Deadline: June 1, 2018

The Alberta Craft Council is calling for exhibition proposals for the 2019 line-up of the Alberta Craft Gallery – Edmonton & Calgary.  The exhibition spaces are dedicated to showcasing work by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists.  The Exhibition Team is looking for well-developed themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, features new work, pushes the boundaries of craft, and/or celebrates the achievements of our members.  Exhibitions can be individual or group shows.

Submission Content:

  •  Cover Letter that includes:
    – contact information
    – detailed description and theme of the exhibition
    – number of pieces/artists in or expected to participate in the exhibition
    – time of year preferred
  • Current ACC Membership
  • Current CV – artist resume
  • Artist Biography
  • Images and image list
    – high quality images of work to be presented in the exhibition or representatie of the work
    – images list must include: title, year created, dimensions, materials and techniques


Please contact Joanne Hamel, Exhibition Lead
Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234

Submit your proposal to:


call for entry: NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis

Claytopia, NCECA’s 53rd Annual conference takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 27-30, 2019. Several calls are now open. Proposals for Projects Space; Lectures, Panels, and Discussions; and Demonstrating Artists share a deadline of May 16, 2018 (11:59 pm EDT). Visit to see the full annual cycle of exhibition, conference programming, and opportunity calls for 2018-2019.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)
The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, curated by Elizabeth Carpenter, will be hosted by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery within the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition will run from January 22 – March 30, 2019. Invited artists include Nicole Cherubini, Alexandra Engelfriet, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Brie Ruais, and Anders Ruhwald. NCECA encourages artists working with clay as a primary medium of expression to consider entering this exciting exhibition. Visit to learn more about submission eligibility, procedures, and requirements.

The NCECA Annual blends impactful attributes of invitational and open juried models of exhibition development. The vision of a single curator generates an organizing concept for the exhibition and invites five leading artists in the field whose work serves to build out and expand on the exhibition’s conceptual framework. The curator then makes selections of additional works and artists for the exhibition through an open call for submissions.

Elizabeth Carpenter is an independent curator, writer, and educator. As curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center from 2001-2015, some of her exhibition highlights included Frida Kahlo (2007); Robert Irwin: Slant/Light/Volume (2009); Hélio Oiticica / Rirkrit Tiravanija: Contact (2010); Absentee Landlord (2011), curated with filmmaker John Waters; Frank Gaard: Poison & Candy (2012); and Dance Works III: Merce Cunningham / Rei Kawakubo (2012). Prior to her role at the Walker, Carpenter served on the curatorial team responsible for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective (1997). In 2001, as guest curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, she curated Jim Dine Prints: 1985 – 2000 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for which she also wrote and edited a catalogue raisonné of Dine’s graphic work. Carpenter’s writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues and Art in Print.

Currently a lecturer in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota where she teaches art history and theory, Carpenter holds a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, MA in Art History from the University of Minnesota, and M.Phil. in Art History from the City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY).

Carpenter shares…
With The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, I will be exploring experimental, cross-disciplinary, and aesthetically diverse artistic practices, with the explicit intention to avoid preconceptions about established categories like art and craft. My interest in ceramics launches from the modernist sculptural tradition. The works that I hope to select for the exhibition will tend toward a sculptural exploration of abstraction rather than traditional or functional ceramic objects and vessels.I am seeking to include artists who work in an interdisciplinary mode, not only in order to tap into ambiguity, disorder, entropy, and the uncanny, but also to challenge the plinth and the pedestal while embracing the possibilities of alternative installation strategies, and/or time-based media. Within the rubric of sculptural abstraction, I am especially interested in phenomenology—i.e., the tension and scale of objects in space; the impact of perception and bodily movement on the part of the artist while creating and the spectator while experiencing art; and performative strategies, processes, and outcomes.

There is no aim at being comprehensive—my selection of artists will be a sampling of current practices, and represents an attempt at a sustained consideration of one crossover tendency within the worlds of ceramics and contemporary art.

call for artists: Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE)

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Northern Clay Center is excited to share the opportunity for artists to join our MN NICE program. See below for details:

Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Application Deadline Approaching

Now entering its fourth year, MN NICE is an advanced certificate program that provides rigorous, personalized instruction for artists who are serious about taking the next step in their ceramic education. The program is designed to respond to the changing needs of students and give non-traditional students high-level training in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practice. Through instruction and individual mentorship, students build skills, knowledge, and insight necessary to create a personal and cohesive body of work.

MN NICE extends 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. The program strives to prepare students both artistically and professionally whether they are seeking gallery representation, applying for graduate school, or selling work to the public.

ABOUT: The program consists of three 8-week blocks of instruction, beginning in September and ending in May. During each block, the group meets for weekly seminars and field trips to museums, galleries, artist studios, and lectures. Throughout the year, participants have individual critiques with leading professionals in the field, helping them to focus their research and development of work. The program culminates with the submission of a graduation portfolio and a group exhibition in NCC’s Emily Galusha Gallery.

DEADLINE: The priority deadline for MN NICE applications is June 1

. To apply, visit:

INFO SESSION: Thursday, May 10, 6:00 pm in the NCC Library

CONTACT: If you have questions about the history of MN NICE or joining next year’s class, please make Manager of Education and Studio Artist Programs Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp your first point of contact at or call him directly at 612.339.8007 x314.

For more information about the MN NICE program, visit:

call for artists: Customs House Artisan Incubator

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We believe that your craft can be your business.

We are offering a life-changing experience for emerging artists. The Customs House is a craft incubator in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. We’re looking for seven artists to become our first artists in residence.

Are you a textile, clay or jewellery artist?

As our artists in residence, you’ll have access to:

  • Fully equipped studios
  • Subsidized studio rent
  • Craft business development support
  • Technical mentorship
  • Opportunities to take your craft to market

Want to learn more? Contact Tamsin Sloots, Craft Incubator Coordinator, at or 902 539 7491 ext 116.

Be bold. Take your chance today. Apply now.

Download the application form today!

call for entry: Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: 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, and Nothing Else Matters” is a National Juried Competition of ceramic works. Tableware up to 12“ inches in diameter will be displayed on shelves, other work must be wired for wall hanging. The deadline for submission is May 1st, 2018.

Our juror, Roberto Lugo, will select approximately 80 works for exhibition. The juror will award a prize of $500 to the artist whose work earns first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. There will be an additional $1000 “Muddies” prize. The winners will be posted on our website following the reception, where the prizes 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. Please refer to the exhibition guidelines for complete details below.

JUROR: We are very pleased to have Roberto Lugo as our juror. Lugo is an American potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo’s work draws together hip-hop, history and politics into formal ceramics and 2D works. Born in Philadelphia to Puerto Rican parents, Lugo began his career as a graffiti artist before discovering ceramics.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2018

Exhibit Dates: July 27 – August 12

Apply Online: