call for entry: Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself, and I
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Entry Deadline: 9/22/17
Days remaining to deadline: 38

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (I: Clay Art Center National Juried Exhibition): $25.00

Description

The 2018 gallery year will feature 4 Degrees of Separation, a series of four exhibitions featuring artists whose works examine the intricacies of maneuvering life, lifestyles and living within a global society with its political and social ramifications. The first exhibition is titled Me, Myself and I and will be followed by THEM, US  and ALL. CAC is committed to exhibiting emerging, mid-career, and established artists, as it seeks to become a platform for the field to express potent ideas and  relevant topics of our time.

Me, Myself and I will be the opening exhibition of the Clay Art Center’s gallery and will start the year’s themed exhibitions. This open juried show invites artists to submit vessel based work that explore issues surrounding identity. Artists are asked to think about such passionate issues such as who we are and how do we see ourselves within the context of society, family, relationships, and most importantly within our own skin? What role does culture, lineage, inheritance, and other characteristics of personality and sub-personalities play in how we see ourselves and define who we are?

This exhibit seeks submissions from artists who use their vessel-based art to explore concepts around self, experiences, and the triumphs and challenges faced either in the daily tasks of living or one’s place in society. This national call for entries will be juried by Kathy King, a renowned artist and educator whose own work reflects the very core theme of the show. As guest juror, she has invited kindred artists Mark Burns, Cheyenne Rudolph, Beth Lo, and Matt Nolen who also use their art to reflect identity and self-awareness.

Juror, Kathy King is currently a studio artist in the Boston area and is an Instructor and the Director of Education at the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA and is a Visiting Faculty at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA.

“I hope to find work that truly expresses and shares the individuality of the artist. In contemporary ceramics, we have such a long history to reference the individual with a myriad of processes; though technique and design is the building block to many works – concept is what communicates with the viewer. I’ll be looking for strong narratives that look inward and trust what they see.” –Kathy King

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.