Conflux: Alfred Ceramics MFA 2021

  

Opening Today! 

Conflux: Alfred Ceramics MFA 2021 

New Exhibition at Sculpture Space NYC

featuring works by
Uriel Caspi, Marianne Chenard, Justin Donofrio, Lukas Easton, Shauna Fahley, Erin Smith, Sami Tsang

Join us for the In-Person Opening!
Time: June 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

 SCULPTURE SPACE NYC
June 11th – July 24th , 2021
Gallery’s hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 2pm-8pm & Sunday by appointment only
info@sculpturespacenyc.com
(masks are required)

SSNYC Curatorial Program is dedicated to promoting contemporary visual art focusing on the research and exploration of three dimensional work with an emphasis towards ceramics.  Sculpture Space NYC’s mission is to stimulate creativity, new ideas and collaboration in ceramics-based investigations. Artists, designers and craftspeople of all backgrounds converge in this center to experiment, learn, make, reflect and grow artistically.

Special Thanks to the Division of Ceramic Art at Alfred University and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum for their supportive grant to the artists.

Sculpture Space NYC is Located at 47-21 35th Street, Long Island City, NY, the gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday: 2pm-8pm & Sunday: by appointment. 

To schedule an appointment please email info@sculpturespacenyc.com

(masks are required)

www.sculpturespacenyc.com/exhibitions

A few of upcoming deadlines for Northern Clay Center!

McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists

The McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists recognizes and supports outstanding mid-career ceramic artists living and working in Minnesota. Applicants should demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence and may be working in any mode—functional, sculptural, relational, performative, etc.

Two $25,000 grants are awarded annually. Fellowship support may be used for: experimenting with new techniques and materials; purchasing materials and equipment; collaborating with other artists; and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. McKnight Fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a corresponding catalogue at the end of their grant year.

Applications are due Friday, May 21, 2021, by 5 pm CT.

>McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program provides exceptional mid-career ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center. Up to three, 3-month residencies are awarded each year.

Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award, studio space provided at no cost, and a glaze and firing allowance. Artists also present a public lecture, and are featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center.

Applications are due Friday, May 21, 2021, by 5 pm CT.

>Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award

The WMAA provides an opportunity for students, apprentices, and recent graduates to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within the grant year, further expanding their professional development.

One or two cash awards, up to $3,000 each, are made annually for travel, education, or research.

During the grant year, the recipients can research a new technique or process, study with a mentor or in an apprenticeship setting, travel to other ceramic art centers or institutions for classes and workshops, collaborate with artists of another media, and travel. Proposals to fund large capital equipment purchases will not be accepted.

Projects must take place between May 1, 2021, and April 30, 2022. Recipients contribute project updates to NCC’s social media and are required to give a public presentation at their school or other institution. See updates from past recipients at northernclaycenter.blogspot.com.

Applications are due Friday, April 9, 2021, by 5 pm CT.”

>Emerging Artist Residency

The Emerging Artist Residency (EAR) program encompasses two unique Fellowships, designed to provide up to three ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists. The residency culminates in an exhibition in NCC’s galleries the January following the residency.

Applications are due Friday, April 9, 2021, by 5 pm CT.

>Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education

Now entering its seventh year, MN NICE is a rigorous program developed in collaboration with Program Head Ursula Hargens. MN NICE provides personalized professional development for artists who are serious about taking the next step in their ceramic evolution. The program is designed to respond to the changing needs of emerging makers with high-level training and mentorship in ceramic materials, history and theory, and professional practice. Through innovative instruction and individual mentorship, artists build skills, knowledge, and insight.

Priority deadline to apply is June 1, 2021.

Learn more about grants programs at Northern Clay Center here: https://northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/

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/