call for entries – Juried National V

Red Lodge Clay Center’s biennial Juried National V extends our mission by showcasing current relevant and diverse practices in the field of ceramics. This exhibition provides a spotlight on the breadth of work currently being made that utilizes clay as a featured material. It is our hope that the Juried National will bridge emergent and established makers, and will include some of the best utilitarian, sculptural, traditional and/or experimental work being created today.

Juror: Mike Helke

Mike Helke grew up in Minnesota’s St. Croix Valley, where he still resides and maintains a studio. In addition, Helke is an assistant professor of art/ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY.

Application info – Click here to apply!

  • ELIGIBILITY Open to all US ceramic artists, 18 years and older.
  • All ceramic artwork submissions (pottery, sculpture, and/or small installation work) must be under 18 inches in any direction and less than 50 pounds.
  • Artwork must be created with at least 50% clay.
  • Work must have been created within the last two years.
  • Work must be for sale

Merit Awards

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $1000
  • Director’s Choice Award: $500
  • Gallery Curator’s Choice Award: $300


  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019 (submission portal opens February 1, 2019 via SlideRoom)
  • Notification date: no later than June 15, 2019
  • Work Arrives to Red Lodge: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
  • Exhibition Dates: September 6-29, 2019
  • Exhibition online September 9, 2019, by 10 AM Mountain Time
  • Gallery Closing Reception: Friday, September 27, 2019, 5-7 PM (in conjunction with our fall workshop with Mike Helke and Suze Lindsay)

call for entry: The Art of the Drink

November 13-29
Butler Art Center is hosting an exhibit honoring the drinking vessel and the containers used to store all things spirited, dedicating the show to the “Art of the Drink.”
Open to all functional vessels used for the consuming, storing and pouring of beverages, the exhibit runs from November 13- 29, 2019.
Juror: Yoko Sekino-Bove

Application Fee: $25 for 3 entries

More details and application form HERE.

Pottery-Palooza Art Market: Call for Artist Vendors!

May 17 & 18
Pottery-Palooza Art Market
Call for Artist Vendors

artsPlace is looking for artists and makers! Join us as an art market vendor during our annual Pottery-Palooza fundraiser.

To celebrate all the amazing creatives within our community, we would like invite you to sell your work while helping us raise money for our programs! Since artsPlace’s opening in 2015 we have hosted this annual event that brings together artists, students, and the community in celebration of all things clay! This year we are expanding our market to makers from across disciplines to host a curated event that highlights talented Canadian artists and craftspeople. This two-day market will feature a special donor and sponsor VIP sale night on Friday, May 17 and run all day on Saturday, May 18 in conjunction with our public ceramics workshops and family-friendly crafts.

Application Deadline: March 28
Selected vendors will be notified within one week of deadline

Market Dates:

Donor & VIP night: Fri. May 17 from 5 – 9 pm
Public market day : Sat. May 18 from 10 am – 6 pm

Vendor Details:

There is a 70/30 fee split on market sales with funds raised to go towards artsPlace future programming. We ask that the artists (or their representative) be available on Friday night and Saturday to sell their work/supervise their booth. Artists may arrive and set up any time on May 17 between 9 am and 4 pm and take down on May 18 between 6 – 8 pm. Vendors are encouraged to bring their own tables or booth set up (aprox 6’x6’), artsPlace will have a limited quantity of tables and black tablecloths available. Selected vendors will be required to pay a $50 refundable deposit (kept in event of cancellation less than 1 week prior). All point of sales and wrapping will be provided by artsPlace at our front desk. Artists will receive a cheque within two weeks of the event to the mailing address specified below.

Please submit:

– Contact information including phone number, e-mail address, mailing address and website/social media (if applicable)
– 3 images of artwork similar to what will be sold during the event (higher quality preferred)
– Artist bio
– Please indicate if you will require a table w/ black tablecloth
– E-mail applications to with the subject line “Pottery Palooza Application”

This is a great opportunity not only to sell your work and expand your network, but also to support your local arts centre in a tangible way – as all proceeds collected by artsPlace will directly support our future programming. 

WHY AN ARTSPLACE FUNDRAISER? artsPlace is a registered charity, operating independently from the Town of Canmore. We offer a wide range of free and subsidized programming – classes, workshops, family activities, community events, festivals, exhibitions, films, and performances – and fees cover a mere 40% of the cost of our programs. To continue to offer quality programming at an affordable cost, we rely on the generosity of our community to support our work.

artsPlace is committed to inclusivity for all artists. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 403.609.2623 or by email (above) if you have any special concerns/barriers regarding the application or selection process.

