call for entry: Beyond the Brickyard

We are pleased to announce the international call for entries for the 11th annual Beyond the Brickyard. Juried by Sunkoo Yuh, 2018 Volkous Visiting Artist, selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in January 2019.

Specifications and Applying
Application specifications and information are listed on our website. Click here for details >

Only online submissions to Beyond the Brickyard will only be accepted.

Submissions must be received online by September 15, 2018, midnight MDT.

Entry Fee
The entry fee to Beyond the Brickyard is $35 USD for up to 3 works. All major credit cards are accepted.

Awards
From the successful entrants, three awards will be selected:
Juror’s Choice Award: $400
Director’s Choice Award: $400
People’s Choice Award: $100

Exhibition Schedule
By applying all applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

► Applications due September 15, 2018

► Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2018

► Work to be received by Archie Bray Foundation by November 18, 2018

► Work exhibited in Beyond the Brickyard,
January–March 2019

Questions about your application?

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► For questions about submission information please contact gallery@archiebray.org

By clicking on the link below you will be taken to Slideroom.com which will allow you to register and upload your images.

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Your completed application must be received on or before September 15, 2018.

call for entry: Craft Forms 2018

Entry deadline ($45 fee) is Friday, September 14, 2018.
Extended deadline ($65 fee) is Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Submit Your Entry

Thank you for your interest in applying to Craft Forms 2018. The exhibition will run from  December 7, 2018 to January 26, 2019 and will be held at  Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, craftforms.org.

Juror – Perry Allen Price, Executive Director, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas

Wayne Art Center is pleased to welcome Perry Allen Price, Executive Director of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, as the juror for the Craft Forms 2018 exhibition.

Perry Price is the Executive Director of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Previously, Price was director of education at the American Craft Council (ACC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he developed, managed and implemented all aspects of local and national outreach and programming for nearly four years. He offers HCCC a wealth of experience in arts administration, including project and fiscal management, fundraising, scholarship programs and exhibitions, as well as a passion for developing and fostering national relationships in the world of contemporary craft.

During his tenure at ACC, Price grew the organization’s awards program, establishing the Emerging Voices Award and expanding the School to Market initiative to all ACC shows. He also redefined the council’s speaker series, symposia, and conference platforms and wrote a number of articles for American Craft magazine. Prior to his position at ACC, Price worked in several museums and cultural institutions, including The Baltimore Museum of Art, Fenimore Art Museum, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, and Fuller Craft Museum, where he was curator of exhibitions and collections. He holds a MA in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program: State University of New York at Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association and a BA in history of art from The Johns Hopkins University.

Price will judge the work based on its technique, design, concept, originality and craftsmanship. It is important to submit professional high quality images as detailed in the image upload directions.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, quilt, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, 3D printing, and/or mixed media fine craft.
  2. Work submitted must be innovative and original in design. Work derivative of other artists or work created in a workshop with the aid of an instructor is not acceptable.
  3. Works submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2016. If the work was accepted into a previous Craft Forms exhibitions, this work CANNOT be re-submitted for this or future Craft Forms.
  4. Collaborative work is accepted. Please include all artists’ names on the on-line application.
  5. Please contact Wayne Art Center if the artist has an excessively large and/or complex installation. Additional expense will be incurred by the artist if artwork requires carpentry, special surface treatment to gallery walls or a custom built pedestal/armature or specific installation request.
  6. No accepted work may be picked up before the closing of the exhibition.
  7. Artwork must be available for sale during the length of the exhibition..
  8. If artwork is sold during the jurying acceptance process, the Wayne Art Center will retain 40% of the retail price.
  9. Do not apply to Craft Forms with same submitted work of art if artist is applying to another show simultaneously.
  10. Work damaged in shipping or hand delivery may not be presented based on extent of deterioration.  Artist will be contacted immediately by Wayne Art Center if damage is recorded.
  11. Withdrawal of accepted work by the artist prior to the exhibition will result in exclusion from exhibiting at Wayne Art Center for the following year (2019).
  12. Crates or extra-large boxes must arrive on a straight truck (24’ trucks are the max capacity for the Wayne Art Center property). No tractor trailers are permitted on the property. Artist or Gallery delivery instructions must state that the shipment must be delivered into the building premises (no exterior deliveries can be accepted). Crates or extra-large boxes cannot exceed 300 lbs. and must be moveable with a hand-dolly. No fork lifts or loading docks are available to receive or to return ship crates and extra-large boxes. All delivery boxes and crates CANNOT exceed 55” width x 75” height x 55” length. If shipping container is larger than these measurements, artwork delivery will be refused.
  13. All artwork submitted online to Craft Forms must be available for the entire duration of the jurying process and show. If the piece is accepted to both Craft Forms and a simultaneously running show, the piece must only be exhibited in Craft Forms. Please double check submission dates of all shows in order not to have overlapping dates.
  14. Wayne Art Center reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the requirements. Shipped work that differs from work accepted from digital submission will be disqualified. All accepted work must have proper identification.

