call for entries: British Ceramics Biennial’s AWARD

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) announces the call for entries for AWARD, inviting UK-based artists to submit proposals for this £10,000 prize and exhibition. AWARD is the headline exhibition in BCB, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 and provides a platform for some of the UK’s most talented artists working in clay. The next BCB festival will take place in Stoke-on-Trent from 28 September to 10 November 2019.

Up to 10 artists will be selected for AWARD, each receiving a grant of £500 towards the realisation of their exhibition proposal. To mark the 10th year of the British Ceramics Biennial, the prize money for AWARD has been doubled to £10,000 and will be awarded to one artist during the run of the festival. There will also be an opportunity for the winner to be involved in both selection process for AWARD 2021 and the subsequent BCB 2021 exhibition programme.

Deadline 5 December 2018

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call for entry: Lydon Emerging Artist Program

The 2019 LEAP application deadline: December 31, 2018.

LEAP Application submission link
LEAP Overview | LEAP Poster | LEAP Information Sheet

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1,000 prize, and 4 finalists.

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

For more information, please contact Susan Hillman/Jim Ebbert at storemanager@contemporarycraft.org

call for entry: Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art

Deadline: December 7, 2018.

Call for Entries Overview | Online Application Link

Exhibition Date: September 2020 – March 2021

CC is currently seeking artists whose work reflects an interest in topics related to food justice, public policy advocacy, farming and gardening, race and class awareness, access, and nutrition education.

Food security is among the most basic of human needs, but contemporary issues preventing equitable access to food are extremely complex. Economic inequality and structural racism, corporate agricultural practices, food waste, climate change, and domestic and geopolitics are among the many factors that contribute to the growing disparity in the distribution of food resources across the US and around the globe. 521,750 Pennsylvania children and nearly 1 in 7 of our neighbors in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County are “food insecure,” lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art, and related interpretive programming, will convey personal stories and experiences to demonstrate the local and world-wide impact food justice has on individuals and society, and how the arts can guide thoughtful conversation on the topic.

If you have additional questions, please contact Kate Lydon at klydon@contemporarycraft.org

call for entry: Last Call IV

Now in its fourth year, LAST CALL has become one of the most anticipated juried ceramics exhibitions by makers and collectors alike.

LAST CALL is an annual survey of contemporary ceramics, whose intended function is geared towards storing, pouring, and drinking alcohol. The exhibition is open to every type of clay, temperature, and atmosphere. We will be looking for the very finest growlers, bottles, flasks, flights, steins, pilsners, mugs, goblets, rocks cups, liquor sets, sake sets, ice buckets, shots, etc!

Companion Gallery will be printing a full color catalog, hosting an opening gallery reception, and the entire exhibition will be available for sale online.

We look forward to seeing your entries!

The exhibition opening will be held at our new location on Friday March 1st, 2019. 

Companion Gallery 3600 East Mitchell Street, Humboldt, TN, as well as ONLINE at companiongallery.com.

A FULL COLOR 8.5 x 11 print catalog will accompany the exhibition.

Participating artists will each receive a complimentary print copy.

Entry Deadline: Friday July 20th, 2018 12 Midnight CST

  • Open to US and CANADIAN residents 21 and up. 
  • $30.00 for 3 Entries. 
  • Digital Images should be labeled with the artists last name, underscore, first letter of first name, and the entry #. (Example: Skippy McGrueber would be mcgrueber_s1.jpg, mcgrueber_s2.jpg, mcgrueber_s3.jpg, etc)
  • Images must be print ready, well lit, in focus, 300 DPI  cropped into a square sized to 1000 x 1000. Because we are printing a catalog, photography will be a determining factor during the jurying process. Please do not embed images in the body of the email. Sent them as attachments to the email.
  • one detail of each entry is welcome and should be labeled as 1B, 2B, and 3B. See above.
  • Photo TIP: To ensure your piece fits into a square format photo, shoot vertical pieces horizontally and horizontal pieces vertically before cropping. Images above are all good examples. 

 

Email 3-6 labeled images to Eric at botbylpottery@gmail.com with the subject line:  LAST CALL IV

This email IS your application.

Images will be forwarded to juror Carole Epp on January18th at midnight CST and notifications will go out the following week.

Each Application must include (Copy & Paste)

  • Artist’s Name:
  • Email address:
  • website or instagram:
  • mailing address:
  • cell phone number:
  • a description of each image including title, type of clay, cone, kiln atmosphere, dimensions, and price.

Example:

Entry #1. Rocks Cup. Porcelain with underglaze and celadon glaze. Soda fired to Cone 10.

4.5h x 3w x 3d  $85.00

All work submitted should be fully functional and all glazes must be food safe. Our customers and collectors expect and deserve the highest level of craftsmanship. Be sure that feet are smooth and work is free of any sharp burs or cracks. Pourers should pour, corks or stoppers should seal properly, etc.

The Companion Gallery celebrates ALL forms of expression. However, because of the number of children that frequent the gallery we will not be accepting any work considered to be profane or vulgar.

Basically, there’s kids around- be cool.

Application Fees are *ONLY payable online. 

*Canadian applicants will be sent an email invoice for the app fee after the application has been emailed. Invoices need to be paid by the entry deadline to be considered.

We look forward to seeing your entries! 

**Click HERE to pay the application fee

Deadline for Entries: Friday January 18th 2019, 12 Midnight CST

More info and to learn about COMPANION GALLERY here.

 

call for entry: Portraits @ Alberta Craft Council

Submission Deadline: December 3, 2018

A portrait is a visual representation that shows the likeness of a person or self in physicality, personality, or even mood. In this open call exhibition, the Alberta Craft Council welcomes entries from all craft media. We encourage artists to interpret the portrait in its widest sense and share the story of its subject.

The exhibition will be launched in the Alberta Craft Feature Gallery in Edmonton in January 2019  and travel to the Alberta Craft Gallery Calgary June 8 – August 10, 2019.

Must be Canadian to enter.

Submission Content:

–  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

– current CV with contact information

– artist biography

Email proposal to: submissions@albertacraft.ab.ca

Questions? Please contact Joanne Hamel, Exhibition Lead

Email: joanne@albertacraft.ab.ca

Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234