Call for Entry: ALBERTA CRAFT GALLERY

Deadline: June 1, 2018

The Alberta Craft Council is calling for exhibition proposals for the 2019 line-up of the Alberta Craft Gallery – Edmonton & Calgary.  The exhibition spaces are dedicated to showcasing work by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists.  The Exhibition Team is looking for well-developed themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, features new work, pushes the boundaries of craft, and/or celebrates the achievements of our members.  Exhibitions can be individual or group shows.

Submission Content:

  •  Cover Letter that includes:
    – contact information
    – detailed description and theme of the exhibition
    – number of pieces/artists in or expected to participate in the exhibition
    – time of year preferred
  • Current ACC Membership
  • Current CV – artist resume
  • Artist Biography
  • Images and image list
    – high quality images of work to be presented in the exhibition or representatie of the work
    – images list must include: title, year created, dimensions, materials and techniques

Questions?

Please contact Joanne Hamel, Exhibition Lead
Email: joanne@albertacraft.ab.ca
Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234

Submit your proposal to:
Email: submissions@albertacraft.ab.ca

www.albertacraft.ab.ca/acc-calls-for-entry/

 

call for entry: NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis

PROPOSE A PRESENTATION FOR CLAYTOPIA, NCECA 2019
Claytopia, NCECA’s 53rd Annual conference takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 27-30, 2019. Several calls are now open. Proposals for Projects Space; Lectures, Panels, and Discussions; and Demonstrating Artists share a deadline of May 16, 2018 (11:59 pm EDT). Visit https://nceca.net/nceca-calls-and-exhibitions/ to see the full annual cycle of exhibition, conference programming, and opportunity calls for 2018-2019.

2019 NCECA ANNUAL EXHIBITION
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)
The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, curated by Elizabeth Carpenter, will be hosted by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery within the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition will run from January 22 – March 30, 2019. Invited artists include Nicole Cherubini, Alexandra Engelfriet, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Brie Ruais, and Anders Ruhwald. NCECA encourages artists working with clay as a primary medium of expression to consider entering this exciting exhibition. Visit https://nceca.net/2019-nceca-annual/ to learn more about submission eligibility, procedures, and requirements.

The NCECA Annual blends impactful attributes of invitational and open juried models of exhibition development. The vision of a single curator generates an organizing concept for the exhibition and invites five leading artists in the field whose work serves to build out and expand on the exhibition’s conceptual framework. The curator then makes selections of additional works and artists for the exhibition through an open call for submissions.

Elizabeth Carpenter is an independent curator, writer, and educator. As curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center from 2001-2015, some of her exhibition highlights included Frida Kahlo (2007); Robert Irwin: Slant/Light/Volume (2009); Hélio Oiticica / Rirkrit Tiravanija: Contact (2010); Absentee Landlord (2011), curated with filmmaker John Waters; Frank Gaard: Poison & Candy (2012); and Dance Works III: Merce Cunningham / Rei Kawakubo (2012). Prior to her role at the Walker, Carpenter served on the curatorial team responsible for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective (1997). In 2001, as guest curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, she curated Jim Dine Prints: 1985 – 2000 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for which she also wrote and edited a catalogue raisonné of Dine’s graphic work. Carpenter’s writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues and Art in Print.

Currently a lecturer in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota where she teaches art history and theory, Carpenter holds a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, MA in Art History from the University of Minnesota, and M.Phil. in Art History from the City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY).

Carpenter shares…
With The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, I will be exploring experimental, cross-disciplinary, and aesthetically diverse artistic practices, with the explicit intention to avoid preconceptions about established categories like art and craft. My interest in ceramics launches from the modernist sculptural tradition. The works that I hope to select for the exhibition will tend toward a sculptural exploration of abstraction rather than traditional or functional ceramic objects and vessels.I am seeking to include artists who work in an interdisciplinary mode, not only in order to tap into ambiguity, disorder, entropy, and the uncanny, but also to challenge the plinth and the pedestal while embracing the possibilities of alternative installation strategies, and/or time-based media. Within the rubric of sculptural abstraction, I am especially interested in phenomenology—i.e., the tension and scale of objects in space; the impact of perception and bodily movement on the part of the artist while creating and the spectator while experiencing art; and performative strategies, processes, and outcomes.

There is no aim at being comprehensive—my selection of artists will be a sampling of current practices, and represents an attempt at a sustained consideration of one crossover tendency within the worlds of ceramics and contemporary art.

call for entry: BREAKTHROUGH – an Exhibition of FUSION’s Emerging Artists

Deadline for submission is May 4, 2018

FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association is pleased invite to clay and glass artists who are in school, or within their first five years of practice, to participate in our inaugural emerging artist exhibition: BREAKTHROUGH.

BREAKTHROUGH will take place in Waterloo, Ontario at the Robert Langen Gallery on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University in the Library building from June 1-29, 2018.

PURPOSE

  1. To exhibit the best work of FUSION emerging artists executed since May 2016 in an exhibition called: BREAKTHROUGH which will be exhibited for four weeks at The Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University.

  2. To collect images of the recent work of FUSION members for publicity, documentary and archival purposes.

AWARDS

Awards will be given in the following categories*:

  • BREAKTHROUGH Best in Show: $500

  • Tuckers Pottery Supply Clay Award of Excellence: $500 Gift Certificate

  • Pottery Supply House Glass Award of Excellence: $500 Gift Certificate

It is possible to win more than one award. FUSION reserves the right to withhold an award if there is no prize-worthy entry. Prizes will be awarded after selected works are examined.

