Cermics Guild is pleased to host The UNF International Ceramics
This show will highlight ceramic excellence, according to juror McKenzie
Smith. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or
older. Work submitted must be original, must use
clay as the primary material, and must have been completed within the
Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Midnight Pacific Time
Exhibition Dates: September 1, 2016 – October 14, 2016
Email Notification Begins: July 27th, 2016
Accepted Works Due: August 19th, 2016
Smith is a potter working in Florida. McKenzie worked as a Core Student
at the Penland School of Crafts. He received his BFA from the
University of South Florida and his MFA from the University of Florida.
Residencies include the Archie Bray Foundation, Banff Center For The
Arts, Baltimore Clayworks, and the University of Miami. Smith has
exhibited widely and taught numerous workshops.
UNF Gallery of Art
Building 2 • Room 1001
Jacksonville, FL 32224
This international event is scheduled for September 1 – October 2 in
the historic City of Auburn located in the California, Sierra Nevada
foothills, heart of Gold Country.
This juried clay show celebrates visionary artists from around the
world with only 100 entries allowed in the Exposition. Online
applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2016.
More than $25,000 in cash prizes and awards will be offered to the winning entries. The Exposition will be judged by Susannah Israel, the only American to win the New Zealand Fletcher Challenge.
This Exposition is held in conjunction with a Throw-a-Thon, exciting
workshops and a Street Fair (organized by General Gomez Gallery and the
ClayArts Studio). The exposition features a grand finale Beer &
Brats Fete, complete with local beer, food, music and commemorative beer
The North American Clay Challenge is offering $25,000
in cash prize money and purchase awards. 2016 is our inaugural year,
the not so modest beginnings of many more years to come for the North American Clay Challenge.
We started with an idea for a two-day clay throw-a-thon, and soon our
enthusiasm heightened and our ideas propagated more ideas, and the North American Clay Challenge was born.
One goal early on, was to join the ranks of Auburn’s many prestigious
events. In keeping with the true “Auburn, Endurance Capital of the
World” spirit, we soon realized that what was needed was not simply a
single clay event, but a month long, pull out all the stops,
International Clay Challenge!
With the expertise of clay artists Larry Ortiz and Ray Gonzales, we
soon had internationally known artist Susannah Israel on board as juror
for the show. The Clay Challenge exhibit will be located in the General Gomez Arts building at 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn, California, USA.
The exposition includes challenges in the following four categories:
Figure Sculpture, Sculpture, Functional (Thrown), and Tile/Wall Hanging.
September begins with an exclusive invitational VIP reception, followed
workshops, the clay throw-a-thon, the General reception along with a
street fair with demonstrations, live music, and vendors.
October 1st wraps up the month with a Beer and Brats festival.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE!