call for entry: The 3rd international Zanesville Prize

The 3rd international Zanesville Prize
​for Contemporary Ceramics Competition & Exhibit
​returns to the Seilers’ Studio and Gallery on October 8, 2017.

New for 2017:
There will be four categories of entries – each will receive a Best Of ​award –
​except for the Zanesville Prize winner, which will be selected from the four category winners:
​Mixed Media
​We anticipate accepting 75-100 entries into the exhibit.


Mary Jo Bole, Columbus, Ohio
Leslie Ferrin, North Adams, Massachusetts
Tony Marsh, Long Beach, California

Key dates:

Call for Entries Opens: Monday, April 17, 2017
Call for Entry Deadline: Monday, July 17, 2017
Finalists announced: August 21, 2017
Open Gala Reception/Awards Ceremony: October 7, 2017
Exhibit at Seilers’ Studio: October 8 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.

a site 2 see friday: Copy and Paste. Decal Division @ Forage Studios

Canada has it’s very own ceramic decal printer services! Can you believe it? Too exciting!
From the amazing Forage studios that have brought you such wonders as the incredible artwork of Mariko Paterson, now Canadians can now have their own artwork printed and ready to fire locally.

Find all the detail at

And everything comes to you at a low low price too! The cost for each page of full colour decals is $15!!! (plus shipping and applicable taxes of course)

So get creative folks and get decalling!

movie day: Yeesook Yung

Korean Artist Project (KAP), which comprises three-year plan spanning
from 2011 to 2013, is a global online platform that presents a series of
virtual exhibitions featuring artworks by Korean contemporary artists
to internationally promote them, allowing them to enter into the global
art arena.
Now in its second year, it is hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and organized by the Korean Art Museum Association.
the first year 2011 in which 21 Korean artists participated, the second
year 2012 includes new more 21 Korean contemporary artists, presenting
approximately more than 1500 artworks with a wide variety of genres
including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, and photography as
well as video and digital art.
A total of 42 participating artists
were selected by a number of curators from 19 Korean art museums and
then juried by Korean and international art critics. For more info,
please go visit

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

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Mar 4, 2012 – Jun 3, 2012
Beck Building, Ground Floor
5601 Main Street
New York-based scholars and gallerists Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio have been leaders in the ceramics field for three decades, assembling one of the most important private collections of contemporary ceramics in the world. In 2007, the MFAH acquired the Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection of some 475 artworks, as well as the accompanying library and artist archive. Shifting Paradigms presents nearly 160 objects—ceramics and works on paper—from this richly diverse collection, which includes major international figures such as Kenjiro Kawai, Jean-Pierre Laroque, Adrian Saxe, Peter Voulkos, and Beatrice Wood, many of whom are represented in depth, as well as examples by Anthony Caro, Lucio Fontana, Claes Oldenburg, and Grayson Perry. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, copublished by the MFAH and Yale University Press.

Shartle Symposium “Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics”
Saturday March 3rd, 1pm-5pm Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection. Welcome and Opening Remarks | Cindi Strauss, MFAH assistant director, programming; curator, modern and contemporary decorative arts and design; organizing curator of the exhibition Sealed Capsule | Garth Clark, scholar, gallerist, and collector
Is the 20th-century ceramics movement over? In the 21st century, is ceramics a fully accepted fine-arts material but no longer an autonomous discipline? If so, is this a good thing? Garth Clark examines a turning point in this millennia-old medium. On Conscripting Mugs and Other Ceramics into Life’s Battles for Independence | Ezra Shales, associate professor of art history, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
In the field of ceramics, a distinction is often made between “functional” objects and “art” objects—a binary opposition that is both reductive and misleading. Ezra Shales critiques the validity of the term “functional” and investigates how drinking vessels remain key tools in the assertion of one’s identity. SHORT BREAK The Well-Wrought Urn | Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor, contemporary art and critical studies, School of Art, University of Houston
This talk reconsiders Garth Clark’s groundbreaking exhibition American Ceramics, 1876 to the Present against the backdrop of mid-20th-century formalism, in particular Cleanth Brooks’s The Well-Wrought Urn (1947), Herbert Read’s criticism on modern sculpture, and the Syracuse Annuals exhibition series. From Postmodernism to Postindustrialism | Jorunn Veiteberg, professor of curatorial studies and craft theory, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway
A re-evaluation of the decorative and a reuse of historical forms were central to ceramics in the 1980s, the key decade of Postmodernism. But what has happened since? Are contemporary ceramics still Postmodern, or have new paradigmatic shifts taken place? Panel Discussion | Mark Del Vecchio joins the speakers. Moderated by Cindi Strauss. Reception | The audience is invited to a wine reception with the speakers in the lobby of the Beck Building, and to view the exhibition.