*Awards subject to change.

TIMELINE

  • MAY 4: Submission deadline

  • MAY 11: Applicants will be informed of the jury’s decision via email

  • MAY 25: Accepted works need to be delivered to The London Clay Art Centre by this date

  • JUNE 22: 4:30-6:30pm: Awards will be announced at the BREAKTHROUGH reception,  Robert Langen Gallery in Waterloo, ON

  • JULY 4-8: Accepted works to be retrieved from The London Clay Art Centre

Submission guidelines:

Application Form

Upcoming opportunities at Northern Clay Center

EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY

The Emerging Artist Residency program encompasses two unique Fellowships, designed to provide up to four ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.

Each residency recipient will have a shared, furnished studio space with 24/7 access to NCC’s facilities from September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019. In addition to the workspace, each fellowship includes a materials and firing stipend and professional development and enrichment opportunities through NCC’s education, exhibitions, and sales gallery programs, for qualified and interested fellows. A group exhibition featuring work produced during the fellowship period will take place in January 2020, at Northern Clay Center, at the conclusion of the grant period. Recipients have the opportunity to present a brief slide lecture on their work in conjunction with the exhibition.

The deadline to apply for the Emerging Artist Residencies is Friday, April 13, 2018, by 5 pm. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies/emerging-artist-residencies-ear

If you have questions about the eligibility of your work, or how this residency can be successful for you, please contact the Coordinator of Artist Services and Storytelling, Jill Foote-Hutton, at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org.

MCKNIGHT RESIDENCY

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 21st year at NCC, intends to recognize and support ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. The program is intended to provide these ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work and, at the same time, exchange ideas and knowledge with Minnesota ceramic artists. Up to three, 3-month residencies will be awarded in 2018, to take place during the 2019 calendar year, through a competitive application process. NCC will invite one or two other artists through a nominative process.

Residents must be non-Minnesotan ceramic artists. Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award (for a three-month residency), studio space provided at no cost, and a glaze and firing allowance. During the residency, each artist will present a public lecture/workshop, for which he or she will receive an additional honorarium. At the culmination of the grant period, recipients will be featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center. The exhibition will travel to 3 – 5 sites around the state of Minnesota. Recipients are also required to submit a final report at the end of the grant period.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program is Friday, May 25, 2018 by 5 pm (this is NOT a postmark deadline). For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies/mcknight-artist-residency-ceramic-artists

This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIP

In its 21st year of programming at Northern Clay Center, the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists will support outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who have already proven their abilities and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Two $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2018. Fellowship support may be pursued for, but is not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials, purchasing materials and equipment, collaborating with other artists, and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. The McKnight Fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a corresponding catalogue at the end of their grant year. Applicants must be ceramic artists and Minnesota residents.

This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

Applications for the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program are due Friday, May 25, 2018, by 5 pm.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-fellowships/mcknight-artist-fellowships-ceramic-artists

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

WARREN MACkENZIE ADVANCEMENT AWARD

The WMAA, founded in 2014 with Northern Clay Center, provides an opportunity for students and emerging artists to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within the grant year, further expanding their professional development. This award is available to current undergraduate or graduate students, recent graduates (within one year), or those who have completed a university-equivalent training in ceramics (including apprenticeships) within the year prior to the application deadline.

During the grant year, the recipients can research a new technique or process, study with a mentor or in an apprenticeship setting, travel to other ceramic art centers or institutions for classes and workshops, collaborate with artists of other media, and travel. Proposals to fund large capital equipment purchases will not be accepted. Between one and three cash awards will be made in 2018, up to $4,000 each, for projects taking place between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Recipients contribute project updates to Northern Clay Center’s social media and are required to give a public presentation at their school or other institution. See updates from past recipients at northernclaycenter.blogspot.com.

Applications for the 2018 Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018.

The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award is made possible through the support of generous individual and institutional donors in honor of MacKenzie’s legacy of ceramic education, both traditional and non-traditional.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-fellowships/warren-mackenzie-advancement-award

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

residency opportunity: Lux Center for the Arts

2018-2019 Year Long Residencies: Applications due April 1, 2018 for residencies beginning August of 2018. Three positions available: two for ceramics, and one for painting, drawing, metals, fibers, or mixed media. Artists with more than one area of expertise and a strong desire to teach are preferred. This residency can be extended an additional year if both the LUX and the artist agree.

Eligibility

MFA or BFA in studio art. Residencies are granted based on quality of work, community-mindedness, and experience. Residents teach a variety of classes to all age levels, so experience teaching is preferred.

Residency Benefits

Studio Access – All residents are entitled to a free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available), 24-hour access to the building, and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied. Ceramics residents have access to regularly stocked clay and glaze materials and use of kilns in exchange for studio maintenance duties. All residents can buy materials from the LUX at cost.

Exhibition Opportunities – All residents are offered exclusive representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents of a year or longer are also given a solo exhibition during one of the final months of their residency. There are also one large and one small experimental gallery where residents can try their hand at curating group exhibitions as well as students and community shows.

Teaching Experience – Residents have priority for paid teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, metals or ceramics may have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

Materials Stipend – Residents receive an $80 a month stipend that is intended to help purchase art supplies.

Additional Benefits – Residents also receive 30% off artwork and 50% off classes and workshops. Weekly open figure drawing sessions are free for artists-in-residents.

Apply by visiting https://www.luxcenter.org/AIR