Call to Artists: TWISTED Form and Function

London Potters Guild Biennial Exhibition: Juried by Angelo DiPetta and
Lesley McInally highlighting the ceramic work of artists residing in
Southwestern Ontario. All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media
works will be accepted only if clay comprises at least 80% of the
artwork. For complete information please visit our website: http://www.londonclayartcentre.org/exhibitions.html

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016
Exhibition: November 3 to November 12, 2016 at the ARTS Project
Opening: November 3 from 7pm to10pm

Awards
Best In Show: $1000 in cash
Design Award: one year membership and conference package($400) – FUSION: The Ontario Glass and Clay Association
1st Place: $500 – Tucker price
Runner Up: $200 �- Pottery Supply House
People’s Choice Award: $100 – Jonathan Bancroft-Snell Gallery (London Ontario)

call for entry: LEAP awards

A call for entries will begin on July 1, 2016 for the 2017 Lydon
Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). LEAP is a Store feature that recognizes
exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides
opportunities for early career artists to bring their artwork to the
consumer market. Established in 2007 in honor of SCC Director of
Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service, the program showcases one
winner and six finalists. The winner
will receive a $1000 cash prize and have their work featured, marketed,
and sold in The Store for one year, beginning January 2017. In addition
to the prize-winning artist, each of the six finalists will have their
work featured and sold in 2-month intervals throughout 2017. 

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early
stages of their careers. “Emerging” artists may have had some
professional experience (i.e., exhibitions, sales, publications, etc.)
but not yet have established reputations. Artists must work in craft
media and are asked to submit 6 images, a resume, a statement, support
materials, and a $25 application fee to SCC by September 30, 2016.

The selection review committee for LEAP will include guest juror
Brigitte Martin, creator and Editor-in-Chief of crafthaus, Janet McCall,
Executive Director at SCC, Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions at SCC,
and Megan Crowell, Asst. Director of Retail Operations at SCC.

http://contemporarycraft.org/opportunities/artist-opportunities/

The Gardiner Museum presents: The 3rd Annual RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award


TORONTO – August 2, 2013 –
The Gardiner Museum is excited to present the 3rd Annual RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award,
which recognizes the ceramic artist whose work receives the most votes
from Canada’s participating public with a $10,000 cash prize.

Each
year, a panel of experts nominates five outstanding artists from
Canada’s artistic scene. The talented nominees for 2013 are Robin DuPont (British Columbia), Michael Flaherty (Newfoundland and Labrador), Monica Mercedes Martinez (Manitoba), Amélie Proulx (Quebec) and Linda Sormin (Ontario).

The
Gardiner Museum-appointed nominating committee is comprised of artists,
educators, art critics, and/or curators from different regions across
Canada. Each of these five experts is invited to select an emerging
artist for nomination. To be eligible, participating artists must be
Canadian citizens or permanent residents, out of school, practicing for
at least three years and no more than 10 years. They also must have
participated in at least one exhibition at a recognized gallery, museum
or other arts organization.

The five selected artists have the
opportunity to showcase new works created specifically for the
competition, which will be on display at the Museum from September 3 – October 15, 2013, with voting closing on October 13, 2013.

During this time, visitors are invited to vote for the artist of their choice, either at the exhibit or online by clicking here. The Gardiner Museum will post voters’ comments on its website to stimulate dialogue about Canadian art and ceramics.

The
winner of the 3nd Annual RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award will
be announced at a public reception at The Gardiner Museum from 5:30 –
7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

This year’s nominees were chosen by the following panel: Katrina Chaytor, Ceramics Faculty, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary; Bruce Cochrane, Ceramic artist, Mississauga, Ontario and former head of ceramics, Sheridan Institute; Gloria Hickey, Curator and writer on crafts, St. John’s Newfoundland; Jean-Pierre Labiau, Curator of Exhibitions and Decorative Arts, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; and Grace Nickel, Professor Ceramics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg;

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About the Gardiner Museum

The
Gardiner Museum connects people, art and ideas by offering an intimate
look at one of the world’s oldest and most universal art forms –
ceramics. The Museum’s collections span continents and time, giving a
glimpse into the development of ceramic processes, decoration and form.
Year-round, the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures and
clay classes to complement its permanent collection. The Museum also
features the Gardiner Shop, which specializes in artist-designed,
artist-made merchandise. More information about the Museum and its
exhibitions can be found online at www.gardinermuseum.com.


Members of the media can register to access the Gardiner Museum’s online media room (www.gardinermuseum.com/news-and-media/mediaimagegallery) where they may download images and additional media materials.

For more information and complete artist bios, please contact:

Lisa Raffaele
PUNCH Canada
416.360.6522 ex. 239
lisa@punchcanada.com

Call for artists: Deadline Postponed Arte Laguna Prize

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE 7TH ARTE LAGUNA
PRIZE
Arte Laguna Prize widens the
opportunities for artists and launches 2 new art residencies, one in China and
one dedicated to marble!

Therefore
the

deadline is extended to
November 27th by mail and to December 5th directly on-line
on the
website

www.artelagunaprize.com

2 NEW ART RESIDENCIES
by submitting two artworks in the
same section

NEW – “Loft
Miramarmi”
: Art residency in Vicenza, in the
marble district for 1 month for 2 artists + realization of a project + open
day
The residency includes: accommodation, studio,
workshop, realization of a project using marble, € 500 grant, open
day
NEW – “Beijing art
residency”
: Art Residency in Beijing for 1
month for 1 artist + final exhibition
The residency includes: accommodation, studio,
assistance, € 200 grant, final
exhibition.
At the end of the application period, you will be
asked to send a project proposal that will be evaluated in order to choose the
winner
The residency is organized in
collaboration with Lab-Yit
Total
Prize amount:

180,000
Sections:
painting, sculpture & installation, photography, video art &
performance, virtual art

Participation: the contest is open
to all artists, without any limit of age, the subject is
free

Collective
exhibition of 110 finalist artists:
March 2013 – Venice Arsenale
Exhibition
of a selection of Under25 Artists:
March 2013 – Romanian Cultural Institute of
Venice

OTHER
AWARDS:

• 5 Cash Prizes of € 7,000 for a total of €
35,000
for winning artists, one for each
section
• Business for Art

Arte Laguna Prize
creates connection and contamination between the world of art and the one of
business. For this edition
“FOPE gioielli” develops an artistic project with
the winning artist of the virtual art
section.

• International
Festivals

Open, International
exhibition of sculpture and installation in Venice will choose one artist who
will participate in its international event in
2013.

• Personal Exhibitions in
International Art Galleries

Arte Laguna Prize has
created a network of international galleries to introduce the artists to the
market of Contemporary Art. Each gallery will select an artist for creating a
solo exhibition:

A+A Gallery, Venice – Akneos, Naples –
Amy-d Arte Spazio, Milan – Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter, Milan –
Cell63, Berlin – Dafna Home Gallery, Naples –
De Faveri Arte + Lab 610 XL, Feltre and Sovramonte –
Diana Lowenstein, Miami – Federica Ghizzoni Gallery, Milan – Gagliardi Gallery,
San Gimignano – Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, Venice – L’Occhio Art Gallery, Venice
– Largo Baracche, Naples – Leo Galleries, Monza and Lugano –
Maelstrom Art Gallery, Milan – Mondo Bizzarro
Gallery, Rome – PrimoPiano Gallery, Naples – Silbernagl&Undergallery, Milan
and Varese –
Spazio Surreale, S.Paolo Brazil –
Yvonneartecontemporanea, Vicenza –
Zaion Gallery,
Biella

INTERNATIONAL
JURY

Umberto Angelini, Director of Festival
Uovo of Milan, dedicated to performing
arts
Gabriella
Belli
, Director of Musei Civici of
Venice
Adam
Budak
, Contemporary Art Curator of
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution of
Washington
Cecilia
Freschini
, independent Curator, Founder and
Director of Lab-Yit, art platform in
China
Mario
Gerosa
, Editor-in-chief of AD magazine,
Digital Art Expert and
Curator
Lina
Lazaar
, Expert in International
Contemporary Art for auction house Sotheby’s, and Middle Eastern art
expert
Kanchi
Mehta
, Indian Curator, Founder and
Curator of Chameleon Art
Projects
Sabine
Schaschl
, Director and Curator of Kunsthaus
of Basel
Felix
Schöber
, German Independent Curator, works
especially on Chinese and Taiwanese contemporary
art
Claudia
Zanfi
, Art Historian and Cultural
Manager from Milan
CURATOR OF THE PRIZE
Igor Zanti – Italy, Art
Critic

Arte Laguna Prize

www.artelagunaprize.com

info@premioartelaguna.it

+39 041 59 37 242