call for entry: Officine Saffi Ceramic Awards

Officine Saffi awards those artists who have chosen ceramics as their main expressive language for a research between contemporary art, collectible design and craft. Now in its fourth edition, the competition is open to all contemporary artists and designers of any age, whether emerging or established, individuals or members of collectives, and with no restrictions on theme, gender or nationality. Up for grabs € 10,000 and 8 Residency prizes.

WHO: Ceramic artists worldwide

LOCATION: Residency prize locations include: The Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, and Finland

DEADLINE: November 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: During registration, each artist must indicate which residency prizes they intend to compete for (all prizes are open to them). Nevertheless, if an artist wins a residency award that they cannot take up for proven reasons, the partner will assign it to another finalist. The work which wins the cash first prize will become part of the Officine Saffi collection. Entry Fee: €50 for artists over 35, €30 for artists under 35. Learn more here.

A Passion for Clay @ Blue Rock Gallery

Bluerock Gallery loves ceramics, and has a long history of representing some of Alberta’s most talented ceramic artists!  This open-themed exhibit will showcase the wide variety of interests and complexity of ceramic techniques, employed by our artists, as well as those of a few emerging artists.  With almost 20 participants, there will be much to enjoy!  We invite you to join us in person at our gallery or visit our website, to view and shop a diverse range of high quality Alberta ceramics!  Opening Reception Saturday, September 26 from 4-7pm.  Free & open to the public.

Participating Artists:

Gallery Artists: Mindy Andrews, David Barnes, Katie Borrowman, Louise Brud, Dawn Detarando, Katy Drijber, Debra Durrer, Tanya Everard, Brian McArthur, Lisa McGrath, Neil Liske, Juliana Rempel, Evonne Smulders, Darlene Swan, Annette ten Cate

Guest Artists (Emerging): Lael Chmelyk, Mel Doiron, Emily Stone, Ella Valge-Saar

Find out more HERE.

Citizens of Craft/Canadian Craft Federation/CraftYear2020 https://citizensofcraft.ca/event/a-passion-for-clay-an-exhibition-of-exceptional-alberta-ceramics-1

Gallery Profile: https://citizensofcraft.ca/profile/bluerock-gallery

CKUA https://ckua.com/event/a-passion-for-clay-an-exhibition-of-exceptional-alberta-ceramics/2020-09-26/

 

grant opportunity: CERF+ The Artists Safety Net COVID-19 Relief Grant

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: If you are artist working in a craft discipline (or you know of one) who has been affected by COVID-19,

CERFplus is here to help.
We’re now accepting applications for the second cycle of our COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or health insecurities. Here’s the link! https://cerfplus.org/cerf-covid-19-relief-grant/
Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community, including people of color and folk and traditional artists. The deadline for the second cycle is September 9 at 5:00 P.M (ET).
Pictured: Rachael Scharf of RachaelPots Kitchen
Rachael is a studio potter and ceramic artist who received a Get Ready grant from @CERFplus to purchase a ceramic grade HEPA vacuum for her studio.