call for entry: Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics

Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, The Muskingum County Community Foundation, Seilers’ Studio & Gallery and the Artist Colony of Zanesville, with support from the Ohio Arts Council, Mayco, and the Pioneer School Zanesville Clay Center, present the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere.
The 2017 Zanesville Prize Best-of-Show award will be $20,000. An additional $11,000 in prizes will be awarded to other successful competitors. This event is the third of a competition for the Zanesville Prize that is now held every two years.
Jurors will select up to 100 entries into the exhibit from the images of works that will be submitted worldwide to the competition. From those finalists the jurors will choose the Zanesville Prize recipient and the other award recipients.
For view the Call for Entries and to submit, visit zanesvilleprize.org.
The Best-of-Show Prize of $20,000, the largest in the Western Hemisphere for contemporary studio ceramics, along with $11,000 in additional prizes, will be awarded in October 2017.
For a $45 entry fee, ceramists may submit two images each of three (3) different works completed within the past two years.
New for 2017:
There will be four categories of entries; each will receive a “Best of” award except for the Best of Show Zanesville Prize winner, which will be selected from the four category winners:
  • Functional
  • Sculptural
  • Vessel
  • Mixed Media
We anticipate accepting up to 100 entries into the exhibit.
The three jurors are:

  • Mary Jo Bole, past professor of art at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    maryjobole.com
  • Leslie Ferrin, director of FerrinContemporary and Project Art, North Adams, Massachusetts
    ferrincontemporary.com

For more information, and to see the galleries of 2014 and 2015 Zanesville Prize finalists, visit zanesvilleprize.org.

 
The deadline for submission is July 17, 2017.
Go to  zanesvilleprize.org for more information and to submit.
The 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics show will be held at

Seilers’ Studio from October 8, 2017 through November 18, 2017.
The Zanesville Museum of Art will exhibit the top award winners and the People’s Choice award from November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018.
During the public viewing of the show (October 8, 2017 through November 18, 2017) all finalist entries will be offered for sale with the commissions used to support the Zanesville Prize competition in 2019.
For more information and to submit, visit zanesvilleprize.org.

call for entry: Medalta’s Annual Juried Exhibition

‘dish’: Celebrating what ceramics brings to the table

We are also very excited to announce the talented Julia Galloway as our juror for this year’s exhibition (http://juliagalloway.com/). We couldn’t think of anyone else we’d rather have on board for this year’s theme, as Julia brings a lot to the ceramics table as an educator, ceramic artist and community builder.  Julia will be selecting the pieces for the exhibition and our Grand Prize winner, of a 1 month Medalta residency + accommodation.

Apply online at www.medalta.org/dish from April1st to June 10th 2017.  Please click for DISH SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.Successful Applicants will be notified in July 2017.

Exhibition runs from October 2017 to January 2018.

call for entry: The Salt Spring National Art Prize

Until May 31, 2017

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)

Offering $30,000 in Awards

Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their 2D and 3D work for consideration to this national art prize jury.

In its second year, SSNAP is offering $30,000 in awards.

The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

SSNAP Is Offering Awards Totaling $30,000:

THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD for OUTSTANDING WORK: $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artists residency)

THE STEPHEN P ROBERTS JURORS’ CHOICE AWARDS: three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror

THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: with a 1st Prize of $3,000, 2nd Prize of $2,000 and 3rd Prize of $1,000 determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition

THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ISLAND ARTIST: $1,000

Approximately 50 final works will be selected for exhibition and sale at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 through to October 22, 2017. The list of finalists will be announced by July 19, with winners announced at the awards gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  

Our accomplished jurors are David Garneau (Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina), Denis Longchamps (Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington), and Naomi Potter (Director/Curator of Esker Foundation Calgary). They all share a deep knowledge of Canadian art while bringing diverse areas of expertise and perspective on submissions to a national art show.

The call for submissions is open to May 31, 2017, with details found on our website at The Salt Spring National Art Prize.

On Facebook click http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017FBCall

 For more information about SSNAP, including artist submission and selection process, jury bios and event dates, please visit www.saltspringartprize.ca.  

call for submissions: OAG SHOP & Commercial Gallery

The doors to the new Ottawa Art Gallery are scheduled to open in the fall of 2017! The expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery is a moment for the arts and culture sector in Ottawa-Gatineau to celebrate this purpose-built gallery which will increase the vitality and focus on the arts in the region. As we move into our exciting new space, we are planning the expansion of many departments, including our Commercial Gallery as well as a new OAG SHOP. This is a collective opportunity for both the gallery and regional artists to showcase the unique excellence of local arts.

With the inaugural opening of the new building, we are looking for artists and makers to submit unique, handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces to both our Commercial Gallery as well as our OAG SHOP. These products can range in price points and be ceramics, jewellery, textiles, sculptures, prints or one-offs. We would love to hear from our local makers and see what you are doing. If you have any special one-off products that reflect the image of the Ottawa Art Gallery, or ideas specific to our commercial spaces, we would love to hear from you.

The Commercial Gallery and the OAG SHOP are two distinct spaces and each have a different set of qualifications and instructions for submissions. Please refer to the detailed submission processes below.

Any additional questions can be directed to Stephanie Germano, manager, either by phone at 613-233-8699 x234 or by email at sgermano@ottawaartgallery.ca.

Commercial Gallery

This is a gallery space, previously known as our ART Rental and Sales, promotes artists working within the Ottawa/Gatineau region, through the rental, sale and exhibition of their work. Artists must live or work within 150km of the Gallery to be considered. Artworks selected by the jury will be consigned to the gallery for approximately 12 months.

The submission will be juried by both gallery staff and selected representatives from the local arts community. We will be accepting submissions now, up until 30 April, 2017. Artists will be informed in June of the jury’s decision.

About the Gallery:

 You must live or be working within 150km from the Gallery.
 We are looking for artists working with a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture,
photography, mixed media, and numbered edition prints.
 We welcome prints and illustrations unframed as long as they are edition prints and are enclosed
in a plastic sleeve with a backing board.
 The works must be for both sale and rental, unless the works are sculptural or unframed.
 We determine the rental cost; it is based on the purchase price of the artwork.
 The gallery receives a sales commission of 40% and a rental commission of 50%.
 If the work has not sold by the end of the 12 month consignment, it is returned to the artist.
 Please note that we only accept artwork submissions directly from the artist, their representation,
or their estate. We do not re-sell from private collections.
 We do accept student artwork.

How to submit?

 Please email sgermano@ottawaartgallery.ca and include “Submission: Commercial Gallery” in the
subject line NO LATER THAN 30 April, 2017. No more than 5 artworks can be submitted per jury.

Please include:
 Digital images of the artworks submitted.
 A detailed list of works that include title, date of creation, medium, size and
purchase price.
 An artist statement, a CV or both.

OAG Boutique

The submission will be juried by both gallery staff and selected representatives from the local arts community. The deadline for submissions is no later than 30 April, 2017 and applicants will be informed in April of the jury’s decision.

About the Gallery Boutique:

 The products in the boutique will be either purchased or consigned by the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Pieces that are consigned are done so for a 12 month period. If sold, the Gallery boutique receives
a 40% sales commission.
 We are looking for handmade items such as: jewellery, ceramics, greeting cards, children’s toys,
stationery (notebooks, zines, etc.), fashion accessories (scarves, hats, etc.) as well as any other
handmade goods.

How to submit:

 Please email the following to sgermano@ottawaartgallery.ca and include “Submission: Gallery
Boutique” in the subject line no later than 30 April, 2017. Please include:
 Digital images of your products
 Your company website
 A brief description of you and your products which includes the wholesale/retail
costs.