibition (http://juliagalloway.com/). We couldn’t think of anyone else we’d rather have on board for this year’s theme, as Julia brings a lot to the ceramics table as an educator, ceramic artist and community builder. Julia will be selecting the pieces for the exhibition and our Grand Prize winner, of a 1 month Medalta residency + accommodation.
Apply online at www.medalta.org/dish from April1st to June 10th 2017. Please click for DISH SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.Successful Applicants will be notified in July 2017.
Exhibition runs from October 2017 to January 2018.
Northern Clay Center presents an advanced ceramics studio program in collaboration with ceramic artist and educator, Ursula Hargens. The New Institute for Ceramic Education provides up to 8 months of advanced, personalized instruction for artists who are serious about taking the next step in their ceramic education.
This pilot program is designed to respond to the changing needs of students and gives non-traditional students the same quality of information and critique found in a university program. Designed for potters and sculptors alike, the Institute will support the development of studio work and provide high-level training in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practices.
Participants will earn a certificate of completion through a combination of instruction and individual mentoring. The program will extend beyond the classroom to include artist lectures, gallery tours, and studio visits with established artists to take advantage of the rich ceramic resources throughout the Twin Cities, including those from academic and non-traditional routes of study, artists of other media, and arts administrators.
Get updates about MN NICE classes, visiting artists, and events on the NCC blog.
What can you hope to achieve from this program?
By the end of the 8-month program, students will earn a certificate and will possess the technical skills, artistic context, and personal insight to build a strong and cohesive body of work. They will learn how to present and promote their work, whether they are seeking gallery representation, applying to graduate school, or selling work to the public.
MN NICE combines the best aspects of a residency, university program, and apprenticeship. Certificate recipients will establish new connections with peers and established artists in the field, build professional credentials, and create a strong body of work based on individualized instruction. The program will culminate in a final exhibition at Northern Clay Center.
“It is not without trepidation that I look toward the future, but I am eager to stretch my wings using the tools, resources, and courage I have discovered through MN NICE.
I feel honored and proud to have been a part of this program.” — MN NICE participant, 2015-16
Is MN NICE right for you?
Now in its second year, MN NICE is designed to respond to the changing needs of students and to give non-traditional students the same quality of information and critique found in a university program. Designed for potters and sculptors alike, MN NICE will support the development of studio work and provide high-level training in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practices. Participants will earn a certificate of completion through a combination of instruction and individual mentoring, led by ceramic artist and educator Ursula Hargens.
Hargens states, “Many individuals are eager to further their ceramic education and seek a professional credential, but family, employment, financial, and time constraints limit their ability to do so within a traditional academic structure. This certificate program is designed to fill this gap, providing a flexible, yet challenging environment that responds to the needs of non-traditional students, giving them quality information, academic rigor, critical dialogue, and critique as they develop their artistic practice and strengthen their work.”
Click here to access the application form.
Listen to a conversation between course leader, Ursula Hargens and a couple members of the first group of MN NICE students on Ben Carter’s Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast.
Find out more here: www.northernclaycenter.org/education/minnesota-new-institute-ceramic-education
Sign ups are open for #ncw2017 Open Studios! National Clay Week Open Studio (NCWOS) is a nationwide event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Join us on the weekend of October 13 – 15, 2017 for a celebration of clay in all 50 states! Studios all over the country will open their doors for demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions.
Until May 31, 2017
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)
Offering $30,000 in Awards
Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their 2D and 3D work for consideration to this national art prize jury.
In its second year, SSNAP is offering $30,000 in awards.
The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.
SSNAP Is Offering Awards Totaling $30,000:
THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD for OUTSTANDING WORK: $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artists residency)
THE STEPHEN P ROBERTS JURORS’ CHOICE AWARDS: three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror
THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: with a 1st Prize of $3,000, 2nd Prize of $2,000 and 3rd Prize of $1,000 determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition
THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ISLAND ARTIST: $1,000
Approximately 50 final works will be selected for exhibition and sale at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 through to October 22, 2017. The list of finalists will be announced by July 19, with winners announced at the awards gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Our accomplished jurors are David Garneau (Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina), Denis Longchamps (Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington), and Naomi Potter (Director/Curator of Esker Foundation Calgary). They all share a deep knowledge of Canadian art while bringing diverse areas of expertise and perspective on submissions to a national art show.
The call for submissions is open to May 31, 2017, with details found on our website at The Salt Spring National Art Prize.
On Facebook click http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017FBCall
For more information about SSNAP, including artist submission and selection process, jury bios and event dates, please visit www.saltspringartprize.ca.