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.

call for entry: Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is pleased to announce a call for entries for Fahrenheit 2018. The selected works will be exhibited at the AMOCA from March 10 – July 22, 2018

Juror: Patti Warashina
Patti Warashina was born in Spokane, Washington in l940. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in l964. While in college she studied with sculptors Robert Sperry, Harold Myers, Rudy Autio, Shoji and Shinsaku Hamada, and Ruth Penington. Early influences in Warashina’s art include California Funk, Surrealism, and experimental West Coast ceramic sculpture from the 50’s and 60’s. Her work is best known for satire, humor, and dream state figures, expressed through low fire polychrome ceramic material.

Warashina has received several awards for achievement including the Twining Humber Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 granted by Seattle’s Artist Trust, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences in 2003. She received the Governor’s Award of Special Commendation for the Arts in l980, in addition to grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both l975, and l986. In l978, Warashina was awarded through the World Craft Council Travel Grant, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Committee, and Ford Foundation to participate at the World Craft Conference in Kyoto, Japan, with travels in SE Asia.

Her work is featured in museum collections around the world, including the Museum of Art & Design in New York City, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Ichon World Ceramic Center in South Korea, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Ceramic Art in California.

Apply
Submissions to Fahrenheit will only be accepted online. Click here to apply!

Entry Fee
$35 USD for up to 3 works.

Specifications
– The exhibition is open to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
– Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
– Artwork may be available for sale. Artists will receive 50% of the retail price on any sales.
– The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
– Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction.
– The artwork entered should be prepared for exhibition and the artist must provide any necessary mounting fixtures. Pedestals will be provided.
– Artists are responsible for cost of shipping and insurance of selected work(s) to AMOCA.
– AMOCA will pay for return shipping and insurance for the return of any unsold work.

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

– Applications due September 30, 2017.
– Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2017.
– Work to be received at AMOCA no later than February 1, 2018.
– Exhibition Dates: March 10 – July 22, 2018
– Artwork will be shipped back no later than September 30, 2018.

www.amoca.org/fahrenheit

call for artists: “Nature and Neon”

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ Sandra J. Blain Galleries invites artists to submit works for consideration for the national juried exhibition, “Nature and Neon.” Submissions will be accepted via SlideRoom from July 1, 2017, through October 4th, 2017.

Exhibition Description:

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is geographically located where the natural and the constructed worlds converge, and is also an environment that fosters artistic creation and education. Inspired by these unique intersections, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is looking for artists’ responses to the theme of this year’s national juried exhibition: Nature and Neon.

Landscape has been a prominent and historical subject matter explored by artists as they consider their relationship to the outdoors. Conversely, some contemporary artists seek to incorporate the kitsch, pop, and glamour of visual overload into their work. Juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial can be found everywhere and in almost every aspect of our lives. Submitted works for Nature and Neon, could be about the commodification of nature, constructed natural environments, or an interpretation of the countryside that takes fantastical or surreal form. Arrowmont invites work of any artistic media including traditional fine art and craft, cross-disciplinary work, and exploratory art forms. Works could be inspired by the traditional pastoral or could be interpretations of pop art and urban motifs. This exhibition asks the artist to consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both attempts to capture its own disparate beauty.

Juror:

Writer, curator and educator Garth Johnson is curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona, where he oversees their world-renowned collection. Before moving to Tempe, Garth served as the Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and spent seven years as a Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Johnson is known for his irreverent wit, which can be explored through his weblog, www.extremecraft.com. He has also exhibited his work and published his writing nationally and internationally, including contributions to the books Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new book Nation Building. His book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was published by Quarry in November, 2009. He is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century.

Criteria:

All emerging and professional artists 18 and over may apply. All media will be considered including book arts, ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, wood, mixed media, video, and installation submissions will be accepted. If a piece contains a video component, the artist must indicate whether or not they can provide any of the necessary technological equipment for installation – not a requirement. All work must have been completed within the last two years. Current Arrowmont staff and residents may apply for the exhibition, but are ineligible to receive awards.

Submissions:

All entries must be submitted via SlideRoom (arrowmont.slideroom.com) by October 4th, 2017. The entry fee is $30 for 3 works. Image files must be in jpg. format. Stills can be submitted for video, or installations, with room for descriptions of the work. Within descriptions, links can be given to view a video online.

Application link: https://arrowmont.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/36967

Awards:

Monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
Two Honorable Mentions: $125/each

October 4, 2017                                         Midnight: submissions deadline on SlideRoom

Questions? Please Contact:

Kelly Hider
Gallery Coordinator
khider@arrowmont.org
865-436-5860 x 22

Link to downloadable prospectus HERE

call for entry: Cups in Common

Located in Charlotte, NC, Clayworks is the fourth largest non-profit ceramic teaching facility in the United States, and is dedicated to the promotion of ceramic arts, advancement of artists and students, and enrichment of the communities it serves.

Clayworks seeks applicants for Cups in Common, an exhibition celebrating the ceramic mug. The exhibition will run October 12 – November 11, 2017. All works will be for sale and the exhibition will close with Clayworks’ annual fundraiser, a single night drawing hundreds of visitors from Charlotte and surrounding areas. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to exhibit in Clayworks Gallery alongside a small group of nationally-recognized artists invited to participate by Clayworks.

The exhibition juror is Artaxis member, Linda Arbuckle, well-known majolica artist, and Professor Emeritus of ceramics at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Deadline: August 21st, 2017

Apply here:

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4584

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call for entry: 4th Annual Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition

All US Northeast-based artists are invited to submit ceramic sculpture to the 4th annual Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition. Call for entries will be open between May 1 and August 1, 2017. Works will be selected by this year’s juror, ceramic artist and editor of Studio Potter journal, Elenor Wilson.

Application fee: $30 for 4 images of up to 2 pieces. This could be four images of one piece, or a full image and detail shot of two different pieces.

Deliveryshipment and insurance of artworks in transit are the sole responsibility of the artist. Adequate packaging and return postage are required for any shipped works.

Qualifications: Artists must be living, working, or studying in the Northeast United States. Works should have been made within the last five yearsMixed-media works may be accepted, but the primary media must be clay. Works may be no larger than 36 inches in any dimension. Work meant to hang on a wall must be ready to hang. A 25% sales commission will go to Art Centro for the sale of any work.

Sponsored Awards
 will be presented at the Opening Reception on October 7th.

About our JurorElenor Wilson is a studio artist and editor of Studio Potter journal living and working in Northampton, Massachusetts. She holds a BFA from Southeast Missouri State University and a MFA from State University of New York at New Paltz. She was an assistant of potter John Glick and has been a resident artist at several national and international centers including Anderson Ranch, Colorado, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, and the Arctic Clay Center, Posio, Finland.

Submission Deadline: 08/1/2017
Notification of acceptance: 09/01/2017
Delivery of Work: 09/22 through 09/29/2017
Exhibit Dates: 10/05 through 10/29/2017
Opening Reception: 10/7/2017 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Pick up Work: 11/01 through 11/05/2017
Return of Work by Shipping: 11/08/2017

Art Centro is a community arts space located at 485 Main Street, in the Middle Main neighborhood of downtown Poughkeepsie. Operated by The Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, we offer ceramics classes, private art studios, and a gallery space. We host lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and community meetings. 

Our mission is to enrich downtown Poughkeepsie through the arts, and to be a part of a supportive community for our local artists by offering affordable classes, studio time, and facilities.


Contact us through our website or call 845-454-4525 for any questions.

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