call for entry: Tiny Acts Topple Empires

DEC 15th Deadline
The Woskob Family Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for the upcoming exhibition Tiny Acts Topple Empires. The exhibition will be curated by guest curator Heather Darcy Bhandari.
Bhandari invites artists to consider the manifold expressions of rebellion, and how they might be manifested in contemporary art. The exhibition takes its title from a quote in a 2004 essay by Danusha Goska, in which she writes, “when we study the biographies of our heroes, we learn that they spent years in preparation, doing tiny, decent things before one historical moment propelled them to center stage and used them to tilt empires.” The curator will consider work that engages with all types of rebellion: formal, material, political, and otherwise. Artworks engaging with notions of rupture, disruption, and change are sought. The works selected will be on display at the Woskob Family Gallery in downtown State College, PA from March 29 – June 2, 2018.
Heather Darcy Bhandari is a New York City-based curator, writer, and arts advocate. Her book Art/Work, written with Jonathan Melber, will be published in its second edition by Free Press this month. Bhandari was a Director at Mixed Greens gallery in New York City from 2000 to 2016 before becoming Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. Bhandari is currently developing independent curatorial projects, teaches at Brown University, and serves on the board of directors of visual art at Omi International Art Center.
  • Any practicing artist creating work in the United States, with the exception of those currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program, is eligible to submit. The gallery is best-suited to displaying two-dimensional work, but can consider smaller and/or wall-mounted sculptural work and video. There are no size restrictions, but please note that wall height from ceiling to baseboard is 100”.
  • There is a $20 submission fee. All fees go directly into offsetting administrative and programming costs for this new, not-for-profit space.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. All work will be insured under the gallery’s comprehensive policy while on gallery premises.
  • Artwork submitted must be ready to hang, with clear instructions and hanging hardware, if necessary. Unframed drawings are acceptable if they can be hung with artist’s tape or other archival means.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration alongside their CV and artist’s statement. Please title your file names: “Last Name_Artwork Title.”

Apply here.

Steven Heinemann @ The Gardiner Museum

Steven Heinemann: Culture and Nature

On now till Jan 21, 2018

Curated by Rachel Gotlieb

From the Gardiner Museum Site:

For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. Working in varying scale, Heinemann explores the paradoxes between culture and nature, deliberation and chance, interior and exterior surfaces.

This first major retrospective examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process to reveal how he uses form, texture, pigment, and imagery to achieve his wondrously tactile bowls, pods, and other universal shapes that embody the polarities between life and nature.

Heinemann’s process can stretch over months or even years, firing a piece multiple times, and reworking the surface by sandblasting, scratching, polishing, and stenciling to evoke glyph-like imagery. His studio is evoked in the gallery through an installation of sketchbooks and source material, including original photographs and a wall of ceramic test tiles. A time-lapse video shot by the artist documents a treated clay surface as it dries, warps, and cracks according to chance and calculation.

Click here to see Steven Heinemann in his studio discussing one of the works in the exhibition.

Wednesday November 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
Artist Lecture: Steven Heinemann
Steven Heinemann reflects on his career as a Canadian contemporary ceramist and how philosophies of ecology, cosmology, and ancient artifacts have inspired his work.
$15 General / $10 Gardiner Friends
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Saturday November 11, 2 – 4 pm
Steven Heinemann: Culture and Nature Exhibition Walk-Through
Join Steven Heinemann and contemporary ceramics collector Raphael Yu for a walk-through of Culture and Nature.
$30 General / $25 Gardiner Friends
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Saturday November 18, 10 am – 4 pm
Master Potter at Work: Steven Heinemann
Steven Heinemann leads an intimate observation-based workshop in our Community Clay Studio for emerging, established, and curious ceramic makers, exploring key elements of his artistic process.
$30 General / $25 Gardiner Friends
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Read more about Steven Heinemann in the Globe and Mail this week.


call for entry: The Cup Show 2017 @ Clay Arts Vegas

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Las Vegas Nevada’s Clay Arts Vegas is pleased to host “the CUP show 2018” an international juried art exhibition, January 4 2018- February 24 2018 in the Victor F. Keen Gallery, at Clay Arts Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. “the CUP show 2018” will feature functional and sculptural cups, tea bowls and mugs.
The cup maybe the most intimate of ceramic objects. We caress it in our hands, raise it to our delicate lips and imbibe the fluid of life. Be part of our annual juried show and have your cup seen in Las Vegas. Tall, small, tea bowl or handle each cup is a work of art created to entice the soul of the drinker.

Deadline: November 17, 2017. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, must specify firing technique(s) and size, and must have been completed within the last 2 years. All cups must be functional and food safe

Jurors come from Clay Arts Vegas Staff with invited guest juror and featured artist Lelani Trinka

Peter Jakubowski (Clay Arts Vegas Gallery Supervisor, hand building instructor, Education Advisor and Design Expert) Peter comes to fine art and sculpture through an extensive theatre design back round having received his BA in theatre from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA in design from Temple University. Clay started as a medium for him to develop props and masks and has morphed into a wide variety of forms from functional to sculptural. His ceramic work has been seen in gallery shows in the south west and is in private collections around the globe. He focuses on an exploration of the natural beauty of clay. His work is often characterized by the use of oxided washes, raw clay and heavy organic textures.
He has extensive teaching experience having been a tenured professor of design and has over 25 years of experience as a professional lighting and scenic designer. His theatrical experience is seen in his work as he plays with the use of positive and negative space to create a sense of visual movement and theatricality in his pieces. He works in a variety of other art mediums and enjoys sculpture, lapidary, and silver-smithing. His initial love of clay developed from the study and collecting of traditional South East folk pottery.

Guest Juror and Featured Artist: Leilani Trinka is a ceramic artist, specializing in hand built objects with a functional approach. She works exclusively in porcelain. Her work is small in scale, highly detailed and meticulously handcrafted yet playful in character. The pieces work as part of a set or collections but every object is a unique, one of a kind entity.
Drawing her inspiration from both the natural and the manmade, Leilani is enthused by detail, pattern, texture, familiar forms and diminutive size. Through her work, she aspires to make a connection with the viewer and entice them to interact with the objects she makes; for the pieces to be held, examined and used.
Born and raised in Hawaii before traveling the world, Leilani finally stopped in South East Asia in 2002. She currently lives in Singapore, where she is a practicing artist and a supply teacher at the British International, Tanglin Trust School. She is also a mother to Kaimana and a wife to Chris.
Leilani’s work has been exhibited internationally including England, Wales, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Canada and throughout the United States.

There will be a $200 award for best of show.
Entry Requirements and Procedures
An artist may enter up to 5 works, up to 2 images per work.
There is a non-refundable jury fee of $35 total for fist three works entered additional pieces maybe entered for $10 per piece, payable at or by credit card or check.
Images must be JPEG, at 300 dpi (suggested minimums: 800 pixels in either direction, with maximum file size of 1.0 MB). Each JPEG image must be titled with the artist’s last name, first name, entry number, and “detail” if you are including a detail image

Important Dates
Exhibit Dates: January 4, 2018 to February 24, 2018
Entry Deadline: November 17, 2017
Juror Results: November 21,2017
Accepted Art Work to be Delivered to CAV by: December 18,2017
Hand Delivered Work to The Clay Arts Vegas: December 18,2017
Opening Reception Best of Show Announcement: First Friday January 5,2018
Pick Up Art Work: February 28, 2018 between 10-5pm @ CAV