3 calls for entry from the AB Craft Council

Deadline for entry: March 11, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery – Edmonton: June 15 – August 3, 2019
Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary: August 31 – November 2, 2019

The ACC is pleased to announce the revival of Coming Up Next; our national exhibition of emerging Fine Craft. Coming Up Next celebrates the creativity, innovation, and skill, of emerging artists entering the field of contemporary Craft in Canada.

The exhibition will be curated to feature a cross section of Craft disciplines and is open to submissions from artists whose path to Craft may have began through apprenticeships, mentorships with elders, those who are self taught or who received a formal post secondary Craft education. If you are within the first five years of your career in Fine Craft, or the last year of studies in a Fine Craft discipline you are eligible to enter.

This national call is free to enter, with an online submission of up to 5 images of work available for the exhibition dates. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fibre, glass, metal, wood, or any combination of craft media, and completed within the past two years will be considered.

This exhibition will launch at the Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery in Edmonton (June 15 – August 3, 2019) as part of Edmonton’s Works Art and Design Festival. It will also travel to our Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary (August 31 – November 2, 2019).

Submission Content:

  • current CV with contact information
  • artist biography
  • image list: title, year created, retail price, dimensions, materials, and techniques
  • work submitted must be available for sale and available for the duration of the exhibitions
  • 3 – 5 images of work (high quality digital images, measuring at least 1000 pixels in width or height)

Artists pay shipping to the ACC, ACC pays return shipping on unsold items.

*work must be created in Canada


Please contact Joanne Hamel, Exhibition Lead


Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234

Submit your proposal here.


Deadline for Proposals:  April 5, 2019
Exhibition Dates:
September 28 – November 9, 2019

Curators in Contemporary Craft, is a new program to allow members to develop their curatorial skills as part of our ongoing efforts to create professional development opportunities for Craft artists and engaging exhibitions for our audiences.  Expand your career in a supportive environment with access to mentorship from professional curators and organizers in the Fine Craft field.

Are you sitting on an exhibition idea that you would like to bring to fruition but are unsure of the steps to take?

This is your chance to develop those skills needed to curate an exhibition with the support and experience of the Alberta Craft Council Exhibitions team.  From start to finish, the ACC team will be there to guide you through the process; from honing your theme and concept, coordinating artists, developing press releases and promotional material, gaining skills in laying out and installing an exhibition, to writing an article for the Alberta Craft Magazine.

  • We are looking a current ACC Member with minimal curatorial experience
  • Curating a small group exhibition of 5 – 8 artists
  • Curator can be included as an artist
  • We require the successful applicant to be willing and able to put in the time needed
  • Curator will be paid a $500 honorarium

Submission Content: 

  • Submit a one-page written concept and/or theme of your exhibition
  • Current CV and biography


Please contact Jessica Telford, Exhibition Lead


Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234

Submit your proposal here.


Deadline for Entry: June 1, 2019

The Alberta Craft Council is calling for exhibition proposals for the 2020 line-up at the Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery.  It is going to be an exciting year, as we begin programming for the ACC’s 40th Anniversary, and Craft Year 2020 the nation-wide celebration of craft organized by the Canadian Crafts Federation and Provincial Craft Councils.

The Exhibition Team is looking for fully-developed exhibitions and themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, feature new work, push the boundaries of craft, and/or celebrate the achievements of our members.  Our public exhibition galleries are dedicated to showcasing work by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists. The proposals can be for individual or group shows.

The Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery strives to present innovative and dynamic exhibitions that challenge perceptions and inspire the public to discover the best in contemporary Fine Craft.  This 436 sq. foot gallery is located on the main level of the ACC’s Edmonton location and features 7 exhibitions per year, several of which travel to our Calgary Gallery.  Each exhibition is accompanied by an article in the Alberta Craft Magazine, invitations, online promotion, and an opportunity for an artist talk or interactive demonstration plus reception.

Submission Content:

  • a one-page written concept and/or theme of your exhibition that includes preferred time of year and the number of pieces expected
  • current ACC Membership
  • up-to-date CV with contact information
  • artist biography
  • 3 – 5 high quality digital images, measuring at least 1000 pixels in width or height of work to be presented in the exhibition.
  • image list: title, year created, dimensions, materials, and techniques
  • CARFAC fees will be paid to artists, approx. $848 Per ACC Discovery Gallery Solo Exhibition. Work can still be available for sale at the current 60% consignment to artists.

*work must be created in Canada


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

Submit your proposal here.

Visit their website HERE.