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.

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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.

monday morning eye candy: Isabel Rayaduradesandía


“Clay has been the material which has given Rayaduradesandía the freedom necessary to carry out its imaginative creations since the beginning of its sculpturing. The consistency in its career is exemplified by the pure use of the material in regards to its colour, mainly white and black, and by the search of a language which has been filling with content as time goes by.

The work that herein is presented renews the traditional decorative ceramic of the coldest style of Kitsch, with an aggressive and dark intimacy which takes us to a detail of Bosco’s art or an oneiric-surrealistic still life with pure contemporaneous touches, as if its pieces of work came out of a street wall to become alive. The animal side, the rational side, the contradictions of the human soul, all materialize with strength and purity in its modellings, which immediately shock the expectator, transmiting pasion, courage and positivity to face the personal and general apathy around us.” – María Blázquez, Artist and Art Historian