AWARDS

Our efforts to cultivate organizations that acknowledge artists in various disciplines are ongoing. We are very pleased to announce $8,000+ in prize awards this year.  Craft Forms 2018 Juror, Perry Allen Price, will select the award winners on December 7, 2018.

Once an artist is accepted into Craft Forms, future group and/or solo exhibition opportunities may become available at Wayne Art Center.

An abbreviated catalog of artwork will document the juried exhibition and two copies will be supplied to accepted artists.

Full details here: www.craftforms.org/call-for-entries/

call for entry: “The Art of the Drink” Drinking and Beverage Storage Container Exhibit

Media: Ceramic, glass, metal, wood, mixed media
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 images
Butler Art Center is hosting an exhibit honoring the drinking vessel and the containers used to store all things spirited. This exhibit is paired with a beer label design show and the closing reception will host a beer tasting by Butler Brew Works, Cellar Brew Works and Reclamation Brewery.

Media:
Drinking and storage vessels (cups, mugs, yunomis, tankards, tumblers, goblets, tea bowls, growlers, flasks, jugs, etc.) must be made from all food safe materials. All exhibited work must be for sale. Pieces must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Specifications:
The application is open to all artists 18 years and older. An artist may submit 1-3 original works, which have been completed in the last two years. Works not gallery-ready or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted works that differ significantly from the entry images will be disqualified from the exhibition.

Juror: Didem Mert

Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Northern Kentucky University in 2014. Mert has exhibited nationally in places such as Companion Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, AKAR, The Erie Art Museum and over forty other venues. Her work was published in Ceramics Monthly’s 2014 Undergraduate Showcase. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/February 2016 issue. Mert was also featured on Architectural Digest’s 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Didem is currently attending Edinboro University’s MFA program.

Awards:
All accepted entries will be eligible for “Best in Show,” “People’s Choice” and sponsor purchase awards. Artists need not be present to win. The winners will receive monetary rewards totaling up to $250. “Best in Show” will be determined through the jurors and announced during the closing night festivities. The voting for the “People’s Choice” will continue through the duration of the exhibition and be announced at the end of the show.

Closing Reception:
Exhibition opens October 11, 2017. A closing reception/beer tasting event will be held November 3, 7-9. All artists are invited to participate in the festivities.

Submission deadline : August 25, 2017
Submission payment must be made here (insert link to payment here) After registration is compete, email the following information to exhibitions@butlerartcenter.org

Download the entry form here.

grant for artist parents: Sustainable Arts Foundation

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering awards of up to
US$6000 to writers and artists with children. The money can be used for
costs such as child care, workspaces, new equipment, research and
travel.

The Sustainable Arts Foundation was founded in 2010 with the aim of
encouraging parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to
rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.

There are two funding rounds each year and typically a total of ten
grants are made in each round: five Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards
valued at $6000 each and five Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Awards
valued at $2000.

To be eligible to apply for a grant you must have at least one child
under the age of 18.  Applicants can be based anywhere in the world and
there are no citizenship restrictions.

Writers may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Playwriting
  • Picture Books
  • Early and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Graphic Novel

Visual artists are also eligible able to apply.

Applicants are advised that for the upcoming funding round the
organisers are committed to offering half of its awards to applicants of
colour. Further information about this initiative is available on the
Foundation’s website.

Applications for the Fall 2016 round close on Friday 2 September. For further information visit the Sustainable Arts Foundation website.